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Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy mespilus)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
12m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Amelanchier lamarckii

Other names

Snowy mespilus, Juneberry, Serviceberry, Shadbush, Snowy mespil, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier canadensis var. botryapium, Amelanchier confusa, Amelanchier laevis f. villosa, Amelanchier x lamarckii

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Species

A. lamarckii - A. lamarckii is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with spreading branches bearing oblong to elliptic, dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange and red in autumn. Pendent racemes of white flowers in mid-spring are followed by purple-black fruit.


Amelanchier lamarckii is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Rounded, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy mespilus) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, City, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, but well-drained, neutral to acid soil. Grow in full sun for the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Amelanchier lamarckii

Other names

Snowy mespilus, Juneberry, Serviceberry, Shadbush, Snowy mespil, Amelanchier botryapium, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier canadensis var. botryapium, Amelanchier confusa, Amelanchier laevis f. villosa, Amelanchier x lamarckii

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Species

A. lamarckii - A. lamarckii is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with spreading branches bearing oblong to elliptic, dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange and red in autumn. Pendent racemes of white flowers in mid-spring are followed by purple-black fruit.

Native to

North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Rounded, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy mespilus) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, City, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, but well-drained, neutral to acid soil. Grow in full sun for the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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