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Amelanchier alnifolia

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Amelanchier alnifolia

Saskatoon Serviceberry, Saskatoon Berry, June Berry, Shadbush

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Luminous white spring flowers, edible "blueberries," and fall color.

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  • Brilliant Snowy Flowers
  • Tasty Wild "Blueberries"
  • Autumn Leaf Display
  • Easy Care

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Dazzling white fringed flowers delight in the spring, turning into edible summer blue berries followed by beautiful fall color. Too good to be true? No, Saskatoon Serviceberry has it all on a beautiful, soft green open-branching bush that asksvery little of its caretakers. Native Americans used the seedy, almond-flavored fruit in pemmican, mixing pounded meat and berries to create a sort of wilderness energy bar.

Common Names Saskatoon Serviceberry, Saskatoon Berry, June Berry, Shadbush
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Open woods, canyons and rocky dry slopes, widespread in the northwestern states, south to NM and AZ.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 5
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement In a prominent spot, along a path or patio, specimen shrub, or naturalized setting.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 5 ft.
Group Spacing 6-10 ft.
Blossom Color Snow White
Blooms Spring
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Humans will want to be the first "wildlife" to sample serviceberry. Get the berries before feathered and furred creatures get to them!
Plants Symbol AMAL2
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark Yes
 

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