Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina' is an award-winning small tree with a broad crown worthy of a place in any sized garden. Clusters of star shaped, white flowers sometimes blushed pink, blanket the tree in April.
Foliage unfurls a highly attractive bronze colour in spring, before turning dark-green in summer. The oval leaves have a fine serration at the edges and turn striking reddish-purple colours in autumn for an astounding display. Small red berries are produced which can be eaten and are very popular with birds.
A tough ornamental tree, Amelanchier 'Ballerina' is hardy, will grow well in damp sites and is tolerant of pollution. 'Ballerina' will do well in either full sun or part shade and in most soils (preferring clay or sandy soil). For the best autumn foliage colour, acidic soils are ideal. Expect a height and spread of 4 x 4 metres in 20 years.
AKA Amelanchier Ballerina, Juneberry Ballerina, Serviceberry Ballerina, Shadbush
Our pot grown Amelanchier Ballerina trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.
Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost and fill in the hole. Firm around gently, avoiding banking soil up around the collar of the tree.
We recommend using a stake and tie for single stem forms of Snowy Mespilus (not bush or multi-stem). Insert the stake into the ground at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass, then secure the tree to it. Water around the base.
If you’re planting Serviceberry in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.
Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.
Amelanchier Ballerina requires minimal pruning and you can just remove crossing, diseased or untidy looking branches. They can handle hard pruning if desired but it will mean less flowering in the following spring, so we recommend leaving pruning until after flowering.
A good tip when pruning Juneberry is to remove growth that is older than four years as this will improve the shape and encourage fresh bud and flower growth.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Single Stem Tree||150-200cm||12L pot*||£69.99 (ex VAT)|
|Standard Tree, 6-8cm girth||approx 2.5-3.0m||20L pot*||£179.99 (ex VAT)|
|Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth||approx 2.5-3.0m||28L pot*||£199.99 (ex VAT)|
|Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth||approx 3.0-3.5m||45L pot*||£229.99 (ex VAT)|
|Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth||approx 3.5-4.5m||45L pot*||£289.99 (ex VAT)|