1-250-758-0944  info@greenthumbgardencentre.com  6261 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Bare Root Fruit Trees have arrived.

We now have the main shipment of our bare root and potted fruit trees in. Don’t let this winter weather keep you from picking out plants for your yard. If the ground isn’t frozen most plant do well being planted this time of year. Also remember that the earlier you get your plants into the ground the more time they have to get roots into the ground before the hot dry weather of summer arrives.

Christmas Trees are here

Our gorgeous fresh cut and living Christmas Trees have arrived!

Vancouver Island grown fresh cut varieties include:


Douglas Fir

White Pine


starting at $39.95 Read More

Help Plant More Trees With The City of Nanaimo

This year we are proud to be partnering with the city of Nanaimo in a program to get more canopy and fruit trees into our beautiful city.  You are able to find out more information regarding certain aspects of the program including how to purchase the vouchers via the city of Nanaimo website on this program.  To clarify a few things from our end as the supplier of the plants you can find a sample of tree options in the list below.  This list is always changing so please contact or stop by the garden centre if you have any questions.  Also please note that we will be allowing people to purchase larger more expensive trees and these vouchers can be used towards the total purchase price. 
For example: You want to purchase a larger more mature tree that has a price of $169.95 + tax = $190.35 .  With using this voucher you will now only have to pay 115.35 for the tree.  However  for any tree with a price lower than $67 before tax you will not have to pay anything on top of the voucher. 
This is a general list of most of the different trees that we have available throughout the year.  Not all these items may be available at a given time and some may become sold out or more varieties may become available.  Also note that while some of these trees will be available in certain sizes for under $75.00 with taxes included, many will not be available in a size that matches that price point.  Customers are permitted to purchase plants in excess of the voucher value however they will be required to pay the remaining cost at the time of purchase. 
Almost all of the fruit trees and additional options are in the $75 or less price range.
We will be getting a small selection of bare root fruit trees in this fall, the timing will be dependent on the weather.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email (info@greenthumbgardencentre.com) or call us at 250-758-0944.  As this is a new program please bear with us through any glitches.  We have worked with the city to offer the largest range of options on sizing and varieties that we can.  This list encompasses everything from fruit trees to native plants to evergreens and large shade trees.  We appreciate feedback regarding selection and options.

Scientific Name

Common Name



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Acer circinatum

Vine Maple

Acer davidii

David’s Maple

Acer freemanii Scarlet Sentinel


Acer griseum Standard

Paperbark Maple

Acer japonicum Aconitifolium

Fern Leaf Maple

Acer macrophyllum

Big Leaf Maple (Native Plant)

Acer palmatum Seedling

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum

Red Leaf Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Beni Otake

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Beni Shichihenge

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Bloodgood

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Crippsii

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum diss Seiryu

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Emperor One

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Japanese Sunrise

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Katsura

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Linearilobum

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Nuresagi

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Osakazuki

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Red Emperor

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Red Wood

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Sango Kaku

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Scolopendrifolium

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Shidava Gold

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Shishigashira

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Suminigashi

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Trompenburg

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Ueno Yama

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Ukigumo

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer palmatum Ukon Specimen

Japanese Maple Variety

Acer pennsylvanicum

Snake Bark Maple

Acer platanoides Columnare

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Conquest

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Crimson King

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Deborah

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Drummondii

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Easy Street

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Globosum

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Princeton Gold

Norway Maple Variety

Acer platanoides Royal Red

Norway Maple Variety

Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum


Acer pseudoplatanus Eskimo Sunset


Acer rubrum Armstrong

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum Autumn Blaze

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum Autumn Flame

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum Bowhall

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum Karpick

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum October Glory

Red Maple Variety

Acer rubrum Red Sunset

Red Maple Variety

Acer saccharum Majesty

Sugar Maple Variety

Acer shirasawanum (green)


Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon


Acer truncatum X plat. Pacific Sunset


Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze


Aesculus carnea Briottii

Pink Flowering Chestnut

Albizzia julibrissin Rosea

Mimosa Tree

Albizzia julibrissin Summer Chocolate

Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree

Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance

Service Berry

Asimina triloba


Betula jacquemontii

Paperbark Birch

Betula nigra Cully

River Birch

Betula pendula

Weeping Birch

Betula populifolia Whitespire




Carpinus betulus Fastigiata


Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine


Carpinus Caroliniana


Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum Rotfuchs

Katsura Tree

Cercis canadensis


Cercis canadensis Appalachian Red


Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy


Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun


Cercis texensis Merlot


Chionanthus retusus

Chinese Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe Tree



Cornus Eddie’s White Wonder

Eddie’s White Wonder Dog Wood

Cornus florida Cherokee Chief

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida Rubra

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa

Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa Chinensis

Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa chinensis National

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa chinensis Samaritan Sanzam

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa Heart Throb

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa Milky Way

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa Radiant Rose

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa Satomi

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa Wolf Eyes

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa x nuttallii Venus

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus rutgan Stellar Pink

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus wilsoniana

Wilson’s Dogwood or Ghost Dogwood

Cornus x Celestial

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus x Celestial Shadow

Flowering Dogwood

Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit

Golden Smoke Bush

Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple

Purple Smoke Bush

Daphniphyllum macropodum


Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree

Decaisnea fargesii


Euptelea pleiosperma


Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Asplenifolia

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Gold

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Purple

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Pendula

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Purple Fountain

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Red Obelisk

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica Tricolor

European Beech

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin Tree

Fraxinus Raywood


Ginkgo biloba Saratoga Character


Ginkgo biloba Shangri-la Character


Gleditsia Sunburst

Honey Locust

X Gordlinia grandiflora

Mountain gordlinia

Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Halesia tetraptera

Carolina Silverbell

Huodendron tibeticum

Evergreen Styrax

Juglans Nigra

Black Walnut

Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon


Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

Magnolia Daybreak


Magnolia Elizabeth


Magnolia Galaxy


Magnolia grandiflora

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora D.D. Blanchard

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora Edith Bogue

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora Victoria

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia Leonard Messell


Magnolia loebneri Merrill


Magnolia macrophylla

Bigleaf Magnolia or Large-leaved Cucumber Tree

Magnolia seiboldii

Oyama magnolia or Siebold’s Magnoia

Magnolia soulangiana

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia soulangiana Lennei

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia soulangiana San Jose Tree Form

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana Jim Wilson

Sweet Bay Magnolia

Magnolia Wada’s Memory


Malus Molten Lava

Flowering Crabapple

Malus Red Jewel

Flowering Crabapple

Manglietia chingii

Lotus Tree

Manglietia insignis

Red Lotus Tree

Michelia platypetala

Broadpetal Lily Tree

Nyssa sylvatica Green Gable

Tupelp or Black Tupelo or Blackgum

Nyssa sylvatica Wildfire

Tupelp or Black Tupelo or Blackgum

Parrotia persica

Persian Ironwood

Parrotia persica Vanessa

Persian Ironwood

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache

Platanus acerifolia

London Plane Tree

Populus tremuloides

Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides Erecta

Trembling Aspen

Prunus cerasifera Crimson Pointe

Columnar Purple Leafed Plum

Prunus pissardi Nigra

Purple Leafed Plum

Prunus serrulata Kwanzan Top Graft

Japanese flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata Shirotae Top Graft

