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Obelisk®

Amelanchier alnifolia
Obelisk

Obelisk is one of the most upright forms of Amelanchiers, making it a good choice for the smaller garden, and offering plenty of interest through the seasons.

In spring it features a mass of snow-white blossom, followed by tiny purple-blue fruits. These fruits rich in antioxidants.

The dense foliage is green over the summer, turning yellow in the autumn.

Obelisk amelanchier trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £69.00
    In a 7L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £74.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

Obelisk is a small but very upright shrub / tree. It is easy to grow, and prefers moist soils which are neutral or slightly acidic.

It has good resistance to powdery mildew, one of the few infections to which Amelanchiers are sometimes prone.

If left to its own devices it may become multi-stemmed.

History

Obelisk is an ornamental variety of Amelanchier alnifolia. Most varieties of this species produce edible fruits, similar (but not related to) blueberries. They are also known as Juneberries or Saskatoons.

Obelisk characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUprightColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Amelanchier canadensis
    Rainbow Pillar
    Rainbow Pillar is not quite as upright as Obelisk, but has better autumn leaf colour.
  • Amelanchier x grandiflora
    Robin Hill
    An upright Amelanchier with pink buds opening to snow white flowers, with good autumn colours.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Amelanchier Aln Obelisk juneberry