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A picture of a Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

1.5m

4m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    A photo of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'
    A photo of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

    Overview

    Amelanchier 'Obelisk' is a slender small tree whose habit of upswept branches makes it a useful addition to small spaces. It's young leaves appear with a bronzer colour maturing to a green before turning a yellow-orange colour in autumn. In mid-spring to produces upright racemes of white flowers at the end of it's branches that develop into scarlet then black fruit which contrast against the turning leaf colour.

    Common problems

    Generally pest free but can suffer leaf scorch in dry soil or windy conditions.

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi ripe cuttings in summer.

    Layering

    Can be layer in summer.

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts birds

    Birds enjoy the mature fruit.

    Autumn colour

    This plant gives the best colour when grown in full sun.

    Hedge plant

    It's narrow habit means it can be used as a hedge or screen in smaller spaces.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in large containers when young if local soil conditions aren't ideal.

    Uses

    This small tree suits being grown in most garden styles from informal cottage gardens to chic urban courtyard spaces.