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      Amelanchier alnifolia (A. alnifolia subsp. florida)
    Saskatoon Serviceberry
       Deciduous Shrub
HEIGHT:3 - 16 feet
SPREAD:3 - 8 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Multi-stemmed large shrub; white, fragrant flowers in June; large, edible, purple to black berries July-September, can be used for commercial fruit production; thick, rounded leaves; yellow to orange fall color; grows in full sun or light shade on dry slopes; tolerates acidic or alkaline soils.
LIMITATIONS:Wild fruit not as large or tasty as the cultivars but great for wildlife; can be a host for apple (serviceberry)/cedar rust; susceptible to leaf spot.
ORIGIN:Alaska, southern Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canadian prairies and northern plains of the United States
CULTIVARS:Cultivars listed below may not be as hardy as the species. Better growth with more moisture. Beware -- cultivars may be grafted onto Cotoneaster that eventually over grows the scion.; ‘Honeywood’ large, sweet fruit; blooms later than ‘Smoky’; not recommended for INT.; ‘Pembina’ fruit better flavored but less sweet and less productive than ‘Smoky’; upright growth; produces few suckers; fruits at young age; grows to 10' tall.; ‘Martin’ huge fruit, not as flavorful as Smoky, but great yields.; ‘Northline’ large fruits; suckers freely; grows to 10' tall; not recommended for INT.; ‘Regent’ compact shrub growing 4’-6’ tall; sweet fruit.; ‘Smoky’ large, sweet fruit; spreading form; suckers.
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