Saskatoon Berry

2 gallon – $20.00 each (taxes included).

Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia) is a deciduous shrub with a coastal variety and an interior variety. It also goes by other names such as, Serviceberry and Juneberry. It can grow about about 5 meters (16 feet) tall, and spreads by rhizomes, or branches touching the ground can send out roots. They like well-drained soil, but can grow in a variety of locations from rocky shorelines to dry or moist open forests. It grows in full sun to part shade.They flower in clusters of showy white five-petalled blossoms appearing in early spring, by late June to July they produce purple to black edible berries. In the fall their leaves change colour to yellow and orange adding to the autumn’s colour palate. It is a good wildlife plant, as the foliage is eaten by deer, elk, the flowers support pollinators, and birds, squirrels, and bears eat the berries. The Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly use it as a larval host plant.

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