This shrubby tree has leaves that emerge bronze, mature green, and fade to orange and red in autumn. It bears 3-inch-long racemes of white flowers in spring, followed by edible, juicy blue-black fruit.
CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. May need to prune to shape if a more tree-like appearance is desired.
PropagationRoot greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsFireblight and a variety of fungal leaf spots. Rust and powdery mildew are common.
- Genus : Amelanchier
- Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
- Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Uses : Shade
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees
- Flower Color : White