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Snowy Mespilus

Amelanchier lamarckii

June berry, Service berry

Amelanchier lamarckii is a large shrub that can be grown as a single stemmed small tree. It is grown for its colourful foliage and beautiful white spring flowers. Amelanchier lamarckii is also a good shrub for sites that have moist/wet soils as it can tolerate most soil conditions bar strong alkalinity.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Not generally harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sow singularly into pots of moist compost early spring and leave in a sunny cold frame.
Cuttings
Semi-hardwood cuttings made in late summer/early autumn are the most successful method of vegetative propagation for this plant.

Special features

Wet sites
Although it can tolerate wet soils, sites that waterlog constantly will cause poor health in the plant.

Geography

Origin
America, North, America

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Hawthorne rust, leaf blight, black mildew, fireblight

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