Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Add some native beauty to your yard! Plants are already adapted to our Midwest weather and provide a rich habitat for local wildlife.
Order: July 1–September 14, 2019
Pickup: Saturday, September 21, 2019
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.
Trees & Shrubs
Trees – $29 Description Estimated Mature Height Sun Needed Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Fast, easy-growing; shade tree; red fall color 40–70 ft. Adaptable Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) Yellow-orange color in fall; intolerant of road salt 60–70 ft. Adaptable Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis) Scented white spring flowers; sweet, juicy edible fruit 15–30 ft. Adaptable Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) Cross pollinate for fruit 15–30 ft. Partial Sun Native River Birch (Betula nigra) Salmon pink to reddish-brown exfoliating bark; single stem 40–70 ft. Adaptable Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) Moderate growth rate; reddish-brown leaves in fall 60–80 ft. Full Sun American Basswood (Tilia americana) Favored by bees; needs full to partial sun; rapid growing 50–80 ft. Adaptable Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Small pink flowers; heart-shaped leaves 20–30 ft. Partial Sun *Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) Showy white flowers; needs water during drought 15–30 ft. Partial Sun American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) Multistemmed shrub; 1/2-inch long edible nuts 10–16 ft. Partial Sun Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) Cross pollinate for edible orange fruit 35–60 ft. Adaptable White Oak (Quercus alba) Large, spreading shade tree; long lived 70–100 ft. Adaptable Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) Grows well in alkaline soils; chestnut-shaped leaves 60–90 ft. Full Sun Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) Cup-shaped yellow flowers; golden fall color 70–100 ft. Full Sun Sour Gum or Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica) Scarlet in fall; excellent nectar source for bees 40–60 ft. Adaptable Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea) Tolerates dry conditions; red fall color 60–80 ft. Full Sun Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) Acorn cups with “fringe” or bur 60–80 ft. Full Sun American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Large tree with mottled white bark; tolerant of pollution 70–100 ft. Adaptable Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) Drought and wind tolerant; orange/red fall color 40–60 ft. Full Sun American Beech (Fagus grandfolia) Smooth gray bark; nuts for wildlife 50–80 ft. Adaptable Shrubs – $29 Description Estimated Mature Height Sun Needed Leadplant (Amphora canescens) Drought and shade tolerant; showy flowers; fixes nitrogen 3 ft. Full Sun Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) Deciduous; many red berries for winter color 3–15 ft. Adaptable Northern Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) Host plant for butterflies; red fruit attracts birds; deer resistant 15 ft. Adaptable Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) Moist soil; canopy bush; deciduous along streams 10 ft. Partial Sun *Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) Rare deer damage; requires sun to partial shade; deciduous 5–12 ft. Partial Sun Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba) Blooms June–September; requires sun; prefers bogs, wet Meadows 2–6 ft. Full Sun
*Non-native species that are versatile plants for this area
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.