The Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent') is an early-flowering, ornamental shrub. This gently mounded deciduous form can be trained as a multi-branched tree-form, is hardy and tolerant of many conditions! The green foliage turns shades of yellow and burgundy in the fall, for an added bonus in addition to the plant's other stellar features.
This Serviceberry cultivar tends to flower early in the spring with ¾ inch, 5-petaled white flowers. These fragrant little blooms 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. Butterflies and early emerging bees fully appreciate and take advantage of the nectar and pollen resource, 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 in June when they're ready to eat, giving them the other common name June Berry. They look similar to blueberries, and taste just as good. Some say the flavor has a slightly nutty taste. It's best to cook these berries and juice them, discarding the small seeds. Once processed, you can make incredible preserves, syrup and juice! Keep whole and bake the berries in shortbread, muffins, or other baked goods.
It would look terrific as a shrub border or planted in front of a dark backdrop to highlight the Serviceberry's colors. Set off spring and fall with the beautiful colors these shrubby trees provide! Anchor your home's foundation or shade a small section of your garden with dappled shade. Pollinator gardens and backyard seating areas light up with these airy trees! You'll love these ornamental flowering fall color trees for your edible landscape!
Serviceberries are often used in preserves and in pies, and if you don't use them, the birds will love them! Group or cluster in odd numbers for bird-friendly habitat, shelter and food sources in naturalized plantings near your back property. Suckering freely when allowed, these form groves readily. Or use closely planted rows of other Serviceberry or in a mixed-tree planting for light screening and privacy that neighbors won't mind! These easy care trees are highly adaptable and versatile, so much so that they're often a go-to choice for commercial plantings and landscaping!
Plant in full sun for the most flowers and fruit. Tolerant of a wide range of soil, provide moderate, consistent moisture at first, then these trees are adaptable and drought tolerant once established. Mulch the root system well for insulation and moisture retention, and to conceal any of the dropped berries that may stain pavement or grass for a short period each summer.
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 Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry, it's sure to deliver. Order one for your garden today from NatureHills.com!
How tall does a Regent Serviceberry get? How big do Saskatoon Serviceberry bushes get?
The Regent Serviceberry can be easily grown to a mature height of 4-6 feet in height and a width of 4-8 feet wide in optimal conditions. You can easily prune these multi-branched airy shaped shrubs smaller as needed or into a tree-form.
Are Serviceberries and Saskatoon berries the same?
Amelanchier have a great many common names as many native plants do from region to region in the US. These deciduous shrubs and trees go by Serviceberry, Shadblow, June Berry, Juneberry and Saskatoon, often used interchangeably.
Is Saskatoon Serviceberry edible?
The dark purple fruit of these trees, after cooking and processing, Serviceberries are flavorful and edible, and used in a similar way as Blueberries! Juice, bake or make into preserves with these mildly sweet and flavorful blue fruit! You can even try a few fresh off the tree in moderation. They taste like a combination of strawberry, blueberry, and just a touch of almond flavor.
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The Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry has white flowers & edible blue June-berries! Delicious preserves & pies or right off the bush! Order from Nature Hills.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Burgundy / Purple|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|