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Amelanchier laevis Snowflakes

Snowy Mespilus Trees

Large star shapped while flowers in early spring

Stunning, large star shaped white flowers contrasting against deep purple foliage in early spring make this an impressive plant. It is low growing reaching just 4m in 20 years making it ideal for planting in borders or in a smaller garden. Its foliage turns a deep orange in autumn.

Where?

It will grow in most soils and conditions, including damp soil and polluted areas.

How?

Perfect for locations which are damp or have poor soil. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
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

Property Value
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

Check store availability

12 litre pot £49.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September