Amelanchier lamarckii

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £99.99
Delivered by mid September
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Amelanchier lamarckii June berry: Superb autumn colour

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With delicate, star-shaped, white flowers in spring, young bronze leaves maturing to dark green, edible, purple-black berries in June and stunning autumn leaf colour, this amelanchier provides a long season of interest - and will make an ideal specimen for the garden.

  • Garden care: Remove dead, damaged or crossing branches in late winter or early spring.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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Amelanchier doing well. Looking forward to first years blossom.




A tree that comes back for an encore


I'm always amazed that this tree isn't more popular. It's suitable for smaller gardens, and its airy framework means it looks beautiful without blocking out loads of light. Gorgeous star-shaped white flowers appear in early spring, before the leaves unfur, then in autumn, the leaves turn a spectacular red and orange. Amelanchiers apparently prefer soil that is on the acid side, but I grow them successfully in the Cotswolds. Lots of mulch or a good dollop of leafmould is probably the answer, but whatever you do, don't let them dry out too much after planting. American friends say they are favourites for deer and rabbits, but I've never heard anyone in the UK complain about this.

Awkward Hill



what a delight


I wanted something that was different when I was searching I could not find the right Tree,so after leaving my books alone for a short while, something kept telling me Amelanchia so I turned to you and there it was, I wanted it as soon as I could. Now it delights a corner of my garden, it's a joy to the birds, and the Bees. But the colour of the leaves when they turn oh yes it really puts on a show everyone of my neighbours have had questions but I do not give a clue as to where it came only to say it was a gift from heaven.




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Could I take up and apply the Mycrorhizal to the tiny bareroot tree I have just planted to give it the best start, its leaf nodules are only slightly swollen from planting from being planted? Thanks Cocus, you are the best!


Hello, All the amelanchiers we sell are pot grown rather than bare root - and it is getting late for planting bare root plants! Having said that though, if it is only recently planted, there is no reason why you could not gently lift it, apply the mycorrhizal fungi and then replant it.


Can you tell me what I should use to feed this tree and whether I should put anything in the planting hole before I plant it. Many thanks


Hello, This is not a particularly fussy plant provided the soil conditions are not alkaline. Therefore you could dig in some ericaceous compost (if your soil has a more neutral pH, or some leaf mould. You could also use some Rootgrow ti help it get off to a flying start. As for feeding, either a good general purpose fertiliser, or one for acid-loving plants would be suitable.


What does "average" growth rate actually translate to? Also what is the rough height of the tree you supply and what size after say 5 years. Will salty air effect it. Thanks.


Hello there This tree in a 12lt pot will be approx 1.2 x 1.8m when delivered. Unfortunately it is impossible to say how fast it will grow as so many external factors will affect a plants growth such as, how much water it gets, sun, aspect, nutrients etc. Sorry but this plant is not recommended for coastal regions.

Hello, Have chopped down my Amelanchier 'Ballerina't to 3 inch from the ground Hoping to get lot of new shoots and train it as a multi- stem specimen Do you think this will work or have I just killed it Thank


Hello, This could go either way I'm afraid, so the only thing you can do now is give it a good feed and make sure it is kept well watered and hopefully it will leap back into growth.


Why has my tree not produced any blossom this spring?


Hello, The most likely reasons for this are a lack of water, fertiliser, or sunlight.


Hi Can I keep it in the pot or does it need to be planted in ground


Hello, It will be possible to grow it in a rally large pot for a few years (provided it is kept well fed and watered), however ultimately it will be happiest planted out in the ground.


I've recently ordered 3 of the smaller Amelanchiers (£49.99) which arrived yesterday. They are lovely plants but bushy and multi-stem without a clear stem which is what I have received from you before. Does this larger tree (£79.99) have a clear stem, with more of a tree like shape?


Hello, Yes, we sell two of these - one is a bushy form (12lt bush 0.8-1m), and the other is more tree-like (10 lt pot 1.2-1.8m) - please click on the following link to go to them.


Can this tree tolerate a chalky soil? If not could you recommend a small specimen tree for a lawn.


Hello, No these plants are not suitable for chalky soils, however a better option would be one of the crab apples such as... Malus Rosehip or one of the Crataegus - Paul's Scarlet is particularly good


Hi there Are the berries on the juneberry toxic? Thanks very much


Hello. I have been growing amelanchier for years. The berries are quite delicious and not toxic. The birds generally get there first.


Hello there No the fruits on this shrub/tree are not known to be toxic Hope this helps.



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