• Landscape Use: Small fine-textured tree can be planted as a specimen or in a grouping. Bright yellow fall colour. Small winter birds like the seed in the cones. Prefers a sunny site, shade-intolerant. Special Conditions: Can use more moisture if it is available, but does not seem to be a requirement. Make sure the grass does not grow up around the base.
  • Landscape Use:
    • Provides a graceful, upright planting in areas where more height than width is needed. Will enhance and maintain desired views.
    • Full sun.
    • Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens.
    • Native pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers.
    Special Conditions:
    • Doesn’t tolerate grass growing around it. Keep in a mulched bed for the optimum growth and vigor.
  • 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: Of limited use in the Calgary region due to cool nights; performs better on the prairies with the warmer summer nights. Neat compact plant for full sun. In the right spot, you can look forward to a great fall show. Special Conditions: We’ve grown it at Bow Point Nursery but it has not performed very well. Research continues to find seed sources better adapted to the Calgary area. Under trial at this point Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire.
  • Landscape Use: Use as a groundcover for small areas. Interesting and unusual. Plant to complete the native Rubus assortment. Does well in heavy shade as well as full sun. Special Conditions: Low growing montane plant, might require extra moisture. Under trial at this point. Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire
  • Landscape Use: Use as a flowering vine that will climb a trellis in any exposure Versatile and can be made into a pleasing shrub if left unsupported Attractive little vine that is hardier than cultivar honeysuckle vines Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees enjoy this vine Very drought-tolerant Sun or shade Special Conditions: Very insect resistant
  • 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: Creates a unique 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 situation; much hardier and more vigorous than mainstream choices.
  • 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.