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Native Plants of British Columbia

Kalmia microphylla – The Western Bog Laurel is a sparsely branched evergreen shrub usually found in acidic bogs or moist alpine meadows. The tiny pink flowers are held terminally and emerge from pleated buds – these are produced from May … Continue reading

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Cultivated & Wild Plums

Prunus domestica ‘Yellow Egg’ (syn. ‘Pershore Yellow Egg’) – This European Plum produces large egg-shaped yellow fruit (freestone) with a sweet flavour. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and often used for fresh eating, baking and canning. … Continue reading

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Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Rosa nutkana – Nooktka Rose is a common site in coastal BC meadows with its single 2″ wide silvery-pink blooms contrasted by pale yellow stamens. They are sweetly scented and borne from May to July – followed by deep red … Continue reading

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Groundcover Sedum Suitable for Green Roofs II

Sedum divergens – This western North American native can be found from northern California right up to Alaska, hence its hardiness. It features ball to oval-shaped leaves that can range from red to bright green, depending on the exposure and … Continue reading

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Native BC Perennials III

Allium cernuum – Nodding Wild Onion is native to much of North America and bears umbels of pale to bright rose pink flowers in summer. It is a bulbous perennial with deep green strap-shaped foliage that was once an important … Continue reading

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Native Coastal BC Shrubs II

Symphoricarpos albus (syn. var. laevigatus) – Snowberry is a thicket-forming deciduous shrub native to much of the Pacific Northwest. It is useful for erosion control and features pink to white bell-shaped flowers followed by pure white berry clusters that usually … Continue reading

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Woodland Perennials III

Tiarella ‘Spanish Cross’ – A semi-evergreen perennial (in mild regions) with deeply lobed dark green leaves that are beautifully marked with inset burgundy-black markings, with the foliage shifting to a deep bronze-purple in winter. Pale pink to near white starry … Continue reading

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