• 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 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: Makes for a very tidy well-behaved low shrub. One of the first ripe fruits for this region; fruit is tart and high in iron and vitamin C. Birds take the fruit early. Nitrogen fixer. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Flexible requirements, full sun to full shade. Special Conditions: Does not like its roots disturbed after planting. Uncommon and should be used more often. Landscapes in bear country should not include this plant.
  • 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:
    • 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: Saskatoons have a nice upright form and a relatively small footprint, so they make for a nice screening. The bonus of this plant is its outstanding fruit. Birds love the fruit, so make sure you’re out there early to share the pickings. Needs full sun with good air movement (wind). Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Special Conditions: Saskatoons are very disease susceptible if in shade or in an area of low air movement. Performs best in open, sunny, windy areas. Do not overwater.
  • Landscape Use: Definitely another winter highlight landscape feature. High security plant. Suckers form an impenetrable thicket; great to use if you want to ensure privacy. Outstanding habitat plant for birds because it gives them protection as well as nourishment. Edible, tasty fruit, especially for jelly; gets sweeter after a frost and high in vitamin C. Hardier and longer lived than Sea Buckthorn, but of similar appearance. Full sun, hot and dry. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Nitrogen fixer. Special Conditions: Requires a hot, dry, sunny site. Don’t overwater. Suckers if the roots are disturbed. Plant it in a mulched bed and leave it alone.
  • Landscape Use: Use only if there is lots of space for this plant as it will take up as much area as allowed. It might stop at the street, but we wouldn’t guarantee it. Its bright silvery leaves make it a good candidate for mass accent planting where appropriate. Grows best in full sun and dry conditions. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Nitrogen fixer. Special Conditions: Very adaptable to most conditions and very aggressive. It will take over if not contained and it is very difficult to contain.
  • Landscape Use: Creates a small hedge that looks good all year. Works well as an understory plant. The plump white fruit creates a point of interest summer through winter. Form is thickest and prettiest in full sun; it is also very attractive in the shade, but will have a thinner shape. Special Conditions: Another example of a native plant that thrives in a multitude of landscape situations. Much hardier and more vigorous than mainstream choices.