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We see a lot of amazing plants come through our nursery, and take pride in helping you make the right decision for your own garden and planting goals. Some species see a little more exposure than others, so today we’ll be taking the time to recommend Amelanchier, a brilliant genus with year-round interest.

Amelanchier is one of the lesser known genera of spring flowering trees, especially when held up against ever-popular options like ornamental cherries. But Amelanchier has long been highly valued in horticulture, with pink buds opening to star-shaped white flowers appearing throughout April and May, followed by small, blue-black fruits which serve wildlife well, particularly winter birds. While the different species vary in their appearance, each and every one is renowned for strong autumn colouring (as long as on neutral to acid soil), making them well worth a look on your part.

The genus features a wide variety of species, ranging from small, multi-stemmed clumped shrubs to more substantive trees, though we’re offering a selection of small standards, sized 175-200cm in height.

Amelanchier lamarkii comes as a small tree or shrub with an ultimate height of 6-9 metres, particularly appreciated for beautiful autumn colouring as the leaves take on orange / red hues. While the species is very hardy, be aware that it’s unsuitable for shallow soils based over chalk.

You may wish to compare Amelanchier ‘Robin Hill’. Though offering similar seasonal interest, this species will tolerate most soils, and features a similar ultimate height of 5-10 meters, though boasting a far more compact habit for stricter gardens than the wildly spreading Lamarkii.

There are plenty more varieties to explore through our online catalogue, such as Amelanchier ‘Snowflakes’ or ‘Ballerina’. Browse our selection of Common trees for a wider look through, and never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries you’d like a team member to help you with.

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