1370 Wain Road, N. Saanich, BC     250-656-0384 Quality Plants & Knowledgeable Staff


The following is a list of  the trees that we hope to have for sale at some point this year.  Please call or email to check current availability.  The heights and spreads given in the descriptions are what you can expect for a mature tree approximately ten years of age.

Acer circinatum (Vine Maple)

Medium growing native deciduous tree.
Shape: Sprawling to more rounded in sunny areas. 
Foliage: 3″ glossy green leaves.
Fall Colour: Fire engine red in fall in open sites.
Sprawling branches often root and form colonies.
Likes part shade to sun. Wants more moisture if in full sun.
H 15’-20’ W 6’-12’

Acer conspicuum ‘Esk Flamingo’

Very rare and colourful deciduous tree.
Shape:Broad spreading cascading.
Foliage: Bronze to bright salmon pink to rich pink with green splotches, then a patchwork of softer pink, light green and white. When mature dominant colour is dark green with less dominant patches of white, light green, hints of pink.
Bark: bright pink red branches which show well in winter
Fall Colour: Yellow/orange
Likes morning sun to dappled shade. Moist, well drained soil.
H 12’-15’ W 12’-17′

Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple)

Very slow growing maple
Shape: Vase like
Foliage: Smaller green leaves
Fall Colour: Gold, orange
Bark: Peeling redish brown, winter interest
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-25’ W 8’-15’

Acer Macrophyllum (Big Leaf Maple)

Large growing native deciduous tree.
Shape: Broad crown, great shade tree
Foliage: Shiny dark green leaves up to 12″
Fall Colour: Yellow
Bark: Greyish-brown, shallowly grooved when older
Tolerant of wide range of conditions.
Good for shade or garden specimen.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 50-100′ W 30-50′

Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Blaze’

A hybrid of Red and Silver Maples, this is a vigorous, fast growing shade tree
: Upright branching, broadly oval
Foliage: Medium green
Seeds: Female cultivar, flowers give way to red-tinged samaras.
Fall Colour: Brilliant orange red, long lasting
Likes Sun, drought tolerant
H 40-50′ W 30-40′

Acer rubrum ‘Bowhall’

Shape: Tight upright branching, very narrow
Foliage: Medium green
Seeds: Female cultivar, flowers give way to red-tinged samaras.
Fall Colour:Yellow-orange to reddish-orange
Likes Sun to part shade, drought tolerant
H 30-40′  W 10-15′

Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’

Shape: Rounded to oval crown.
Foliage: Green above and glaucous green with a blue-gray bloom beneath.
Seeds: Male selection (seedless)
Fall Colour: A brilliant scarlet that gradually turns reddish-purple.
Likes Sun to part shade, average to moist well drained soil
H 35-50′ W 25-40′

Acer rubrum ’Red Sunset’ (Red Maple)

ShapePyramidal form when young becoming rounded with age
Foliage: Glossy green
Seeds: Female cultivar, flowers give way to red-tinged samaras.
Fall ColourOutstanding orange to red.
Likes sun to part shade, tolerates wet areas
H 40’-50’ W 30’-40’

Betula jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch)

Deciduous tree
: Open pyramidal habit
Foliage: Ovate, double-serrate, yellow-green to green leaves (to 2-3″ long) turn golden in fall.
Flower: Yellowish-brown  drooping catkins in late spring.
Fruit: Drooping cone-like fruits containing numerous small winged seeds in fall.
Bark: Noted for its exceptional white colour.
Wet areas, needs summer water. Prune when dormant.
Likes sun.
H 30’-40’ W 20’-30’

Betula nigra ‘Dura Heat’ (River Birch)

Fast growing.
Shape: Upright, rounded canopy.
Foliage: Medium to dark green leaves that stay green even in hot summers.
Fall Colour: Gold.
Bark: Bark peels early revealing creamy white inner colour, nice for winter interest.
Very heat tolerant, making it more resistant to bronze birch borer.
Likes Sun, drought and moisture tolerant.
H 30-40′ W 25’-35′

Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’ (Variegated)

