Small Fruits & Edibles

Nothing could be easier than growing small fruits and edibles in your garden. AND nothing could be better than fresh fruit from your garden to your table. Explore the many types of common berries that are available such as blueberries (Vaccinium), strawberries (Fragaria), raspberries (Rubus), and take the challenge to try some of the less common berries such as Haskaps (Lonicera), gooseberries (Ribes) and Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).

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(VINE) Grape-sized fruit hangs in bunches on this vigorous vine and can be harvested in the fall. Makes a good beginners kiwi, as it’s easy to get growing. MALE NEEDED FOR POLLINATION.

Blooms in spring
30 ft tall x 30 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant

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Black, large fruit, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 4-6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun.

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Black red, good size, firm fruit, sweet flavour, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 4-6 ft tall x 1.5-4 ft wide, full sun.

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
5-10 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant
Pollinator

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Burgundy red, large, white pink blooms, purple fall foliage, slow growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens late summer to early fall, 0.5-1 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, groundcover, full sun to partial shade, evergreen, acidic.

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Tart edible black berries, self pollinating, green lobed leaves that turn yellow in the fall, fruit rippens late summer, 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to part shade

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White urn-shaped flowers followed by blue berries grow on glossy green foliage that fades to red as the weather goes cold. Spreading habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 3-8 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant
Pollinator

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This deciduous shrub features arching branches bearing large, bright orange, elongated fruit and green lanceolate leaves. The fruit, once ripe, can be eaten raw or dried, and has a sweet, mildly licorice flavour. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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Deep blue black, sweet fruit, fast growth rate, white blooms in spring, fruit ripens mid summer second year, 4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide, full sun.

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Light blue, large, white blooms, red fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 5 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Light blue, sweet fruit, white blooms, dark glossy green leaves, red in fall, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 5-8 ft tall x 5-8 ft wide, full sun to partial shade, deciduous, acidic.

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Light blue, medium to large, white blooms, yellow orange red purple fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade

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Blue, medium, white blooms, moderate growth rate, burgundy red fall foliage, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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White bloom late spring producing glossy fruit early to mid summer, self pollinating, capable of two crops each year, 4-5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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A plant for all seasons….From the pure white flowers in spring to the abundance of sweet edible summer berries ending with scarlet fall foliage. Upright habit. 3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread. Full Sun.

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White blossoms followed by shiny deep red sweet tart cherries, glossy green foliage, blooms in spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 6 ft tall x 6 ft wide, full sun

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Ever-bearing crops of firm, delicious berries in late June and then from August to frost. Amazing flavour. 6′ tall x 5′ spread. Full Sun.

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The perfect plant to grow when looking for cover- this fast-growing vine is well-suited for use as screening, whether on an arbor, trellis, post, or fence. The dark green, deeply lobed foliage and large, fragrant, conical flowers provide a pleasant aroma and backyard interest. This variety is a popular hop among the most popular in North American craft breweries. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late summer
15-20 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Drought tolerant
Disease resistant
Attracts butterflies

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Golden firm fruit larger than other yellow varieties, good taste, high yielding, early season fruit, 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun

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Purple brown fruit grows on branches with bright green leaves. The sweet-tasting fruit ripens in early summer on old wood and in late summer on new wood. Moderate growth rate. Columnar habit.

Blooms: seasonal bloomer
10-15 ft tall x 9-12 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)

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Light blue, larger than Northblue, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade, sibling to St Cloud.

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This herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial features square-shaped dark burgundy stems adorned with dark green, wide, serrated leaves and topped with purple lobed flowers. The leaves have the scent and flavour of chocolate and peppermint, and can be used in cooking, baking, and put fresh in teas and cold drinks. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms late spring
2 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Groundcover 

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Bright red, large size firm berries, white blooms, fruit ripens late summer, 6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun.

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Black, white blooms, fragrant, dark green leaves, orange in fall, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 6 ft tall 6 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Dark red black fruit, white fragrant blooms, large sweet fruit, self pollinating variety, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens late summer to early fall, 6-8 ft tall x 4 feet wide, full sun.

