(Amelanchier alnofolia) The largest fruiting cultivar available. It will grow to about 6-8' with an open, shrubby habit. Suckers moderately. It has good flavor and productivity. It's a consistant producer and a great commercial choice.
These very winter hardy plants — also known as Saskatoons — make attractive ornamental shrubs or hedges and produce delicious edible fruit. Developed in Alberta and grown commercially in Canada, this tasty blueberry-size fruit is high in Vitamin C and great for eating fresh or making pies. Plants are pretty in all seasons, with attractive white flowers in spring and bright yellow foliage in fall. Train them as single- stemmed trees or let them sucker and become multi-stemmed bushes or edible hedges. Plants tolerate a variety of soils, but prefer a neutral or slightly acid pH. They are self fertile and long- lived.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Grow Height: 15'
Sun: Full Sun