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Trees & Shrubs

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Amelanchier alnifolia

Saskatoon

These are growing all along the tree line on Highway 12, closer to 22x.  I was hard pressed to collect as much seed as I did, only because I had to sample so many.  

Saskatoon berries were an important part of the Native American Natives diet.  The Blackfoot mixed saskatoons with buffalo fat and blood to make a favorite dessert. Saskatoons were also a major ingredient in pemmican.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:1-6 m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires cold period

Price:$4.00 (40 seeds per package)

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Betula papyrifera

Paper birch, White birch

There just so happens to be a magnificent speciman of this tree on the property.  It's a fair hike to get to, worth it.  

Native people cut the inner bark into long strips, boiled them, and then added these "noodles" to stew.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:Up to 30 m tall

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:Easy, sow directly outdoors

Price:$3.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Cornus sericea ssp. sericea

Red-osier Dogwood

Found all over Alberta.  Native peoples in northern Alberta used the outer bark to make a dye and tanning solution for hides.  The stems were woven into birch baskets to add colour.  Also, original native dreamcatchers were made from the young branches of the Red-osier dogwood.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:1-3 m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires cold period for germination

Price:$3.50 (15 seeds per package)

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Dasiphora floribunda

Potentilla fruticosa

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:30-150 cm tall

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator

Price:$3.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Euonymus turkestanica

A small shrub that can be suitable for the rock garden, but it should be carefully sited.  Although it seems well behaved in our garden, I have seen it where it is a real thug. 

Product Overview:Shrub

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$3.00 (15 seeds per package)

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Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn - These are beautiful shrubs / small trees.  They are quite hardy in our zone 3 and could probably be pushed to zone 2.  

I especially like them for winter interest.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:2-3m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Start at cool temps, move to warm after a couple of weeks

Price:$3.50 (30 seeds per package)

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Juniperus communis

Ground Juniper 

Forming mats in open and wooded areas.  Plants are male or female, females produce the blue cones which is where the seed is collected from.  

Of note, the blue cones can be made into tea or roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Although after cleaning them I'm not sure I'd try it?

Juniper communis is also used in the production of gin.  Juniper berries are excellent for seasoning wild game.  Although I've yet to try it, I've been told it is perfect with elk. Berries are ground and used as a dry rub.  Please see our "Other Goodies" tab to purchase dried Juniper berries for your spice cupboard.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:Up to 1m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:instructions on seed package

Price:$4.00 (15 seeds per package)

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Juniperus horizontalis

Creeping Juniper

A shrub with horizontal stems growing up to 5 metres long, often forming large mats.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:10-30 cm (4-12")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:instructions on seed package

Price:$4.00 (20 seeds per package)

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Larix laricina

Larch or Tamarack

There are a lot of larch around here.  One of my favourite views is the line of larch trees shown in this picture.  They turn this wonderful mustard colour in September.  Simply beautiful.

Larch lose their needles in the winter.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:up to 20m tall

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$3.50 (40 seeds per package)

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Picea pungens

Blue Spruce

Planted throughout Red Deer and many other Canadian towns and cities, no doubt due to its hardiness and beauty.  

This seed is from trees collected in Red Deer. 

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:about 23 m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:easy

Price:$3.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Lodgepole Pine,  Twisted pine, subsp. latifolia

An evergreen conifer that grows in the Rocky Mountains and into Saskatchewan.   The cones need to be exposed to high heat (forest fire) in order to release the seeds.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:Up to 50m

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:Easy

Price:$4.00 (20 seeds per package)

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Prunus pensylvanica

Pin cherry

A small tree 4-8 m tall.  Finely toothed leaves, small white flowers opening about the same time as the leaves do in spring.   Small red fruit is quite tasty.  

Grows on the edge of moist mixed woods in part shade.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:4-8 m

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Direct sow in fall

Price:$4.00 (15 seeds per package)

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