This tree is naturalised over much of Western Europe and has the significant benefit of providing some interest at all points of the year.
Starting in spring, the profuse white flowers emerge in plentiful racemes (clusters along the stems), covering the tree from top to bottom. The foliage follows the blossom, emerging a coppery colour which turns to bright green by late spring. The fantastic rich red autumn colour of Amelanchier lamarckii concludes this trees remarkable display in conjunction with rounded fruits which are initially red in summer before turning black in the autumn. Although not the sweetest of tasting fruits, they are edible, adding to the attraction of this little tree as a superb addition to any garden planting scheme.
Amelanchier lamarckii is a versatile, small growing tree, which performs best in moist, well drained, lime free soil. It is capable of thriving in most soil types; however in soil of reduced quality it is wise to invest time and effort into the tree pit preparation to give the tree the best chance at thriving in less than optimum conditions.
Although we do grow the lamarkii Juneberry as a standard tree, it does have a preference to behaving more like a shrub than a tree, with standard trees tending to sucker a little from the base; hence we prefer to produce it as a coppiced multi-stem. This maximises the flowering potential and works with the trees natural crown shape! If you would like a standard Amelanchier, Robin Hill is the one to go for, as this tree naturally wants to form a “proper tree”.
Amelanchier lamarckii is a small tree that is perfect for garden schemes and the fact that it offers so much interest should make it unquestionably a first choice for any project requiring more than a flutter of flower in the spring.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.
Mature Height: 5-7m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.