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JULY-SEPTEMBER

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 12, 2018
Pickup: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pickup locations:

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
3455 Poole Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Sharon Woods, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Woodland Mound, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

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

For more detailed descriptions about each tree and shrub species, click here

Trees ($26) 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 60-70 ft. 3 ft.
Allegheny Serviceberry Amelanchier laevis scented white spring flowers; 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, single stem; favors stream banks 60-80 ft. 2-3 ft.
Red Oak Quercus rubra shaggy bark; produces nut with thick husk 60-80 ft. 1-1.5 ft.
American Basswood Tilia americana favored by bees; needs full to partial sun; rapid growing 60-80 ft.
Eastern Redbud Cercis Canadensis small pink flowers; heart-shaped leaves 50 ft. 3-4 ft.
*Flowering Dogwood Cornus floride showy white flowers; needs water during drought 10-20 ft. 1-2 ft.
Hazelnut Corylus americana oval fruit in leathery husk 6 ft. 2-2.5 ft.
Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana cross pollinate for orange edible fruit 60 ft. 3-4 ft.
Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra prefers moist, well-drained soil; lightweight wood 25 ft. 2-3 ft.
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua drops prickly gum balls; brilliant fall foliage 60-80 ft. 3-4 ft.
Tulip Poplar Liriodendron 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 condition; 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.
American Sycamore Platanus occidentalis needs moisture; resistant to pollution; grows quickly 75-100 ft.
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii drought and wind tolerant; orange/red fall color 40-60 ft. 3 ft.
American Beech Fagus grandifolia best in ample surface water; nuts for wildlife 60-100 ft.

Shrubs ($26) Description Estimated Mature Height Approximate Delivery Size
Lead Plant Amorpha canescens drought/shade tolerant; show flowers; fixes nitrogen 3 ft. 2 ft.
Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata deciduous; many red berries for winter color 3-15 ft. 1-2 ft.
Spicebush Lindera benzoin host plant for butterflies; red fruit attracts birds 15 ft. 2 ft.
Smooth Hydrangea Hydranges aborescens canopy bush; deciduous; favors stream banks, moist soil 10 ft. 2 ft.
*Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum rare deer damage; requires sun to partial shade; deciduous 5-12 ft. 2-3 ft.
Meadowsweet Spiraea alba nice blooms; requires sun; prefers bogs, wet meadows 2-6 ft. 2 ft.

*Non-native species that areversatile plants for this area
“The gift of a tree is a treasure for all who inherit the earth and for generations to come.”

Give a tree to someone special. Purchase a “Gift a Tree” gift card from any Great Parks’ gift shop. The recipient can redeem it for one free plant from the 2018 Native Tree & Shrub Sale.

Plants can be ordered online between July 1–September 12, 2018, and picked up on September 22, 2018. The $28 gift card covers the cost of one tree or shrub, plus tax.

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