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Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Amelanchier laevis

Other names

Juneberry, Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny shadbery, Smooth shadbush

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Species

A. laevis - A. laevis is a spreading, deciduous tree with ovate, mid-green leaves, bronze when young in spring and turning orange and red in autumn. Pendent racemes of white flowers in mid-spring followed by blue-black fruit.


Amelanchier laevis is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Autumn colour is best in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Amelanchier flowers at the same time as spring bulbs. The slight pink to the flowers is complemented by underplanting of blue bulbs.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Amelanchier laevis

Other names

Juneberry, Allegheny serviceberry, Allegheny shadbery, Smooth shadbush

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Species

A. laevis - A. laevis is a spreading, deciduous tree with ovate, mid-green leaves, bronze when young in spring and turning orange and red in autumn. Pendent racemes of white flowers in mid-spring followed by blue-black fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Autumn colour is best in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry)

Common pest name

Round headed apple tree borer

Scientific pest name

Saperda candida

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

American wood boring beetle; single European incursion into a German Island in the Baltic; limited likelihood of introduction into the UK due to small volume of trade and import inspections. Possible EU listing will limit risk further.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Amelanchier laevis (Juneberry)

Common pest name

Cedar-Quince rust; Quince rust; Rust of apple; Rust of juniper; Rust of quince

Scientific pest name

Gymnosporangium clavipes

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU regulated rust disease which helps mitigate against introduction. A review of EU regulations will help to ensure that all hosts are regulated.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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COMPANION PLANTS

Amelanchier flowers at the same time as spring bulbs. The slight pink to the flowers is complemented by underplanting of blue bulbs.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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