Great Parks of Hamilton County

Native Tree & Shrub Sale

Tree & Shrub Descriptions

Visit The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District website for tree & shrub photos.

Trees – $29DescriptionEstimated Mature HeightSun Needed
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)Fast, easy-growing; shade tree; red fall color40–70 ft.Adaptable
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)Yellow-orange color in fall; intolerant of road salt60–70 ft.Adaptable
Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)Scented white spring flowers; sweet, juicy edible fruit15–30 ft.Adaptable
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)Cross pollinate for fruit15–30 ft.Partial Sun
Native River Birch (Betula nigra)Salmon pink to reddish-brown exfoliating bark; single stem40–70 ft.Adaptable
Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)Moderate growth rate; reddish-brown leaves in fall60–80 ft.Full Sun
American Basswood (Tilia americana)Favored by bees; needs full to partial sun; rapid growing50–80 ft.Adaptable
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)Small pink flowers; heart-shaped leaves20–30 ft.Partial Sun
*Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)Showy white flowers; needs water during drought15–30 ft.Partial Sun
American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)Multistemmed shrub; 1/2-inch long edible nuts10–16 ft.Partial Sun
Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)Cross pollinate for edible orange fruit35–60 ft.Adaptable
White Oak (Quercus alba)Large, spreading shade tree; long lived70–100 ft.Adaptable
Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)Grows well in alkaline soils; chestnut-shaped leaves60–90 ft.Full Sun
Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)Cup-shaped yellow flowers; golden fall color70–100 ft.Full Sun
Sour Gum or Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)Scarlet in fall; excellent nectar source for bees40–60 ft.Adaptable
Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)Tolerates dry conditions; red fall color60–80 ft.Full Sun
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)Acorn cups with “fringe” or bur60–80 ft.Full Sun
American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)Large tree with mottled white bark; tolerant of pollution70–100 ft.Adaptable
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)Drought and wind tolerant; orange/red fall color40–60 ft.Full Sun
American Beech (Fagus grandfolia)Smooth gray bark; nuts for wildlife50–80 ft.Adaptable

Shrubs – $29DescriptionEstimated Mature HeightSun Needed
Leadplant (Amphora canescens)Drought and shade tolerant; showy flowers; fixes nitrogen3 ft.Full Sun
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)Deciduous; many red berries for winter color3–15 ft.Adaptable
Northern Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)Host plant for butterflies; red fruit attracts birds; deer resistant15 ft.Adaptable
Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)Moist soil; canopy bush; deciduous along streams10 ft.Partial Sun
*Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)Rare deer damage; requires sun to partial shade; deciduous5–12 ft.Partial Sun
Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)Blooms June–September; requires sun; prefers bogs, wet Meadows2–6 ft.Full Sun

*Non-native species that are versatile plants for this area

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


July 1–September 14, 2019


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pickup locations

Click order under your desired pickup location.

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
3455 Poole Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45251


Sharon Woods | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville, OH 45241


Miami Whitewater Forest | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
9001 Mt. Hope Rd. Harrison, OH 45030


Woodland Mound | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.    
8250 Old Kellogg Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255


A valid Great Parks’ Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter all parks.

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- or 3-gallon containers.

Native Tree & Shrub Sale Brochure

  • Soil Testing Kits

    Soil testing is a valuable tool for diagnosing your planting area. The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District offers low-cost fertility testing through the Michigan State University Soil Lab.