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Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina'

Amelanchier

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Jason Ingram, copyright GAP Photos (21542)

Plant details

More of a giant deciduous shrub than a typical tree, its grown for its terrific leaves and flowers. The new leaves are a big attraction because they open bronze, but they give another very good show in the autumn when they turn reddish-purple before falling. In mid-spring the shrubby growth is liberally covered by a mass of large white flowers, which stand out even more because they appear before the leaves. 'Ballerina' is typically placed in the centre of an island bed, with an under-planting of spring bulbs, where it can be seen from all sides. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Amelanchier

Species: grandiflora

Cultivar: 'Ballerina'

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 800cm

Spread: 600cm


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