Amelanchier x grandiflora Robin Hill
- Flowering month: April
- Flower colour: White
- Flower colour: Pink - light
- Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
Robin Hill is unusual amongst Amelanchiers for its pink flower buds, which gradually turn snow white as they open.
It is also one of the earliest Amelanchiers to come into flower, usually in late March or early April.
The pale copper leaves emerge slightly later, turning green over the summer and then taking on orange and red hues in the autumn.
Tiny fruits are sometimes borne over the summer, but this is not a particularly fruitful variety.
Robin Hill trees for sale
2-year Robin Hill 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
Robin Hill is more vigorous than many other Amelanchiers, and can be considered a true tree, rather than a tree-like shrub.
Amelanchiers belong to the same family as apple trees, and are susceptible to some of the same diseases, including mildew - but Robin Hill is one of the more resistant varieties.
Robin Hill characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional drought Air pollution
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flower colour:
White Pink - light
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Flowers appear first
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Red
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit