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Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’ PBR

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green, red, orange, yellow

Description

Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’ PBR. This is an upright, columnar tree with rounded, alder-like leaves which emerge red in the spring, turn to mid green and then to shades of red, yellow and orange in the autumn. The white star-like flowers arrive in the spring and are held on upright racemes with short stalks, giving a cluster-like effect.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Europe Asia N America

Interest and use

Floral and foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fully hardy. Requires sun or semi-shade and well drained but not too dry, preferably neutral to acid soil.

Propagation

By grafting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight can be problematic.

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