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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. Thiessen saskatoons are one of the most productive saskatoons great in pies, preserves or eating fresh. However, they are most popular with u-pick operations because their height gets to about 16ft tall which 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

Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: toxic to humans



Ships To Canada: yes

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no