A Saskatoon Berry shrub, with green leaves and white flowers.
While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
Botanical Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Nom Français: Amélanchier à feuilles d'aulne


Bloom colour: Blue | Green | Purple | White
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: Up to 9+ feet (3.5 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 4-7


Rocky ridges, alongside streams, dry to moist open woods.
Water requirement: Low to moderate need for water.
Does best on moist, well-drained soil.


May spread by stolons (root sprouts) to form colonies. Tolerates harsh conditions but is not pollution tolerant.
Usually a shrub, but can be a small tree.


Spread: Contains small clusters of white flowers in spring. In summer, they change into bluish-purple berries.


Berries are used to make jelly.

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