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Young's Weeping Birch
Betula pendula 'Youngii'

Height: 1.5 - 2.5m (5 - 8 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Small, unique, specimen tree with weeping branches of serrated green foliage turning yellow in fall and peeling white bark with age. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Prune only in full-leaf as needed.

Height: 1.5 - 2.5m (5 - 8 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Dakota Pinnacle™ Birch
Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

Height: 7m (23 FT.)

Spread: 2.5m (8 FT.)

Introduction from North Dakota. Spire-like tree with pointy, golden-yellow fall foliage and smooth white bark with age. Heat, drought and insect resistant; higher alkaline tolerance and hardiness than the majority of this species. Prune only in full-leaf as needed.

Height: 7m (23 FT.)

Spread: 2.5m (8 FT.)

Parkland Pillar™ Birch
Betula platyphylla 'Jefpark' PP25468

Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 2.25m (7 ? FT.)

Upright, narrow, columnar form. White bark highlights dark green foliage which turns gold in fall. Excellent as a screen or feature tree. Tolerates drought once established in a moist, well-drained soil. Prune only in full-leaf. Extremely hardy. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 2.25m (7 ? FT.)

Royal Frost® Birch
Betula x 'Royal Frost'

Height: 9 - 12m (30 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 7m (20 - 26 FT.)

Upright pyramidal form. Serrated purple foliage emerges burgundy and turns bright reddish-orange in the Fall. Foliage is offset by beautiful exfoliating white bark. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Prune only in summer, in full leaf as needed.

Height: 9 - 12m (30 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 7m (20 - 26 FT.)

Sutherland Caragana
Caragana a. 'Sutherland'

Height: 4 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Columnar, multi-stemmed, vase-shaped tree. Yellow pea-flower like blooms in spring with green leaflets and seed pods. Olive-green shiny bark. Extremely hardy screen-vertical accent. Tolerates poor, dry and alkaline soils. Prefers a well-drained soil.

Height: 4 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

Spread: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Blue Beech/Am. hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'Blue Beech'

Height: 7m (23 FT.)

Spread: 7m (23 FT.)

Spring catkins mature to hop-like seed clusters enjoyed by birds and squirrels. Rounded oval form with strong blue-grey trunk and branches resemble flexed muscle. Toothed dark green foliage turns red in fall. Thrives in full sun or full shade. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 7m (23 FT.)

Spread: 7m (23 FT.)

Rising Fire® American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'Uxbridge'

Height: 8 - 9m (26 - 30 FT.)

Spread: 3.5 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

A selection of the American Hornbeam featuring a fast, yet tidy, columnar growth habit and stunning firey red to orange fall foliage. Very hardy and adaptable to many conditions. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 8 - 9m (26 - 30 FT.)

Spread: 3.5 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

Northern Catalpa
Catalpa speciosa 'Northern'

Height: 13m (43 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 8m (20 - 26 FT.)

Narrow, upright form with massive, heart-shaped foliage highlighting 2-3" long clusters of white, orchid-like blooms with purple spotted throats, in late spring/early summer. Blooms mature to long, thin seedpods. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates clay soil.

Height: 13m (43 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 8m (20 - 26 FT.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

CVI

CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.