wild seedling Pecan

(Carya illinoisensis)

Full Sun to Part Shade. plant two for pollination, height 30-50’ by 25-35’ wide

Pecans can be successfully grown in the North.  Smaller nuts than the Georgia papershell pecans, but still an amazing amount of nutmeat in very easy to crack shells.  Need 2 for pollination.   Height 30-50’ by 25-35’ wide.  Should have no hardiness problems into zone 5.  North of that, plant at your own risk! . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

wild Plum

(Prunus Americana)

Full Sun. Full size on own roots (not grafted), plant two for pollination. disease resistant

These seedling trees are extremely disease-resistant and set bumper crops of golf-ball sized fruit every two years.  In between years get a smaller crop.  The fruit is red-skinned and yellow fleshed and glows when the sunlight hits it!  It is delicious eaten straight off the tree with a slight astringency that comes through delightfully in wine made from these fruits.  The roots will sucker so if you do not mow around them, they will eventually form a clonal “grove” of plums for you! . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

wild seedling Butternut

Juglans cinerea

Full Sun to Part Shade. Also called white walnut. Milder taste than black walnut, similar otherwise. Plant two for pollination, height 40-60’ by 40’ wide

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

(Cornus mas)

Full Sun to Part Shade. 3/4” deep red fruits with a tart cherry-like flavor, Height 10-20’; Plant two for pollination

An edible dogwood tree that is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring (but won’t get damaged by frosts)!  Less showy bloom than native dogwoods, but pretty in their own right with clusters of yellow flowers.  Nice fall color too.  More upright columnar growth.  Oblong 3/4” deep red fruits with a tart cherry-like flavor to them.  Great for jams and preserves. Very easy to grow in a variety of soils and can take shade.  Plant two for pollination. Heavy shade to full sun; Zone 4-7; Height 10-20’. . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Seedling Asian Dogwood

(Cornus kousa)

Full to Part Sun. Full size on seedling rootstock, Up to 30′ tall, self fertile

These seedlings are every bit as ornamental as the ‘Julian’ grafted variety but the fruit will not be quite as large or as tasty.  One advantage of seedlings is they each have nice subtle fall color differences–from pinks to yellow/orange to bluish purples. . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Seedling English Walnut

(Juglans regia)

Full to Part Sun. Upright shape, Height 40-60′ Russian seed source

Russian seed source that should have better productivity over the more common Polish seed source.  These are seedlings that have good cold hardiness.  While not quite as large as grafted varieties, they come pretty close and are easy to grow.  More upright growth than heartnut with beautiful smooth white bark!  Can sometimes have pest issues on the nuts but often have plenty of unharmed nuts to supply your winter pantry.  Full to part sun; Zone 4-8.   Height 30-40’ . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Jawtak Seedling Shellbark Hickory

Carya laciniosa x

Part Sun. Local selection by Don Compton, improved nut size. Plant 2 for pollination

Parent tree was selected by Don Compton from seedlings collected on Jawtak farm in Crawford County, IN. . North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Dupont Seedling Hickory

Part Sun. Local selection by Don Compton, improved nut size. Shagbark cross. Plant 2 for pollination

. North American native plant.

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

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 $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Yellow Groove Bamboo

(Phyllostachys aureosulcata)

Full Sun to part shade. Tall, running, edible shoots, up to 2″ diameter

An attractive green bamboo with a yellow groove. A small percentage of canes display a unique zig zag growth pattern. In optimal conditions it can reach a height of up to 35 ft, with a culm diameter of 2.25 inches diameter. Our grove (in poor soil but with ample moisture) maintained about a 1″ diameter for the first 8 years, and now at 14 years we have a few canes approaching 2″ diameter. “Running” bamboo is invasive. Plant in an area that you can mow at least a 6′ wide path around, bury 2′ deep dividers to block runners, or just plan on keeping shoots snapped off on a regular basis where you don’t want it to spread. Tender new shoots are edible, and easy to pick. . .

Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Prok American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

One of the largest American persimmons with 2 1/2 to 3″ fruits, and rated best tasting by many fruit enthusiasts.  Early ripening.  If it is planted without a pollinator the fruits are nearly seedless, but in this area of the country, unless you live in the city you likely have male persimmons close enough to pollinate. 35-60′ tall. Zones 5-9 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $18, 2-Gallon* pots $30

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Rosseyanka Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana x Diospyrus kaki)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Semi-Dwarf on Seedling Rootstock, Up to 25′ tall, self-fertile

Nearly seedless 2-3″ large fruits.  This American/Asian hybrid (non-GMO) takes after the American persimmons in leaf and form, reaching up to 25′ tall, but tastes like a good mix of the two types.  Soft and wrinkly when ripe, like the American persimmon.  Self-fertile. Zones 5-8 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $18, 2-Gallon* pots $30

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Valeene Beauty American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $18, 2-Gallon* pots $30

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Valeene Queen American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $18, 2-Gallon* pots $30

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Big Fattie’ Thornless seedling Honey Locust

(Gleditsia triacanthos)

Full Sun to part shade. Small % may develop thorns. Fast growing, tall, spreading trees make nice shade trees. Selected for fatter seedpods which make good livestock feed.

Seedlings from thornless parent trees with fatter pods.  There is a small chance that some may develop thorns as they get older.  Fast growing, tall and spreading trees create dappled rather than deep shade.  Can take a variety of soil types, known for being able to grow in polluted, compacted urban soils.  Pods are an excellent livestock feed (nutritionally equivalent to barley grain by sheep and goats) and the pulp is a sugary “nibble” for people too.  Lumber has some rot resistance and is a beautiful honey-red/orange color.  We might have some thorny individuals available if you prefer a tree that protects itself from varmints. Nitrogen Fixer. North American native plant.

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $18, 2-Gallon* pots $30

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.