The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Amelanchier canadensis

snowy mespilus

Photo of Amelanchier canadensis


A lovely compact tree with a long season of interest. Masses of white flowers in spring followed by red edible fruit in summer and brilliant orange-red autumn foliage. Usually grown as a multi-stemmed specimen. Amelanchier canadensis is also known as Juneberry because of when its fruit ripen, These really are edible (and are delicious) but to have a chance of trying even one, the tree must be netted as birds adore them when they are unripe.


  • Trees

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Autumn interest
  • Berries

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 12 litre

Eventual height: 800cm

Eventual spread: 400cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral