Amelanchier alnifolia Obelisk®
- Flowering month: May
- Flower colour: White
- Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
Obelisk is an upright form of Amelanchier or Juneberry, making it a good choice for the smaller garden, and offering plenty of interest through the seasons.
In spring it features a mass of white blossom, followed by tiny blue fruits over the summer (best left for the birds).
The dense foliage is green over the summer, turning orange and red in the autumn.
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 trees for sale
2-year Obelisk tree - in a 12L pot
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What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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.
If left to its own devices it may become multi-stemmed.
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
Columnar / Fastigiate
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- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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