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Common Name: Saskatoon Serviceberry

Scientific Name: Amelachier alnifolia

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife Habitat Improvement
~Disturbed Land Restoration

Height: 3-15 feet

Colors: White blossoms, deep violet or pink berries

Flowering Season: Mid summer

Soil Types: Most Textures

Elevation: Up to 9,000 feet

Tolerances: Weak Acid & Alkali

Sun or Shade: Full Sunlight

Minimum Precipitation: 12-14 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 45,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inches

Stratification Required: Store in freezer and plant in fall to ensure natural stratification



Saskatoon Serviceberry is a deciduous, rhizomatous shrub that has a variable growth form. This plant is distributed throughout much of the western and northern plains states, and it can be found at elevations ranging from near sea level to 9,000 feet. Saskatoon Serviceberry is adapted to most textured soils, although it has a weak tolerance to acid and alkali. It is also winter-hardy and can resprout after a fire.

Saskatoon Serviceberry has a fair to high palatability for both livestock and large wildlife species, and it has good tolerance to grazing. This shrub produces ample fruits that are utilized by birds and small mammals, making it a valuable component of many ecosystems. Saskatoon Serviceberry is a very valuable shrub for wildlife habitat, range improvement, disturbed land restoration, and native landscaping. Its versatility and adaptability make it an excellent choice for these purposes, as well as for erosion control and water conservation efforts.



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Photo Credits: USFS, Steve Hurst, OSU and Peter Stevens

Saskatoon Serviceberry


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