June berry

Amelanchier lamarckii

June berry - Amelanchier lamarckii

Common Name: June berry
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: lamarckii

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 12.00 m (1200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Red, OrangeFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: produces edible purple-black fruit in June

Delicate star-shaped white flowers in March to April and bronze leaves maturing to dark green and then orange and red in autumn. Noted for its beautiful autumn leaf colour, this upright-stemmed shrub or tree is an ideal specimen plant for a shrub or mixed border in full sun or part-shade.

  • Garden care: To train as a standard tree select the strongest, straightest stem removing all of the laterals up to 0.6-1.5m (3-5ft) from the ground in winter. Alternatively to train as a multi-stemmed tree remove stems that are growing too close together back to ground level.