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see shadbushshadbush,
or serviceberry,
any species of the genus Amelanchier of the family Rosaceae (rose family), chiefly North American shrubs or trees conspicuous in the early spring for their white blossoms.
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Small shrubby tree up to 24 ft (8m) with berries that look and taste very much like blueberries. Lewis and Clark lived off juneberries when they travelled across and discovered America. Already ripe in the spring. They require no care to grow. Taste best fresh and raw. Leaves look like apple leaves. Small white apple-like 5-petal flowers that look like little white airplane propellers.



(Amelanchier), a plant genus of the family Rosa-ceae. The Juneberry is a shrub or small tree, with deciduous round or oval leaves that are dark green on top, light green on the bottom, and dark or yellowish red in autumn. The flowers are white or cream-colored and are gathered into corymb-like racemes at the end of the shoots. The fruit is round and blue-black or reddish violet, with a diameter of up to 10 mm; it is sweet and edible, ripening in July. The Juneberry can grow in almost any soil.

Approximately 25 species are known in North America, North Africa, Western Europe, the Caucasus, and the Crimea. The most widely known species is Amelanchier rotundifolia, which is cultivated for its fruit and nectar and as a decorative plant. Juneberries are reproduced by sowing seeds, grafting roots, and dividing the shrub. A. canadensis is also cultivated; it has greater frost resistance than A. rotundifera.

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Amelanchier laevis Wiegand; SYN: Amelanchier arborea (Michx.
Cornus and salix are well known for their liking of wet conditions, also try sambucus or amelanchier for height.
Males fed from the flowers of a variety of plant species (Castilleja miniata, Lonicera ciliosa, Penstemon cyaneus, Ribes viscosissimum, Rosa woodsii, and Amelanchier alnifolia) both on and off territory; females were observed on rare occasion to feed on a male's territory.
TO DO LIST | For autumn colour next year plant three of the best: amelanchier lamarckii (snowy mespilus), cotinus coggygria (smoke tree), and ccer palmatum senkaki.
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If there are roots sticking out of the bottom of the pot, or a plant looks as if it has been in the same container for ages, don't buy itI was once given a very pot-bound Amelanchier tree, which I planted out just in case it might grow.
The Amelanchier lamarcki is a beautiful, small North American tree that is attractive in all seasons, even winter, with its spreading crown of fine shoots making a dense, shrubby shape.
Apart from conifers, ornamental trees more tolerant of wet soils include the white blossomed Amelanchier lamarckii, and on acid and neutral soils, the attractive Liquidambar styraciflua, and the Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica).
This week's online offer is for Amelanchier Canadensis at pounds 2.