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Amelanchier lamarckii Tree

Snowy Mespilus Tree
  • From £59.99 (ex VAT)

Amelanchier lamarckii is a small, tough yet graceful, bushy tree or large shrub ideal for an exposed or difficult position. April brings a profusion of star-shaped, white flowers with bronze tinged young leaves, followed later in the year by striking red autumn colour. Purple-black berries which ripen in summer, are popular with hungry birds and also edible.

In comparison to the other Amelanchier varieties, such as 'Ballerina' and 'Robin Hill', Amelanchier lamarckii is a slightly bushier, natural looking form. A height and spread of 4 x 3 metres in 20 years can be expected in its natural form. Due to the popularity of Amelanchier lamarkii, we stock a wide range of sizes and forms including a very popular multi stem tree.

This variety of Snowy Mespilus has the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Snowy Mespilus, Juneberry, Serviceberry, Shadblow, Shadbush

  • Common name: Snowy Mespilus
  • Latin: Amelanchier lamarkii
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Environmental benefits: Naturalised in UK, food for birds
  • Flowers: Star-shaped, white flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Young bronze leaves, green in summer, orange-red in autumn
  • Soil: Plant in well-drained but moist sites and clay or sandy soils

Planting Advice for Amelanchier lamarckii Trees

Our pot grown Snowy Mespilus trees can be planted at any time of the year and are a great choice for exposed positions. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of the planting site, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. Unless it's a bush, clump or multi-stem form, we recommend planting Amelanchier trees with a stake and tie - instructions are in the planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Amelanchier lamarckii Trees

If you’re planting Snowy Mespilus in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Amelanchier lamarckii Trees

Snowy Mespilus require minimal pruning and you can just remove crossing, diseased or untidy looking branches. Juneberry trees can handle hard pruning if desired but it will mean less flowering in the following spring, so we recommend leaving pruning until after flowering.

A good tip when pruning Juneberry trees is to remove any growth that is older than four years as this will improve the shape of your tree and encourage fresh bud and flower growth.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), there is a slightly longer timescale because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Bush Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £59.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 120-150cm 10L pot £59.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Clump Supplied Size: 175-200cm Root type: 15L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Clump 175-200cm 15L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £179.99 (ex VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot £179.99 (ex VAT)
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Multi-stem Supplied Size: 200-250cm Root type: 45L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £279.99 (ex VAT)
Multi-stem 200-250cm 45L pot £279.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)