Common Name: Western serviceberry, Juneberry, Saskatoon Serviceberry
Binomial Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Soil Type: Moist to rather dry
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Plant Type: large shrub or small tree
Commonly found in forest understories this large shrub can grow up to 26 feet tall and about half as wide. In the mid-spring to early summer this native plant will bloom a white flower with narrow petals, these flowers are then followed by a purple berry like fruit. The berry has a very musty flavor and is sometimes used to make pies and jams. Birds are attracted to the berries on this plant and make a great addition to any native garden.