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Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Amelanchier lamarckii 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 lamarckii - 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 lamarckii:
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Amelanchier lamarckii:
  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

Common Missspellings: Amellanchier, Amelanchear, Amelankier, Amellankier


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Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus)

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