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Amelanchier × grandiflora

Juneberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height8m to 10m
  • Spread5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen, orange, copper

Description

Amelanchier × grandiflora (Juneberry). This is a low shrub or small tree and it will produce profuse large racemes of white flowers. In the autumn, small red-purple edible fruits will appear.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

This plant is a garden hybrid between Amelanchier arborea and Amelanchier laevis.

Interest and use

Ornamental, but also culinary.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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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