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Eucommia ulmoides Cornus nuttallii Trillium rivale
Eucommia ulmoides (Hardy Rubber Tree)
Our Price: $3.75
29 in stock!
Cornus nuttallii bulk
Our Price: $16.50
16 in stock!
Trillium rivale (Dwarf Wakerobin)
Our Price: $3.50
4 in stock!
This rare and unusual tree is second only to ginseng in its use in traditional Chinese medicine.  As its name suggests, this is the only temperate latex bearing tree producing 3-4% latex rubber.  Quick growing and tough enough for urban/street tree plantings. Makes a wonderful 20m tall shade ornamental with its thick glossy attractive elm like dark green leaves.  Very nice pale grey bark. Pest free. Gendered species.  You won't be able to make your own tires (yet), but the latex acts as a natural deterrent for many nibbling pests.  Correct harvesting of the bark does not kill the tree, but I'll leave that to the professionals.  Coal deposits in Germany have thick layers composed of Eucommia leaves that still give off a rubber scent when burnt.

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.

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.

Arbutus menziesii Hydrastis canadensis
Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)
Our Price: $4.50
34 in stock!
Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)
Our Price: $3.75
14 in stock!
Gorgeous sweetly scented large camellia/stewartia like blooms adorn new growth in small bunches for continuous month(s) long bloom.  The longer your growing season, the longer the flowering time.  We're still learning more about this amazing species from our plants.  Large tropical leaves with blazing reddish-bronze fall colour. PROTECT FROM DEER. Extinct in the wild.

A beautiful iconic native tree of the North American Pacific Coast. A broadleaf evergreen tree with huge clusters of incredibly sweet honey scented nectar filled bell white flowers in the spring. You can hear the buzz of hummingbirds and other nectar seekers. In the fall, green berries ripen to a brilliant orange. The rich red-cinnamon coloured bark peels off in sheets during the growing season revealing the smooth new green-tan coloured bark. Grows to 12m tall with 6m spread with graceful twists and artful curves (never straight).

A valuable rare herbaceous perennial of the Eastern North American forests.  Single stems appear in early to mid Spring from golden yellow rhizomes.  White flowers open even before the large lobed leaves unfurl.  Red berries follow and are often taken by birds.