Amelanchier grandiflora 'Robin Hill' is a good choice for the smaller garden. Before any one asks, Robin Hill is the name of the species of tree not the actual name of the tree. If you were to go to an Amelanchier convention, you would not see trees with many of them wearing name badges that said Robin.
Amelanchier Grandiflora Robin Hill is considered to be more mildew resistant than other Amelanchier.
It has a dense upright habit which in simpler terms means it grows more up than it does out unlike some of our waistlines in the office. As the outline drawing shows, Amelanchier Robin Hill grows to be more of a vase shape, all being well. We take no responsibility for comet strikes or escaped overweight Silver Back Gorillas hiding in your Amerlanchier which would obviously change the shape.
The flowers it has open up pink and slowly turn a pure white. Before anyone asks how long does it take for our Amelanchier Robin Hill blooms to turn then our answer will be "sometime between soon and death of the tree", as we would never admit to not knowing anything.
While all this is going on, the coppery red leaves are forming which turn to green and then a strong shade of orange and red before deciding not to hang on any more and packup shop and move to the floor aka Autumn. Try not to advertise the fact that you have coppery things going on in your garden as you may attract the not so bright criminal element in your area which may come to steal them and try to weigh them in at your local scrap metal merchant.
Amelanchiers in general prefer an acid soild which refers to the PH level not the style of music preferred. Tolerant of damp conditions which means long term damp soil not standing water (have you ever seen water sit?)
To get the best out of your Amerlanchier Robin Hill you can either speak nicely to it or prune hard after flowering to maximise next years floral display.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.2 and 1.7m in a 5-10L container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
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