Amelanchier 'Ballerina' at Cathays Cemetery

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Amelanchier 'Ballerina'
early April 2021

Grid reference ST 18053 78350
Common name Snowy mespilus Ballerina
Common name Juneberry Ballerina
Alternative name Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section Y
Height 6M March 2021
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 652

This tree the most northerly of a group of three.

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' bark

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' bark
mid March 2021

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' bud1

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' buds
mid March 2021

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' foliage1

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' flowering branches
mid April 2021

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' flower1

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' flowers
early April 2021

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' flower2

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' flowers
early April 2021

General tree description

Amelanchier 'Ballerina' is a small, upright tree with a broad crown. Its leaves are 5 to 7.5cm long, ovate and finely toothed, coppery-bronze when young, fading to green before turning brilliant shades of orange, purple and red in the autumn. Large, white, star-shaped flowers, about 2.5cm wide, appear in April. They are followed later by edible berries, red ripening to purple-black.