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.
ant to be on drier sites.
Do not irrigate.
Balsam poplars are best in rural landscapes where there is lots of room to grow.
An important reclamation plant.
The native stands of poplars are in decline because there are no floods to rejuvenate the river bottom soils and the grasses have invaded the flood plains, which restricts poplar growth.
Full sun to partial shade.
See Paskapoo Poplar for a good urban or smaller site landscape plant.
Poplars do not compete well with grasses, always plant into mulched beds.
Female poplars with their fluff seem to be unpopular.
It’s a nice screening plant that grows fast with a distinctive tall vase-shaped form, providing good winter interest.
Bebb’s Willow should be used in conjunction with aspen when building a naturalized aspen parkland habitat.
Likes full sun.
Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens.
Native pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers.
It’s the most drought tolerant willow in Alberta.
Use as an understory to complete a landscape.
Can be added at any time to an established landscape.
Scented flowers add to the appeal of a woodland garden.
Prefers the shade, but will also grow in a sunny site.
Vastly different from the cultivaed spiraea on the market.
Will enhance your winter landscape with vibrant colours on twigs, buds and catkins.
Soft, fine textured shrubs act as a great filler plant in the summer.
Fits well into relatively narrow problem areas.
Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. N
ative pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers.
Can handle wet, but this isn’t a requirement.
You can make lovely pussy willow bouquets as a bonus.
Gives a landscape a deep, lush, shady BC look.
Likes the shade but does ok in the sun.
Difficult to propagate, so numbers are low for availability; get here early.
Use in moist, shady sites to create a woodland garden.
Needs shade to thrive.
Limited numbers are available at the nursery because of its shade and moisture requirements.