Amelanchier Lamarckii multi stem in our garden
We Have two of these Amelanchier Lamarckii multi stem in our courtyard area. Picture below shows how they were looking in late October.
The rust coloured leaves looked very striking, however they are then supposed to turn red. This didn’t happen, they just fell off in early November, probably something to do with the weather conditions.
Both of these multi stem Amelanchiers were smothered in white flowers in late April, early May. They would probably have bloomed earlier if they had been planted in a full sun position. We did have Amelanchier in our Aberdeen garden but never really got the benefit of it due to overplanting. I now appreciate the praise which this tree receives.
Plant details for Amelanchier Lamarckii multi stem
Dormant in Winterr but from April till November this Amelanchier adds great interest to the garden.
Lamarckii is more often grown as a multi stem tree which is suitable for the smaller garden. Also known as serviceberry or juneberry.
In early/mid Spring the tree is smothered in white star like blooms followed by leaves of an attractive copper colour which turn green in early Summer.
The small red berries in Summer turn black in autumn, well that’s if the birds havent got to them. The blackbirds in particular love them.
In Autumn the leaves turn a rusty shade and then a striking red.
Amelanchier Lamarckii multi stem unsurprisingly received the RHS award of garden merit.
Quick read details
- Hardiness – fully hardy
- Height – 4mtrs/13ft after 20 years if unpruned
- Flower – masses of star-shaped white blooms in Spring
- Leaves – opening copper colour in Spring turning green in Summer and then orange/red in Autumn
- Berries – red in Summer turning black
- Common name – juneberry, serviceberry, snowy mespilus
- Soil – free draining moist soil neutral to slightly acidic
- Position – full sun/partial shade