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Amelanchier canadensisoror

Amelanchier canadensisoror

Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier is a bright, red to orange four-petal flower, large shrub or small tree that is New World native to the eastern, northern and western US. . . . The berries are eaten by birds, fish and mammals.A large shrub or a small understory tree with numerous smooth gray trunks. In fall the beautiful yellowy-gold foliage turns to orange and red. The name shadbush derives from showy masses of white flowers that bloom when shad are migrating upstream. One of the earliest blooming trees in spring. Purple to black fruit develop and attract many species of birds looking for a place to forage. Found in swamps and lowlands, often growing in clumps, but can also tolerate non-wetland conditions. Prefers full to partial shade.

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A large shrub or a small understory tree with numerous smooth gray trunks. In fall the beautiful yellowy-gold foliage turns to orange and red. The name shadbush derives from showy masses of white flowers that bloom when shad are migrating upstream. One of the earliest blooming trees in spring. Purple to black fruit develop and attract many species of birds looking for a place to forage. Found in swamps and lowlands, often growing in clumps, but can also tolerate non-wetland conditions. Prefers full to partial shade.Sylvestris is beautiful in drifts and works well as a green mulch among the trees. When left alone, it will form dense patches that hold the soil in and keep the weeds out.

It can also work its way out into those areas between forest and open areas where tall grasses have trouble getting a foothold. In the garden, use it as a mass planting with tall companions that grow through the low groundcover it forms. It has the same powerful need to bloom as its fall-blooming cousins. Both the flower and its fluffy seed heads can be used for cuttings.Asters and mums aren’t the only perennials that brighten the late-season garden. Fall-blooming anemones (Ane­m­one spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 4–7) also bring a refined and elegant touch of beauty to an autumn landscape when delicately beautiful flowers burst open atop the plant’s willowy stems. The white and pink blossoms illuminate the shade garden, especially at dusk, as the setting sun’s warm light slips under the branches of nearby trees. (Source: www.finegardening.com)

 

 

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