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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Lowbush Blueberry

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Vaccinium angustifolium

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Lowbush Blueberry

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.

Lowbush Blueberry, commonly known as the Wild Lowbush Blueberry, is often wild-harvested and thrives in low pH acidic soil. This early low-bush blueberry produces white and pink bell-shaped flowers in the spring. Its fruit is smaller in size than high bush blueberry plants and is more flavourful with an intense blueberry taste-masking it perfect for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: edible blue
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged, bell shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: late lowbush blueberry, late sweet blueberry, wild lowbush blueberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no