• Landscape Use: A long-lived tree, make sure it is planted in the best site. There are Limber Pine in Alberta that are over 500 years old. A pleasant addition to any winter landscape. Blue green needles look good all season. Full sun. Special Conditions: Limber grow on the rocky hog-back ridges just west of Calgary, which leads one to believe they like to be grown dry. Irrigation will not aid this plant, so do not overwater; that is, the amount of rain we get in a season will be more than enough for this tough plant. Mulched bed in a well-drained site works best for the Limber Pine.
  • 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: Alberta’s provincial tree. Plant in areas that can handle a large tree. Chickadees and finches eat the seed through the winter. Full sun, well-drained and dry is the ideal site. Special Conditions: Pines will thrive if planted in mulched beds free of grasses and weeds. This is a fast growing tree, usually 0.75m per year if it is not overwatered.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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: 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. Selected seed source by Exshaw shows some hybridization with River Birch, giving rise to eye-catching red, orange and white combination bark colours. Red polls, finches and chickadees feed on the seed in the winter. Flexible light requirements, full sun to partial shade. Special Conditions: 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: 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: Winter bark and fall colours are major highlights of this plant. Spring flowering is beautiful but short-lived (4-5 days). Works well as a showy specimen tree. Dense branches create an excellent small-headed screening all year-round. You can race the birds for the fruit. Grows in full sunDrought tolerant. Special Conditions: Do not irrigate. Prefers a mulched bed and does not tolerate grass growing around its base.