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Juneberry

Amelanchier laevis

Also known as

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7-H4

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Juneberry Overview

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.

Common problems with Juneberry

Generally pest free but can suffer from fire blight.

How to harvest Juneberry

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Juneberry

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Division

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

Layering

Seed

Suckers

Special features of Juneberry

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Other uses of Juneberry

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