Plants & Products

  • 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: Mix with dogwoods, which are of similar size and form, for exceptional winter appeal; remember, winter doesn’t have to be dreary. You can look forward to harvesting your own pussy willows in spring. Native pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers. Likes full sun. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Needs to be planted where you can see it and enjoy it all winter long.
  • Landscape Use: Grown for the smaller but tastier fruit which is hardier, more consistent than most of the cultivar varieties. Excellent, low-growing, thorny understory for public plantings. Good slope stabilization or back lane plantings. Full sun to partial shade. Special Conditions: Spreads to fill as much space as is given, so use with caution.
  • Landscape Use: Use in areas where you have lots of room, this tree can dominate a small site. Best grown in beds with some understory plants. Mix in with other plants to make a more complex and interesting planting. In nature, they germinate and grow in the shade to become the climax community; imitate those conditions when planting. Special Conditions: All spruce will perform best if grass is not allowed to grow next to base. Keep spruce dry, they do not like wet feet. Always look up to make sure you are not planting under a power or phone line.
  • 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: Creates a unique small hedge that looks good all year. Works well as an understory plant. The plump white fruit creates a point of interest summer through winter. Form is thickest and prettiest in full sun; it is also very attractive in the shade, but will have a thinner shape. Special Conditions: Another example of a native plant that thrives in a multitude of landscape situation; much hardier and more vigorous than mainstream choices.
  • 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: 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 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