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Current Inventory for the 2023 Planting Season

  • 129 species of native and naturalized trees and shrubs are listed below
  • $20 to $25 (plus tax) based on size and species, with a portion of each tree sale is donated to the United Way campaign
  • Discounts are available on large orders, and plants are picked up by appointment in either in Mt. Vernon or New Harmony, IN
  • Cash or Check Accepted at time of pickup
  • Plants are 1.5 to 6 feet tall in easy to plant cylindrical containers
  • Advice on care is available during pickup, with a Planting and Care Guide provided to help maintain future health – Guidelines are available
  • Call 811 before you dig!

Tree List (Searchable)

Common NameScientific NameZonesFull sunGrowth RateMature Height (ft)NativeNotes
American BasswoodTilia americana3-7Full sun to Partial shadeFast70🌎Best in moist soils, but can tolerate drier soils. Has small pale yellow flowers in clusters.
American HornbeamCarpinus caroliniana3-7Partial sun, shadeFast25🌎Tolerant to most soil types, and periodic flooding. An understory tree.
American WitchhazelHamamelis virginiana3-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage30🌎Avoid alkaline soil
American YellowwoodCladrastic kentukea4-8Full sunAverage40🌎Has clusters of fragrant white flowers, proper care is needed as tree can be damaged in ice storms.
Bald CypressTaxodium distichum4-9Full sunAverage70🌎Avoid alkaline soils and can tolerate flooding. Long living Γ’β‚¬β€œ 600 year trees have been identified.
Black CherryPrunus serotina3-8Full sunFast50🌎Tolerates most soils. Fruit is edible but bitter to the taste, and only used for flavoring.
Black GumNyssa sylvatica4-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast40🌎Called the common tupelo in some areas. Avoid alkaline soils for best growth, moist conditions are tolerated.
Black OakQuercus velutina3-9Full sunAverage60🌎Perfers well-drained soil, both alkaline and acidic.
Black WalnutJuglans negra4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage80🌎Tolerant of most soil conditions. Fruits are attractive to squirrels and other animals. Walnuts are edible but were a gigantic pain for the auction author to open when attempted.
Blackjack OakQuercus marilandica5-8Full sunAverage40🌎A smaller oak, seldom reaching the 70-80 foot heights of some other species.
Bur OakQuercus macrocarpa3-8Full sunSlower70🌎Moderate levels of moisture is ideal for soil choice.
ButternutCarya cordiformis (On site as Juglans cinerea)3-7Full sunSlower50🌎Tolerant to most types of soil. Also known as white walnut in certain parts of the United States.
Cherrybark OakQuercus pagoda6-9Full sunAverage70🌎Prefers moist, loamy soil. Acorns develop over two years.
Chestnut OakQuercus montana4-8Full sunAverage70🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Similar to Swamp Chestnut Oak.
Chinese ChestnutCastanea mollissima4-8Full sunFast50🌎Avoid alkaline soil, drought-tolerant. Plant in clusters / pairs for pollination
Chinquapin OakQuercus muehlenbergii4-7Full sunFast40🌎Does best in well-drained areas
Common ChokecherryPrunus virginiana2-6Full sun to Partial shadeAverage30🌎Small tree or large shrub, depending on location. Berries have a bitter taste, leading to the name of chokeberry. Plant can sustain a wide variety of wildlife from fruits, leaves, seeds, and even new growth. New growth can be poisonous, similar to certain portions of a black walnut tree.
Dawn RedwoodMetasequoia glyptostroboides5-8Full sunFast80🌏Avoid alkaline soil, plant in areas with sufficient space. On conservation lists, originally from small area in Hubei China.
Downy ServiceberryAmelanchier arborea5-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlow30🌎All serviceberries have edible fruits, but flavor depends on type. Pollinated by bees.
Eastern WahooEuonymous atropurpureus4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage25🌎Tolerant to most soil types.
English OakQuercus robur4-8Full sunAverage60🌏Perfers well-drained soil, both alkaline and acidic.
English WalnutJuglans regia5-9Full sunFast50🌏Tolerant to most soil types.
European BeechFagus sylvatica4-7Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌏Has irregular shape which can be managed by pruning. Interesting chestnut like seeds make it different than an American Beech.
