Amelanchier lamarckii, also known as Juneberry or Snowy mespilus, is a deciduous tree or large shrub native to North America and widely cultivated in Europe as an ornamental plant.
Some of its key features include:
- Size: It typically grows to be around 6-10 meters tall, but can occasionally reach heights of up to 15 meters.
- Leaves: The leaves are ovate, finely serrated, and turn reddish-orange in the fall.
- Flowers: The tree produces white, star-shaped flowers in early spring, which are followed by edible berries that are red to purple-black in color and ripen in early summer.
- Habitat: Amelanchier lamarckii grows best in full sun or partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil.
- Uses: The tree is commonly used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping, and the berries are sometimes used to make jams and jellies.
Amelanchier lamarckii is considered to be a hardy and adaptable plant, and is relatively disease and pest resistant. It is a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers due to its attractive flowers and foliage, as well as its ease of care.