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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'

Saskatoon serviceberry

‘Regent’ is a compact, shrub or small tree with big benefits for wildlife. Delicate, fragrant, white flowers bloom in early spring providing nectar for butterflies and other pollinators. Reddish purple berries arrive in summer and are relished by birds. You can also pick them for pies and jams. In the autumn, the foliage turns yellow with a touch of red. Easy to grow in sun or part shade and is tolerant of a wide range of soils.

Benefits

  • Fragrant spring flowers provide an early nectar source for pollinators
  • Summer fruit attracts birds
  • Delicious berries can be eaten right off the tree
  • Considered to be especially important for native bees
  • Yellow, sometimes red fall color

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in full sun to partial shade. It prefers average to moist conditions and is not particular as to soil type or pH. The berries are great for pies, jams and fresh eating.Great for shrub borders, woodland gardens and along the banks of ponds. This is a compact form, great for smaller gardens.


Height
4-6 ft

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Spread
4-6 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7

Native Range

Found on moist stream banks to drier hillsides and open woods.

Native Trivia

This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Fall Color
Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Shrubs
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Accent
Hedge, screen
Ornamental fruit
Specimen
Native to
Alaska
California
Colorado
Idaho
Iowa
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
West Virginia