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Commonly known as Alderwood service berry, Juneberry, Shadbush
Genus of about 25 species of deciduous trees and shrubs mostly from moist woodland and stream banks in Europe, Asia and North America.
Hybrids of this shadberry, blooming when the fish run, are widely spread in the US and Europe.
The edible fruit, readily taken by birds, ranges from insipid to sweet and is flavoured of almond from its seeds.
When later flowering it is susceptible to fireblight, probably spread by bees from bramble and wild rose flowers.
DeciduousTrees and shrubs.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - birds. Grown for 5-petalled, star-shaped flowers, autumn foliage and fruits.Pests & DiseasesFireblight.Place of originEurope, Asia, North America.
Garden Location/ConditionsBog garden
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilWet or boggy soil
Buy Varieties of AMELANCHIER
racemes of pure white green-centred flowers. Narrow, upright habit with bronze new growth. Edible fruits, red at first maturing to black
large trusses of pure white flowers and edible bluish black fruits
compact and upright form with pink buds opening pale pink and fading to white
purplish young growth, large white flowers and good autumn colour
gives an excellent early spring display with white flowers and also rich autumn colour