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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis
2' to 4' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Bright red flowers, favorite among hummingbirds. Grows well in wet soil.

Fringe Tree

Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus
12' to 20' high and 12' to 20' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Creamy white flowers that look like fringe. Very showy and fragrant.

White Dogwood Tree

White Dogwood Tree
Cornus florida
15' to 30' high and 15' to 30' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Showy white flower bracts in spring. Red fruits in fall are bird favorites.

Possumhaw Viburnum
Possumhaw Viburnum
Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'
5' to 7' high and 5' to 7' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Aromatic white flowers in flat clusters. Dark berries follow in fall. Must have more than one plant.

Cranberry Viburnum

Cranberry Viburnum
Viburnum trilobum
8' to 12' high and 8' to 12' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Showy white flower clusters followed by red edible berries.

Turtleheads

Turtleheads Turtlehead flower
Chelone obliqua
2' to 3' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Upright plant with lots of pink blooms that look like a turtle with its head sticking out. Likes wet areas, even bogs.

Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum

Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum
Viburnum rufidulum
10' to 20' high and 10' to 20' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Clusters of small white flowers followed by dark blue fruits.

Henry's Garnet Sweetspire

Henry's Garnet Sweetspire
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
3' to 4' high and 4' to 6' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Long, slender white flowers on arching branches. Dark burgundy colors in fall.

Red Chokeberry

Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
6' to 8' high and 3' to 4' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Clusters of white to pink flowers. Lots of red berries and red foliage in fall.

Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
2' to 4' high and 1' to 2' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Light purple petals with dark spiny center. Butterfly magnet. Leave flowers go to seed for finches.

Spiderwort

Spiderwort
Tradescantia virginiana
18" to 24" high and 1' to 3' wide.
Full sun/part shade
Purple 3 petaled flowers with grass-like foliage.

Native plants are defined in different ways. Some define them as plants you would find growing in a field or woods years ago before all the imported plants were introduced into landscapes. Some think plants that were growing in North America are the natives while others only consider local plants as native. Now days there are varieties that have been developed using plants found in North America and "improved" upon. Some have more flowers or more available colors. Size and fullness have been improved in others. There are now natives for the landscape, not just woods or field.

We grow and sell several native plants, shrubs and trees. The varieties that we sell include some of the "improved" and changed types. While most of these won't be found growing locally, they are hardy to our growing zone. Native flowers and plants attract and support local insects and wildlife better than some imports. Just because a shrub or tree gets berries or fruit, doesn't mean the birds or animals will eat them. Native fruits are usually eaten quickly. From currants and dogwood trees to grasses, viburnums, cardinal flowers and more, take a look and see what natives can do for your landscape.


Quantities on some of these Native Plants are very limited.
If you are looking for a particular variety,
ask us, because we may have it even if it is not in the sale.

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