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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Bearberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Bearberry

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.

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1b
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry


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