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.

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Beech, Blue

Beech, Blue

Pretty leaves open chartreuse in spring and filter light into a golden shade that is one of this trees most attractive attributes. The autumn color is a subtle orange to yellow and, as the leaves are small, there is rarely much litter in winter. Blue Beech is a native, large shrub or small tree with a widespreading, flat-topped crown.

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.

Cedar - White

Cedar - White

Native white cedar often called hedging or swamp cedar, although prefers dry sites! Makes an excellent hedging plant that holds its colour well through winter and tolerates shearing well.

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.

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. 

Mulberry, Red

Mulberry, Red

Small native tree understory tree , it has flaky reddish brown bark and coarsely toothed leaves that may be either simple of lobed. Fruit is juicy and edible, resembling a blackberry and are eagerly consumed by birds and wildlife. Native to Ontario.

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.

Birch, Paper

Birch, Paper

Features chalk white peeling bark and golden fall colour; a great accent tree, and one of the best for winter value. On young trees, bark is reddish brown but turns to its characteristic white colour as the tree gets older. 

Cedar - American Pillar

Cedar - American Pillar

Very rapid growth rate, dense branching structure, and tall, narrow habit. Maintains this columnar shape with minimal pruning. Trouble free it holds its winter colour well.

Cedar - Europe Gold

Cedar - Europe Gold

Golden-green foliage grows in dense vertical sprays, turning a gorgeous bronze-gold in winter. Upright narrow conical habit, similar to that of an emerald.

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.

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.

Magnolia - Kobus

Magnolia - Kobus

Goblet to cup-shaped, fragrant, often pink-tinged, white flowers that open before the foliage emerges. Pyramidal when young before maturing to a spreading, dense, rounded form. Slow grower.

Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree

A small native tree with a short trunk and spreading branches.  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. Native to Ontario.

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.

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 - Cheer Drops

Cedar - Cheer Drops

Bright green fragrant foliage in a unique tear drop habit. Perfect for creating shorter, wider hedges and wind breaks, or as a specimen plant.

Cedar - Pyramidal

Cedar - Pyramidal

Narrow pyramidal, formal outline. Softtextured, bright green foliage. Good low-maintenance hedge or screen. Great as a specimen plant or for narrow hedges.

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.

Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree

Understory tree with a dense, rounded grown for its beautiful shape and its attractive foliage. Round-oval leaves emerge reddish purple in spring, mature to medium green with a slight bluish tinge in summer & turn shades of gold, orange and red in fall.

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.

Serviceberry - Autumn Brilliance

Serviceberry - Autumn Brilliance

Covered in stunning clusters of white flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge. Blooms are followed by purplish black berries from late spring into early summer. Attracts birds & pollinators to the garden. Fruit is often used in jams and jellies.