10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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.
Generally pest free but can suffer leaf scorch in dry soil or windy conditions.
Generally not harvested.
Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi ripe cuttings in summer.
Can be layer in summer.
Birds enjoy the mature fruit.
This plant gives the best colour when grown in full sun.
It's narrow habit means it can be used as a hedge or screen in smaller spaces.
Can be grown in large containers when young if local soil conditions aren't ideal.
This small tree suits being grown in most garden styles from informal cottage gardens to chic urban courtyard spaces.