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Northline Saskatoon

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline'

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Northline Saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline' flowers

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline' flowers

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Northline Saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline' in fall

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline' in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Juneberry

Description:

A choice and extremely hardy selection with beautiful white flowers in early spring and abundant sweet berries in June; extremely versatile shrub for edible landscapes; does sucker with time to form highly productive thickets

Edible Qualities

Northline Saskatoon is a large shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small blue round berries which are usually ready for picking in early summer. The berries have a sweet taste.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Preserves

Features & Attributes

Northline Saskatoon is covered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries in late spring.

This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Northline Saskatoon is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Northline Saskatoon will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden  Naturalizing  Orchard 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features