A wonderful small tree that we consider to be by far the best tree form of Serviceberry on the market.
It forms a dense oval habit and produces its masses of spring flowers that open pink and turn white.
A North American selection which is as highly rated there as it is here. I have planted one outside of my office window at Barcham so am rarely far away from this tree!
The young leaves emerge coppery red and then harden to green by late spring before they turn vivid red in autumn.
Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill is a very good choice for street plantings and residential areas as it provides plenty of interest with virtually no maintenance. Being such a small tree of ultimate size it can be placed much closer to buildings than most trees which make it a fantastic choice for urban planting.
There are very few trees that offer wonderful floral displays in the spring and glorious autumn leaf colour but this is one of them.
It does best in moist well drained lime free soils.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.
Mature height: 3-7m
Mature spread: 3-5m