How to Grow Amelanchier alnifolia Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Alder-leaved Serviceberry / Saskatoon

Alder-leaved serviceberry - saskatoon

Amelanchier alnifolia photograph by Malcolm Manners.

Amelanchier alnifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
  • Common Name: Alder-leaved serviceberry - saskatoon
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 6
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 120 to 240
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 240
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed, immediately from freshSeeds, division of suckers
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Birds
  • Tolerant of: lime
  • Best Garden Use: In the control of erosion, En masse , Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Amelanchier
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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