Amelanchier lamarckii

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

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.

The tree is also very attractive in spring. Clusters of flower buds appear in March, gradually opening to large single white flowers which cover the bare branches.  The leaves emerge after the flowers, initially a coppery brown, then turning green for the summer.

Fruitlets quickly form from the flowers, and by June there is usually a reasonable crop of blue/black berries.  These are edible, but also attractive to birds.

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

Item
Height in 10 years
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1-year Amelanchier lamarckii tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
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2-year Amelanchier lamarckii tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£44.95
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Amelanchier lamarckii characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Black Purple
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Using

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