Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Replacement Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts

 
 
 

Thiessen Saskatoon vs River Alder

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Alnus incana

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Thiessen Saskatoon
River Alder

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.

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. A shrub native to the boreal forests across North America, River Alder is an excellent tree for soil stabilization near rivers and creeks.

This tree is recognizable by its small brown seed cones and smooth, silver-grey bark with white horizontal lenticels. Unlike Green Alder, River Alder's seed pods are long and hang off short branches.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: produces large edible berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







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