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Northline saskatoon bushes

Amelanchier alnifolia
  • Picking month: July

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

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG11-year bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree £34.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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

Northline characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthJuly
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryEdible fruits

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Growth rateAverage
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningNo need to prune

Problems

    Climate

    • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy

    Identification

    • Country of originCanada
    • Period of origin1900 - 1949
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
    • Fruit colourBlue - dark
    • Fruit sizeAverage