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150? I Canada Beleaf It!

Bradford Greenhouses Blog

In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, why not get down to the root of our province’s landscape with plants that are native to Ontario. Here are a few of our favourite varieties:

red-maple

Red Maple

(Acer Rubrum)

  • Full sun
  • Provides amazing Fall colour
  • Matures to 60’-90’ and sometimes larger

tulip-tree

Tulip Tree

(Liriodendron Tulipifera)

  • Full sun
  • Matures to 190’
  • Produces seeds that are a source of food for birds & small animals

chokecherry

Chokecherry

(Prunus Virginiana)

  • Matures to 30’
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Most noticeable in flower, with many dense, white elongated clusters of 5-petaled flowers

Bellflower-Plant

Bellflower

(Campanula)

  • Blue to violet flowers
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Great producer of nectar

red-columbine

Red Columbine

(Aquilegia Canadensis)

  • Red & yellow flowers
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Nectar source for hummingbirds & butterflies

butterfly-weed

Butterfly Milkweed

(Asclepias Tuberosa)

  • Full sun
  • Excellent source of nectar
  • Host plant for Monarch butterfly larvae