More About Amelanchier alnifolia
- Lightly fragrant white flowers are held erect
- Sweet black-blue berries are good for eating and making jelly
- Gray-green foliage turns to brilliant yellow-orange in the fall
- Bloom Time: Spring
Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.
Aboriginal peoples used the fruit in the making of pemmican and other dishes.
Saskatoon Berry Growing and Maintenance Tips
Saskatoonberry tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions. Root suckers are common, potentially resulting in a shrubby growth habit. Some strains reach only 125 cm, others up to 6 m.
Amelanchier alnifolia Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge