Native Tree & Shrub Sale

Add some native beauty to your yard! Plants are already adapted to harsh Midwest weather and provide a rich habitat for local wildlife.

Order: July 1–September 18, 2015
Pickup:
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Three convenient pickup locations:

  • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Sat 9/26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Woodland Mound, Sat 9/26, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sharon Woods, Sat 9/26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


To ensure tree survival, please call if other pickup plans are needed. Great efforts have been taken to supply healthy stock, but due to variations in the soil and care, Great Parks cannot guarantee the survival of plants. Plants will be in 1-gallon or 3-gallon containers.

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Species List

Tree ($25)
Description
Estimated
Mature Height

Approximate
Delivery Size

Red Maple Acer rubrum
fast easy-growing shade tree, red fall color
20–40 ft
3–4 ft
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
source of maple syrup
50–70 ft
3 ft
Allegheny ServiceBerry Amelanchier laevis
scented, white spring flowers with sweet, juicy edible fruit
35 ft
2–3 ft
Pawpaw Asimina triloba
cross pollinate for fruit
40 ft
3–4 ft
Native River Birch Betula nigra
shaggy barked, stream banks, single stem
60–80 ft
2–3 ft
Red Oak Quercus rubra
shaggy bark, produces nut with thick husk
60–80 ft
1–1.5 ft
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
dark berries that attract birds
60 ft
2–3 ft
Eastern Redbud Cercis Canadensis
small pink flowers, heart-shaped leaves
50 ft
3–4 ft
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
showy white flowers, needs water during drought
10–20 ft
1–2 ft
Hazelnut Corylus americana
oval fruit in leathery husk
25 ft
2–2.5 ft
Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana
cross pollinate for orange edible fruit
60 ft
3–4 ft
Red Cedar Juniper virginiana
small evergreen with pale blue fruit
25 ft
2–3 ft
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
drops prickly gum balls, brilliant fall foliage
60–80 ft
3–4 ft
Tulip Poplar Liriodendren tulipifera
cup-shaped yellow flowers, golden fall color
70–100 ft
3–4 ft
Sourgum or Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica
glossy green foliage, greyish bark, scarlet in autumn
40–60 ft
3–4 ft
Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea
tolerates dry conditions, red fall color
60–80 ft
2–3 ft
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa
acorn cups with "fringe" or bur
70–80 ft
2.5–3 ft
Chiquapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii
not shade tolerant, bears sweet palatable acorns
60 ft
2–3 ft
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardi
drought and wind tolerant, orange/red fall color
40–60 ft
3 ft
Shrub ($25)
Description
Est.
Mature Height

Approx.
Delivery Size

Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa
rich autumn foliage, edible fruit
3–6 ft
2 ft
Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata
deciduous with many red berries for winter color
3–15 ft
1–2 ft
Spicebush Lindera benzoin
host plant for b-flies, red fruit attracts birds
15 ft
2 ft
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
white flowers then purple/black fruit clusters
5–12 ft
3–4 ft
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago
shade tolerant, slow-growing, deep red fall color
28 ft
2–3 ft
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