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 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 ‘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 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′

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 (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 ‘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 ‘Snow Tower’

Shape: An upright columnar cultivar
Foliage: Green
Fall Colour: Attractive shades of red
Flower:  Pure white floral bracts in June, a bit later than other cultivars
Fruit: Bright red fruit
Likes Sun or Part Shade
H to 10-15′  S to 4-8′

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’

Eucryphia intermedia ‘Rostrevor’

Shape:  Broadly columnar evergreen tree,
Foliage:  Small, shiny green leaves
Flower:  Nodding white flowers with golden stamens in mid to late summer,  rich nectar attracts beneficial bees
Sun to part shade with moist WD soil, ideally with some protection from strong winds.
H: 15-20ft  S:to 8ft

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 ‘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 or part shade, moist, well drained soil
H: 15’-20’  S: 10’-15’

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 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 ‘D. D. Blanchard’ (Evergreen)

Open branched pyramidal form.
Maintains a straight central trunk. Easy to raise canopy.
Fragrant creamy white blossoms in summer can be 8″ in width.
H: 35-50′ S: 20-35′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Paris’ (Evergreen)

A beautiful dense tree.
Dark green glossy leaves with brown velvety undersides and wavy edges.
Its new growth is a brighter pink than other varieties.
H: 12-18′ S: 7-12′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’ (Evergreen)

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’
Shape:  Evergreen with a very tight habit, one of the hardiest.
Flower:  Massive, fragrant creamy white flowers in summer.
Likes sun to part shade.
H to 25’ W to 15’

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Victoria’ (Evergreen)

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 ‘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′

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 ‘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′

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’

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Stewartia)

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

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

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