European HornbeamOstrya carpinifolia4-8Full sunAverage60🌏Tolerant to most soil types.
European Linden TreeTilia tomentosa4-7Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌏Leaves are dark green or silver white dependent on side seen.
GingkoGingko biloba3-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌏Tolerant to most soil types. Best is sandy, moderately moist soil.
Golden Rain TreeKoelreuteria paniculata5-9Full sunAverage35🌏Tolerant to most soil types.
Green Giant ArborvitaeThuja standishii x plicata Γ’β‚¬ΛœGreen GiantÒ€ℒ5-7Full sun to Partial shadeFast50🌎Avoid poorly drained / wet soilds. Salt sensitivity has been reported.
HackberryCeltis occidentalis3-9Full sunAverage50🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Resistant to strong winds and tolerates air pollution.
Hardy ApricotPrunus armeniaca5-8Full sunAverage40🌎Cultivated as a fruit tree, the most common species of apricot. Apricot seeds and kernels contain chemical compounds that will be converted in cyanide if eaten by humans.
Honey LocustGleditsia triacanthos3-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast70🌎Honey locust is a rapidly growing, large deciduous tree good for in a native garden or as a street or security tree.
Hop HornbeamOstrya virginiana3-7Partial sun, shadeFast25🌎Tolerant to most soil types, and periodic flooding.
Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum4-7Full sun to Partial shadeFast60🌎Horse chesnuts are dangerous and toxic to human when ingested
Japanese Elm (zelkova)Zelkova serrata5-8Full sunAverage80🌏Tolerant to most soil types. Drought tolerant once established.
Japanese MapleAcer palmatum5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage25🌏Prefers well-drained soil, protect from winds if possible.
KatsuraCercidiphyllum japonicum4-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage60🌏Originally from China and Japan, this deciduous tree is a dense pyramidal tree with flowers and winged seeds. Decaying fall leaves can smell like caramel or cotton candy. Great for large spaces or as a street tree.
Kentucky Coffee TreeGymnocladus dioicus3-8Full sunFast70🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Drought tolerant once established.
Lacebark ElmUlmus parvifolia5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌏Tolerant to most types. More disease and cold weather resistant than other elm species available.
Larch (Tamarack)Larix decidua1-7Full sunFast60🌎Best in moist, well-drained soils. Native habitat is bog edges.
Little Leaf LindenTilia cordata3-7Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌎Avoid persistently wet areas, sensitive to road salt
Loblolly PinePinus taeda6-9Full sunFast70🌎Loblolly pines are rapid growth pine trees more native to the south with finer needles than other evergreen pines.
London PlanetreePlatanus x acerifolia5-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast80🌎London planetree is a hybrid resulting from a cross between the native sycamore and the non-native Asian planetree. Like sycamore, this is a large tree with beautiful peeling bark.
Mocknut HickoryCarya tomentosa4-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlow50🌎Native to Illinois, tolerates dry sites fairly well. Has tap-root so will be difficult to transplant for first location.
Northern CatalpaCatalpa speciosa4-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌎Tolerant to most types. Avoid planting near sidewalks, fruit can be hazardous
Northern White CedarThuja occidentalis2-7Full sunSlower40🌎Avoid alkaline soils. Prefers sandy, well-drained soils.
Norway SprucePicea abies3-7Full sunAverage50🌏A large, pyramidal tree with weeping branches and long, cylindrical cones.
Nuttall OakQuercus texana6-9Full sunAverage60🌎Nutall oaks are native to wet, heavy, bottomland soil with bright red foilage in winter.
Ohio BuckeyeAesculus glabra4-9Full sunAverage40🌎Prefers moist, slightly acidic soil for best growth.
Osage OrangeMaclura pomifera4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage30🌎Fruit on female trees. Needs care as can spread over time into multiple trees
Overcup OakQuercus lyrata5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage70🌎Prefers well-drained soil, can tolerate flooding
Paperbark MapleAcer griseum4-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage30🌏Tolerant to most soil types. Tolerates urban environments Γ’β‚¬β€œ planted as the canopy for the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.
