Amelanchier canadiensis


Service Berry, June Berry, Shade Bush

A small deciduous tree / shrub native to North America. It grows to a height of 8 metres, with a spread of 3 metres. The leaves are lanceolate, and turn red in the autumn. Bears a profuse number of white flowers followed by small black berries.


Ornamental tree suitable for larger gardens and parks.


This plant is best grown in light, well drained acidic soil. It prefers a protected, sunny position and whilst it is frost resistant, it is also drought tender.


The best method of propagation is from ripe seed.


Many cultivars recorded including:

'Autumn Brilliance'


'Prince William'

'Spring Glory'

Plant Health

Generally pest and disease free.

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