Amelanchier lamarckii F.G.Schroed.
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Amelanchier lamarckii is a shrub.
Amelanchier lamarckii was described by Fred-GÃ¼nter Schroeder. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs reach heights of 4 to 6 metres. The plants reach a width of 6 to 8 metres.
Wood and Bark
The bark is scaly.
Amelanchier lamarckii is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic and petiolate with serrulate margins and pinnate venation. They turn an attractive yellow, orange, bright orange to red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Amelanchier lamarckii produces racemes of erect, white five-stellate flowers in April. The plants flower on older shoots. They are hermaphroditic, pollination takes places by allogamy.
From summer to autumn the shrubs produce purple pomes that are both edible and very ornamental. The fruits have a aromatic taste.
The plants form shallow roots.
Amelanchier lamarckii is native to eastern North America.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil with a pH between 4 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate, road salt
Suited for moorland gardens, rooftop gardens and for free-growing high hedges, as well as suited as avenue tree, container plant, specimen plant, greenery along roads, a small canopy tree along roads, bee pasture, bird pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.