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Amelanchier alnifolia

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.

Aboriginal peoples used the fruit in the making of pemmican and other dishes.

Zone:

3

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

150-200 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Specimen
Naturalizing
Screening (privacy)
Hedge

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