Building and Amending Soil with Dwight Pennell from Integrity Sales and Distributors, 2180 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton Tel: 250 544 2072. By clicking "Create Account", I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. Contact us if you would like to share any tree related information from your area. English garden guru, the late Christopher Lloyd, called magnolias “the most glamorous and effective of all shrubs or trees.” He added, “There is room for at least one specimen in every garden.”, Top cultivars are ‘Coates’, ‘Alexandrina’, ‘Rustica Rubra’ and ‘Lennei.’. Damson – European type; hardy, fruit is small, round and dark blue, semi-clingstone, excellent for jam. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. STEVE WHYSALL, Vancouver Sun  Our nursery is situated on a 6 acre property and offers 5 overflowing greenhouses (30x170ft); almost 23,000 square feet. Betula utilis jacquemontii (Himalayan birch). Relative slow-growing, it reaching 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 m) in full sun to part shade and likes moist, but well-drained soil. 1-6 plants to the rest of BC: approx. Were the branches resembling Spruce? Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. We are using Facebook commenting. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. You can find hemlock forests on the west coast of Vancouver Island at low to middle elevations. My favourite tree, this has tiny bell-shaped white flowers with tiny yellow centres in June. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Liberty – Highly resistant to major apple diseases, good quality dessert apple, ripens mid season. Flemish Beauty – Dwarf, Very hardy and extremely productive, large ovate and blushed fruit, flesh is tender and juicy and good flavour. Grows 25 to 30 feet (7.5 to 9 m) in full sun to part shade and likes average, well-drained soil. When he woke up in tears the morning after he had cried himself to sleep, Rohit Saxena knew what he had to do. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code. and Do ecosystems always stay the same? The mild climate of Vancouver Island allows gardeners to grow exotic trees that wou... Bark of an ancient Avatar Grove Cedar Less than 100 km, as the eagle flies, from Sooke lives Canada's largest known tree, the Che... St. RandAlly, previous champion Yellow cedar When it comes to the world's top six largest Yellow cedars, Vancouver Island is where... Cheewhat lake is in a remote location on south west Vancouver Island. “We’re managing ecosystems — that are in some cases thousands of years old — on a four-year political cycle. Please enter your email below, and we'll send you a new code to reset your password. (early-mid season flowering) Native to northern India and the Himalayas, it is as beautiful in the middle of winter with its fabulous, pure white trunk and branches as it is in summer when it has all its leaves. But it also has exceptionally attractive foliage, making it a beauty even without flowers. {* newPassword *} A graceful, undervalued and, sadly, rarely-seen deciduous small tree, this has soft, downy leaves and panicles of sweetly-scented, creamy-white flowers. (early-mid season flowering), – Vigorous tree, red fruit, crisp, juicy, slightly acidic; good for jelly. © 2020 Victoria Horticultural Society. Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox With its beautiful, dark burgundy-red leaves and attractive blackish-red bark, ‘Bloodgood’ is considered by many experts as the best of the upright red-leaved Japanese maples. “They say your kids are your hearts outside your body,” he wrote. I went to my library to look for a book that identifies trees by their trunks but was not lucky.. any suggestions? "For each tree, you will find key identifying features such as bark, fruit or cones, and needles or leaves, along with photographs and descriptions. – Dwarf, Red bartlett, late summer dessert pear, flesh is firm,mildly acid, good aroma and good for canning. Lapins – Vigorous and productive, resistant to cracking, self-fertile, firm dark flesh, large fruit, sweet flavour.. Montmorency – Sour Cherry – Self-fertile, sour, bright red, firm, juicy, good quality cooking cherry. Sitemap. Plant two trees that bloom at the same time to achieve best pollination and fruit set.