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Plugs1_397x300St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre herbaceous seedling plugs are ideal for mass planting for gardening, landscaping, and restoration projects.  Our herbaceous plugs include a wide selection of wildflowers, grasses, and sedges native to Ontario.  Our plugs are produced and sold in convenient 72 plug trays.

Benefits of using plugs

  • Fast rooting and quick establishment
  • Suitable for planting in containers or landscape
  • Easy handling
  • Cost-effective

72 plug trays are ideal for anyone who is looking for larger quantities, and come ready to transplant quickly.

Dense Blazing StarSt. Williams Nursery has the capacity to grow up to 300 different species. Many of our species are available anytime with the exception of some, which will need to be ordered well ahead of the growing season. Please note that herbaceous plug orders for plants not currently in stock require a minimum of 6-8 weeks lead time.

St. Williams Nursery carries a wide variety of species for any habitat or purpose.  Check out these suggestions for a variety of planting needs:

Pollinator Species (Native plants provide nectar and act as important host plants).

Establish a Prairie Landscape

Restore a Wetland Area

  • Sedges (various carex spp.)
  • Rushes & Bulrushes (various Juncus, Scirpus and Schoenoplectus spp.)
  • Wild Blue Flag Irises (Iris versicolor and virginiana)

Construct a Green Roof

The above species are just a small sample of all that are available.  To find out more or to request a quote, please call 1 866 640 8733 or email sales@stwilliamsnursery.com

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FAST FACTS:Pin Cherry

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Height: 25-40 feet; 7.5-12 metres

Spread: 18-25 feet; 5.5-7.5 metres

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to moist

Pin cherry is a small to medium sized tree, sometimes forming sparse thickets. With airy foliage and a loosely spreading canopy, this is the most attractive native cherry for urban landscaping. It is also drought tolerant and fast growing.

Pin CherryDistinguishing pin cherry from other native cherries, is fairly straightforward. It’s bark is unique, being rusty brown, with silver striations. It’s fruit are also unique; they are bright red, translucent drupes, and are held in small bunches along the uppermost branches. It’s closest relatives, choke cherries and black cherries, have dark, opaque berries arranged in dangling chains.  The bark of choke cherry is smooth and grey; the bark of black cherry is grey and peeling, said to resemble burnt corn flakes.

Landscaping with native plants is a great way to support wildlife.

Native cherry species serve double duty. They are covered in flowers in late spring, providing food for foraging pollinators. Then, in mid-summer, the pollinated flowers develop into  plump cherries, providing food for foraging songbirds and other small animals.

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