Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
Like the other varieties of Amelanchier we offer, Snowflakes (Amelanchier laevis 'Snowflakes') will make an excellent choice of tree for the small garden. This tree has an ascending form and has the most amazing show of extra large single white flowers, hence its name. This contrasts well with its beautiful copper foliage. As a result, this tree will form a real item of interest in any garden. Expect this tree to reach a final height of around 5m. If you would a much taller version of Amelanchier Snowflakes then we suggest planting at the top of a hill or purchasing a large plant pot and learn how to put up scaffolding.
Our Amelanchier Snowflakes is supplied at a height of between 150 and 200cm in a 5-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root or rootballed stock.
Planting Amelanchier R J Hilton
Tolerant of damp sites and prefers acidic soil.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Amelanchier Snowflakes
Hi Alan, I am writing to let you know that the Amelanchier Snowflakes tree was delivered safe and sound on Wednesday - of course we weren't in at the time but never mind. I managed to fight with the cardboard box and release it from captivity. You could hear its sigh of relief. After much hummimg and hahhing about which is its best side, it is now planted and I am giving it verbal encouragement on a daily basis along with plenty of water of course. It looks good. This tree has a sentimental meaning for me so I am looking forward to it flourishing and flowering. If for some reason unbeknown to ourselves, this does not happen then I will be in touch. But I am sure all will be well. Many thanks for your reliability and keeping me informed by your very amusing emails. They make me giggle. Kind regards Julia 0816
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.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Mildew with young Amelanchier trees is a common problem. This does not affect the health of the tree, just the leaves and is a cosmetic problem.