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Amelanchier grandiflora Ballerina

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Serviceberry

Perfect for a smaller garden

An elegant, small tree with distinctive bronze-tinged leaves in spring which turn green and eventually a rich orange-red during the autumn. Large white flowers appear in erect clusters during spring, and are then followed by purple-black fruit.

Where?

Ideal for a courtyard garden and for using as a screen or hedging. Grows well in full sun or partial shade. However, to get the best leaf colour grow in full sun.

How?

Enjoys moist well-drained lime-free soil.

The fruits are loved by birds. This variety was selected in Boskoop, Holland in the 1980s.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From February to September