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Amelanchier lamarckii Tree

Snowy Mespilus Tree
  • From £34.99 (ex VAT)
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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 tree
  • Latin name: Amelanchier lamarkii
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Young bronze leaves turn green, then orange-red in autumn
  • Flowers: Star-shaped white flowers
  • Soil: Plant in well-drained but moist sites and clay or sandy soils
  • Naturalised in the UK

Planting Advice for Amelanchier lamarckii Trees

Our pot grown Snowy Mespilus trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x 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 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. Irrigation kits make it easier.

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 trees should be pruned in winter to late spring. The only pruning they really require is to remove any crossing, diseased or untidy looking branches. Juneberry trees can handle hard pruning but it will mean less flowering in the following spring so we recommend leaving this type of pruning until after they have flowers.

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 Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

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.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

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.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

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.

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

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: 100-150cm Root type: 10L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £34.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 100-150cm 10L pot £34.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Clump Supplied Size: 175-200cm Root type: 15L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £54.99 (ex VAT)
Clump 175-200cm 15L pot £54.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £149.99 (ex VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot £149.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £189.99 (ex VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £189.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £239.00 (ex VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £239.00 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 65L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £289.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 65L pot £289.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Multi-stem Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 45L pot Amelanchier lamarckii Price £299.99 (ex VAT)
Multi-stem approx 2.5-3.0m 45L pot £299.99 (ex VAT)
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