Northline saskatoon bushes

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Northline is a popular Saskatoon or Juneberry, with a fruity sweet flavour, and one of the most productive.

The fruits ripen evenly at the same time, so the whole tree can usually be harvested in one go.

Northline saskatoon bushes for sale

Deliveries start in September 2020

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Refer to product details2-year bush-trained - 7l pot£21.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Northline


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Flowering season: Mid-season


  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking


  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Blue - dark


  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Northline

Northline is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Northline saskatoon bushes

Northline flowers in mid/late May, but like all Saskatoons is very susceptible to frost damage, so is best planted in a sheltered frost-free area.

Northline grows with a more upright habit than other Saskatoons. If planting several bushes, allow 3m between each one.They should reach a mature height of about 3m or so in the UK.

Do not add fertiliser at the time of planting, but water well, and keep the young bush regularly watered (but not drowing) during the spring. Water should be applied to the base of the stem and the root area, try to avoid letting water splash on to the leaves. Keep weeds and grass well away from the base of the plant.

No pruning is usually required for the first 5 years. After that, prune out some of the older branches each spring, since fruiting is best on younger shoots.

Historical details

Northline was developed in the 1950s by Beaverlodge Nursery of Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada.

Botanical name

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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