The plant usually yields very well in Britain and the well-flavoured fruit means that it has excellent potential as a commercial crop[K] The fruit is rich in iron and copper[226]. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Plant Heat Zones show when plants would start suffering from the heat. Dry acid rocky or sandy open habitats[43]. If stored seed is obtained early enough in the autumn, it can be given 4 weeks warm stratification before being left out in the winter and it should then germinate in the spring. Amelanchier stolonifera is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft). All members of this genus have edible fruits and, whilst this is dry and uninteresting in some species, in many others it is sweet and juicy. The plant is self-fertile. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone. Useful Temperate Plants Database 2016 by Tolerates dry soils[200]. The root pattern is stoloniferous rooting from creeping stems above the ground [1-2]. Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). 2. When propagated by these suckers, the new plants can begin producing a crop of fruit in their second year[K]. * Updates on new information & functionality of the website & database Otherwise seed can be very slow to germinate, perhaps taking 18 months or more. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. It was about 2 metres tall, suckering freely with some suckers more than 50cm from the parent plant, and flowering freely[K]. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in July. The plant is heat tolerant in zones 8 through 1. Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Grow the seedlings on for two years in the seedbed before planting them out into their permanent positions during the winter. If you would like to support this site, please consider, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit: Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Amelanchier stolonifera is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft). At this temperature, many plants begin to suffer physiological damage. Stay informed about PFAFs progress, challenges and hopes by signing up for our free email ePost. Dislikes calcareous soils[11]. Seed - it is best harvested 'green', when the seed is fully formed but before the seed coat has hardened, and then sown immediately in pots outdoors or in a cold frame. We will not sell or share your email address. The sub-species A. stolonifera micropetala was seen growing in dappled shade at Hilliers Arboretum in early April 1999. Native to the northeastern United States into Ontario. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. Amelanchier stolonifera, commonly called running serviceberry, is a deciduous, early-flowering, stoloniferous shrub which typically suckers and spreads to form thickets. var s = '' The Project is directed at enabling designers of ‘carbon farms’ and ‘food forests’: agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. For more information about QR Codes click here. 1. Physical Characteristics. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. It usually grows to only 3-5' tall and features 5-petaled, showy, white flowers in drooping clusters which appear before the leaves emerge in … Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The main draw-back to this genus is that birds adore the fruit and will often completely strip a tree before it is fully ripe[K]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. (Plant Hardiness Zones show how well plants withstand cold winter temperatures. Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Edible Parts: FruitEdible Uses: Edible fruit - raw or cooked[3, 101, 105]. Amelanchier botryapium micropetala (B.L.Rob.) Prefers a rich loamy soil in a sunny position or semi-shade[1, 200] but thrives in any soil that is not too water-logged[11]. Layering in spring - takes 18 months[78]. * Important announcements and news * Exclusive content not on the website document.write(s); This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Richard Morris. Running serviceberry is a small, 4- to 6-foot-high suckering shrub with white flowers and dark blue edible fruits. If available other names are mentioned here, Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available. Amelanchier canadensis micropetala (B.L.Rob.) : agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. Many of the species have potential for use in the garden as edible ornamentals. We are currently updating this section. May be difficult to find in the nursery trade. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. 11-1 indicates that the plant is heat tolerant in zones 11 through 1.) Ken Fern, Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from. Right plant wrong place. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. Sweet and juicy with a good flavour that has a hint of apple[1, 11, 183, K]. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.TonicThe root bark has been used as a tonic[257]. web interface by The plant growth habit is a running thicket former forming a colony from shoots away from the crown spreading indefinitely [1-2]. More >>>. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water. All plant pages have their own unique code. This QR Code is unique to this page. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Grafting onto seedlings of A. lamarckii or Sorbus aucuparia is sometimes practised in order to avoid the potential problem of hybridizing[1]. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required. The Plant Heat Zone map is based on the number of "heat days" experienced in a given area where the temperature climbs to over 86 degrees F (30°C). If stored seed is obtained early enough in the autumn, it can be given 4 weeks warm stratification before being left out in the winter and it should then germinate in the spring. The suckers need to have been growing for 2 years before you dig them up, otherwise they will not have formed roots. & Fernald. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. You will receive a range of benefits including: Division of suckers in late winter. The database and code is licensed under a When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a sheltered outdoor position, planting them out once they are 20cm or more tall. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. Ajna Fern Rehder, Amelanchier oblongifolia B.L.Rob. If there is sufficient seed it is best to sow it thinly in an outdoor seedbed[78, 80]. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil.