• Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Ballerina’

    11th May 2010Pretty as a pictureStephanie 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.