Trees

Trees are often the centerpieces of a yard or landscape. Besides looking beautiful, trees serve many purposes. They help prevent erosion, produce oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide and provide much needed shade. In fact, a strategically planted tree can even help reduce your energy bills!

Small, deep red fruit on a creamy yellow background. Yellow flesh with red flecks. Good for fresh eating, canning and jellies. Sweet flavor. Ripens in late September. Stores into January. A 1952 Morden Research Station, Manitoba introduction. Crossed between a Dolgo x Haralson Red.

Emerald Spire® is a slow growing crabapple that has a columnar tree form. Pink flowers emerge in spring followed by red fruit. The most notable characteristics of Emerald Spire are its disease free foliaga and dwarf, columnar growth habit. Great as accent tree or summer privacy screen. Propagation prohibited.

A large, deciduous flowering tree with an upright oval to rounded form. Commonly found in mountainous regions. Leaves are light green as they unfold and turning to a dark green as they mature. Produces showy white flowers mid-May. All parts of this plant are toxic if ingested.

Fast growing specimen with an upright oval growth habit. Large heart-shaped green foliage turns a bright yellow in fall. Long tube like white flower spikes in late spring are followed by long persistent bean pods. Drought tolerant. Good for large landscape areas.

Dwarf deciduous shrub or small tree with distinct twisted branches and contorted form. Fragrant hanging white flowers in spring are accented by bluish-green leaves. This variety does not bloom reliably. An attractive specimen for the border or patio. Ideal for container. Caution: young leaves and seeds are toxic when eaten.

Attractive open globe shaped tree with ascending branches. New foliage emerges bronzy-red and matures to a bronzy green in summer. Dark rosy pink fragrant hanging flowers in spring. Drought tolerant once established. Rapid growing. Caution: young leaves and seeds are toxic when eaten.

Ironwood is hardy to zone 3 in protected areas. It is a small, slow growing tree that provides diversity in the urban landscape. The crown starts as pyramidal but broadens out over time. It has a golden yellow fall colour. The main feature of this tree is its distictive bark and unusual papery fruit. Seeds attract songbirds, squirrels and grouse. 

An awesome plant for northern landscapes: a gold-leaf version of 'Tor'! Buds with hints of red in them open to white spring flowers. Sunny yellow foliage holds its colour well, and the full, compact habit is very attractive. Also, it does not burn in the summer and has great fall colour. If you're looking for a colorful, hardy plant that will look great all season, this is the variety for you!

Tiny Wine is extra bushy, with small, refined leaves. The dark bronze-maroon foliage is colourful all season, and contrasts beautifully with the white flowers in late spring. The flower show is exceptional, with dainty flowers blooming up and down the stem in a very showy display. This durable plant may be used in the landscape for season-long colour, and is also a great choice for patio containers.

Selected by Rod Bailey because of its exceptionally heavy bloom. Although the species tend to flower biannually, Snowdance™ flowers well annually and begins flowering at an earlier age than the species. Large, fragrant panicles of creamy white bloom in June. This sterile variety produces no untidy, brown seedheads. Lustrous, dark green foliage is slightly larger and darker than the species. As wide as tall with attractive, shelved branching. A pest and disease free lilac tree for residential and park use. Equally attractive as a specimen as it is in group plantings.

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