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Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' )

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

Other names

Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' , Serviceberry 'Robin Hill' , Amelanchier lamarckii 'Robin Hill', Shadblow 'Robin Hill', Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill', Snowy mespil 'Robin Hill'

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Variety or Cultivar

'Robin Hill' _ 'Robin Hill' is a compact, upright, dense tree with oval, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and, in spring, pink buds opening to pale pink flowers followed by dark purple fruit.


Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' ) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Cottage/Informal, City, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, but well-drained lime-free soil. Grow in full sun for the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

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

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

Other names

Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' , Serviceberry 'Robin Hill' , Amelanchier lamarckii 'Robin Hill', Shadblow 'Robin Hill', Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill', Snowy mespil 'Robin Hill'

Genus

Amelanchier Amelanchier

Variety or Cultivar

'Robin Hill' _ 'Robin Hill' is a compact, upright, dense tree with oval, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and, in spring, pink buds opening to pale pink flowers followed by dark purple fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' ) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Cottage/Informal, City, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, but well-drained lime-free soil. Grow in full sun for the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' )

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' )

Common pest name

Round headed apple tree borer

Scientific pest name

Saperda candida

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

American wood boring beetle; single European incursion into a German Island in the Baltic; limited likelihood of introduction into the UK due to small volume of trade and import inspections. Possible EU listing will limit risk further.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill' (Apple serviceberry 'Robin Hill' )

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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COMPANION PLANTS

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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