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

 
 
 

Thiessen Saskatoon vs Variegated Dogwood

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Thiessen Saskatoon
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood, also known as Silver Leaf Dogwood, is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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