Saskatoon serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia, Hardiness : Zone 2b
Other names
Saskatoon, Pacific serviceberry, western serviceberry, alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, chuckley pear, western juneberry, pigeon berry
Categories
Berry tree or shrub, Ornamental shrub
Availability
45-60cm high, naked roots 11.00$
Features
Height X Width
4.0m X 3.0m
Foliage
Green, red in fall
Flowering
White Blooming time : Begins in mid-spring
Fruits
Small deep blue berries. Sweety and juicy
Harvest : Begins in end of july
Resistances
-
Sun exposure
Full sun, Mid-shade
Soil type
-
Edible parts
-
Images
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Description, from Wikipedia

It is a deciduous shrub or small tree that most often grows to 1–8 m (3–26 ft), rarely to 10 m or 33 ft, in height. Its growth form spans from suckering and forming colonies to clumped.

The leaves are oval to nearly circular, 2–5 cm (34–2 in) long and 1–4.5 cm (121 34 in) broad, on a 0.5–2 cm (1434 in) leaf stem, margins toothed mostly above the middle. The foliage is browsed by deer, elk, rabbits, and livestock.

As with all species in the genus Amelanchier, the flowers are white, with five quite separate petals. In A. alnifolia, they are about 2–3 cm (341 14 in) across, and appear on short racemes of three to 20 somewhat crowded together, in spring while the new leaves are still expanding.

The fruit is a small purple pome 5–15 mm (3161932 in) in diameter, ripening in early summer in the coastal areas and late summer further inland. They are eaten by wildlife including birds, squirrels and bears. It is also a larval host to the pale tiger swallowtail, two-tailed swallowtail, and the western tiger swallowtail.