Amelanchier lamarckii

Amelanchier lamarckii

Planted on front hill at edge of open forest, 2008.
Snowy Mespilus, June berry, Serviceberry, Apple Serviceberry

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Amelanchier

Species: lamarckii

Type: Shrub

Type other: Tree

Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) - 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Soil pH to: 7.1 to 7.5 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods: From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings From hardwood heel cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium By grafting

Seed: Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Otherdetails: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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