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botanical name:
Amelanchier laevis 'Snowflakes'
Amelanchier laevis 'Snowflakes' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Allegheny Serviceberry, Snowy mespilus, June berry
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Small tree or sometimes a large bushy shrub. Racemes of white flowers that are much larger than the species. Later followed by blue-black fruits. Ovate leaves are pinky-bronze when young, maturing to mid-green. Good orange and red autumn foliage colours.

cultivation:
Fairly tolerant of most soil conditions but develops best autumn colour when grown on neutral to acid soil. Thrives in moist or even wet conditions. Sun or part shade.

propagation:
Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

other notes:
Often confused with A. arborea, A. canadensis and A. lamarckii.

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