Prunus x cistena (Purpleleaf Sand Cherry)
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Height: 2 m (7 feet) Spread: 1.5 m (5 feet) Bloom: Small white flowers in spring Exposure: Full sun to part shade Foliage: blackish-purple, new growth red-purple Pluses: foliage colour Cons: Japanese beetle damage When we first moved to our … Read More

Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)
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Common Names: Black Cherry, Wild Black Cherry Zone: hardy to zone 3 Plant Type: Deciduous tree Height: 20 metres (60 to 90 feet) tall Spread: 35 to 50 feet wide Bloom: white in May Fruit: black / red in fall … Read More

Malus sutyzam Malus ‘Indian Magic’
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Height: 6 m (18 – 20 feet) Spread: 5 m (12 – 15 feet) Bloom: early spring before foliage Exposure: Full sun Pluses: four seasons of interest from early spring blooms to healthy foliage to crab apples that remain on … Read More

Malus sutyzam ‘Sugar Tyme’
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Height: 6 m (18 – 20 feet) Spread: 5 m (12 – 15 feet) Bloom: early spring before foliage Exposure: Full sun Pluses: four seasons of interest from early spring blooms to healthy foliage to crab apples that remain on … Read More

Magnolia x ‘Susan’
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Height: 2.5 m (8 – 10 feet) Spread: 2.5m (8 – 10 feet) Bloom: fuschia pink in April Foliage: glossy green Fall Colour: bronze-yellow While they are a sight for sore eyes in early spring, the flowers of both Saucer … Read More

Lonicera tatarica (Bush Honeysuckle)
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Height: 3 m (10-12 feet) Bloom: pink in May Fall Colour: none Tatarian Honeysuckle is a large shrub with an erect, vase shaped habit. Lonicera tatarica has heart-shaped, bright green leaves and remains healthy throughout the season although it offers … Read More

Itea virginica (Sweetspire) ‘Little Henry’
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Height: 1 m (3 feet – see below re hardiness) Spread: 1.25 m (4 feet) Bloom: Arching fragrant white flowers in early summer Exposure: Full sun to part shade Foliage: green, great scarlet fall colour Pluses: fall colour For me … Read More

Hydrangea paniculata (Pee Gee Hydrangea)
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Height: 2 m (6 feet) Spread: 2.5 m (8 feet) Bloom: Large cone-shaped white to pinkish flowers in late summer Exposure: Full sun to part shade Foliage: large dark green leaves Pluses: large fall blooms, winter interest Hydrangea paniculata (Pee … Read More

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ (Endless Summer)
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Height: 1.2 m (4 feet) Spread: 1.0 m (3 feet) Bloom: Large pink or blue mopheads Exposure: Full sun to part shade, prefers part shade Foliage: Large medium green Pluses: long bloom period, large flowers Endless Summer Hydrangea is a … Read More

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
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Height: 1.2 m (4 feet) Spread: 1.2 m (4 feet) Bloom: Large, globe shaped heads June to Frost Exposure: Full sun to part shade Foliage: large medium green leaves Pluses: long bloom, winter interest Annabelle is a stunning performer with … Read More

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