Slow growing deciduous
: rounded.
Foliage: Cream white to yellow with a green center, smaller than the species.
Fall Colour: Yellow.
Winter: Peeling bark in winter
Low maintenance and is highly resistant to bronze birch borer.
Full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil.
H 10-30′ W 8-15′

Betula nigra ‘Fox Valley’ (Dwarf River Birch)

A shorter version of the ‘Cully Cultivar’ deciduous birch.
Shape: Is a dense, compact, deciduous, multi-stemmed cultivar with an irregular crown
Foliage: Leathery, diamond-shaped, medium to dark green leaves (1.5-3.5″ long) with toothed margins turn yellow in fall.
Flower: Drooping, brownish male catkins and smaller, upright, greenish female catkins in spring.
Bark: It features orangish to brownish bark which exfoliates at an early age to reveal a somewhat lighter shaded brownish inner bark.
Prefers wet areas, tough and adaptable. Is extremely resistant to the bronze birch borer and also has good resistance to leaf spot diseases.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20

Catalpa bignonoides ‘Aurea’ (Golden Catalpa)

Shape: Fast grower that slows with age
Foliage: Large heart shaped, acidic-yellow leaves, fade little if planted in part shade
Flower: Showy white panicle flowers in May
Adapts to most soils, can be drought tolerant once established
Likes sun to part shade.
H 30’-35’ W 20’-30’

Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ (Weeping Katsura)

Shape: Top-grafted, weeping form that features an irregular cascading canopy of pendulous branches dipping toward the ground.
Foliage: Blue green
Spring: Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring
Fall Colour: Shades of gold, orange and red in fall.
Winter: Pendulous form provides some winter interest.
Will take sun, part shade . Foliage may scorch in hot, dry and/or windy conditions.
Shallow roots may interfere with sidewalks.
H 15-25′  S 10-15′

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura )

Shape: dense, rounded habit that typically matures to 40-60’
Foliage: Cordate, round-oval leaves (to 4” long) resemble those of a small redbud
Spring: Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring
Summer: Mature to medium green with a slight bluish tinge
Fall: Shades of gold, orange and red in fall. The fallen autumn leaves have been described as smelling of cinnamon, burnt sugar or ripe apples.
Will take sun, part shade . Foliage may scorch in hot, dry and/or windy conditions.
Shallow roots may interfere with sidewalks.
H 30-40′  S 20-30′

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ (Eastern Redbud)

Shape: Rounded crown.
New foliage is shimmering red-purple becoming more subdued through the season.
: Stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring before the foliage emerges.
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-18’ W 15-20’

Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’

Shape: Weeping umbrella habit
Foliage: Green leaves turn yellow in fall.
Flowers: Magenta to rosy pink buds.
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H to 7’ W to 8’

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’

A great tree for small gardens or a large container.
Shape: A highly attractive weeping form of Cercis canadensis. It demonstrates excellent branching with a full crown of foliage at the top.
Foliage: Dark maroon, heart shaped leaves on weeping branches
Flower: Rose-purple flowers in spring, tight along the branches
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 6 to 8’ W 4 to 6’

Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (Satomi Dogwood)

Late flowering, dark pink flowers.
Likes part shade to sun.
H 15’-20’ W 12’-15’

Cornus ‘Eddi’s White Wonder’ (Eddi’s White Wonder Dogwood)

Early flowering, needs good drainage and summer water.
Likes part shade to sun.
H 20’-25’ W12’-15’

Cydonia oblonga ‘Le Bourgeot’ (Edible Quince)

Shape:  Unique fruiting and ornamental tree.
Flowers:  Large white flowers
Fruit:  Large yellow fragrant fruits ripening in early October. Use in pies, jams and jellies.
H: 10-15′  S: 10′-15′

Eucryphia intermedia

Small evergreen tree.
Shape: columnar.
Foliage:  shiny green leaves
Flowers: Fragrant white flowers in late summer, attractive to bees
Likes acid soil, good with rhodos
Likes moist well drained soil
Sun with their feet in the shade, a sheltered location
H 20’-25’ W to 15’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’ (Beech)

