Amelanchier lamarckii (North America, naturalised)
Habit: Large shrub to small tree, 5-8 m tall, 3-5 m wide; initially upright, later broad to funnel-shaped or round; moderately growing.
Flowers: Squat, white flower racemes at the end of April, somewhat before A. laevis.
Fruits: Bluish black, sweetish, juicy, edible.
Leaves: Elliptical, silky hairs at the beginning of shooting, later reddish, finally medium-green, yellow to flaming orange-red, October.
Roots: Shallow, sensitive to soil compaction and pavements.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady; tolerates urban pollution, frost hardy.
Soil: All soil that is not too poor, fresh to moist, tolerates droughts moderately.
Note: Not considered among the classic plants as in topiary. The plants we offer have several stems and are cultivated with canopies.
Hardiness: Zone 4
Also see chapter on topiary plants.