Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’11th May 2010 • Pretty as a picture • Stephanie Donaldson
Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’ is a perfect small tree/large shrub for practically any garden. Right now it is a haze of delicate white flowers and delicate bronze tinged foliage. It has a light and airy branching habit, bears edible fruit in the summer (if you can beat the birds to it) and wonderful autumn colour. A real star performer. You can see a pigeon in action plundering the Amelanchier at the 2009 Hampton Court show here.