Amelanchier lamarckii is a versatile shrub or small tree that provides year-round interest. Masses of lovely, star-shaped white flowers appear in spring on upright stems, followed by purple-black fruit.
The berries are edible and popular with birds.
The young bronze-tinted leaves are also attractive, maturing to green in summer, then orange and red in autumn. Amelanchier lamarckii prefers full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.
When and how to prune Amelanchier lamarckii (June berry-bush or snowy mespilus).Without foliage hiding the stems, you can get a clear view of what needs to be pruned. Prune the shrub or tree in winter or early spring.
Remove dead, misplaced or damaged stems. If you want to preserve the flowers, wait until the shrub or the tree has finished flowering. Then prune it.