Nearly Native Nursery

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776 McBride Road
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
770-460-6284
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Specializing in native perennials, shrubs and trees of the Southeastern United States.


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Organized by Plant Category, Common Name, Botanical Name, Variety

Ferns

Christmas Fern, , Polystichum acrostichoides

This is one of the few evergreen native ferns. Dark green new fronds in spring stand erect while last years fronds are laying in a horizontal position on the ground. During the spring the new fronds arch over and present themselves in a soft graceful manner. Along with its ability to tolerate drier conditions than most native ferns, this species is highly sought after for dry shade gardens. Christmas Fern has been used by the ruffed grouse for nesting in mountainous regions. The new fronds emerging in the spring have a silvery sheen. Mature size is 2'High x 3'Wide. It prefers moist to well drained shady areas, but can be found in rocky woods hillside, creek banks, and hammocks in swamps. Zone:3 - 8

Cinnamon Fern, , Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda cinnamomea is my favorite of the large native fern species. It can grow to reach a mature size of 4'High x 4'Wide. This very graceful fern is a top choice for shady gardens and it will tolerate sunny locations once established. It is deciduous and prefers rich moist shady sites. It gives a very tropical appearance with large fronds and cinnamon colored fertile fronds held up erect to 4'High. Very vigorous and hearty. Zone:3 - 8

Lady Fern, , Athyrium filix-femina

A light green, fine textured, deciduous perennial with lacy, large, broad, light green fronds. Use for background foliage, naturalizing, woodland massing, or pond sites. Can be planted in full sun if moisture is consistent. One of the easiest ferns to grow. Mature size is 2-3'High x 12"Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Marginal Wood Fern, , Dryopteris marginalis

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Also known as: Eastern Wood Fern

The evergreen fern is a great addition to a woodland garden and can form a lovely an easy to maintain groundcover. The leathery leaves of Dryopteris marginalis are a beautiful light green color before turning into the mature, dark green color. A sturdy east coast native, it forms a tidy clump that will not spread and is very tolerant of dry shade conditions once it has established. Marginal wood fern is often found in shaded crevices of rocky ledges and bluffs from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Minnesota. Mature size is approximately 18"Tall x 18"Wide. Zone:3 - 8

Northern Maidenhair Fern, , Adiantum pedatum

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A very beautiful fern, having its ebony stems and delicate fronds. One of the most drought tolerant native ferns in Northern America. Northern maidenhair fern likes to grow in shady conditions in moist but very well drained soils on steep hill sides. It is intolerant of wet habitats. A well behaved native perfect for gardeners looking for a fern to grow without a lot of fuss. Attractive fiddle heads are wine colored in the spring. Graceful palmate fronds flutter in the wind upon the thin ebony stems. Can grow to 2' at maturity. Zone:4 - 8

Royal Fern, , Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis is the largest native fern in the eastern forest. Under ideal conditions, which are consistent moisture, rich soil, and shade, this fern can reach 5'High x 5'Wide. Great for pond or bog areas as it can withstand shallow water year round. The Cinnamon Fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, usually wins over the less known Royal Fern but do not rob yourself of the beauty this species offers. Just as easy to grow and equally hardy as Cinnamon Fern and has much deeper green fronds. Zone:5 - 11

Sensitive Fern, , Onoclea sensibilis

This medium sized fern makes a fine ground cover in wet places. Grows in very soggy sites as long as it get oxygen. Great for putting in bog gardens or around pond areas. In the wild, it is usually seen with the cinnamon fern. The tall sterile fronds which emerge in late summer are brown with bead-like segments and persist through the winter, great for cutting and using as decoration. Mature size is 1-3'High x 2'Wide, sometimes up to 3'tall. Zone:2 - 10

Southern Lady Fern, , Athyrium asplenioides

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Athyrium asplenioides or Southern Lady Fern is one of if not the most graceful and feminine native ferns. She produces early fiddle heads in spring and as the fronds unfurl they are lime green in color until the delicate lacey fronds mature to a medium green. Mature size is 18- 30"High x 2-3"Wide. Easy to grow, this species is native to moist, rich woodlands and creek banks. Zone:4 - 9

Southern Maidenhair Fern, , Adiantum capillus-veneris

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Considered by many to be the loveliest and most graceful of all the ferns. Its delicate leaflets flutter softly in the slightest breeze. Light green fronds and dark reddish-brown stems make this an eye catching border in shady conditions. Mostly found in humus rich soil of old woods and on shady slopes which are moist but well drained, this fern does not like to dry out. Mature size is 18-24"Tall. An application of lime every 6 months will benefit this species if you garden in acidic soils. Zone:7 - 10

Notes: We expect to have these available later in the Spring 2017. Southern Shield Fern, , Thelypteris kunthii

Also known as: River Fern

Thelypteris kunthii is one of our finest, finely textured native ferns. In rich shady conditions this deciduous fern can reach a height of 4' by mid summer and in time will colonize to create a thick mat of the feathery feminine looking fern fronds. Native to the coastal region of the southeastern US, West Indies, and Central America where it enjoys warmer weather. It can be grown with ease in colder climates such as zones 5-7 if you are not in an area of the country where the soil freezes for long periods of time. This Coastal plain species cast a pleasing golden yellow color as the fronds die for the year and is one of the last to lose color of all native ferns that deciduous. This is one of the easiest native ferns to grow in the landscape. An application of lime every 6 months will benefit this species if you garden in acidic soils. Zone:6 - 10

Southern Wood Fern, , Dryopteris ludoviciana

The name Dryopteris provokes the thought of some species of Dinosaur, but Dryopteris in this case is another beautiful southern fern native to the deep south. In its natural habitat it tolerates extreme high temperatures and can like other ferns endure flooding and soggy soils. Although it is native to swamps it is not restricted to those conditions. In garden soils under average conditions it will thrive, but must have consistent irrigation to obtain it's normal robust size, remain lush and attractive all summer, and can withstand full sun with the above mentioned irrigated. This large glossy evergreen fern species matures to 3-5'High x 10"Wide. An application of lime every 6 months will benefit this species if you garden in acidic soil conditions. Zone:6 - 9

Virginia Chain Fern, , Woodwardia virginica

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Also known as: Giant Chain Fern

This fern looks roughly like the Cinnamon Fern but with a dark, shiny stipe (leaf stalk). Prefers moist boggy type conditions, would make a great accent around a pond. Mature size is 2-4'High. Very uncommon in the nursery trade. Zone:3 - 10

Grasses

Pink Muhly, , Muhlenbergii capillaris

Muhly grass is the most consistently sought after native grass. A knock-out grass clumping to form beautiful sprays of thin delicate foliage and fluffy plumes of seed in late summer catches the eye with its grand show. Very easy to grow Muhly grass has either tan or pink seed plumes which is its greatest attraction in the Fall. Prefers a moist rich soil but can tolerate short periods of drought. Can reach 4'High x 4'Wide. Zone:6 - 9

Purple Top Grass, , Tridens flavus

One of my favorite native grasses, purple top grass has a rich hue to its foliage as it developes each spring. In our display garden the foliage emerges amber then yellows a bit until it matures green. Shortly after the foliage matures, the flower spikes develop as purple panicles that bloom from August to November followed by purplish seed heads. It reaches 3-5'High x 3'Wide. It does well in about any condition, except wet sites. Best for partial shade landscapes. It is the host plant for the Crossline Skipper butterfly. Purple top grass can reseed freely, but do not worry it's a native. Zone:5 - 9

River Oats, , Chasmanthium latifolium

Also known as: Uniola latifolia (syn.)

This species is planted for it seed heads which develop in July and persist into the winter. It is sometimes collected for dry flower arrangements. Does best in moist rich soil in full to partial shade. Spreads slowly from short rhizomes, but quickly from seed. Mature size is approximately 3'High x 5'Wide. Zone:6 - 8

Sand Cord grass, , Spartina bakeri

Also known as: Cord Grass

This is a unique species of grass that grows in high salt marshes, brackish flats, beach dunes, and red clay as well. It is a clumping grass that will gracefully reach approximately 4'High x 5'Wide at maturity and will grow just about anywhere with at least half a days sun. Sand Cord grass is some what evergreen for us in zone 7. A wonderful alternative for all those weedy exotics being used in landscapes today. Zone:6 - 10

Split Beard Bluestem, , Andropogon ternaries

Andropogon ternaries is a blue clumping grass that does well in poor to sandy soils in full sun. It is most distinguishable by its erect terminally arching columns of fluffy seed plums in late summer into fall. When properly situated this grass evokes images of shooting fireworks. Prairie Chicken, Junco, Wild Turkey, Chipping sparrow, and Meadow Mouse eat the seed, and the White-Tailed Deer browse the foliage. Plants will grow 1.5 - 2'High x 1'Wide, with the seed plumes one can expect up to 1'additional height. Zone:5 - 9

Sugar Cane Plume Grass, , Saccharum giganteum

Also known as: Erianthus giganteus

Saccharum giganteum has large plumes that develop in summer and will persist into late winter. The plums reach a height of 6 to 8' at maturity. Clump forming perennial grass, grows best in moist sunny locations, but will do well in just about any location with lots of sun. This native grass is the host plant for the Clouded Skipper Butterfly. A better choice over the abrasive Pampas Grass and truly stunning when planted in mass. Zone:5 - 10

Yellow Indian Grass, , Sorghastrum nutans

Another wonderful native grass that is under utilized in landscapes today, this is a tough perennial bunch grass that is the state grass of Oklahoma. It has blue green leaves and stalks 3-8'Tall with plume-like brown seed heads that grow 8"Long depending on conditions. It is a great grass for its seed production and has bountiful benefits for wildlife. Looks nice in both as a single plant or large group plantings. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: We have a new selection of this species that we call 'N3 silver warrior' with beautiful silver foliage and dark golden yellow flowers. These are sold in the 1 gal. size for $12.00.

Opuntia

Dwarf Prickly Pear, , Opuntia pusilla

Dwarf prickly Pear has small pads that Measure approximately 3"Long x 1" Around. They are elongated and almost cylindrical. It has yellow flowers up to 4"Wide and long spines with barbs that aid in the dispersal of the pad with fruit. Does well in planters that are watered by rainfall only, dry barrian, poor soils in full sun or part shade. Do not water! This species has barbed thorns that do not remove easily from clothing and skin. Zone:5 - 10

erect prickly pear, , Opuntia stricta

This species has elongated oval pads up to 1'Long x 2-5"Wide that lay flat in winter, but when spring comes the elongated pads curve upwards to present the flowers to offer its beautiful yellow flowers in May-June. Great for dry barren sites or planters that you can't water in full sun. Zone:6 - 10

Prickle Pear, , Opuntia cacanapa (Ellisiana)

Also known as: Nopale

If you are the one who appreciates Cacti but the spines stop you fore using this Genus in your landscape. We have the plant for you. Opuntia cacanapa is a native to the American southwest and northern Mexico. It is a very fast growing species and from one pad can reach 4-5'high x 4-5" wide in threes years. Pale green large pads are arranged in a an erect fashion. It produces bright yellow flower in June-July. The best part about this interesting species is that it is 99.9% spineless and 99% glochidless. Glochid (The finely barbed tiny fiberglass like spines at the base of the large spine an area called the areoles where the larger spine originate. Zone:6 - 12

Prickley Pear, 'N3Georgia Cholla', Opuntia humifusa x pusilla

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This is a dwarf form of humifusa and is the result of a natural cross between species humifusa and pusilla. It has clear yellow 4"Wide flowers. The pads are 2-3" ovals which lie close to the ground rarely rising more than 6" high to flower in June. It natural hybrid is loaded with barbed thorns a trait of species pusilla and do not remove so easily from clothing a skin. Zone:4 - 10

