• Landscape Use: Another true four-season plant that can be used as a low hedging solution or a specimen that is attractive all year long. Creates an abundant understory within a landscape. Edible berries are juicy but tart. Strongly scented berries add to sensory elements of a garden. Performs well in partial shade to full sun. Special Conditions: Under trial at this point. Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire.
  • Landscape Use: Use as an accent plant. Good screen and background plant which gives a nice backdrop for perennial beds. More hardy, interesting varieties than have been available in the past. Special Conditions: Hot, dry and well drained site is preferred for this plant.
  • Landscape Use: Use as an accent to a shade garden. One of the few silver grey plants which will grow in the shade. Early spring flower provides excellent bee habitat. Special Conditions: One of the newest introductions from Bow Point Nursery, so limited numbers will be available. Can use extra moisture, but not a requirement.
  • Landscape Use: A small poplar for smaller urban yards. An interesting winter plant with its lateral branching habit. Very exotic look when in full leaf. Likes full sun and a dry site. Special Conditions: Paskapoo Poplar is a Bow Point Nursery introduction, COPF registered. A poplar which resolves all of the other poplar issues due to its dwarf characteristics and native drought tolerance. Will not do well in wet sites, so do not irrigate. Performs well in a mulched bed. Will only sucker if the roots are disturbed.
  • 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 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. Red polls, finches and chickadees feed on the seed in the winter. Flexible light requirements, full sun to partial shade. Special Conditions: Very similar to the previous Paper Birch, but of an unusual seed source. The Herbert Birch were of a seed source east of Olds above the Red Deer River, south of their normal range. This Birch is named in honor of our good friend Dave Herbert, an influential instructor at Olds College and an excellent plantsman. 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.
  • Landscape Use: Restricted to shady and damp locations at this point in trials. We are looking for better seed sources for a broader range of landscape use. Beautiful plant that has many ornamental features, but difficult to grow. Special Conditions: Under trial at this point. Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire.
  • Landscape Use: Use where you need a dramatic specimen tree. Any hot dry site is a good site for Ponderosa. Four season visual screening and sound blocking. Special Conditions: Requires hot and dry site. Montana seed source superior to BC seed sources
  • Landscape Use: Silver grey foliage gives a bright accent to dry shade areas. Seems to need some shade for best performance. Special Conditions: Needs some protection. Does not care for wet sites.