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Common NameAUTUMN BRILLIANCE (R) APPLE SERVICEBERRY
Botanical NameAmelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' PP 5717
Pronunciationah-mel-an-key-ah
GenusAmelanchier
Speciesx grandiflora
CultivarAutumn Brilliance
FamilyRosaceae
Catalog Description:
Cultivar of native serviceberry, medium in size with a slender, elegant appearance in all seasons. Widely adaptable to a variety of growing conditions, fully cold-hardy and heat-tolerant, and integrates best into naturalized landscapes, rural and suburban properties.
Plant Benefits:
A medium-large native tree prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color and hardy, adaptable culture. Clusters of fragrant white flowers give way to small purplish black fruit often used in jams and jellies. Reserve for larger properties, naturalization schemes, park and golf course use. Deciduous.
Size:
Fast to 20 to 25 ft. high and wide.
Flowers:
Floriferour small white, five-petaled flowers.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Design Ideas:
An essential part of any naturalized landscape, serviceberries blend well into the edges of ponds, streams, woodlots, meadows and ravines. Although ideal for naturalization, they also find a home in semi-formal gardens, provide much needed habitat for wildlife, and are visually appealing in fall.
Companion Plants:
Integrates into native plantings along stream banks, rivers, meadows, woodlots, ponds, in rural and suburban sites.
Care Instructions:
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed only at planting time with either a soil drench of high-phosphorus, water-soluble plant food, or dust the planting area and root ball with bone meal before backfilling the excavation. Immobilize new trees by staking the root ball or bracing the trunk allowing the trunk to move slightly in the wind. Do not allow staked trees to remain staked for longer than one growing season.