Prickly Pear, , Opuntia humifusa

This species is native to the Piedmont that is for the most part prostrate rising no more than 1' to flower in May-June. A great alternative as an evergreen ground cover, has clear yellow flowers and very seldom has long spines. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: We are looking for orange or white flowered forms. Prickly Pear Cactus, 'N3Chickamauga', Opuntia humifusa x macrorhiza

This variety is absolutely striking with its bright yellow flowers and contrasting orange center against blue-green pads. It blooms in mid summer for 3-4 weeks. Var. 'N3Chicamauga' prefers xeric (dry) conditions. It is great plant for those hard, compact, dry, and hot conditions where nothing else will grow. It does extremely well in a well-drained planter that in full sun that are not watered. Thanks to friend retired State botanist Jim Allison for leading us to collect a pad of this natural hybrid. Zone:5 - 10

Santa Rita, , Opuntia aestivalis

This is in my opinion one of the the most beautiful native species of Opuntia one could have in a dry garden setting. It has a very nice steel blue green or aqua green color round pads with a stunning lavender maroon rim around each pad. It produces yellow flowers with an apricot center eye. Our plant here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden is 6 years old from one pad and as of 1/15/10 now is now 3' high x 6'wide and this size is with me removing many pads per year to sell. It is not the heaviest flowering species but the pads are more than enough show to draw attention in your garden. Zone:6 - 12

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Tree Cholla, , Cylindropuntia imbricata

Also known as: Walking Stick Cholla, Tree Cholla, Chainlink

The Cane Cholla, Cylindropuntia imbricata is a cactus found in parts of Southwestern US. It is often conspicuous because of its shrubby or even tree-like size, its silhouette, and its long-lasting yellowish fruits make it an unforgettable site. Its natural range is high dry regions of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and west Texas (rarely northeast to western Kansas) south to Durango, Zacatecas, and San Luis Potos. It is one of the most northern and eastern ranging of all Chollas. It occurs at altitudes from 1200 m to 2300 m (4000 to 7500 feet) and is hardy for a cactus Zone 5A. Its flowers are purple or magenta, rarely rose-pink 2"wide. The fruits are yellowish, tubercular or funnel shaped.The fruits are also eaten by various wild birds and mammals, including pronghorn antelope, desert bighorn sheep, and deer. The thorny plants provide escape for cover for many small animals. It remains evergreen through out the year but during winter the horizontal branch like pads relax. This species grow quit large so give even a small plant 10'x10' area to mature. Zone:5a - 12

Trunk forming Prickly Pear, , Opuntia australis

This species grows to 4-5'High x 6'Wide with time. From one pad one could expect to wait 10 years for a large speciem to established. We can grow a nice respectable size (3'High x 3'Wide)plant form a single pad a in 4 years. It remains green and stands tall all winter. The pads are thicker that most other Prickly Pears and is covered with clear yellow flowers in may-June. This species is is native to the coastal S.E. US. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We are looking for a white or orange flowered form.

Palms

Cabbage palmetto, , Sabal palmetto

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This the state tree of Florida and South Carolina. Mature height is near 60'High in the warmer areas and produces a large crown up to 12'Wide of costapalmate, (re-curved V-shaped) palmetto fronds. The older fronds break off below the crown and the petioles base,(base of the leave) will persist for years. We have experienced great success with this species in (zone7a and b) when planting container grown specimens. For anyone considering buying a wild dug specimens read the note below. Zone:6? - 10

Notes: For anyone considering buying a wild dug specimen here is some great advice. Always choose a freshly dug plant that has at least 8' of clear trunk. This is not including the crown!!! We have discovered along with many other palm nuts that smaller Sabal palmettos more often fail to recover from transplanted shock. All of the roots when cut at any point die so the palm must regenerate new roots from its base which creates a huge energy load from the Palms trunk. This is why one should always choose a largest freshly dug wild collected specimen with 8' plus clear trunk or larger. We expect to have a new crop ready late summer or early fall. Dwarf Palmetto, , Sabal minor

This southeastern US native palm is very under used in the landscapes today. Blue-green palmate leaves and maturing at around 6'High x 8'Wide as a normal mature size if we can say it has a normal mature size. Many populations, which are scattered all over the SE.US. range genetically and climatically to attain varying heights at maturity from 2' to as high as 9+'High. Also its fronds can vary in width from 1' to as wide as 5+'. This palm is extremely cold hardy, reported to handle just below 0 degrees F with not damage. Ideal conditions are constant moisture, in rich mucky soil high in organics in full shade. This is where it grows to its maximum potential for size. It will tolerate full sun and dry soil where it remain quite small. This palm fits well in foundation plantings where an evergreen shrub is needed especially in damp soils. There are many selections of this species which is fully understandable because of its wide range from Florida up to North Carolina and west to Oklahoma down to Texas. Over this large range it grows in many different habitats but, is mostly found near swamps and water courses where moisture is consistant. Zone:6? - 11

Everglades Palm, , Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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Also known as: Saw Cabbage Palm

Another wonderful native palm of Florida and parts of the Caribbean. This thicket forming palm loves sunny sites and is one of just a few palms that can survive in saturated soil conditions. This palm can grow to over 20'High and can form colonies of massive size in the wild. It is a relativity quick grower in height but take quite a long time to form a colony beyond home owner appreciation. Our seed are sowed out side and left to our winter weather in zone 7 (3-10 degree Fahrenheit low). The seed are left in beds and the ones that germinate the next spring are the ones we grow out and offer. Hopefully after many years we will find some to be genetically more cold hardy. Zone:7? - 11

Notes: All of our 1 gallons are grown in a 4x4" square x 14" deep pots and 3 gallon are grown in 7x7" square x 18" deep pots to allow for a deeper root system which aids in our Palms winter survival. Customers are having much better success with our palms surviving the winter over growers that use traditional shallow pots. Louisiana Dwarf Palmetto, , Sabal louisiana

Sabal louisiana is similar to dwarf palmetto, but will form a short trunk above ground to 1'High or higher with time. This species has more erect fronds than it cousin S. minor and the new fronds are a strong bluish/silver as they unfurl. Louisiana Dwarf Palmettos are cold hearty to below 0 degrees. Highly recommended, this species has a faster rate of growth than Sabal minor and reaches a mature size of approximately 8'High x 8'wide. Some times larger in rich, damp, shady sites. Zone:6 - 11

Needle Palm, , Rhapidophyllum hystrix

This species is known as the most winter hardy palm in the world, growing well in in zone 6 and cooler and able to withstand temperatures down to 10-15 below zero F. This palm develops a short, but thick trunk, rarely to 4' High, that is covered with erect needle like thorns and has wide spreading dark green fronds. Native from Florida to Virginia, Needle Palms in their natural habitat occur as an under story evergreen plant around the edge of swamps but, will tolerate dry soil and full sun. At full maturity it may reach 8'High x 10-12'Wide. Rather easy to grow and a great choice for the palm enthusiast. In the picture Debi searching for seeds. Our source of seed is from southwest Georgia! Zone:5 - 11

Rio Grande Palmetto, , Sabal mexicana

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Also known as: Mexican Palm

A beautiful Central American species and in Mexico it is referred to as Palma de Sombrero, but it is called the Texas Palm here in the states. It also is a very large and robust species growing up to 50'High and have a crown of up to 25'Wide. Sabal mexicana can have from 10-25 fronds living at any one time and has strongly costapalmate fronds that recurve down sharply. Sabal mexicana mirrors its close cousin S. palmetto by growing in varied similar habitats naturally. It occurs in the wild in a wide variety of conditions from dry clay to wet mucky soils in full sun to full shade. Very threatened in Texas where its natural range was near 35,000 acres now currently has a population covering ONLY 32 ACRES due to over harvesting for lumber, development, and farming. This species has not shown susceptibility to lethal yellowing disease which is a plus for its survival. Sabal mexicana is very drought tolerant when established, can tolerant temporary flooding and is cold hardy with frond damage reported at 5 degrees F. Zone:7? - 12

Saw Palmetto, 'Green', Serenoa repens

Serenoa repens is another under used native palm which has a large range across the southern US from South Carolina to Texas. This green form is the dominate form of this species and well known in the medical field for the properties it offers in fighting disease. The fronds are commonly used by crafters for make palmetto hats and other woven crafts, such as hats. This species is very similar to the dwarf palmetto, but there are 3 big differences. 1st it will form a slender trunks usually multiple in numbers on mature specimens. 2nd the frond are smaller and rigid and almost cupped in shape. 3 is the frond stem or petioles are serrated like a saw blade, hence it's common name Saw Palmetto. A small short trunk to 6' in height will develop in warmer climates, but in cooler zone 7, the Serenoa repens rarely develops a sizable trunk. Planted on the southern exposure side or as an under story plant in a forest will offer the best chance for success in cooler climates. Zone:7? - 11

Scrub Palmetto, , Sabal etonia

This very unique species of palmetto is native to Florida's interior sand hill communities and reaches a mature height of 5-8'High x 10'Wide. Scrub palmetto usually has 5 to 10 living fronds present at any time and resembles a trunk less cabbage palm. It appears often to others as a young Sabal palmetto but on closer observation you start to notice its Grace with its strongly costapalmate (folded and recurved) fronds that recurved back towards its short trunk. Sabal etonia is one of my personal favorite native palms and is a fabulous southern species which shows its beauty best in part sun exposures created by high canopy trees. It is a specimen that will tolerate xeric(very dry)areas in shade or full sun extremely well. We have successfully grow them in zone 7b just 30 minutes south of Atlanta, Ga. Where we have created the largest sand hill community north of the Fall line in Georgia, to mimic it native haunts. This Palm is the most neglected Sabal species in the Genus and is a rarely offered beauty deserving of more attention. Zone:7? - 11

Silver Saw Palmetto, Silver, Serenoa repens

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Also known as: Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens Silver form is another under used native palm. Well known in the medical field for the properties it offers in fighting disease and the use of it fronds for crafters for making palmetto hats and other woven crafts. This species is very similar to the dwarf palmetto at first glance, but with minimal observation you will notice Serenoas more stately appearance and habit. Its fronds are more upright, compact and rigid, and the petioles are armed with small sharp teeth (serrated) so to resemble a saw, hence the common name Saw Palmetto. It normally produces 4'High trunks, but can grow and reach up to 6+'High with shade and warm climates. In cooler zones such 7b, where we are, the Serenoa repens rarely develops a sizable trunk or 3'. Planted on the southern exposure against a structure or forest, probably best grown as an under story plant in a forest to give it the best chance for success in cooler climates. This silver Saw Palmetto has a much more restricted range. Its greatest population is along the east coast of Florida, the green form is distributed over a much more extensive range from South Carolina to Texas. As one leaves from Florida the less frequent the Green form becomes. Zone:7 - 11

Texas Palmetto, , Sabal texensis

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Also known as: Brazoria Palmetto

Sabal texensis is a medium height trunk forming palmetto that in time can reach 20'High, it resembles the cabbage palm of the southeast. This palm is presumably a naturally occurring hybrid between S. minor and S. mexicana and is cold tolerant to 8 degrees F possibly lower if placed in proper location. Like most Sabals it is extremely heat and drought tolerant once established. The Texas Palmetto will tolerate salty soils and salt spray along coastal areas. Like most palms it is a slow grower. Species texensis will do best in full sun and average soil conditions with some moisture. Zone:7 - 11

Notes: All of our 1 gallons are grown in a 4x4" square x 14" deep pots and 3 gallon are grown in 7x7" square x 18" deep pots to allow for a deeper root system which aids in our Palms winter survival. Customers are having much better success with our palms surviving the winter over growers that use traditional shallow pots.

