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Trees & Shrubs

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Acer ginnala

Amur Maple

Native to China, Manchuria and Japan.  A small tree often grown as a boulevard tree or garden subject.  The foliage turns a wonderful red in the fall.   Hardy to Zone 2.

Can also be used as a bonsai subject.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:3-10 metres

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:Germinates at cool temps

Price:$5.00 (50 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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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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Picea abies

Norway Spruce

Native to Europe but used in as an ornamental and in forestation.  The picture taken is not at all a good representation of the beauty of this tree.  I will try to get a better one. 

What drew me to this beautiful tree was the cones.  The cones hang off the branches and are 10-16 cm long.  They fall to the ground after dispersing their seed.  

It grows faster than our native species, and forms a good windbreak.  It also has a dense conical crown and branches that droop down to the ground.  It is ideal for Christmas tree plantations.  New shoots of the Norway spruce are used in making spruce beer.  

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:20-30 m

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:Direct sow outdoors

Price:$4.00 (25 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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Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry

These shrubs are easy to grow, fast growing, and easy to keep.

I don't particulary like them to eat off the shrub, but they sure do make a fine jelly.

Product Overview:Shrub

Height:2 m +

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$5.00 (40 seeds per package)

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Rosa sp.

This stunning rose grows on the property and my neighbour's, wildly.  At the neighbour's it reaches over 6' tall, here in the yard it is smaller but only due to it's location.  

What I love the most about this rose is the quarter size black hips in the fall.  I love the smell of them, fresh and fermenting.  I think they would make excellent schnapps.  Also curious is that in spite of the size of the hips, there are very few seeds in them.  The most I have ever found per hip is 4 seeds, the average is one seed.

I've yet to pin down exactly what this rose is.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:2 metres

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$4.50 (20 seeds per package)

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Sambucus racemosa

Red-Berried Elder

Collected from garden growm specimens.  This seed is a two year germinator requiring warm, cold periods.

Product Overview:Trees & Shrubs

Height:Up to 4 metres

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires warm, cold cycles up to 2 years

Price:$4.00 (30 seeds per package)

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Viburnum trilobum

High Bush Cranberry

Clusters of white flowers in late June.  Fruits are cranberry size and bright red, often hanging on throughout the winter.  The drupe is edible, but very tart.  

 

Product Overview:Shrub

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$4.00 (40 seeds per package)

Quantity: add to cart