Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus) 200 to 250cm Multistem
Position: Full sun to part shade. Will stand some exposure
Soil: Well drained but moist soil, acid or neutral. Avoid chalky soil
Rate of growth: 30-40 cm per year
Height: Can ultimately grow to 12 metres tall, but as a multi-stem can be kept at the desired height required with pruning.
Spread: Can ultimately grow to 8 metres wide, but as a multi-stem can be kept at the desired height required with pruning.
Flowers: Attractive clusters of single white flowers in spring
Fruit: Red-purple berries in autumn
Amelanchier lamarkii is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree with a rather bushy and eventually wide spreading habit. It is a particularly useful and easy plant, at its best in mid-spring when it bears charming clusters of delicate white flowers which contrast nicely with the soft emerging foliage (this is attractively bronze tinted). Amelanchier lamarckii has oval foliage that is summer is soft green but turns to glowing orange and red in autumn. This plant holds an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which is given only to the best garden plants.