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Amelanchier lamarckii

(Snowy Mespilus)

Amelanchier lamarckii is a wonderfully versatile small tree, with great all year round interest.

It tends to grow naturally as a multi-stem, although it is also available as a single stem tree. Its beautifully delicate white spring flowers are produced in bountiful racemes, perfectly complementing the emerging bronze coloured leaves. The leaves then turn green before producing a fantastically fiery display of reds and orange in autumn. The small black autumn berries are edible and can be used to make preserves and an alternative to sloe gin.

Amelanchier lamarckii will thrive in almost all soils, but does best in well drained lime free substrates.

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Plant Profile

Name: Amelanchier lamarckii

Common Name: Snowy Mespilus

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 5-8m

Leaves: Unfolding bronze with silky hairs turning pale green. Orange-red autumn colour.

Bark: Smooth silver grey

Flower: White spring flowers

Fruit: Small red/black berries in mid summer

Habit: Funnel shaped crown

Amelanchier lamarckii info sheet


Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus)

Amelanchier lamarckii 2.5-3.0m multi-stem (Spring)


3-3.5m multi-stem umbrella (Summer)


Summer Berries

Summer Berries

Snowy Mespilus - spring flowers

Spring Flowers

Amelanchier lamarckii - with autumn colours

Autumn Colour

4-5m multi-stem umbrella (Summer)


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