Amelanchier or June Berry are lovely deciduous shrubs. They are valued for their five petaled star shaped, white or pink flushed flowers and fine autumn colour which is followed by round or pear shaped, purple fruits. Amelanchier are excellent for inviting wildlife into the garden. They thrive in acidic soil and want to be planted at the back of the border or as a specimen stand alone. The fruits on amelanchiers are nice to eat raw but they do have strong almond tastes, they are good for pies and jams.