A picture of a Snowy mespilus

Snowy mespilus

Amelanchier ovalis

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Snowy mespilus Overview

This is a deciduous shrub which grows to about 3m tall. The new growth of oval leaves is covered in hairs, but the leaves are soon smooth, and turn mid green in the summer, shades of coppery orange in the autumn. In the spring, white flowers appear and are followed by bluish fruits which are edible.

Common problems with Snowy mespilus

How to propagate Snowy mespilus

Division

Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.

Layering

Seed

Suckers

Other uses of Snowy mespilus

Ornamental for both foliage and flowers but also grown for its fruits which are edible raw or cooked.