Plants & Products

  • Landscape Use: Extremely flexible in a landscape as long as it is given some room to spread. Does not penetrate basements or irrigation systems as some common myths would have you believe. A fast growing plant which will provide good screening, wind protection and sound barrier. Full sun is always best for aspen until they grove. Extremely drought tolerant. Special Conditions: ant to be on drier sites. Do not irrigate.
  • Landscape Use: Winter bark and fall colours are major highlights of this plant. Spring flowering is beautiful but short-lived (4-5 days). Works well as a showy specimen tree. Dense branches create an excellent small-headed screening all year-round. You can race the birds for the fruit. Grows in full sunDrought tolerant. Special Conditions: Do not irrigate. Prefers a mulched bed and does not tolerate grass growing around its base.
  • Landscape Use: Striking accent plant because of the way its silver features pop out of a landscape. Distinctive fragrance. Plant along walkways or patios so that the scent follows you as you brush by. Needs hot, dry,full sun; Drumheller-like environment. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Programmed to live and thrive in those hot dry problematic areas.
  • Landscape Use: Gives a landscape a deep, lush, shady BC look. Likes the shade but does ok in the sun. Special Conditions: Insect resistant. Difficult to propagate, so numbers are low for availability; get here early.
  • Landscape Use: Provides a lovely option for shady understory or north-facing sites. Very ornamental native small vine that will add interest and beauty to spaces that are often neglected or bare. Unique four-season features include large blue flowers that give way to unusual seed heads which remain on the vine through the winter. Performs best in partial or full shade. Special Conditions: The native clematis is hardier than most cultivar clematis on the market today. A shady understory plant.
  • Landscape Use: Will climb a trellis without trying and can quickly provide a screen or lush green living wall. Use to create a screen or as an attractive cover in a wide range of sites within your landscape; it will even grow under that spruce. Be creative with this vine and encourage it to spread across areas where a groundcover is needed. Unique four-season features include dainty white flowers that give way to prominent seed heads which remain on the vine through the winter. Should be used in place of non-hardy introduced clematis. A nectar source for butterflies. Drought tolerant. Full sun or partial shade. Special Conditions: The mythology of clematis is that it needs cool roots; this native clematis does not require any special care and is another fine, attractive native plant too often overlooked in lieu of the introduced varieties of clematis.
  • Landscape Use: Use as a flowering vine that will climb a trellis in any exposure Versatile and can be made into a pleasing shrub if left unsupported Attractive little vine that is hardier than cultivar honeysuckle vines Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees enjoy this vine Very drought-tolerant Sun or shade Special Conditions: Very insect resistant
  • Landscape Use: Groundcover for all exposures, although its preference is well-drained soils. Plant on the south side for red winter leaf colour. Extremely drought tolerant. Very successful in a range of exposures, full sun to full shade. Special Conditions: Slow to establish, but well worth the wait. Keep the grass away from this as Kinnickinnick looks unkempt with grass growing in it. Native seed sources will perform to expectations.
  • Landscape Use: Use in moist, shady sites to create a woodland garden. Needs shade to thrive. Special Conditions: Limited numbers are available at the nursery because of its shade and moisture requirements.