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NATIVE TREES & SHRUBS

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Most of our stock is available in sizes easily shipped by mail, that is, under 1m.
This symbol indicates plants that are also available in sizes over 1m. The price is the same but you'll have to come and pick them up. Our Spring pick-up dates are April 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2019 between 8am and 4pm. Please see Specials or this map to Marlbank for directions.


I am fond of houses & flowers, even vegetables & fruit trees. I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.
Gertrude Stein

Viburnum trilobum
HIGH-BUSH CRANBERRY Z2/2m
Panicles of snowy white flowers & miniature maple-like leaves make this one of the most ornamental of food bushes. Clusters of scarlet berries attract wildlife but enjoy mixed reviews as human food.

Viburnum lentago
NANNYBERRY Z3/2.5m
"A large, tree-like deciduous shrub with glossy green leaves that turn purple-red in fall. Large clusters of white flowers. Berries turn from yellow-green to red to blue-black." The Hillier Gardener's Guide.

Celtis tenuifolia
DWARF HACKBERRY Z3/6m
A small, nicely shaped, drought-tolerant shade tree or bush suited to sandy and calciferous soils. The think layer of edible flesh surrounding the seed attracts wildlife. Uncommon north of the Ohio River and rarely offered by nurseries.

Hypericum frondosum
GOLDEN ST. JOHN'S WORT Z5/80cm
Wide, handsome, upright Carolinian shrub. Bark reddish and exfoliating. Pretty blue-green leaves. Long-stamened, bright yellow flowers beloved by bumble bees. Very effective in mass plantings.

Aronia melanocarpa
BLACK CHOKEBERRY Z3/2.2m
Tall, open-limbed native shrub with lustrous dark-blue edible berries attractive to wildlife. Autumn leaves turn a vivid carmine. Prefers slightly acidic soils but will grow anywhere. Loves the Laurentians.

In Norse sagas, the river of fate rises from beneath the Ash.

Rhus aromatica
FRAGRANT SUMAC Z3/1m
Glossy aromatic leaves. Small yellow flowers. Clusters of reddish berry-like fruit in late summer attract wildlife. Spreads readily through poor soil. Prefers full sun. Helps control soil erosion.

Ptelea trifoliata
WAFER ASH Z5/2m
Attractive addition to the forest edge where it beckons all summer long with soft yellow flowers and hop-like seed. Leaves lustrous. Tolerant of poor soils. Native to S.W. Ontario.

Speak to the earth and it shall teach you.
Job 12:8

 

Cornus alternifolia
PAGODA DOGWOOD Z3b/4m ‡
Named for its elegant form & curiously tiered branches, this hardy native seems to have sprung from an oriental garden. Miniature leaves turn both yellow & scarlet. Blue berries on bright red stalks. An understorey species, very shade tolerant.

Cornus stolonifera
YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD Z3/2.5m
Forms thickets on damp land creating a natural habitat for many birds & animals. Vigorous root growth stabilizes slopes. Yellow branches stand out vividly against snow. Open clusters of white flowers in May followed by bluish-tinged berries.

Liriodendron tulipifera
TULIP TREE Z5b/22m
Queen of the Carolinian forest able to survive north now thanks to global warming. Named for its tulip-shaped leaf and lovely yellow flower. Tallest hardwood in N. America. Wood used in cabinets, canoes and classic car bodies. Pest Free. Great in groves. Golden in autumn.

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