Canada’s lilacs are some of the most beautiful plants, with their vibrant colors and sweet fragrance! They are perfect for any landscaping application, including hedges, foundation plantings, small gardens, and street trees. Lilacs are also perfect for Canada, because they need to go through a period of cold weather before they can produce flowers. They…
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 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)
Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this one centerstage for a head turning show of spring color, followed by the emergence of heart shaped leaves.
Chokeberry berries are used in jams or jellies. Leaves turns red and orange in autumn. As it is seen as a smaller shrub, it is a popular choice for gardens that do not have a lot of space. Other names: Geules noires, Aronie à fruit noir
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
Red Osier Dogwood has a brilliant look in all seasons and is easy to grow and easy to care for. Other names: (Cornus alba spp. stolonifera; Cornus sericea), Hart rouge
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
At least 50 species of songbirds, upland game birds, and small mammals relish the fruit of American elder during summer and early fall. American Elder is fast-growing shrub is known for its large clusters of yellowish-white, star-shaped flowers. Grown as a border, it provides an incredible summer floral display. The dark purple elderberries are…
Excellent ground cover for shady areas auch as woodland gardens, rock gardens, foundations or native plant areas. Plants are an interesting complement to other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, rhododendrons, kalmias and blueberries.
Rhododendron are highly valued in landscaping. Their gorgeous pink flowers brighten up any location. The flowers also attract bees and the rare bog elfin butterfly (Callophrys lanoraieensis) that drinks its nectar after hatching. A favourite because of their explosive, butterfly- looking flowers. Plants in beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Woodland. There are…