• Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Amelanchier lamarckii

snowy June berry / snowy mespilus ( syn. Amelanchier canadensis )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot | bush £25.79
Delivery options
  • Standard £7.95

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness fully hardy

With a combination of delicate, star-shaped spring flowers, a flush of young bronze leaves that mature to dark green, and purple-black berries in early summer, this Amelanchier provides an impressively long season of interest.

Please note: we offer this Amelanchier in a bush/shrub or tree form (pot size is therefore not an indicator of height).

Our bush forms are shrubby plants, lower in overall height but perfect for informal hedging, or for planting out as a handsome stand-alone specimen. Given time (and formative pruning) it could also be trained as a gorgeous multi-stemmed tree.

Our tree forms are grown and encouraged to be taller at the point of delivery and follow the multi-stemmed nature of the species which usually has a short, clear stem before naturally branching. This form is perfect if you are looking to grow on as a specimen tree.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your snowy mespilus prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, these should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Remove dead, damaged or crossing branches in late winter or early spring.
    • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten
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