mid- to late spring
10 to 15 ft.
10 to 30 ft.
northwestern North America
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 10,000 ft.
Saskatoon Serviceberry is a large, multi-stemmed, mounding native shrub.
In spring, small white flowers appear briefly in clusters and are followed by fruit that turns from red to purple. Its fruit are similar to blueberries, great for fresh eating and attracting wildlife (especially birds).
Summer leaves are medium to dark green turning to shades of yellow and orange in the autumn. Saskatoon serviceberry is a common native shrub in Colorado, most often seen in mountain forests.
Saskatoon serviceberry has grown at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden for many years. It is a tough, drought tolerant shrub that has great value due to its spring flowers, edible fruit and bright fall color.
Birds love the fruit. Grows best when spaced away from other plants.
Prune as needed to remove dead and damaged branches. May need to be pruned when young to achieve a desirable shape when mature.