Acute or Acute-Leafed willow is a very fast growing small tree that can reach growth rates of up to 6 feet per year. It's a great choice for developing a quick, hardy shelterbelt, windbreak or privacy screen and requires almost no maintenance. Acute willow will... more
|Alberta Wild Rose (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
Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you’d use a lilac.
Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots... 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 crown... 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
Golden Willow is an attractive accent tree that's perfectly suited for those moist or wet areas on your property.
This fast growing tree has glossy narrow leaves that turn gold in fall, furrowed brown bark and showy gold branches that especially stand out in... 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 quality.
Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in... 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
|Laurel Leaf Willow|
Laurel Leaf Willow is a round-shaped tree with attractive dark green leaves.
This cold hardy tree can withstand bitter winters and still put on lots of growth every summer. Laurel Leaf Willow prefers moist to wet ground and full sun, though it can tolerate... 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
Mock Orange's white flowers look and smell like those of the orange, with a hint of jasmine in the scent. It is an excellent ornamental shrub. People love the contrast between its flowers and dark green leaves.
Mock Orange is suitable for planting alone or in... 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
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
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
|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
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