By: Peel's Nurseries  09-12-2011

Most habitats have a shrub component. These plants often reflect the specific nature of that habitat - its water, nutrient and light conditions. Native shrubs provide habitat for wildlife, hold soil in place on slopes, prevent erosion and filter out pollution that could contaminate water. In addition to our plug and container stock, we supply willow stakes for various bioengineering elements such as willow fences (see Willow wattle section[link]))

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Emergent / Aquatics

Some of the considerations for selection of emergent or aquatic plants include seasonal depth of water, salinity, filtration characteristics, habitat requirements and flushing rates. Emergent or aquatics include those species whose seeds germinate in water or in the bottom soil of bodies of water, usually with submersed or floating leaf types. Scirpus acutus (Hard Stem Bulrush.



Ferns are very resilient vascular plants that are like lichens and bryophytes in that they need consistent moisture for spore reproduction. There are evergreen and deciduous varieties of these perennials which are common in moist ecologies. Peel's Nurseries provides custom growing options.



Valuable family for habitat re-vegetation use and greenroof technology. Carex macrocephala (Large Headed Sedge. Glyceria grandis (Reed manna grass.


Deciduous Trees

In addition to our container material, we supply larger sized deciduous trees in bags as well as B&B calliper trees – please call for a quote. Their contribution to soil development, climate modification, habitat and human enjoyment is significant. Deciduous trees are important to urban areas as well as native habits.


Coniferous Trees

They stabilize soil, oxygenate the air and moderate the environment for man, plants and animals. We stock the main species in a variety of sizes.