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Amelanchier ovalis ‘Edelweiss’

Snowy Mespilus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height3m to 4m
  • Spread3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Amelanchier ovalis ‘Edelweiss’ (Snowy Mespilus). A. ovalis 'Edelweiss' forms a compact, bushy tree with pink-tinged young growth and numerous large, white flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Central and Southern Europe

Interest and use

A good candidate for small gardens and patios.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Shelter from strong winds. A more acidic soil encourages brighter autumn colour.

Propagation

Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight can be problematic.

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