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Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde'
A dwarf globe shaped barberry with deep purple, velvety foliage. New growth is red giving the shrub an interesting accent. Fruit is red and sparse. Its small size makes it ideal for the perennial border or the front of a shrub border. Tolerates dry conditions well.
Size at maturity (height x width): 2 ft H x 3 ft W
Zone: 4
Price: #2 - $35
Photos: Photo 1

Cotoneaster lucidus (Peking Cotoneaster)
Shiny green leaves turn orange-red in fall. Pink blooms in spring followed by black berries.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 6.5' SP 5'
Zone: 2
Price: #1 - $19 , #2 - $25
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2

Forsythia ovata 'Northern Gold'
One of earliest blooming shrubs. Profuse yellow flowers
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 6.5' SP 6.5
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $34
Photos: Photo 1

Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard' (Mock Orange)
Extremely fragrant white flowers. Dark green foliage, red stems. Best selling shrub at Alaska Hardy
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 5' SP
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $34
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4

POTENTILLA FRUITICOSA 'Gold Drop'
Finely textured foliage. An abundance of lemon yellow flowers bloom all summer.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 24" X SP 30"
Zone: 2
Price: #1 - $18 , #5 - $56
Photos: Photo 1

Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' (Elderberry Black BeautyTM)
Hardy with intense dark purple foliage from spring to fall. Pink spring blooms have a sweet lemon fragrance. Edible black berries in late summer. Described as the 'Japanese Maple of the North'. Drought tolerant once established.
Size at maturity (height x width): 8ft H x 6ft W
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $40
Photos: Photo 1

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound'
Low, mound of golden yellow, spring foliage, accented by clusters of pink flowers on new wood in summer. Foliage turns yellow-green in summer, then yellow-orange in fall. Compact contrast, foundation or border plant. Requires moist, well-drained soil.
Size at maturity (height x width): 30in H x 40in W
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $29.00
Photos: Photo 1

Symphoricarpos albus White Snowberry
Compact, suckering native shrub with white ornamental berries from summer to fall and light pink spring blooms. Blue-green foliage. Tolerates shade and heavy clay soil. Mainly used as a reclamation and xeriscape plant.
Size at maturity (height x width): 40inches x 40 inches
Zone: 2
Price: #5 - $59
Photos: Photo 1

Viburnum Common Snowball
Ball shaped clusters of double white blooms. Foliage turns burgundy red in fall with red berries.
Size at maturity (height x width): 8'x8'
Zone: 3
Price: #5 - $$48

Edibles

  Berry Bushes

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Northline' (Saskatoon)
Self fertile. Full sun. Commercial production. Lrg. Sweet, late season fruit, orange fall foliage.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 6' SP 6'
Zone: 2
Price: #2 - $$32
Photos: Photo 1

Malus 'Harcourt'
Medium size red crisp, juicy, white-fleshed, mild-flavoured apple. Excellent for eating, baking and juicing. Ripens late summer - early fall. Requires a different apple within 150m (500') for cross-pollination. White spring flowers with pink tint.
Size at maturity (height x width): 20ft H x 16ft W
Zone: 3
Price: #5 - $
Photos: Photo 1

Malus 'Parkland' (Apple)
Summer. Pick under-ripe. Medium sized green with red stripes. Good for eating and cooking.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 20' SP 16'
Zone: 3
Price: #5 - $89
Photos: Photo 1

Prunus besseyi x P. Salicina 'Compass (Cherry-Plum)
Late summer. Pollinator plum. Juicy, yellow-red clingstone with yellow skin. Jams and jellies.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 6.5' x SP 5-6.5'
Zone: 3
Price: #5 - $89
Photos: Photo 1

Prunus cerasus 'Evans' (Evans sour cherry)
Big sweet bright red translucent fruit. Good for eating, jams and jellies. Self pollinating.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 10' x SP 8'
Zone: 3
Price: #5 - $89
Photos: Photo 1

Ribes josta Josta Berry
New for 2014! Cross between a black currant and gooseberry. Late June fruit ripens and turns black; sweet with a hint of black current; excellent for jellies and fresh eating. Like black currants the fruit freezes well, and like many other members of the Ribes genus it is rich in Vitamin C. Resistant to powdery mildew and white pine blister rot. Self pollinating
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 4-5 ft x 4 ft
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $29
Photos: Photo 1

Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake' (Red currant)
Self fertile. Clusters of large red berries on 2-3 year old wood. Easy to grow. Spreads
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 40-60" SP 40-60"
Zone: 3
Price: #2 - $29
Photos: Photo 1

  Perennial Vegetables and Fruits
  Fruit Trees

Deciduous Ornamental and Shade Trees

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red' (Maple)
Slow growing with a dense, oval canopy of glossy maroon foliage turning bright red in fall. Prefers well-drained soil.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 33' SP 23'
Zone: 4
Price: #7 - $130.
Photos: Photo 1

