Plants & Products

  • Landscape Use: Small tree with four season interest. Large bunches of orange fruit stay on throughout the winter and create stunning winter landscapes, especially in the snow. Staple food for waxwings. Flexible exposure, sun or shade. Special Conditions: Still under trials at Bow Point Nursery. Rare and unusual, worth trying out as stock becomes available.
  • 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: Small footprint and upright form create excellent screening, shade and winter effect. Prune the base branches if a more upright appearance is desired. Great winter accent plant. Can take extra water if available, but not a requirement. Grows well in shade or full sun. Special Conditions: This plant will not compete well with grass, so make sure your site is clean before planting. Mulch the alders.
  • Landscape Use: Hardy replacement for a lot of mainstream juniper cultivars. Life expectancy can be hundreds of years. Distinctive fragrance . lexible exposure; can take extreme hot and dry, but survives in the shade. Extremely drought tolerant; do not overwater. Special Conditions: Does not like excess moisture beyond normal rainfall. Resistant to juniper hawthorne rust.
  • Landscape Use: Use as an accent grass like plant. Evergreen look gives a true four season aspect to this plant. Sharp leaves discourage cats. Appears to be rabbit-proof. Special Conditions: Hot dry and full sun is required for optimum health and vigor. If your plant blooms, it is happy. No flowers for several years may indicate too wet or shady of a site.
  • Landscape Use: Use as a groundcover for small areas. Interesting and unusual. Plant to complete the native Rubus assortment. Does well in heavy shade as well as full sun. Special Conditions: Low growing montane plant, might require extra moisture. Under trial at this point. Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire
  • Landscape Use: City of Calgary’s official tree. Large long-lived tree requires lots of space. Greener and prettier than spruce with a finer texture. Full sun or shade. Special Conditions: Place in a mulched bed to ensure adequate moisture retention. Always look up to make sure you are not planting under a power or phone line.
  • 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: Use as a winter accent plant with its excellent winter bark colour. Relatively small-headed tree works well in limited space sites. Grows very well if planted in multiples. Provides a light shade with good screening abilities. Selected seed source by Exshaw shows some hybridization with River Birch, giving rise to eye-catching red, orange and white combination bark colours. Red polls, finches and chickadees feed on the seed in the winter. Flexible light requirements, full sun to partial shade. Special Conditions: Although this seed source does not require extreme amounts of water, it will perform best in a mulched bed. Health and vigor of this plant is not affected by birch leaf miners, and it is best to ignore them if they do appear; no need for chemical treatments.