Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen
Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. It is one of the most productive saskatoon varieties. Its fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.
Thiessen Saskatoon is popular with U-Picks and home owners because of its taller tree-like shape and larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards as it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.
Sea Buckthorn is a nitrogen fixing shrub that produces attractive berries high in vitamin C.
While we can't confirm claims that the berries are effective in treating various ailments, many people believe consuming the berries helps with arthritis, infections, and asthma, among other things.
Sea Buckthorn plants have attractive pale silvery-green leaves, dense branches, and large thorns, people like to grow in ornamental hedges or as a first row in a shelterbelt.
Note: these plants typically reach maturity and make their sex easily known (females producing fruit) in their 3rd or 4th year of growth. Our seedlings are too young to identify their sex.
THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS
SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS
SAVE UP TO 40%
SAVE UP TO 21%
partial shade, full sun
alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry
, Interesting Foliage
, Nitrogen Fixing
, Shelterbelts and Windbreaks
, Urban Yards
, Wildlife Attracting
, Winter Interest