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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Thimbleberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Rubus parviflorus

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Thimbleberry

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. It is one of the most productive saskatoon varieties. Its fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is popular with U-Picks and home owners because of its taller tree-like shape and larger berries. But it is not the best choice for berry orchards as it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Thimbleberry is an ornamental shrub with large, green maple-like-leaves. Flowers are attractive, fragrant, and turn into red-raspberry-like berries. The berries are good for jams, cakes, breads, muffins etc. If you remove the berry, the core resembles a thimble, giving this shrub its namesake.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

THIMBLEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: gold
Berries: blue
Berries: edible, red, similar to raspberries
Flowers: white, showy
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: thimbleberry, western thimbleberry