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Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon, Serviceberry

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Height: Native small tree usually grow to 15 ft tall but can grow up to 20 ft tall in ideal conditions.

Habitat: Full to partial sun; moist, well draining to dry soil; adaptable to most soil types.

Foliage: Green, alternate, round to oval in shape leafs, that turn beautiful shades of yellow to red in fall.

Flowers: Clusters of fragrant white flowers with five petals are large and showy in late spring. These flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Fruits: Edible deep purple berry-like fruits called pomes. These berries are good fresh and can also be made into jam and used in cooking.

Bark: Greenish bark has white patterns, matures to dark gray to reddish.

Natural Habitat: Common shrub in understory; rocky shorelines, bluffs, talus slopes, meadows, thickets, and forest edges; open areas, roadsides; low to middle elevations.

Why is it good for my garden? Serviceberry attracts birds, butterflies and lots of other pollinators to the garden. Serviceberry provides brilliance to the garden 3 out of the 4 seasons with wonderful blooming flowers followed by berries and leaves that will add color to your yard in the fall. The edible fruit can be eaten raw or prepared in a variety of ways and is said to have nutritional value similar to the content of blueberries. Serviceberry works well in partly sunny rain gardens. Cedar Waxwing love the fruit of the serviceberry.

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