Found in most of Ontario, the eastern white pine can grow to be quite large. Here we see it in the dwarf variety where it remains at a much smaller size. Dwarf White Pine is a very attractive shrub-like form of the native white pine tree. It grows slowly into an irregular mounded shape, reaching anything between 4 and 7 feet tall in time, and spreading 6 to 10 feet across.
There are many dwarf evergreens well suited to small spaces or gardens, in shrub or dwarf tree forms. Spruce is a very good example of exceptional small foundation plants. Their naturally compact form means little, if any, pruning is necessary to maintain their small stature and they deliver colour and texture year-round. Although we have included only one example, there are others available.
Nothing is more useful in a garden than an easy-care evergreen. These versatile trees are available in a variety of sizes from low-growing groundcovers to mid-size shrubs or elegant trees. Yews are long lived evergreens and once established, caring for yews requires very little maintenance. Yews are fine-needled, dark green evergreens that add beauty and grace to nearly any landscape.