|Alberta Wild (Prickly) Rose|
Alberta's provincial flower, Alberta Wild Rose, is a small, deciduous shrub known for its beautiful pink blooms and thick, thorny stems.
Native to Canada, this hardy perennial is an attractive addition to any garden. Wildlife enjoy its edible rosehips, which... more
Balsam Fir - best known as a "Christmas tree" - doesn't just look great in living rooms; it's a terrific tree for your yard too!
This fir grows tall and narrow. Balsam Fir is cold hardy, shade tolerant, and will thrive in most soil types and moisture levels... more
Balsam Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing deciduous tree.
Native to Canada east of the Rockies, this large, upright's seedlings are grown from cuttings.
Sometimes they are a male clone, so they don't produce fluff. Other times, the collection was from both male... more
Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.
It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub... more
Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.
It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.
Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to... more
Black Spruce is a medium-sized coniferous tree that tolerates wet ground better than most - if not all - spruces.
These qualities make Black Spruce an excellent tree for wet areas.
Black Spruce is known for its characteristic straight trunk and a narrow... more
Common Wild Blueberry is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the tasty little berries as much as we do.
These blueberries are grown from locally collected seed and produce small, sweet berries in August. The fruit is terrific for fresh eating and... more
|Bog Cranberry (Lingonberry)|
Bog Cranberry is a native, ground cover species.
These plants generally produce one crop per year in summer. The plants have single blooms. Leaves are bright green, oval and alternate. New growth can be covered with fine hairs. Plants may spread 3 feet in width... more
|Canadian Buffalo Berry|
Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America.
This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible - though very bitter - red fruit.
Interest in this plant as a health food has... more
Cattail is found all across North America, growing next to water. Like other waterside plants, Cattail provides erosion control and forage for animals.
It is suitable for land reclamation. Cattail is able to tolerate cold weather and occasional flooding... more
Common Snowberry is a small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.
This North American native species is very adaptable, and can be used for erosion control in riparian and restoration areas. Snowberry's fruit... more
|Common Wild Rose|
Also known as Woods Rose, Common Wild Rose has attractive pink roses and edible bright red rosehips.
This tough, native shrub is a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to any garden. Common Wild Rose is very similar to Alberta (Prickly) Wild Rose but with fewer... more
|Dwarf Alberta Spruce|
Dwarf Alberta Spruce, also known as Dwarf White Spruce, is a small tree with very dense foliage. It is an attractive specimen in landscape designs and small yards. This plant naturally grows into the classic conical shape, but responds well to shearing and pruning... more
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Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.
Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.
This species is often used... more
Engelmann Spruce is a tall, cold resistant tree native to western North America. This high-altitude mountain tree has characteristic loose, scaly bark ranging in colour from reddish-brown to grey.
Birds such as grouse, woodpeckers, nuthatches and thrushes will... more
Evans cherry is an Alberta-developed cold hardy tree that has been thriving in the prairies for over 50 years. This highly productive self-pollinating tree requires little maintenance. The fruit is good for cooking or fresh eating when fully ripe. Evans cherry is... more
Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil.
Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation... more
Green ash is fast growing tree with incredible golden yellow leaves in the fall. This tree is native to the prairies and is well suited for drought and cold. Green ash can also tolerate soil compaction, periods of flooding and a wide variety of soils including... more
Green Bulrush is a common waterside plant, suitable for erosion control and land reclamation. Despite this, Green Bulrush is very drought resistant once established. Bulrushes can cool nearby areas on hot days.
Unlike many of the other waterside plants... more
Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.
This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to... more
Jack Pine is a cold tolerant native species that can survive on dry, sandy or gravelly sites.
Similar to Scots Pine, though somewhat larger, Jack Pine is known for its yellow-green needles, spreading crown, and irregular form. If you have a tough site to plant... more
Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.
It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.
Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental... more
Lodgepole pine is well suited to western Canada's climate and growing conditions. This native pine noted for its rapid growth among evergreen. And as one of Canada's hardiest conifers, it can tolerate cold, shade, drought, and poor soil conditions... more
Lowbush Cranberry is a short, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. Lowbush Cranberry's small size makes it suitable for urban use; buyers will also find it useful if trying to... more
Manitoba Maple is a fast growing tree with great fall color. These trees are typically grown as feature or shade trees on larger properties and acreages. Manitoba maples are cold hardy and tolerant of a wide range of soil moisture conditions... more
Martin Saskatoon is a hardy prairie plant. The berries have a large size and a delicious taste. This species has consistent yield, making it great for both orchards and small gardens. The berries ripen uniformly, making them convenient for machine harvesting... more
|Northline Saskatoon (Serviceberry)|
Northline Saskatoon is a native shrub that's famous for its great-tasting fruit. The berries are terrific for fresh eating and cooking. The Saskatoon bush itself can be quite large and produces an abundance of fruit. Saskatoons are hardy and can tolerate partial... more
Paper Birch (also known as white birch) is a large, attractive deciduous tree.
