Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia subsp. alnifolia)

Botanical names:
Amelanchier alnifolia subsp. alnifolia Accepted
Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bumblebees


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 15, 2017 8:22 PM

It is a handsome multi-stem, upright shrub that gets about 6 to 10 feet high. It is native to the Great Plains from southern Saskatchewan to Nebraska. Best only planted in USDA Zones 4 & 5, as it is not adapted to farther south.

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