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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
snowy mespilus juneberry
Amelanchier botryapium DC. non (L. f.) Borkh. Amelanchier canadensis K. Koch
Amelanchier canadensis var. botryapium Amelanchier confusa Schmeil & Fitschen non Hylander. Amelanchier laevis Amelanchier laevis f. villosa
Amelanchier are small deciduous trees or shrubs with showy white flowers in early spring, red to purple fruits and often good autumn colour
A. lamarckii is a large erect deciduous shrub or small tree of open habit, with bronze-tinged young leaves turning orange and red in autumn. White flowers in short lax racemes as the leaves unfurl. Fruit a red to dark purple-black berry, soon eaten by birds
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, lime free, well-drained soil. The best autumn colour is achieved when grown in full sun
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Fireblight may be a problem
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