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Amelanchier asiatica is a deciduous tree found in areas such as E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea. A member of the Rosaceae family, Amelanchier asiatica (Siebold.&Zucc.)Endl. ex Walp is also known by its common name of Korean Juneberry. The tree can grow to a height of 8 meters and up to 10 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Hilly and mountainous regions. On slopes by streams, mixed forests at elevations of 1000 - 2000 metres., with LMH soil and SN moisture levels. .
Korean Juneberry is a zone 5 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Korean Juneberry is 0(Binary/Image)
Amelanchier asiatica is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 5, and which is pollinated by Bees.
The plant has an edibility rating of 3Edible fruit, raw or cooked[3, 105, 177]. Of good quality, the fruit is sweet and juicy, contains a few small seeds at the centre and has a hint of apple in the flavour[K]. The fruit is rich in iron and copper. The fruit is up to 15mm in diameter.
Cultivation tips: Prefers a rich loamy soil in a sunny position or semi-shade[1, 200] but thrives in any soil, including chalk, so long as it is not too dry or water-logged[11, 200]. Plants succeed in quite shady positions but do not flower or fruit well there[K]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. 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. Many of the species have potential for use in the garden as edible ornamentals. 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]. A very ornamental plant, it is closely allied to A. canadens is and A. laevis, and is also very similar to A. arborea. The sub-species A. asiatica sinica C. Schneid. is found in China. It has smaller fruits than the type species. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Grafting onto seedlings of A. lamarckii or Sorbus aucuparia is sometimes practised in order to avoid the potential problem of hybridizing.
. The plant should best be propagated by 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. 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. Otherwise seed can be very slow to germinate, perhaps taking 18 months or more. 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 20 centimeters or more tall. If there is sufficient seed it is best to sow it thinly in an outdoor seedbed[78, 80]. Grow the seedlings on for two years in the seedbed before planting them out into their permanent positions during the winter. Layering in spring - takes 18 months. Division of suckers in late winter. The suckers need to have been growing for 2 years before you dig them up, otherwise they will not have formed roots. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required.
Edible fruit, raw or cooked[3, 105, 177]. Of good quality, the fruit is sweet and juicy, contains a few small seeds at the centre and has a hint of apple in the flavour[K]. The fruit is rich in iron and copper. The fruit is up to 15mm in diameter.