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Native plants and supplies close to Toronto.

Below is a list of suppliers that sell native plants in Ontario or who have sold equipment to me. I should point out that many of these type of niche companies are family run and mistakes are easily made with large purchases. People also go on holiday so there can also be a break in the service. Once you have ordered online, you may get a confirmation. Double check it to make sure that the plants you ordered are correctly entered onto the invoice. It is quite easy to make a mistake with plant identification when they are coming up so you have to check your order again when you receive the plants. These types of companies are usually very happy to correct any mistakes they may have made and I have found the following companies to take great care to ensure the quality of their plants. If they are not sure about the quality, then they will ask you to wait for your order or advise you against buying the plant. Delivery is usually expensive so plan on visiting the nursery to get your plants unless otherwise noted.

 

Native Plant Suppliers  
   
Grow Wild

I have never used this supplier, but they do have a nice selection of native plants and the owner is helpful.

Nith River Plants

I do not know much about this nursery. I have bought their plants through the NANPS annual meeting

Native Plant Nurseries

They seem to cater more to schools but you can order from them by sending an email and pick up their plants in Scarborough. The plants received have always been in good condition and worth the wait.

Native Plants in Claremont

Another nursery quite close to Toronto with a good range of native plants. I do not know the current owners.

North American Native Plant Society Annual Sale

You can buy many of the native plants mentioned on this website through the NANPS.

Wildflower Farm This company now only does mail order for seeds. They have an excellent range of plants and you get prompt service. Please note that some of the plants sold are not native to Ontario.
   
Trees and Shrubs  
   
Not So Hollow Farm I have bought from this supplier through the NANPS and they sell a wide range of native trees and shrubs that are grown in containers. The nursery is located north of Toronto.
Van Den Nest nursery Excellent variety of native shrubs and trees that can be shipped through the mail as bareroots. Bareroots require more care in the first year, but they are an economical way to fill large spaces. If you want to pick up potted plants then the choice is even larger.