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American Elm

American Elms are a large, long lived, stately tree. They are considered amongst the most beautiful and graceful trees that can be grown in the prairies. You will positively enjoy how their long slender branches gently sway in a breeze. Their leaves turn a golden yellow in the fall. American Elms are the trees that magnificently shade both North and South 1st Street in Medicine Hat with their cathedral-like ceiling of branches. They are exceptionally hardy and tolerant of even the most harsh planting site.

Black Walnut

Black Walnut Trees are a relatively rare tree for Southern Alberta but they have long been successfully grown in Medicine Hat. They make excellent shade trees and offer a splendid dappled shade with their loose open canopy. As a delicious autumn treat they produce large bounties of rich tasting nuts. They are low maintenance and exceptionally pest and disease resilient. They produce a brilliant fall show of bright yellow leaves. All and all we can not say enough good things about the Black Walnut tree as a consideration for anyones yard with appropriate space.

Box Elder

The Box Elder is a native tree that can often be found growing along streams and rivers. Some folks may know this tree as a Manitoba Maple. The tree is exceptionally drought and cold tolerant. A Box Elder can thrive in the most unforgiving location. Displaying plenty of character they often grow with gnarled and twisted branches. As the wood is weak and females will drop samaras, the Box Elder is best suited as a shade tree in a large yard or as a shelter belt tree in a rural setting.

Brandon Elm

The Brandon Elm is a selection of the native American Elm that grows on the eastern prairies. It was chosen for it’s consistent upright vase form, dense ascending branch structure and being considerably more compact. The leaves are dark green with a serrated margins and turn a golden yellow in the fall. The tree can be trained to have a raised lower branches which makes it suitable for locations with visibility and clearance concerns. Brandon Elms are hardy, drought and urban tolerant. The tree is highly versatile and widely planted for good reason.

Dropmore Linden

The Dropmore Linden is hybrid between the native American Linden and the European Little Leaf Linden. This breeding resulted in a regal tree fit to grow in the most discerning grounds. The tree grows with a strong central leader and a trunk with substantial girth. Leaves are densely growing, dark green and heart shaped. In early summer the tree will burst into colour with clusters of exceptionally fragrant yellow flowers. The tree is an excellent source of nectar for honey bees. The tree has a long history of being the most prairie hardy Linden and is to be considered a low maintenance selection.

Evans Cherry

The Evans Cherry is hardy producer of an edible moderate sweetness cherry. The tree puts on a brilliant show of white flowers in the spring and then produces bright red fruit weighing 4.5g - 5.0g that ripens in mid August. The cultivar is self-pollinating, cold hardy and has a long history of growing in Alberta. The cherry can be eaten right off the tree once ripe, or used for making jams, jellies, pies, and even wines.

Fall Red Apple

The Fall Red Apple is an exceptionally cold hardy apple tree that will grow a delicious apple right in your own orchard. The apples are best eaten fresh off the tree or can be used in baking and juicing. On average apples measure 7 - 8cm across, have a dark red skin and white flesh. They are crisp and sweet (12.4 °Bx) with a pleasant flavor. We find that the apple has a some what traditional flavour which in the industry is referred to as being “moderately acidic”. As it’s name describes, apples are best harvested later on in the fall. The apples can be stored in your cold room for up to 90 days. The tree shows moderate resistance to fire blight. The tree tends towards alternate bearing.

Golden Willow

The Golden Willow is a hardy shelter belt tree that grows with a round form and slender drooping branches. The tree will grow to a large stature and tends to prefer a low canopy. As implied with it’s name, young stems are adorned with a beautiful yellow hue. The tree grows with glossy green, narrow (lanceolate) leaves. In autumn the leaves will turn golden yellow. As the tree ages the trunk’s bark will become deeply furrowed. The tree is typically found growing in a multi-trunk form, how ever we also have single trunk selections.

Green Ash

The Green Ash is a time tested and true tree for the prairies. They are amongst the hardiest of trees for our region. The tree boasts glossy dark green leaves that are pinnately compound with five to nine large leaflets. Autumn turns these leaves a golden yellow. The tree has greyish brown bark with interlacing furrows and ridges that produce a distinctive diamond pattern. Green Ash are cold, drought and urban tolerant making them widely suitable for any application. Green ash are native to South Eastern Alberta and have have been planted in our parks and yards since the very beginning.

Laurel Leaf Willow

The Laurel Leaf Willow is an extremely hardy, large sized tree that is native to Northern Europe. It is noted for having a rounded form, dark green glossy leaves and twisted trunk bark. It produces catkins that are golden yellow in colour. The tree is normally allowed a low canopy and is perfectly content in wet sites. Laurel Leaf willows are very eager to leaf out in the spring and reuctant to drop their leaves in the fall.


