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Fancy Trees

Japanese Plum

Japanese Flowering Plum. It doesn’t produce fruit, but what a display! I bought this one a year ago, and planted in my demo garden. I get about 10 of these a year.


We grow lots of our own midsize shelterbelt trees: These are native or low-maintenance trees in the 1.5-5 foot range.

Ornamentals, fruit trees, and bush fruit are different. Growing these from scratch takes time, and the demand isn’t big enough for any one type to make it worth while. (I figure that if I’m going to grow something from scratch then 300 is the smallest number to bother with.) We bring larger trees in from Jeffries in Manitoba, figuring that anything that grows in Manitoba will think it’s on a Caribbean cruise here in Alberta. These are the Sugar Maples, Hawthorns, Apricots, Cherryplums, Flowering Crabapples, Cherries, Lindens, etc.

At the bottom I have a list of everything that we have 50 or fewer present, or on order. This list is very volatile. Get your dibs in early. (I’m including height in my inventory now, so this list will include some of the non fancy trees.)

We can get some of these in larger sizes for the impatient, but ask early.

Mustang Cherryplum

Shrub form Mustang Cherry Plum. (You saw this one at the bottom of the parent page in fall colour.) Cherry plums are a bit smaller than a ping pong ball, and taste wonderful. You need a Sapalta to keep it company.



I get asked “Can I get X as a seedling?” Most ornamentals and almost all fruit trees are grafted. I run into the following price structure:

You can probably see what’s happening: The price is getting the graft to take. After that they make a tiny difference in price to get rid of the smaller stock. Also: Most nurserymen realize that it won’t make much difference two years down the line, so the prices to me are only a couple of bucks different.

But I’ve found that a tree that people look UP at commands more respect. My solution: I get the largest tree that will be easy to transplant come fall for the unsold ones. My preferred destination pot is a 16” growbag, so most of this set comes in 11-13” pots.

So the answer usually is, “It’s not worth the bother.” Some exceptions exist. Trees produced by tissue culture instead of graft, haskaps,and romance cherries -- sometimes are available as seedlings for about $8 each. Inquire.

Here’s the Fancy Trees List -- anything that is present in 40 or under quantities.

Hurry: Yesterday may be too late!

Conifer -- Cedar

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #1 Std pot (3 qt) 50 18-24 in. $15.00
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 12-24 in. $60.00
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #10 Growbag (42 qt) 17 2-3 ft. $70.00
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #10 Growbag (42 qt) 2 3-4 ft. $90.00
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 4-0 ft. $100.00
Cedar, E. Wht. -- 'Skybound' #10 Growbag (42 qt) 8 4.5-5.5 ft. $120.00
Cedar, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 12-24 in. $60.00
Cedar, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 2-3 ft. $70.00
Cedar, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 37 3-4 ft. $90.00
Cedar, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 30 4-5 ft. $100.00
Cedar, Eastern White #5 Std pot (15 qt) 29 3-4 ft. $50.00

Conifer -- Fir

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Fir, Alpine #5 Std pot (15 qt) 50 18-24 in. $40.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 8 12-24 in. $50.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 21 18-24 in. $50.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 46 2-2.5 ft. $50.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 38 2-3 ft. $60.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 36 2.5-3 ft. $60.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 27 3-3.5 ft. $70.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 10 3-4 ft. $70.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 3.5-4 ft. $80.00
Fir, Balsam #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 4-4.5 ft. $80.00
Fir, Balsam #2 Std pot (6 qt) 36 16-24 in. $20.00
Fir, Balsam #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 50 18-30 in. $20.00
Fir, Balsam 1000 ml Styroblock 20 12-24 in. $6.00

Conifer -- Juniper

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Juniper, Buffalo #4 Std pot (12 qt) 4 2-2 ft. $45.00

Conifer -- Larch

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Larch, Siberian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 8 12-24 in. $50.00
Larch, Siberian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 36 3-4 ft. $70.00
Larch, Siberian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 4-5 ft. $90.00
Larch, Siberian #2 Std pot (6 qt) 22 12-18 in. $16.00
Larch, Tamarack #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 17 5-6 ft. $50.00
Larch, Tamarack 1000 ml Styroblock 10 2-2.5 ft. $8.00
Larch, Tamarack 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 39 4-6.5 ft. $70.00

Conifer -- Pine

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Pine, Austrian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 12-24 in. $80.00
Pine, Austrian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 10 2-3 ft. $80.00
Pine, Austrian #10 Growbag (42 qt) 9 3-4 ft. $100.00
Pine, Austrian #5 Std pot (15 qt) 22 2-3 ft. $45.00
Pine, Austrian 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 6 12-36 in. $45.00
Pine, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 12-24 in. $80.00
Pine, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 14 2-3 ft. $80.00
Pine, Eastern White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 4 3-4 ft. $100.00
Pine, Eastern White 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 30 2-3.5 ft. $60.00
Pine, Jack #10 Growbag (42 qt) 20 5-6.5 ft. $100.00
Pine, Jack #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 6.5-0 ft. $120.00
Pine, Jack #10 Growbag (42 qt) 35 6.5-8.5 ft. $140.00
Pine, Jack 1000 ml Styroblock 49 2-2.5 ft. $8.00
Pine, Jack 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 44 3.5-6 ft. $70.00
Pine, Lodgepole #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 2-3 ft. $60.00
Pine, Lodgepole #10 Growbag (42 qt) 27 3-4 ft. $70.00
Pine, Lodgepole #10 Growbag (42 qt) 13 5-6 ft. $100.00
Pine, Lodgepole #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 6-7 ft. $120.00
Pine, Lodgepole 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 38 2.5-3 ft. $45.00
Pine, Mountain #10 Growbag (42 qt) 6 2-3 ft. $80.00
Pine, Mountain #10 Growbag (42 qt) 15 3-4 ft. $100.00
Pine, Mountain #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 4-5 ft. $120.00
Pine, Mountain #5 Std pot (15 qt) 44 2-3 ft. $45.00
Pine, Mugo #1 Std pot (3 qt) 36 12-24 in. $16.00
Pine, Ponderosa, Rocky Mtn #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 3.5-4 ft. $90.00
Pine, Ponderosa, Rocky Mtn #2 Std pot (6 qt) 24 12-18 in. $18.00
Pine, Ponderosa, Rocky Mtn 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 14 4.5-5.5 ft. $90.00
Pine, Red 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 5 3-4 ft. $70.00
Pine, Scots #10 Growbag (42 qt) 41 2-3 ft. $60.00
Pine, Scots #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 5-6 ft. $100.00
Pine, Scots #10 Growbag (42 qt) 4 6-7 ft. $120.00
Pine, Scots #10 Growbag (42 qt) 2 7-8 ft. $140.00
Pine, Scots #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 8-9 ft. $140.00
Pine, Scots #5 Std pot (15 qt) 3 3-3.5 ft. $40.00
Pine, Scots 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 16 4.5-5.5 ft. $70.00
Pine, Swiss Stone #2 Std pot (6 qt) 10 18-24 in. $40.00

Conifer -- Spruce

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Spruce, Black #2 Std pot (6 qt) 8 12-24 in. $18.00
Spruce, Black 1000 ml Styroblock 19 15-20 in. $6.00
Spruce, Black 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 50 12-24 in. $30.00
Spruce, Black Hills #10 Growbag (42 qt) 24 2-3 ft. $60.00
Spruce, Black Hills #10 Growbag (42 qt) 35 3-4 ft. $70.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) 35 10-20 in. $16.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 38 6-18 in. $12.50
Spruce, Black Hills 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 20 12-24 in. $30.00
Spruce, Colorado #1 Std pot (3 qt) 12 18-24 in. $12.50
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 36 2-3 ft. $60.00
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 3-4 ft. $70.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 20 12-24 in. $25.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 25 2-3 ft. $35.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 39 9-15 in. $25.00
Spruce, Colorado 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 20 3-4 ft. $50.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 2-3 ft. $60.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 45 3-4 ft. $70.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 21 5-6 ft. $100.00
Spruce, White #2 Std pot (6 qt) 16 18-24 in. $20.00
Spruce, White #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 20 18-30 in. $20.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock 45 12-18 in. $6.00

Food -- Apple

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Apple, Battleford #8 Std pot (24 qt) 17 6-7 ft. $70.00
Apple, Goodland #10 Growbag (42 qt) 9 8-9 ft. $90.00
Apple, Goodland #10 Std pot (30 qt) 10 6-8 ft. $80.00
Apple, Norkent #10 Growbag (42 qt) 15 5-6 ft. $80.00
Apple, Norkent #10 Std pot (30 qt) 15 5-7 ft. $70.00
Apple, Norkent #8 Std pot (24 qt) 3 6-8 ft. $80.00
Apple, Odyssey #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 5-6 ft. $80.00
Apple, September Ruby #8 Std pot (24 qt) 11 7-8 ft. $80.00
Apple, Wintercheeks #8 Std pot (24 qt) 10 6-8 ft. $80.00
Apple, Wintercheeks #8 Std pot (24 qt) 5 6.5-8 ft. $80.00
Applecrab, Kerr #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 5.5-6.5 ft. $90.00
Applecrab, Kerr #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 8-9 ft. $120.00
Applecrab, Kerr #8 Std pot (24 qt) 5 8-11 ft. $100.00