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Light blue, medium to large, white blooms, orange yellow fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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White insignificant flowers, yellow-gold berries, edible, green foliage, thorny, berries mid-summer to early fall, attracts butterflies, fast growth rate, blooms in spring, 4-7 ft tall x 4-7 ft wide, full sun to partial shade

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Excellent flavoured early season variety. Bold-textured, deep green foliage on a vigorous vine that produces medium-sized clusters of red, seedless grapes that have a firm and crisp texture. Grows 20-25′ each year. Full Sun

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Large, bright pink blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and sweet, juicy, dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
1 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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Bright red berries, self pollinating blooms mid summer until frost, producing a crop of fruit mid summer and a crop in fall, 4-5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Light purple red, medium size, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Large green yellow fruit, self pollinating fruit for cooking and preserving in late spring, sweet fruit ready to eat early to mid summer, 3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Small, bright white blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and sweet, juicy, dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
0.25-0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
4-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
4-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
4-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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Produces a huge crop of smooth, thin-skinned, grape-sized green fruits dotted white that can be harvested in late September. Fruit is slightly sweeter than those you would find in the grocery store. SELF-POLLINATOR.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
12-20 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide

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Red fruit, edible, sweet, green foliage, deciduous, blooms in spring, 3-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide, partial sun

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Blue, medium to small, white blooms, red fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Tall green spears with purple bracts grow medium to large in size. Fast growth rate. Needs 2 seasons in the ground until a good crop can be yielded

Plant time: Early to mid spring
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)

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White blooms mid spring producing a flavourful fruit early to mid summer, 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Dark red fruit, white fragrant blooms, large sweet fruit, self pollinating variety, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 8 ft tall x 7 ft wide, full sun.

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Medium sized, firm, sweet berries grow on sturdy canes from early-mid growing season. Their firmness makes it a good choice for pies, jams and freezing. 6′ tall x 4′ spread. Full Sun.

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Bright red, white pink blooms, dark green leaves, mahogany in winter, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens mid summer to mid fall, 0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade, evergreen, acidic.

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(VINE) Produces an abundant crop of grape-sized kiwis with smooth, firm skin and soft juicy flesh. MALE VARIETY (POLLINATOR) *One male plant can pollinate up to 8 females*

Blooms mid-spring
15-20 ft tall x 10-12 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Needs staking
Drought tolerant

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Bright red, medium size, excellent flavour, contains powerful antioxidants known for great health benefits, including cancer prevention, fruit blooms early to mid summer, 6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun.

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Blue black, large size, sweet flavour, fast growth rate, blooms early summer, fruit ripens mid to late summer, 4-5 ft tall x 5-7 ft wide, full sun.

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Coral fruit ripens to a black medium to large blueberry, fast growth rate, mid to late season fruit, 4-5 ft tall x 5-6 ft wide, part to full sun, acidic.

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Dark blue, large, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 2.5 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Light blue, medium, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Deep blue, white pink blooms, bright green leaves, orange in fall, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade, deciduous, acidic.

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Light blue, small, white blooms, red-burgundy fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, cold-hardy, 1-1.5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Purple brown fruit with red to violet flesh grows on branches with bright green leaves. The sweet-tasting fruit ripens in early summer on old wood and in late summer on new wood. Moderate growth rate. Columnar habit.

Blooms: seasonal bloomer
4-8 ft tall x 9-12 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)

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Dark blue, very large, white blooms, red orange fall colour, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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This herbaceous perennial features square-shaped stems adorned with dark green and red-veined wide, serrated leaves and topped with purple lobed flowers. The leaves are deeply fragranced, due to their high menthol content, and can be used in cooking, baking, and put fresh in teas and cold drinks. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms late spring
1-3 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover 

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Bright red, large fruit, medium, heavy bearer, cold hardy, 6-8″ high x 1-3 ft wide, Full sun to partial shade

