Serviceberry - Regent Saskatoon
Hardy Ornamental Shrub with Edible Berries
The Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry is an early-flowering, ornamental shrub. It would look terrific as a shrub boarder or planted in front of a dark backdrop to highlight the Serviceberry’s colors.
This Serviceberry cultivar tends to flower early in the spring with ¾ inch, 5-petaled white flowers. The fragrant flowers grow in clusters before the leaves appear, and are so numerous that they are sure to have a dazzling effect upon the appearance of your spring yard.
Your Regent Serviceberry will also attract pollinators to your yard, providing a meal for them and encouragement to stay and pollinate your other plants.
After the flowers of your Regent Serviceberry have faded, small green berries will appear, eventually turning a dark blue when they’re ready to eat in the summer. They look similar to blueberries, and taste just as good. Some say the flavor has a slightly nutty taste.
Serviceberries are often used in preserves and in pies, and if you don’t use them, the birds will love them!
The Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry is a gently mounded deciduous shrub that Grows 6 feet high with an equal spread. It’s hardy and tolerant of many conditions.
The green foliage turns shades of yellow and burgundy in the fall, an added bonus in addition to the plant’s other stellar features.
The Serviceberry has traditionally had many uses. Native Americans used to make pemmican and soups from the Serviceberry to supplement their daily diets. The plant was thought to have medicinal properties, and it was also used as a dye.
Whatever uses you value in your Serviceberry, it’s sure to deliver.
* Attractive spring flowers
* Delicious berries
* Fall color
|Family||Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Yellow to Red|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|