Winter/Spring 2008


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The Zone number we provide refers to the coldest/lowest zone the species can
 flourish in; they will also grow
in the next few warmer/higher zones.
Extremely hardy trees can grow in the next 3-5 warmer/higher zones.
Listed Alphabetically by GENUS. Common names in bold type.

Seeds for growing Fir Trees & Silk Trees
Balsam Fir
Abies balsamea,  Z3 - 50ft.
Often used as a Christmas Tree or for land reclamation. Has a conical habit and aromatic needles. Good screen tree.

White Fir
Abies concolor,  Z5 - 40ft.
Excellent for ornamental use and as a Christmas tree. Withstands heat and drought better than other firs. Large pyramidal tree with soft blue-green to silvery needles, 2-3 inches long. Easily cultivated. A citrus smell is present when the needle is broken. Older trees develop a dome-like crown.

Cork Bark Fir
Abies lasiocarpa 'Arizonica',  Z5 - 40ft.
Densely crowded, somewhat spire-like in habit. Pyramidal form. Corky white bark and blue-green to blue-white needles set this attractive ornamental apart from the species. Wonderfully fragrant needles. Native to Arizona and found in subalpine parts of the Northwest throughout parts of the Rocky Mountains and coastal mountain ranges. Not a fragile tree; it can often adapt to small difficult areas.

Noble Fir
Abies procera (aka: abies nobilis),  Z6 - 220ft.
A native fir of North America, the 'Noble Fir' is aptly named, it is a very large evergreen at maturity growing to 200 ft or more. Native to Washington/California the tree produces blue-green foliage; conical when young, pyramidal when older, it has a long column-like trunk, conspicuous cones 6-10" are green when young becoming purplish later. Flat needles are crowded on the branchlets and curve upwards. Slower growing on the East coast. The Noble Fir has been popular in Great Britain/Ireland as an ornamental planting.

Santa Lucia Fir
Abies bracteata,  Z9 or 10 - 70 ft.
A California native, the 'Santa Lucia Fir' is a popular ornamental conifer and can be seen in many arboreta; symmetrical and tight in its habit often looking like a sheared light green Christmas tree. It is said to be the rarest Fir in the world and is endemic to California's Santa Lucia Mountains. Grows slowly, 3 to 4 ft in 6 to 7 years.

Silk Tree
Albizia julibrissin 'rosea',  Z6 - 24ft.
A small to medium size pretty little garden tree when in bloom with deep pink or white 'powderpuff' type flowers & dark green compound leaves. Seeds harvested from a 'rosea' variant.

Alleghany Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis,  Z5  - 35ft.
Bronze coloured leaves in spring; a very good bird plant producing large purple-black fruit. The Alleghany Serviceberry is native to the eastern U.S. and a popular garden tree in Europe. Considered by many to be
the nicest tree form Serviceberry.

Seeds for growing Maples Trees

Amur "Flame" Maple
Acer ginnala 'Flame',  Z3 - 15ft.
Small Asian maple tree having dense foliage and spreading habit - very tough. Vivid scarlet autumn colour makes this an excellent ornamental planting. Often used in Japanese landscaping and Bonsai. Seeds harvested from the 'Flame' variant.

Trident Maple
Acer buergeranum,  Z5 - 25ft.
Gets its name from having a distinguished three lobed dark green leaf. A nice garden or lawn tree as it is fairly compact with good fall colour. Also popular in bonsai cultivation.

Box Elder Maple Tree
Acer negundo,  Z2 - 60ft.
Extremely hardy for drought and cold. Fast growing shade tree. Thrives anywhere but not as long lived as other Maples, it will however readily naturalize and reproduce.

Striped  Maple
Acer pennsylvanicum,  Z4 - 40ft.
A small North American native maple with brilliant golden yellow fall colour. Smooth green bark with white stripes. Clear yellow fall foliage. Excellent landscape tree.

Ornamental Striped Bark Maple
Acer capillipes,  Z5 - 25ft.
An interesting and fairly rare striped bark Maple tree native to Japan. Smaller than the 'A. Pennsylvanicum' with white stripes on brown. Yellow to crimson fall colour. SOLD OUT.

Oliver Maple
Acer oliverianum,  Z6 - 25 to 50 ft.
Named after its discoverer the English botanist Daniel Oliver (19th cent.) Elegantly beautiful relative of the Japanese Maple possessing five-lobed leaves with each lobe being long and narrow. Fairly rare in North American gardens. Like many other Maple trees it has sensational autumn colors of oranges and reds. Younger branches are quite red in winter.

Ivy Leaf Maple
Acer cissifolium,  Z5 - 30ft.
Leaves are composed of 3 leaflets; tree is quite rounded in form as wide as it is tall, does well in full sun and has fabulous fall maple colours. A Japanese native and one of the rarer Japanese native maples in the garden.

Mountain Maple
Acer spicatum,  Z3 - 30ft.
An excellent small to medium size maple tree native to Eastern North America.
Brilliant fall colours adaptible and very hardy.

Sycamore Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus,  Z4 - 50ft.
A fairly large maple with a good spread. Tough, resilient to exposed conditions, salt and the seaside.
(* sold out until next  harvest)

Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum,  Z3 - 60/100ft.
An ideal sturdy shade tree. Largest of the native Maples with stunning yellow to scarlet Fall colour. Maple sugar producer.

RedVein Snake Bark Maple
Acer rufinerve,  Z5 -  25/35 ft.
A 'Snakebark Maple', bright crimson coloured Fall display, white stripes on green bark. Bonsai Potential.

Manchu Striped Maple
Acer tegmentosum,  Z4 - 30ft.
A small "snakebark" Maple tree sparsely branched with purple to grey green bark and faintly white striped. Yellow/green Spring flowers with bright clear yellow Fall colour. Native to the Japanese islands. Different. Rare. 


 Seeds for growing Japanese Maple Trees

Japanese Maples (as well as many of the other smaller flowering trees) can make attractive plantings when grown in large terra cotta pots which can be placed by the door, on the deck or along the path. Japanese Maples like some protection from extreme midday sun particularly when young. We start all of our trees in small pots or small outdoor nursery beds first and grow them on for a year before transplanting out into final placement. Japanese Maples will grow well in zone 5 which is our own zone as long as they are not in an exposed position. Zones 6, 7 and 8 are also appropriate. They can also be grown in colder zones in large pots and allowed to go dormant prior to storing in a winter shed/cold garage over winter.
The seeds of cultivars (cv.) will not reproduce exact replicas-however the variable progeny is quite often superior plant material. We typically find seedlings exhibiting some of the characteristics found in the parent while others can & will revert to the species (sp.) form usually with some variation. The amount of variation among the progeny of cultivars is unpredictable and definitely interesting..

Except where noted all Regular size packages of our Japanese Maples contain 15-20 or more of our selected seeds.
All of our seeds are carefully and professionally handled, bank drawn, selected and packaged at time of order and not at some previous date for quality reasons. While this is a much more time consuming process than selling pre-packaged seeds, we are not interested in offering tree seeds any other way.


Green Upright Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum sp.,  Z5 - 20/30ft., (25-35 seeds per regular package)
Green leafed, upright & sturdy Japanese Maple widely used as a landscape specimen in Japanese gardens.

Japanese Maple - Oshio beni
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5  -  8ft.
Parent is a red/purple variety. Upright with spreading top at maturity, the 'oshio beni' cv. is an older cultivar and grows to 20 ft plus at maturity. It produces a leaf  with wider 'fingers' than many other Japanese maples. Its spring leaves are a deep purple that tend to hold their colour well through summer, turns intense bright red in autumn hence it's name, 'Oshio Beni,' which we understand to mean "great red tide."

Japanese Maple - Suminagashi
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5  -  12/15 ft.
Parent is large leafed with seven fingered elongated leaves with ends tapering to a thin sharp point. Spring color is bright purple red becoming almost a black red or very deep maroon in Summer. Fall tones are crimson. Strong growing, vigorous and semi-upright. A popular choice.

Japanese Maple - Meigetsu
Acer japonicum cv.,  Z5 - 12/15 ft.
Often referred to as a "Full Moon Maple". The parent displays a broad, circular, 9 fingered tapered green leaf.

