Fall Shrub Sale

Native shrubs are a great way to add structure and character to your garden, provide four-season interest, and offer birds and pollinators valuable sources of food and habitat throughout the year.

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Beautify your yard and support pollinators

Planting native shrubs is good for your garden and the ecosystem! These species support local pollinators and other beneficial insects as well as providing beautiful blooms and foliage. They can add structure and character to existing plantings, forming the backbone of a landscape design. All of our shrubs are locally sourced from reputable nurseries.

All proceeds from this fundraiser  go towards local environmental projects that help people live sustainably.

Order for pick-up October 2nd, 2021 at the Reep House for Sustainable Living located at 20 Mill St, Kitchener

 

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Available Species

Southern Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)

Mature Size: 175 cm tall x 175 cm wide
Ideal growing conditions: Prefer well-drained soil in full sun to part shade
Description: Clusters of creamy-white flowers in spring, bluish-black fruit in fall. Shiny, dark green leaves turning yellow to reddish-purple in fall. Upright, rounded, multi-stemmed habit.
Benefits: Flowers attract butterflies in spring and fruits attract birds in fall. Deer resistant & salt tolerant.

Common Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Mature Size: 250 cm tall x 250 cm wide
Ideal growing location: Tolerates a variety of soil types, including moist soils. Prefers full sun to part-shade
Description: Fragrant white flowers in a flat-topped cluster bloom in July. Purple-black berries in early fall. Compound, medium-green leaves turn yellow in the fall. 
Benefits: Berries attract birds. Berries are edible when cooked. Fast grower.

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)

Mature Size: 4.5 m tall x 3 m wide
Ideal growing location: Grows best in moist soils, can tolerate poorly drained soils. Prefers full sun to part shade.
Description: Silvery-grey male catkins and yellowish female. Catkins emerge in late winter or early spring on separate male and female shrubs. Bright green leaves turn pale or bright yellow in the fall. Upright, spreading crown. Prefers growing in moist soils.
Benefits: Blooms emerge early in the spring, providing valuable food source to pollinators. Helps soak up water in wet areas; good choice for a rain garden. 

Northern Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Mature Size: 1 m tall x 1 m wide
Ideal growing location: Grows best in well-drained soils. Prefers full sun to part shade.
Description: Yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers emerge in late spring or early summer. Glossy, reddish to dark green leaves turn to shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall. Rounded, dense form.
Benefits: A great native alternative to other invasive honeysuckle varieties. Long blooming flowers provide food source to pollinators and dense branches provide nesting habitat for some birds.

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Mature Size: 250 cm x 250 cm  
Ideal growing location:  Grows best in well-drained soils. Prefers full sun to part shade.
Description:  Clusters of creamy-white flowers in spring. Red berries in the fall. Green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall. Upright, multi-stemmed habit.
Benefits: Berries are attractive to birds. Fast grower.

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