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Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

Ballerina serviceberry

synonym Amelanchier lamarckii 'Ballerina'
Amelanchier laevis 'Ballerina'

Description

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' (Ballerina serviceberry) is a beautiful vase-shaped shrub or small tree of 5 to 7 metres in height. It is a selection from 1980 by the testing station for the tree nursery in Boskoop.

The species blooms rich with large racemes of white flowers in late April to early May, right before its leaves sprout. The leaves bud bronze and green in the summer with a grey-green underside. The autumn colours are a gorgeous orange-red. The Ballerina serviceberry has a rich fruit production. The sweet berries are ripe in July and are relatively big: about 1 cm in diameter.

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' will thrive in a sunny area, somewhat sheltered from wind, in soil that is rich in nutrients, retains moisture and slightly acidic. Wet soil is not tolerated well. The small tree can be planted on streets and squares with a large drip line, but does sometimes cause problems on the pavement with its abundant fruit production.

Types of planting

Tree types

standard trees half-stem trees multi-stemmed trees fruit trees solitary shrubs

Topiary on stem

fval multi-stem umbrella

Use

Location

avenue park central reservation in containers roof garden large garden small garden patio cemetery countryside ecological zone

Pavement

none none open open

Planting concepts

food forest eco planting

Characteristics

Crown shape

vase-shaped vase-shaped

Crown structure

semi-open semi-open

Height

5 - 7 m

Width

3 - 5 m

Winter hardiness zone

5A - 8B

Aspects

Wind

slightly tolerant to wind

Soil

loess sabulous clay heavy clay light clay loamy soil

Nutrient level

moderately rich in nutrients rich in nutrients

Soil moisture level

moist

Light requirements

sun

pH range

acidic neutral
5.5 - 7.5

Host plant/forage plant

bees butterflies birds humans

Extreme environments

tolerant to salt spray

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Seasonal colours

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' seizoenskleur
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Flowers

Flowers

raceme star-shaped striking standing singular small

Flower colour

white

Flowering period

April - May

Leaves

Leaf colour

buds bronze dark green underside grey-green

Leaves

deciduous ovoid serrate

Autumn colour

orange-red

Fruits

Fruit colour

red-violet blue-violet

Fruits

edible small frosty aromatic berry

Bark

Bark colour

grey-brown

Bark

smooth

Twigs

Twig colour

brown

Twigs

bare finely branched

Root system

Root system

shallow extensive slightly branched

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