Amelanchier oblongifolia
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Amelanchier oblongifolia

swamp sugar pear

  family rosaceae 
  genus amelanchier 

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Genus  Amelanchier Species  oblongifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  swamp sugar pear Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S2454 Data source  GrUnFr p178
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  10' - 15' 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 
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 covered with bloom. It has a sweet and juicy flavor. Amelanchier oblongifolia is most commonly used dried or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Suckers 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   Dried Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts covered with bloom Flavor / texture  has a sweet and juicy flavor
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Amelanchier oblongifolia to produce fruit. Harvesting usually occurs in June. Swamp sugar pear is typically propagated using a sucker. This plant most likely originates from Eastern North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Amelanchier oblongifolia is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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