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Ash - Mancana Manchurian
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 40' 35' N/A N/A
Information: This tree has an oval canopy that is dense and compact with feather-like leaves. The dark green foliage turns golden-yellow in the fall making this a very attractive tree. Seedless and resistant to Emerald Ash Borer.
Fertilize: Apply a slow-release all-purpose fertilizer in spring to encourage new growth and development.
Pruning: No pruning required, except to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches.
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Aspen - Guardian Columnar
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 40' 10' N/A N/A
Information: A poplar hybrid that is vertically fast-growing which makes it an excellent windbreak. This tree has a moderate resistance to bronze leaf disease and is seedless.
Fertilize: Feed a slow release fertilizer, such as Evergreen & Broadleaf 14-7-14 in the spring to promote contiuned growth. For more fertilizer options, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: No pruning required at maturity except to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Young trees may require some shearing to maintain shape.
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Barberry - Golden Dwarf
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 2-3' 2-3' Yellow N/A
Information: A compact and rounded shrub with bright golden-yellow foliage. In the spring, yellow flowers appear and soon mature to red, ornamental fruit in the summer. The fruit persists into the winter and provides a nice contrast against the golden foliage. In the fall, the golden foliage changes to a bright orange-red. This shrub is tolerant of clay and dry soil. Does best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.
Fertilize: Liquid transplant fertilizer should be mixed and fed when first planting until roots are well established. A slow release fertilizer such as Evergreen & Broadleaf 14-7-14 may be applied in the spring of the following years. For more fertilizer options, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Shrub may be shaped. Major pruning should be done in the fall or early spring, any additional may be done throughout the season. Avoid taking more than a third of the branch.
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Blanche Double de Coubert - Shrub
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 0
Select 5' 5' White N/A
Information: This rose has deeply veined, serrated dark green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. The roses are fragrant, loose and last from summer until frost. Roses prefer moist, well-drained soil and are drought tolerant once established.
Fertilize: Feed Rose Food 8-14-12 in late spring. Pull back mulch and sprinkle fertilizer around the base and work into the top layer of soil. Cover with mulch again. For more fertilizer options, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Prune in early spring, making cuts at 45 degree angle. Avoid taking more than a third of the branch. As the season progresses, prune off dead flowers to promote reblooming.
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Burning Bush - Fire Ball
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 3-4' 4-5' N/A N/A
Information: A tightly branched shrub with a rounded form. This shrub is grown for its hardiness and vibrant color. The foliage emerges green and then turns vibrant red in the fall under full sun. This is a low maintenance shrub that is drought tolerant once established. Prefers moist, well drained soil.
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Cedar - Polar Gold
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 0
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Chihuly - Patio Tree
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 5
Sun Multi N/A
Information: A showy multi-colored rose that carries a light fragrance.
Fertilize: Apply a slow-release rose fertilizer in the spring or early summer to promote growth and flowering. Do not fertilize in late summer or fall.
Pruning: This rose must be pruned to maintain the tree form. Prune off any unwanted shoots at a 45 degree angle. In the early spring or fall, prune to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Prune to remove dead flowers to promote reblooming. Also remove suckers from around the base throughout the season.
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Dogwood - Neon Burst
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 3-4' 3-4' N/A N/A
Information: A bright smaller dogwood that provides excellent contrast in any landscape. It features bright neon-green/gold foliage with intense red stems which carry through the winter. The shrub holds its color well throughout the season and turns red-yellow-orange in the fall. It is very showy throughout the season. This shrub prefers moist, well-drained soil. Rabbit resistant.
Fertilize: Liquid transplant fertilizer should be mixed and fed when first planting until roots are well established. Once established, fertilize with Evergreen and Broadleaf 14-7-14 before new growth. For more fertilizer information, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and remove dead or damaged limbs. Can be pruned anytime in the season.
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Haskap - Polar Jewel
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 3-4' 3-4' N/A Dark blue
Information: A fruiting shrub that is native to Siberia. It is known for its hardiness and large, dark blue edible berries. These berries mature in early summer and are excellent for fresh eating, preserves and baking, especially pies and jams. In the spring, the flowers are white and pink which gives the shrub ornamental value as well. Must have two varieties for pollination.
Fertilize: Liquid transplant fertilizer should be mixed and fed when first planting until roots are well established. For more fertilizer options, visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Branches should be pruned in late fall or early spring, before growth. Prune any damaged branches as well as crossing or downwards facing branches.
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Hydrangea - Great Star
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Partial Sun 6-7' 7-8' White N/A
Information: This hydrangea has large, showy white flowers that are almost 10cm in diameter. The flowers appear in mid-summer and persist until frost. Hydrangeas prefer moist, well-drained soil and morning sun with afternoon shade.
