Shrubs, Garden Kits and Pawpaws

©2016 Brenna Anstett / LEAF

Increase Biodiversity in your Yard

Available to residents of Toronto, Oakville, Ajax and York Region

We make it easy to plant native shrubs, garden kits and pawpaw trees around your home or school to improve biodiversity, brighten up your space and/or create important habitat for birds and pollinators. Edible species provide a local food source in an urban environment, offering a great opportunity to discuss food security and share with your community. Harvest the urban forest, support native wildlife, and get the most out of your backyard! 

Shrubs, garden kits, and pawpaws can be ordered without a consultation - just choose your plants and give us a call to order!

Native Shrubs

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Ordering Native Shrubs

Enhance biodiversity, brighten up your yard or create important food and habitat for wildlife and pollinators by planting native shrubs through LEAF. Each of our shrubs are $30 each and eastern white cedars for $50 each. These prices include mulch and delivery for orders of four or more shrubs/cedars (for fewer than four shrubs/cedars, a delivery fee of $25 per order applies). We do offer planting services for shrubs/cedars at an additional cost, however, we will not plant any shrubs/cedars without a consultation. 

Please note that shrubs are one to two feet in height at time of delivery, while eastern white cedars are two to four feet.

If you are ordering only shrubs or cedars for delivery, no site consultation is required. Just follow these four easy steps:

  1. View our comprehensive list with photos of all of the shrubs we are offering this year.  Please note that prices are subject to HST (13%). 
  2. Contact us to reserve your shrubs or cedars.
  3. Pay for your order by cheque, Visa or Mastercard.  We will send you a receipt once you place your order.
  4. Spring deliveries begin in April and continue through June. Fall deliveries begin in September and continue through November. Your shrub/cedar delivery may be scheduled at any time within these three-month periods and will include mulch and a planting and care guide.

 

Please note

We will notify you two days prior to your delivery date but unfortunately cannot provide you with a specific time of day. In order to maintain the most efficient delivery routes, we are unable to accommodate any scheduling requests. You do not need to be home on the day of delivery, as long as we have access to your backyard. This means that any gates must be left unlocked all day.

    © 2016 Brenna Anstett / LEAF

    Bundle Your Shrubs to Beautify your Yard!

    We are now offering shrub bundles, designed to help you beautify your yard! A bundle of four native shrubs, delivered to your door with mulch, a planting and care guide and a specialized fact sheet will cost you only $100 + HST- that's like buying four shrubs for the price of three! 

    Choose from our themed bundles below:

    Edible Bundles are designed to help you create your own edible urban garden. This bundle allows you to select your favourite shrubs based on taste, bloom time, fruit type, flower and fall colour, mature size or hardiness! Select any four of the following: American hazelnut, black chokeberry, common elderberry, highbush cranberry, lowbush blueberry, nannyberry, northern wild raisin, pasture rose, purple flowering raspberry and serviceberry.

    The rest of our bundles contain pre-determined species. As species sell out, substitutions may be made by LEAF.

    Native Bee Bundles are designed to provide habitat and food sources for our native bees. This bundle contains shrubs of varying mature sizes including St. John's wort, snowberry, common ninebark and grey dogwood.

    Songbird Bundles are designed to provide food and shelter for songbirds throughout the year. This bundle contains shrubs of varying mature sizes including lowbush blueberry, red osier dogwood, common elderberry, and serviceberry.

    Small Yard Bundles are designed for smaller spaces while still adding beauty and biodiversity to your yard. This bundle includes lowbush blueberry, St. John's wort, and meadowsweet and snowberry.

    Privacy Bundles are designed to help you attain privacy while still adding biodiversity to your yard. This bundle contains tall and dense growing shrubs including red osier dogwood, black chokeberry, bayberry and common ninebark.

    Native Garden Kits

    © 2016 Brenna Anstett / LEAF

    Ordering Native Garden Kits

    Naturalize your yard with LEAF's Native Garden Kits. Our kits come in small ($145) and large ($265) sizes and include an assortment of perennials and shrubs that offer a simple way to beautify your outdoor space - and help the environment at the same time! 

    Native Garden Kits are available for spring delivery only. Contact us today to place an order as quantities are limited! All kits include garden design options, tips to help your garden succeed, mulch and delivery.

    Our Garden Kits are sold out for 2018.  Sign up for our Early Bird Notification List and be the first to know when Garden Kits are available to order for spring 2019 delivery!

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    *Please note plant species offered in the kits may change seasonally. Consult this page in early spring for any updated information.

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    © 2016 David Slaughter / LEAF

    Support Native Butterflies!

