Serviceberry – Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Saskatoon’
Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Saskatoon’, also known as the Pacific serviceberry, the western serviceberry, alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush or western juneberry. The plant itself is very bushy, and can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. White flowers in late spring, before the berries themselves come out. In the autumn, the leaves turn a lovely orange-red colour. The fruit look much like blueberries, though they are more closely related to the apple family, with a sweet, nutty almond flavour. They are also high in fibrer, protein and antioxidants. Berries ripen in late June or early July. Service Berry Amelanchier alnifolia Saskatoon
Name: Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Saskatoon’
Approx. Height and spread: 1-1.8M x 1-1.5M
Position: Full sun.
Soil Ph: Neutral to acid soil.
Moisture: Well drained soil. Moist, but well drained soil