Billings, Montana @ ZooMontana
Serviceberry - Saskatoon
Catalogue A# 0093-021 SG14
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 20" W
Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'
Family name; Rosaceae
origin: North America, Montana native
Common name: Serviceberry, Juneberry, Saskatoon
Location: Sensory garden-Bed 19, north hill
Number in accession: (30) original (4) surviving
Note: will need updated 2019 count
This 8 inch Serviceberry provides overall benefits of: $54 every year.
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Native Locale: North America
Landscape Uses: Massing, Hedge, Mixed border
Size Range: Large shrub (more than 8 feet), Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
Season of Interest: Early winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall
Flower Color & Fragrance: White
Shape or Form: Multi-stemmed, Thicket-forming, Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Tree & Plant Care
A colony-forming medium to large shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet high and wide.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Tolerant of a wide range of soils and will grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
Not tolerant of wet soils.
Root suckers are common, and plants will form a dense colony.
Disease, pests, and problems
Fungal leaf spots, mildew, rust, fireblight, cankers
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to North America from Alaska across western Canada into the western and north central United States.
Attracts birds & butterflies
Flowers attract butterflies and fruit attract many song bird
Saskatoon or western serviceberry is a medium to large upright, multi-stemmed shrub with four-season interest. The clusters of fragrant, white drooping flowers appear in spring, followed by large, bluish-purple berries which are juicy and edible. Small blue-green leaves turn brilliant yellow and red in fall and the light gray bark is smooth with vertical streaks add winter interest. Excellent for shrub borders, woodland gardens and in mass.