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Tree Project.

Amelanchier Lamarkii.

Amelanchier are a small group of plants that may be either grown as multi stemmed, large bushes, or single stemmed, small trees generally reaching only 15 – 20 feet, although you can get bigger varieties. Coming from North America, they prefer Lime Free or Acid soil that is a little bit on the moist side. Amelanchier are commonly known as the “Juneberry,” or “Snowy Mespilus,” because of their white flowers that bloom in spring at the same time that their leaves start to unfurl. Not only are the flowers of the Amelanchier attractive, but the leaves start off pink and turn yellow/green going to a lovely red/orange in the autumn. The berries are worth having as well because they are edible on all varieties, although the tastiest berry is on the “Saskatoon Serviceberry,” or to give it its proper name the variety is, “Amelanchier Alnifolia.” These berries have long been cultivated and harvested by native Americans as a valuable food source and are particularly good as a fruit bush because they only grow up to some 10 feet or so. The berries start off red and turn a purple black when ripe. Fully hardy and deciduous most Amelanchiers are an excellent choice of tree to grow in large Pots, or Tubs because they are so small. They do have a few problems that they can suffer from though and those include Rust and Fireblight, although it may be possible to prune out infected parts.



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