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Flowering Trees

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (syn. ‘Coccinea Plena’) – An old Hawthorn cultivar that was discovered as a sport of C. laevigata var. rosea-plena in 1858. It features striking double flowers of rose-scarlet (with white centers) in spring and golden-bronze autumn foliage. It is also quite … Continue reading

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Flowering Crabapples II / Malus

Malus x ‘Prairie Fire’ (syn. ‘Prarifire’) – A great choice for disease resistance with reddish-pink buds that open to rich magenta flowers. The leaves emerge a deep purple and shift to a dark bronze green by summer with red petioles. 1/2″ … Continue reading

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Eastern North American Fall Colour

Quercus coccineus – Scarlet Oak is native to southern Ontario and much of the eastern United States. It features deeply lobed green leaves that shift to a vibrant scarlet in autumn, making it easier to distinguish from Pin Oak (Quercus … Continue reading

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Redbud / Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ – A newer dwarf weeping form with pendulous branches that are covered in burgundy-red heart-shaped leaves that darken in summer, with inside foliage shifting to green. This cross of ‘Covey’ and ‘Forest Pansy’ bears deep lavender flowers … Continue reading

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Ginkgo biloba / Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’ – A dwarf male cultivar of Maidenhair tree which is ideal for growing in containers or miniature gardens. If staked it will take on a slightly pyramidal form, although its normal shape is dense and rounded. The green … Continue reading

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Edible Cherries / Prunus avium & cerasus

Prunus avium ‘Lapins’ – Probably the best sweet cherry for coastal BC, this self-fertile bing-type produces large juicy purplish-red fruits. It is split resistant and a good pollinator for those cherries that requires cross-pollination. This cultivar was introduced in 1984 … Continue reading

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Ginkgo and Foliage Shrubs

Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubiformis’ (syn. ‘Tubifolia’) – The Tube-Leaf Ginkgo is a semi-dwarf tree with young leaves that curl into a vase shape and literally hold a few dew drops. The pale green leaves shift to your typical yellow to gold … Continue reading

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