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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amelanchier (am-uh-LAN-kee-er) (Info)
Species: alnifolia (al-nee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Obelisk

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eureka, Montana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 11, 2010, Erutuon from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Strangely, the leaves on my plant didn't unfold coppery-red this spring; rather they were dusty blue-green, then bright yellow-green.

Neutral

On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

(Plant Breeding Rights.)
At last, the multi-season beauty of Amelanchier is available in a slender columnar form for use in containers or the smallest garden spaces. 'Obelisk' is a stunning specimen, offering three seasons of foliage changes, blooms, and berries, all on an elegant narrow habit.

The new spring foliage unfurls coppery-red on this native tree, followed by several weeks of creamy-white blooms in mid- to late spring. With summer the leaves turn green, only to radiate warm color again in autumn, when they become all shades of yellow.

Purplish-blue berries, round and about 1/2-inch in diameter, follow the flowers, bringing birds into the garden. And when the leaves have fallen and only a few berries remain on the bare tree, it is still lovely... read more