Shape: Narrow columnar shape with branches that cascade loosely to ground
Foliage: Glossy purple
Fall Color: Bronzy purple
Full sun
H 20-30′ S 10-15′

Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’

Shape: Narrowly pyramidal
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Bright yellow
Fruit: Seedless
Full sun
H 50′ S 25′

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ (Sweetgum)

Shape: Even upright conical habit
Foliage: is divided into long narrow lobes like a Japanese Maple. Reds, oranges and yellows in fall.
Seed: This cultivar has eliminated the ‘gumballs’ of the species.
Adaptable to dry or wet soils.
Likes sun.
H 40’-50’ W 15’-35’

Magnolia ‘Athene’

(Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei ‘Alba’ and Magnolia ‘Mark Jury’)
: Moderate-growing, vase shaped form.
Foliage:  Large textured leaves.
: Large flower buds provide winter interest. Extremely large, 8 to 10 inch, cup and saucer type blooms having a two tone effect. Rounded petals with ivory-white interiors are white at the rim, shading down to rosy-purple at the base. Fragrant.
Likes sun to part shade. Protect from cold winds as blooms open early.
H 18’-25’ W 18’-25′


Magnolia ‘Butterflies’

Shape:  Compact pyramidal form
Foliage:  Dark green leaves to 8″ long.
Flower:  4″ lemon scented flowers in mid April. Considered by many to be the best yellow flowering magnolia. Profuse bloom for 7-9 days.
Likes Sun or part shade, moist, well drained soil
H: to 15-20′  S: 10-15′

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ (Yellow Magnolia)

Rapid growing rounded, compact pyramidal form deciduous tree
Foliage:  Dark green leaves (to 8” long)
Flower:  Considered by many to be the best golden yellow (non-fading) flowering magnolia.
 The 4 inch, upright, tulip-like, lemon scented flowers bloom in late spring before the foliage leafs out.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun.
H: 18’-35’  S: 11’-25’

Magnolia ‘David Clulow’

(M. lennei ‘Alba’ x veitchii ‘Rubra’)
Shape:  Vigorous upright branched habit it is considered by some to be one of the best white Magnolias in cultivation.
Flower:  Excellent large white bowl shaped flowers which are produced from an early age in late March.
Full sun or Partial Shade
H: 15’-25’  S: 15-20′

Magnolia ‘Elizabeth

Cucumber tree (M. acuminata) and Yulan magnolia (M. denudata)
 Well balanced pyramidal habit.
Foliage: Obovate, large green leaves (4-9” long).
Flower:  Yellow flowers (each to 3” across) have tinges of yellow green near the bases. Flowers bloom at the twig tips as the new leaves begin to unfurl. Fragrant.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’- 25’ W to 15′

Magnolia ‘Merril’

(M. kobus x M. stellata)
:  Rounded crown. It is more often grown in a multi-trunked form that as a single trunk tree
Foliage: medium green leaves to 5” long.
: Fragrant star-like white flowers with pink blush at base (4-6” wide) with 10-15 petals appear in early spring before the foliage.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-30’ W to 20’-30′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken B. Beauty’ (Evergreen)

Shape:  A dense, narrow, pyramdial-oval crown
Foliage:  Leathery evergreen leaves (to 7” long) are glossy dark green above and rusty-brown beneath
Flower:  Fragrant, cup-shaped, creamy white flowers, 4-6″  in summer.
Wide-spreading roots.
Less leaf drop than other varieties, most cold hardy
Grow in moist, organically rich, well-drained loams
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-30’ W 15’-25’

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Victoria’ (Evergreen magnolia)

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Victoria’
Shape:  Medium growing compact, pyramidal, evergreen tree that you can prune to shape.
Foliage:  The lustrous foliage is broad, heavy, dark green with brown pubescent undersides.
:  Fragrant creamy white flowers in summer
Exceptionally hardy.
Needs a sheltered and moist site.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Magnolia Ian’s Red