The Mayday tree is a medium sized tree that produces beautiful five petalled white flowers clustered along short stalks know botanically as racemes. The tree is native to Northern Europe and has for a very long time been a part of our history. The best part of having a Mayday tree in your yard is they are by far the first species to bud out in the spring. You will often see flowers and leaves at the very beginning of May if not the end of April. After a long winter they are a true delight for both gardeners and hungry honey bees. They produce very small cherries that are readily eaten by birds. They are a very hardy tree and require little maintenance. At maturity they can grow to 10m tall, but we know of a specimen or two down on river side that would put that measurement to the test.

Muckle Plum

The Muckle Plum is hybrid between a Canadian Plum and Russian Almond. The tree explodes with a brilliant display of precocious pink flowers in early spring. The leaves are dark green and transition to a warm orange in the fall. The tree is very compact making it a perfect addition to smaller yards. Muckle plums will not grow any fruit so they considered to be very neat and tidy. The tree is cold hardy and makes a fine year around accent tree.

Parkland Pillar Birch

The Parkland Pillar Birch is a beautiful tree that was derived from the Japanese White Birch. The tree grows with a commanding columnar form comprised of very dense dark green leaves. Typical of the birch species, it’s leaves are small, pointed and have serrated margins. The leaves turn to golden yellow in autumn and slowly shed, reviling it’s inner white bark. The Parkland Pillar Birch can be planted as a single accent tree, in a group or as a privacy screen.

Pembina Plum

The Pembina Plum is hybrid between a Canadian and Japanese plum that was bred over 100 years ago. The tree shows a brilliant display of precocious white flowers in the spring and in late August offers an absolutely delicious plum. The fruit displays a dark red skin and yellow flesh. The fruit is of the clingstone variety, which simply describes how the flesh does not easily pull away from the pit. The tree is very cold hardy and makes a fine year around accent tree. It is indeed a glorious moment to walk over to your Pembina Plum and indulge in a sweet and juicy plum you grew right in your own back yard.

Princess Kay Plum

The Princess Kay Plum brings beauty to any yard it grows within. The tree explodes with a brilliant display of precocious double white flowers in early spring. The leaves are dark green and transition to yellow / red in the fall. The tree is very compact making it a perfect addition to smaller sites. Princess Kay Plums will only grow a tiny amount of fruit so they considered to be very neat and tidy. The tree is cold hardy and makes a fine year around accent tree.

Showy Mountain Ash

The Showy Mountain Ash features showy white spring flowers, pinnately compound leaves and striking red fall fruit. The berries often remain on the tree after the leaves fall, which provides a pleasant winter appearance. The tree is excellent at attracting birds to any yard. The leaves are dark green and transition to orange / red in the fall. Bark is typically smooth and grey, becoming scaly as the tree matures. The tree is slow growing and compact, making it a perfect addition to smaller sites. The tree can be planted as an accent or shade tree.

Silver Cloud Maple

The Silver Cloud Maple is a selection of the native species that is seedless, has superior cold hardiness and a more balanced branch structure. The tree is adorned with bright green 5 lobed maple leaves that shimmer in the wind with a silvery underside. This Maple also stands out due to it’s attractive silver bark. The tree is fast growing and drought tolerant. The Silver Cloud Maple is an excellent addition to any grounds with adequate space as a feature or shade tree.

Tatarian Maple

The Tatarian Maple is a compact, exceptionally hardy and low maintenance accent tree. The tree will display showy red samaras in late summer. Fall colours are vibrant, and leaves often remain on the tree well into winter. Interestingly, the tree will often grow wider than it is tall. The trees trunk is a striking light grey with black markings.

Thunderchild Flowering Crab Apple

Thunderchild Flowering Crabapples are an attractive, compact and upright tree that make the perfect focal point for any garden. During middle spring, the branches are draped with clusters of vibrant pink flowers. Its fruit is perfectly edible and tends to remain on the tree long into winter. The tree displays a dark purple foliage throughout the growing season. Thunderchilds are strongly resistant of fire blight. They are an absolute delight for bees, butterflies and birds alike.

True North American Linden

Bur Oaks are an exceptionally long lived tree that with time can reach truly massive proportions. They are an excellent selection for making a statement or as a shade tree with some authority. Bur Oaks are best suited for large open spaces. They are the most cold tolerant of all the oaks. When young, they are known to have a corky bark and branches. Their large acorns are prized by wildlife and are quickly carried off by birds and small mammals. When you plant a Bur Oak tree, you are really planting a tree for future generations.