Trees and shrubs are the structures that give your yard character. A yard without trees feels empty, and many homes are bought and sold due to the presence of well established trees in the yard! Trees are  some of the best memories we have from childhood, whether its climbing them, or a rope swing on a strong branch.  

      We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect tree or shrub! 

Ornamental Trees

Below is a partial listing of varieties that you will be able to find at our greenhouse. If you wish a variety not listed, give us a call, (204)762-5879 or a message through the contact us page. We may  have it but haven't had time to  update it on the website. Varieties may sell out quickly, so come early for best selection.

 Ash
  • Green Ash - Deep green foliage and rough textured bark make a beautiful shade tree for damp locations. Very tolerant of moist soils. Yellow leaf colour in the fall. Grows 50 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Mancana Ash - A graceful specimen tree, this  grows to a finished height of 40 feet. Hardy to zone 3.
  • Prairie Spire Green Ash - A taller version of green ash this makes an excellent shade tree in moist locations. Hardy to zone 2.
 Birch
  • Cutleaf Weeping Birch - This white barked tree with graceful trailing foliage makes an excellent specimen tree. Likes to be in a location that has water available to it but not sitting in water.  Grows 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Paper Birch -  White barked tree growing 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2. 
 
 Evergreen

  • Baby Blue Spruce - A broad pyramidal spruce that keeps it's intense blue colour  throughout it's life. Grows to  over 30"'tall and 16' wide.
  • Black Hills White Spruce - Prairie hardy spruce growing to  a height of 35-45 feet. Dark green foliage that is hardy to zone 2
  • Crystal Blue Spruce - Selected in Manitoba from the Colorado Blue Spruce growing here. Has improved cold hardiness and  superior blue colour. Grows 30' tall and 16' wide.
  • Meyer's Blue Spruce - A blue-green coloured tree that is tolerant of varying moisture levels. Grows 30 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Hardy to zone 3.
  • Select Blue Colorado Spruce - A beautiful prairie hardy spruce with silver blue needles. Growing to a height of 50 -65 feet. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Scots Pine - A fast growing conifer reaching a height of 45-60 feet. Tolerant of dry soil conditions, this green needled tree is hardy to zone 2.
  • Siberian Larch (Tamarack) - Tolerant of moist areas this soft needled tree grows to a height of 50- 70 feet. It is a deciduous conifer, which means that though it grows cones , it also loses it needles every fall and grows new ones next spring. A beautiful bright orange colour in the fall this tree is hardy to zone 2
  • Evergreen Shrubs

    Juniper

    • Blue Forest - Upright reaching branches in a blue-green colour growing 12 inches tall. Spreading 3-5 feet across. Hardy to zone 3.
    • Blue Prince -  Powder blue foliage that grows to only 6" in height but spreads 4 feet. Hardy to zone 3.
    • Hughes Juniper - Silver -blue foliage growing 12-15 inches tall. Spreading 3-5 feet across. Hardy to zone 2.
    • Medora Juniper  An upright juniper growing to a height of 10-12 feet tall and only 3-4 feet wide. A tree with feathery soft blue-green foliage that is resistant to winter wind burn.  Hardy to zone 2. 
    • Wichita Blue Juniper -Silver blue foliage in a broad pyramidal shape. Resistant to winter wind burn. Grows 10-12 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. Hardy to zone 3.

         Cedar
  • Holmstrup - A 10- 15 foot tall pyramidal shaped cedar that grows only4-5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Prefers light shade and is hardy to zone 3.
  • Little Giant -  A dwarf globe shaped cedar growing only 2.5 feet tall and wide. A great accent plant. Hardy to zone 3.
  • Skybound - Grows 10- 18 feet tall with rich dark green foliage. Improved winter hardiness. Zone 3.
  • Woodward- A larger round cedar growing to 5 feet. hardy to zone 3.

Flowering Crabapples

  • Dolgo - Blooms with clear white, fragrant blossoms in spring. Sets edible fruit that is excellent for jelly making. Grows 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide. hardy to zone 2.
  • Gladiator - This purple leafed ornamental crabapple blooms in beautiful pink blossoms. The tiny purple fruit tend to stay on the tree into fall to provide food for the birds. Growing to a height of 20 feet it is hardy to zone 2.
  • Starlite - A newer variety, this glossy green leafed variety grows to a height of 25 feet. Shows good disease resistance. Tiny red fruit make good fall bird food. Hardy to zone 3.
  Hawthorn
  • Snowbird Hawthorn - Double white fragrant blooms  in spring on an upright rounded tree form that grows 15 feet tall by 15 feet wide. Hardy to zone 3. 
   Lindens
  • American Linden - A glossy green leafed shade tree native to the prairies.It grows 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Harvest Gold  Linden - An excellent shade tree with an upright oval form. Grows 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Norlin Littleleaf Linden - A quickly growing  hardy Littleleaf Linden. Grows 50' tall and 30' wide. 

Maples

  • Manitoba Maple -  Also called Boxelder, this quick growing hardwood tree is tolerant of both our soils and our climate. Tall rounded shape when grown, reaching a height of 30-50 feet. Tolerant of moist locations. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Royal Crown Amur Maple - Tolerates our high alkalinity soils better than other Amur Maples. Grows 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide with a fall colour of deep red. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Silver  Maple -   Yellow fall foliage, this makes a lovely shade tree for zone 3 climates. Silvery on the undersides of the leaves, the overall effect is a silvery tree as the leaves rustle in the breeze. Growing to a height of 50 feet.
 Poplar
  • Prairie Sky -  A narrow upright tree growing to a height of 80 feet. This tree makes excellent privacy hedges or wind barriers. Growing only 12 feet wide it doesn't take up much room in your yard. Fast growing , disease resistant and long lived it is a good choice to fill in a perimeter fast. Hardy to zone 3.
  • Skyfest - A seedless cottonwood growing to a height of 80 feet. A fast growing selection with good disease resistance. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Sundancer - Resistant to Bronze Leaf Disease, this columnar shaped poplar is quick growing with a narrow form. Spreads only 10 feet wide but reaches a height of  40 feet. Hardy to zone 2
  • Okanese- A quick growing disease resistant that does well on moist soils.
 Russian Olive
  •  Russian Olive - Silvery foliage that grows 5-6 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide.  A cross between a Russian Olive and the native shrub Silverberry. Hardy to zone 2.

  Willow
  • Acute Leaf Willow -  A  fast growing shelterbelt tree. Grows to 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Golden Willows - Grows very quickly and is excellent for a shelterbelt. Twigs and branches are golden yelow and provide colourful interest in the winter. Grows up to 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide. This tree is easy to keep pruned for a smaller space. Hardy to zone 2.
  • Lace Weeping Willow - A graceful weeping willow growing to 40 feet tall by 30 feet wide. hardy to zone 3.
  • Silky White Willow -  A silver foliage tree that is tolerant of moist soils. This quick grower reaches a mature height of 60 feet.Gracefully sways in the wind. hardy to zone 2.
  • Laurel Leaf Willow - Grows quickly and is tolerant of moist soil conditions. Grows to 60 feet. Hardy to zone 2.

Some fruiting varieties of trees make excellent decorative trees, like Dolgo Crabapple and pear varieties. Check out the fruit page!

Remember: the best day to plant a tree was yesterday, but the next best day is today!