Plant Care Pacific Serviceberry

Pacific Serviceberry

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Pacific Serviceberry has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Cusick's serviceberry, Jack's amelasorbus, Saskatoon berry, Saskatoon, Pacific serviceberry, Western serviceberry, Alder-leaf shadbush, Dwarf shadbush, Chuckley pear, Western juneberry and Pigeon berry


Amelanchier alnifolia

How to care for Pacific Serviceberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Pacific Serviceberry

Water needs for Pacific Serviceberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Pacific Serviceberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pacific Serviceberry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Saskatoon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pacific Serviceberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pacific Serviceberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Pacific Serviceberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pacific Serviceberry in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pacific Serviceberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pacific Serviceberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pacific Serviceberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Pacific Serviceberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Saskatoon →

Common Saskatoon Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Pacific Serviceberry prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Saskatoon Water Frequency →

Saskatoon Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pacific Serviceberry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Saskatoon Light Requirements →

Saskatoon Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Saskatoon Toxicity to Cats →

Saskatoon Toxicity to Dogs →

Saskatoon Toxicity to Humans →

🪴 Soil

Pacific Serviceberry does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Saskatoon →

When and How to Successfully Repot Saskatoon →

💩 Fertilizer

Pacific Serviceberry grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Saskatoon →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pacific Serviceberry grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Saskatoon →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pacific Serviceberry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Saskatoon Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Pacific Serviceberry can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Saskatoon →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Pacific Serviceberry

Pacific Serviceberry

Pacific Serviceberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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