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Amelanchier La Paloma


Snowy Mespilus Trees

Very tolerant of poor soil with attractive foliage and flowers

A compact deciduous tree or large bush which produces attractive deep purple foliage in early spring closely followed by drooping clusters of bright white flowers.


A remarkably resilient plant it will grow in most soil conditions and sites and will even tolerate damp and polluted sites.


Easy to grow it in most conditions it is best planted in open ground or at the back of borders.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Autumn
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Garden edging, Wildlife garden

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Amelanchier la paloma 12 l £44.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September