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Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk'

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Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk') at The Growing Place

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry in bloom

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry in bloom

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Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Obelisk') at The Growing Place

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry flowers

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry flowers

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Juneberry


With a rigidly upright and slender habit, this shrub also qualifies as a small tree; branches are smothered with pretty white flowers in early spring; leaves change to red and orange in fall; may not fruit as heavy as other serviceberry

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Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent deep purple berries in late spring. It is draped in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has forest green foliage which emerges red in spring. The oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Standing Ovation Saskatoon Berry will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Articulation  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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