• Landscape Use:
    • Use where a fine textured, tall, graceful plant is required to fill larger areas.
    • Full sun.
    • Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens.
    • Native pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers.
    • Planted along stream bank edges for reclamation, erosion control and naturalization.
    • Flood resistant.
    • A useful planting around ponds and dry riverbed landscape elements.
    Special Conditions:
    • Suckers freely.
    • We have a patch in the nursery which we’ve tried to keep under control for the past ten years. Use with extreme caution. Once you plant this, you will have it forever.
  • Landscape Use: 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. Special Conditions: It’s the most drought tolerant willow in Alberta.
  • Landscape Use: Striking accent plant because of the way its silver features pop out of a landscape. Distinctive fragrance. Plant along walkways or patios so that the scent follows you as you brush by. Needs hot, dry,full sun; Drumheller-like environment. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Programmed to live and thrive in those hot dry problematic areas.
  • Landscape Use: Hardy replacement for a lot of mainstream juniper cultivars. Life expectancy can be hundreds of years. Distinctive fragrance . lexible exposure; can take extreme hot and dry, but survives in the shade. Extremely drought tolerant; do not overwater. Special Conditions: Does not like excess moisture beyond normal rainfall. Resistant to juniper hawthorne rust.
  • 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: Works as a thin flowing ground cover. Moist conifer (pine) understory. Showy flowers, showy fruits for shady areas. Edible, but very tart, berries. Special Conditions: Likes some extra moisture and snow cover in the winter. The only Alberta seed source that we know of comes from Bow Point Nursery.
  • Landscape Use: Versatile; use everywhere. Grows under spruce. Has a graceful tumbling shape in contrast with its sharp thorns. Berries are tasty. Sun or shade. Many public places have eliminated the understory plantings from a safety standpoint, but gooseberry can be used as a safe understory for mass plantings; will spread to fill in an area, yet remain low. Special Conditions: Likes to be in a mulched bed. Doesn’t compete well with grasses.
  • Landscape Use: Fills in an area quite nicely. Good understory for large beds. Full sun to part shade. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Commonly used for reclamation for bank stabilization. Suckers aggressively. Once you have roses you will always have roses. Prickly rose (Rosa acicularis) and wild rose (Rosa woodsii) overlap habitats in Calgary and do hybridize.
  • Landscape Use: Can grow in deep, dark, cold, shady north facing sites. Fills a small space about 0.5m wide with a dense green mound. A lovely addition to the shady perennial garden. Loves shade. Special Conditions: A new introduction of a native plant. Limited supply for a few years as we work on increasing propagation.