When it comes to picking the right tree, the options can seem endless. It's important to consider the location you are planting in - trees will thrive in certain areas and do poorly in other areas depending on the species. You should also consider the functionality you would like to get out of your tree: privacy, shade, beautification - you get the gist. 

The Shuswap is a great place to grow a strong & healthy tree. Here are our top 5 picks for the best trees to plant in Salmon Arm BC: 

#1 Autumn Blaze Maple

An upright broadly oval tree with brilliant scarlet-red fall colour.

  • Extremely tolerant in poor soil
  • Drought tolerant
  • Hardy

the best maple tree to plant in salmon arm bc: autumn blaze maple

#2 Sienna Glen Maple 

The perfect Maple Tree to plant in Salmon Arm BC. This tree features a strong central leader with smaller, delicate leaves.
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Tough & hardy

Sienna Glen Maple grown at Purple Springs Nursery in Armstrong BC


#3 Honeycrisp Apple Tree

A slow growing tree with green foliage that often shows yellow leaf margins during the heat of summer on new growth. Fruit ripens somewhat unevenly mid-late September. 

  • Beautiful feature tree
  • Flower & fruit

The best ornamental tree to plant in salmon arm bc: honeycrisp apple tree

#4 Moraine Sweetgum

A tall shade tree with a strong central leader. This deer-resistant tree has a spiny fruit that may require the occasional clean-up.

  • Shade tree
  • Spiny fruit
  • Brilliant fall colour
  • Deer resistant

#5 Dakota Pinnacle Birch

This very cold, hardy birch adapts well to tough climates. A stiffly upright, narrowly pyramidal form. Dark green foliage turns a bright yellow in fall. White papery bark slightly exfoliates as it matures. Bronze birch borer resistant.

  • Great privacy tree
  • Adapts well to tough climates
  • Yellow leaf
  • Pest resistant

Dakota Pinnacle Birch grown in Armstrong BC

All of our trees will perform well in the Salmon Arm area - they're grown right next door in Armstrong BC after all. But if you're stuck and don't know where to start, we hope this list helps! 

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