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Pink, medium, pink white blooms, orange red fall colour, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, red brown bark in winter, 4-5 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Almost thornless bushy shrub produces tasty medium-sized pinkish berries. Fruit is ripened in July. Vigorous grower. 5′ tall x 3′ spread. Full Sun. (SELF-POLLINATING)

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Light blue, medium, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Purple stalks make a colourful addition to the vegetable garden and turn green when cooked. They have a sweeter flavour than the green variety. Fast growth rate. Needs 2 seasons in the ground until a good crop can be yielded

Plant time: Early to mid spring
3-4 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)

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Powdery blue medium to large blueberry with raspberry flavour overtones, orange red fall foliage, blooms mid spring, midseason fruit, 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun, acidic.

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Dark red, large size, green yellow blooms, green leaves, yellow fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer, 3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Large (up to 1″), super-sweet, richly red berries ripen late June to mid July. Good for fresh eating, freezing, canning, desserts and jams. 6-8′ tall x 4-6′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade. (SELF-POLLINATING)

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Red fruit, white fragrant blooms, self pollinating variety, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 8 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun.

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Small, bright red blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and sweet, juicy, dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
1 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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Blue, medium to large, white blooms, yellow orange red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Improved version of Boyne. Colourful berries are deliciously sweet and tart and can be a bit softer than other berries. Great for fresh eating, pies and jams. 7′ tall x 4′ spread. Full Sun.

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Light blue, very large, white blooms, orange red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 5-6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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This herbaceous perennial features square-shaped stems adorned with  wide, serrated leaves and topped with flowers of pink or white. The leaves are sweetly fragranced with spearmint, and can be used in cooking, baking, and put fresh in teas and cold drinks. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms late spring
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)

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This herbaceous perennial features square-shaped stems adorned with bright green, wide, serrated leaves and topped with lilac lobed flowers. The leaves have the scent and flavour of strawberry and peppermint, and can be used in cooking, baking, and put fresh in teas and cold drinks. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms late spring
2 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover 

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Clusters of large black sweet grapes, vigorous growth, green foliage, fruits late summer, 20 ft tall x 20 ft wide, full sun

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Blue, fruit ripens mid to late summer, 5 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade, deciduous, acidic.

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This deciduous shrub features arching branches bearing bright orange, elongated fruit and green lanceolate leaves. The fruit, once ripe, can be eaten raw or dried, and has a sweet, mildly licorice flavour. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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Two crops of medium to large powder blue berries, white bell shaped flowers, 5-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide, part shade to full sun, deciduous.

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Large bunches of small sweet green grapes, vigorous growing deciduous vine, 20 ft tall x 20 ft wide, full sun

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Light blue, large, white blooms, red fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens early to mid summer, 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Black, huge size, firm fruit, fast growth rate, blooms early summer, fruit ripens mid to late summer, 4-5 ft tall x 5-7 ft wide, full sun.

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Small, bright magenta pink blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and sweet, juicy, dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
1 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
4-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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Bright red fruit, large white fragrant blooms, sour fruit, self pollinating variety, blooms mid spring, fruit ripens late summer, 8 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun.

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Red green stalks, tart flavour, moderate growth rate, leaves not edible, blooms mid spring to early summer, 2-3 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun.

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Small white blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and small pink/white-fleshed, red seeded berries hang down in pendulous bunches. The fruit tastes like a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
0.50 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts bees and birds
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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Dark red, very large size, firm fruit, rich, slightly tart flavour, fruit ripens early summer, 6 ft tall x 5 ft wide, full sun, deciduous.

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The perfect plant to grow when looking for cover- this fast-growing vine is well-suited for use as screening, whether on an arbor, trellis, post, or fence. The dark green, deeply lobed foliage and large, fragrant, conical flowers provide a pleasant aroma and backyard interest, and is used in beer-making. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late summer
15-20 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Drought tolerant
Disease resistant
Attracts butterflies

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(Northsky, Patriot, & Bluegold) Light blue, medium, white blooms, red fall foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, fruit ripens mid summer, 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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