Amelanchier × grandiflora

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Amelanchier × grandiflora
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: A. grandiflora
Binomial name
Amelanchier × grandiflora
Rehder
Synonyms

Amelanchier asiatica Endl.

Amelanchier × grandiflora (serviceberry) is a small deciduous flowering tree or large shrub, a hybrid of garden origin between A. arborea and A. laevis, in the family Rosaceae. It produces white flowers and small red to purple edible fruits.[1][2]

The Latin specific epithet grandiflora means “large-flowered”.[3]

Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use, of which ‘Princess Diana’[4] and ‘Robin Hill’[5] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Amelanchier+x+grandiflora
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X. 
  4. ^ "Amelanchier × grandiflora 'Princess Diana'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Amelanchier × grandiflora 'Robin Hill'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.