Amelanchier asiatica
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Amelanchier asiatica

Korean juneberry
Chinese service berry

  family rosaceae 
  genus amelanchier 

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Genus  Amelanchier Species  asiatica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Korean juneberry   Chinese service berry Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S5182 Data source  GrUnFr p180;Frgnt p117
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  40' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Amelanchier asiatica have a faintly sweet aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are blue-black in color. Amelanchier asiatica is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  delicately fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Buds Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts blue-black in color Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Amelanchier asiatica is self fertile. Crops can be harvested throughout June. Korean juneberry (in some places called Chinese service berry) is often propagated by seed or with buds. This plant may have originated from Korea, Japan and Manchuria.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Amelanchier asiatica is a woody perennial. Korean juneberry (locally known in some parts as Chinese service berry) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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