Amelanchier arborea (F.Michx.) Fernald
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Amelanchier arborea, commonly known as Downy Service Berry, June Berry, is a tree.
Amelanchier arborea was already described and the name validly published by André Michaux. It was not until 1941, however, that Merritt Lyndon Fernald reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics.
The trees grow to a height of approximately 12 meters and have a rounded to broadly spreading shape. They grow at a slow rate and have a moderate lifespan.
 Wood and Bark
Amelanchier arborea is a decidious plant with simple leaves. The leaves are arranged opposite one another. They are mid green and ovate. The foliage colour in autumn is yellow bis brilliant red.
 Flowers and Fruit
The scented flowers are five-petaled. The plants bloom from April to May. They are arranged in racemes.
The red fruits are pomes and very ornamental. They develop in spring.
 Root System
Amelanchier arborea is native to eastern Canada, the Northeast of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the southern Prairie States of the US, the Southeast of the US and Florida.
The Downy Service Berry prefers a sunny to half shady site and can withstand temperatures down to -28,2º C. It grows best in sandy-gritty soil, sandy or pebbly, loamy soil, sandy or loamy clay soil that is moist. The plants are only slightly drought tolerant. They will do moderately well in anaerobic soils and do not tolerate limy conditions.
 Varities and Cultivars
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 Pests and Diseases
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 See also
- Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.
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