The Amelanchier canadensis more commonly known as October Flame is a small deciduous tree with white 5 petaled star like flowers which bloom in Spring. The Amelanchier canadensis has beautiful ovate foliage which is a healthy green, which transitions to a bright orange-red in the Autumn. It produces small fruits in June-July which are edible but are most commonly enjoyed by the birds, however have been known to be made into jelly.
The Amelanchier canadensis thrives best in boggy, damp conditions where it can grow into a beautiful small tree or a large shrub. Plant this tree in full sun to ensure that you get the best Autumn colours from the leaves.
The Amelanchier canadensis is an incredibly striking tree, with its vivid flamed leaves which makes it near impossible for it not to catch your eye. The Amelanchier canadensis only requires gently pruning in late Winter or early Spring.
The October Flame is known to attract birds due its edible berries especially in Summer and Autumn. The Amelanchier canadensis is a fine specimen it is an ideal tree for a smaller garden with plenty of seasonal interest. This low maintenance tree could also be used for screening. Plant next to a dark backdrop which will highlight the elegant white flowers.
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