Flowers, delicious berrys, hardy, beautiful fall foliage; all considered, the Saskatoon berrys popularity is not surprising. A time tested, valuable addition to food gardens and edible landscapes.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: With proper care, these shrubs can live for several decades, providing tasty harvests for years to come.
  • Canopy Size and Spread: Saskatoons typically reach a spread of 6-10 feet, though dwarf varieties are available.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast grower, particularly when young, adding around 1-2 feet per year.
  • Canopy Height: Most cultivars mature between 6-15 feet tall, making them manageable for various landscapes.
  • Soil Preference: Adapts to various well-drained soils and even tolerates some clay or alkaline conditions.
  • Water Needs: Moderately water-dependent, especially during the first few years after planting and during dry spells. Drought-tolerant once established.
  • Light Preference: Full sun exposure is ideal for optimal flowering and fruiting, though it can tolerate some partial shade.
  • Hardiness Zone: Exceptionally cold hardy, thriving in USDA zones 2-7.
  • Flowers: Clusters of delicate, star-shaped white flowers appear in early spring, lasting about a week.

Interesting Facts

  • Name Variations: Saskatoon, Serviceberry, and Juneberry all refer to the same plant! The name used often depends on your region.
  • No Fuss Fruit: Unlike some fruiting shrubs, Saskatoons are relatively low maintenance and generally resistant to common pests and diseases.
  • Wildlife Haven: Birds adore Saskatoon berries, adding life and activity to your garden. Pollinators like bees are drawn to the abundant spring blossoms.
  • Flavorful and Nutritious Berries: The sweet, juicy Saskatoon berries taste a bit like a cross between blueberries and almonds. They’re delicious fresh, in baked goods, jams, or even wine.


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