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Saskatoon (Serviceberry)


Height and Spread Saskatoons, also called Serviceberry, can grow up to 4 metres in height and 3 meters or so at the crown.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Requires full sun and adequate moisture to bear fruit. Late frost can reduce berry production. Saskatoons can tolerate drought for short periods of time but cannot stand ponding.

Form Sasktoons are a medium, suckering shrub with upright branches.

Flower/seeds White flowers at the tips of branches turn into berries used in food production.

Leaf Hybrid poplar leaves are simple, dark green leaves approximately 5 to 12 cm in size.

Bark/wood Bark is light brown on new branches which turns grey as it matures.

Berries Purplish-black berries under a centimetre in diameter contain 4 to 10 very small seeds.

Pruning Prune to keep shape.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Insects and wildlife may eat berries as they ripen.