Amelanchier alnifolia

Saskatoon Serviceberry

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Hardiness Zone

2b (ref. Hydro-Québec)

Region of Origin

West Central North America

Mother Tree located in

Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec

Seeds Type

Orthodox, that is to say seeds with the capability to withstand desiccation and freezing temperatures (-20°C) and may therefore be conserved for years, if not decades.

For germination, you must...

1. allow THREE MONTHS for seed treatment;
2. subject them to a scarification AND a cold stratification before sowing (follow the steps below in order).

Scarification : Soak the seeds in water at room temperature for 24 hours.
Stratification (cold) : Place the seeds in a bag (Ziploc Slider type) containing slightly premoistened peat moss. Seeds should be surrounded by the latter. Close the bag and place it in cool storage (between 1°C and 5°C) for approximately three months.
Seedlings : Remove the content from the bag and sow the seeds by broadcasting the mix on the growth medium. Bury lightly, less than five millimeters from the soil surface.

⚠ Hard to germinate 

Seeds from this species are often impervious to water and, then, may delay the germination. The latter may occur several months after sowing. It’s important to not throw seeds away if they didn’t germinate after the first attempt. Repeating all the germination process could be necessary.