Plants - Trees and Shrubs

Trunk space

Tall, short or weeping, these well-behaved beauties won't outgrow your garden

B. Dinter Nursery Ltd., 1- 3, 7, 8, 10-12, 18, 21, 30, 32, 33

Boughen Nurseries Valley River Ltd., 3, 29

Eagle Lake Nurseries, 3, 9, 10, 29

Fraser's Thimble Farms, 1, 21

Hortico Inc. 1-4, 8-10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 30-35, 37

Humber Nurseries, 2, 3, 6-10, 15, 17, 18, 20-23, 26-28, 30, 33-37

Jeffries Nurseries Ltd., 9, 30, 34

Little Tree Nursery, 2, 3, 28, 30

Peninsula Flowers Nursery, 1, 7, 8, 12, 33, 34

The Perennial Gardens, 5, 13

Richmond Nursery Inc., 1, 6, 8, 23, 24, 36, 38

The Saskatoon Farm, 29

Scott's Nursery Ltd., 16, 21

Sheridan Nurseries, 1-4, 6-9, 14, 18-36, 38

All trees grow best in full sun and well-drained, close-to-neutral soil, unless noted otherwise.

weeping habit
Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Blue Weeping', Zone 3). Very blue juniper that can be trained over an arch or grown as a specimen. 4.5 metres by 4.5 metres.
Goat willow (Salix caprea 'Pendula', Zone 4b). Small weeping tree with showy spring catkins.' Kilmarnock' produces larger catkins, but the variety can be hard to find. Five metres by four metres.

summer flowers
Tree roses (Rosa hybrids, Zone 7). Hybrid tea and floribunda roses grafted on a tall rootstock. Ultimate size depends on the height of rootstock and vigour of rose variety but it's usually two metres by 1.5 metres.

coloured summer foliage
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zone 6). Many named forms with coloured and dissected leaves. Plant in rich soil; protect from wind and late spring frost. From three metres by four metres up to five by six metres.

upright habit
Columnar English oak (Quercus robur 'Fastigiata', Zone 4). Dark green leaves. Slow-growing to 15 metres but only four metres wide.
Lawson's false cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Zone 6). There are several narrow, upright selections of this conifer, including some that are quite miniature. Three to 15 metres by one to three metres.

Globe catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides 'Nana', Zone 5b). A naturally round-headed or mushroom-shaped tree that seldom flowers. It's grafted onto upright rootstock but usually reaches three metres by three metres.

fall flowers
Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides, Zone 5). Fragrant white flowers in early fall plus attractive bark. Not widely available but interesting. Six metres by three metres.

spring flowering
Hawthorns (Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba', pink, and 'Snowbird', white, Zone 3) have red fruit and few thorns. Six metres tall by six metres wide.
Flowering cherry (Prunus 'Kiku-shidara-zakura', Zone 5b). Pink. Often sold as 'Shidara Sakura'. Six metres by six metres.
Cherry plums (Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' and 'Thundercloud', Zone 4). Pink flowers and red, edible fruit. Purple foliage. Watch out for aphids on young trees. Five metres by five metres.
Tree lilac (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk', Zone 2). Creamy white. Grows well in acidic soil. Six metres by five metres.

fall colour/ winter effect
Ginnala maple (Acer ginnala syn. Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala, Zone 1b). Brilliant orange to red fall foliage (also has fragrant white flowers in spring). May be grown with several stems like a clump birch. Six metres by six metres.
Spindletree (Euonymus europaeus, Zone 4). Good red fall colour and persistent pink fruit that open to show orange berries. 'Red Cascade' bears red fruit. Six metres by 4.5 metres.
Hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King', Zone 4). Red fruit that last well and flaking bark add interest. Six metres by 4.5 metres.

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