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Josta Berry -
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 4-5' 4' N/A Black
Information: This shrub is a cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. It features black edible berries that are sweet with a hint of black currant. The berries are excellent for jellies and fresh eating. The shrub is resistant to powdery mildew and white pine blister rust. Self-pollinating and drought tolerant once established. Attracts birds and deer resistant.
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Julia Child - Patio Tree
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 5
Sun N/A
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Lilac - Beauty of Moscow
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 8' 5-6' Pale Pink N/A
Information: A french lilac with double pale pink flowers that turn white slowly as they mature. The flowers are very fragrant and typically appear in mid- late spring. This lilac is hardy and large which makes it a nice hedge.
Fertilize: Liquid transplant fertilizer should be mixed and fed when first planting until roots are well established. The following year, feed with Evergreen and Broadleaf 14-7-14 before new growth in the spring. For more fertilizer information, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Lilacs bloom on old wood so it is important to only prune after blooming. At this time, remove any dead, broken or crossing branches. A regular pruning program helps to maintain flower size and growth.
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Magnolia - Susan Saucer
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Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 8' 5' Purple N/A
Information: This shrub features glossy, green foliage that turns bronze-yellow in the fall. The shrub has an upright growth pattern and large, deep purple flowers in late spring. The flowers are not long-lasting but the foliage makes up for this. This shrub prefers acidic, moist and well-drained soil.
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Maple - Bloodgood Japanese
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Partial Sun 13-20' 12-20' Red N/A
Information: An excellent tree to use as an accent piece or a bonsai. This tree features deep red foliage that turns to a burgandy red in the fall. In the spring, small purple-red blooms appear which are followed by red samaras. This tree does well in moist, well-drained soil. Prefers partial sun locations.
Fertilize: Avoid high nitrogen fertilizer. In the early spring, apply a slow release fertilizer that is low in nitrogen. It is best to mix the slow release fertilizer into the top few inches of soil. Do not use liquid fertilizers in the spring or fall. They should only be applied in the summer but are not recommended as liquid fertilizers cause the tree to grow fast for a short period of time.
Pruning: Prune in the summer when the tree is in full leaf. Remove any dead, damaged or diseased branches at this time.
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Maple - Scarlet Jewel Red
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Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 0
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Mock Orange - Snow White Fantasy
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 5-6' 4-5' White N/A
Information: A compact shrub that has beautiful double, white flowers in the spring. Mock Oranges get their name from the sweet orange scent that their flowers carry. This shrub is also a repeat bloomer in mid-summer but the flowers will be single. Prefers moist, well drained soil and is drought tolerant once established.
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Ninebark - Dart's Gold
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 5-6' 5-6' White N/A
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Ninebark - Ginger Wine
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun N/A
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Olds College Centennial -
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 1-2' 2-3' Apricot N/A
Information: A beautiful uniquely colored rose that blooms all summer. This rose has glossy, dark green foliage that is mounding. This rose is excellent for small gardens and landscapes because of its compact form. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Fertilize: Feed Rose Food 8-14-12 in late spring. Pull back mulch and sprinkle fertilizer around the base and work into the top layer of soil. Cover with mulch again. For more fertilizer options, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: This rose blooms on new wood so pruning in the spring before growth is best. At this time, remove dead, damaged or diseased branches.
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Oso Easy Lemon Zest - Color Choice
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 2-3' 2-3' Lemon yellow N/A
Information: A small rose with semi-double lemon yellow flowers. These flowers appear in the late spring and persist into the summer. This rose is excellent for mass planting and borders in smaller landscapes. Overall, this rose is very disease resistant and requires no deadheading.
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Paradise - Happy Face Paradise
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 2-3' 2-3' Pink N/A
Information: A compact, rounded shrub with loads of semi-double pink blooms all summer. The flower color holds throughout the summer. This shrub is very low maintenance and prefers moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Fertilize: Liquid transplant fertilizer should be mixed and fed when first planting until roots are well established. Once established, feed Evergreen and Broadleaf 14-7-14 fertilizer in spring when new growth starts. For more fertilizer information, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Major pruning should be done in late fall or early spring although it may be done throughout the year. Prune all dead or damaged branches. This shrub may be pruned to maintain shape.
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Pear - Ure
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 35' 20' N/A 5cm
Information: A hardy pear tree that produces small green-yellow fruit. Flowering occurs in early to mid May. The pear has good texture and ripens in mid-September. These pears are best used for fresh eating, desserts and canning.
Fertilize: Pear trees prefer soil with a pH of 6-7. Fertilize anytime before June. Do not fertilizer after June. Before June, fertilize the pear tree with a balanced slow-release fertilizer such as 13-13-13 or 10-10-10.
