This North American species of Amelanchier has perhaps the most glorious and exuberant autumn leaf colours of any Amelanchier. In a good autumn (with warm days and cold nights) the leaves should take on a bright orange and coral red colours.
Clusters of white flowers appear in early spring, and are usually followed by a reasonable crop of blue/black edible berries in early summer.
Amelanchier lamarckii tends to grow with a very broad spreading bush-like habit.
The species Amelanchier lamarckii most likely originates from North America but there is much confusion about where it fits into the genus Amelanchier, as it is very similar to Amelanchier canadensis and Amelanchier laevis, and may be a hybrid of those species.
Amelanchier lamarckii trees for sale
1-year Amelanchier lamarckii tree - bare root
2-year Amelanchier lamarckii tree - in a 12L pot
Amelanchier lamarckii characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Fruit persistence:
Ripens over a period
Attractive to birds