Japanese Maple - Red Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'atropurpureum' sp.,  Z5 - 25ft.,
Upright habit with bright red leaves. Exceptional landscape or Japanese garden planting.

Japanese Maple - Bloodgood
Acer palmatum 'atropurpureum' cv.,  Z5 - 25ft.,
Parent is a cultivar. Considered to be a superior selected form of  'atropurpureum' having a richer darker
"Blood Red" leaf colour.

Japanese Maple var. 'scolopendrifolium rubra'
Acer palmatum cv.,   Z5 - 8ft.
Parent shows extremely dissected, very long narrow elongated red leaves. Foliage is so 'cut' and long that it almost resembles bamboo.

Japanese Maple - Crimson Queen
Acer palmatum cv.,   Z5  -  12ft.
Parent exhibits crimson tones in Spring, red foliage, holds colour well throughout summer, broad cascading, deeply cut narrow leaves.

Japanese Maple - Burgundy Lace
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5 - 10ft.
Parent shows cascading habit with a broad canopy of burgundy red serrated leaves.

Japanese Maple 'dis. Viridus'
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5  -  12ft.,
Parent is a cultivar. Green "Laceleaf" Japanese Maple  with eventual cascading/weeping form.
Fall foliage is yellow brushed with red. One of the best.

Japanese Maple - Ornatum
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5  -  8ft.
Parent is quite ornate in form, slender, elegant habit,  green with red tones. Darker burgundy color late in summer. Dissected foliage. Weeping cascading habit. One of the best.

Japanese Maple - Kinram
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5 - 6ft
Parent is a small cultivar and shows golden highlights on red, orange to red Fall colour.

Japanese Maple - Inazuma
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5 - 8ft.
Parent is upright and unusual., -approx. 25 ft, white veined, deeply divided black/red leaves,
cascading branches at maturity.

Japanese Maple var. 'atrolineare'
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5 - 8ft.
Parent is upright and compact featuring long and narrow deeply dissected dark red leaves in Spring,
bronze later in summer-golden yellow in fall.

Japanese Maple - Inaba Shidare
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5  - 8ft.
Parent is a smaller variant, purple red leaves, bright crimson in the fall.

Japanese Maple - Omurayama
Acer palmatum cv.,  Z5 - 14ft.
Parent is a weeping variant & exhibits long pendulous branches, vigorous, upright trunk form. Branches form a curtain around the trunk. Taller than many of the other weeping forms. Green foliage, gold and red fall colours.

Green Full Moon Maple - Oisami
Acer japonicum cv.,  Z5 - 8ft.
Parent is a so called "Full Moon Maple" showing the signature set of broad rounded leaves (ie: like a full moon) composed of 9-11 tapered lobes & deeply notched. Golden yellow Fall colour. SOLD OUT>

'Japanese Maple' - Sode-No-Uchi
Acer sieboldianum cv.,   Z5 - 8ft.
Small light green upright 'Japanese Maple'. Parent's leaves are similar to the Full Moon Maple, round 9 lobe leaf.
Orange Red colours later in Summer. SOLD OUT.

Norway Maple
Acer platanoides,  Z3 - 60 ft. (20-30 seeds per. pkg.)
A large adaptable maple - green in summer with very good bright yellow fall colour.

Red Maple
Acer rubrum,  Z3 - 100 ft.
Dense foliage, profuse small red flowers in April. Native to the eastern U.S. More cold hardy than Acer platanoides and grows faster. Brilliant scarlet fall colour.

Tartarian Maple
Acer tataricum,  Z4 - 30ft.
Small tree similiar to Acer ginnala but taller and having unlobed leaves, very good red fall colour and bright red samara wings. Very tough/hardy-an excellent choice when a smaller colourful Maple tree is desired.

Birch Trees, Boxwood, Pea Trees, Hornbeams, Redbuds etc.

Chinese Red Birch
Betula albosinensis,  Z4 - 70ft., (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Rich red-brown to orange-red exfoliating bark. Upright rounded form. Dark yellow green leaves turn bright golden in fall.

Yellow Birch
Betula alleghaniensis,  Z3 - 75 ft.,  (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Native to north eastern North America. Pyramidal habit and dense providing good shade. It will develop a rounded or irregular crown at maturity. Leaves are dull dark green upper surface and sport a light green underleaf. Broken twigs will produce a wintergreen smell. Fall colour is a very showy yellow. Bark colour is amber to silvery and is smooth and will exfoliate in thin shreds. A very good lawn tree and edge of woods planting. Resistant to borer.

European White Birch
Betula pendula,  Z2 - 70 ft.,  (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Good Fall colour. Bark on trunk is white with black fissures. Larger branches display showy bright white bark. Casts a light shade and is considered to be a good lawn tree. Widely grown.

Sweet Birch
Betula lenta,  Z3 - 75ft., (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Narrow upright habit. Cherry like dark brown-red non-peeling bark. Dark glossy green leaves turn yellow in fall. Native to eastern U.S.

Japanese White Birch
Betula platyphylla  'japonica',  Z3 - 60ft., (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Pure white bark, shiny green leaves, yellow fall colour. Really nice in clumps. Native to Japan.

Paperbark Birch
Betula papyrifera,  Z2 - 75ft., (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Considered by many to be the most ornamental of native birches-chalk white bark peels in papery layers. Golden fall colour-also known as Canoe Birch.

Water Birch
Betula occidentalis,   Z5 - 25ft. (60 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Shiny red bark with very bright foliage. A fast growing tree. Excellent for screening as well as providing a bright green backdrop.

Black Birch or 'River Birch'
Betula nigra,  Z4 - 60ft.,  (50-70 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Considered to be an outstanding shade tree, the River Birch normally exhibits an upright pyramidal/oval growth habit. While usually single-trunked, it can be pinched out as with other Birches to promote a multi-trunked form. The River Birch is a rapid grower and is also resistant to the Bronze Birch borer and other pests that bother birches. Black bark with dark green leaves with silvery underleaf. Fall colour is chartreuse to golden-yellow. Like most other birches the River Birch is quite good for group plantings or as a focal point specimen tree or shade tree.

 [Birch seeds may be 'cleaned seed' = cs. or 'broken strobules' = bs.]

Littleleaf Boxwood
Buxus microphylla,  Z5 - 6ft.
A dense compact "Boxwood" shrub good for hedging and privacy.

Green Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens,  Z5 - 6-8ft,
A larger Boxwood. Provides for a good shearable border, hedge & privacy.

Orchid Tree
Bauhinia purpurea,  Z8 - 25/40ft.
Also known as "Purple Camels Foot". Native to S.E. Asia and S. China; a medium sized flowering tree bearing pink to nearly white flowers. Hummingbird and Butterfly attractor. (8-10 large seeds per pkt.)

Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris,   Z4 - 2ft.,
A low ground cover having masses of purple and pink flowers in late summer-spreads rapidly.
(*sold out until next harvest)

Trumpet Creeper
Campsis radicans,   Z4 - 20ft.
A woody climbing vine - showy 3 inch red to orange flowers-hummingbird attractor.

Siberian Pea Tree
Caragana aborescens,  Z3 - 20ft.
A very hardy small tree with bright yellow flowers in spring-bright green leaves.
Excellent screen or windbreak. Pea trees are great for smaller gardens.

Littleleaf Caragana
Caragana microphylla,  Z3 - 18ft.
Similiar to the 'aborescens' but showing smaller shiny green compound leaves-light yellow flowers.

Seeds for growing Hornbeams, Hackberries, Cedar Trees etc.

European Hornbeam
Carpinus betula,   Z4 - 40ft.
Said to be one of the finest landscape trees; excellent for groupings, hedges or screens. Upright oval habit when mature-dark green foliage, yellow fall colour.

Oriental Hornbeam
Carpinus orientalis,  Z4 - 25ft.
Small shiny green leaves with twisted branches and stems giving the tree an interesting winter aspect.

Blue Beech (or Ironwood)
Carpinus caroliniana,  Z4 - 30ft.
Handsome dark 'Beech like' tree. Dark green leaves in summer with good yellow, orange and red fall colour.

