Amelanchier canadensis, the Snowy Mespilus tree, is a bushy little tree that provides interest all year round, with masses of white flowers in spring followed by red, edible fruit in summer (get them before the birds do!) and brilliant orange-red autumn foliage. It can also be grown as a large shrub with an upright canopy that will fit into most small gardens. Not suitable for chalky soils. Amelanchier canadensis can reach a height of about 8 metres.
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Also known as Juneberry because its fruits ripen in early summer, this tree is from North America. It was awarded the RHS Award of Merit for displays of its cut flowers.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Most of our standard trees are 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive.