Amelanchier lamarckii F.G. Schroed.

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English Juneberry Status LU: established. 1st record: LU 1961, ITW <2000.
Lëtzebuergesch Amerikanesch Leebirchen Status Eur.: established. 1st record: FR ~1850-1900.
Français Amélanchier d’amérique RA: ISEIA: C1. Harmonia+: 0,07
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Brief description

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Amelanchier lamarckii. Photo: 12. April 2007, Wouter Hagens.

In its introduced range, Amelanchier lamarckii F.G. Schroed. thrives on sandy, acidic soil, especially in heathlands, in open woodlands, along forest edges and in urban areas. Juneberry is apomictic and breeds true from seed. Fruits are dispersed by birds over long distances. Juneberry populations are slowly expanding in Western European countries (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain) and reported to be locally invasive. Juneberry can reduce the development of ground vegetation but it rarely forms dense monospecific stands. Outcompetition of native species is considered as unlikely. Impact on native vegetation is poorly reported in the scientific literature (Branquart et al. 2012).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Amelanchier lamarckii F.G. Schroed. in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2024-05-22.

Amelanchier lamarckii F.G. Schroed. was first reported as Amelanchier canadensis by Léopold Reichling on 1961-06-06 and 1961-06-08 from his garden in Avenue Guillaume, Belair, Luxembourg City (MNHNL 2000-a, LUXNAT Nr 48638).

The species was first observed in the wild by Yves Krippel on 2000-08-04  in the nature reserve Ditgesbaach near Ettelbruck (MNHNL 2000-b).

Amelanchier lamarckii was next recorded in Luxembourg by Krippel & Scheer (2006: 10) on 2003-09-04 on the western slope of Esch-sur-Sûre castle. The species is currently (2018) still present there (Krippel et al. 2019: 164). The next records date before 2008 and cannot be dated exactly as Welter et al. (2008: 62) list 4 undated locations.

In Luxembourg, juneberry is commonly planted as an ornamental tree, which is the case for the records of the species in the municipalities of Luxembourg City (Cents, Limpertsberg) and Hesperange (Welter et al. 2008: 62). In the municipality of Feulen, the species seems to be widely grown in gardens, squares and along streets (MNHNL 2000-c).

Juneberry is a melliferous species born in Europe from a North American strain (Lambinon & Verloove 2012: 373).

Juneberry is an apomictic microspecies, and presumed to be of hybrid origin (A. laevis and either A. arborea or A. canadensis) and therefore under the rules of botanical nomenclature it would be known as Amelanchier × lamarckii (Wikipedia contributors 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol

C1 (1+2+2+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Harmonia+ protocol

Overall risk score 0,07 = (Overall Invasion score 0,57 x Overall Impact score 0,13) (Ries et al. 2020).


Worldwide distribution

CABI 2009:


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