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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