The Ironwood makes a great backyard tree as it is resistant to many disease and insect problems. It tends to blend in with other trees and is commonly labelled as inconspicuous. Other names: Hop-hornbeam, Bois dur, Bois de fer
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
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.
Other names: Canada Balsam, Sapin blanc It is widely used as a Christmas tree and for wreaths. It smells great! It’s a good specimen fir for the landscape, and as an ornamental yard tree. However, it should not be planted in a Zone number higher than Zone 5. The pungent resin yields Canada balsam, used…
Maroon fall foliage; alternate leaves which is unusual for a dogwood. The branches are distinctive tiered/layered horizontal creating a layered tiered look with upturned branches like a pagoda. It has a fibrous, spreading root system and prefers when the root zone is kept cool. Typically grows 15-25’ tall. It is native to both moist…
Virginia waterleaf is an upright perennial native to moist and wet woods from Quebec to Manitoba. There are 5 long narrow sepals with feathery edges under the flower head. One plant has 1 or 2 clusters on a stem, and may have multiple stems. Used in shady areas and woodland gardens.
Bluets bloom for 2 or 3 weeks in the spring. Its plant helps filter water runoff. It makes a small contribution to stabilizing soil. They can be planted in meadows. It grows especially well among grasses and a good choice for rock gardens, lawn replacement and on the edge of a path.
There are two species of Blue Cohosh: Caulophyllum thalictroides and Caulophyllum giganteum. Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh) generally has lighter greenish flowers which bloom after the leaves have opened. Caulophyllum giganteum (Giant Blue Cohosh) has dark purple/red flowers which open with or before the leaves.
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.
Solidago flexicaulis, commonly called zigzag or broadleaf goldenrod, is a rhizomatous perennial that is native to rich woods and thickets from throughout eastern north America. This species is distinguished by its zigzag stems and its toothed, broad-ovate leaves.
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