Trees & shrubs
Choosing trees and shrubs that thrive in Alberta is the first step toward having a beautiful outdoor living area and garden.
The climate of Alberta is conducive to growing a wider variety of trees and shrubs than most people realize. Our cold winters bring the dormancy that trees and shrubs need to renew their growth cycle.
Choosing trees that thrive in Alberta is the first step toward having a beautiful outdoor living area and garden. Also remember we have microclimates in our yards; retaining walls, sidewalks and paved surfaces radiate heat and our south facing areas area generally warmer than the north.
what makes greengate garden centres’ trees and shrubs special?
Trees and shrubs are grown from the hardiest sources available; selections are chosen from the coldest climates in Canada. Our suppliers’ plants are container grown and provide the consumer with an established, well-rooted plant with impressive health and vigor.
During the first season after planting; supplemental watering is required to encourage a healthy tree and root system. As fall approaches stop any fertilization and continuing watering up until the ground is frozen; to allow the roots to freeze and survive the winter. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you with all of your tree and shrub selections.
If you are looking for big impact in smaller spaces shrubs can be an excellent addition.
Many gardeners are turning to shrubs for summer colour in their gardens. Backyards that are smaller can benefit greatly from a flowering shrub. There are many flowering shrubs that are very hardy to Calgary. Potentilla blooms all summer for instance. Barberry is grown for it colourful foliage. If you are looking for big impact in smaller spaces shrubs can be an excellent addition. In this section you will find a list of some of the great shrubs greengate has to offer.