Jennybelle is a selected variety of Amelanchier obovalis, a low-maintenance tree
Also known as Snowy Mespilus
Named for the daughter, Jennybelle, of North Carolina’s Jack Rice.
Slow-growing, deciduous compact shrub, very ornamental, 3-season interest
Ideal for beds, hedges, and screens, attracts wildlife
In May a profusion of snow-white blossoms, 1.5 inches across, appear, this is very attractive species,
and is considered the most attractive Amelanchier species. Birds enjoy the berries in July
Edible fruit enjoyed raw or cooked, used in jellies.
Fruits noted for high content of iron and copper
Elegant growth habit
Takes well in most soils,sandy, loamy, and clay; does not like the shade, prefers moist soil, but once established tolerates dry soils
Resistant against insects and diseases and is tolerant of dry conditions once established.
Hardy to Zones 5-8 and is not frost tender.