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Amelanchier canadensis (Snowy Mespilus)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Amelanchier canadensis Description

This small tree is ideal for small gardens. It has an attractive multi-stemmed structure during the winter months and provides a mass of white spring blossom, as well as brilliant red/bronze autumn colour. A great all rounder.


Amelanchier canadensis - Cultivation Notes

Amelanchier is tough multi-stemmed tree that will tolerate extremes of cold and wet, as well as urban pollution while also give a handsome display of spring blossom and autumn colour. This tree thrives on all neutral / acidic soils - but does not like very poor or chalky soils. Requiring minimum pruning or maintenance this tree will hold an attractive compact multi-stemmed habit, especially in when in full sun. Ideal at the back of a border or as a small specimen.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Amelanchier canadensis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Amelanchier canadensis:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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Common Missspellings: Amellanchier, Amilanchear, Amelankier, Amellankier

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