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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