Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

We have lots of options for Perennials, Trees and Shrubs. Here’s a taste of what we have in store!

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Perennials

We carefully select the perennials and ornamental grasses for our zonal area, which is zone 3/4. There are far too many to list here, but we have a range of spring, summer and fall blooming perennials. If you are looking for advice on which perennials are good for your garden, then please come and see us at the Greenhouse ~ we are happy to suggest and show you the many different options available.

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Shrubs

Shrubs are the work horses on any landscape providing seasonal interest all year long. From spring blooms to bright winter branches, they offer colour shape, fragrance and taste.

Here is a list of some of the many shrubs we stock:

Ornamental: Barberry, Boxwood, Dogwood, Smoke Bush, Burning Bush, Forsythia, Hydrangea, Mock Orange, Ninebark, Potentilla, Rhododendron, Willow, Elderberry, Spirea, Lilac, Weigela

Evergreen: Juniper, Spruce, Pine, Cedar, Yew,

Fruit: Blueberry, Raspberry, Nanking Cherry, Current, Saskatoon,

Hedging: Caragana, Cotoneaster, Alpine Current

Roses: Shrub, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda

Vines: Clematis, Hops, Honeysuckle, Virginia Creeper, Engleman Ivy

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Trees

Trees are natures carbon filters, taking out many of the pollutants in our air and creating a fresher and healthier environment. Not only do they provide shade, they also add value to your home and property and offer important habitat for birds.

When designing a new garden, trees create the frame work of your garden. How tall do you want it? How wide? What colour leaves? Big leaves? Small Leaves?

Here is a sample list of some of the trees we stock

Fruit Trees: Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Apricots

Ornamental Trees: Maples, Birch, Aspen, Poplar, Mayday, Hawthorn, Mountain Ash, Russian Olive, Ornamental Crabapple, Linden

Evengreens: Spruce, Pine, Fir, Larch

We are able to bring in large calliper trees on special request.

General Information

How to plant a perennial, tree or shrub? GOOD SOIL! Start with good soil so that you get your money’s worth from your new tree. By planting it correctly and caring for it while it grows you will get healthy roots and disease resistance plants.

Winderberry’s magic soil recipe for the Columbia Valley
A combination of 1/3rd rich topsoil (not just clay or sand), 1/3rd compost or manure and 1/3rd peat moss.

When digging the hole you want a hole size twice as wide as the pot size you are buying. If you can go bigger, that’s great it will give the plant more lose rich soil to root out in to. Fill your hole with the soil combination recommendation, along with a root encouraging fertilizer (eg. bone meal). Place the plant in the hole and fill in around the side to ensure that it is sturdy and upright with soil around the base. Do not bury the trunk or base of the plant. Give the plant a good watering right away, enough to penetrate the entire root system that is now below the soil.

Watering recommendations:

Do not underwater! Do not overwater! Water just enough to keep the plant happy! Easier said than done, we know! There is no hard and fast rule for watering, as it changes with the seasons and weather we get. In general during the growing season, you want to water 2-3 times a week and enough water to reach the entire root system under the ground. Simple rule ~ if it’s wet to touch, then don’t water! Watering your trees well into the fall is essential to ensure they survive the winter.

Plant Hardiness Zones offer general guidance to the kinds of plants that will succeed in your area. The warmer your climate, the higher the number of the Zone you live in. Zones are affected by altitude, exposure to open water, and also protection from the elements.

Coldest Temperature in your local region = Your Zone

Temperature °C (°F) Zone
Below -45°C (-49°F) Zone 0
-45°C (-49°F) Zone 1
-45 to -40°C (-49 to -40°F) Zone 2
-40 to -35°C (-40 to -31°F) Zone 3
-35 to -29°C (-31 to -20°F) Zone 4
-29 to-23°C (-20 to -9°F) Zone 5
-23 to -18°C (-9 to -1°F) Zone 6
-18 to -12°C (-1 to 10°F) Zone 7
-12 to -7°C (10 to 19°F) Zone 8
-7 to -1°C (19 to 30°F) Zone 9