Amelanchier laevis Snowflakes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red

Snowflakes is a popular Amelanchier, named for its large single white flowers, which do indeed resemble flakes of snow on an early spring day.

The new leaves are initially copper-coloured, but turn green over the summer and then take on attractive autumn tints.

The small blue/black fruits are edible but best left to the birds - Snow Flakes is grown primarily for its ornamental features.

The species Amelanchier laevis is native to the eastern areas of North America.

Snowflakes trees for sale

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
3-year Snowflakes tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£44.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


How to grow

Snowflakes is a large shrub / small tree, and grows best in moist neutral or slightly acidic soils, with some shade.

It is easy to grow, but watch out for aphids in early spring and remove them promptly (by squashing or with a hose).

Snowflakes characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding
  • Sunlight: Some shade
  • Pruning: Prune after flowering
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Blue - dark
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period
  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds