• 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 as a small space screen; replaces columnar aspen. Nice light, cool shade effect without being too heavy and dark. Non-persistent catkins are desired by our small winter birds. Place in a prominent place for winter viewing. Full sun to part shade. Can handle a wet site, but not a requirement. Special Conditions: Health and vigour of this plant not affected by birch leaf miners and it is best to ignore them if they do appear. Selected seed source for narrow upright growth.
  • 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.
  • Landscape Use: Use where an upright form is needed. Excellent screen plant which retains its upright form. Orange leaves and red samaras are a fall highlight, although it is attractive all year. Does best in partial shade. Special Conditions: Requires a moist site. Might need some protection from the dry winter winds. A rare and unusual plant
  • 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: 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: Striking rich understory creates a BC coastal feel in your Calgary garden. Can grow under spruce. Prefers shade. Special Conditions: Unique and underused plant. Unknown in the mainstream nursery industry. Can spread, so make sure you have room for it and that the space has been designed for proper use for an understory plant.
  • 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.