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Amelanchier confusa

Juneberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Amelanchier confusa (Juneberry). This is a fastigate shrub growing up to around 6m in height. It has smooth, ovate leaves which are irregularly serrated. The autumn colour is inconspicuous.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Sweden

Interest and use

The fruit of this species is edible raw or cooked.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fully hardy. Requires sun or semi-shade and well drained but not too dry, preferably neutral to acid soil.

Propagation

Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight can be problematic.

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