Shrubby, self-pollinating deciduous plant growing to a maximum height of 5m with most specimens typically pruning well at 2-3M. Serves as both a superbly prolific edible hedge and ornamental landscape feature with its clumping form, abundant flowers and bronze fall foliage. Extremely cold tolerant, the saskatoon will withstand sub zero temperatures and tolerate a range of soil types, even those of poor quality. Extremely productive, a single bush can produce upwards of a thousand berries per season. Berries, which resemble large blueberries but are actually a sort of pome making them more closely related to apples, ripen simultaneously making for an easy harvest. Flavour is delicious and piquant, reminiscent of blueberries and almonds. They are typically eaten fresh or dried, or are used to make pie fillings of unrivaled flavour. They are rich in manganese, magnesium, iron, phenolics, flavonols, natural sugars, vitamin C,calcium, potassium, copper and carotene.