Amelanchier × grandiflora (hybrid; A. arborea × A. laevis) Rosaceae
- Deciduous tree/shrub, irregular shape, graceful, spreading, 25 ft (8 m) tall and 20-30 ft (6-10 m) wide,
often grown as a clump. Leaves simple, alternate, purplish when unfolding, hairy, but soon becoming
smooth, ovate shape, 4.5-8 cm long, green, becoming yellow and orange in fall. Flowers small,
white tinged with pink, in pendent clusters 6-8 cm long; blooms in mid- to late-spring. Fruit
blue-black (some selections red), 6-15 mm across, sweet, juicy.
- Sun or part shade
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 A natural hybrid of Amelanchier arborea × Amelanchier laevis; it has been in cultivation since 1870. Cultivars are more often planted, including:
- Autumn Brilliance® - brilliant red fruit, orange-red fall color.
- Forest Prince - white flowers opening along the length of the stems, not just at the tip, orange-red fall color..
- Princes Diana - slow growing, red fall color.
- Robin Hill - compact, pink-tinged buds.