Perennials

Abbeville Red Iris, , Iris nelsonii

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Iris nelsonii, a presumed natural occurring hybrid between Iris fulva, Iris giganticaereula, some also include Iris brevicaulis as a potentil contributor that has given rise to this species ranking. All are found in the swamps south of Abbeville, Louisiana. The large, drooping, bright violet-red flowers have broad segments and are very attractive. This stable hybrid does not seems to spread as rapidly as the parents do. This means you can place it in tighter areas for quite some time, say 3-5 years. Zone:5 - 10

Alabama Phlox, , Phlox pulcra

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Also known as: Beautiful Phlox

Native primarily to the Piedmont of Alabama this moderate growing species selection is anything but moderate. We started 18 years ago growing this one and it has be one of our best selling native perennials to date. Phlox pulcra matures to 18" or so and slowly colonizes to a mat nearing 2'wide. It can reseed freely in woodland habitats. This species is rarely offered and has full petaled flowers to the point that the petal over lap each other to form a pale pink solid disc. The flowers are born in abundance from May to July. A true jewel of a plant for woodland and formal gardens. Zone:5 - 8

American Crinum, , Crinum americanum

This native from North and south Carolina, Georgia, Florida west to Texas along the coast is probably the most miraculous swamp flowering perennial the south earth has to offer. Snow white flowers with the three sepals and three petals which simply appears as a six petaled gorgeous flower especially when it is grown in black water settings where the white flowers can truly show off. Flower in late summer for us here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden. Colonizes well from rhizomes. Lush tropical bright green foliage appears in spring and persists until freezing weather hits. Zone:7 - 12

aquatic milkweed, , Asclepias perennis

Like all species of Asclepias, this milkweed is also a host plant for the Monarch butterfly. A small evergreen plant with white flowers, this milkweed seems to attract the later summer butterflies looking for a place to deposit her eggs. Mature size is approximately 1.5-2' tall and wide. Zone:5 - 9

Ashy Sunflower, , Helianthus mollis

Helianthus mollis is a great species of sunflower to landscape with. It offers its spreading/colonizing character with an abundance of large 4" yellow sunflowers that open upon the top 1/3 of the stalks which can reach 3-5' High. Its gray foliage is a nice accent. Grows best in dry soil and full sun. Native to the eastern half of the US. Our source is from Georgia. A beautiful plant for attracting birds and butterflies. Zone:4 - 9

Atamasco Lily, , Zephyranthes atamasco

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Also known as: Rain Lily, Zephyr Lily, Wild Easter Lily

This wild native lily is native to the flood plains and seeps in the southeastern US. It is beautiful with erect white flowers opening in May that are most impressive especially in groupings. I have seen wild populations with thousands in full flower and in no way can one describe the site other than walking on clouds or snow blanketing the earth. This small plant reaches a mature near 14"High with 3-4" erect snow white flowers. A long-lived perennial that prefers moist rich, but well drained soils. We recommend groupings of 5 or more for the best show. We would like to recommend to you that Atamasco lilies be planted under trees in a shady location to protect the flowers from heavy spring rains. Reseeds freely. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:4 - 10

Atamasco Lily, 'N3 Vpessuse', Zephyranthes atamasco

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Also known as: Rain Lily

Never ending is my tearful passion for rescuing native species from the bulldozer driven by ecologically ignorant operators and directed by their money hungry bosses. I found this truly amazing selection in 2010 in an Upson co. Ga. site. This site produced the two most extreme forms I have found as of yet. This Has very wide and extremely short petals and tepals. So wide, in fact, they overlap forming a chubby disc. The name I selected "N3 Vpessuse' means chubby or fat in Muscogee and is pronounced (A-piss-os-i. I will not allow this plant to leave my garden until I have certain protect of its form to prevent it being stolen form our collection and trade marked or patented. Zone:6 - 10

Atamasco Lily, 'N3Vnokeckv Kolaswv', Zephyranthes atamasco

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Also known as: Rain Lily

This the other extreme selected form I found with this unique colony that was being bulldozed in Upson Co. Ga. It has, as you can see in the pic, the longest petal and tepals as well as the most linear I have seen to date. These thin and narrow petals measure 1.5 cm wide x approximately 15cm long. The trade name I gave this striking form is 'N3 Vnokeckv Kolaswv' pronounced (Anokick-ita kola-swa) meaning in Muscogee (Passion Star). This I will not allow to leave my garden for the same reason as my selection 'N3 Vpessuse' Zone:6 - 10

Azure Salvia, , Salvia azurea

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This is a lovely native plant for dry sunny areas. The sky blue flowers of Azure Sage open in mid to late summer and continue into the fall making it a favorite of late season butterflies. Mature size is 3-4'High x 3"wide and supports hundreds of small blue salvia flowers. Blue azure salvia is a tough drought resistant perennial that rewards the gardener with loads of azure blue flowers in late summer. Zone:4 - 10

Notes: Limited quantities this season. Barbara's Buttons, , Marshallia trinerva

Marshallias are wonderful small perennials for that little open area where you want to put a perennial but, most perennials will get to large for that area. A great moderately clumping ground cover that supports dark green evergreen basal rosettes. The blooms are white/pinkish quarter size pompoms that bloom on stalks 2'High starting in late May and continuing throughout June and the flowers are great for attracting moths and butterflies. This Marshallia reseeds well in favorable conditions. Zone:5 - 11

Beard Tongue, , Penstemon australis

Penstemons are among the easiest to grow Genus of native wildflowers. The species australis is no exception. In mid to late spring, this species sends up flower spikes up to 2'High and has lavender tubular flowers reminiscent of Foxglove flowers, with yellow stamens. The flowers and leave are covered with soft fuzzy hairs. This species is very drought tolerant and will do very well in rich well-drained soils in full to partial sun. Certainly under-used in American gardens and deserves a spot in your landscape. Fits well in tight spots rarely gets over 2.5"High x 1'Wide. Zone:5 - 10

Beebalm, , Monarda fistulosa

Also known as: Wild Bergamot

Large pink/purple blooms, butterfly and hummingbird attractor, and wonderfully aromatic are just a few reasons to love this plant. A member of the mint family, all parts of this plant are aromatic and can be made into a wonderful tea. Blooms early summer to fall depending on which area of the country you are in. Heat tolerant. Mature size is approximately 3' High x 3' Wide. Zone:4 - 7

Beebalm, Jacob Cline, Monarda didyma

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Also known as: Red Bergamot

'Jacob Cline' is a natural cross that was discovered in the south by plantsman Don Cline. In mid to late summer 'Jacob Cline' will bloom with large 3 tubular flowers of a deep scarlet color with a tinge of blue. These flowers are held in dense, two layered, whorls that can be up to 4 across. Brilliant red blooms, butterfly and hummingbird attractor, and wonderfully aromatic are just a few reasons to love this plant. A member of the mint family, all parts of this plant are aromatic and can be made into a wonderful tea. Jacob Cline is the most mildew and rust resistant cultivar on the market. To assist in this resistance, give it good air circulation, and moist fertile soils, not allowing it to dry and stress. Mature size is approximately 3-4' High x 3-4' Wide. Zone:5 - 7

Bird Foot Violet, , Viola pedata

The Bird Foot Violet is a tough, super drought tolerant perennial that is considered to be the world's most beautiful wild violet. This jewel loves full sun to full shade in dry habitats and will reseed if conditions are favorable. Never needs to be watered once established. Also a host plant for the Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and the Diana butterflies. As always with this species, quantities are limited. Zone:5 - 8

Bird Foot Violet, 'N3lutescens', Viola pedata

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A very pale selection of the nornally sky-dark blue flower of this species. Not a true white form, but very pale, almost cream colored. Other wise the same as the species. Zone:5 - 8

Bird Foot Violet, 'N3RoyaltyBicolor', Viola pedata

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A much more striking specimen of this species with the upper two petals being dark purple and the bottom three petals remaining the same sky to dark blue. Quite a jewel in the garden and every one wants to know what it is! Matures to 8"High x 1'Wide. Can reseed when conditions are favorable. Zone:5 - 8

Blazing Star, , Liatris aspera

Also known as: Large-headed Liatris

Liatris aspera is in my mind the second most striking species in the East within the genus Liatris. This is a tough species, like most in the genus and can with stand drought very well. It is not tolerant of wet soil which is also true for all but species spicata. Reseeds freely in favorable conditions, which is sunny well drained exposed soils. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As almost always with this species, quantities are limited this season. Blood Root, , Sanguinaria canadensis

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This woodland perennial blooms early spring with large 2.5 inch snow white flowers that are daisy-like in appearance with a yellow disc in the center. It reseeds to colonize over time in rich well drained loamy soils. The flowers stem is 3 - 6 "Tall when flowering. The interesting palmate foliage grows through early summer and can reach 10"High, but is normally in the 6-8" range. It prefers deciduous hardwood hill sides that offer full sun in early spring and then full shade through late spring and the summer months. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: We expect to have more avaiable Spring 2016. Blue Flag, , Iris virginica

Also known as: Southern Blue Flag

Iris virginica is an early blooming native iris that is most often found in wet areas. In (zone 7) it flowers in May. If used around ponds and water gardens this Iris can become quite tall and aggressive, but performs nicely in average garden conditions. The foliage can reach to 3-4' high arching outward with flowers that bloom just below the tip of foliage. Also take a look at var. N3 'The Hulk', which is a natural tetraploid = 4 times as many chromozones. 'The Hulk describes this selection very well. We also grow Var. 'Shervei', which appears as a slightly dwarfed natural form. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We are looking for a white or dark purple form. Blue Star, , Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia is a wonderful genus to garden with. It produces terminal clusters of blue star shaped flowers that emit a very fragrant perfume fragrance in spring. The big difference in species is mostly foliage shape. An early blooming, long lived, carefree perennial, the species pictured tabernaemontana flowers emerge just as the foliage matures. It attracts the first butterflies of the season and is a favorite source of nectar of the Zebra Swallowtail. It develops a 3'High x 4Wide shrub like form for summer and brilliant yellow foliage for fall. The Genus will provide years of enjoyment. The true species is rarely offered. I have seen many plants labeled as species tabernaemontana incorrectly. Zone:5 - 8

Bowman's root, , Porteranthus trifoliatus

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Also known as: Indian physic

Porteranthus, also known as Gillenia, trifoliatus has less attractive foilage than species stipulata, other wise they are the same in appreance. Species trifoliata is found throught the peidmont and mountains of the eastern US, where species stipulata is found mostly in lime stone out crop and where the soils are more alkaline. They are both tough perennials and are drought tolerant. Zone:5 - 9

Bowman's Root, , Porteranthus syn. Gillenia stipulatus

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Also known as: Indian Physic

This perennial long lived native has clusters of white flowers that have 5" long narrow petals in a star burst arrangement. The flowers are borne in a abundance in Mid-May through out June and measure 1" across. The leaves have double serration giving this species a ferny/feathery look each spring as it appears from its winter dormancy. It prefers well-drained rich soils but will grow anywhere well drained in full sun to full shade. It is very easy to grow with little care and reaches at maturity 3'High x 3'Wide. To this day I still do not understand why gardeners do not appreciate this native species beauty, drought tolerance and ease of culture. Zone:4 - 8

Butterfly Weed, , Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed has beautiful orange flowers which are a favorite nectar source for butterflies. It flowers May through August, then sometimes repeat flowers after the Monarchs eat it back. Butterfly Weed does best in very well drained soils in full sun and will tolerate shade as long as the soil is well drained. Its deep thick tap root provides an energy source and moisture retention which allows this species to with stand extreme drought conditions and bounce back with the next rain as if it was never subjected to the stressful conditions. Mature height is about 2'High x 3'Wide under ideal conditions.Also the chief host plant for Monarch Butterfly. This is a long lived perennial that requires very little care and offers bright tangerine to dark orange flowers year after year.. Zone:4 - 10

