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Shadbush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Amelanchier

 

Shadbush

A very attractive small tree or large shrub with many loose clusters of star shaped flowers in the Spring that are followed by round, edible fruit. The new foliage is a lovely coppery red before turning green into the Summer and in the Autumn they become a red/orange in colour.

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plant Features
  • Shadbush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Shadbush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Shadbush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Shadbush likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Shadbush

Latin name

Amelanchier

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Shadbush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Shadbush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Shadbush likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Shadbush likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Shadbush is 3.00meters x 4.00meters 3.00 M 4.00 M

Amelanchier

A very attractive small tree or large shrub with many loose clusters of star shaped flowers in the Spring that are followed by round, edible fruit. The new foliage is a lovely coppery red before turning green into the Summer and in the Autumn they become a red/orange in colour.


Planting outdoors in Autumn

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Plant out container grown plants in a well drained, lime free site and water in. A good layer of well rottrd compost or manure, spread around the base of the plant at planting, will aid root growth and help to discourage weeds.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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