Serviceberry Regent Saskatoon
'Saskatoon serviceberry' is a plant in the Amelanchier genus with a scientific name of Amelanchier alnifolia.
Conspicuous white flowers in spring for as long as a month under good conditions.2 Later edible purple-blue berries (resembling blueberries) that can attract wildlife.2 Fall color is long and yellow to reddish.2Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Floral white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Purple Heart. It is a flowering edible fruit / ornamental and is treated mainly as a deciduous, so it sheds its leaves annually. Saskatoon serviceberry is known for growing with a shrubby habit to a height of approximately 3.00 metres (that's 9.75 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in early summer. If you would like to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden, consider growing this plant.
Canada is believed to be where Saskatoon serviceberry originates from.
Saskatoon serviceberry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Saskatoon serviceberry have been kindly provided by our members.
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See our list of companion Plants for Saskatoon serviceberry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Harvest the small fruit before birds and other wildlife. Fruit can be eaten raw or made into jam, pie, or any other way you would prepare a berry.2 They may also be dried.3 The leaves may also be used for tea.2
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Saskatoon serviceberry plants:
This plant is larval host to the butterflies Elf (Microtia elva) and California Hairstreak
(Satyrium californica).2 The caterpillars should not be treated as pests.
The Latin word “Alnifolia” means “having teeth” or “serrated”.1
Cusick's serviceberry, Saskatoon
Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem. var. cusickii (Fernald) C.L. Hitchc.
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