(Magnolia Pickard’s Ruby x Magnolia Vulcan)
Shape:  Vigorous upright deciduous tree, with an erect open habit.
Foliage:  Fresh green.
:   Vibrant purple-red, not fading to light shades even in wet weather. Cup-and-saucer shape and open 7 inches.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20-25’ W to 25′

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

(x loebneri)
: Slow growing, rounded, low branched
Foliage: Green, narrowly ovate
Flower: Lilac pink, paler within, scented with about 12 narrow tepals, opening before leaves
Abundant flowers evan at an early age
Likes Sun to Part Shade
H: 15’-20’ S: 15’-20’

Magnolia ‘Royal Star’

Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’
Shape:  Compact, slow growing, rounded, deciduous, handsome small tree or large shrub, very showy in bloom.
Flower:  Fragrant flowers pink in bud, open to nearly pure white in spring. 3 to 4” in diameter, with 25 to 30 petals each.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 10’-15’ W 10’-12’

Magnolia ‘Susan’

(M. liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x M. stellata ‘Rosea’)
Shape:  Compact habit, rounded small tree or shrub, ideal for smaller gardens, easy to place.
Flower:  Fragrant reddish purple flowers in mid spring. Has long, slender, erect red-purple buds, with 6 deeply toned tepals opening to 5″. The tepals give a slightly twisted display.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 6’-8’ W 6’-8’

Magnolia ‘Vulcan’

(Magnolia campbelii ‘Lanarth’ x M. lilliflora)
Shape:  Vigorous upright deciduous tree, with an erect open habit.
Foliage:  Large textured leaves.
:  Flowers in mid-spring. Declared the finest Jury hybrid to date, this stunning selection from New Zealand has fragrant, heavy textured, rounded blooms of the most amazing ruby red. Although it flowers from a very young age, the full richness of the colour will develop as the plant matures.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-25’ W to 25’

Malus ‘Red Jewel’ (Crabapple)

Upright and open, an irregular, oval crown form making this cultivar well
suited as an ornamental or small street tree. It has snow-white flowers in spring and small firm, cherry-red fruit appear in early September and stay through the winter.
Likes sun
H to 15’ W to 12’

Malus ‘Red Sentinel’ (Crabapple)

Healthy, upright habit
Good for narrow spaces
Scented white flowers are followed by rich red fruits
Likes sun
H 20’-25’ W 12’-15’

Malus ‘Royal Raindrops’ (Crabapple)

Upright spreading habit.
Pinkish red flowers.
Deep purple foliage turns bronze/orange/purple in fall
Persistent 1/4″ red fruit.
Likes sun
H to 20’ W to 15’

Malus ‘Sargent Tina’ (Crabapple)

Shape: Small rounded dwarf tree, spreading pendulous habit 
Foliage: Medium green small leaves
Fall Colour: yellow
Flower: Bright red buds open to single white flowers
: Bright red 1/4″ fruit.
Disease resistant
Likes sun
H: to 5-6’ from graft  S: 6-8′

Parrotia persica ‘JL Columnar’ Persian Spire

Shape: Columnar to upright oval,
Foliage: Green, fine textured with purple tinted margins
Fall Colour: Orange, red, yellow and burgundy
Flower: Showy red stamens
H to 25′  S to 10′

Parrotia persica ‘Ruby Vase’

Shape: Upright vase-shaped crown
Foliage: Flushes bronzy-red and keeps this well into summer
Fall Colour: Mostly an intense scarlet-red
Bark: Older bark is handsome, flaking in patches to display green, tan, white and gray.
Likes Sun, very tolerant once established.
H’ to 30′ W to 15′

Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)

Shape: Spreading with irregular branching habit
Foliage: Flushes bronzy-red and keeps this well into summer.
Flower: Insignificant red flowers on bare branches in spring
Fall Colour: Yellow, orange, red and purple.
Bark: Older bark is handsome, flaking in patches to display green, tan, white and gray.
Likes Sun, drought tolerant once established.
H’ 15 to 20′ W to 15-25′

Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ (Persian Ironwood)

Upright form, vivid fall colour
Likes sun
H to 20’ W 10’-15’

