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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Arnold Hawthorn

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Arnold Hawthorn

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 for its taller tree-like shape and much larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favoured by wildlife and landscapers. This tree’s beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone’s yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: red pomes about 1 cm in diameter
Flowers: white
Bark: gray to brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: high







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