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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Green Alder

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Alnus crispa

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Green Alder

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.

Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





Ships To Canada: yes

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no