Betula papyrifera (Paper birch)
Reddish young bark matures to white. Clump form. Beautiful yellow fall foliage. Native.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 40' SP 26'
Zone: 2
Price: - $ , #10 - $168
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

Larix sibirica (Larch)
Fast growing, needs full sun. Spring and summer soft green needles turn golden yellow in fall. Needles shed in fall but attractive cones stay on tree all winter.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 50' SP 20'
Zone: 2
Price: #5 - $59
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2

Malus 'Royalty' (Ornamental Crabapple)
Darkest puple leaves of all crabs and reddish-purple blooms in spring. Orange fall foliage.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 16' SP 16
Zone: 2
Price: #7 - $135.00
Photos: Photo 1

Malus 'Spring Snow' (Ornamental Crabapple)
Steve's favorite. A heavy blanket of fragrant white blooms, from distinctive pink buds, cover this oval to round tree in mid-spring. Dark green pointy foliage turns yellow in fall. Non-fruiting, heat tolerant Canadian introduction. Adapts to a wide range of soils.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 20' SP 13'
Zone: 3
Price: #7 - $139
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

Populus tremuloides (Quaking or Trembling Aspen)
Native, fast growing. White bark. Tolerates moist sites. Great yellow fall color.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 50' SP 20'
Zone: 2
Price: #10 - $$209 , #5 - $$79
Photos: Photo 1

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'
Hardy ornamental plum on rounded form with dark purple foliage all season and light pink blooms in spring followed by ornamental purple fruit.
Size at maturity (height x width): 13' H x 13' W
Zone: 3
Price: #7 - $155
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2

Sorbus aucuparia 'Michred' Cardinal Royal
Also known as Cardinal Royal Ash. Narrow, oval crown. Deep green foliage with a silvery underside that turns orange-red in autumn. Clustered white flowers in spring.
Size at maturity (height x width): 35ft H x 20ft W
Zone: 2
Price: #15 - $280.
Photos: Photo 1

Sorbus decora (Showy mountain ash)
Hardiest mountain ash. Larger white blooms and ornamental red-orange fruit. Red fall foliage.
Size at maturity (height x width): 20' x 16'
Zone: 2
Price: #10 - $249
Photos: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

Tilia cordata
Lovely shade, street or specimen tree. Dense heart-shaped leaves on pyramidal, rounded form turn yellow-green in fall. Small, sweetly scented blooms in late spring are very attractive to bees. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types and light shade.
Size at maturity (height x width): 30ft H x 26ft W
Zone: 2
Price: #7 - $139
Photos: Photo 1

Evergreens

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' (Blue Rug Juniper shrub)
Carpet-like groundcover. Trailing silver-blue foliage excellent for cascading over walls or rocks.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 4" SP 5'
Zone: 2
Price: #2 - $$30
Photos: Photo 1

Picea abies
The fastest growing and largest of the spruce family. It has a pyramidal shape and branches become pendulous when it matures.
Size at maturity (height x width): 80 H ft x 20 ft W
Zone: 2
Price: #5Super - $59.00 , #15 - $$225
Photos: Photo 1

Picea abies 'Nidiformis' (Birds' Nest Spruce)
Unique, nest-shaped shrub. Layered branches of short, dense, bright green new needles mellow to light green. Neat, compact, low maintenance form. Requires well-drained soil. Tolerates salt and pollution. Slow-growing accent, rock garden or border plant.
Size at maturity (height x width): HT 40" X SP 40"
Zone: 2
Price: #2 - $46 , #5 - $49
Photos: Photo 1

Picea glouca conica Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Great pyramid shaped shrub. Slow growing. Excellent, dense accent shrub. Probably zone 3.
Size at maturity (height x width): 8ft H x 3.5ft W
Zone: 4
Price: #3 - $67 , #10 - $270 , #5Super - $$75
Photos: Photo 1

Picea mariana 'Ericoides' Blue Nest Spruce
Compact, nest-like form with slow growing, dense, short blue-green needles. Best colour in full sun. Hardy and adaptable low groundcover. Great low maintenance border, accent, stone wall or rock garden plant. Prefers moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.
Size at maturity (height x width): 40inches x 40 inches
Zone: 2
Price: #2 - $46.00
Photos: Photo 1

Picea pungens glauca 'Bakerii'
Upright, very symmetrical evergreen conifer. Stiff horizontal branching forms a columnar pyramid. Deep, gray-blue needles. One of the best �true blues.� Slow growing plant great for smaller landscapes or for use as specimen tree
Size at maturity (height x width): 10-12' x 10-13'
Zone: 2
Price: #20 - $$375
Photos: Photo 1

Pinus Dwarf Scotch Pine
Rounded form with blue-green needles on horizontal branches, attractive reddish bark.
Size at maturity (height x width): 6'x6'
Zone: 3
Price: #5Super - $$119

 

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