    Our butterfly kits will help you to attract a variety of native butterfly species to your yard, and support them with suitable food sources and shelter.  These garden kits will do best in locations with full sun and well-drained soil, and are available in two different sizes to fit your space. Various garden design options are also offered to help you personalize your yard.

    What's Included

    Large Butterfly Kit (covers approx. 55 square ft)

    • 52 perennials
    • 4 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $265 + HST

     

    Small Butterfly Kit (covers approx. 25 square ft)

    • 22 perennials
    • 2 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $145 + HST

     

    Butterfly Kit Species List

     

    © 2016 David Slaughter / LEAF

    Attract Songbirds to Your Yard!

    Our songbird kits will help you to attract a variety of native songbird species to your yard, providing shelter and food for our feathered friends. These garden kits will do best in locations with full sun and well-drained soil, and are available in two different sizes to fit your space. Various design options are also offered to help you personalize your yard!

    What's Included

    Large Songbird Kit (covers approx. 64 square ft)

    • 51 perennials
    • 4 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $265 + HST

     

    Small Songbird Kit (covers approx. 32 square ft)

    • 22 perennials
    • 2 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $145 + HST

     

    Songbird Species List

    Create A Bee-autiful Yard!

    Our native bee kits will help you to attract a variety of native bees to your yard, providing shelter and food for these important pollinators. Although they don't get as much attention as their showier cousins, they play a crucial role in sustaining our ecosystem! These garden kits will do best in locations with full sun and well-drained soil, and are available in two different sizes to fit your space. Various garden design options are also offered to help you personalize your yard!

    What's Included

    Large Native Bee Kit (covers approx. 55 square ft)

    • 52 perennials
    • 4 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $265 + HST

     

    Small Native Bee Kit (covers approx. 25 square ft)

    • 22 perennials
    • 2 shrubs
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $145 + HST

     

    Native Bee Kit Species List

     

    Liven Up a Shady Spot!

    Looking to brighten up a shady yard? Our shade garden kits will add many colours and textures to your yard with a variety of distinctive and flowering species specially selected to thrive in low-light areas. These kits will do best in locations with full shade and well-drained soil, and are available in two different sizes to fit your space. Various garden design options are also offered to help you personalize your yard!

    What's Included

    Large Shade Kit (covers approx. 55 square ft)

    • 36 perennials
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $265 + HST

     

    Small Shade Kit (covers approx. 25 square ft)

    • 19 perennials
    • Mulch
    • Garden design suggestions
    • Tips to help your garden succeed
    Price: $145 + HST
     
    Shade Kit Species List

    Pawpaws

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    Ordering Pawpaws

    A limited number of pawpaw trees are available for delivery in the spring. This native tree produces a delicious fruit that tastes like a cross between banana and mango and has beautiful purple flowers in the spring. Pawpaws must be planted in pairs for cross-pollination and will do best in locations with partial to full shade and well-drained soil.

     

    Pawpaws can be purchased for $120 + HST per pair (delivery included).

    Trees are 2-3 feet in height at the time of delivery.

    Pawpaw FAQs

     

    Our pawpaws are sold out for 2018.  Sign up for our Early Bird Notification List and be the first to know when pawpaws are available to order for spring 2019 delivery!

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    Every so often we choose a particular species to focus on from our residential planting programs. These are written to explore the unique characteristics more deeply than what is featured on our profile gallery, while offering insight as to why we choose to plant them in backyards across Toronto and York Region. This month we look at the pawpaw – a new addition to our list and a delicious twist on native species.

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      Our Guarantee

      LEAF is committed to growing our urban forest, and by planting with us you agree to join us in that goal – thank you! We guarantee that, as long as proper care instructions are followed, trees/shrubs will produce leaves by the first July 15th after planting. 

      Trees/shrubs planted or delivered in spring (between April 1-June 30): If your tree does not produce leaves by July 15th of that same year, you must contact us by that same date in order to be considered for a replacement. 

      Trees/shrubs planted or delivered in fall (between Sept 1- Nov 30): If your tree does not produce leaves by July 15th of the following year, you must contact us by that same date in order to be considered for a replacement. 

      Please note: LEAF will not consider replacing plants when concerns are received after this deadline, or when proper care, including twice-weekly watering, has not been provided. Animal damage, weather damage or other damage that occurs to your tree after planting is not covered.

      © 2015 Brenna Anstett / LEAF

      Order Your Shrubs, Garden Kits & Pawpaws

      Ready to add some green to your yard? Ordering is easy - just make a note of the species or kits that you would like and give us a call to place your order! 

      Our Garden Kits and Pawpaws are sold out for 2018. Sign up for our Early Bird Notification List and be the first to know when we are ready to take orders for spring 2019 delivery!

      Contact us to order

       

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      Want to learn more about our other programs? 

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