Prunus ceracifera ‘Pissardi Nigra’ (Purple Plum)

Early, pale pink flowers with red centers.
Leaves maintain their red colour throughout the summer.
Good fall colour.
Likes sun, drought tolerant when established
H 15’-25’ W 15’-25’

Prunus incisa ‘Little Twist’ (Flowering Cherry)

Profuse clusters of white flowers with pink centers in early spring.
Leaves are green and turn orange to maroon red in the fall.
Stems and shoots that zigzag provide winter interest.
Fast grower, drought tolerant, tough.
Likes sun to part shade, adaptable to various soils.
H 6’-8’ W 6’-8’

Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ (Ornamental Cherry)

A slightly slower growing, purple foliaged form of the Kwanzan cherry
: Broadly vase shaped
Foliage: Deep purple
Fall Colour: Bronze purple
Flower: Double magenta-pink
Likes Sun
H to 20′ W 15′

Prunus serrulata ‘Amanagawa’ (Flowering Cherry)

Very narrow columnar tree.
Semi-double pink flowers in later spring.
Good along property line or driveways.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-25’ W 5’-8’

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ (Flowering Cherry)

A good strong grower with vase-like habit.
Very showy, double hot pink flowers in mid spring.
Good fall colours.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-25’ W 15’-20’

Prunus x ‘Accolade’ (Flowering Cherry)

Early free flowering, delicate pink semi-double in drooping clusters.
Likes sun to part shade
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Prunus x ‘Blireana’ (Flowering Plum)

Early, fragrant double pink flowers.
Metallic coppery-purple foilage.
Likes sun to part shade
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’

Shape: Graceful wide-spreading branches
Fall Colour: Golden yellow with orange highlights
Flower: Masses of large semi-double blush pink flowers, that fade to white, on bare branches in early spring.
Likes Sun, part shade
H to 20-25′ W 20-25+′

Prunus ‘Snow Goose’ (Snow Goose Cherry)

Upright when young, becoming wider with age.
Pure white single flowers appear before leaves in spring.
Bright green foliage turns orange in fall.
Likes sun, tolerates some shade, some drought and seaside conditions.
Resistant to common cherry foliage diseases.
H to 20′  W to 20′

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

Pyramidal habit
Tolerates wet feet, drought.
Likes sun.
H 50’-60’ W 25’-35’

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ (Golden Locust)

Bright golden leaves can be seen from afar.
Takes drought, no wet feet, can be brittle in snow.
Likes sun to part shade
H 30’-50’ W 20’-35’

Sorbus americana ‘Red Cascade’ (Mountain Ash)

Compact oval shape with red berries.
Likes sun
H to 18’ W to 8’

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Stewartia)

Summer flowers, fussy, needs good well drained soil.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-30’ W 20’-30’

Styrax japonicus ‘Fragrant Fountain’

Shape: Densely weeping
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Colour: Gold
Flower: Pure white, bell shaped, profuse, fragrant and long flowering.
Sun or Part Shade
H: to 6′  S: to 5′

Styrax japonicus ‘Snowcone’

Shape: Broadly pyramidal, dense
Foliage: Dark green, fine textured
Fall Colour: Yellowish
Flower: Pure white, bell shaped
Is resistant to twig dieback
Sun or Part Shade
H:25′  S:20′

Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ (Snowbell Tree)

Showy white flowers. Tight pyramidal habit. Likes sun to part shade H 20’-25’ W 15’-20’ Available Spring 2014

Tillia cordata ‘Girards Pendula Nana’

Almost as attractive with its winter structure as it is when in leaf. Truly a natural bonsai with little or no pruning required to make it look like a miniature tree. Ideal for the rock garden, container culture or a very small space in the garden.
Flowers: Smaller than the species, borne in pendulous racemes. Color is pale yellow and fragrant.
Foliage: The leaves are also small rarely exceeding 1 1/2 inches.
Fall colour: Yellow.
Bark: Light yellow-brown, subtle but quite pleasing for winter effect.
H 6-9′ S 5-7′



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