Ontario Native Plant Inventory

All potted stock is grown using seeds and nuts collected in the greater golden horseshoe area of southern Ontario. We specialize in Ontario native and Carolinian trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Some of these trees are crucial for struggling and endangered pollinator populations. They all have wildlife appeal and will enhance the biodiversity of any site.

All stock is carefully grown keeping-in- mind that our world is changing and climate change will make for challenging conditions. We try to incorporate growing practices and science to enhance the survivability of stock. To note: some practices, we use no tree support but allow wind action to stimulate superior wood strength and root development. We inoculate all stock with fungi. Mycorrhiza enhances plant survival by increasing the availability of nutrients and water. We also air prune our stock, a new technology that creates superior root development.

A word on our seed sourcing. Presently, Ontario has 35 static seed zones. Before climate change issues, these seed zones supported the approach of ‘ local is best. ‘ In this era of changing climate, these seed zones have become obsolete. To facilitate assisted tree migration, we have reported our seed sources by geographical location, NOT seed zone. Since 2007, we have reported seed origins as a geographical site, for example, a city, to aid blended provenances and genetic diversity. We strive every day to keep our forests and landscapes resilient.

Don’t forget all our stock is Organic and Non-GMO. We do not offer hybrids or nativars.


We have opened up our plant inventory to include food plants. These food plants may be non-native and may be hybrids.

Updated: September 15, 2021

Plant Type
Common Name
Latin Name
Size
Stock Availability
Geographical Origins within Ontario Canada
More Information
Search Key
GrassesBig Bluestem GrassAndropogon GerardiSOLD OUTGrass
GrassesIndian GrassSorghanstru nutans1
ShrubAlternate Leaf DogwoodCornus Alternifolia3Belwood | Hamilton | SimcoeDogwood
ShrubAromatic SumacRhus Aromatica1ft to 2ft30WellandSumac
ShrubBlack ChokeberryAronia MelanocarpaSimcoeChokeberry
ShrubBlack ElderberrySambucus Canadensis50SimcoeElderberry
ShrubBristly BlackberryRubus Setosus<1ft20HamiltonBlackberry
ShrubButtonbushCephalanthus Occidentalis50HamiltonButtonbush
ShrubChokecherryPrunus Virginiana 1ft to 2ft160Barry's BayChokecherry
ShrubHighbush CranberryViburnum TrilobumBelwood | GuelphCranberry
ShrubMeadowsweetSpirea alba< 1 ft16SimcoeMeadowsweet
ShrubPrickly AshZanthoxylum Americanum10Guelph | HamiltonAsh
ShrubPurple Flowering RaspberryRubus Odoratus15Hamilton | TorontoFlowering
ShrubPussy WillowSalix Discolor4ft10SimcoeWillow
ShrubRough Leaf DogwoodCornus Drummondii1ft to 2ft150MiltonDogwood
ShrubRed Osier Dogwood1ft10
ShrubSilky DogwoodCornus Obliqua30Dogwood
ShrubSmooth ServiceberryAmelanchier Laevis15HamiltonServiceberry
ShrubWinterberryIlex Verticillata1ft to 2ft30HamiltonWinterberry
Sustainable FoodBlack CurrantRibes Nigrum6GuelphCurrant
TreeBasswoodTilia Americana10Belwood | Guelph | Niagara | SimcoeBasswood
TreeCommon JuniperJuniperis Communissold outGuelphJuniper
TreeDwarf HackberryCeltis tenuifolia1 ft10Simcoe
TreeEastern CottonwoodPopulus Deltoides1 - 2 ft20HamiltonCottonwood
TreeHopPtela Trifolata20GuelphHop
TreeHacberryCeltis occidentalis2-3ft30Guelph
TreeKentucky CoffeetreeGymnocladus Dioecious<1ft10Hamilton | NiagaraCoffeetree
TreeKentucky CoffeetreeGymnocladus Dioecious1ft to 3ft25HamiltonCoffeetree
TreeMulberryMorus Spp25Mulberry
TreeNorthern CatalpaCatalpa Speciosa1ft to 2ft21GuelphCatalpa
TreeNorthern CatalpaCatalpa Speciosa3ft to 4ft102GuelphCatalpa
TreeOhio BuckeyeAesculus Glabra3ft to 4ft60HamiltonBuckeye
TreeOhio BuckeyeAesculus Glabra7ft to 8ft130HamiltonBuckeye
TreePaper BirchBetula Papyrifera1ft30Guelph | Belwood | WainfleetBirch
TreePin CherryPrunus pensylvanica1 ft10Barrys Bay
TreeRed OakQuercus Rubra<1ft10Guelph | Hamilton | Milton | Niagara | WellandOak
TreeRed OakQuercus Rubra1ft to 2ft10Guelph | Hamilton | Milton | Niagara | WellandOak
TreeRed OakQuercus Rubra<1ft30Fort ErieAncient StockOak
TreeRed OakQuercus Rubra<1ft30NiagaraAncient StockOak
TreeRedbudCercis Canadensis1 ft80Guelph | LondonRedbud
TreeSilver MapleAcer Saccharinum3ft to 4ft28HamiltonMaple
TreeSilver MapleAcer Saccharinum1ft to 2ft40GuelphAncient StockMaple
TreeSlippery ElmUlmus Rubra 1 - 2 ft100Guelph | NiagaraAncient StockElm
TreeSycamorePlatanus Occidentalis1ft to 3ft50Hamilton | SimcoeAncient StockSycamore
TreeSycamorePlatanus Occidentalis<1ft75Hamilton | SimcoeSycamore
TreeThorny Honey LocustGleditsia Tricanthus 1ft to 3ft35SimcoeHoney
TreeTulipLiriodendron tulipifera1ft to 3ft100Niagara | GuelphTulip
TreeWhite OakQuercus Alba<1ft10Burlington | Cambridge | HamiltonAncient StockOak
TreeWhite OakQuercus Alba<1ft10Niagara (War of 1812 Treaty Tree)Ancient StockOak
TreeWhite OakQuercus Alba<1ft10St. CatherinesAncient StockOak
TreeWhite OakQuercus Alba<1ft35Toronto (Carrying Place)Ancient StockOak
VinesVirgins BowerClematis Virginiana30SimcoeBower
Wild FlowersAnise HyssopAgastache Foeniculum60Hyssop
Wild FlowersBonesetEupatorium Perfoliatum30Boneset
Wild FlowersButterfly WeedAsclepias Tuberosa50Weed
Wild FlowersCanada Milk VetchAustragalus Canadensis30Vetch
Wild FlowersCommon Evening PrimroseOenothera Biennis40Primrose
Wild FlowersCommon RueRuta Graveolens30Rue
Wild FlowersCup PlantSilphium Perfoliatum100Cup Plant
Wild FlowersBlue False Indigo FlowerBaptista australis20
Wild FlowersFalse SunflowerHeliopsis helienthoide10
Wild FlowersGray Headed ConeflowerRatibida Pinnata40Coneflower
Wild FlowersHoary VervainVerbena Stricta20Vervain
Wild FlowersJoe Pye WeedEupatorium maculatum30
Wild FlowersLarge Leaf AsterEurybia macrophylla10
Wild FlowersMaximilian SunflowerHelianthus Maximilian40Sunflower
Wild FlowersNew York IronweedVeronia noveboracenis30
Wild FlowersPearly EverlastingAnaphalis MargaritaceaSOLD OUTEverlasting
Wild FlowersPurple ConeflowerEchinacea Purpurea17Coneflower
Wild FlowersPurple Giant HyssopAgastache Scrophulaeriafolia60Hyssop
Wild FlowersRiddell's GoldenrodSolidago riddelliSOLD OUT
Wild FlowersSneezeweedHelenium autumnale30
Wild FlowersSwamp MilkweedAsclepias IncarnataSOLD OUTMilkweed
Wild FlowersTall Sunflower Helianthus Gigantus40Sunflower
Wild FlowersTick TrefoilDesmodium canadense30Trefoil
Wild FlowersVirginia Mountain MintPycnanthemum virginianum30Mint
Wild FlowersWild BasilClinopodium Vulgare30Basil
Wild FlowersWild BergamotMonarda fistulosa10
Wild FlowersWild QuinineParthenium Integrifolium30Quinine
Wild FlowersWild SennaSenna Hebecarpa39Senna
Wild FlowersWild YamDioscorea villosa30
Wild FlowersYellow Giant HyssopAgastache nepetoides15

