Amelanchier Glenform, or June Berry tree, is a hardy garden tree which features snow-white flowers and bronzed leaves, with a good autumn colour.
This graceful Amelanchier offers changing interest and it would be a welcome addition to any garden. In spring, young foliage shoots through and the leaves are a coppery red colour when young. The leaves are soon accompanied by a stunning shower of star-shaped flowers, which appear in abundance all over the tree. The flowers have five pure white petals and the protruding yellow stamens are the centerpiece of the pretty flowers.
Come summer, the leaves mature to a deeper green colour and the purple-black berries appear in June. The clusters of glossy berries make a great natural bird feeder, but they are also edible for humans and they taste like blueberries. The berries can be enjoyed straight from the tree, or they can be cooked up as a jam.
Autumn sees the final burst of colour from the foliage: the leaves put on a spectacular show of warm red and bronzed orange before falling.
The 'Glenform' is a hardy tree which makes an ideal lawn specimen: it grows to have a broadly vase-shaped habit and is relatively small when mature, making it suitable for a range of gardens.
Common Name: June Berry Tree
Latin Name: Amelanchier Glenform
Soil: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: March to April / white star-shaped flowers
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread in 10 years: 4m/3m
Special features: Beautiful autumn leaf colour. (Deciduous)