Amelanchier obovalis
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Amelanchier obovalis

coastal serviceberry
European juneberry
snowy mespilus

  family rosaceae 
  genus amelanchier 

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Genus  Amelanchier Species  obovalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  coastal serviceberry   European juneberry   snowy mespilus Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10367 Data source  GrUnFr p178;UnFruit pp55-64
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  10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b 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  Amelanchier obovalis can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best.
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 a purple-black pome, about the size of a blueberry, and are covered with bloom. It has a sweet taste with a hint of almond flavor. Amelanchier obovalis is most often used in jam. In the distillery, Coastal serviceberry (sometimes called European juneberry and snowy mespilus) is made into wine. This plant is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Buds Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Bush Crop spacing  6' 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  Wine   Jam   Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts a purple-black pome, about the size of a blueberry, and are covered with bloom Flavor / texture  has a sweet taste with a hint of almond flavor
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Amelanchier obovalis to produce fruit. Typical crop spacing is 6'. Harvesting usually occurs in June. Coastal serviceberry (in some places called European juneberry and snowy mespilus) can be propagated by seed or with buds. This plant probably originates from Southern Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Amelanchier obovalis is a woody perennial. Coastal serviceberry (locally known in some parts as European juneberry and snowy mespilus) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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