James H. Schutte
(Mountain Gold Madwort, Mountain Madwort)
Mountain madwort is native to the Mediterranean.
It is a mound forming perennial that produces
fragrant yellow flowers borne in clusters above gray-green hairy foliage. Mountain Gold is one cultivar that is worth its weight, since it covers itself entirely with yellow flowers that its foliage becomes hardly visible.
Mountain Gold madwort thrives best in dry rocky soil and has a preference to full sun, although it will tolerate light shade. Add vibrancy to the facade of stone walls by planting...
(August Lily, Belladonna Lily, Naked Lady)
Bringing an exotic, naked-stemmed floral display to the doldrums of summer, belladonna lily's pink blossoms bring an air of spring. Not to be confused with the common florists' amaryllis, Hippeastrum, belladonna lily is a deciduous, perennial bulb native to South Africa. Clusters of large, showy, fragrant pink flowers bloom on tall sturdy stems in summer when the strap-like basal foliage is absent. The leaves appear in late fall or winter and persist into mid-spring. Forms and hybrids of...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This is one of the classic small, shrubby deciduous, landscape trees with multi-seasonal beauty. Saskatoon serviceberry displays beautiful white flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and brilliant fall foliage color. Its upright to rounded shrubby shape and smooth light gray branches offer interest in winter.
Native to northwestern North America, this Amelanchier typically has many slender trunks. Its simple, oval, green leaves appear after the showy white flowers in spring. After...
(Common Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush)
Snowy white flowers fill the branches of downy serviceberry in mid-spring followed by violet-red berries and a bright fall foliage display. A rounded deciduous shrub to small tree, it will produce root suckers and create a shrubby thicket in natural settings. It is native across the whole of eastern North America from Quebec down to Texas. In the wild, this adaptable tree can be found in many sites from lowland wetlands to dry, upland woods and rocky or sandy bluffs. Its slightly tart and sweet reddish...
(Canadian Serviceberry, Shadblow Serviceberry)
The heavy-flowering shadblow, Spring Glory®, is relatively compact, upright and has brilliant orange and yellow fall color. The graceful multi-stemmed habit of shadblow serviceberry brings much to the landscape. Amelanchier canadensis is a native of the eastern United States and southern Canada, it is a large deciduous shrub or small tree that spreads by rhizomes and naturally resides in swampy locations. It is pretty through the seasons with its small white spring blossoms, edible summer...
Mark A. Miller
(Allegheny Serviceberry, Cumulus Allegheny Serviceberry)
This heavy blooming Allegheny serviceberry has a more narrow upright form than average. ‘Cumulus’ is an exceptional small tree admired for its beautiful spring flowers, edible summer berries and glorious fall color. This multi-stemmed deciduous small tree is North American in origin and naturally inhabits moist open woods and meadows.
Bronzy new leaves awaken in spring alongside its delicate white spring flowers. The simple oval leaves quickly turn medium green and burst into glorious shades...
A vigorous Allegheny serviceberry cultivar, 'Majestic', has many wonderful ornamental and cultural features. It is very fast growing and reaches nearly twice the height of wild-type plants while maintaining a tall and narrow habit. It produces many drooping racemes of white flowers in spring, followed by prolific summer fruit and dark, reddish-orange fall color. It is also notably resistant to hot and humid weather. It was first released in 1990 and developed by William Flemer III or Princeton, New...
Mark A. Miller
(Apple Serviceberry, Juneberry)
Birds will flock to the Juneberry for a taste berry treat in very late spring, and gardeners will sigh over the beauty of the white spring flowers and vibrant red and yellow fall foliage. Especially astute gardeners will manage to harvest the edible, sweet, purplish black fruits before the birds pluck them all from the tree.
Great debate and uncertainty remains as to the origins of this deciduous large shrub to small tree. Clearly native to eastern North America, taxonomists can't agree if it's...