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Robin Hill

Amelanchier x grandiflora
Robin Hill has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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 are best left for the birds.

 

Robin Hill amelanchier trees for sale

  • 2-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

Robin Hill is more vigorous than many other Amelanchiers, and can be considered a true tree, rather than a tree-like shrub. It grows with a slender upright form.

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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional droughtAir pollution
  • Flower colourWhitePink - light
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • BarkGrey
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Obelisk
    Amelanchier alnifolia
    Obelisk
    The most compact and upright of Amelanchiers, although autumn leaf colour is not as spectacular as Robin Hill.
  • Amelanchier canadensis
    Rainbow Pillar

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.

Amelanchier Lae R J Hilton juneberry