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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Pussy Willow

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Salix discolor or Salix spp.

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Pussy 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.

Pussy Willow is a large shrub or small tree that produces catkins that are soft, silky, and silvery before leaves appear in the spring. This native willow prefers moist to wet soil.

Pussy Willow makes a beautiful accent tree, and its bright branches can be used for floral arrangements or basket making.

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 (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

PUSSY WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
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
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american willow


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