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Amelanchier lamarckii Tree

Snowy Mespilus Tree
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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
  • 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 Amelanchier lamarkii can be planted at any time of 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 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 and fill in the hole. Firm around gently, avoiding banking soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend using a stake and tie for single stem forms of Snowy Mespilus (not bush or multi-stem). Insert the stake into the ground at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass, then secure the tree to it. Water around the base.

Aftercare Advice for Amelanchier lamarckii Trees

If you’re planting native Amelanchier 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

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

A good tip when pruning Amelanchier is to remove growth that is older than four years as this will improve the shape and encourage fresh bud and flower growth.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied 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. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

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

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem tree: 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 give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a 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.

 

Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Single stem tree Size: 200-250cm Root type: Bare root Amelanchier lamarckii Price £55 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 200-250cm Bare root £55 (inc VAT)
1
Ready by: 31st Jan 2024
Ready by: 31st Jan 2024
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: bush Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £67.50 (inc VAT)
bush 120-150cm 10L pot* £67.50 (inc VAT)
1
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Single stem tree Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £70 (inc VAT) Was £80 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £70 (inc VAT) Was £80 (inc VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Clump Size: 175-225cm Root type: 15L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £97.50 (inc VAT)
Clump 175-225cm 15L pot* £97.50 (inc VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Standard Tree, 6-8cm girth Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £210 (inc VAT)
Standard Tree, 6-8cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot* £210 (inc VAT)
1
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £235 (inc VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot* £235 (inc VAT)
1
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Multi-stem Size: 200-250cm Root type: 28L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £280 (inc VAT)
Multi-stem 200-250cm 28L pot* £280 (inc VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £290 (inc VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot* £290 (inc VAT)
1
Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £330 (inc VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot* £330 (inc VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Multi-stem Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 45L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £375 (inc VAT)
Multi-stem approx 2.5-3.0m 45L pot* £375 (inc VAT)
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Amelanchier lamarckii Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 55L pot* Amelanchier lamarckii Price £450 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 55L pot* £450 (inc VAT)
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Total: £0 (VAT Free)
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