PawpawAsimina triloba5-8PartialSlower25🌎Performs best in moist, slightly acidic soil. Fruit is edible and tastes like pear + banana.
PecanCarya illinoinensis6-9Full sunAverage80🌎Tolerant to most types. Multiple trees are needed for pollination.
PersimmonDiospyros virginiana4-9Full sunAverage60🌎Tolerate in most soils. Fruit is edible.
Pignut HickoryCarya glabra4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage70🌎Best in well-drained soils with significant moisture. Plant is intorant to full shade and needs a large space to reach maximum size.
Pin OakQuercus palustris4-8Full sunFast65🌎Prefers well-drained soil, can tolerate flooding
Pitch x Loblolly PinePinus rigida x taeda4-8Full sunAverage60🌎Tolerant to most soil types and conditions. Hybrid of Loblolly and Pitch pine species.
Pond CypressTaxodium ascendens5-8Full sunAverage70🌎Native tree tolerate to both wet sites and flooded conditions. Useful near water edges or low lying fields which flood in spring rains.
Post OakQuercus stellata5-9Full sunAverage60🌎Prefers drier, well-drained soils as compared to other oaks.
Princeton ElmUlmus americana 'Princeton'2-7Full sunFast70🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Elm disease resistant versus other types, but not 100% disease free.
Red MapleAcer rubrum3-9Full sunAverage60🌎Prefers wet soil conditions
Red Maple 'October Glory'Acer rubrum 'October Glory'4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Less winter resistant than other cultivars.
Red MulberryMorus rubra4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage60🌎Tree with dense crown and small blackberry like fruit which are not edible for humans when unripe. Ripe fruit is harmless, but can stain surfaces if left unattended.
Red OakQuercus rubra3-8Full sunFast70🌎Prefers acidic soil over alkaline soil conditions, some drought tolerance once established.
RedbudCercis canadensis4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage30🌎Tolerant to most types
River BirchBetula nigra4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage60🌎Avoid alkaline soil. Can tolerate flooding and some drought. Useful near streams.
SassafrassSassafras albidum4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage50🌎Avoid alkaline soil, some tolerance to salt/drought. Fruit is eaten by deer and wild turkeys.
Sawtooth OakQuercus acutissima5-9Full sunAverage50🌏Prefers acidic soil over alkaline soil conditions
Scarlet OakQuercus coccinea4-9Full sunAverage70🌎Avoid alkaline soils for best growth
Shagbark HickoryCarya ovata4-8Full sunAverage70🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Fruit is edibleÒ€¦ personal opinion says that this is not worth it. Roasting is the best option.
Shellbark HickoryCarya laciniosa5-8Full sunSlower70🌎Grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, wet and clay soils. Is generally drought tolerant once established.
Shingle OakQuercus imbricaria4-7Full sun to Partial shadeSlow45🌎native to Eastern North America and strong wood for preventing storm related damage.
Shumard OakQuercus shumardii5-9Full sunAverage60🌎Prefers acidic soil over alkaline soil conditions
Silver MapleAcer saccharinum3-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast60🌎Prefers wet soil conditions
Sourwood (Sorrel Tree)Oxydendrum arboreum5-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlow25🌎Requires acidic soil for best growth, flowers in summer
Southern Red OakQuercus falcata6-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast80🌎A faster growth but less winter resistant tree than the standard red oak.
SugarberryCeltis laevigata5-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast40🌎Similar to the common hackberry, but more disease tolerant. Height is dependent on location and light
Swamp Chestnut OakQuercus michauxii5-9Full sunAverage50🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Similar to Chestnut Oak.
Swamp White OakQuercus bicolor4-8Full sunAverage50🌎Avoid alkaline soils for best growth
Sweet GumLiquidambar styraciflua5-9Full sunAverage70🌎Avoid alkaline soils for best growth. Pollution resistance is minimal.
SycamorePlatanus occidentalis4-9Full sunFast80🌎Prefers medium/wet soils. Air pollution tolerant. One of the most massive trees in the Eastern United States, so plan spaces accordingly.
Tulip TreeLiriodendron tulipifera4-9Full sunFast80🌎Avoid alkaline soil, drought-tolerant in humid regions.
