Ballerina is an attractive small flowering tree with an upright spreading form. It is rather more vigorous and "tree-like" than many other Amelanchiers, and in spring from a distance can easily be mistaken for a crab-apple or hawthorn.
The new leaves emerge with coppery tints, before turning green over the summer, and then attractive red and orange autumn colours.
Small blueberry-like fruits are borne in the summer, these are edible but best left to the birds.
Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.
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Ballerina is usually catalogued as belonging to the species Amelanchier x grandiflora, which is a natural hybrid of Amelanchier laevis and Amelanchier arborea. It is sometimes included in Amelanchier x lamarckii - these hybrid species are not easy to separate.