Find Summer Shade in Edmonton and Area with Our Great Range of Leaf Trees

At Four Seasons Nursery we stock an incredible range of trees. Whether you’re looking for hardy trees for year-round cover or trees to beautify your Edmonton property or create shade during the warmer months, we can help. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Four Seasons Nursery! But don’t worry; our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the trees that are best suited to your needs. Call Four Seasons Nursery in Barrhead today to book an appointment! Look below to see our selection of deciduous trees.


Homeowners love growing Poplar trees (Populus spp.) because these American natives shoot up fast, bringing shade and beauty into backyards. There are some 35 species of Poplar and, since they cross-pollinate, an infinite number of hybrids. They're great for windbreaks.


Aspen is a nice columnar tree with a dense canopy. It provides excellent wind break or screen for privacy. The leaves are green and have somewhat wavy edges. It tends to branch near to the ground, and is a bestseller.


Elm is a beautiful vase-shaped tree that is often seen along streets and boulevards in urban settings. Elm is an excellent shade tree.

Ohio Buckeye:

The Ohio Buckeye is a neatly rounded tree with low, sweeping branches and dense foliage that provides deep shade. It is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring. Its name comes from the 'buckeyes,' a small, dark brown nut with a light patch resembling the eye of a deer, which grows inside a rounded prickly fruit capsule. >>View Photo


Linden trees, sometimes called Basswood or Lime Tree, are an excellent choice for the urban landscape. They are especially hardy, tolerant of alkaline soils, visited by few destructive insects and exhibit a natural, pyramidal shape that requires little pruning. Lindens are slow growers and will take many years to provide shade. They produce small, round, persistent fruits that are attached to leaf-like appendages. These trees have attractive, golden yellow fall colour.

Amur Cherry:

Manchurian Cherry, Amur Cherry or Amur Chokecherry is a graceful ornamental flowering cherry tree that typically grows 20' to 30’ (less frequently to 45’) tall with a dense, broad-rounded crown. It is native to Manchuria, Siberia and Korea. It is perhaps most noted for its attractive, exfoliating golden brown to russet bark. It has fragrant white flowers. >>View Photo


Of the 125 species found worldwide, over two-thirds grow in China; 10 are native to Canada. Maples grow in various soils and at varying altitudes but prefer deep, moist, fertile soils. The tree may be large, medium-sized or small, depending on the species. The leaves are opposite, usually simple and lobed. The paired, winged fruits are a food source for birds and small mammals; deer and moose eat young twigs and leaves.


Bur Oak is native to North America, its range extending from the Maritimes to the Canadian Prairies, south through the Midwestern states to Texas. It is the most common, widespread Oak species in Canada. It is adapted to a variety of habitats ranging from dry prairie to moist bottomlands. The thick bark allows Bur Oaks to survive the natural fires that sustain prairie ecosystems while its deep and wide-spreading roots allow it to access moisture in dry environments and thus survive droughts. >>View Photo


Crabapples are a group of small flowering trees used for conservation and landscape plantings. They are valued for their foliage, fruit, flowers, wildlife benefits, and variations in form and size. Many varieties of conservation Crabapples are hybrids of this species. Flowers and fruit are of particular interest. Siberian Crabapple is the hardiest species of the Malus genus and produces white flowers.

Mountain Ash:

The Mountain Ash is actually not an Ash but a member of the rose family. Sorbus aucuparia is a European native and the most widely planted of a large group of similar shrubs and trees. The native Mountain Ashes are just as beautiful, but most species tend to be shrubby in nature. The European Mountain Ash has a more distinctly tree-like form. Mountain Ash is a good small tree for home landscapes and is especially appreciated for its long-lasting berries.


Ash is planted as a street tree, shelterbelt, background, landscape specimen, and shade tree. Green Ash is the fastest growing of the ashes, attaining heights of 50 to 70 feet. It has been used extensively as a shade tree because of its adaptability and relatively fast growth rate.


Willow is a fast-growing, relatively short-lived tree that prefers moist soils. It is excellent for shelterbelts.


Birch trees are a landscaper's prized specimen. In addition to possessing a number of attractive qualities including bark, graceful branches, manageable height and gorgeous fall foliage, Birch trees are fairly easy maintain.

Schubert Chokecherry:

Schubert Chokecherry, with its vivid purple foliage and pyramidal form, makes a fine focal point. Light pink flowers are followed by abundant, dark red-purple fruit that birds love. It is a tough, hardy tree.


Hawthorn (Crataegus), an attractive deciduous tree that belongs to the rose family, consists of hundreds of varieties. Although most grow to mature heights of 15 to 30 feet, some varieties are suitable for shrubs while others reach heights of 45 feet. Hawthorn is distinguished by its sharp, woody thorns and serrated leaves. In spring, the tree is covered with clusters of flowers in shades of white or pink, depending on the variety. Small, yellow or red apple-like fruit, often called thorn apples or haws, ripen in autumn. The gray or reddish-brown bark of the Hawthorn tree provides texture to the garden, and some varieties turn a vibrate shade of orange-bronze in autumn.

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