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Amelanchier alnifolia

Pronunciation: Am-uh-lan-kee-er al-nee-foh-lee-uh
Family: Rosaceae
Common Name: Saskatoon serviceberry, western serviceberry, alder-leaved serviceberry
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
  • fruits, vegetables
Height to: 10'
Width to: 15'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -30 to -40ºF ZONE 3
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early spring
  • mid spring
Bloom Description: Saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) bears small pure white flowers, followed by small round edible fruit that is deep purple when ripe.
Soil Type: Saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) prefer humus rich soil with a ph of 5. 00 to 7. 00
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Attracts Butterflies
Pests and Diseases: Saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) is susceptible to fireblight and a variety of fungal leaf spots. Rust and powdery mildew are common. Die back in tinkers caused by many different fungi occur.  
Propagation: Sow saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) seed as soon as ripe or in spring. Take stem cuttings in late spring or ealy summer
Native to: Saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) is native to north america
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 4-8
Notes for Identification: Saskatoon serviceberry (amelanchier alnifolia) is a native shrub to north america. It is a suckering shrub with oval to oblong leaves 3/4 to 2 inches long, turning bright red or yellow in autumn. To prune, remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework. Pruned in late winter to early spring when dormant.     pin it
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
Seed photo: 1
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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