Pruning: Prune in fall or early spring before growth occurs. At this time, prune to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Thin out the interior branches to encourage good air circulation and flow.
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Plum - Brook Red Hybrid
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun N/A 3-4cm
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Plum - Tecumseh
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 0
Sun N/A
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Rhododendron - Ramapo
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 2-3' 3-4' Violet N/A
Information: A compact shrub that blooms pale violet flowers in the late spring. The foliage is leathery and dark green that persists into the winter. Prefers moist, acidic soil that is well drained. This shrub is excellent for accenting landscapes, especially small landscapes.
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Rose - Navy Lady
Rose
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Zone 0
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Rose - Hot Paprika
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Zone 0
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Saskatoon - Martin
Fruit
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 8-10' 5-6' White Blue
Information: A large and very productive saskatoon. This shrub produces large bloom clusters in the early spring which mature to large fruit in mid-summer. The fruit ripens more consistantly then other saskatoons. Best placed in full sun and sandy-loam soils.
Fertilize: Saskatoon prefer a soil pH of 6-7.5. Fertilize plants in spring to maintain nitrogen and phosphours levels as deficiencies may appear in soils with lower pH.For fertilizer options, visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Prune in the fall or early spring before new growth. At this time, prune any damaged, diseased or dead brances. Also, prune for size to ensure ease of harvesting.
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Scarlet Meidiland -
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 3-4' 3-4' Scarlet Red N/A
Information: A drought tolerant rose that blooms throughout the summer. In the spring, semi-double scarlet red roses appear. The dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance and prefers moist, well-drained soil.
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Smokebush - Golden Spirit
Shrub
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 6' 4-5' Pink N/A
Information: A unique shrub with an upright growth habit and golden foliage. The flowers appear in the summer on old wood and are frothy and pink. In the fall, the foliage turns red, orange and coral. This shrub is very drought tolerant once established. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
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Spirea - Double Play Candy Corn
Shrub
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Zone 0
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Spirea - Pink Sparkler
Shrub
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Zone 0
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Trumpeter - Patio
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 5
Sun N/A
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Virginia Creeper - Red Wall
Vine
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 20' N/A N/A N/A
Information: A fast-growing vine that is salt tolerant. This virginia creeper has a glossy green color throughout the season. In the fall, the foliage turns fire engine red. This vine is excellent for covering fences or walls.
Fertilize: No fertilizing is necessary but if desired, a small amount of slow-release fertilizer for acid-loving plants can be applied in the spring.
Pruning: No pruning required except to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Depending on location, the virginia creeper may need to be pruned to maintain size.
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Whiskey Mac - Tender
Rose
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun Apricot N/A
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Willow - Lace Weeping
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 3
Sun 40' 30' N/A N/A
Information: A fast growing weeping willow. Orignated in China. The leaves are long and change to yellow in the fall while the bark is a red-brown color. Due to the large size of this willow, please plan accordingly when planting. This tree grows best in full sun.
Fertilize: When planting, a liquid transplant fertilizer may be applied. These trees are relatively low maintenance so they do not require fertilizer after they are established. If desired or soil conditions are poor, a slow release fertilizer may be applied in spring. For more fertilizer options, please visit the Fertilizer page.
Pruning: With a young tree, a central leader should be established. One an older tree, the branches should be pruned so that they do not touch the ground. This will allow mowing under the tree and prevent rotting. Any suckers, dead or broken branches should be removed.
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Willow - Silky White
Tree
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 2
Sun 50' 30' N/A N/A
Information: A fast growing willow that features silver colored foliage and reddish-brown twigs. Excellent in prairie shelterbelts. These shelterbelts stand out from the others because of the silver color. This tree has a narrow and open crown shape.
Fertilize: When planting, a liquid transplant fertilizer may be applied. These trees are relatively low maintenance so they do not require fertilizer after they are established. If desired or soil conditions are poor, a slow release fertilizer may be applied in spring. For more fertilizer options, please visit theFertilizer page.
Pruning: Any pruning should be done in early spring before new growth. Prune to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Any branches that are touching the ground should be removed.
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Wisteria - Blue Moon
Vine
Location Height Width Flowers Fruit
Zone 4
Sun 25-30' N/A Lavendar N/A
Information: A hardy wisteria variety that can bloom up to three times a year. The green foliage makes the lavender blue foliage stand out. The flowers are fragrant and attracts hummingbirds to the garden. This vine must be mulched well and watered in dry years.
Fertilize: It is important to fertilize this vine with compost or fertilizer in the spring. This promotes new growth and flowering. The fertilizer should have higher phosphorus in it.
Pruning: The flowers can be found on new wood so it is important to prune in the early spring or fall. At this time, remove at least a third of the previous years growth.