Amelanchier Ballerina

Amelanchier x grandiflora Ballerina


The amelanchier ballerina is a tree which offers interest for most of the year.


Botanical name

Amelanchier x grandiflora Ballerina

Ultimate height and spread

5 metres x 0.5 metres

When to plant


Soil Type

Fertile, Well drained


Full Sun, Semi-shade


The amelanchier ballerina is a small compact tree offering year round interest. A profusion of white star-shaped flowers appear on the amelanchier ballerina tree as the coppery coloured leaves unfold in Spring. Berries, loved by birds ripen to red in June amongst green oval leaves. In autumn the leaves turn to glorious shades of red and orange.

An amelanchier tree can be planted as a specimen tree or added to mixed borders. It likes a fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Common Name: Snowy Mespil

Latin Name: Amelanchier x grandiflora Ballerina

Soil: Fertile, well drained

Habit: Small, conical and compact

Position: Full or partial sun

Flowering period: White single star shaped flowers in April – May

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Special features: Red berries and bee friendly

Eventual Height: 5 metres x 0.5 metres


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