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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Western Sand Cherry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Prunus pumila var besseyi

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Western Sand Cherry

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.

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. This makes it popular as an ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. However, both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







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Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
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