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Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Native Plants for Home Gardens Native Trees Sugar maple (Acer saccharum). This tree provides spectacular fall colour and is a food source for small wild animals. Larch, hatmatack, tamarack ( Larix laricina). This unique tree is a deciduous conifer and the soft green needles turn yellow and fall off in the autumn. Red oak ( Quercus rubrum). Red oaks form massive specimens that are resistant to wind. Acorns are important food for squirrels. Native Mountain Ash (Sorbus americana). These trees produce lovely foliage with clusters of white flowers in spring, bright red fruits and reddish leaf color in fall. Native Shrubs Serviceberry ( Amelanchier canadensis). The first shrub to flower in the spring, this rose relative has wonderful white flowers followed by edible, deep purple fruit in late summer. Red Osier dogwood (Cornus sericea). If you’re looking for good winter colour, consider this shrub with deep red the twigs and stems. These shrubs are commonly seen along roadsides in thickets. Native roses ( Rosa virginiana, Rosa carolina). Our native roses are lovely and hardy, very fragrant and produce large beautiful hips after flowering. R. virginiana’s leaves turn red-purple in fall. Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides). This flowering and fruit-producing shrub prefers acidic soils, and has terrific colours in autumn. Herbaceous Plants Turtlehead ( Chelone glabra). This is a lovely plant for a damp area or beside a pond, with white flowers. Bunchberry, crackerberry (Cornus canadensis). Bunchberry is a great groundcover in woodland gardens, the low growing plant has white flowers in spring and orange, bland but edible berries in fall. Clintonia, Bluebead Lily ( Clintonia borealis). This striking woodland plant, with shining foliage and clusters of small yellow, lily-like flowers in spring, is followed by a cluster of blue, inedible berries. Joe-Pye Weed, purple boneset (Eupatorium maculatum). A favourite for damp areas, including bogs and pond gardens, this 4 foot tall plant boasts flower heads of deep rose and is loved by butterflies and bees. Ferns. From the stately ostrich fern, Matteucia struthiopteris to the evergreen holly or Christmas fern,Polystichum acrostichoides, there are wonderful ferns for most gardens. Where do I find Native Plants? Nurseries in the Acadian Forest Region who carry a selection of native plants: Nova Scotia New Brunswick Baldwin’s Nursery Save a Plant 500 Mines Road, Falmouth 16 Fletcher Court, (902) 798-9468 Fredericton, NB E3A 4T4 http://baldwinnurseries.com (506) 474-0801 [email protected] Springvale Nurseries 1421 Hammonds Plains Road 518 Shaw Road, Berwick Acadian Forest Restoration Nursery Fallsbrook Centre 311 Pictou Road, Bible Hill 125 South Knowlesville Road 1-800-313-7444 Knowlesville NB E7L 1B1 [email protected] (506) 375-4310 http://www.springvalenurseries.com http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca Sweetwater Native Plant Nursery Windhorse Farms Corn Hill Nursery 132 Sarty Rd. 2700 Route 890 New Germany, NS Corn Hill, NB E4Z 1M2 (902) 543-6955 (506) 756-3635 http://www.windhorsefarm.org http://www.cornhillnursery.com Woodlands and Meadows Perennial Nursery and Gardens MA, USA 827 Black Rock Rd Clifton, NS B6L 1C3 (902) 895-8727 garden.ra[email protected] www.woodlandsandgardens.ca New England Wildflower Society (Seeds can be bought mail order) 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 (508) 877-7630 http://www.newfs.org PEI McPhail Woods Nursery RR # 3 Belfast, PEI C0A 1A0 [email protected] This is a suggested list of nurseries that carry native plant material. We hope one day all nurseries will have a native plant section Ask your local nursery to start carrying native plants. http://www.macphailwoods.org If the customer demand is there, the industry will deliver!