Heartleaf Hornbeam
Carpinus cordata,   Z6 - 25ft.
Native to Japan, the Heartleaf Hornbeam can be used for a privacy screen or as a hedge. Good Fall colour, large dark green leaves, rounded in habit, densely branched. Half as wide as it is tall with 3 to 5-inch-long cigar-shaped seed pods

Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica,  Z6 - 60ft.,  (18-20 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A very beautiful specimen cedar said to be unmatched by any conifer. Grey-green needles with pyramidal habit.

Deodar Cedar
Cedrus deodara,  Z8 -70ft.,  (18-20 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A good grower for the south and west coast of the US. Has a very graceful horizontal weeping habit with pendulous branches. A particularly beautiful tree.

Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani,   Z6 - 40/60ft., (18-20 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A 'stately' cedar tree. Wide and flat topped, coniferous specimen tree. Said to have originated in the Taurus Mountains around Turkey. The state tree of Lebanon.

Common Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis,   Z2 - 75ft.
Somehwhat similar to an Elm tree but considered to be superior. Withstands heat and drought. Spreading crown, red-orange berries. Sturdy, deep rooted and tough. A good tree to hang a swing from. Good for wildlife too.

Julian Hackberry
Celtis julianae,   Z5 - 50ft.
Rarely seen in North American gardens, this Asian hackberry matures into an excellent shade tree; rather different foliage with leaves showing glossy above and orange-yellow tones beneath; produces small orange fruits enjoyed by birds. An interesting addition. A good 'corner tree' & wildlife planting.

Seeds for growing Redbud trees, Cypress & Yellowood

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis,  Z4 - 24ft.
Small handsome multi-stem tree with red buds opening into purplish-pink flowers before leaf break in spring.
Widely planted small ornamental tree and native to eastern U.S.

Judas Redbud - Judas Tree
Cercis siliquastrum,  Z7 - 40ft.
Larger than the other Redbud trees. Bears small purple/rose coloured 'pea like' flowers before leaf break.

Chinese Redbud
Cercis chinensis,   Z6 - 25ft.
Small tree, upright, usually multi-trunked. Bears rose-purple flowers in absolute profusion-slightly larger than the Eastern Redbud. Very pretty little garden tree.

Japanese Dwarf Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles japonica,  Z5 - 3ft.
Coral orange-red bloom in spring. Specimen plant or easily sheared to a low hedge.
Tolerant of heat, cold and variable soils.

Lawson False Cypress
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana,   Z6 - 75ft. (50-75 seeds)
Also known as a 'Port Orford Cedar'. Densely pyramidal in form with soft graceful bluish-green foliage.
Quite stately and elegant in habit.

Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa,   Z5 - 70ft.  (50-75 seeds)
A Japanese native. Evergreen with conical habit, spreading pendulous branches. 10-20 ft. wide.
Small orange brown cones, shredding red-brown bark.

Mourning Cypress
Chamaecyparis funebris,   Z8 - 55ft.  (50-75 seeds)
Unusual conifer, pronounced drooping branches often found planted in cemeteries in the Mediterranean region. Exhibits a drooping 'mournful' appearance.

Chinese Fringe Tree
Chionanthus retusa,   Z5 - 30ft.  (15-18 large seeds)
A small/meduim size flowering tree bearing a profusion of fragrant snowy white fringed flowers followed by dark blue fruit. Habit is mounding and spreading with dark green leathery leaves.

Old Man's Beard
Chionanthus virginicus,  Z5 - 30ft., (15-18 large seeds)
Similiar to 'retusa' but hardier with dark glossy green leaves 8 inch white flower panicles. Will tolerate some shade but flowers best in full sun. Native to the U.S.

Traveller's Joy
Clematis vitalba,  Z5 - 25ft.
Vigorous climber. 1 inch white flowers. Almond scented. Can be rampant in some climates and needs to be kept in check.

Italian Clematis
Clematis viticella,  Z5 - 15ft.
Blooms July to Sept. Rich deep purple flowers. Can be rampant in some climates.

American Yellowwood
Cladrastis lutea,   Z4  - 50ft.
Cladrastis Lutea is an attractive shade tree and ornamental specimen and will grow up to 50-60 ft at maturity (40 ft. wide). The Yellowwood was recently designated as the Official Bicentennial Tree of Tennessee and is considered to be a native Tennessee ornamental tree of unsurpassed beauty. Flowering in late spring the Yellowood bears fragrant wisteria-like white flowers in large 10-12 inch drooping panicles at the end of each branch, the hanging flower clusters will pretty much cover a mature tree in late spring and is spectacular when doing so, it blooms more profusely in alternate years. Its mature habit is very broad with a rounded crown. Pinnate leaves (7-11 leaflets) open as yellowish green and turn bright green in summer and back to yellow in fall. SOLD OUT

Seeds for growing Flowering Dogwoods & Hawthorn Trees

Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus alternifolia,  Z5 - 25ft., (18 -25 handsorted seeds per reg. pkg.)
A small flowering tree having horizontally tiered branches, small pale yellow-white flowers, tiny blue black fruit. Good fall colour and interesting shape.

Giant Dogwood
Cornus controversa,  Z6 - 60ft., (18-25 handsorted seeds per reg. pkg.)
Tiered branches bearing masses of small white flowers. A large and impressive Dogwood.
May be hardy with judicial placement in Zone 5.

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Cornus mas,  Z6 - 20ft., (15 -18 or more large seeds per pkg.)
An early blooming small Dogwood bearing tiny yellow flowers. A year round ornamental with nice fall colour and edible 3/4 inch bright scarlet berries. May be hardy with judicial placement in Zone 5.

Red Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Rubra' ,  Z5 - 35ft., (15-20 or more large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Tiered like other Dogwoods often with red, sometimes pink flowers-an eye catching specimen. Some seedlings will be white flowered which are also very beautiful. Judicial placement in Zone 5.

White Flowered Dogwood
Cornus florida,  Z5 - 35 ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Tiered branches and white flowers. Dogwoods are spectacular in and out of flower.
May be be hardy with judicial placement in Zone 5.

Kousa Dogwood
Cornus kousa  "Milky Way",   Z5 - 20+ft., (15-20 seeds per pkg.)
A beautiful small tree of horizontal tiered habit. Creamy white flowers appear in layers above the horizontal foliage. Fruits resembling raspberries in late summer. Parent is "Milky Way", a heavy flowering selected form.

Japanese Cornel Dogwood
Cornus officinalis,   Z6 - 24ft., (12 - 15 large seeds per pkg.)
Resembles Cornus mas but its exfoliating bark is more colourful with rich greys, browns and oranges.
Early spring flower display is impressive.

Bloodtwig Dogwood
Cornus sanguinea,   Z4 - 10ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
A small hardy dogwood, white flowers with dark red twigs in winter and reddish fall colour.

Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea,  Z3 - 10ft.
Also known as Red-Twigged Dogwood. A fast growing bush/shrub sporting red or dark purple stems that stand out in winter. Very tolerant of poor conditions, provides cover and food for wildlife, good purple-red Fall colour, white flowers in early summer followed by small white fruit. The Red Osier shrub is fast growing and will form colonies through spreading root stolons.

American Filbert, (Hazelnut Tree)
Corylus americana,   Z5 - 12ft., (8-10 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Seeds are an edible nut. Hazelnut is a large multi-stemmed shrub or tree. Good for naturalizing.
Native tree to eastern and central U.S.

Chinese Winterhazel
Corylopsis sinensis,   Z5 - 10ft., (* sold out until next harvest.)
A rare small tree or large shrub bearing yellow flowers in spring.

Smoke Tree
Cotinus coggygria,  Z5 - 15ft.
A small tree producing feathery blooms resembling billowing clouds of smoke.
(seeds harvested from a 'rosea' variant.)

English Hawthorn
Crataegus laevigata,  Z5 - 16ft.,
One of the more ornamental Hawthorns producing white to pink small flowers and deep red fruit.

European Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna ,  Z5 - 25ft.,  (12 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Sometimes called a 'Single Seeded English Hawthorn', it  is larger, denser and more variable in form than the 'laevigata' English Hawthorn. An excellent choice for a Cottage Garden.

