With these characteristics: None
Saskatoon or Western Serviceberry
Rosaceae - Rose
Leaves: Alternate; simple; oval to round; 1" to 2" long; deciduous; coarsely serrate margin; dark green above, paler beneath; petiole 3/8" to 3/4" long.
Twigs/buds: Twigs slender; red-brown to gray-brown; hairy at first, later becoming glabrous.
Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect; similar to downy serviceberry, but in 1" long clusters. Fruit also similar to downy serviceberry; sweet, juicy, edible.
Bark: Thin; brown to gray; smooth.
Wood: Unimportant; similar to downy serviceberry; diffuse-porous.
General: A large shrub or small tree native to most of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada on fairly cool, moist sites. In Utah found in protected, cool canyon locations. Often found in groups due to sprouting from underground stems. Shade tolerant.
Landscape Use: Seldom planted in cultivated landscapes. Zones 3-8.
Cultivars: 'Altaglow', 'Honeywood', 'Northline', 'Parkwood', 'Pembina', 'Smokey', 'Success', "Theissen'.
- Rosaceae - Rose
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