Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Juneberry)

Amelanchier × grandiflora

Full Sun to Part Shade. Beautiful and productive shrub 15′-20′ tall 3/8″ berries

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Phillips Highbush Cranberry

(Viburnum trilobum)

Full Sun to part shade. Ornamental native edible berry, also known as Cramp Bark. Self-fertile

An edible native Viburnum, also known as Cramp Bark for it’s muscle-relaxing medicinal properties.  Very pretty ornamental bush producing prolific umbels of white flowers, followed by showy clusters of edible but very tart, red berries.  Fast growing, 8-10′ tall, has nice fall color and interesting winter form.  ‘Phillips’ variety was selected by Elwyn Meader for better flavor and nice berry color.  Prefers a moist spot, but is adaptable.  Full Sun to Part Shade.  Self-fertile. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

McKenzie Aronia (black chokeberry)

(Aronia melanocarpa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Blueberry-sized fruit born in clusters, high antioxidants. Self-fertile, but may produce better with pollinator. 8′ tall

Medium-sized, attractive, native shrub with 3 season interest.  It is also a practical and prolific berry producer.  Aronias have gained fame recently as a super fruit due to their very high levels of antioxidants.  They are flavorful but astringent and not very sweet, so not super great to eat out of hand (although our picky toddlers loved them last summer).  However, they make a tasty addition to smoothies, jam, baked goods, etc.  The bushes are very productive and the blueberry-sized berries form in easy-to-pick clusters.  We have had some success harvesting with a blueberry rake, but prefer to just snip clusters; removing stems afterwards at the kitchen counter.  Berries are firm, so no worries about squishing as you pick, and they hold on the bush for a long time, so you can wait for the whole bush to ripen and pick all at once.  They are also not as plagued by birds as other berries, and are pest and disease free.  One of our favorites for edible landscaping.  Partial shade to full sun.  Self-fertile but may do better with a pollinator.  Zones 3-8. 

A seedling selection with improved vigor, large flower clusters, and good production.  8-12′ tall. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Seedling from ‘Nero’ Aronia (black chokeberry)

(Aronia melanocarpa)

Full Sun to Part Shade. Blueberry-sized fruit born in clusters, high antioxidants. Self-fertile, but may produce better with pollinator. 4′ tall

Medium-sized, attractive, native shrub with 3 season interest.  It is also a practical and prolific berry producer.  Aronias have gained fame recently as a super fruit due to their very high levels of antioxidants.  They are flavorful but astringent and not very sweet, so not super great to eat out of hand (although our picky toddlers loved them last summer).  However, they make a tasty addition to smoothies, jam, baked goods, etc.  The bushes are very productive and the blueberry-sized berries form in easy-to-pick clusters.  We have had some success harvesting with a blueberry rake, but prefer to just snip clusters; removing stems afterwards at the kitchen counter.  Berries are firm, so no worries about squishing as you pick, and they hold on the bush for a long time, so you can wait for the whole bush to ripen and pick all at once.  They are also not as plagued by birds as other berries, and are pest and disease free.  One of our favorites for edible landscaping.  Partial shade to full sun.  Self-fertile but may do better with a pollinator.  Zones 3-8. 

Parent plant ‘Nero’ gets just 4′ high.  Ours is a little taller, but still only 5-6′.  Good fruit production. . North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Bob Gordon American Elderberry

Full Sun to Part Shade. High Yielding, larger improved fruit quality, wet-loving, plant two varieties for pollination

Newer improved variety, very similar to ‘Wyldewood.’  High Yields and superior fruit quality.  Elderberries are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses, having both antibacterial and antiviral properties, immune boosting properties, and loads of vitamin C.  Needs another American Elderberry for pollination, such as ‘Wyldewood.’  Prefers full sun but can take some shade.  Flexible on soil requirements but thrives in moist, fertile soils.  Height and width about 8′. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Wyldewood American Elderberry

Full Sun to Part Shade. High Yielding, larger improved fruit quality, wet-loving, plant two varieties for pollination

Newer improved variety.  High Yields and superior fruit quality.  Elderberries are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses, having both antibacterial and antiviral properties, immune boosting properties, and loads of vitamin C.  Needs another American Elderberry for pollination, such as ‘Bob Gordon.’  Prefers full sun but can take some shade.  Flexible on soil requirements but thrives in moist, fertile soils.  Height and width about 8′. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Sweet Scarlet Goumi berry