Washington Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum,   Z5 - 27ft.
Slightly larger then the European and English Hawthorn. White flowers plentifully borne in Spring followed by red to orange fruits which persist into winter.

Cockspur Hawthorn
Crataegus crus-gali,  Z4  - 30ft.
This small rounded flowering tree produces an ornamental fruit and can be used as an effective barrier due to its thorny nature. Its habit is quite dense with horizontal branches covered in 2-inch-long thorns.
White flowers with pink anthers. Shiny dark green leaves turning reddish purple or brownish purple in Fall.
Deep red 1/2-inch fruit. An American native and good Cottage Garden tree. Bonsai candidate too.

Arnold Hawthorn
Crataegus arnoldiana,  Z4 - 18ft.,
The Arnold Hawthorn is a dense and spiny low-branched tree with a horizontal and upright growth pattern showing zig-zag-type branch/twig growth. Broadly rounded at maturity with a 15-20 ft. width. Dark glossy green leaves with yellow Fall colour. White flowers produced in profusion followed by bright red fruits produced in late summer. The Arnold Hawthorn is a native tree to the Northeastern US and is one of the earliest hawthorns to provide a fruit display. The fruit is said to have a delicious flavour and can make an excellent dessert fruit when cooked and used in pies, preserves, etc. The fruit can also be dried for later use. Herbal folk medicine uses are also indicated. Useful as an ornamental planting or a barrier tree.

Seeds for growing Beech Trees, Witch Hazels & Ash Trees

Japanese Red Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica,   Z5 - 90ft.
Graceful and stately with a conical form, reddish brown peeling bark with bluish green drooping foliage.
Bonsai candidate.

Italian Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens,  Z7 - 35ft.
Interesting narrow columnar form with dark green foliage. Spire like.

Russian Olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia,  Z2 - 20ft.
A tough little tree with small aromatic yellow flowers. Landscape specimen or windbreak.

American Beech
Fagus grandifolia,  Z4  - 100ft., (8-12  large seeds per pkg.)
An impressive and sturdy native Beech with smooth gray bark, dark green leaves and glorious golden brown foliage in fall. Edible nuts. An excellent shade tree.

Purple Leaf European Beech
Fagus sylvatica  'Purpurea',   Z4  - 60/90ft., (10-12  large seeds per pkg.)
Unquestionably one of the best of the large Beech shade trees. Purple leaves. Magnificent and stately.
Some seedlings should resemble the parent.

European Beech
Fagus sylvatica,  Z4  - 75 ft., (10-15 lg. seeds per pkg.)
Green leaves. Large & stately shade tree.

American White Ash
Fraxinus americana,  Z3 - 90ft.
A handsome specimen or large landscape tree with dark green leaves, ridged diamond pattern dark grey bark with purple and yellow fall foliage. Excellent shade tree.

European Ash
Fraxinus excelsior,  Z5 - 60ft.
Popular park and street tree. Foliage turns a clear yellow in fall.

Flowering Ash
Fraxinus ornus,  Z4 - 50ft.
Shiny oval leaves follow fragrant white blossoms. Popular in European gardens & parks for centuries.

Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica,   Z2 - 60ft.
Vigorous and well shaped dense shade tree - fast grower. Ideal street or landscape tree.

Black Ash
Fraxinus nigra,   Z4 - 60ft.
Adaptable and ideal as a shade, street or landscape tree.

Oregon Ash
Fraxinus latifolia,   Z6 - 60ft.
Small yellow flowers. Light green foliage. A west coast  Oregon native. It grows to a height of 60-80 feet.

Maidenhair Tree
Ginkgo biloba,   Z4 - 30/50 ft.  (8 large seeds per pkg.)
Graceful & attractive in habit. Usually slow growing and one of the best all-season trees.

Thornless Honey Locust
Gleditzia triacanthos 'inermis',   Z4 - 100 ft. (20 seeds per pkg.)
Drought tolerant. Fast growth shade tree. Street or specimen tree. Vase like shape.

Carolina Silverbell, 'Snowdrop Tree'
Halesia carolina,   Z4 - 35ft., (12-15 large seeds per  pkg.)
Native to the Appalachians, the 'Carolina Snowdrop' is good for shady corners or along the edge of woodland borders. A medium-sized flowering tree averaging 35 ft. at maturity. No susceptibilty to disease or insect problems. Flowers are dainty little white bells in clusters of three to five in springtime. Tree shows some winter interest  by retaining small 4-sided hanging seed pods. Yellow fall colour. Heavily fissured black and grey bark.

Chinese Witch Hazel
Hamamelis mollis,    Z5  -  14ft., (15-20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Yellow flowers in spring with yellow-orange Fall foliage. Unusual branch habit.

Japanese Witch Hazel
Hamamelis japonica,    Z5  -  15ft., (15-20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Similiar to 'mollis' but with a more pronounced open/wide spreading habit, leaves turn red, yellow, purple in fall.

Common Witch Hazel
Hamamelis virginiana,   Z4 - 20ft., (15-20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
The hardiest and most fragrant of Witch Hazels with yellow flowers produced between October and December often as the leaves are turning. Multi-trunked arching into an open canopy.

Vernal Witch Hazel
Hamamelis vernalis,   Z5 -  15ft., (15-20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Vernal Witchhazel is a large deciduous winter-blooming shrub that can be used as a screen or windbreak, or as an ornamental specimen planting in its own right. Yellow to red fragrant flowers (yellow petals, reddish inner calyxes) are produced in early spring. It is noted for its extremely early (January to February-March depending on your local conditions) and lengthy bloom period. Golden-yellow fall colour. Erect medium growth rate.

Seeds for growing Holly, Juniper Trees, Laburnum Trees, etc.,

Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus,  Z5 - 24ft.
Small tree/shrub with big conspicuous late summer flowers. Flowers often white, sometimes blue-purple or red.

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor,  Z6 - 12ft.
A fast growing elegant shrub with spreading branching stems bearing pendant sprays of tiny white flowers on 8 inch clusters. (* sold out until next good harvest)

Sea Buckthorn
Hippophae rhamnoides,   Z4 - 25ft.
A favourite: Narrow green leaves and thorns, -bears particularly bright orange berries clustered tightly & thickly along the branches which persist through winter, -widely grown in Russia and said to have medicinal properties.
A particularly showy and unusual looking tree when in fruit.

English Holly
Ilex aquifolium,   Z5 - 35ft.
Shiny dark green leaves with fragrant white flowers, produces small red Holly berries.

American Holly
Ilex opaca,   Z5 - 35ft.
Pyramidal in habit with shiny yellow green leaves, bears 1/2 inch red Holly berries which persist through winter.

Common Winterberry
Ilex verticillata,   Z4 - 18ft.
Dark green leaves in summer. Bright red berries in Fall-vivid in Winter.

Mountain Holly
Ilex montana,  Z6 - 40ft.
Often a 15 ft shrub, can be trained as a taller tree as well. Bright red berries like other Hollies.

Myrtle Holly
Ilex myrtlefolia,  Z8 - 25ft.
A shrub or small evergreen tree. Leaves are lustrous, dark green, narrow, oblong and leathery. Small, white 4-petalled flowers in Spring. Also sports bright red berries favoured by birds.
The Myrtle Holly provides year round cover for wildlife.

Chinese Juniper
Juniperus chinensis,   Z4 - 60ft.
An evergreen with a narrow habit having blue green needles. Very popular Bonsai subject or specimen tree.

Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus virginiana,   Z3 - 50ft.
Dense and pyramid shaped-native to North America-a tough tree bearing red/gray bark-source of fragrant cedar wood.

Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata,   Z5 - 50ft., (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
The Goldenrain tree bears 10 inch long pannicles of yellow flowers and red or brown pods. Sparingly branched.
Autumn foliage turns yellow.

Beauty Bush
Kolkwitzia amabilis,   Z4 - 15ft.
Absolutely gorgeous large flowering shrub. Arching vase like habit, flowers pink with yellow throat borne in vast profusion. Stunning when in bloom! One of our favourites.

