Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
Amelanchier laevis 'Snowflakes'
Also known as
Allegheny Serviceberry 'Snowberry', Snowy Mespilus, Juneberry 'Snowberry', Allegheny Shadberry 'Snowflakes', Smooth Shadbush 'Snowflakes', Juneberry, Service berry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Sugarplum, Shad
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20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes' Overview
This upright shrub/tree can grow up to 8m high. It has oblong, hairless leaves which are coppery pink when they emerge turnng mid-green in summer, then yellow flushed with red in autumn. In spring it produces hanging, nodding clusters of large, fragrant, starry-white flowers which can be followed by edible, sweet, blue-black fruits, up to 1.5cm long in summer.
Common problems with Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
Generally pest free but can suffer from fire blight.
How to harvest Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
Take semi hardwood cuttings.
Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.
Special features of Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
Other uses of Smooth Serviceberry 'Snowflakes'
This low maintenance plant can be used as hedging but it also suits city gardens.