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Amelanchier canadensis flower

Amelanchier canadensis flower

Amelanchier canadensis flower

Description: Amelanchier canadensis is a small, upright tree bearing a profusion of small white, star shaped flowers during spring. The attractive mid-green foliage turns into a beautiful orange, yellow and red colour during the autumn. Blue-black edible berries follow the autumn colours. A very hardy variety that's suitable for planting in smaller spaces which will provide all year round interest.

Amelanchier canadensis

Description: Amelanchier canadensis is a small, upright tree bearing a profusion of small white, star shaped flowers during spring. The attractive mid-green foliage turns into a beautiful orange, yellow and red colour during the autumn. Blue-black edible berries follow the autumn colours. A very hardy variety that's suitable for planting in smaller spaces which will provide all year round interest. Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian Serviceberry) is a dense, upright, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree with a delicate, dome-shaped crown. In mid spring, attractive erect sprays of small, slightly fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers emerge just before the leaves. Attractive to pollinators, they are followed by small, edible, blue-black berries in early summer. The berries are used in jams, jellies and pies and are appreciated by both birds and humans.

The foliage of mid-green, finely toothed, oval leaves, turns to brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. The plant remains attractive even after the leaves drop, thanks to its elegant growth habit and its light gray bark adorned with charcoal-gray striations. A terrific plant with four seasons of interest, to use around ponds, lakes, and streams, or in boggy or marshy ground. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). & IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group. (2018). "Amelanchier canadensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 208. e.T135957978A135957980. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T135957978A135957980.en. "Amelanchier canadensis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 29 December 2017. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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