A permaculture garden needs a great variety of edible and useful perennial plants and trees. Many of these plants also have a ornamental value and are used in landscaping without even knowing. Edible landscaping is great, for urban gardening as well as countryside growing. In this section you can find both edible flowering ornemental trees and shrub and perennial vegetables. We will be adding more perrenials soon. Please note that when you buy a perennial, you are buying the roots only. Plant the roots, water them and they will grow, it is that simple. It might be a great idea to label them out of the ground to know what is it when it will grow and also not to forget where you planted it!
All the trees we sell are a great choice in a permaculture design. The ones that were chosen in this section are here because they do not belong to any other specific category.
Staghorn Sumac - Rhus typhina
The northernmost member of a mostly tropical and sub-tropical family, this small bushy tree definitely looks tropical!
Size Price 1-3 Feet $15.00 10 x 1-3 Feet $80.00
Did you know that lilac flowers are edible?
Size Price 1-3 Feet $16.00 10 x 1-3 Feet $90.00 100 x 1-3 Feet $500.00
Our wild roses are approximately 1.5 meters high and the 2 inch pink pompom last for 2 weeks.
Size Price 1 Foot $20.00
This rose will make a groundcover about 1 foot tall and, without being invasive, is able to provide 100 square meters of rose cover!
Size Price 1 Foot $20.00
Basket Willow - Salix viminalis - Zone 3
Basket Willow is a vigorous and fast growing deciduous shrub/small tree native to many parts of Europe and Asia. It was introduced in North America by early settlers because it is the best willow for basket making, and is now naturalized in many areas. More recently it has become better known for the living sculptures that can be made with it.
Size Price 1-3 Feet $15.00 3-5 Feet $20.00 10x 1-3 Feet $80.00
Common Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis - Zone 3
Common Hackberry is a fast-growing member of the elm family that produces small, sweet, dark purple fruit. These medium sized trees are great urban shade trees and are immune to dutch elm disease.
Size Price 6-12 Inches $12.00 1-3 Feet $15.00
Yellowhorn - Xanthoceras sorbifolium - Zone 5
Yellowhorn is an exceptionally attractive deciduous tree or shrub that produces nuts similar in flavour to macadamia nuts. One of our most beautiful ornamentals, the leaves and flowers are edible right along with the nuts.
Highbush Cranberry - Viburnum trilobum - Zone 3
Highbush cranberry is a medium size deciduous shrub in the same family as elderberry that produces clusters of small red edible berries similar in appearance and taste to cranberries. They are excellent ornamental plants with year round appeal.
Size Price 1-3 Feet $15.00
Crack Willow - Salix fragilis - Zone 3
Crack Willow is a medium/large deciduous tree that thrives in wet, poor soils. Fast and vigorous growers, they make great ornamental shade trees.
Size Price 1-3 Feet $13.00 3-5 Feet $18.00
Golden Weeping Willow - Salix x sepulcralis - Zone 4
The golden weeping willow is a medium sized deciduous tree with an exceptionally fast growth rate. Its weeping habit is very attractive and makes it a great landscaping feature.
Size Price 3-5 Feet $18.00
Black Locust - Robinia pseudoacacia - Zone 4
Black locusts are a species of extremely versatile medium sized deciduous trees belonging to the pea family. Along with providing one of the most beautiful and edible flower shows imaginable, they can provide many more tangible benefits including erosion control and land rehabilitation by way of their nitrogen fixing capabilities. Juglone tolerant.
Japanese Quince - Chaenomeles japonica - Zone 3
Beautiful primarily ornamental shrub that also gives extremely aromatic fruit that can be processed to make delicious preserves and jellies.
Size Price 6-12 Inches $10.00
Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles speciosa - Zone 5
Flowering Quince is a medium sized deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub producing spectacular blossoms in early spring and highly underappreciated apple shaped fruit that make excellent preserves and add exquisite flavour and fragrance many dishes. Larger than its cousin the Japanese quince.
Size Price 1-3 Feet $20.00 6-12 Inches $13.00