Tupelo GumNyssa aquatica6-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage80🌎Common in swampy areas, toelrating poorly drainer soils and can be grown in standing water.
Washington HawthornCrateagus phaenopyrum4-8Full sunAverage30🌎A small tree which enjoys full sun, but has thorns (hence the name).
Water OakQuercus nigra6-9Full sunFast80🌎A wetland tree, tolerant of water. More common in the south, with Indiana at the upper edge of the habitable zone.
White Flowering DogwoodCornus florida5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage25🌎Tolerant to most types. Can be short enough for under utility lines
White OakQuercus alba3-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast70🌎Intolerant of alkaline or shallow urban soil
White PinePinus strobus3-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast70🌎Tolerant to most types, but fastest growth in acidic, well-drained soils.
Willow OakQuercus phellos5-9Full sunAverage50🌎Avoid alkaline soil, tolerates poorly drained soil better than some other oaks

Shrubs and Small Trees (Searchable)

Common NameScientific NameZonesFull sunGrowth RateMature Height (ft)NativeNotes
Allengheny ServiceberryAmelanchier laevis4-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlow15🌏All serviceberries have edible fruits, but flavor depends on type. Pollinated by bees.
American BeautyberryCallicarpa americana6-10Full sun to Partial shadeSlower6🌎Woody shrub that produces showy purple berry clusters along the stem in fall. Pruning old growths will encourage more flowering and berries each year. Fruits are useful for wildlife and were used by Native Americans for various ailments.
American ElderberrySambucus canadensis4-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlower10🌎Avoid alkaline soils. Prefers sandy, well-drained soils. Flowers and ripened fruit are edible, there are significant risks to eating unripened or uncooked fruit.
American HazelnutCorylus americana4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Drought tolerant. Nut production starts on eighth year from seed, and requires cross-pollination.
American PlumPrunus americana5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Can be shaped into a tree or shrub. Adaptable and spreading through suckers. Tree is the native plant which makes distinct fruits which are less flavorful than the domesticated species.
Arrowwood ViburnumViburnum dentatum2-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlower10🌎Native shrub to most of the eastern United States, tolerant to a variety of soil types. Flowers and fruit attact butterflies, bees, and songbirds.
BayberryViburnum calesii4-7Full sunSlow5🌏Originally from Korea - a small attractive shrub that is hardy in the United States to common diseases.
Black ChokeberryAronia (Photinia) melancarpa3-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlower5🌎Tolerant to most soil types. Fruit is edible but highly astringent, leading to choking and the name.
BlackberryRubus fruticosus (aggregate)5-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage5🌎Prefer moist, organically rich, slightly acidic soil for best growth and fruit production. Pruning non-flowering growth will improve plant health.
BlackhawViburnum prunifolium3-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage20🌎A small tree that may grow 20 feet tall and nearly as wide, with spring flowers that in large white clusters.
ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalis5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Plant makes distinct snowball like flowers. Left alone in full sun, buttonbush can grow to near the heights of a small tree (15-20'), but is generally a smaller shrub. Does well in consistently moist soils. Flowering is less impressive on shady side of plant.
Crab AppleMalus coronaria4-8Full sunAverage20🌎Tolerant of most soil conditions, preferring acidic soil. Fruits are attractive to birds
Deciduous HollyIlex decidua5-9Full sun to Partial shadeSlower15🌎Perfers average soil types Γ’β‚¬β€œ acidic organic soils. Heavier berries will be present if planted in groups.
False IndigoAmorpha fruticosa4-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage12🌎False Indigo is a native shrub of the Fabaceae (bean) family, typically found growing in moist woodlands, floodplains, and near edges of streams, ponds, or swamps.
Fragrant SumacRhus aromatica3-9Full sun to Partial shadeSlower6🌎Spreading shrub which provides fall color and fruits which can support native birds and wildlife.
Gray DogwoodCornus racemosa3-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlower15🌎Adapted to a wide range of soil types
High Bush CranberryViburnum tilobum2-5Partial shadeSlow10🌎Fruit is edible, but will need to protect from birds who also enjoy the fruit.
InkberryIlex glabra 'Shamrock'6-10Full sun to Partial shadeSlow6🌎A species of evergreen holly, but leaves are more oval than the disinctive holly form.
