Amelanchier alnifolia (Saskatoon serviceberry)

Deciduous shrub 3 to 15 ft. tall occurring from near sea level to 9,000 ft. and adapted to a wide range of soil types. Common in montane or upland sites and along streams. Provides good to excellent forage for livestock and wildlife. Fruits provide valuable source of food for birds and small mammals.

native distribution

INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: 

Height:   3-15 ft.

Bloom Color: White, occasionally pink

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation:  8-26 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Medium

Elevation: up to 9,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 3,400,000

Seeding Rate:  0.25-1 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Germination Time:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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