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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Amalanchier Cloud

Our garden entry

Amalancier trees connect house and barn

Amalanchier is also called "Shadbush", "Serviceberry" and "Juneberry."

In bloom now, our Amalanchier "Autumn Brilliance" trees, which frame the entry to our garden and run along the path that leads to our door. We highly recommend them as a bird attracting tree. They bear fruits in mid-summer, long before crabapples have ripened. Cedar Waxwings come every day, near when they are ripe, to test their readiness, then feast when they are just right. Many other species of birds eat the fruit as well. A plus for gardeners is the cloud of bloom now, and great autumn color just when you need it.

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