Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Saskatoon berry

Amelanchier alnifolia

About This Species

Zone 4a BC Native

Grow me instead of Japanese knotweed, Himalayan knotweed, Giant knotweed, Bohemian knotweed

Saskatoon berry is a twiggy native shrub growing to 5 m tall. It has soft green oval leaves and clusters of delicate white flowers in the spring, followed by delicious purple-black berries in the summer. It likes to be in full sun and kept warm during the growing season. Saskatoon berry is attractive to pollinators and birds.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions