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Re: Is this Amelanchier?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Pamela, some helpful replies from social media:

"Yes it is indeed. Amelanchier lamarckii."
"I'd say that's a definite yes"
Another vote for the same "Amelanchier lamarkii"

We hope that helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 5th April 2021 14:33

Re: small fast growing tree for privacy

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi there, I will give you a few ideas on a few small trees and shrubs that I love and would consider about using in that situation.
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii', a gorgeous tiered deciduous shrub with white flowers and autumn colour foliage.
Cornus controversa 'Variegata', beautiful tiered variegated small tree with white flowers.
Amelanchier lamarckii, a really lovely small deciduous tree that will have all year round interest with small star-shaped flowers, red-purple berries and fiery autumn colour leaves.
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula', a fabulous small weeping ornamental pear with silvery willow like deciduous foliage, you can keep reducing the height of it when required quite happily.
Magnolia x soulangeana, again can be kept to size or most of the lovely deciduous varieties of Magnolias really.
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile', highly scented deciduous shrub, stems will hang down with the weight of the white flowers.
Wiegela florida 'Variegata' lovely delicate variegated deciduous shrub with pink tubular flowers, will arch with weight of leaves and flowers.
Lonicera fragrantissima again deciduous shrub with arching branches, scented white flowers in winter.
All the above plants will cope with a clay soil.
There's a few for you to look up and enjoy.
If you need more help, contact me via my website.
Samantha Jane

  • Posted: Sun. 30th March 2014 17:21

Re: A. canadensis looking wilted

Message from nick ashton

In forum: Amelanchier canadensis

I have an Amelanchier Lamarckii and although it doesn't look wilted the leaves are turning a brilliant orange. I was given to understand that this was supposed to happen in the autumn. Any ideas anyone?

  • Posted: Tue. 29th May 2012 20:20

Re: Small tree suggestions

Message from Luis Moreno Landscapes

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Wendy,
I've got a simple list of small trees/big shrubs that always find useful and try to use when designing small spaces. Have a look, hope it helps.
- Amelanchier canadensis
- Amelanchier lamarckii (multi-stemmed)
- Abies koreana
- Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’
- Sorbus hupehensis
- Malus tschonoskii
- Cornus florida
- Liquidambar styraciflua
- Betula utilis 'jacquemontii'

  • Posted: Wed. 26th January 2011 23:09

Amelanchier Lamarckii

Question from paul

In forum: Amelanchier lamarckii 'Ballerina'

Does any one the spread of Amelanchier Lamarckii half standard and full standard?

  • Posted: Wed. 19th January 2011 09:48

Beekeeping skeps

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

Hi all - I was quite excited by the skeps (image at the bottom) I saw yesterday at Hampton Court's A Beekeepers Garden.

I have just spoken to the British Beekeepers Association about domestic use of skeps, and they have said that you can have them in your garden as a decorative addition, but if you notice a bee swarm coming into nest there, you should contact your local beekeeper right away to collect them. If you can commit to this, then it is helpful to have skeps in your garden as it will then prevent them landing in someone's roof or chimney etc. However, skeps are not suitable for cultivating honey, or allowing a permanent nest to establish in them, as they cannot be opened and inspected for diseases.

When thinking about your garden planting, blue is attractive to bees. But the BBA also said to bear in mind that bees need a large block of colour to land on and little tiny groups of plants are unlikely to really help.

The BBKA's bee friendly flowering trees are:

February: Acacia dealbata
March: Alnus cordata
April: Amelanchier lamarckii
May: Sorbus x arnoldiana
June: Sorbus aria .Tilia tomentosa
July: Castanea sativa
August: Koelreuteria paniculata
September: Tetradium daniellii

Hope this is useful!

All the best Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 7th July 2009 12:46

Poisonous plants?

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: New to gardening

Hi Lesley, I have not heard of Lilac being a problem with dogs. Here is a link to the RSPCA website concerning harmful plants:


As for small trees, I can recommend one of the smaller Sorbus', eg S. 'Joseph Rock' or Amelanchier lamarckii. Both have spring flowers and good autumn colour and berries and are wildlife/doglife friendly. Hope this helps, Marissa

  • Posted: Thu. 2nd July 2009 15:23

Amelanchier Lamarckii pruned

Message from CD

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Since asking the question earlier this month I've taken the plunge and bought 3 plants to try the technique with, Photina 'red robin', Viburnum Tinus and Amelanchier Lamarckii.

I did a another search just now I found that Sarah Price Landscapes planned a Chelsea garden using Amelanchier in a similar way in 'The QVC Bejewelled Garden' 2007. Here is the site that has the plan and pics of the finished garden:

You'll have to wait a few years before I'll have plants ready for my own photo's but I hope it will be a success.

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd April 2009 23:46