This fast-growing, cold hardy species has white papery bark that peels in layers, making it a beautiful ornamental or accent tree. It's also a highly rated species for firewood... more
|Patterson Pride Plum|
Patterson Pride Plum is a fruit tree with weeping branches. This hybrid plant needs a wild plum tree for pollinating before it can produce fruit. Patterson Pride’s fruit is much larger and sweeter than other hardy plums, excellent for fresh eating, baking... more
Pembina Plum is an upright tree great for backyards and rural areas. This tree needs to be pollinated by a wild plum tree in order to produce high yields of fruit.
Pembina Plum’s fruit grows to about 2 inches with thick, acidic skin and sweet flesh. People... more
Pincherry is a small tree that produces clusters of white blossoms in spring followed by bright red berries that ripen through the summer. Then in the fall, the red color of the leaves is really quite attractive.
The fruit is quite sour when eaten fresh but is... more
Pussy Willow is a large shrub or small tree that produces catkins that are soft, silky, and silvery before leaves appear in the spring. This native willow prefers moist to wet soil.
Pussy Willow makes a beautiful accent tree, and its bright branches can be used... more
|Red Osier Dogwood|
Red Osier Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub that features deep red stems and twigs year-round, with creamy white flowers in the spring.
It is a complementary space filler to any shrub and flower garden, and mixes well with Yellow Twig Dogwood. Red Osier... more
River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. A shrub native to the boreal forests across North America, River Alder is an excellent tree for soil stabilization near rivers and creeks.
This tree is recognizable by its small... more
Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.
Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its... more
Schubert Chokecherry is similar to a western chokecherry but features beautiful purple-red leaves throughout the summer.
This small, flowering tree is perfectly suited as an ornamental for city yards... more
|Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)|
Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.
Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby... more
|Silver Buffalo Berry|
Silver Buffalo Berry is a cold hardy, ornamental shrub that is commonly used in the first row of shelterbelts instead of caragana or lilac. It features subtle yellow flowers, smooth grey bark, and red fruit. On occasion orange fruit is produced and rarely a yellow... more
|Silverberry (Wolf Willow)|
Silverberry (also known as Wolf Willow) is a common native North American shrub. This beautiful ornamental plant has characteristic silver leaves and fragrant yellow flowers.
Its silver berries remain on the branches through the winter. Silverberry is cold... more
Slough Grass is a hardy grass that will happily grow in any wet soil. It is usually found near water and is common haymaking material or forage.
Slough Grass is also useful for erosion control and land reclamation... more
Smoky Saskatoon is a large deciduous shrub that suckers and produces edible fruit. Smoky Saskatoons are one of the most productive and widely used Saskatoons and have large sweet berries with good yields.
One of the oldest and first good yielding cultivars, a... more
|Tall Manna Grass|
Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash... more
Tamarack is a small to medium-sized native conifer tree featuring needles that turn an attractive gold before dropping in the fall.
This cold-tolerant tree grows well in very wet conditions, as long as it is exposed to full sun... more
Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. They are one of the most productive saskatoons. Their fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.
Thiessen Saskatoon is most popular with u-pick operations for its taller... more
Trembling Aspen is a hardy, fast-growing tree.
It is known for its unique "trembling" leaf movement and beautiful bark that whitens with age.
This native shade tree tolerates a range of growing conditions and requires little maintenance... more
Water Sedge is a waterside grass which grows an extensive horizontal root system. This prevents erosion and allows it to grow back after being eaten.
Water sedge is grazed by many animals including cattle, sheep, horses and waterfowl. Animals choose Water Sedge... more
Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.
It produces white flowers in the spring and edible dark purple fruit that matures between September and October. Its cherries are great for making for making jams and... more
|Western Mountain Ash|
Western Mountain Ash is a popular ornamental tree native to the western part of North America. Its attractive, white clusters of flowers bloom in early summer, making way for red, yellow or orange fruit in the fall. If the fruit doesn't catch your eye, Western... more
Like the Common Snowberry, the Western Snowberry is a small shrub with pink flowers useful for feeding livestock and preventing erosion. Unlike the common species, however, the Western Snowberry is much more suited to wet conditions, capable of persevering through... more
White Spruce is a hardy, long-lived evergreen tree. It can grow in many soil types and moisture levels. And it can even tolerate significant amounts of shade. White spruce requires little maintenance and is well suited for use in shelterbelts, privacy screens... more
Wild Snowberry is a mix of Common Snowberry and Western Snowberry. Each shrub's size, flower, and berry colour may vary.
This plant is abundant across the prairies. It can be planted alone or as a hedge in small yards. This shrub's ornamental berries persist... more
|Yellow Twig Dogwood|
Yellow Twig Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub with attractive, bright yellow bark.
It features delicate white, star-shaped flowers and white fruit. It is often used as a screen, and its wide-spreading roots help stabilize areas experiencing soil erosion... more