Bare Root Stock
Bareroot seedlings are the most economical planting stock for large planting projects. They are the best performers in open field plantings where competition is high. Bareroot seedlings are generally only available first thing in the spring after frost has left the ground, when handling and planting stresses are minimal.
Gift Trees / Greenhouse Plug Seedlings
Greenhouse plug seedlings can be packaged to make a fun, thoughtful and environmentally friendly gift for a variety of occasions including weddings, funerals and corporate give aways. We have a variety of packaging options that we can provide you with to pass these seedlings out to you special guests.
Plug seedlings are also a good planting option for sites with low competition and shallow soils or to under plant in and existing woodlot.
Potted stock are plants that have been grown in a one gallon to 10 gallon pot for a minimum of 3 months in our nursery. The plants used are from our own nursery bareroot production. Potted stock can be planted throughout the growing season from spring to fall. We are no longer operating a retail outlet. Potted stock can now be preordered online. There is a minimum purchase of 10 pots, however they can be of different species.
Perennials play an important role in our native landscape. They are aesthetically beautiful, although underused in the landscape. Planted in drifts they can take on the look of a meadow; or groupings in shaded areas can resemble a woodland understory; wet site plantings can enhance water filtration for ponds…your imagination is the limit!
Oversized/Value-Added Bareroot Stock
Oversized Value-Added stock are larger bareroot hardwood and conifer plants for those clients requiring a larger tree. These plants are typically used by landscapers or landowners wanting a more established planting site, and are also be used by nurseries to establish their own potted products or lined out to grow on to a caliper tree.
About Our Plants
All our plants are grown from local seed sources on our nursery in Kemptville.
Bareroot seedling stock ranges in size from 15cm to 1m in height, stock may be sorted and sold by size depending on species and stock development. The minimum grading size is identified on the price chart.
Whips and Liners are grown from our own bareroot products , their sizes vary by species, whether they are hardwood or conifer and age.
Potted stock is sold by pot size and not directly related to the plant size. We try to ensure the proper pot size is used to allow proper plant root and top development can occur for future planting success.
We do on occasion purchase seed from other areas for purpose grown trees such as Balsam and Fraser Fir for Christmas trees where no local seed sources are available.
Our plants are suitable and hardy for planting in areas throughout Eastern and Central Ontario from Toronto or North Bay eastward as well as southwestern Quebec. Our plants are hardy for other locations but optimal growth may not be met, for advice on moving stock to other locations please contact the nursery office.