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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
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.

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.

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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