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Amelanchier lamarckii

Snowy mespilus

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height8m to 12m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen, copper, orange, yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy mespilus). This is a spreading shrub or sometimes a small tree with a rounded, open habit. The leaves are deep green, ovate and broad; they are covered with silky hairs when young. The flowers are in white clusters and appear in spring at the same time that the leaves start to emerge. The fruits, which are popular with birds, are red to dark purple in colour.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant or Small tree

Other common names

Juneberry

Origin

N. America. Naturalized in Britain & Europe

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen. Spring interest. Fruit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in lime-free soil. For best autumn colour, plant in full sun. It is suckering.

Propagation

By seed and by semi-hardwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight

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