Genus: Juneberry

Amelanchier

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Juneberry (Amelanchier)
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Rosaceae
Amelanchier is a woodland genus of shrubs and small trees, many with suckering growths creating small colonies. Their star-shaped, flat to saucer shaped flowers are usually white with some pink blushing. Leaves turn a nice yellow-orange in fall and are accompanied by fruit that ripens in summer and is edible in some species. Birds will feast on the berries if not picked soon after ripening.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Noted for their fine five-petaled showy racemes of white-to-pink-flushed flowers in spring. Also prized for beautiful fall foliage and fruit.
Care:  Grow in acidic, moist soil in sun to part shade. Needs minimal pruning. Prune in autumn to avoid excessive sap loss.
Propagation: 

Root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Fireblight and a varity of fungal leaf spots. Rust and powdery mildew are common.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Amelanchier

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Alder-leaved serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia
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'Regent' serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'
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Apple serviceberry
Amelanchier  × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'