Bloom time: June
Dark blue, edible, sweet. Good for jams, jellies and eating
out of hand.
Size: 4-6' tall and wide
Uses: Mixed border, shrub border, hedge or
as an accent or specimen plant. Attracts birds. Good substitute
Hardiness: Zones 3-8
Native: to North America
Amelanchier 'Regent' grows into a small, mounded shrub 4
to 6-feet tall and wide. In the spring this plant is covered with
large, white, fragrant flowers that is just stunning. Being in a garden surrounded by Amelanchiers in full bloom is amazing. The profuse display of white flowers are followed by dark-blue
fruit that birds love. The fruits are edible, if you can beat the birds to it. Fruits are used in jellies and jams, or eaten fresh. But, we usually let the birds have all the fruit because they're drawn to this fruit like a magnet. It's one of the few fruits available in June for birds, who are busy nesting and need quick and tasty high-energy food. Amelanchier Regent is very winter hardy and has healthy
foliage that is not bothered by insects or disease. Drought
tolerant and easy to grow. It's a great addition to your garden
-- either as a specimen, in a mixed border or as a hedge. Winter hardy to Zone 3.
What you'll receive:
2-year, field-grown plants with 12 to 18-inch long stems and
shipped bareroot (no soil or pot)
and dormant (no foliage). Learn more about
Shipping: $0-$75=$12.00, $75.01-$125=$15, $125.01-$200=$20, >$200=10% of total. Shipped UPS Ground in
spring from early April through mid May.
About Amelanchiers: Saskatoon, Serviceberry
or Juneberry are common names for the Amelanchier plant. Amelanchier
is native to North America and is most often grown for its
sweet fruit that is relished by birds. Over 42 species of
birds eat the fruit! The fruit is also good for eating out
of hand and for jellies. Native Americans used Amelanchier
fruit in making Pemican, a staple of their diet. Amelanchiers,
especially the species, will often send up suckers, often
forming thickets in the wild. It flowers early in spring,
providing food for many pollinating insects. Amelanchiers
are very winter hardy and have healthy grayish-green foliage
that is not bothered by insects or disease. Easy to grow.
Does best in at least a half day of full sun in average garden
soil, but can tolerate partial sun and drier soil once established.
Space 3 to 4-feet apart. Prune in late winter to maintain
desired shape and size.
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A
bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not
actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what
a bareroot rose looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship
to you were harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage
over the winter to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship
the bareroot plants to our customers, from early April through
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out
of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water
so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak
for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting
instructions with photos are available on our planting