Kousa DogwoodCornus kousa5-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast20🌎Avoid alkaline soil
Nanking CherryPrunus tomentosa3-7Full sunAverage10🌏Tolerant to most types. Fruit bearing shrub from the plum family, but fruits look more similar to cherries.
NannyberryViburnum lentago3-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Native Indiana shrub which can support birds and wildlife. Height in sun are significantly higher than in shady areas.
NinebarkPhysocarpus opulifolius2-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast8🌎Shrub with exfoliating bark and white flowers. Shrub can be cut down in winter to rejuvenate.
Northern BayberryMyrica pensylvanica3-7Full sun to Partial shadeAverage10🌎Shrub which is tolerant to both drought and wet site conditions once established. Fixes atmospheric nitrogen.
Red BuckeyeAesculus pavia6-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast20🌎Avoid alkaline soil Γ’β‚¬β€œ ornamental tree with visual interest
Red Osier DogwoodCornus sericea2-7Full sun to Partial shadeAverage10🌎Shrub grows well in wet areas, with a distinctive red stem color and white flowers for good visual interest.
Rose MallowHibiscus moscheutos5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage7🌎Medium to large summer/fall flowers which are white with red centers. Native to wetlands and creek edges, and soil should meet similar requirements. If you have seen the flowered state, you likely know it.
Roughleaf DogwoodCornus drummondii5-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Native to Canada and the US, tolerating both poor soil and deer browsing. Planting is best in naturalized settings or at the edges of landscapes in an informal shrub border.
Rugosa RoseRosa Rugosa 'Sandy'2-7Full sunSlower6🌏Tolerant to most soil types and conditions. Salt resistant. Hips have been used as rose hips for tea.
Sargent Crab AppleMalux sargentii4-8Full sunAverage20🌎Tolerant of most soil conditions, preferring acidic soil. Fruits are attractive to birds
Saskatoon ServiceberryAmelanchier alnifolia3-6Full sun to Partial shadeSlow12🌎All serviceberries have edible fruits, but flavor depends on type. Pollinated by bees.
Silky DogwoodCornus amomum5-8Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Good shrub for moist or wet areas, when left alone, this shrub may spread to form thickets. White spring flowers lead to blue fruit which birds will eat.
Smooth SumacRhus glabra3-9Full sun to Partial shadeFast15🌎Near ubiquitous shrub in the United States, forming colonies which are an important wintering food for wildlife. Shrubs have excellent color and best left to naturalized areas or erosion control.
SnowberrySymphoricarpos albus3-7Full sunSlow6🌎Spreads by suckers underground - make sure to control plant growth. Berries are used in Canada for fruits.
Speckled AlderAlhus incana3-6Full sun to Partial shadeAverage15🌎Should be in partial shade to protect from heat in summer. Will grow as wide as tall.
SpicebushLindera benzoin3-8Full sun to Partial shadeSlower12🌎Prefers moist, acidic soil. Leaves will will gain a reddish color when stressed. Flowering in spring.
Staghorn SumacRhus typhina3-9Full sunFast15🌎Easily grown in a wide range of soils, with white blooms in spring and red berries in fall.
Strawberry BushEuonymus americanus6-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage6🌎Low maintenance shrub which produces fruits that are not generally considered consumeable by humans. Fruits are a strong laxative.
Sweetbay MagnoliaMagnolia virginiana5-9Full sun to Partial shadeAverage20🌎Avoid alkaline soils and can tolerate some flooding. Flowering in May/June.
Vernal WitchhazelHamamelis vernalis3-8Full sun to Partial shadeFast15🌎Sometimes called Ozark witchhazel, this shrub is a tought durable plant that works best in close to full sun. Leaf scorch can happen in hot dry summers where not afternoon shde is available. Flowers have a wide variety of colors.
White Fringe TreeChionanthus virgnicius4-9Full sun to Partial shadeSlow15🌎White flowers of 6 inches in needle like clusters. Good for near homes as size is controllable.
WinterberryIlex verticuillata3-9Full sun to Partial shadeSlow10🌎Can tolerate up to full shade, low maintenance, border shrub

Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.