This plant is loved by the birds for its blue-purple berry that tastes similar to blueberries. It has a small white to pinkish flower in spring and lovely fall color. Best grown in full sun to light shade (good under taller trees), well-drained soil and watered deeply once-a-week. This plant is not bothered by rabbits squirrels nor deer.
A. alnifolia Saskatoon grows 12 ft. tall
by 12 ft. wide; white flowers; blue berries;
A. a. Regent 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; sweet berries good for jam or jelly
A. x grandiflora 25 ft. tall by 25 ft. wide; white flowers; blue-black berries; good