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  • From: Jay Cutts <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Saskatoons (A. alnifolia) varieties for the warmer regions
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:58:38 -0700

If you're concerned about heat, I haven't found that to be an issue. In New Mexico at 5000 feet, I have several alnifolia varieties and I find them to be particularly tolerant of intense dry heat in situations where most other plants just wither. The same plants also do fine at my 7000 ft location and they bear fruit very dependably.



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On 12/22/2012 11:53 AM, Steven Covacci wrote:
In addition to the typical species of serviceberry/juneberries, What
varieties of saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia) specifically can grow in zone
6b/7a? I believe that 'Regent' is one such that can deal with the heat. I
grow A. canadensis, A. laevis, A. stolonifera, and hybrids of these, but I'd
really like to grow A. alnifolia. It's untrue to claim they will not thrive
in my region because NYC (zone 7a) has many successful, thriving plantings of
it (I just don't know what varieties they plant).

I have 'Regent' (hasn't yet fruited) and might want to try Smokey, Martin and

Steve (NJ)
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