Japanese flowering Cherry

Prunus Shirofugen Top Graft

Japanese flowering Cherry

Prunus yedoensis Akebono

Yoshino Cherry

Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum

Sycamore Brilliantissimum

Paulonia tomentosa

Empress Tree

Pterostyrax hispida

Fragrant Epaulette Tree

Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer

Ornamental Pear

Pyrus calleryana Redspire

Ornamental Pear

Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak

Quercus garryana

Garry Oak

Quercus palustris

Pin Oak

Quercus robur Character

English Oak

Quercus robur Fastigiata

English Oak

Quercus robur Regal Prince

English Oak

Quercus rubra

Red Oak

Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia

Golden Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe

Purple Flowering Black Locust

Salix babylonica

Weeping Willow

Sorbus Cardinal Royal

Mountain Ash

Sorbus edulis

Mountain Ash

Sorbus Joseph Rock

Mountain Ash

Sorbus Red Cascade

Mountain Ash

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia monadelpha

Orangebark Stewartia

Styrax japonicus

Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus Snowcone

Japanese Snowbell

Syringa reticulata Ivory Silk

Japanese Tree Lilac

Tilia americana Fastigiata

American Linden

Tilia cordata Greenspire

Little Leaf Linden

Zelkova Green Vase

Japanese Zelkova







Abies amabilis

Pacific Silver Fir

Abies fraseri

Fraser Fir

Abies nordmaniana

Nordmann Fir

Cedrus atlantica (Seedling)

Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica glauca


Cedrus atlantica glauca Fastigiata


Cedrus brevifolia

Cyprus Cedar

Cedrus deodara

Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara Albo Spica


Cedrus deodara Aurea


Cedrus deodara Bush’s Electra


Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Jubilee

Weeping Nootka Cyprus

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Pendula

Weeping Nootka Cyprus

Chamaecyparis obtusa Well’s Special

Hinoki Cyprus

Chamaecyparis pisifera Cyano Viridis

Sawara Cyprus

Cryptomeria japonica Araucarioides

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica Cristata

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica Rasan

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica Elegans

Japanese Cedar

Picea abies Cupressina

Columnar Norway Spruce

Picea breweriana

Brewer Spruce

Picea likiangensis Purpurea

Purple Lijiang Spruce or Purple Cone Spruce

Picea omorika Bruns

Bruns Serbian Spruce

Picea orientalis Aurea

Golden Oriental Spruce

Picea pungens Fastigiata Green

Columnar Green Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Baby Blue Eyes

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Backerii

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Fat Albert

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Foxtail

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Hoopsi

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca Iseli Fastigiata

Blue Spruce

Picea Sitchensis

Sitka Spruce

Pinus contorta

Shore Pine or Lodgepole Pine

Pinus densiflora Tanyosho

Japanese Red Pine

Pinus flexilis Vanderwolf’s Pyramid

Limber Pine

Pinus nigra

Austrian Pine or Black Pine

Pinus nigra Fastigiata

Austrian Pine or Black Pine

Pinus nigra Green Select

Austrian Pine or Black Pine

Pinus parviflora Brevifolia

Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora glauca

Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora glauca Templehof

Japanese White Pine

Pinus strobus Fastigiata

White Pine

Pinus sylvestris Watererii

Scots Pine

Pinus uncinata

Mountain Pine

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Fir

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Giant Sequoia

Thuja plicata Aurea

Yellow Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata Excelsa

Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata Excelsa Robusta

Western Red Cedar

Tsuga mertensiana

Mountain Hemlock







Amelanchier alnifolia

Service Berry

Araucaria araucana

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Arbutus menziesii

Pacific Madrone or Arbutus

Arbutus unedo Compacta

Strawberry Tree

Cotinus x Grace

Grace Smoke Tree

Cupressus macro. Goldcrest

Golden Leyland Cyprus

Laurus nobilis

Bay Laurel

Magnolia grandiflora Kay Parris

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora Saint Mary

Evergreen Magnolia

Magnolia sieboldii Colossus Seedling


Magnolia Susan


Prunus laurocerasus English Tall

English Laurel

Prunus lusitanica

Portugal Laurel

Prunus lusitanica Lolita

Portugal Laurel

Prunus virginiana


Sciadopitys verticillata

Japanese Umbrella Pine

Lagerstroemia Rhapsody

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia Dynamite

Crape Myrtle

Taxodium distuchum

Bald Cyprus

Tomatoes & Peppers Are Now Here!

