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Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0133
Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus) - 9L Pot
Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus) - 9L pot

This tree is a tall, hardy plant which fruits an edible red/purple berry, which is popular with the birds, bringing them flocking to your garden but can also be used to make jams and jellies. The white flowers in spring are reminiscent of ornamental cherry flowers, and the autumn colour of the leaves is fantastic, adding a new dimension to your garden's colour scheme.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: white, flushed pink
  • Foliage Colour: bronze in spring, green in summer, red-orange in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 12m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 8m with 4.5m between rows

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Product arrived in good condition and was exactly as described."

Reviewed Saturday, 7 March 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Monday, 26 May 2014

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