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Amelanchier spicata

Low Juneberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Amelanchier spicata (Low Juneberry). This is a deciduous shrub, sometimes growing into a small tree. It forms dense thickets with upright shoots growing from underground stems. The leaves are rounded and the plant produces small white flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Grown as a hedge, for edible fruit and for its flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By division of suckers or by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight can be problematic.

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