Amelanchier trees, often known as Juneberry or Serviceberry, are popular for their star shaped spring flowers and striking foliage that changes colour. Being very hardy, Amelanchier trees grow well in most positions, including damp sites. Many of the Amelanchier we offer have received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Our range of Juneberry trees or Servicebery trees have spring flowers with a wonderful star shaped form and vary in colour from whites to pinks. The foliage bursts into life with a warm, bronzed colour that contrasts wonderfully with the flowers. The foliage matures to a a mid-green then turns reddy purple or reddy orange in autumn, depending on the variety. Blackened berries can follow, particularly in southern regions where insects are more likely to pollinate the early flowers.
The Amelanchier in this section are all suitable for planting in gardens or for using in landscape projects. A great tip when designing your planting scheme is to under plant your Amelanchier tree with colourful perennials, a technique made popular at the Chelsea flower show. Amelanchier trees are tolerant of light shade and will exhibit very few problems once established. We offer varieties in forms including young trees, mature trees, multi stem trees and bushes, so there is a size and shape for every situation. Varieties include the native Amelanchier lamarckii and other popular varieties including Amelanchier Ballerina, Grandiflora, Canadensis and Robin Hill.
Amelanchier, to use it Latin name, is a genus of approximately 20 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are native to the Northern Hemisphere, with many species originating from North America. Amelanchier lamarckii is naturalised in the UK, but it’s appearance after the UK disconnected from mainland Europe means that it is not officially classed as native.
Amelanchier has many common names, you may also see it referred to as: shadbush, shadwood, shadblow, june berry or service berry to name a few! Amelanchier is derived from the old name for Amelanchier Ovallis. The name 'shad' originates from the flowers which supposedly flower 'when the shads run'. Shads are river herrings in New England streams. The name Serviceberry is derived from its similarity with the European Sorbus.