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Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’

Snowy mespilus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBronze to green, turning orange and red

Description

Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’ (Snowy mespilus). Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’ is a small tree with an open habit. Its young leaves are bronze-tinged and later turn orange and red in the autumn. Large white flowers are produced in short, erect racemes in spring. The fruit are reddish purple berries which are very attractive to birds.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree or Large shrub

Other common names

Juneberry

Origin

Europe Asia N America

Interest and use

Flowers and foliage, screening, encouraging birds, small gardens

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

It prefers lime-free 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

Potential for Fireblight

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