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Amelanchier lamarckii (Juneberry)

Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier botryapium DC. non (L. f.) Borkh, Amelanchier canadensis K. Koch, Amelanchier canadensis var. botryapium, Amelanchier laevis, Amelanchier laevis f. villosa

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Amelanchier lamarckii, Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier laevis, Shrub, Fall color, Shrub with berries
Amelanchier lamarckii, Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier laevis, Shrub, Fall color, Shrub with berries
Amelanchier lamarckii, Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier laevis, Shrub, Fall color, Shrub with berries
Amelanchier lamarckii, Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier laevis, Shrub, Fall color, Shrub with berries

Popular in Europe, award-winning Amelanchier lamarckii (Juneberry) is a large upright deciduous shrub or small tree of open habit with rich bronze-red young leaves. In mid-spring, abundant sprays of small, slightly fragrant, white flowers emerge as the leaves unfurl. Attractive to pollinators, they are followed by small, round, edible, red to dark purple-black berries in early summer. The berries are often used in jams, jellies, and pies if not eaten by the birds. The foliage of dark green, finely toothed, oval leaves, turns to brilliant shades of orange and red in the fall. The plant remains attractive even after the leaves drop, thanks to its elegant growth habit and its light gray bark adorned with charcoal-gray striations. Resistant to leaf spot, Juneberry is a loose, elegant shrub that provides four seasons of interest and integrates well into a mixed shrub border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 15-25 ft. tall and wide (4-8 m)
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, well-drained, acidic soils. Best berry production and fall color occur in full sun. Tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free but keep an eye out for fire blight.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, hedges, and screens. Great in naturalized or native plant gardens.
  • Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Native to North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Amelanchier
Common names Serviceberry, Juneberry
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spread 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spacing 180" - 300"
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ (Serviceberry)
Amelanchier utahensis (Utah Serviceberry)
Amelanchier stolonifera (Running Serviceberry)
Amelanchier ovalis (Snowy Mespilus)
Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)
Amelanchier ‘La Paloma’ (Serviceberry)

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Tulipa ‘Abba’ (Double Early Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Gavota’ (Triumph Tulip)
Narcissus ‘Actaea’ (Poeticus Daffodil)
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (Tatarian Dogwood)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Amelanchier
Common names Serviceberry, Juneberry
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spread 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spacing 180" - 300"
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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