Our stock is priced by height.

Ontario Native Plants

<1ft = $10.00
1ft to 3ft = $15.00
3ft to 5ft = $20.00
5ft to 7ft = $30.00
7ft > = $40.00

Native Wildflowers

3in Pot = $3.00
3.5in Pot = $4.00
4in Pot = $5.00
1 Gallon Pot = $8.00

Special Pricing for Sustainable Food Shrubs. Please contact us for up to date pricing.

…A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear,
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree. 

Joyce Kilmer


Assisted Migration and Barry’s Bay Delivery

Our ‘ To The Cottage ‘ program has everything to do with climate change. Climate change will not skip over this precious ‘ lakes ‘ area. Not only is vegetation moving northward but also laterally range expanding – expanding the east to west boundaries. We decided to include stock derived from more northerly seed sources to help with our assisted tree migration program for the cottage country area. To find this stock simply look for the CAPITALIZED city nearest you in the origins section of our Ontario native plant inventory.

This Meet and Greet option is an expansion of our To The Cottage program. Since most of our shrubs, trees, and wildflowers are not grown as plugs but as potted plants, it can be quite pricey to ship orders. We decided that since we travel frequently up to the Barry’s Bay area we would offer assistance to our more northerly clients. And so the Meet and Greet option was born. We have had the pleasure of meeting customers, in an agreed upon meeting place and time while delivering their plant orders. The customers save the cost of shipping and we have the chance to put the face to the name.

If this option sounds applicable to you, simply email us and we will explore the possibilities, together.