Notes: We also have the quart size of the selection 'hello yellow' available in the quart size for $12.00. Callaway Ginger, harperii, Hexastylis shuttleworthii

This is a ground cover that has small, thick, almost round spade shaped variegated leaves. It prefers moist well drained shady sites and colonizes slowly to a maximum width of 3' and a total height is 5". Only occasionally seen in nature where it is found naturally throughout isolated populations in the eastern US. Our form in from Southeast Georgia. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Canada Lily, flavum, Lilium canadense

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This golden yellow form of variety flavum was sent to us by our good friend and well respected native plant gardener Gregg Tepper of Elkton, Maryland. Var. flavum is same as var. editorum, but with yellow flowers. Same requirement for growing this variety, Rich, high organic soils with consistent moisture during the growing season, full to part sun. They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 8

Canada Lily, canadense, Lilium canadense

Lilium canadense is a charmingly beautiful native wildflower like so many species that too often are bush hogged down or chemically sprayed by county and state DOT crews and ignorant home owners. This species native to much of the eastern region of the country thrives in damp cool soils, bogs and various other habitats. While the later conditions are ideal it will grow in loamy sand, high organic, or clay based soils as long as it does not dehydrate during Jan.- August. I prefer clay based soils to aid in combating voles. Like other native lilies, this species has gracefully whorled foliage, maturing to 3'high at flowering, but in deep shade may reach to 4-5'high. 3-4" pendulous flowers are produced in the upper portion and hang with slightly recurved petals and sepals on 4-7" pedicles (flower stems). Flower color among botanical varieties range from yellow gold to red. This is the normal color form which is orange in color. NOTE: They are highly attractive to the long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 8

Cardinal Flower, , Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower is a perennial with bright red flowers that bloom on a 3-5'High spikes from summer to frost depending on where your garden is. Here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden (zone 7b)it starts to flower in early August and continues through the end of September. Cardinal Flower prefers moist shady to sunny locations. Hummingbirds are the chief pollinator but, Swallowtail butterflies often attend the flowers for it generous nectar. Full maturity is 3-5'High x 1'Wide. Do not allow fallen leaves and debris to cover the evergreen basal rosettes or the plant will die, watch for leaf build up in fall and winter. Zone:5 - 9

Carolina Aster, , Aster carolinianus

Also known as: Symphyotrichum carolinianum

Aster carolina is a climbing aster that in zone 7b is in peak bloom around mid October. At this time it is covered with pink daisy like flowers that are 1.25 inches in diameter with a yellow disc in the center of each flower that turn brown at maturity. This plant can get very large and cover a fence or trellis quickly! It is evergreen in zone 8 and warmer except in the coldest of winters. Naturally found on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts growing in moist soils along swamps and river courses in sunny locations, but grows well in just about any soil that is located in a sunny site. A very easy plant to grow. It loves wet conditions. Zone:6 - 11

Carolina Scaly Stem, , Elytraria caroliniensis

Absolutely the rarest offered native perennial. Unusual dark green textured 10" long elongated evergreen foliage all completely and tightly basal developing a full rosette. Multiple thin interesting scaly stems rise up 10-18" from the center of this basal rosette producing snow white flowers measuring 3/8's-1/2" across. A truly eye catching species both in and out of flower. Easy to grow and loves wet saturated soil but will grow average well drained slightly moist soil in full sun to part shade. Zone:5? - 10

Catesby's Lily, , Lilium catesbaei

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Also known as: Pine Lily

There is not much that can stop a gardeners heart beat like the Pine Lily. This flaming orange/red lily is native to the deep southern coastal plain where it grows in low areas that receive occasional flooding. Full sun is preferred but it will grow and flower in light shade. This small species presents usually a single brilliant orange/red flower in an erect upright manner with the average height of 1'Tall, but can attain 3'High. Pine lilies must have consistent moisture during winter, spring and early summer to thrive. It can tolerant drier soil during late summer through fall. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We do not have an expected availability date at this time as I am lack proper culture for this species. Catesby's Trillium, Harris county Ga., Trillium catesbaei

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My second most fav Native Trillium species. Catesby's is the most drought tolerant species and is only found in very well drained sites. Clean medium green stately foliage to 13"-15" high producing a single pendulous flower that are normally soft rich pink. At least this is the base morphology foundation for the species. Superb forms can be found to have undulating wavy margins, large, wide, or thin petals. A very nice species of this genus.I give this Trillium species a gold star for its drought tolerance. The only other two eastern Trilliums that can hold up as well in dry soil are T. cuneatum and luteum. Trillium catesbaei along with vaseyi are the last to emerge as well as last to flower, which for us here in Central Georgia at Native Oasis Botanical Garden is late May - June. Slow to multiply from seed but does sparingly in suitable habits. I been growing these jewels Trilliums and have been in love with these Paleo Lilies for 39 years growing my first one when I was just 12 yrs old. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: currently out, Vole attack:(((((((( Chapman's Liatris, , Liatris chapmanii

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Liatris chapmanii is a dwarf liatris that sends up spikes of fuscha flowers in late summer - fall. It is drought tolerant and is a low maintenance perennial for a dry sunny location in your garden. Grows to a height of 2'and fits well in tight spots rarely getting more than 1'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Cleft Phlox, 'Lavender', Phlox bifida

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A true delight to have in the one garden this phlox species came to us by way of another wonderful friend master plantsman Peter Zell. It is a compact species with deep lobed petals which gives the rich Lavender flowers a pin wheel appearance. Similar to species subulata but, does not spread as fast nor get as wide. It is available in limited numbers. Zone:4 - 8

Clefted Beard Tongue, , Penstemon dissecutus

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Penstemon dissectus is non existant in the trade. Only found in Georgia for the most part, the very finely dissected foliage sets this one apart from the others. Lavender pink flowers are spaced out evenly on spikes 2'High. This rare Penstemon does best in well-drained soils and is charming to say the least. Mature size is 2.5'High x 2'Wide and a mature plant can support up to 15 flowers spikes each with as many as 20 flowers each. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: We hope to have the quart or gal. size available Fall 2009 Columbine, 'Corbetts Nana', Aquilegia Canadensis

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This yellow flowering dwarf form Aquilegia candensis matures to only 2'High x 2'Wide and very easy to grow. Does well in full to partial sun and must be planted in well drained soils, it will tolerate alkaline or lime based soils. Aquilegia flowers in spring with 2" long nodding butter yellow flowers that are visited by hummingbirds and butteries. Easily reseeds if not eaten by finches and buntings. Zone:5 - 8

Comfort Root, , Hibiscus aculeatus

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Also known as: Pineland Hibiscus

Our native wild pure species of perennial Hibiscus have so much to offer the beginning or seasoned gardeners and are seldom ever seen in garden centers. This is the first of five species we describe and grow. The first species is an short lived perennial hibiscus in (zone 7) and warmer that has clear yellow flowers up to 6" across with a maroon center/throat. It does well in well-drained to moist soils. The bloom season is long form June to October. Its large clear yellow flowers remind one of Okra on steroids. It is a favorite of hummingbirds and not to worry about its short life of 2-3 years for it reseeded freely. Native to the eastern seaboard and Gulf from North Carolina to Louisiana. Mature to 6'High x 3'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Common Milkweed, , Asclepias syriaca

This is a must have Milkweed to have if you are feeding the Monarch caterpillars. This species has much larger leaves and hence more food for the Monarch caterpillars to feed on. A beautiful plant and will re-seed freely if conditions are favorable. If you don't want it to re-seed make sure you that you cut the seed heads before they open.... or you can send them to us and we will propagate more! Mature size is approximately 4' tall x 3' wide. Beautiful pinkish rosy flowers make this a great addition to any pollinator garden, check out this link to DavesGarden for a picture - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/5421/. Zone:4 - 9

Copper Iris, , Iris fulva

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Iris fulva will tolerate wet to well-drained conditions and prefers sunny sites. A unique and beautiful copper color flower in late spring, this Iris does well in water gardens or a traditional garden setting. Iris fulva spreads at a moderate rate and grows to 4' High at maturity. This is the only native terracotta/red colored Iris. Zone:6 - 11

Notes: As always, these are available in very limited numbers. Coral Bean, , Erythrina herbacea

This is a cool species! Rich dark green foliage looks similar to poinsettias on this shrub like plant that supports a 2-8' spikes of tubular blood red flowers and the bright reddish orange seeds develop in fruit structures that look like black bean pod which are held horizontally on the spike as they open. When they are mature the pods open to expose the dark coral red colored beans which hold for an eternity. This arrangement of contrasting colors is striking. A very drought tolerant once established. Mature size in zone 7'High x 5'Wide. All other Erythrinas are tropical but, by chance we are graced with this temperate species that looks very much tropical in our northern temperate zone. Native to the southeastern sandhill coastal community. Zone:7 - 11

Creeping phlox, 'Blue Ridge', Phlox stolonifera

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This variety has clear sky blue flowers other wise same as species. Culture for this species like most Phlox species is rich well drained soil in Light shade. Zone:5 - 7

Creeping Phlox, 'Eco Brilliant', Phlox nivalis

Phlox nivalis is another low growing species which is more similar to species subulata in the sense of its speed in spreading. Thanks to Dr.Don Jacobs for rescuing this selection from development, he collected it from Rockdale county, Ga. before development destroyed the colony. Now a sub division replaces the varied colony that offered up several nice color forms for cultivating. Phlox nivalis is a robust species and Don's selection Eco 'Brilliant' which has brilliant fuschia flowers. As always with this species, quantities are limited. Zone:4 - 9

Creeping phlox, 'Eco Flirty Eyes', Phlox nivalis

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This rare cultivar selected by our friend Dr. Don Jacobs of this species from Rockdale county,Ga. blooms in early spring with beautiful lavender flowers with dark eyes. It grows extremely fast and is a great butterfly attractor. It prefers partial to full sun. It's mature size is 6"High x 5'Wide. A great ground cover for poor soils and containers. Zone:4 - 9

Creeping phlox, 'Pink Ridge', Phlox stolonifera

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This variety has bright pink flowers and is very robust. Requires rich well drained soils in light shade. Zone:5 - 7

Creeping Phlox, 'Bruce's White', Phlox stolonifera

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Same as species, this selection supports pure Pure white flowers! Culture for this species like most Phlox species is rich well drained soil in Light shade. Zone:4 - 7

Creeping Phlox, 'Home Fires', Phlox stolonifera

This selection has rich, soft lipstick pink flowers on a more compact flower spikes rarely blooming higher than 10". This forms spreading habit is much more restricted. A lovely addition to the color forms of this species. Zone:5 - 8

Cuthbert's Turtlehead, , Chelone cuthbertii

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This is a real find, very rare and difficult to acquire in the trade. this species grows only in mountain bogs and may be have a more demanding culture tan other species. Moist acid soils in part sun are best. Florescent lilac pink flowers are borne in September on the terminal ends of the stems. The flowers last for three weeks or more. Possibly could reseed if conditions are perfect. This group of seedlings are from Rabun county, Georgia from the only known Georgia population. Zone:3 - 7

Deceptive Trillium, , Trillium decipiens

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Also known as: Decieving Trillium

