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Eucommia ulmoides Cornus nuttallii Sciadopitys verticillata
Eucommia ulmoides (Hardy Rubber Tree)
Our Price: $3.75
27 in stock!
Cornus nuttallii bulk
Our Price: $16.50
16 in stock!
A rare and unusual tree second only to ginseng in traditional Chinese medicine. Aptly named as its the only temperate climate tree able to produce rubber. Quick growing, attractive, pest and disease resistant its also tough enough for use for urban/street tree plantings or in the garden as a 10m tall shade ornamental with its thick glossy attractive elm like dark green leaves. Very nice pale grey fissured bark. Gendered species. Possessing only 3-4% latex rubber, you won't be able to make your own tires (yet), but the latex acts as a natural deterrent for many nibbling pests. Almost extinct in the wild due to over zealous bark harvesting. Studies show the leaves possess the same plethora of health benefits as the bark and you can harvest the fleaves or tea without harming the tree.

1 ounce/28 grams freshly cleaned 2014 seed. Please inquire for larger quantities. Beautiful flowering dogwood co evolved with our pacific west coast climates of wet springs, dry summers and -12C winters. This year's seed is from trees further up the mountain where its even colder than our sea side garden. A unique dogwood which can bloom twice; once in mid spring and again in the early fall. Brilliant red to purple fall colour. Best in full sun or in open forest. Fast growing. Great pollen/nectar plant for the critters and berries for migrating song birds.

This highly prized ornamental conifer is one of the five sacred trees from Japan’s Kiso forest.  Its extremely thick green luxuriant needles arranged in great whorls along the twigs and smaller branches and lovely craggy orange brown bark made me stop to admire this tree.  Its unlike any other conifer.
Fragaria chiloensis fruits Cornus nuttallii Trillium rivale
Fragaria chiloensis (Coastal Strawberry)
Our Price: $3.50
62 in stock!
Trillium rivale (Dwarf Wakerobin)
Our Price: $3.50
10 in stock!
So fragrant you smell them before you see them.  Delicious and extremely productive. Thick leathery evergreen glossy leaves on long stems and white flowers look very much like a smaller version of commercial varieties.  Makes dense carefree colonies when happy so filling a bucket is not hard to do. Its quite an event when the strawberries are ripe on Haida Gwaii' Rose Spit.  This species continues to be used by breeders to create many of today's strawberry cultivars.

One of the few dogwoods that flowers twice a season; once in mid spring and again in the early fall. Quite a contrast with the white flowers along side round red berry clusters. Brilliant red to purple fall colour. Co-evolved with our west coast climate of wet springs, dry summers and mild winters. Does best in either full sun or in open forest. Drought resistant when established. Fast growing. Great pollen/nectar plant for the critters.

A small woodland gem from our west coast. Pink to white flowers are randomly dotted with the darkest pink. Mid green mat leaves have white veining unique to this species. Like Paris, its not considered a true Trillium but an ally. I find it easy to grow and it loves growing in clumps in the rock garden or in pots.