Goldenchain Tree
Laburnum anagyroides,  Z4 - 24ft.
Our favourite flowering tree with its long hanging 10 inch bright yellow flower pannicles. Fast growing and immense visual impact when in bloom.

Scotch Laburnum
Laburnum alpinum,  Z4 - 16ft.
A 'Goldenchain' almost  identical to the 'anagyroides' but somewhat daintier and perhaps hardier.

Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica,  Z4 - 12+ft.
One of the longest blooming trees there is at 60 to 80 days continous bloom of large showy clusters of white and shades of pink and occasionaly purple and red. Flower petals are crinkly. Tree is vigorous and hardy and is magnificent when grown in the middle of a lawn. A cluster of these will provide a flowering canopy.

Japanese Spicebush
Lindera obtusiloba,   Z6 - 20ft.
An aromatic deciduous shrub or small tree; yellow flowers appear before leaf break, small red fruits. The waxy blue-green leaves vary in shape and emerge bronze-green turning to an excellent yellow in autumn. Japanese Spicebush is native to China, Korea and Japan, - an interesting addition to any garden.

Sweet Gum - Red Gum Tree
Liquidambar styraciflua,  Z6  - 90ft.
A medium-sized to large deciduous hardwood tree that is useful as an ornamental planting due to its brilliant red Fall foliage. Leaves are uniquely star-shaped and fairly large at 6-7 inches. When grown to maturity out in the open the habit of the Sweet Gum tree is beautifully symmetrical and exhibits a cone-shaped crown that becomes more rounded with age - it can grow to be a giant. Fast growth and a wide tolerance for differing conditions make it a good choice as a street tree, shade tree or as a windbreak tree. The Sweet Gum's beautiful red Fall colour works well with a green lawn in the background. (Fall colour can also be orange/scarlet/ purple) Sweet Gum is a favourite of yellow-bellied sapsuckers.


Tartarian Honeysuckle
Lonicera tartarica,  Z3 - 6/8ft.
A very fragrant and vigorous honeysuckle, abundant pale pink buds open to masses of white blooms. The scent becomes very powerful at night. Honeysuckles in some zones need to be kept in check..

Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica,  Z4 - 6ft.
The Japanese Honeysuckle is a particularly vigorous twining vine with extremely fragrant white blossoms changing to yellow with age.

Amur Honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii,  Z4 - 6/8ft.
Dense and spreading bush honeysuckle with dark green leaves with purple underleaf-flowers white to yellow, red fruit. Extremely fragrant after sundown.

European Fly Honeysuckle
Lonicera xylosteum,  Z4 - 5/8ft.
White fragrant flowers, gray greenish foliage, a spreader like all honeysuckles but somewhat rounder in form.
(*  sold out until next harvest)

Japanese Privet
Ligustrum  japonica,  Z4 - 8/10ft.
A great Hedge shrub. Easily sheared. Smalll white ornamental flowers in the Spring.
Sometimes called a "Wax Leaf Privet".

Seeds for growing Magnolias, Flowering Crab Trees, Black Gum etc.

Northern Japanese Magnolia
Magnolia kobus,  Z5 - 30ft., (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Excellent multi-trunked white flowering, small, hardy magnolia. "Star" type blooms open to 3-5 inches before leaf break. Native to Japan and fairly rare.

Oyama Magnolia
Magnolia sieboldii,  Z6 -  15ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
A native of Japan with 4" pure white bowl shaped flowers and red stamens. Another excellent little Japanese Magnolia

Oriental Yulan Magnolia
Magnolia denudata,  Z6 - 35ft., (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Widely found planted around Temples in the Far East such that it is also known as "The Temple Magnolia".
8 inch white fragrant flowers emerge before leaf break. Stunning when in bloom. Habit becomes more open with age. Native to Central China.

Campbell's Magnolia
Magnolia campbellii var. 'mollicomata',   Z8 - 35ft., SOLD OUT.
7 inch Rose coloured flowers before leaves emerge. Magnificent and rare.

The Star Magnolia
Magnolia stellata,  Z5 - 15/18ft., (15 large seeds per reg. package)
A hardy little Japanese Magnolia. A diminutive Magnolia good for smaller gardens. New leaves emerge with a bronze cast. Flowers white to pink, 3 to 4 inches wide with narrow petals. Very showy.

Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia X Soulangia,  Z6 - 12ft., (6-8 large seeds per reg. package)
This widely planted ornamental tree is a hybrid of two Chinese magnolias, the Yulan Magnolia and the Lily Magnolia. The Saucer Magnolia originated by chance in 1820, as an accidental seedling in a French garden. The person who described this hybrid gave it its specific scientific name, 'soulangiana', in honor of the nurseryman, Étienne Soulange-Bodin, in whose garden the tree was found. Because of its colorful and conspicuous flowers, landscape designers use this tree widely as an ornamental.
Often encountered as a medium to large shrub, the Saucer magnolia is one of the most dramatic deciduous flowering trees when in bloom. A prolific bloomer, its flowers are large and goblet shaped and cover the naked stems of the tree just before the leaves emerge. Depending on the variety, the fragrant flowers vary in color from deepest purple to lightest pink to pure white. Some have pure white interiors with exteriors of purple to pink blending with white in various patterns. Each bloom is composed of six waxy petals in a goblet arrangement that ranges in diameter from 3 - 6 in when fully opened into "saucer position".

Lobneri Magnolia
Magnolia X loebneri,  Z5 -  30ft., (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A cross between m. kobus and m. stellata, vigorous, fragrant flowers in Spring. Said to be among the most beautiful of magnolias. One of the hardier magnolias.

Umbrella Magnolia
Magnolia tripetala,  Z5 - 30/40ft. (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Large fragrant creamy white flowers, 8-9 inches wide. The way the leaves cluster at the tip of its branches is reminiscent of an umbrella - hence the common name. Native to eastern United States and quite hardy.

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora,  Z8 - 40/80ft. (10 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Produces 10 to 12-inch-wide creamy white flowers in May/July. Wonderfully fragrant evergreen. A magnificent tree for the U.S. South and comparable areas. Parent of many cultivars. Drought tolerant. Hardy in parts of Z 7.

Osage Orange
Maclura pomifera,  Z5 - 50ft.
Tough, adaptible native tree usually with a short trunk, wide spreading branches, occasionally pendulous. Bright green summer leaf with yellow fall colour. Bears a non-edible fruit resembling an orange.

White Mulberry
Morus alba,  Z5 - 30ft.
Small dense round topped tree bearing white fruits. Can be rampant under some conditions. Wildlife.

Red Mulberry Tree or American Mulberry
Morus rubra,  Z6 - 40ft.
More open and irregular than 'alba' Dark green leaves, dark red or purple fruits. Native to Eastern and central North America. Rampant in some situations. Wildlife.

Seeds for growing Flowering Crabapples

Red Bud or 'Zumi' Flowering Crabapple
Malus zumi 'calocarpa',  Z5 - 25ft.
The 'Zumi'  is fragrant and very beautiful as a flowering garden specimen growing to 25 ft. It produces a spring burst of  "red buds" opening into a profusion of 1-inch white flowers and ornamental bright red fruits.
Native to Japan. & a Bonsai candidate. Hardy down to much of Z 4 too.

Siberian Flowering Crab
Malus baccata,   Z2 - 50ft.
An extremely hardy & large flowering crab tree with white flowers and small red to yellow fruits.

Japanese Flowering Crab
Malus floribunda,  Z4 - 30ft.
Said to have originated in the fabled 'Tien Shen' mountains. Deep pink flowers, densely branched, rounded and
bearing small red or yellow fruits. Very ornamental and one of our favourites.

Tea Crab
Malus hupehensis,  Z4 - 45ft.
Upright and pronounced open vase like habit, - abundant small red to yellow fruits and white flowers.
Likes a little space around it where its tall vase shape can be allowed to develop and be appreciated.

French Crabapple
Malus sylvestris,   Z4 - 40ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkt.)
White flowering, sturdy, bears yellow fruits excellent for jams and jellies.

Sargent's Crab
Malus sargentii,   Z4 - 8ft.
Exceedlingly ornamental small flowering bush or tree. Bears profuse delicate white blooms with noticeable yellow anthers inside the clear white petals. Small dark red fruits. You will not find a more beautiful small flowering tree in our opinion. It really is a sight when in bloom. One of our favourites. We always propagate a few every year.

