Amelanchier Robin Hill, Large Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Poor/Dry
Colour Pink (Light), White/Cream
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering Apr

Amelanchier grandiflora / arborea Robin Hill

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £124.98Out of Stock £104.40Out of Stock £94.44
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £139.98Sold out for the season£129.96Sold out for the season£119.88
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Amelanchier, Robin Hill - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

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  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

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  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


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  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Amelanchier Robin Hill, Standard Size Trees

Amelanchier Robin Hill is small, fairly upright and graceful, with year round ornamental interest. The pink buds and young flowers open in April when the leaves are barely breaking, completely filling the tree with a cloud of flowers. The petals turn from pink to white as they mature. The young leaves are flushed with a bronze tone that fades to a rich green by summer. By August, the flowers ripen into a modest quantity of edible, deep red berries, about a centimetre across (all Amelanchiers are self-fertile, so you only need one tree). They look and taste a little like blueberries, are a good source of iron and can be dried, but you have to get them before the birds do. The fiery Autumn display is superb, and in winter, the slender branches look lovely against a cold steel sky.

Grown with a straight trunk, it can reach about 9 metres.

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  • Pink buds open to profuse pink flowers in April, maturing to white
  • Edible berries in August
  • Splendid red & yellow Autumn colour
  • Looks elegant in winter
  • To 9 metres
  • Prefers neutral to mildly acidic, well drained soil 
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Amelanchier Robin Hill

An undemanding tree that only needs decent drainage and a neutral to mildly acidic soil pH. The spreading, shallow fibrous roots are great for holding loose soil in place on a mound or bank, or thin topsoils on rocky locations. It is hardy, wind resistant, and suitable for coastal gardens. It benefits from a mulch in late spring / early summer.

It has a suckering habit that will tend to turn it into a large shrub over time if they are not removed.

Did You Know?

It was bred at the Robin Hill Arboretum & Nature Preserve in New York State during the 1960's from Amelanchier arborea and A. laevis, and was previously classified as the former.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

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  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


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    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


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    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


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  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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