Amelanchier alnifolia

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.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 15 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
- 9,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
43.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
25,800
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Blue-Purple Berries