A Saskatoon Berry shrub, with green leaves and white flowers.
Saskatoon
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

Features

Bloom colour: Blue | Green | Purple | White
Blooms:
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

Planting

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

Care

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.

Pruning

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

Considerations

Berries are used to make jelly.
Edible

Styling and Use

Other

History

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