Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush, Shadblow (Amelanchier Canadensis)
Grows as a small tree or large bush, juneberries are beautiful, native trees with a wide range of benefits. In winter their bark is striking with its curves and striping, as spring slowly emerges, the trees are covered in white flowers while the rest of the landscape is still a muted brown. In the fall, serviceberry leaves are a brilliant fiery red.
It is for the berries that we grow this species. There is a lot of variation among juneberry, all are loved by birds, but only some are truly delicious. The trees we grow are selected from the best flavored individuals that we’ve searched out. They taste as good as they look in the picture. I think they are best described as a blueberry with an almond aftertaste.
Saskatoon- Western species of Juneberry. Grows as a shrub 5-8ft tall. Largest fruit, highly flavorful berries. Grown commercially in the Canadian Prairies. Drought tolerant.
Juneberries are self pollinating and come true to seed.
10-20” Plants $15 ea