Food -- Apricot

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Apricot, Debbie's Gold #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 10-12 ft. $140.00
Apricot, Debbie's Gold #8 Std pot (24 qt) 8 9-10 ft. $100.00
Apricot, Westcot #8 Std pot (24 qt) 10 8-10 ft. $90.00

Food -- Blueberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Blueberry, Chippewa #1 Std pot (3 qt) 20 12-18 in. $9.00
Blueberry, Chippewa #1 Std pot (3 qt) 5 2-2.5 ft. $12.50
Blueberry, Northland #1 Std pot (3 qt) 20 12-18 in. $9.00
Blueberry, Northland #1 Std pot (3 qt) 6 2-2.5 ft. $12.50

Food -- Cherry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cherry, Carmine Jewel #2 Std pot (6 qt) 27 2-3 ft. $20.00
Cherry, Carmine Jewel 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 12 2-3 ft. $45.00
Cherry, Evans #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 4-0 ft. $80.00
Cherry, Evans #2 Std pot (6 qt) 20 2-3 ft. $20.00
Cherry, Juliet #2 Std pot (6 qt) 25 2-3 ft. $20.00
Cherry, Juliet #2 Std pot (6 qt) 1 2.5- in. $18.00
Cherry, Juliet 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 15 2-2.5 ft. $45.00
Cherry, Nanking #2 Std pot (6 qt) 45 18-36 in. $15.00
Cherry, Romeo #2 Std pot (6 qt) 25 2-3 ft. $20.00
Cherry, Romeo #5 Std pot (15 qt) 13 18-30 in. $40.00
Cherry, Romeo 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 14 12-24 in. $45.00

Food -- CherryPlum

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
CherryPlum, Mustang #10 Growbag (42 qt) 1 3-4 ft. $80.00
CherryPlum, Mustang #10 Growbag (42 qt) 9 7-9 ft. $120.00
CherryPlum, Sapalta #10 Growbag (42 qt) 4 5-5.5 ft. $80.00
CherryPlum, Sapalta #8 Std pot (24 qt) 10 5-7 ft. $70.00

Food -- Cranberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cranberry, wentworth #10 Growbag (42 qt) 7 18-18 in. $80.00
Cranberry, wentworth #2 Std pot (6 qt) 15 2-3 ft. $20.00
Cranberry, wentworth #5 Std pot (15 qt) 8 2-4 ft. $40.00

Food -- Currant

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Currant, Black 'Ben Nevis' #5 Std pot (15 qt) 15 2-2 ft. $40.00
Currant, Red, Red Lake #5 Std pot (15 qt) 13 3.5-4 ft. $40.00

Food -- Goji Berry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Goji Berry, Wolfberry #2 Std pot (6 qt) 15 2-3 ft. $20.00
Goji Berry, Wolfberry #5 Std pot (15 qt) 2 12-24 in. $40.00

Food -- Gooseberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Gooseberry, Captivator #2 Std pot (6 qt) 10 2-3 ft. $20.00
Gooseberry, Captivator #5 Std pot (15 qt) 13 3-4 ft. $40.00
Gooseberry, Pixwell #4 Std pot (12 qt) 4 2-2 ft. $30.00

Food -- Grape

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Grape, Kay Grey #1 Std pot (3 qt) 10 12-24 in. $9.00
Grape, Valiant #1 Std pot (3 qt) 10 12-24 in. $9.00

Food -- Lonicra

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Haskap Tundra #5 Std pot (15 qt) 4 15-20 in. $40.00
Haskap, Borealis #2 Std pot (6 qt) 22 18-24 in. $18.00
Haskap, Borealis 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 20 18-24 in. $45.00
Haskap, Honeybee #5 Std pot (15 qt) 44 2.5-3.5 ft. $40.00
Haskap, Honeybee 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 26 2-3 ft. $45.00

Food -- Pear

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Pear, Early Gold #8 Std pot (24 qt) 11 7-9 ft. $80.00
Pear, Ure #6 Std pot (18 qt) 9 5.5-7 ft. $70.00

