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Why plant Native plants?

We encourage the planting of Ontario’s Native species because of their:

  • Greater resistance to native insects and diseases
  • Adaptability to Ontario’s environmental conditions
  • Lower establishment and maintenance…yes they are easy to care for!
  • Ability to attract and encourage Ontario songbirds, butterflies flora & fauna

Create a forest like garden around your home that is distinctly elegant and natural.

What are the best Native Plants?

King Tree's favourite native plants are:

Woody Plants Herbaceous Plants
American Beech Canadian Wild Ginger
Service Berry Jack in-the-pulpit
Bearberry Blood Root
Hemlock Maidenhair Fern
Muscle Wood May Apple
Witch Hazel Solomon’s Seal
Nanny Berry Ostrich Fern

Show me a woodland plantscape design

Achieve serene natural surroundings like this one, planted in Hamilton. Log placements as bed borders replace tired and outdated commercial edging.

Woody Plantscape

Native Herbaceeous perennials flourish in our Ontario Soils and Climate. When accented with lush Native woody plants, spring bulbs and mulched pathways, this backyard is a haven full of the sights, sounds and smells of an Ontario forest.

Where can I go to find more information on the web?

Niagara Parks School of Horticulture www.niagaraparks.com/nature/school.php

North American Native Plant Society

Canadian Sweet Chestnut Council

Sweet Grass Gardens native plant nursery www.sweetgrassgardens.com

Ohio State University PlantFacts webiste has photos, videos and over 800 FAQ's


Agriscape The website consists of a worldwide directory, including commercial sites, research and academic sites as well as an extensive set of discussion forums on any topic related to international trade.

Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery This native plant nursery was established 11 years ago as a focal point for action, to give something back, and to heal the planet.


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