Figworts are plants that don’t have the most attractive appearance However, they provide a lot of nectar and they equally attract bees, butterflies, and other insects in addition to birds such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird!
While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is its leaves turn yellow or brown and not red, in autumn. Sometimes, the trunks are hollow which creates space for wildlife to live in. Other names: Soft Maple, White Maple, Plaine blanche, Plaine de France
The Snowberry is a great addition to many types of landscapes or gardens as an ornamental shrub, as it is easy to care for and very low maintenance. Other names: Wax-berry, (Symphoricarpos racemosus), Ghostberry
The Staghorn Sumac is not recommended in small gardens as it suckers and spreads quickly. It is a pleasing sight, especially in the fall, when leaves turn extremely colourful. Other names: Vinegar-tree, (Rhus hirta, Sumac amarante)
The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. Other names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Érable franc, Érable franche
The White Oak can live for several hundreds of years and start producing acorns at around 50-100 years old, which are eaten by many types of wildlife. Its wood is used in wine and whiskey barrel production due to its strength and durability. Other names: Stave Oak, Chênede Québec
Canada’s only native cactus is a great conversation piece. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opundia) is a unique addition to any garden, indoors or out. Plant in dry, sandy soil and enjoy vibrant yellow flowers.
No sun, but want something unique? Perfect for cottage or urban gardens, Christmas Ferns are shade dwellers that love moist soil and an extra drink on hot days. Planted as groundcover or in an indoor hanging basket.
If you love seeing wildlife, the white spruce provides nesting sites and shelter as well as food for many kinds of wildlife. Birds and ducks prefer the seeds. Leaves are eaten by rabbits and deer. Red squirrels eat the seeds from the pinecones, and the spruce shoots. The bark is enjoyed by both porcupines and…
The Blackberry bush is a member of the rose family. The blackberries bloom in June. Other names: Highbush Blackberry, Allegheny Blackberry Related to: Common blackberry and Rubus canadensis
The Winterberry is a species of holly and is best planted in Autumn. Although it loses its green leaves in Autumn, bright red berries will form in winter, creating a spectacular look. Other names: Black Alder, Coralberry