Attractive, fast-growing shrubs or small trees.
Shows to excellent advantage in front of shrubs or under trees, and is often used as temporary under-planting. It is particularly beautiful in spring and autumn; in summer it is inconspicuous.
Reasonbly damp, sandy soil containing some lime is best.
Fromor rooted suckers.
Amelanchier laevis: Height 4-6 m; spreading habit, young twigs slightly hairy; whitefrom mid to late spring, to 4 cm across. Fine foliage colouring in early to mid autumn.
Amelanchier lamarckii, syn Amelanchier canadensis: Height to 6 m; slender shrub;initially reddish in colour. White flowers in mid to late spring, fine foliage colouring in autumn.