By far my fav species. Easy top grow and stunning in height and mottling variances presented on each specimen. I have selected out from our 32 year old stock some off spring that will rock the garden, I am working on making the finest choice selections available. The base species is every similar to T. underwoodii in that it too has stunning mottling foliage with a central silver stripe down the center of each of the three leaves. It differs and makes up for it's flower being 1" Shorter at 2.5-3" tall than T. underwoodii, but it slams underwoodii in that it reaches up to 21" high supported by a purple burgundy stem. Just a killer in the garden for catch visitor eyes and heart. Recording surviving the winters in zone 6. Zone:6 - 9

Devil's Bite, , Liatris scariosa

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This Liatris of the Eastern US is considered to be one of the most glorious species when in flower. Its large lavender to purple flower heads are packed closely together and extends 2/3 of the flowering spike that can reach 3-4'High. This drought tolerant perennial is a favorite nectar provider of late summer and early fall butterflies as well as it supplies seed for many bird species. Liatris thrive in dry sunny conditions. Do not plant them too deep. When planting the top of the cromb should be right at the soil surface. Zone:4 - 9

Dwarf Crested Iris, , Iris cristata

Iris cristata native to the eastern half of the US is a dwarf perennial Iris with sky blue flowers that spreads to form colonies 4-5' wide and grows in shady sites with well drained conditions. It will tolerate dry soil in full sun but is much more happy in a shaded site in rich moist but well drained soils. A great spring and summer ground cover in shaded areas with good soil. A new 5" sea of Lush green miniature Iris foliage emerges each spring in March and remains attractive and in good conditions into late summer. The new flush of foliage is followed by attractive 1 1/2" lilac to sky blue flowers with white crest and gold signals in April to May. Iris cristata goes dormant in fall for a winter break only to reappear early the next spring to spread and bloom again. Under the conditions advised above the colony will double in size each summer. Mature height near 6" when flowering. Easy to care for, simply ignore it in the garden! Many selections we have check the website for others. Zone:5 - 8

Dwarf Crested Iris, 'alba', Iris cristata

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Iris cristata 'Alba' is the same as the species, except producing pure white flowers. A real charmer in the garden selected by? A fast multiplying selection proves this one to be a great addition to the garden. Early spring carpet of pure white flowers followed by a sea of medium green dwarf Iris foliage. Zone:5a - 8

Notes: We expect to have more available Spring 2012. Dwarf Crested Iris, 'Little Bluebird', Iris cristata

This selection 'Little Bluebird' medium blue with orange inner signal and ivory outer signal surround by a rich violet border. Spreads quickly in well drained shade. The flower on the right in the pic is 'Little Bluebird'. Zone:5a - 8

Notes: We expect to have more available Spring 2012. Dwarf Crested Iris, 'N3Purple Crown', Iris cristata

Also known as: Crested Iris

Iris cristata has many forms and this one I found in north Georgia while fly fishing in the spring of 2004. This selection I choose for its darker than usual purple flowers. While the flowers are to a degree smaller than normal, the intense hue of purple lends to its name 'N3 Purple Crown'. Iris cristata is one of the very best choices for a ground cover in full sun to shade where average moisture is consistent. Iris cristata is a true deciduous species dropping its foliage in November. It is so easy to forget about this species during the cold, cold winters only to be rewarded and very surprised as its bright green new foliage appears followed by many white to purple flowers that appear in April. It bounces back to life and starts spreading with new rhizomes to develop a graceful ground cover carpeting effect. A sea of lime green foliage in early spring maturing to medium green by early summer. Most all selections will spread to approximately 3-4'Wide, while only growing and flowering to a height of 4-6". Zone:4 - 8

Dwarf Crested Iris, 'Powder Blue Giant ', Iris cristata

This selection is possibly the largest flowering form of the species. It is a toss up between 'Powder Blue Giant' and 'Eco Orchid Giant' to which has the largest flowers. Collected in Tennessee by Plants man Sam Norris it has, as the name implies, a soft powder blue 3" huge flowers and larger than normal foliage. It is believed to be a tetraploid with twice as many chromosomes the large flower and foliage makes this one a true monster form of Dwarf Crested Iris. Zone:5? - 8

Dwarf Hairy Spiderwort, 'N3Alba', Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Also known as: Hairystem Spiderwort

Same as the species, but with pristine white flowers. A true jewel of a selection by Nearly Native Nursery. Zone:4 - 9

Dwarf Hairy Spiderwort, 'N3Amethyst', Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Also known as: Hairystem Spiderwort

'N3Amethyst'. Rich amethyst purple color. Growing conditions are the same as for the species. Zone:5 - 10

Dwarf Hairy Spiderwort, 'N3Orchid', Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Also known as: Hairystem Spiderwort

This species of Tradescantia grows to 8"High x 1.5'Wide and is perennial with dense hairy foliage and stems. It is native to xeric/dry conditions , full sun to partial shaded woodlands around rock out crops and blooms from early spring to mid summer. We have collected color forms of this species with the help of our friend the Doc. of Rock Jim Allison, our retired State Botanist. All are limited but, please inquire about your favorite color selected by Nearly Native Nursery = N3. Zone:5 - 10

Fairy Lily, , Cooperia primulina

Cooperia species are very similar to Zephyranthes and Habranthus species. All three genera are commonly referred to as Rain Lilies. This species has beautifully presented soft but intense yellow flowers in summer and is native to Valles, Tamaulipas in N.W. Mexico. It is easy to grow and provides years of enjoyment flowering year after year reliably. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:6 - 11

Fall Phlox, Tall Summer Phlox, Phlox paniculata

Also known as: Garden Phlox

This is by far the tallest most aggressive reseeding species for us. At maturity P. paniculata can attain a height of 6+' in shadier habitats. Normal averages 4-5'High x 2-3'Wide for each plant. It emerges early, but delays busting buds to flower as it attains it's Regal height. Opening finally in late May and flower through the summer stretching into fall. It require very good air circulation to prevent Powdery Mildew. Avoid overhead sprinkling or watering. Our plants flowers can range wildly in color due to the fact that we have 20 selections in here in Native Oasis Botanical Garden. Zone:4 - 8

Fire Pink, , Silene virginica

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Fire Pink is a true red colored flower that measuring up to 2" across. It typically is a 18"High x 20"Wide and covered in May with the rich true red star shaped flowers. Can reseed freely in favorable conditions. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: Dividing plants crowns in winter approximately every 2-3 years will keep the plants vigorous in your garden and rich well drained soils in sun or shade is the site. Fosters Rain Lily, , Zephyranthes fosteri

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The species was discoved by Munford Foster in the Nuevo Galicia or Tepic region of Mexico. It later was discovered growing in the vicinity of the Guadalajara area and now is known to be more broadly distributed in central west Mexico. A rather short crocus like species flowering only 7-8" high with color ranging from deep rose to white, our selection is a soft pretty pink. We are always searching for that deep rose form that Munford originally collected. Z. fosteri flowers late June for use here at our new Native Oasis Botanical Garden. Very limited supply. we are still building our stock up to be a sustainable population that we can pull from. Very rarely offered species. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:7 - 10

Fringed Campion, 'Apalachicola Form', Silene polypetela

Also known as: Apalachicola Fringed Champion

This lovely native perennial is very rare and seldom offered due to the belief that the growing requirements for this species are difficult to achieve. The reality is that it needs no more than to be left alone in well drained soils under the shade of hardwood, or mix forest. Over watering or damp soil condition are the #1cause of death of this species. Well worth growing and a delightful treasure in the garden for it elegantly produces deeply fringed petaled 2" soft pink flowers. Fringed Champion matures as a carpet ground covering reaching 2-3'wide reaching only 5" at most in height while flowering. Evergreen though usually covered by oak leaves during the winter going unnoticed until April when it springs to life. From May - June this species will surprise anyone who happens takes a walk through your garden. It is commonly thought to be a short lived perennial living only 3-4 years but we have had a colony persist for 8 years and even survive a transplant 4 years ago. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As always with this species quantities are limited. This species has the same culture requirements as other species in the genus Silene. fringed wild pink, 'N3Daytime affair', Silene caroliniana x polypetala

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Also known as: Fringed Campion x Wild Pink

This is a natural hybrid between Wild Pink and Fringed Campion that happened in Lawrenceville, Ga. at my landscape in 1989. By chance the two species hybridized even though they were planted 100' apart in a sunny location. Both are glorious own their own, but you can see the the character of each in the picture. This is a beautiful union between the two species. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: Dividing plants crowns in winter approximately every 2-3 years will keep the plants vigorous in your garden. Georgia Aster, 'N3 Purple Haze', Symphyotrichum georgianum

Also known as: Aster georgianum

Georgia Aster is a rare woody perennial with royal blue - purple 2-inch flowers with whitish disc that blooms from late September through mid November. It is one of the south's most intensely colorful asters and Georgia's most sought after species. It loves those poor desert like conditions. The dry red clay banks or rock well drained sites in full sun are best for this species. Georgia Aster is very easy to grow and does best in well-drained sunny locations where our selection presents erect stems producing dark purple 2" flowers up to 3' High. Symphyotrichum georgianum reseeds randomly through out your landscape in favorable locations. Our selection is a good purple form we have named 'N3Purple Haze'. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: This species has been renamed and moved from Aster georgiana to Symphyotrichum georgianum Gholson's Liatris, , Liatris gholsonii

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The most recent species to be discovered. Found only in two counties in the panhandle of Fla. this rare species deserve an chance for survival. A superb option for an well drained sandy soil sites. Gholson's Blazing Star grow to 2.5' producing a spikes of purple flower in a traditional Liatris spike. Broader foliage than most deep south Liatris. Limited quantities available. Zone:6 - 10

Giant Blue Flag Iris, 'Tetra', Iris virginica

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This is no ordinary Blue Flag Iris. 'Tetra' has four times as many chromosomes as the species. This characteristic is shown with huge flowers for the species as well as the rapid growth, which allows it to fill an 4'x 4' area with in a year. The foliage can stand 3'+ High in spring then as it matures in late spring the tips gracefully arches over and remain that way all summer in to fall. The vigor of 'Tetra' is matched by no other selection and it alone is reason enough to this selection in your garden. Great for erosion control as many other Native Water Iris species are. Zone:5 - 10

Giant Blue Iris, , Iris giganticaerulea

Truly the largest native Iris species in the southeastern US. It can grow to 4'- 5'high and is a very robust with large species with dark rich royal blue flowers. Endemic to Louisiana and its neighboring states hiding in the haunts of swamps and boyous. this species is frequently used by Iris hybridisers because of it's large size and intense color. To me this species is grand enough by itself and no tinkering with nature can improve the evolutionary choices mother earth has made. Not Known to be as cold hardy as other Iris species, but performs superbly for us in 7b. It is the crown jewel of all natives species. Zone:7 - 9

Giant Ironweed, , Vernonia gigantea

This species has deep purple flowers in mid-late Summer atop 4-7'stalks, taller in wet areas with flowers presented in a loose flat head cluster, (Compound Umbel) slightly dome shaped arrangement. It prefers rich moist sunny sites. Giant Ironweed is a favorite of late summer butterflies. Zone:5 - 9

Giant Prairie Lily, Rain Lily, Cooperia drummondii

Discovered and described in 1836 by D.Don. Often referred to as species Zephyranthes pedunculata, drummondii And other syn. species names. It is native to Kansas, Oklahoma much of central Texas south to northern Mexico and then has a disjunct population in the state of Parana Brazil. The fragrant Flowers are pure white with puckered wavy petals and are thick and heavy compared to other rain lilies. This rain lily is the easiest to recognize out of flower because of its large blue-green foliage. It flowers most heavy in around March and April but can produces flowers all the way into September. Endemic to dry foothills of the Sierra Occidental up to 3,000'. It prefers rich very well drained soils in sun to part shade. It is our opinion along with others that it looks better in some shade but be sure to give it at least a half days sun. It occupying similar habitats Texas Hill Country as low as 600'. The bulbs are quite large 2" to 3". This is another specie selection with larger than average flowers from Texas that our good friend Rob Mc elwee found. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:7 - 10

