Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Ballerina’ Amelanchier

Amelanchier

Description: Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina' is a small tree with an upright habit. Finely toothed leaves are a highly attractive bronze colour when young, turning green in the summer and reddish-purple in autumn creating an outstanding display. A great profusion of pure, large white flowers are borne in April. Fruits are small red berries, turning deep purple but soon taken by birds!

History: Originated from the Netherland from plants sent from Hillier Nurseries in 1970. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Amelanchier Growing Tips: They will thrive in moist, well-drained, lime-free soil. The best autumn colour is achieved when they're planted in a full sun position but they do tolerate partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Prune after flowering
  • Wet tolerant

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