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Care of the plant Amelanchier ovalis or Snowy mespilus.

Care of the plant Amelanchier ovalis or Snowy mespilus

The Amelanchier genus, Rosaceae family, comprises almost 20 species of deciduous shrubs and trees native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Amelanchier ovalis, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier arborea, Amelanchier spicata, Amelanchier alnifolia.

Common name: Snowy mespilus. This species is native to central and southern Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

They are deciduous shrubs with reddish, long and flexible branches that reach 3 meters in height. The leaves, oval or rounded, are light green (with interesting autumn colors) and have a finely serrated edge. The attractive white flowers appear in inflorescences (corymbs) while the leaves sprout. They bloom in late winter. The bluish black fruits are also decorative; They are edible and suitable for making jam.

They are used as isolated specimens or to form groups; combine with specimens of the genus Forsythia and Taxus.

Amelanchier ovalis can be grown in full sun and half shade exposures.

The soil can be a garden substrate with humus, compost or manure.

Water moderately throughout the year, slightly increasing the watering during flowering.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but can be attacked by aphids if the summer is very hot.

They can propagate from seeds sown in the spring and from cuttings in the fall.

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Amelanchier ovalis
Amelanchier ovalis
Amelanchier ovalis
 

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