Mature Robin Hill Snowy Mespilus Tree Amelanchier Robin Hill Options Explained
100-150cm: 5-7L pot. 2-3 years old.
120-180cm: 5-12L pot. 2-3years old.
180-240cm: 12-15L pot, 2-4 years old,
Girth 8-10m: Standard, 50L Pot *Roughly 240-300cm tall
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,50L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,50-70L pot, *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
Multi-stem 125-150cm : 25L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem.
Multi-stem 150-175cm : 25-30L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem.
Multi-stem 175-200cm : 30-35L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem.
Multi-stem 200-250cm : 50-70L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem.
Multi-stem 250-300cm : 50-70L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a Mature Amelanchier Robin Hill is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Mature Robin Hill Snowy Mespilus Tree Amelanchier Robin Hill
Amelanchier Grandiflora Robin Hill is a good choice for the smaller garden. Before anyone 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 open up pink and slowly turn 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 pack up 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.
Amelanchier, in general, prefers acid soil which refers to the PH level, not the style of music preferred. Tolerant of damp conditions which mean long term damp soil not standing water (have you ever seen water sit?)
To get the best out of your Amelanchier Robin Hill you can either speak nicely to it or prune hard after flowering to maximise next years floral display.
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.