Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Saskatoon Thiessen

A beautiful shrub for the smaller garden, Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen Is a large, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub of average vigour, with an upright, rounded, rather spreading habit, sometimes suckering with age. The oval leaves are deep green, turning a strong yellow in autumn. Beautiful clusters of scented, white flowers appear from early spring, and are followed in June by edible, sweet, blue berries which can be used for eating fresh, baking and preserves. Saskatoon Thiessen is an easy, self-pollinating shrub, decorative, with edible berries, and can be used as a specimen or in an orchard or woodland garden. Best in slightly acid soil; do not let it dry out.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any fertile, moist but well-drained, slightly acid soil
Position: Full sun; tolerates partial shade
Season of interest: Spring, summer, autumn
Hardiness: Extremely hardy
Height: 12’ (3.75m) Spread: 8’ (2.5m)
Type | Size: Pot | 12cm
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