Saskatoon Serviceberry

Saskatoon Serviceberry Amelanchier AlnifoliaThe saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) grows in thickets along lake edges and is found in northwest Iowa.

Hardiness: Zones 3 through 6

Growth Rate: Slow

Mature Shape: Variable can form thickets. Deciduous shrub or small tree.

Height: 10-20 feet

Width: 4 -8 feet

Site Requirements: Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade on moist soils

Flowering Dates: May - June

Seed Dispersal Dates: July - August

Seed Bearing Age: 3-5 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Prechill for 4 months at 34°F to 40°F