Golden Rain Lily, , Zephyranthes flavissima

This species is native to southern Brazil and throughout the northern half of Argentina where it is quite rare. It inhabits pastures and meadows of gravel and clay soils, and along riverbank corridors often submerged in the rain season. A lovely and vigorous miniature species and flowers freely when planted in damp clay soils in full sun. Z. flavissima produces rich intense golden yellow funnel shape flowers sometimes with an tinge of orange. It flowers just 6" from the soil surface with deep green grass like foliage. Z. flavissima flowers in mid-spring through early summer. For us in 7b July is its flowering time. Plants generally will clump up quickly if supplied plenty of moisture. Considered rare in the wild. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:6 - 10

Granite Gayfeathers, , Liatris microcephala

Also known as: Dwarf blazing star

This perennial grows well in the driest and harshest sunny conditions. Species microcephala is often found growing in rock crevices in full sun. Most of the year it is a short clump of narrow linear foliage appearing as a clump of healthy grass.In early fall it puts up spikes of fuschia/blue flowers that will last until frost. The Latin species name translates in English to small head. Each of the many spikes are covered in tiny flowers like a bottle brush. This species matures to 3'High x 3'Wide. Zone:5 - 8

Gray Goldenrod, , Solidago nemoralis

Solidago or Golden Rod have been blamed for hay fever symptons for ever and it is now thought to not be the culpret. This opens us up to many beautiful species of the Genus Solidago. The species nemoralis has hairy grayish green leaves and stems. It does well in dry sandy, rocky, or red clay areas. In October it produces 20" tall spikes that support terminal bright yellow clusters flowers. Zone:5 - 8

Great Blue Lobelia, , Lobelia siphilitica

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This species is found mostly in the mountainous region of the Eastern US. It is a favorite with hummingbirds and butterflies like species the(cardinalis)Cardinal flower. Light shade and will grow in rich soils with consistently moist but, not wet soils. It has blue spikes from mid summer to late fall. Great blue lobelia has slightly smaller flowers than does species cardinalis. Not as common in the trade as cardinalis but, deserves a spot in the garden. reseeds fairly well. NOTE: Do not allow the rosette of foliage to become cover in fall by fallen leaves. The rosette needs full exposure all winter to survive. Considered a short lived perennial dividing evry fall or spring is recommended. Zone:5 - 7

Notes: We expect to have the quart size available Spring 2010. Green and Gold, australe, Chrysogonum virginianum 'Eco Lacquered Spider'

This stoloniferous very fast spreading selection of Green and Gold was found by friend and noted plantsman Dr. Don Jacobs in Central Georgia. Chrysogonum virginianum Green and Gold flowers to 3-4" high with yellow button flower suppressed against the foliage in late spring. It can spread beyond 8'wide. The plant sends out on its stolons 2-3' each spring flat across the soil surface developing rosettes sometimes several feet away and makes a terrific addition to the front of the perennial garden where low ground cover is needed. It offers great soil erosion protection as this selection develops a thick carpet quickly spreading 2-3' per year. Looks great in a woodland setting as well. The plant produces a beautiful deep yellow flowers in the spring. The rosettes at the end of the stems will attach themselves to the ground as the rosettes mature each fall. Another feature that we like is that it has proven to be been Long Legged Goat, (deer) resistant for us. Zone:5 - 10

Hairy Phlox, , Phlox amoena

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Hairy phlox gets its name from the pubescent (i.e. hairy) foliage that distinguishes it from our other native phloxes. Beautiful pink/purple blooms adorn this species in late spring in our zone (7). Phlox amoena likes well drained soil in partial to full shade. It is a very drought tolerant species that doesn't like to be over watered. Great for those who have to deal with watering restrictions or dry sunny locations where watering is impractical. Zone:3 - 8

Indian Pink, , Spigelia marilandica

One of only two species found here in the Eastern United States. Most of the species are tropical, but we are very fortunate to have this species growing among us in the Eastern forest. Indian Pink is a outstanding tough perennial that produces 20 - 60 rich red trumpet shaped flowers that flare open or recurve open at their ends and show off the bright yellow interior. Hummingbirds and butterflies find this plants flowers magnetic to their desires! Slow growing, though, reliable and long lived. Reseeds slowly in favorable conditions, which are rich well drained partial sunny areas. Spigelia marilandica matures to approximately 18"High x 2'Wide. Rarely offered! Zone:5 - 9

Jerusalem artichoke, , Helianthus tuberosus

This Sun flower has long been grown for its edible tuber but, more recently for its flower power. Helianthus tuberosus produces 3-4" bright yellow flowers on 6-8' High stalks. It colonizes quickly to give an established look to ones landscape as well as can be used as a screen during the summer months. Native to the Mid-West. Colonizes quickly in loose soils not so quickly in hard soils. Zone:4 - 8

Louisiana Iris, 'Black Gamecock', Iris louisiana

This has to be the darkest purple on the plant. This Louisiana Iris flowers profusely with Black /purple flowers you will ever see. A wonderful color forms of the most varied native Iris. All Iris louisiana selections spread rapidly and can colonize and 4'x 4' area in 2 years. This is a difficult color form to find and here is your chance to nab one for your collection. Check others native Iris species we grow. Zone:5 - 10

Louisiana Iris, 'N3 Purple Passion', Iris louisiana

Also known as: Swamp Iris

All of the selections made from this species and closely related clan of Iris louisiana must comprise nearly 300 selections or cultivars with many new ones coming from breeders and wild selected specimens. This old favorite still catches more attention than the newer selections with it's very large, well lets say huge flowers measuring 7" across. When I first encountered it I thought I was looking at Iris giganticaerulea, the largest native southeastern Iris species, until I was corrected. It is one of the largest flowering Louisiana Iris in the trade and is rich medium purple in color. It is a large aggressive grower reaching 3'+ in height. Zone:5 - 10

Mexican Spider Lily, , Hymenocallis acutifolia

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Hymenocallis acutifolia is native to southern Mexico. It occurs in and near riparian habitats. In its native habitat we could expect it to be evergreen, but here in our temperate environment it responds as a herbaceous perennial. Flowering in late July or in August with snow white spidery flowers. Zone:7b - 10

Michaux's Lily, , Lilium michauxii

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Also known as: Carolina Lily

A strikingly beautiful small species with usually a single stem occasionally multiple flowering stems will arise from older bulbs that have branched to colonize. The whorled foliage that rarely produces more than one flower. Robust healthy plants can produce up to four beautiful pendulous bright orange flowers with a yellow throat and dark rust/maroon spots with in. Michaux's Lily looks like a dwarf Turks Cap. Ranging from east Texas to north Fla. north to the mid Atlantic states. It is found on typically hardwood hillsides, but Michaux's Lily will grow almost anywhere as long as it is in a well drained site. A delightful species that will draw attention to gardening friends. Easy to grow, though very slow, but does not reseed well. Matures to 3.5'High x 1'Wide. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: We only ship lilies in their dormant stage from October - March. Pick up only April through Sept. As always with this species, quantities are limited. Michaux's Lily, 'N3Lane Cu-fe', Lilium michauxii

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Also known as: Carolina Lily

This is the brightest yellow form thus far for me. It a chance seedling from a fruit I collected in north Ga. six years ago. This nice bright charmer really glows in garden and is notice by more of our wonderful customers than other forms of the species. It the newest selection and I have named this one Lilium michauxii'N3 La-ne cu-fe' meaning in Muscogee (Lane) Gold and (Cu-fe)Rabbit. I was giving a said to be pure yellow form form north Ga. a year ago, but have yet to witness the flowering of this specimen. Hopefully this coming growing season 2013 I will see it produce a flower. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:5 - 8

Michaux's Lily, 'N3Micco Lamochatte, Lilium michauxii

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Also known as: Carolina Lily

This superior red color selection I made from a population in the Fall Line of central Georgia. It is a stunning red form of this normally tangerine orange lily species ranging from east Texas to north Fla. north to the mid Atlantic states. It is found typically on hardwood hillsides, but Michaux's Lily will grow almost anywhere as long as it is in a well drained site. I named in Honor and Memory of Micco Lamochattee, pronounced Lum-hee (Lvmhe) meaning Eagle and Cat-tae (Cate) meaning Red. Note: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Quick History: Chief Red Eagle's war name was Hopnicafutsahia, or (Truth Teller) Born (c. 1765-81? - March 24, 1824). His English name was Bill Weatherford and as a Muscogee/Creek Chief of the Upper Creeks as one thoughtful chiefs of the many that lead the Red Sticks offensive in the Creek War (1811-1814) against the invasion of European immigrants with their arrogant that were trespassing as some consider Spanish are doing today. Driving of thousands of Creeks from their home land after a treaty was signed. lands monthly with that Superior Manifest Destiny Attitude. This man was among the first of the original Homeland Security Team Members in the south! Bill Weatherford was of mixed blood. His father was Charles Weatherford, a Scottish trader and his mother was Sehoy a Itis or Muscogee Native. He was strongly opposed to the invading whites as was Chief Menawa (Ilex decidua 'N3Micco Menawa') and Peter Mc Queen. The three of them with others headed the Red Stick 800-1000 homeland security force team members on the war path to retain and preserve their cultural ways and stop the uncontrolled burning of their homes, stealing and killing of Native Creeks farmland and animals. The Creek American War was started by US troops during 1811 when a small band of red sticks were attacked out side of Mobile,Ala while they were bring munitions back from Pensacola. since that first battle which the creeks won they planned a massive attack on Fort Mimms in retaliation. A months later August 30, 1813 they staged their positioned on Fort Mimms, Honorably Chief Red Eagle advised not to kill women and children, but his pleas were ignored and as the anger boiled in the blood of his warriors, so the attack against the fort went on killing mostly white Europeans, some Blacks and Lower Creeks that had taken refuge in the fort. Some 400-500 of the Fort Mimms people were kill that day. The attack known as the Fort Mimms Massacre. Zone:5 - 8

Michauxii's Liliy, N3 Micco Yaha Hajo, Lilium michauxii

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Also known as: Carolina Liliy

