The Native Plant Database is retiring on May 31st

15 years ago, Evergreen launched the Native Plant Database as a tool to support our work in urban greenspace stewardship and restoration across Canada. In the years since, our focus as an organization has evolved and unfortunately we are unable to dedicate the necessary resources to maintain the Database in good order. After much deliberation, we have decided that it is necessary to decommission the Native Plant Database, effective May 31st, 2018.

After this date, the Database website will be taken offline. If you have registered an account, your personal information will be deleted from our server, including all saved plant lists. If you would like to save your lists or any plant information, please do so by printing it prior to May 31st.

If possible, it is our hope to transfer the Database to another organization who will continue to expand the work and contributions from Database visitors. If you work for an organization that would be interested in taking on this responsibility, please contact Thomas Hutle at Please note that due to the volume of inquiries we may not be able to respond immediately.

Thank you for your interest, contributions and support of our Native Plant Database.

Native Plant Database

The Native Plant Database is an easy-to-use resource for gardeners across Canada.

Browse for native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, aquatic and vine species by regions across Canada, or search by species name or characteristics. Create your Personal Plant List and get growing!

The Evergreen Native Plant Database:

  • Includes detailed information on native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, aquatic and vine species
  • Covers all of Canada
  • Is being updated and improved on an on-going basis

Whether you want to attract pollinators to your backyard or balcony, or are looking for low-maintenance options for your garden, native plants offer many benefits.

  • Pest and disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Fruit, vegetables and herbs can offer edible or medicinal properties
  • Attract pollinators such as butterflies, birds and bees
  • Support biodiversity and provide shelter, nesting sites or food for wildlife
  • Promote healthy soil
Want to Learn More?

Check out these handy informative resources.

Create a Personal Plant List

Log-in and create your own Personal Plant List as you browse the database. Take this list to your local native plant expert, grower, conservation authority, native plant society or field naturalist club for more detailed information about these species and their appropriateness for your local site conditions.

The Database is Still Growing

The Native Plant Database is continually growing and refined as we receive feedback and information from you, the user, and our native plant reviewers.