Smoky Saskatoon is a large deciduous shrub that suckers and produces edible fruit. Smoky Saskatoons are one of the most productive and widely used Saskatoons and have large sweet berries with good yields.
One of the oldest and first good yielding cultivars, a majority of the commercial saskatoon orchards were based on this cultivar until Northline and other cultivars were introduced.
Smoky has slightly smaller fruit than Northline and a milder taste but is not acidic like Pembina, Thiessen or Honeywood.
Zone: 1a Height: 4 m (14 ft) Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft) Moisture: normal Light: partial shade, full sun Fall colour: orange to red Berries: produces large edible berries great for eating raw Growth rate: fast Life span: short Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: low
Other names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry