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Amelanchier Arborea

Botanical Name:

Amelanchier arborea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acid soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Shrubs, Trees, Native Plant, Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

Drooping racemes of six to fourteen star-shaped, white to pale pink flowers bloom from March to May. Terminal buds are long and pointed, blossoming into 3 to 7 inch drooping clusters of 1 inch flowers before, or with, the leaves. Flower blooms from March to April., Several in drooping clusters, sometimes blooming before the leaves appear.

Fruit

The small, fleshy green apple-like fruits will turn red. In the summer, they will mature to a purple-black. They have a similar taste as highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), but slightly sweeter. Fruits display from May to August., Berry-like, spherical, red to purple, sweet.

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Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Amelanchier

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