Category Archives: Tree of the Week
PLANT: Amelanchier Canadensis “Shadblow Serviceberry/Juneberry ZONE: 4
Fraxinus Americana – White Ash ZONE: 3 FOLIAGE: Green to Purple SHAPE: Upright, Oval FEATURES: A rapid growing native tree that develops an oval canopy. Foliage is bright green in the summer. Turns to shades of yellow, orange, and purple … Continue reading
PLANT: “Natural White Pine” – Pinus Strobus ZONE: 3 FOLIAGE: Dark Green SHAPE: Natural FEATURES: This is the prominent tree specimen on Rockscape jobsites. We love using these far from “perfect” looking Pines that look as though they have always … Continue reading
PLANT: Acer Rubrum “Red Maple” ZONE: 3 FOLIAGE: Green SHAPE: Broadly Oval to Round FEATURES: A native hardwood tree. This tree grows very quickly and adapts to various soil conditions. Fall colour varies from yellow to scarlet.
PLANT: Tsuga Canadensis – Canadian Hemlock ZONE: 4 FOLIAGE: Dark Green SHAPE: Pyramidal FEATURES: We often get requests to plant Hemlocks on our Muskoka properties. This tree is native to the area and its soft needles and dense foliage is … Continue reading
PLANT: Betula Nigra “River Birch” ZONE: 4 FOLIAGE: Dark Green SHAPE: Upright FEATURES: Although Birch trees are a prominent symbol in Muskoka (think Tom Thompson and the Group of 7) they rarely do well in the area when planted from … Continue reading
TREE: “Red Oak” - Quercus Rubra ZONE: 4 FOLIAGE: Dark Green SHAPE: Rounded FEATURES: A rapid growing tree. Dark green lobed leaves turn dark red in the autumn. Its growth habit is broadly pyramidal when young and rounded as it grows … Continue reading