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Amelanchier canadensis

Shadbush

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

A good choice for a small plot, this handsome tree is compact in size and works hard for its place in the garden by putting on shows of blossom, fruit and autumn leaf colour. Usually grown as a multi-stemmed specimen, it enjoys a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist soil. White blooms decorate the branches in early spring and are followed later in the season by purple fruits. In early autumn, the dark green leaves turn vivid shades of gold before falling.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Amelanchier

Species: canadensis

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Flowering period: April to April


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