Botanical Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Height: Up to 15'
Depth: Plant stain on trunk at soil surface
Spread: Up to 15'
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial sun
Pollinator: Self-pollinating; However, for highter fruits yields, plant 2 or more plants.
Foliage: Gray green; multi-stemmed, turns yellow to red in fall
Fruit: Sweet 1/2" round blue-black berries
Form: Upright; spreading
Flower Form: in clusters
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, alkaline, well-drained, sandy
Growth Rate: Medium; about 12-18" per year
Pruning: Typically does not require pruning. If needed, prune after the fruit has set or after harvest.
Comments: Usually blue-black fruit but ranges from cream to red and black. High in Vitamin C. Extremely hardy. Provides a great natural habitat for wildlife. Good food source for birds and other wildlife.
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