Sweet Scented Flowering Crab
Malus coronaria,  Z5 - 30ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkt.)
Surprisingly fragrant 1-2" white flowers. Small 1 - 11/2 inch fruits. Ornamental flowering tree. Really worth growing and not widely seen.

Radiant Crabapple
Malus radiant, cv.,  Z4  -  15/20ft .
Parent is a small 'Flowering Crab' cultivar. Usually pink sometimes red flowers. Prolific bloomer.

Red Bayberry
Myrica rubra,  Z7  - 35 ft., (* sold out until next harvest)
A medium size evergreen tree with smooth gray bark. Can also be used as a trained shrub border. Can be planted as a garden tree as well as for difficult soils. Not widely seen.
"Red bayberry is a lovely tree, notable for bearing attractive fruit. It has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years in the southern part of China. Large fruits are brightly red or black in color. The berries can be processed into jams, juice and/or wine". The mature canopy has a uniform round shape. Does well in poor soils.

Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica,   Z6  - 8ft.
Not a true Bamboo. Has fine lacy cane like foliage and colour for all four seasons. Spring foliage is bright bronze red, 6-12 inch creamy white flower pannicles, blue-green summer foliage and clusters of bright green berries changing to bright red for fall and winter, fall foliage exhibits shades of pink and red. Attracts cedar Waxwings, Mockingibrds and Robins.

Black Gum - Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica,   Z7  -  90 ft.
Brilliant fall colour! Native to the eastern half of the US the Black Gum has become a favourite of many horticulturists across the continent for its splendid Fall display. The tree has a habit that is rounded & pyramidal in shape with a dominant central leader and lower branches that often droop to ground level.  It produces leaves that are glossy green which adds to the brightness and quality of its Fall colours which can range from bright yellows to oranges, reds and purples- the foliage is clean and shiny and remains good looking all season long.  Observers of the tree in the Fall are always inspired by its beauty. An excellent specimen tree or grown in groves; ... it adds value to any property all year round.  The brightness of its display is unparalleled. "An excellent ornamental tree" (Wyman); "one of our most beautiful native trees" (Dirr);. Should be hardy down to parts of Zone 6 too.

Moutan Tree Peony
Paeonia suffruticosa,  Z6 - 5ft., (10 large handsorted seeds per reg. pkg.)
Upright shrub cultivated over the last two millennia for its magnificent  large pink - white blooms.

Empress Tree
Paulownia tomentosa,  Z7  -  40/60ft., (50 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Exceptionally fast grower with pale violet flowers sporting yellow stripes inside and resembling foxgloves to some extent. Should be hardy down to & in parts of Zone 6 as well.

Foxglove Tree
Paulownia fortunei,  Z7  -  40+ ft.  (50 seeds per reg. pkg.)
A fast growing flowering tree; 4 inch tubular Pearl white flowers in groups flecked with purple or lavender opening before leaf break; native to China. Really quite spectacular in bloom.

Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia,  Z3 - 40ft.
Fast growing, clinging vine good for covering walls or fences. Deep burgundy red fall colour with small blue fruits. Bird attractor.

Boston Ivy
Parthenocissus tricuspidata,  Z4 - 40ft.
Vigorous climbing vine, will cover bare slopes or climb into trees. Good red-orange fall colour.

Amur Cork Tree
Phellodenron amurense,  Z3 - 35ft.
Corky bark with orange-yellow branchlets, leaves are dark and glossy and somewhat aromatic. Usually broader than tall and often grown in parks. Bonsai candidate.

Seeds for growing Evergreen Trees - Pine & Spruce Trees - Conifers

Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'glauca',  Z2 - 100ft.
Bluish foliage, renowned blue spruce. Widely planted across North America.

Norway Spruce
Picea abies,  Z3 - 100ft.
Tall broad conifer. Fast grower, purple cones. Timber.

Sitka Spruce
Picea sitchensis,   Z5 - 150+ft.
Native to the Northwest, the Sitka Spruce is the largest of the spruce family.  Said to have a life span of over 500 years. Its needles are very sharp and stiff, with particularly long branches growing from well down on the trunk. Branches have a pronounced upward sweep at the end.

White Spruce
Picea glauca,   Z3 - 50+ft.
Needles to 3/4", shiny green or blue green; cones to 2 1/2",  Has a broadly conical form when young, later more vertical; widely planted in the U.S.,  can be used as a sheared barrier hedge, windbreak, grown widely in the Midwest; native to northern North America.

Red Spruce
Picea rubens,   Z3 - 70ft.
Sports a narrow, upright cone, dark green foliage; young cones green or purple green; bark dark purplish brown; native to eastern U.S.

Bristlecone Pine
Pinus aristata,  Z5 - 40ft.
Picturesque, dwarfed pine when grown in tough conditions. Tough, slow grower, lives forever. Becoming rarer in nature. Also quite popular for growing as a Bonsai tree.

Afghan Pine
Pinus eldarica,  Z8 - 70ft., (12-15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Popular in the South West for its ability to withstand exposed conditions, dry winds and extremely alkaline soils.

Japanese Red Pine
Pinus densiflora,  Z4 - 40ft.
Long showy bright blue-green needles. Irregular crooked growth habit and orange-red peeling bark make this an interesting and picturesque specimen tree. Popular for growing as a bonsai tree.

Ponderosa Pine
Pinus ponderosa,  Z4 - 150ft.
Also known as a Western Yellow Pine. Fast growing, tall and straight with dark yellow green needles.

Red Pine -
Pinus resinosa,  Z4 - 80ft.
A medium sized Conifer good for timber and land reclamation. Branch ends are tufted somewhat  resembling a fox tail. Needles are 4-6 inches long.

Italian Stone Pine
Pinus pinea,   Z6 - 80ft., (6-8 large seeds per reg. package.)
Asymmetrical and flat-topped in habit, 6" bright green stiff needles, 5" cones, 1/2" edible seeds (pignolia nuts).

Himalayan White Pine
Pinus wallichiana,  Z6 - 120ft.
Considered to be a beautiful pine for larger areas. Very graceful and broad at maturity. Unusual 6-8" drooping needle habit gives this tree a soft textured effect. Used as an ornamental planting in Europe. Bonsai too.

Lace Bark Pine
Pinus bungeana,  Z5 - 40ft., (15 - 18 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
An ornamental Pine tree noted for its long lustrous bright green needles and unusual bark which eventually exfoliates and shows irregular coloured patterns. Pyrimidal in habit and often multi-trunked though can easily be trained to a single trunk. A good landscape choice. Originated in China. Bonsai too.

Japanese Black Pine
Pinus thunbergiana,  Z5 - 80ft.
Widely planted ornamental pine. Shears best of any pine, bright green slightly twisted needles-often irregular in habit and a favourite Bonsai selection.

Single Leaf Pinyon Pine
Pinus monophylla,  Z5 -  25 ft.  
Drought tolerant, produces large nutritous seeds which were an important food source for Native Americans.

Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra,  Z5 - 100 ft.
A handsome species; dense and cone-shaped when young, broadening at the top with age; may produce a number of low trunks; deeply furrowed bark, gray and dark brown; shiny dark green needles to 6 1/2"; tolerant of urban, seaside, and other difficult conditions.

Mexican Pine
Pinus patula,  Z7 - 50 ft., (12 - 15 seeds per reg. pkg.)
The slender, gracefully hanging leaves {needles} are 12" long,...making this a rather striking tree" (Wyman); grass-green needles, cones to 4 1/2"; often multitrunked; native to Mexico; sometimes used in Southern California.

Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus,  Z4  - 140 ft.
 "One of the best pines for ornamental use" (Wyman); conical when young, open when older; branches slightly ascending; blue-green needles to 4"; fast growing; native to eastern North America.

Scots Pine
Pinus sylvestris,  Z2 - 50ft.
Very hardy. Evergreen tree in youth has a conical shape, becoming a flat-topped, spreading tree with age can be very attractive when mature 30' to 50' tall, with an almost equal spread horizontal branching habit.

