Amelanchier canadensis

amelanchier canadensis

A good choice for a small plot, this handsome tree is compact in size and works hard for its place in the garden by putting on shows of blossom, fruit and autumn leaf colour. Usually grown as a multi-stemmed specimen, it enjoys a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist soil. White blooms decorate the branches in early spring and are followed later in the season by purple fruits. In early autumn, the dark green leaves turn vivid shades of gold before falling. BBC Gardening


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a pretty and delicate capture, Jude. 🙂

  2. Sammy D. says:

    I once took a landscape class where we learned all the Latin names, and I loved oronouncing them – like ‘canadensis’ and now I can’t remember what that means! So glad you give us these names; I will look it up. Do you have dogwoods? i love them (from Michigan) but we don’t have them here in Colorado.

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A lovely old favourite 🙂

  4. You have an encyclopedic knowledge of plants!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not really. I make a note of the labels!

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