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Trees

Trees are a valuable part of the landscape. They provide food and shelter for birds and pollinators, and are a great source of shade. They can be used as focal points, privacy hedges, wind breaks or to naturalize an area.

Please click on the plant names for more information.

Birch, Himalayan

Birch, Himalayan

Prized for its brilliant and exceptionally white bark, a lovely addition to the landscape. On young trees, bark is reddish brown but turns to its characteristic white colour as the tree gets older.

Black Gum

Black Gum

Forest green, glossy, pointy leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Furrowed black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. One of the most spectacular and reliable fall coloring trees, turning brilliant shades of red and orange, and a very neat, pyramidal habit of growth. Native to Ontario.

Cedar - Degroots Spire

Cedar - Degroots Spire

Striking accent plant with a narrow, columnar form and rich green twisted foliage. It retains its attractiveness with age.

Cedar - Thin Man

Cedar - Thin Man

Great choice for screens and to define property lines where the width of most cedars would pose a problem. Thin man naturally grows narrow and tall and can be sheared down to make a very thin hedge.

Dogwood, Flowering

Dogwood, Flowering

Beautiful small native tree covered with showy white flower bracts in May. Develops full broadly rounded crowns and likes fertile moderately dry soils. Usually found growing naturally along the edges of forests where it receives full sun to light shade.

Ginko Biloba

Ginko Biloba

Distinctive two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped, rich green leaves with diverging veins. Leaves turn bright yellow in fall.

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Subtle panicles of lightly-scented white pea-like flowers hanging below the branches in late spring. Rough, dark brown bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. A stately large shade tree with massive yet delicate multiply compound leaves. 

Magnolia - Saucer

Magnolia - Saucer

Multi-stemmed, spreading tree with bright, attractive gray bark. Large, fuzzy, green flower buds are carried through the winter at the tips of the branches. Blooms open in late winter to early spring before the leaves, producing large, white flowers shaded in pink, creating a spectacular flower display.

Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree

Dark green summer foliage tends to droop and gives the tree a sleepy appearance. Unmistakable purplish flowers in mid April are followed by delicious edible fruit in fall that’s high in vitamins A and C.

Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Lovely white flowers cover this small tree or shrub in spring followed by edible red berries that are high in vitamins and are loved by birds. Leaves turn brilliant shades of oranges and reds in fall. Native to Ontario.

Birch, River

Birch, River

Prized for its incredible peeling bark! Salmon-cream to brown at first it exfoliates to reveal a creamy-white inner bark. Diamond shaped bright green leaves with serrated edges deepen to dark

green before turning pale yellow in fall.

Blue Ash

Blue Ash

Unique for its 4 sided twigs and loose, scaly maturing bark. Rare species of ash tree. 

Cedar - Eastern Red

Cedar - Eastern Red

Pyramidal in form. Brown bark exfoliates in strips adding interest to the landscape. Makes an excellent windbreak and is easily sheared. Extremely tough juniper that grows well in rocky dry areas. Native to Ontario & Quebec.

Chestnut - Horse

Chestnut - Horse

Attractive large shade or street tree with showy spires of white

flowers and distinctive, handshaped shiny, green, compound

leaves.  Foliage takes on a reddishbrown hue in Fall.

Fir, Fraser

Fir, Fraser

Dark green flat needles have rounded tips and a silvery underside, cones stand upright and turn pink as they ripen.

Hemlock, Eastern

Hemlock, Eastern

Dense, pyramidal evergreen noted for having the small needles and cones. Flat sprays of lacy evergreen foliage give this tree a graceful form. Lower branches often dip toward the ground. Thick and ridged bark on mature trees is red-brown to gray-brown.

Larch, American

Larch, American

Open and pyramidal with horizontal drooping branches. Needles turn yellow in the fall and drop off for the winter. Native to all of Canada.

Maple, Japanese

Maple, Japanese

Graceful deciduous tree displaying maple-like leaves which hold excellent green, red-purple, or red-purple and green color. Foliage makes an outstanding contrast. Brilliant red fall color.

Pine,  Eastern White

Pine, Eastern White

Noted for its beauty, height, and historical significance. This soft, five needled pine is extremely hardy, and will tolerate fully exposed conditions.

Seven-Son Flower - Temple of Bloom

Seven-Son Flower - Temple of Bloom

Smothered in large clusters of fragrant white flowers that draw pollinators in late Summer. After the blooms disappear the fan-like red bracts are revealed.

Birch, River - Heritage

Birch, River - Heritage

Prized for its incredible peeling bark! Salmon-cream to brown at first it exfoliates to reveal a creamy -white inner bark. Absolutely gorgeous! Diamond shaped bright green leaves with serrated edges deepen to dark green before turning pale yellow in fall.

Catalpa, Northern

Catalpa, Northern

Dark green heart shaped leaves are accompanied by distinct white blooms featuring yellow stripes and purple spots inside. Flowers in late Spring with narrow fruit pods ripening in Fall.

Cedar - Emerald

Cedar - Emerald

Perfectly pyramidical bright green cedar that does not have to be sheared to hold its shape. Makes an excellent hedging plant that holds its colour well through winter.

Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Ancient tree that knew the dinosaurs but is well-suited to modern landscape plantings. Thought to be extinct until the 1940’s. Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer producing small, round cones. It has a neat pyramidal shape in youth, maturing into a more rounded crown. The bright green, feathery leaves turn orange-brown or reddish-brown in the fall before falling off for the winter.

Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree

Distinctive two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped, rich green leaves with diverging veins. Leaves turn bright yellow in fall. Ginkgo trees are commonly called maidenhair trees in reference to the resemblance of their fan-shaped leaves to maidenhair fern leaflets.

Hop Tree

Hop Tree

Sprays of tiny, star shaped, greenish-white flowers in late spring to early summer, whose nectar attracts pollinators.

Magnolia - Cucumber

Magnolia - Cucumber

One of the largest and cold-hardiest magnolias. 

Oak, Chinkapin

Oak, Chinkapin

Large, rounded, open tree with lustrous, chestnut-like leaves, that turn yellow to orange shades in fall. Notable for its shaggy bark, and its shiny, green leaves with shallow teeth that turn upwards at the tip and have a tiny projection at each tip.

Redbud, Eastern

Redbud, Eastern

Vase shaped small tree or large shrub, very open and often multistemmed. The rosy-red blooms pop out of the branches before the leaves appear. Leaves are heart-shaped and turn golden yellow in the fall. Native to southern Ontario.

Spruce, Colorado Blue

Spruce, Colorado Blue

Beautiful blue pyramidal tree with rigid tiered branches that are densely covered with stiff blue needles.

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