Pinyon Pine -
Pinus edulis,  Z6 - 16ft.,  (8 - 10 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A small two-needle pine, the Pinyon Pine is a slow grower. Picturesque symmetrical growth habit; horizontal branches, bushy when young with a flatish or irregular crown at maturity. 1.5-inch curved, blue-green or yellow-green stiff needles in bundles of two. A good Bonsai candidate. 2-inch cones bearing edible pine nuts are produced at maturity.

Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora,  Z5 - 50ft., (15 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A very popular choice for Bonsai culture, this conifer produces branches which broaden with age to become a picturesque evergreen pyramid. The Japanese White Pine is slow growing with green or blue-green 1.5-inch needles. "A choice, extremely graceful small conifer...a perfect tree for the small place...artistic growth habit" (Dirr). Salt-tolerant. Native to Japan.

Jeffreyi Pine
Pinus jeffreyi, Z6 - 200 ft.
Pyramidal form with drooping branches; reddish bark & 5-10" pale blue green needles. The Jeffreyi Pine is grown ornamentally in the U.S. and Europe and is a large west coast native pine.

Seeds for growing Planetrees, Locust Trees, Shrub Roses & Lilac Trees

Oriental Planetree
Platanus orientalis,  Z5 - 90ft.
Large rounded and handsome shade tree. Popular street tree.

American Sycamore (American Planetree)
Platanus occidentalis,   Z4/5  - 100ft.
Fast growing massive shade tree with exfoliating bark. Large & broad. One of the best.

Dwarf Pomegranate
Punica grantum 'nana',   Z8/10 - 6ft.
Dwarf Pomegranate is a deciduous flowering dense little shrub which blooms early in life and does well in containers making them a favourite for Bonsai culture. Orange red single flowers in late summer-fall. Small 2 inch red fruits follow the flowers.

Fragrant Epaulette Tree
Pterostyrax hispidus,  Z5 - 25ft.
A rare, small flowering tree. The Fragrant Epaulette Tree is quite hardy and produces showy 5-10 inch long creamy white pendulous flower panicles; flower clusters are 2-3 inches wide and similar to wisteria panicles, it starts flowering at an early age when the tree reaches 7 or 8 feet in height, the foliage is clean and bright green with silvery underleaf- it generally flowers in late spring after many others have finished. Mature tree has a rounded top and width of 20-25ft. Also known as the Wisteria Tree.

Pseudotsuga menziesii,   Z6 - 300ft.
A dense conical evergreen, fast growing when young, medium width when mature, drooping lower branches. A good landscaping tree often used in parks. Foliage (needles) colour can range from blue green to dark green or yellow green foliage. Eventually a huge conifer.

New Mexico Locust
Robinia neomexicana,   Z7  -  15/20 ft.
The New Mexico Locust is a rare spiny shrub or small tree that can grow to heights of 20 ft or more especially if trained/shaped to a single trunk. A member of the Pea Family and native to the southwestern and southeastern area of the United States, the New Mexican Locust produces fragrant, exceptionally pretty pink clustered flowers in the form of showy hanging racemes up to 7 inches long;  ...the flower colour can range from white, pale pink, rose, pale rose, purplish pink to deep red. Branches have spines and leaves are grayish in colour. The flowers open from May to June. It will form large thorny flowering thickets/barriers if left to naturalize.

Black Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia,   Z4  - 50 ft., (15-20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
A quick-growing, extremely tough, open habit shade tree with compound leaves and fragrant white flowers attractive to bees; few trees are said to cast a lovelier dappled shade; An American native tree.

 - Seeds for Rambling Roses, Shrub Roses, Hardy & Wild Roses -
(Excellent for foliage, fragrance, hips and naturalizing)
Polar Rose
Rosa acicularis,   Z2  -  3ft.
Rose to purple pink fragrant single spring blooms, small red rose hips in summer. Extremely cold hardy, most northerly occuring rose growing circumpolar around the planet.

Prairie Rose
Rosa arkansana,  Z4  -  1/2ft.,
Low shrub with clusters of deep pink to light red blooms followed by red hips.

Rambling Himalayan Rose
Rosa brunonii,   Z5  -  15ft.
Milk white flowers borne on a rambler of great beauty. Bluish foliage. Aka: The "Himalayan Musk Rose'.

Dog Rose
Rosa canina,   Z3  -  5-8ft.
Pink to white, spreading, arching and very fragrant. Hips.

China Rose
Rosa chinensis,   Z5 - 3ft.
Doesn't grow high. Single white, pink or crimson flowers produced in tight clusters. Parent of many 'mini' cutivars.

Sweet Briar Rose
Rosa eglanteria,   Z5  -  10ft.
1 inch fragrant single pink roses in clusters. 1/2 inch orange to scarlet hips, erect arching branches.

Father Hugo's Rose
Rosa hugonis,   Z4  -  8ft.
Clear canary yellow 2'' blooms on upright arching stems during May and June. Red hips persist into winter.

Japanese Rose
Rosa multiflora,   Z5  -  10ft.
Covered with white blossoms followed by small red berries. Arching habit is excellent for dense hedge.

Yellow Flowered Shrub Rose
Rosa xanthina,  Z5  -  10ft.
Similiar to 'hugonis', broad and spreading with darker yellow flowers appearing along the branches adding to the arching effect.

Moyes Rose
Rosa moyesii,   Z4 - 8ft.
Dark wine red flowers 2 to 3'' across in groups-glamorous. Red orange hips. Arching, fine feathery foliage.

Scotch Rose
Rosa spinosissima,   Z4  -  3ft.
White flowers, bristly and erect spreads easily. Dark maroon hips.

Red Leaf Rose
Rosa rubrifolia,   Z2  -  6ft.
Leaves stay purplish red throughout the summer. Single red-pink flowers bearing elongated deep red rose hips in clusters.

White Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa 'alba',   Z2  -  4/6ft.
Rugosas are extremely vigorous and hardy, white, pink or red flowers up to 3'' across. Fabulous scent. Hips persist into winter. Great for wildlife, winter interest or adding considerably to your garden's fragrance.

Pink Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa 'pink selection',   Z2  -  4/6ft.
Same as rugosa 'alba' but pink flowers. Extremely fragrant.

Red Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa 'rubra',   Z2  -  4/6ft.
Same as rugosa 'alba' but produces red flowers. Extremely fragrant.

Memorial Rose
Rosa wichuriana,   Z5  -  12/18ft.
A Rambling Rose, white-pinkish flowers. Fragrant. Hardy.

Old World Gallica Rose
Rosa gallica 'alba',   Z5  -  10ft.
Seed harvested from antique white flowering Gallicas.
(* Unavailable. Ours were decimated by rabbits so it may be awhile.)

Woods Rose
Rosa woodsii,  Z3  -  1- 2ft.
Rosa woodsii has delicate showy clear light pink flowers. Forms deep spreading thickets in open wooded areas or along drainages.
Shrub roses produced from seed tend to really thrive as compared with many grafted roses. On the whole they are hardy, vigorous, disease free, long lived and produce a wonderful fragrance.

Hungarian Lilac
Syringa josikaea,  Z4 - 18ft.
Exceptionally deep violet blooms in early summer compared to other lilacs, 7 inch flower clusters.

Early Lilac
Syringa oblata,  Z3  -  12ft.
Pale purple-lilac blooms a week or two earlier then Common Lilac. New growth bronze-green- later glossy green turning wine red in fall. You can't have enough of these in a scented garden and we like to start a few each year. SOLD OUT.

Pekin Lilac
Syringa pekinensis,  Z3/4  -  20ft.
A small tree lilac with tiny creamy white blooms in densely crowded clusters of panicles with an unusual fragrance. Golden bark sometimes exfoliating.

Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata,  Z4  -  30ft.
More 'tree like' and the largest of the lilacs having large creamy white flower clusters.

Late Lilac
Syringa villosa,  Z3 - 10ft.
Rosy lilac to white flowers in 3 to 6 inch clusters often with several at each branch tip, fragrant. Blooms later than other lilacs.