(Elaeagnus multiflora)

Full to Part Sun. 1/4″ sweet-tart berries, ornamental 6-8′ tall shrub, very disease and pest resistant, nitrogen fixer, self fertile

Another nitrogen-fixing shrub, though it is not a legume.   Very similar to autumn olive, though it is smaller in stature, has bigger berries borne in spring, and is not known to be expansive (invasive).   Thorny-stemmed bush to 8’ tall, covered with abundant early flowers that cast a strong floral fragrance.   These are followed by oblong, silvery-red, juicy 1/2” berries that have a soft, chewable seed in the center (interesting side note that this seed is very rich in healthy oils).   They have a flavor like a tart cherry mixed with apple and are the first berries to ripen here.   Fully self-fertile.   Nitrogen Fixer. .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Cinderella Haskap Honeyberry

(Lonicera caerulea)

Part Afternoon Shade. 1″ long sweet-tart berries, 4-6′ tall

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3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Indigo Treat Haskap Honeyberry

(Lonicera caerulea)

Part Afternoon Shade. 1″ long sweet-tart berries, 4-6′ tall

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3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Carmine Goumi berry

(Elaeagnus multiflora)

Full to Part Sun. 1/2″ sweet-tart berries. Slightly sweeter than ‘Sweet Scarlet’ and twice it’s size, but berries are softer. Ornamental 6-8′ tall shrub, very disease and pest resistant, nitrogen fixer, self fertile

Another nitrogen-fixing shrub, though it is not a legume.   Very similar to autumn olive, though it is smaller in stature, has bigger berries borne in spring, and is not known to be expansive (invasive).   Thorny-stemmed bush to 8’ tall, covered with abundant early flowers that cast a strong floral fragrance.   These are followed by oblong, silvery-red, juicy 1/2” berries that have a soft, chewable seed in the center (interesting side note that this seed is very rich in healthy oils).   They have a flavor like a tart cherry mixed with apple and are the first berries to ripen here.   Fully self-fertile.   Nitrogen Fixer. .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Seedling of ‘Sweet Scarlet’ Goumi berry

(Elaeagnus multiflora)

Full to Part Sun. 1/4″ sweet-tart berries, ornamental 6-8′ tall shrub, very disease and pest resistant, nitrogen fixer, self fertile

Another nitrogen-fixing shrub, though it is not a legume.   Very similar to autumn olive, though it is smaller in stature, has bigger berries borne in spring, and is not known to be expansive (invasive).   Thorny-stemmed bush to 8’ tall, covered with abundant early flowers that cast a strong floral fragrance.   These are followed by oblong, silvery-red, juicy 1/2” berries that have a soft, chewable seed in the center (interesting side note that this seed is very rich in healthy oils).   They have a flavor like a tart cherry mixed with apple and are the first berries to ripen here.   Fully self-fertile.   Nitrogen Fixer. .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Big Life Goji Berry

(Lycium barbarum)

Sun. Improved fruiting variety. Antioxidant-rich berries, 8-10 ft tall & wide, self-fertile but better with pollinator. Easy care

Large, spreading shrub.  Fast growing.  Pretty purple, star-shaped flowers attract many pollinators.  Famous for the antioxidants in it’s small red berries, which have a sweet tomato-like flavor when fresh. Typically 8 ft tall x wide, vigorous growth, and easily tip-roots so be careful if you don’t want it “walking all over”.  Full sun to part shade, self pollinating.  Dislikes soggy soils and is drought-resistant–great for “high and dry” spots that get baked in the sun; however it is very adaptable.  Zones 5-9 . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Sweet Life Goji Berry

(Lycium barbarum)

Sun. Improved fruiting variety. Antioxidant-rich berries, 8-10 ft tall & wide, self-fertile but better with pollinator. Easy care

Large, spreading shrub.  Fast growing.  Pretty purple, star-shaped flowers attract many pollinators.  Famous for the antioxidants in it’s small red berries, which have a sweet tomato-like flavor when fresh. Typically 8 ft tall x wide, vigorous growth, and easily tip-roots so be careful if you don’t want it “walking all over”.  Full sun to part shade, self pollinating.  Dislikes soggy soils and is drought-resistant–great for “high and dry” spots that get baked in the sun; however it is very adaptable.  Zones 5-9 . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.