Ornamental shrubs can add a splash of colour to enhance your property. They can also line your walkway to create a miniature hedge for a classy formal look. They add interest with their different shapes, colours and textures throughout the four seasons. So improve your space by adding a new focal point to your yard. As a bonus, you can improve your property value by as much as 15%.
So be sure to stop in and our knowledgeable staff will assist you with deciding on the perfect ornamentals best suited to enhance your property.
This classic broadleaf evergreen shrub will provide year round colour in your garden. It is known for having dense green leaves which remain very thick and compact. Boxwoods have shallow roots making it ideal for surrounding a walkway or pool. Boxwoods look great when trimmed into a classy looking miniature hedge. They are very versatile because they can withstand full sun to full shade or anything in between. Variegated English boxwood (aka Buxus Sempervirens Variegate) is a green / cream-gold variety best used as a focal point for year round appeal.
Green mound and green velvet are both great for planting a small hedge.
Green mountain are taller and can be trimmed into topiaries or sheared into all types of interesting shapes.
Interested in growing boxwoods? Watch this video.
Blue Spruce—Picea Pungens
This is a timeless classic with great popularity. The lovely blue needles form a lush evergreen that looks great for all four seasons. The traditional tree form has been around for centuries. Blue spruce are now available as a dwarf rounded bush Picea Pungens ‘Montgomery’ which make a wonderful focal point for a front yard. They are also available as a single stem topiary which is commonly called a globe blue spruce standard. And the dwarf pyramidal form—blue spruce ‘Iseli Fastigiata’ or ‘Iseli Foxtail’—make excellent specimens to enhance your property.
Lilacs, the harbinger of spring are an all-time favourite deciduous shrub. Their fragrance provides a beautiful scent for your yard and attracts butterflies.
The Bloomerang® lilac syringa by ‘Penda’ has fragrant purple flowers in the spring and blooms again in late summer! This compact hardy shrub is a wonderful addition to any landscape.
The Dwarf Korean Lilac Syringa meyeri ‘palibin’ is a smaller, more compact variety. It is a great foundation plant or it can be planted in mass to create a colourful hedge.
Lilacs are also available in the standard form where the shrub has been grafted to form a tree giving height to your garden. We also carry many other types such as the French hybrids which are the most fragrant and come in an assortment of pastel colours.
Endless Summer® Collection Hydrangea (Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Endless Summer')
This is the world’s best-selling hydrangea probably because it blooms 2-3 months longer than other Hydrangea Macrophyllas. In Windsor-Essex County, it blooms vigorously on both old and new wood starting in mid-June and continues well into October. One application of a good quality slow release fertilizer for blooming plants is all that is required.
The ‘original’ round mophead will bloom pink or blue depending on the pH of your soil. This can be altered by adding aluminum sulphate to your garden soil (we have this on hand).
Another mophead, Blushing Bride has white blooms with a blush of pink which matures to a rich rose colour in autumn.
Twist-n-Shout is the first reblooming lace cap hydrangea. It varies in colour from periwinkle blue to rose pink depending on the pH of the soil. It has an added bonus of burgundy coloured foliage in the fall season.
Try one of these infamous hydrangeas from the Endless Summer collection. Look for the blue pots for big flowers virtually all summer until October. You won’t be disappointed!
Flower Carpet Roses®
These low spreading shrubs are winners of over 25 different International Rose Awards. In Windsor-Essex County they will bloom in pink, red, white, yellow and coral colours, continually from June until October. These free-flowering blooms are stunning when done as a mass planting. Once established they require minimal care because when established they are drought tolerant. They do not require any special pruning and will only grow to a height of about two feet tall. Another reason that they are considered low maintenance is because they are disease resistant.
The Next Generation series® of carpet roses shows improved heat and humidity tolerance and improved disease resistance. These include Amber, Pink Supreme and Scarlet. These are a great alternative to buying annuals every year because you only buy them once and they will return year after year to provide a burst of colour in your landscape. So, try North America’s most popular ground cover rose. You will be thrilled with the exceptional quality!
The Japanese Maple—Acer Palmatum
The Japanese maples are deciduous shrubs ranging in size from 2 or 3 feet tall to trees 15 to 20 feet tall, depending on the variety selected. They are highly prized garden specimens. Many different cultivars of this maple are grown with an assortment of colour and attractive leaf shapes. The most popular are the red-leafed cultivars. These are available in both full and finely dissected foliage.