French Lilac
Syringa vulgaris,   Z3 - 20ft.
"Old Fashioned French Lilac". Perhaps the most popular of all lilacs due to its rich colour ranging from purplish red to lilac and purple, extremely fragrant with a broad rounded habit. We often grow a few dozen of these every other season as they are nice to give to friends.

White French Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'alba',  Z3 - 20ft.
Same as the "Old Fashioned French Lilac" but produces soft white flowers. Fabulous scent.

Wolf's Lilac
Syringa wolfii,  Z4 - 18ft., (* sold out until next harvest.)
Fragrant lilac flowers up to a foot long.  

Japanese Pagoda Tree
Sophora japonica,   Z5 - 60ft., (20 large seeds per reg. package).
A medium sized tree grown for its elegant foliage and shape as well as its 6-12 inch fragrant white flowers.

Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica,  Z6 - 20ft., (15-20 seeds per  reg. package.)
Small flowering tree (or shrub), rounded & horizontally layered. 3/4 inch white flowers with yellow stamens.
Native to Japan.

European Mountain Ash
Sorbus acuparia,   Z4 - 35ft.
Puts on a great show of dense clusters of creamy white flowers followed by bright red berries in hanging clusters. Its berries attract many birds in fall and winter. Broad and somewhat pendulous habit.

Korean Mountain Ash
Sorbus alnifolia,  Z4  - 50 ft.
"One of my favorite all around trees" (Dirr); has beechy gray bark, shiny dark green leaves, yellow, orange, and brown in fall; white flowers in 2-3" flat-topped clusters in May; 1/2" fruit, pinkish, orangish, red, scarlet, "perhaps the handsomest of all mountain ash for fruit effect"; forms an oval rounded canopy; native to central China, Korea, and Japan.

Oriental Ash
Sorbus pohuashanensis,   Z4 - 30ft.
Native to China. Small white flowers borne in 4 inch clusters. 1/4 inch orange red berries. Another favourite of birds. Rare tree.

American Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis,   Z3 - 12ft.
Large hardy fruit bearing shrub, great for wildlife and jams jellies and wine.

Blue Elderberry
Sambucus caerulea,  Z4/5 - 15ft.
Dark blue fruit, yellow-white flowers in flat clusters.

European Elder
Sambucus nigra,  Z4/5 - 15ft.
Strong scented yellow-white flowers borne in 5" flat clusters - 1/4" shiny black fruit.

European Red Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa,  Z4/5 - 12ft.
Clusters of red berries and yellow and white blooms. Ornamental in mass plantings. Good for wildlife.

Golden Flowering Currant
Ribes aureum,  Z4 - 6ft., (* Unavailable 'till next good seed set)
Tubular yellow flowers, dark purple fruits. Great for jams and jellies.

Seeds for growing Yews, Arborvitae, Linden & Elm Trees,

Common Yew (Pyramid Yew)
Taxus baccata,   Z5  -  50ft.
Dark green shiny needles often used for hedges and topiary, red berries, erect-upright.

Chinese Yew
Taxus chinensis,   Z5  - 50ft.
Good for hedging and privacy barriers. Similiar to the Pyramid Yew with curved glossy green needles and scarlet berries.

Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'japonica',  Z5 - 40ft.
Best of the Yews. Can get quite large as well as 15 to 20 ft. broad unless kept sheared. Hardy, slow growing and usually a good thriver in North America. Excellent for screen plantings, etc., Females will set conical flower buds and set red fruit.

Oriental Arborvitae
Thuja orientalis,  Z4  -  40ft.
A dense conical conifer, dark green foliage-excellent for border plantings, & hedge screens.

White Cedar (Eastern Arborvitae)
Thuja occidentalis,  Z4 -50ft.
Branches extend to the ground on open grown trees,  narrow, almost columnar crown. Very slow growing and lives for ever.

American Linden (Basswood )
Tillia americana,  Z3 - 80ft.
A tall & handsome 'plane tree' with heart shaped dark green leaves, often multi-trunked, fragrant pale yellow to tan half-inch flowers.

Littleleaf Linden
Tillia cordata,  Z4 - 70ft.,
A good lawn or street tree with small dark green shiny lopsided heart shaped leaves and small yellow flowers-the last of the Lindens to flower. Upright, densely branched rounded crown when mature.

Silver Linden
Tillia tomentosa,   Z5 - 70ft.
Similiar to the other Lindens but with silvery underleaf visible when the wind blows; yellow white flowers in June. A favourite shade tree.

Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum,   Z4 - 65+ft.
Pyramidal conifer. Drought and salt tolerant and can take poor soils. A native and often used as street tree.
Small sage green leaves spiral around stems. Russet colors in Fall. Provides light shade.

Adams Needle
Yucca filamentosa,   Z6 - 2/4 ft.
Looks like a small palm, strap like leaves, showy white flowers borne on high spikes. Good in rock gardens and along wooded borders. Flowers are edible!

American Elm
Ulmus americana,   Z2 - 100ft.
Classic shade tree. Stately, vase shaped crown-fast growth, yellow fall colour.

Scotch Elm (Wych Elm)
Ulmus glabra,   Z5/6  -  100 ft.
A large deciduous tree with a round headed and somewhat  pendulous branches, it grows to a height of 90 ft or more. A broad and beautiful Elm at maturity, it is native to Britain and found throughout Europe and western Asia; introduced to cities and parks in eastern North America as an ornamental.

Chinese Elm
Ulmus parvifolia,   Z4  - 70ft.
A tough attractive Elm tree capable of growing just about anywhere, bark is often patched in varying colours and fall foliage is yellow to reddish purple. Found extensively in parks. Very popular in bonsai horticulture as well.

Siberian Elm
Ulmus pumila,   Z4  - 70ft.
Open branched, wide spreading habit with several main trunks or branches. Fast grower. Will likely do well as far down as Zone 3 too.

Wayfaring Tree
Viburnum lantana,   Z5 - 20 ft.
A flowering shrub or tree, can be used as a hedge screen or windbreak too, ornamental fruit, good fall colour. Drought tolerant. Has creamy white 5 inch flat topped flower clusters in profusion in the Spring. Sports dark green to blue green leaves, often dark red in the fall. Berries are yellow red and black with the tree showing all three colours at the same time quite often. A versatile and hardy tree.

Sargent Cranberry
Viburnum sargentii,   Z4 - 16 ft.
White flowers with purple anthers in flat-topped clusters to 4 inches, 1/2-inch vivid scarlet fruits last through winter. New leaves bronze-green in summer, yellowish to reddish in Autumn. This shrub is upright rounded and multi-stemmed in habit. A hardy Asian native.

Seeds for growing Wisterias for the Trellis or Fence
Chinese Wisteria
Wisteria sinensis,   Z6 - 20ft., (8 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Climbing vine, blue violet flowers in 12 inch pendulous clusters. Native to China.

Japanese Wisteria
Wisteria floribunda,   Z6 - 20ft., (8-10 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
A great trellis or arbor vine to 30 ft. with hanging white or violet flower clusters.

Wisteria x Formosa  Z6 - 20ft.,  (8-10 large seeds per reg. pkg.)
Parent reaches up to 6m (1-2m of annual growth). Light violet flowers with a white spot at the base, flowers are borne in long racemes. It starts flowering sooner than many other Wisterias.

Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta,   Z9 - 50/75 ft., (20 seeds per reg. pkg.)
Our token Palm tree but one of the better ones. Big, native to the Baja and Sonora deserts.

Japanese zelkova
Zelkova serrata,   Z6 - 80 ft.
A tough tree suitable for lawns, streets, and parks; leaves elm like & dark green; yellow & orange in fall; of rounded or oval habit with many vertical branches; bark reddish brown when young; grows fast. Often used as a Bonsai subject too.

This page updated Jan. 16, 2008. All 'Regular Sizes' contain 30-40 selected for quality seeds each unless otherwise indicated on list or page.
'Large Sizes' can also be ordered and contain at least twice as many or more seeds than would be found in the Regular package version of the variety in question. Large packages represent a discount.




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A note on seeds from 'named variants'; nursery bought/mass produced clones and diversity:
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The offspring of species (sp.) can also be expected to show interesting divergence/phenotypical variation resulting from open pollination; not the case in mass produced clones.


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