This notable tree is similar to Amelanchier lamarckii in many ways but its principle differences are the colour of the flowers while in bud (a delicate pink) and its a tidier option with regular branching resulting in a neat, broadly conical shape, reaching 7m (23ft) in height.
The buds of Robin Hill burst open in March in a flurry of white stars, blush pink on the undersides, as the leaves emerge and open shades of coppery brown. The eye-catching berries ripen to a rosy red in June to be followed by wonderful late summer and autumn foliage of glowing orange and red. The berries are great for attracting birds. Robin Hill always makes a lovely specimen tree for the lawn, or would add spring, summer and autumn interest to a border.