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Snowy Mespilus

Amelanchier × lamarckii

Also known as

Juneberry, Service Berry, Lamarck's Serviceberry

Amelanchier lamarckii bloem by Rasbak (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

4a-6b

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Snowy Mespilus
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Snowy Mespilus Overview

Amelanchier × lamarckii is a large shrub that can be grown as a single stemmed small tree, from the Rosaceae family. It is commonly known by the names Snowy Mespilus and Juneberry, amongst others. It is grown for its colourful foliage and beautiful white spring flowers. A good choice for sites that have moist to wet soil as it can tolerate most soil conditions except strong alkalinity. It will achieve the best autumn colour on a slightly acidic soil in full sun. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Snowy Mespilus

How to propagate Snowy Mespilus

Seed

Sow singularly into pots of moist compost early spring and leave in a sunny cold frame.

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings made in late summer/early autumn are the most successful method of vegetative propagation for this plant.

Special features of Snowy Mespilus

Attractive fruits

Autumn colour

Attractive flowers

Attracts birds

Wet sites

Although it can tolerate wet soils, sites that waterlog constantly will cause poor health in the plant.

Multi Stemmed Trees

With a little formative work these trees can be trained into multi- stemmed specimens.

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