We now have a large selection of tomatoes and peppers to go with our small fruits, fruit trees and herbs.  Below is a general list of what we have available now.  Please remember that these must be protected from frost.   We will have more options available as spring goes on and if we are sold out we will be restocking at least once a week where availability permits.

Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Early (6 varieties)
  • Slicing (5 varieties)
  • Cherry ( 9 varieties)
  • Beefsteak (7 varieties)
  • Paste (4 varieties)

Heirloom Peppers

  • Sweet (6 varieties)
  • Hot (3 varieties)


  • Slicing (7 varieties)
  • Cherry (7 varieties)
  • Beefsteak (4 varieties)
  • Paste (La Roma)


  • Sweets (9 varieties)
  • Hot (6 varieties)

A List of Some of The Many Edibles We Now Have Available

This is a small list of what has just arrived and some of what will be arriving soon. There will be a larger selection of Tomatoes as the season progresses.  In addition to this list we also have a large selection of fruit trees, small fruits, herbs and exotic items available.  Due to demand not all varieties may still be available.

Bare- root Strawberries (Packages of 10 roots)
We also have a smaller selection of varieties as singles in 10cm pots.
  • Albion Everbearing
  • Eversweet Everbearing
  • Fort Laramie Everbearing
  • Hecker Everbearing
  • Quinault Everbearing
  • Seascape Everbearing
  • Tri Star Everbearing
  • All Star Summer Bearing
  • Hoeoye Summer Bearing
  • Kent Summer Bearing
  • Totem Summer Bearing
Bare-root Raspberries (Individual Plants)
  • Everbearing
  • Autumn Bliss
  • Double Delight
  • Fall Gold
  • Heritage
  • Nova
  • Red River


  • Summer Bearing
  • AAC Eden
  • Boyne Summer
  • Kilarney Summer
  • Latham Summer
  • Black Summer
  • Black
  • Red
  • White
  • Pink Champagne
  • Chieftain Red Potatoes
  • Norland Red Potatoes
  • Red Viking Red Potatoes
  • Red Pontiac Potatoes
  • Sangre Red Potatoes
  • Pacific Russet Potatoes
  • Russet Burbank Potatoes
  • Jennifer White Potatoes
  • Kennebec White Potatoes
  • Warba White Potatoes
  • Bintje White Potatoes
  • Satina Yellow Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold Yellow Potatoes
  • Nicola Gourmet Potatoes (LOW GI Potatoes)
  • Colomba Gourmet Organic Potatoes
  • Gold Rush Organic Potatoes
  • Carolina Organic Potatoes
  • German Butterball Gourmet Potatoes
  • Marilyne Gourmet Potatoes
  • French Fingerling Potatoes
  • Cecile Gourmet Potatoes
  • Alta Blush Potatoes
  • Sieglinde Gourmet Potatoes
Onions, Shallots and Leeks
  • Red Onion Sets
  • Spanish Onion Sets
  • White Onion Sets
  • Yellow Onion Sets
  • Multiplier Onion Sets
  • French Gourmet Shallots
  • Walla Walla onion starters
  • Red Zepplin Starters
  • Green Banner Bunching Starters
  • Ambition Shallot starters
  • Large American Flag Leek  Starters
Tomatoes (Arriving Monday March 20,2017)
The following must be grown in a warm location until late May.
  • Slicing
  • Early Cascade
  • Early Girl
  • Fantastic
  • Moneymaker


  • Beesteak
  • Beefmaster
  • Beefsteak
  • Big Beef


  • Cherry
  • Husky Cheer Red
  • Jolly Elf
  • Sungold
  • Sweet 100
  • Sweet one Million
  • Tumbler – for baskets


  • Paste Tomatoes
  • La Roma