Amelanchier alnifolia 'Forestburg'
Available Winter 2019
Grown for its lovely, edible fruit, Amelanchier alnifolia 'Forestburg' has masses of edible & sweet, dark blue berries in late June or early July.
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Grown for its lovely, edible fruit, Amelanchier alnifolia 'Forestburg' has masses of edible & sweet, dark blue berries in late June or early July. These fruit appear later in the summer than those of the similar Amelanchier alnifolia 'Smokey' and can be eaten straight of the tree or used in cooking, jams or jellies.
Amelanchier alnifolia 'Forestburg' is self fertile and has masses of white flower in spring. The leaves are dark green and can turn shades of red and purple in the autumn but they do not have quite the vivid colours of some of the other selections listed here.
A superb & very small, ornamental fruiting tree which also is good for wildlife.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile, neutral or acid soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Amelanchier alnifolia 'Forestburg' grows to be a large, suckering shrub or very small branching tree.
- Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Edible, Good for Wildlife (Birds)
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