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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry) vs Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Cornus mas

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Thiessen Saskatoon (Serviceberry)
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

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.

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is an ornamental plant with a variety of uses as it can be grown as a shrub, small tree, hedge, or privacy screen. The bright yellow flowers grow in clusters and bloom in late winter to early spring, providing an early food source for pollinators. They are visually striking as the flowers bloom before the leaves appear and last for several weeks.

Red, cherry-like fruits are produced in midsummer. They are edible but are better suited for preserves and syrups as the taste is fairly sour and astringent, similar to that of sour cherries and cranberries.

The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood was the winner of the Gold Medal Award from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as well as the Cary Award for having superior landscape appeal and for being winter hardy and pest resistant.

THIESSEN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

CORNELIAN CHERRY DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: blue
Berries: red
Flavor: sour
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium





Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry
Other Names: cornelia cherry, cornelia cherry dogwood, cornelian cherry, cornelian cherry dogwood, european cornel