Juneberry

Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny Serviceberry, Snowy Mespilus, Allegheny Shadbery, Smooth Shadbush, Smooth Serviceberry, Smooth Chuckleypear, Smooth Juneberry

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This spreading, deciduous tree has ovate, mid-green leaves which are bronze when young in spring and turn orange and red in autumn. In mid spring it produces pendent racemes of white flowers followed by blue-black fruit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance tree can be used as hedging or screens in city locations or cottage gardens.

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest free but can suffer from fire blight.
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