Amelanchier lamarckii seed
Amelanchier lamarckii is native to North America but has become widely naturalised across much of Europe. A splendid, small, deciduous, usually multi stemproviding almost all year round interest and which has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. In spring, delicate white flowers are produced in bountiful racemes, perfectly complementing the emerging bronze coloured leaves. The leaves then turn green before producing a wonderful fiery display of reds and oranges in autumn. The small black autumn berries are edible and can be used to make preserves and an alternative to sloe gin. Will thrive in most soils but is at its best in acidic or neutral soil and full sun or semi shade location. This plant can be used in a mixed planting in the garden or a container. If you are growing in a pot or other container use an ericaceous compost and ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year.