• Landscape Use: Of limited use in the Calgary region due to cool nights; performs better on the prairies with the warmer summer nights. Neat compact plant for full sun. In the right spot, you can look forward to a great fall show. Special Conditions: We’ve grown it at Bow Point Nursery but it has not performed very well. Research continues to find seed sources better adapted to the Calgary area. Under trial at this point Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire.
  • Landscape Use: The showy, long-blooming flowers offer great early summer interest. The best and most reliable of the fruiting shrubs from the prairies. Reliable, predictable edible fruit production; you’ll have to race the birds for the fruit, although usually there is a heavy enough crop to go around. Should be included in permaculture designs. Makes an excellent specimen or hedging plant. Likes it hot, dry, open and windy. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Needs full sun and a hot, dry site
  • Landscape Use: You can use this where you want a screen that has a nice deep, dark, dense green look. Green alders have a pretty form in winter and the silvery grey bark creates winter interest. Small birds like finches and chickadees eat the seed throughout the winter. Flexible in exposure, will grow in full sun or shade. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. A nitrogen fixer Special Conditions: Requires some supplemental watering. Place near downspout or in lower wet areas.
  • Landscape Use: Very flexible plant that needs to be used in all landscapes. A highlight plant for winter landscapes, but beautiful year-round. A true four-season plant. Fruit is coveted by the birds; if you have this plant, you’ll have birds in your yard. Grows well in a range of conditions, from sun to partial shade, but does look the densest in full sun. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Tends to root in on the bottom branches and spread; if you don’t want it to spread, just keep those bottom branches pruned up.
  • Landscape Use: Use where a large coarse shrub is needed for screening, windbreak, and bird habitat. It’s called chokecherry for a good reason, although the fruit can be used for jellies or wine. Prefers full sun and windy conditions. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: This is a large shrub, so make sure you have adequate room for it. Always look for a local seed sourced plant because they are less susceptible to black knot. The more open and windy the area, the healthier the plant.
  • Our fine wood chip mulch is $40 / cubic meter, and has been run through a screening machine to produce a fine product suitable for all landscaping situations. Our wood chip mulch is sold bulk, so bring your pickup or bins, or we can deliver. This eliminates waste, as those cube bags are generally not reused and end up in the landfill after one use.
  • 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.