2023 Season Plants

Here is a list of plants we have for sale this year at Nursery for the Earth.

Large Trees :

  1. Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  2. Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  3. Downy serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  4. Paper birch(Betula papyrifera)
  5. Yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
  6. American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
  7. White spruce (Picea glauca)
  8. White pine (Pinus strobus)
  9. Black cherry (Prunus serotina)
  10. Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
  11. White elm (Ulmus americana)

Small Trees/ Large Shrubs

  1. Pagoda dogwood (Corylus cornuta)
  2. Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  3. Choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  4. Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
  5. American black elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
  6. American mountain-ash (Sorbus americana)
  7. Wild raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)


  1. Northern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  2. Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata)
  3. American common juniper (Juniperus communis depressa)
  4. Canada fly-honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
  5. White meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  6. Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)
  7. Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)


  1. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  2. Small Pussytoes (Antennaria howellii)
  3. Silverweed (Argentine anserine)
  4. Silver wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana)
  5. Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  6. Broad-leaved enchanter's nightshade (Circaea canadensis)
  7. Prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)
  8. Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
  9. Field Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  10. Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
  11. Northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus )
  12. starflower (Lysimachia borealis)
  13. Canada mint (Mentha canadensis)
  14. American plantain (Plantago rugelii)
  15. Old field cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)
  16. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  17. Strict blue-eyed-grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)
  18. Tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima)
  19. Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
  20. Early goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
  21. Heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
  22. Calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
  23. New England aster (Symphyotrichum novaeangliae)
  24. Northern blue violet (Viola septentrionalis)
  25. Northern white violet (Viola minuscula)


  1. Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  2. New York fern (Amauropelta noveboracensis)
  3. Cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)

Grasses, sedges, and rushes:

  1. Poverty oatgrass (Danthonia spicata)
  2. Longstalk sedge (Carex pedunculata)
  3. Bladder sedge (Carex intumescens)


  1. Thicket creeper (Parthenocissus vitacea)
  2. Riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)
  3. Virginia clematis (Clematis virginiana)

Our mission

Nursery for the Earth is committed to helping you restore biodiversity by providing you with our local native flora. We sell plants that are considered native to within 100 km of our nursery in Bristol, Quebec. We also sell plants that are native to eastern North America and long been naturalized here.

All our plants are grown at our nursery but were originally sourced within this 100 km radius. As our plants are all local wild type and not cultivated varieties, you can be sure you are supporting genetic diversity of the local flora and supporting the wider ecosystems around us.

How to get your plants

Orders can be picked up at arranged times at our farm in Bristol, Quebec, or in Aylmer. We also offer delivery and planting services within the greater Gatineau-Ottawa area. Delivery fees may be waived depending on size of order and distance of delivery.

Unfortunately we currently do not ship by post as our pots are too bulky and heavy, we are looking into shipping potted and bareroot woody plants within Quebec and Ontario for the 2024 season.

Garden consults and Inventories

Not sure which plants are best suited to your situation, or what the names are of the plants you already have? You can contact us by e-mail to request a consultation and/or inventory on site. You will receive a spreadsheet inventory of all species identified on your property and a one page write up on your property with suggestions which can tailored to your gardening or naturalizing priorities.

Prices depend on location and size of property, but start as low as $75 for lots of half an acre or less within Aylmer sector, Gatineau. Consultations also come with a 10% discount on plants.

Note to buyers:

We guarantee that the plants are true to species and healthy at time of purchase. However, since our plants are grown in the field in non monoculture beds, there are likely bonus plants caught in the roots or within the soil as seeds or bulbs. While most of these are likely native plants like Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) be aware that there may be the occasional glossy buckthorn (Frangulana alnus) seed. If you are curious or concerned about any tag-along plant purchased, please e-mail us with a photo at nurseryfortheearth@gmail.com and we will assist as soon as possible.

  • On Site Guided Botanical Nature Hikes

    We offer guided botanical tours in Bristol QC, or can arrange a botanical tour on your property and provide a small report.

    Costs vary depending on details such as distance and length of tour. Contact us for more information.

  • Consultations on Natualization and Gardening in Ottawa-Gatineau

    If you live in the Ottawa-Gatineau area we offer native plant landscaping consultations for as low as $75

    Consultations also come with a 10% discount on plants.

  • 2023 Season

    Nursery for the Earth enters its second season of operation in 2023 and we are planning around 60 species for sale this season with many more to come in 2024. If you are interested in a plant species that we do not have available please let us know