Serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii)
A recommended fruit shrub that grows up to 3 m. Frostproof (down to -40°C), resistant to pests and diseases.
Position in the sun / partial shade. Aromatic, tasty, sweet fruit ripening in July / August, taste similar to blueberries. It is suitable for liqueurs, juices, preserves and raw consumption. Bears fruit every year, begins fruiting 2-3 years after planting. Beautifully blooms in April.
It is worth having in your garden because it is easy to grow and gives delicious blueberry fruitotherwise known as Canadian blueberries.
Application: hedges, parks, gardens, plantations
Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
General description: fruiting and, decorative shrub, growing up to 3 m high,
Flowering: in April / May,
Fruit: tasty, sweet, spherical, in shades of purple; suitable for direct consumption, but also for preserves,
Maturing: in June / July
Requirements / Cultivation: prefers sunny positions, this variety is resistant to frost and pests, no major soil requirements.
Amelanchier Olliolistna ’Smoky’ (Amelanchier alnifolia ’Smoky’)
General description: the variety is most often grown on plantations. The shrub reaches up to 4.5 m in height and up to 6 m in diameter.
Fruit: This variety gives birth to blue-black fruits up to 1.4 cm in diameter. The fruits ripen quite unevenly. A variety with the sweetest fruits and the highest ratio of sugar to acids. The most fertile variety (one can harvest up to 7.5 kg of fruit per plant).
Flowering: blooms medium late, which makes it resistant to spring frost.
Requirements / Cultivation: You can plant a seedling at any position. However, it prefers sunny or semi-shaded places.
Amelanchier Amblylander ’Northline’ (Amelanchier alnifolia ’Northline’)
General description: It grows up to 4 m in height and 6 m in diameter. Variety is very fertile.
Fruit: an exceptionally large variety, ovate in shape, firm fruit which are up to 1.6 cm in diameter (on average 1.24 cm).
Maturing: the fruits ripen relatively evenly, sweet and very tasty.
It has a tendency to alternate fruiting (it usually gives more fruit every second year).
Requirements / Cultivation: this variety can be planted in any position. However, it prefers sunny or semi-shaded places.
Amelanchier cryptic alder ’Martin’ (Amelanchier alnifolia ’Martin’)
Early variety selected in Canada.
General description: The shrub grows up to a height of 3 m and a width of 2 m.
Fruit: the fruits ripen early, with a great taste.
The fruits after ripening are purple-black, covered with a wax coating, which makes them appear dark blue.
It yields medium abundance.
Requirements / Cultivation: This variety can be planted in any position. However, it prefers sunny or semi-shaded places.
Amelanchier ’Honeywood’ (Amelanchier alnifolia ’Honeywood’)
General description: This variety can reach 4 meters in width and 5 meters in height.
Fruit: The fruits ripen relatively evenly. The fruits are large (up to 1.6 cm) and very tasty - similar to the taste of blueberries. Fruit harvest from mid-June to the end of July.
The fruiting period can be up to 30 years. Honeywood is a very fertile variety. However, it has a tendency to alternate fruiting (every other year).
The first fruits can be harvested 2-4 years after planting, and full fruiting is obtained after 6-7 years.
Requirements / Cultivation: this shrub adapts very well to different environmental conditions. The plant is resistant to diseases and pests. It will easily survive the temperature of -30 degrees. In 6-8 years after planting, a strong cutting should be made to remove the damaged branches and stimulate the plant to fruit.
Amelanchier amygdala ’Thiessen’ (Amelanchier alnifolia ’Thiessen’)
General description: A shrub that grows strongly, up to a height of 5 m.
Long-lived variety - 70 years and more.
‘Thiessen’ is a fertile variety, flowering and ripening earlier than others.
Fruit: very large fruit, up to 17 mm in diameter, almost spherical, juicy, with a sweet taste.
Requirements / Cultivation: A variety preferred by amateurs.
Can be planted in any position. However, it prefers sunny or semi-shaded places.
Prickly ovoid (Amelanchier ovalis)
General description: belongs to the family of ‘Rosaceae’, long-lived fruiting shrub growing up to 2m in height, having thin branches without thorns.
Flowering: blooms in April / May,
Flowers / Leaves / Fruit: white with five petals / ovate, rounded / tasty, sweet,
Maturation: in June,
Requirements / Cultivation: humus soil, sandy loam, slightly acidic, semi-shaded and shaded.