Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina' is an award-winning tree with a broad crown worthy of a place in any sized garden. Clusters of star shaped, white flowers sometimes blushed pink, blanket the tree in April.
Foliage unfurls a highly attractive bronze colour in spring, before turning dark-green in summer. The oval leaves have a fine serration at the edges and turn striking reddish-purple colours in autumn for an astounding display. Small red berries are produced which can be eaten and are very popular with birds.
A tough ornamental tree, Amelanchier 'Ballerina' is hardy, will grow well in damp sites and is tolerant of pollution. 'Ballerina' will do well in either full sun or part shade and in most soils (preferring clay or sandy soil). For the best autumn foliage colour, acidic soils are ideal. Expect a height and spread of 4 x 4 metres in 20 years.