This small tree, with its finely toothed leaves, was selected by the Experimental Station at Boskoop in the Netherlands in the 1970s and named in 1980.
It has abundant white flowers in spring and excellent red autumn colour.
It does best in moist, well drained, lime free soils and is remarkably resistant to fire blight. It won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and remains a great choice for any garden. Sometimes grown as a bushy shrub, we train ours to tree form with a 1.8m clear stem and well defined central leader and rounded crown.
A hybrid of Amelanchier laevis, its flowers are larger than ‘Robin Hill’ or lamarckii making it a very showy performer in the spring. Its fruits are edible. Its spreading crown gives it a more rustic feel than ‘Robin Hill’ making it more suited to rural gardens rather than a street tree.
Mature height: 7-7m
Mature spread: 3-5m