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R J Hilton

Amelanchier laevis
R J Hilton has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

R J Hilton is an excellent example of the Snowy Mespilus species Amelanchier laevis. In spring the profusion of young flowers have a pink hue before opening to pure white. The early spring blossom has a coppery tint.

In autumn the leaves take on autumnal colours.

You may also get a small crop of dark black/blue fruits (known as Saskatoons).

R J Hilton amelanchier trees for sale

  • 3-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

R J Hilton can be planted in partial shade if necessary but for best autumn leaf colours plant in full sun.


R J Hilton is a seedling of the species Amelanchier laevis.

R J Hilton characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingFree-draining site
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow / Crimson
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • Country of originCanada
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.

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