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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Black Hawthorn

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Crataegus douglasii

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


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