Welcome to this site in celebration of a beautiful new public garden in historic Old New Castle, Delaware. It is located behind The Dutch House at 32 East Third St, Old New Castle, DE 19720. Directions

The garden is home to over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses. They are all North American native plants and almost every one is native to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Many are native to Delaware.

If you would like to schedule a guided tour, please contact The New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' (shadblow or serviceberry) deciduous shrub, 15'hxw, white flower in spring, edible blue berry in summer, red/orange fall color, part to full sun, moist soil, the parent plants of this hybrid are native to DE

The berries are forming on the Amelanchier. Missouri Botanical Garden webpage has more cultural information about this plant as well as photographs of the flowers, fruit and foliage throughout the season. Plants grown in multi stemmed form rather than single stem tend to stay at the lower end of the height range given.

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