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Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

Amelanchier laevis 'Snowflakes'

Also known as

Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Service berry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Sugarplum, Shad

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°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 a mild fragrance

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Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes' Overview

This upright shrub/tree can grow up to 8m high. It has oblong, hairless leaves which are coppery pink when they emerge turnng mid-green in summer, then yellow flushed with red in autumn. In spring it produces hanging, nodding clusters of large, fragrant, starry-white flowers which can be followed by edible, sweet, blue-black fruits, up to 1.5cm long in summer.

Common problems with Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

Generally pest free but can suffer from fire blight.

How to harvest Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

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 Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Other uses of Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'

This low maintenance plant can be used as hedging but it also suits city gardens.