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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Red Elder

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Sambucus racemosa

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Red Elder

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. They are one of the most productive saskatoons. Their fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is most popular with u-pick operations. But it is not the best choice for berry farming because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Red Elder is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

RED ELDER QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: toxic to humans



Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no