I never thought I would find a more red form than 'N3 Micco Lamochatte', but I did. While a road widening project in central Georgia was in progress I was able to save five Lilium michauxii and many other species of native plants from the fall line road project. Two years later in July summer of 2012 one of the five produced a screamimg red flower. I have named this selection 'N3 Micco Yaha Hajo' in honor of Muscogee/Creek Chief Mad wolf. As I type 8/1/2013 in the Smoky Mountains and up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway I notice the Asian introduced lily virus is killing most all the Blue Ridge Parkway Lilies Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. The only quote I could locate, Micco Yaha Hajo was from earlier when he live in Ala. He said: "The people of Tombigbee have put over their cattle in the Fork, on the Alibamo (current day Alabama) hunting grounds, and have gone a great way on our lands. I want them put back. We all know they are Americans." Quick History: Chief Yaha Hajo A once Muscogee leader from Ala. turned Seminole War Chief, He united with the majority of the people in their opposition to forced immigration, and became an active leader in the war. The truth is, that the measures adopted by the US to bring about this result, were neither conciliatory nor efficient; the wishes and interests of the Indians, in several particulars, were not consulted as they should have been, nor were the means for effecting the removal forcibly, either adequate or promptly applied. On the 29th of March, 1836, as the main body of the American troops in Florida was about to encamp on the banks of the Ocklewahah, two fires were discovered, newly lighted, on the opposite side of one of those lakes which abound in this country. The Us troops supposing the fire to be signal-fire, lighted by the Indians to communicate intelligence from one party to another, Colonel Butler's command was detached in search for what they assumed was an enemy. The troops had proceeded three or four miles, when four Indians were discovered and pursued by the advanced guard. General Joseph Shelton, of South Carolina, a gallant gentleman, who accompanied the army as one of a band of volunteers from that patriotic state, dashed for ward and charged upon one of the Indians, who, finding he could not elude the attack, halted and faced his opponent. When but a few steps apart, both parties leveled their guns at each other; the General fired first, wounded his adversary in the neck, and, drop ping the gun, drew a pistol. Advancing on the Indian, he placed the pistol at his breast, and drew the trigger, but the weapon missed fire. The Indian brought his rifle to his shoulder and shot the General in the hip; at the same moment the brave savage received a fatal wound from another hand, fell on his knees, attempted to load his rifle in that position, and died, resisting to the last gasp with the obstinacy which always marks the death of the Indian. The warrior who was slain in the manner just described, was Yaha Hajo, or the Mad Wolf, a Creek chief, who visited Washington City in 1826 as one of the delegates from that nation, but after wards emigrated to Florida, where he held the same rank. His name is not expressive of his character, which was comparatively mild and benevolent. He was especially noted as a successful hunter, and was considered one of the best in Florida. For this exercise he seemed admirably fitted by his finely molded form, which evinced both strength and agility, and exhibited a fine specimen of savage beauty. He was erect and slender. His chest was broad and high, his limbs round, and elegantly turned, and his muscles greatly developed by constant exercise. The hands of the Indians, never being employed in labor, are usually small, bearing that evidence of gentility which Sir Walter Scott lays down as an indubitable sign of aristocratic birth. Those of Yaha Hajo were remarkably small and delicately formed; while his feet had the hollow sole and high instep common to his race, and might have served as models for the sculptor, except that they were too small for just proportion. His nose was Roman, and all his features fine and prominent. Lilium michauxiiNOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats(deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread The Asian Lily Virus quickly and kill our wonderful native lilies. The virus has spread form commercially sold Day Lilies and other Asiatic lilies in the garden trade and is truly threatening our Native Zone:5 - 8

Notes: pic coming soon for passionate memory only as the plant appears to have died:( Michigan Lily, , Lilium michiganense

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Lilium michiganense is another exquisite charmer of a native lily species too often bush hogged down or chemically sprayed by county and state DOT crews and ignorant home owners. One of the most highly sought of the lily species, this species is native from and northern Ala. and Ga. throughout the northeastern states of the eastern Us. This species was once far more plentiful in the northeast than it is today. European settlement followed by the industrial age has led to much destruction of this species and others range. This species thrives in damp cool soils, bogs and other various habitats. While the later conditions are ideal it will grow in loamy sand, high organic, or heavy clay based soils as long as it does not dehydrate during Jan.- August. I prefer damp clay based soils to aid in combating the voles ability to tunnel. Like other native lilies, this species has gracefully whorled foliage, maturing normally to 3'high at flowering, but in deep shade may reach to 4-6'high. 3-4" flowers are produced in the upper portion and hang pendulously with strongly recurved petals and sepals on 4-7" pedicles (Flower stems). Up to 25 flowers can be produced per plant in ideal conditions. Flower color among this species varies with the range from yellow gold to orange/red. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: flower pix coming soon! Morh's Barbaras Button, 'N3Cahaba', Marshallia morhii

An endangered species, this tough native perennial can grow in the driest to very moist conditions in full sun or shade. Morh's Barbara Button develops into a dense colony once established. It has an evergreen basil rosette that spreads to 10"Wide and in Spring flowers with 5-8 beautiful cool white flowers measuring 1.5"Wide. The flowers are held about 12" high above the Basil rosette on simple green stems. This species like most Marshallia's flower for about one month and reseed freely. Zone:5 - 8

Mountain Beard Tongue, , Penstemon smallii

This Southeastern native Penstemon prefers rich organic soils in partial sun and blooms profusely in May to June in (zone 7). It is easy to grow and a welcome reseeder. In April May and June it has multiple flower spikes that hold lavender fox glove like flowers. Adult plants will sometimes have as many as 20 to 30 flower spikes. This one gets my vote as the most attractive species in Georgia! Mature size is 2'High x 3'Wide and needs dividing every year or two. Zone:5 - 7

Mouse-ear coreopsis, , Coreopsis auriculata

Also known as: Dwarf Coreopsis

This under used delightful native species deserves a place in every sunny or woodland garden. Its leaves have soft fuzzy hairs that are persist into late winter. 1.5 - 2" yellow flowers appear over a long period of time from mid spring through early summer. It will repeat flowering if dead headed though this practice is not necessary to keep it attractive through out the season. The foliage of this little charmering Coreopsis is dark green and is kept in a compact habit. Coreopsis auriculata grows best in well drained rich soils in full sun to shade. This wonderful native is very drought tolerate and needs no care to keep the foliage looking nice through out summer. This dwarf Coreopsis is a very well behaved grower, spreading slowly to form low growing colonies of nearly evergreen foliage. A great ground cover most of the year with bright yellow flowers in mid spring. Maximum size is 10"High at flowering and colonizing to 3' Wide. Zone:5 - 8

Narrow leaf Coneflower, , Echinacea angustifolia

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Also known as: Elk Root

This is one of the smallest of this genus but is superior in having the highest level of Isobutylamides, which gives you that tongue tingly feeling that you get from chewing the seeds of Echinacea. Native Americans learned of Echinacea angustifolia properties as a fortifier of the immune system by observing sick or wounded elks seeking out this plant and consuming their roots. After many observation of elk and deer seeking and eating this species over others. Native American adopted the same method for boosting their immune system.Native American identified this species Echinacea as Elk Root. Herbalist still use it today, but they most often substitute the species E.purpurea because it is easier to grow making it more abundant and less expensive, but the draw back is it has a much lower concentration levels of Isobutylamides. WE DO NOT SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND ANYONE TO TASTE, EAT OR IN ANY WAY CONSUME ANY PARTS OF ANY OF THE PLANTS IN OUR CATALOG. Narrow Leaf Cornflower is the common name it most often carries has lavender downward curved petals sometimes having a yellow disc. It does well in dry sunny locations and is native to the Midwestern U.S. Loves alkaline soils. Native from Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the north to New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana in the south. Flowers in late spring. Zone:5 - 7

Narrow Leaf Iron Weed, , Vernonia angustifolia

As a rule the genus Vernonia or Iron Weed is a common meadow and prairie flower. The species V. angustifolia is native to the xeric coastal plain sites and is occasionally found in the lower Piedmont of the southeastern US. Vernonia angustifolia grows up to 6'High and can arch out to 6'Wide under rich conditions. Normally it grow in extreme dry sandy locations and under this condition it rarely reach to 4' and has very narrow willow like foliage. Under very well drained or dry conditions it offers an airy delicate appearance to your garden. Each of the many slender stalks are the are topped with hundreds of rich purple small flowers arranged in a tight panicle. A great summer butterfly nectar plant. Zone:5 - 10

Narrow Leaf Sunflower, , Helianthus angustifolius

This is one the showiest native perennial sunflowers as well as the easiest to grow. It can reseed more than one wants in bare soil area in a landscape. Narrow leaf Sunflower grows to a height of 6+'High x 5'Wide. The flowers are born in October in the top 2/3's of the plant and can be close to 4" across carrying bright yellow ray petals with dark brown disc turning black at maturity. The seeds are ravished by finchs. Zone:5 - 9

Nettle-leaved Sage, 'N3 Midnight Blue', Salvia urticifolia

Nettle-leaved Sage is unfamiliar to most only because it is not a large species nor has large flowers and is never offered. A species that matures to 1'High x 2'Wide and grows in dry conditions, it is the perfect plant for xeric landscapes. It produces 10-20 flowering spikes that arch up and outwards carry hundreds of small very dark royal blue flowers. Never needs watering and fits well in small places. It does not reseed freely. Blooms in late April to early May. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Northern Blue Flag Iris, , Iris versicolor

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Also known as: Mountain Blue Flag Iris

To me the most lovely, voluptuous, stunning wild native Iris of the East has to offer. Mature height is approximately 24-30". Simply must be kept moist years round. Endemic to the as far south as the southern Blue Ridge Mountains throughout the north and mid west. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We expect to have these available Spring 2011. Ohio Spiderwort, , Tradescantia ohiensis

Also known as: Blue jacket

Species ohiensis is a tough perennial that has blue sometimes (rarely) white flowers that first appear in mid-April and continue into early summer. It matures to 3.5'High x 3'Wide under ideal conditions. The leaves and flowers are covered with very few soft hairs but essentially glaborous (smooth). It is easy to grow and prefers full sun in well-drained soils. Grows well in the entire eastern US. in almost any conditions. Ohio Spiderwort can reseed very freely. Zone:5 - 10

Pale Coneflower, , Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida is another tough native perennial that is less known to gardeners. It has narrow leaves covered in fuzzy hairs and the flowers are pale pink to rich pink with long drooping recurved petals. Does best in sunny sites situated in well-drained soil. E. pallida flowers from June to August and the mature size is 30"High x 3'Wide. Native to the eastern half of the US. Zone:4 - 8

Panhandle Lily, 'N3Pakpvkuce Etketa, Lilium iridollae

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Man of Man do we have a Jewel for you here. This fabulous form was shared with me years ago by the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC. A true red selection of this normally yellow to gold flowering species. Lilium iridollae 'N3 Pak-pv-ku-ce Et-ke-tv' which is pronounced 'N3 Puc-pugo-gee It-key-da', meaning (burning flower) in the Muscogee language. It is pollinated by just all the swallowtail butterflies within its limited range, especially the Spicebush Swallowtail(Papilio troilus), Eastern tiger Swallowtail(Papilio glaucus), and Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes). Panhandle lily or Pot of Gold Lily is rarely known and even more rarely offered. It is a smaller species usually with in the 3-4'or smaller produces up to 5 or 6 pendulous flowers. Spreads by rhizome growth at a moderate rate to develop a colony of impressive lilies. It prefers a moist boggy sites and part sun to full sun. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:5 - 9

Prairie Blue Flag, 'N3Mocama', Iris hexagona

This particular selection was discovered by my friend Micheal Dean of St.Marys, Fla. It is far richer in color than ours we have seen making it a it striking eye catching specimen. Prairie Blue Flag is the southern most species of Blue Flag Iris. Its haunt are the flat wood bottoms and prairies of the lower coastal plain that flood in the deep south of Georgia to the south central Florida peninsula. Consistent moisture or temporary flooding are optimal for this species, however an occasional drying spell is okay if for not to long. A hard to find species that is rarely offered in the trade. Zone:5 - 10

Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox, Phlox pilosa

An outstanding species and is freely reseeding for us here Native Oasis Botanical Garden. Mature to 18-24"High at flowering x 24"Wide as an individual plant. Flowers mid spring to late spring. Foliage is vary narrow or lance shaped. Individual random seed grown plants can vary wildly in color. Zone:5 - 8

Rain Lily, , Habranthus robustus

The species robusta is native to Argentina north to Brazil in regions that receive regular rain fall except late summer and autumn. It is one of the largest flowering species of all rain lily species. It flowers in early summer as all rain lilies do after heavy rains producing medium pale pink flowers. Always consider an old friend as is often Z. grandiflora in the garden. It has been used as a summer flowering bulb for ever it seems. Every summer it is free flowering and reliably after storms and brightens any open sunny location that provides adequate moisture. It is not picky about soil types just simply needs sun and consistent moisture. H. robusta multiplies rapidly into a colony with proper conditions. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:6 - 10

