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Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill (Amelanchier Robin Hill)
The Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill, also known as the Amelanchier Robin Hill, is a small ornamental tree. It grows in a dense, upright fashion. As it ages, the branches take on a distinguished spreading habit that gives it a regal appearance. When fully grown the tree reaches a height of 4 to 8m with a canopy spread of 4 to 8m. Robin Hill usually reaches its full height and width between 10 to 20 years of age.
In the early spring months, Amelanchier Robin Hill’s foliage appears in shades of eye-catching bronze. As the leaves mature, they take on a mint green hue and in the autumn the tree’s foliage becomes a blazing display of orange and red.
Each spring, the tree is adorned with small pink buds that quickly open to a bevy of pink flowers that rapidly fade to snow white. As the flowers wilt and die back, the tree produces an abundance of reddish and purple fruits that often persist on the branches into autumn. The tree usually attracts a wide assortment of birds and wildlife who favour the tasty fruit as a dietary staple.
The Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill grows best in full sun or partial shade. However, for the best autumn foliage colours, the Amelanchier tree should be grown in full sunlight. It prefers a planting location that has rich, acidic soil that is well-draining. It does not tolerate wet-feet, but also cannot withstand periods of drought. Ideally, the soil should be moist but not boggy.