A picture of a Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°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

More images of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Small clusters of the black fruit of Serviceberry 'Obelisk' at the end of branches covered in green foliage.
A photo of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

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 with Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

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

How to harvest Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

Cuttings

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

Layering

Can be layer in summer.

Grafting

By grafting.

Special features of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

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.

Other uses of Alder-Leaved Serviceberry 'Obelisk'

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