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Tree and Shrub Sale

Natural habitats are important in our urban environment so let's grow, protect and enhance our urban forest!  

Each bare-root, minimum one-foot tall seedling is $10.00. Quantities are limited, so please place your order soon.  

Burr Oak

Burr Oak can grow to 15 to 30 metres tall. It tolerates a wide variety of moisture conditions; it prefers full sun, but can tolerate moderate shade; and it can grow in a variety of soils.

In addition to its notable strength, Burr Oak has other attributes that make it a splendid tree for urban landscapes. It provides food for squirrels, dense shade, and is resistant to air pollution and heat stress. Its generally slow growth is compensated by longevity.


   

Wild Raisin 

This common woodland shrub grows to 12 feet (3.7 m) tall and has umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers. In early September, each cluster will have green, white, pink and dark purple fruit present, as ripening is independent. If not eaten by birds, fruits turn dark and shrivel like raisins.

Wild raisin prefers moist, shady sites, but can grow in almost any condition. It is one of our most shade and flood tolerant shrubs.

Unlike some other shrubs, wild raisin consistently bears heavy crops of fruit. Berries are a not a preferred food, but are eaten by many birds. Small animals all make use of the fruit, which can hang on late into the winter. Especially where it forms dense thickets, wild raisin provides valuable cover for many types of mammals and birds.


   


Highbush Cranberry

In a garden setting the Highbush Cranberry can tolerate a variety of soils, although moist well-drained soil is best. While it prefers full sun, it can also handle partial shade and grows to 3-4 metres.

It has pretty white blossoms that adorn the plant in the late spring and are followed by large clusters of bright red edible berries by the end of summer. Later, the foliage puts on a show with plenty of fall colour.


   



Red Osier Dogwood

Popular ornamental shrub with bunches of small white flowers; thick green foliage provides summer shade and berries offer additional benefits for birds; hardy attractive shrub and red twigs which make a striking contrast against a winter snowfall.


   

White Birch

The white birch is a medium-sized tree that can be 25 metres tall. White birch trees are often used in landscaping because they will grow almost anywhere as long as they get enough sunlight. It is appreciated for its distinctive bark and the golden color of its fall foliage, it provides excellent contrast for any landscape.

The tree's trunk is covered in thin, smooth white bark that peels off in large sheets. Bark from the white birch is very strong and pliable — it can be used to make canoes. Buds, leaves and seeds from the white birch are a great source of food for birds and animals.






   


Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates wide range of soil conditions, including both moist and somewhat dry soils. It is tolerant of city air pollution. It will spread to form thickets if root suckers are not removed. It grows to 10-15' tall.

This tough, low-maintenance shrub offers subtle year-round beauty. White panicles of flowers brighten the landscape in June. White berries attract many birds in the late summer and early fall. And the reddish-pink fruit stems persist into the winter, adding a nice color contrast to the gray bark.


      

Nannyberry

The Nannyberry has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a slow growth rate. Nannyberry is a large, upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub which typically grows to 10-18' tall with a spread of 6-12', but may also be grown as a small, single trunk tree which may reach a height of 30'. 

Non-fragrant white flowers in flat-topped cymes (to 4.5" diameter) appear in spring. Flowers give way in autumn to blue-black, berry-like drupes which often persist into winter and are quite attractive to birds and wildlife. Fruits are edible and may be eaten off the bush when ripe or used in jams and jellies.


   

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Westboro Beach Community Association,
Mar 13, 2016, 7:44 PM