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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk' (Alder-leaved serviceberry 'Obelisk' )

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10-20 years
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Botanical name: Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk'

Other names: Alder-leaved serviceberry 'Obelisk' , Saskatoon 'Obelisk' , Amelanchier 'Standing Ovation', Amelanchier 'First Editions Standing Ovation'

Genus: Amelanchier

Variety or Cultivar: 'Obelisk' _ 'Obelisk' is a dense, narrowly upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with oval to rounded, dark green leaves, turning yellow, orange, or red in autumn, and, in spring, short racemes of creamy-white flowers followed by small, edible, purple-black fruit.

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Cream in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Yellow, Red in Autumn

Habit: Upright, Narrowly columnar

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Specific diseases: Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods: Layering, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk' (Alder-leaved serviceberry 'Obelisk' ) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, City, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, acid soil in full sun. Tolerates partial shade but autumn colour is best in sun.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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Companion planting: Amelanchier flowers at the same time as spring bulbs. The slight pink to the flowers is complemented by underplanting of blue bulbs.

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