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Amelanchier ovalis

Amélanchier commun
Snowy Mispel

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

1-3 m

Description

Deciduous, in spring the leaves and the flowers appear at the same time on the shrub. The fruit appears in June.

Flowers

The 5-petalled flowers, star-shaped with numerous stamens, are grouped in flat, rounded heads.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, underside of the leaf is white and hairy. In autumn the leaves turn copper-purple.

Fruits Seeds

Pome: a blue/black, fleshy enlarged receptacle with a tough central core containing seeds, 0.8-1 cm long.

Edible

Fruit: sweet and juicy.

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