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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Sandbar Willow

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Salix exigua

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Thiessen Saskatoon
Sandbar Willow

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.

Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.

Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its grassy narrow stems give it an attractive, bamboo-like appearance.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

SANDBAR WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: produces large edible berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes