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Commonly known as Juneberry, Service berry, Snowy mespilus
Gives an excellent early spring display with white flowers and also rich autumn colour
Deciduous - bronze leaves, to 8cm (3in) long, turn dark-green, then orange and red in autumn.
Height - 10m (33ft)
Spread - 12m (39ft)
Tall Shrub - upright-stemmed shrub or small tree. Produces trusses of flowers 6-12cm (2½-5in) long. Sweet, juicy, purple-black fruit.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Rounded to broadly spreading
Additional Features - Autumn Colour
Good to know - often confused with A. laevis. Young shoots and leaves are white-haired.
Pests & Diseases - fireblight.
Place of Origin - probably eastern Canada. Naturalised in Europe from 17th century.
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5