Food -- Plum

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Pear, Ure #6 Std pot (18 qt) 4 6-8 ft. $70.00
Plum, Brookgold #10 Growbag (42 qt) 10 5-6 ft. $80.00
Plum, Brookgold #8 Std pot (24 qt) 5 5-7 ft. $70.00
Plum, Brookgold #8 Std pot (24 qt) 2 6-7 ft. $70.00
Plum, Brookred #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 5-6 ft. $80.00
Plum, Brookred #8 Std pot (24 qt) 5 5-7 ft. $70.00
Plum, Brookred #8 Std pot (24 qt) 7 6-7 ft. $70.00
Plum, Pembina #10 Growbag (42 qt) 9 6-8 ft. $100.00
Plum, Toka #8 Std pot (24 qt) 8 8-10 ft. $90.00

Food -- Raspberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Raspberry, Souris #2 Std pot (6 qt) 5 18-24 in. $12.50

Food -- Saskatoon

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Saskatoon, 'Ovation' #2 Std pot (6 qt) 50 2-3 ft. $20.00
Saskatoon, Martin' #1 Std pot (3 qt) 30 18-24 in. $9.00
Saskatoon, Smoky #1 Std pot (3 qt) 30 18-24 in. $8.00
Saskatoon, wild #2 Std pot (6 qt) 24 16-24 in. $12.50

Food -- Strawberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Strawberry, Tribute 2 qt M4 pot 12 8-8 in. $8.00

Leaf -- Alder

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Alder, Green #1 Std pot (3 qt) 30 18-30 in. $8.00
Alder, Green #2 Std pot (6 qt) 33 2-3 ft. $16.00

Leaf -- Ash

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Ash, Green #2 Std pot (6 qt) 45 2-3 ft. $16.00
Ash, Green #5 Std pot (15 qt) 42 4-6 ft. $35.00
Ash, Green 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 40 3-4 ft. $30.00

Leaf -- Barberry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cherry Bomb Barberry #5 Std pot (15 qt) 16 16-16 in. $40.00

Leaf -- Birch

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cherry Bomb Barberry #10 Growbag (42 qt) 2 5-9 ft. $100.00
Cherry Bomb Barberry #6 Std pot (18 qt) 29 9-12 ft. $100.00
Birch, Cutleaf Weeping #8 Std pot (24 qt) 7 12-14 ft. $100.00
Birch, paper #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 2-3 ft. $50.00
Birch, paper #10 Growbag (42 qt) 8 3-4 ft. $50.00
Birch, paper #10 Growbag (42 qt) 4 4-5 ft. $50.00
Birch, paper #10 Growbag (42 qt) 14 9-12 ft. $100.00
Birch, paper #2 Std pot (6 qt) 13 18-24 in. $12.50
Birch, Parkland Pillar #10 Growbag (42 qt) 42 3.5-5 ft. $80.00
Birch, Parkland Pillar #10 Growbag (42 qt) 3 6-8 ft. $100.00
Birch, Parkland Pillar #10 Growbag (42 qt) 12 8-10 ft. $120.00
Birch, Parkland Pillar #5 Std pot (15 qt) 47 3-4 ft. $40.00
Birch, Parkland Pillar #8 Std pot (24 qt) 40 6-7 ft. $70.00
Birch, Royal Frost #8 Std pot (24 qt) 10 9-11 ft. $100.00

Leaf -- Buckeye

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Buckeye, Autumn Splendor 2 Caliper Amaroo Tree Box (100 liter) 4 8-10 ft. $300.00
Buckeye, Ohio #2 Std pot (6 qt) 8 8-24 in. $12.50

Leaf -- Cherry

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cherry, Chokecherry #5 Std pot (15 qt) 1 2.5-0 ft. $25.00

Leaf -- Cotoneaster

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Cotoneaster, Peking Hedge #2 Std pot (6 qt) 28 2-3 ft. $16.00

Leaf -- Crabapple

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Crabapple, Dolgo #10 Growbag (42 qt) 8 6-8 ft. $100.00
Crabapple, Emerald Spire #10 Growbag (42 qt) 25 5-7 ft. $90.00
Crabapple, Emerald Spire #10 Growbag (42 qt) 7 6.5-8 ft. $100.00
Crabapple, Emerald Spire #10 Std pot (30 qt) 15 7-9 ft. $90.00
Crabapple, Emerald Spire #15 Std pot (45 qt) 11 6.5-8 ft. $100.00
Crabapple, Gladiator Rosybloom #10 Growbag (42 qt) 14 6-7 ft. $90.00
Crabapple, Purple Spire #10 Growbag (42 qt) 16 5-6 ft. $80.00
Crabapple, Royal Mist #8 Std pot (24 qt) 10 7-9 ft. $80.00

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