Rain Lily, , Zephyranthes dichromantha

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This native species of Mexico's central region is a recent(1991)discovery of Thad Howards', author of the great book Bulbs for Warm Gardens). It occurs in the vicinity of San Luis Potosi, east of the Sierra Madre Oriental and is found in favorable, low flood plains in silty clay soils, habitats in isolated locations in the surrounding area. It is most often found in rarely distributed area and margins of sugar cane fields in this region. A delight to grow and very easy to cultivate in average conditions as long as there is full sun for at least part of the day. Not to picky about the soil types but supply adequate moisture to encourage flowering. This Zephyr flowers from mid-summer till early fall with funnel shaped, soft to medium yellow flowers. The terminal petal tips are tinged with rusty-red which is most obvious prior to the flowers opening. The specific epithet dichromantha refers to two colored flower in Latin. Reseeds well. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:7 - 10

Rain Lily, , Zephyranthes lindleyana

Zephyranthes lindleyana inhabits its native haunts in Central Mexico occurring on both sides of the Sierra Madras Oriental in states such as San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro and Guanajuatio. This species like most Zephyrantes prefer consistent moisture and full sun but is not picky at all about soil types. Very nice pink flowers are produced in March on 10" stems. It may produce an occasional flower throughout the summer months as so many species do. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:7 - 10

Rain lily, , Zephyranthes primulina

This is a charming species of Zephyr lily with electric crystal yellow flowers with are have an exterior reddish tinge and will provides a bright yellow and cheery atmosphere in your garden. It is native to the area around Valles, Tamaulipas, which is the most northeast state on the east coast of Mexico where other beautiful Zephyranthes species are also found. It flowers during the summer months and a colony can gracing the garden for three weeks or more, then sets viable seed. This species re-seeds very well for us here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden (7b). TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:6 - 11

Rain Lily, , Zephyranthes labufferosa

This popular naturally-occurring hybrid Zephyr is a true joy to have in ones garden. Probably the best known and most attractive natural occurring form, this may be the most widely grown Zephyranthes in American landscapes. It's natural habitat is near 4000' elevation in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Zephyranthes labufferosa is a very prolific colonizing lily and also re-seeds freely. Seedlings will vary as genetics are variable with this natural hybrid, flower color ranges from whitish to rose bluish and can also reach into the lavender hues. The colorful flowers are supported by the rich green relatively flat prostrate foliage. A truly easy and pleasant Zephyr or Rain lily to grow. Zone:7 - 10

Rain Lily, 'N3 Lavender Storm Chaser', Habranthus brachyandrus

A very good friend (Closer to me than a real brother) Rob McElwee from Louisiana who is the NUMBER ONE CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR BOTANICAL GARDEN sent us this Habranthus brachyandrus selection. It is native to Argentina north to Brazil in regions that receive regular rain fall except late summer and autumn. This is by far 100 miles ahead of the most commonly offered forms in the trade. Typical flowers of Habranthus are angled at 45 degrees away from the colonies foliage. This one has bright clear lavender pink funnel form shaped flowers on 18 - 21" stems which very thick and robust. The foliage is broad, glaucous in color and recurve back down towards the earth. This selection multiplies offshoots fast asexually, germinates to flowering size with in one year from seed, and grows far faster than any I have ever seen in the trade. For this reason I've given the name 'N3 Lavender Storm Chaser' It will truly be the most stunning Rain lily in your garden. It flowers explode in July for us in Zone 7b and continue to flower through the month of August. The flower are 4" long and open to 3" wide and produce huge fruit for a Habranthus and are filled with viable seed. It is hands down the largest and grandest Rain lily in our collection of some 18 species and selections. Our good friend Rob Mc elwee believes it was genetically altered by Steven F. Austin science Laboratory. Boy, I believe him because I have never had a H. brachyandrus perform like this one. Zone:7 - 10

Rain Lily, Fairy Lily, Zephyranthes candida

The species is native to marshes and bogs from Argentina to Uruguay. Very hardy and in zone 7b can remain evergreen through mild winters. The foliage is dark green, narrow and erect more rush-like than our eastern natives. In September it produces pure crystalline white flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and with consistent moisture or water regularly during the growing season. The foliage can take temperatures down to 15 degrees F with no damage. This tough species can be used in mass plantings, in rock gardens or partially submerged in the bog garden. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:6 - 10

Rain Lily, Rose Zephyr Liliy, Zephyranthes rosea

The species rosea must have the richest, most saturated deep pink flowers of all the Rain Lily species. Small in stature but, what it lacks in size it makes up for in August presenting blinding deep pink flowers. A wonderful species native to Cuba. It can flower several times a season, especially after a rain on 8"-12" stems but August-September, is their time to put on a fantastic show. This species like most of the Zephyranthes is not picky about the soil but does require moisture and seems happier like most species in full sun. TOXIC WHEN EATEN!!! VERY EASY TO GROW!!! Zone:7b - 10

Red Canada Lily, editorum, Lilium canadense

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Lilium canadense is a charmingly beautiful native species often bush hogged down or chemically sprayed by county and state DOT crews and ignorant home owners. This species native to much of the eastern region of the country thrives in damp cool soils, bogs and various other habitats. While the later conditions are ideal it will grow in loamy sand, high organic, or heavy clay based soils as long as it does not dehydrate during Jan.- August. I prefer clay based soils to aid in combating voles. Like other native lilies, this species has gracefully whorled foliage, maturing to 3'high at flowering, but in deep shade may reach to 4-5'high. 3-4" pendulous flowers are produced in the upper portion and hang with slightly recurved petals and sepals on 4-7" pedicles (flower stems). Flower color among botanical varieties range from yellow gold to brick red. Our selection of(Variety editorum) is form the southern most population that is red in color. NOTE: They are highly attractive to the long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 8

Regal Fly Catch, , Silene regia

Also known as: Tall Fire Pink

This is a tall species reaching a mature size of 3'High x 1'Wide. Orange red flowers stand out on the terminal end of each erect stem other wise similar to Fire Pink. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: Dividing plants crowns in winter approximately every 2-3 Year will keep the plants vigorous in your garden. Culture is the same as other species in the genus Silene except that it prefers shady rich well drained soils. Rio Grande Copper Lily, 'Louisiana Source', Habranthus tubispathus / Zephyranthes andersonii

Also known as: Habranthus andersonii / Habranthus texanus

The species H. tubispathus is native from Louisiana through northern Mexico. Some forms of this species are found randomly throughout South America. Its mature height is 10" when it flowers which is mid summer and produces golden yellow flowers with an orangish tube base. A nice addition to a sun drenched sites in the landscape. It reseeds freely in favorable locations and will in time (5 years) increase in numbers to develop a colony peppering the landscape with random seedling supporting locations future flowers. Zone:6 - 10

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod, 'Fire Works', Solidago rugosa

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'Fire Works'is a named selection from a native population of rugosa by the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Like most Solidagos, it blooms in the fall with its 2' inflorescense drooping to present the many small yellow flowers. It prefers full sun and well-drained soils. Zone:5 - 8

Sand Phlox, , Phlox bifida

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This interesting species has the deeply clefted petals giving the flower a pin wheel fan like appearance. A very nice species that fits well in small well drained spaces as it is far slower colonizing than species P. glaberrima, nivalis, or stolonifera or subulata. It normal color range is form white to Lavender. Our seed grown plants have turned out almost white with a blue cast giving it a whitish sliver hue. Like P.subulata I haven't found this species to reseed freely as of yet in our conditions. Still a wonderful charmer in the garden. Grows to 10" High at flowering to approx. 2' wide. Zone:4 - 8

Sanguine purple coneflower, , Echinacea sanguinea

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This species is much more difficult to find in the trade. Echinacea sanguinea is a diminutive species compare to others in the Genus which often boast larger flowers. Native to the mid west and ranges from as far east as Louisiana north to Arkansas west to Oklahoma back south into Texas. It non the less a very attractive species for smaller garden for the collector garden or in mass plantings. Foliage is mostly basal,(Linear)narrow and plant sends up flowering stems to 20" producing very graceful rich colored flowers. The specific epithet sanguinea translates from Latin "blood" in English, referring to the color of the petals, which often has reddish tons towards the center. Quite a charming species that should not be over looked as it and other natives often are. E. sanguinea grows in acidic, sandy soils in the open fields and pine woods of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. The plants are not very cold hardy in comparison to other species in the genus. This species is similar to E. pallida, with long, thin ray flowers that occur on slender, swaying stems. The disk corolla of E. sanguinea is characteristically blood red in color, as are the seeds. Sow in spring stratification not necessary. Zone:6 - 9

Scarlet Hibiscus, , Hibiscus coccineus

Also known as: Texas Rose

This species is a large rare perennial that grows to 6-10'High x 5'Wide. The tall erect canes support the palmate dark green sometimes burgundy foliage. It has large crimson to deep red star shaped flowers up to 10" across that bloom from mid summer into the fall. A great native perennial for moist or wet sites where you want to have a tall narrow summer flowering plant. Native to the southern coastal regions and swamps. Zone:6? - 10

Shoal Spider Lily, , Hymenocallis coronaria

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Also known as: Cahaba Lily

After many years of growing this species we finally have enough to offer. It is commonly thought that this species must be grown in rocky shoals. While this may be the best condition for it, it is not the only way for it to be grown. We have found Hymenocallis coronaria to perform just fine in shallow ponds and pond margins. Smaller creeks and streams work well to, but be sure to anchor your bulb very solidly. Because the Homo sapien population has doubled in the last fifty years and developed a large percentage of the East. In turn we get extreme flooding as the result of to much impervious surfacing. These fast moving floods will strip the creeks and river of plants, including the Shoal Spider Lily, and kills some aquatic life. Because of the pollution and siltation of our southeastern streams and river this species it going to to have an uphill battle for survival in the wild. One big benefit of extreme heavy flood is that these forceful flood wash human discarded trash and debris, which is mostly construction debris, lunch cups and bags away from the stream beds and deposits it in deeper down stream bodies of water. Out of sight, but not always harmless to the stream Eco-system. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Simpson Rosinweed, , Silphium simpsonii

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Silphium is another genus that has been ignored by the garden industry. Georgia has many far-out species that produce bright yellow flowers that resemble sun flowers late spring thru fall . A tough genus that perform wonderfully in moist to well drained soils and full to partial sun. The species simpsonii benefits from consistant moisture and grows to 5'High x 3'Wide. Flowers approach 4"Wide. Oh yeah, another great reason to use this genus in your garden... it is deer resistant! Zone:6 - 9

Notes: We expect to have more container grown quarts Spring 2017. Skullcap, , Scutellaria integrifolia

Species integrifolia is a perennial that bloom profusely with many of racemes of blue flowers. It prefers rich well-drained soils in partial shade to full sun. Mature Height is 1'High x 1'Wide. It can reseed freely in bare soils that are suitable. A beautiful species that blooms with ease. Zone:5 - 8

Slender Blue Iris, , Iris prismatica

Also known as: Slender Grass Iris

Well where do we start? This is the most slender and elegant of the tall native species in the eastern US. Very slender, even considered the most delicate species among all of our wonderful natives. This species matures to 3'High and can colonize to 3-5' wide at maturity. Our form from coastal Georgia is a periwinkle bluish color of the normal base species. Flowers measure 3.5" across. This sweet little Iris has a wide distribution form southern Georgia north throughout Maine. It colonizes slow but steady and can produce a colony 3-5' wide in just a few seasons. It loves moisture as all of our tall Iris species do. Even saturated soils are fine as it is commonly found in swampy and boggy habitats. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: These are full gallons with an average of eight to twelve fans each. Some have five mature flowering fans. As always, quantities are limited on this species. Slender Trillium, , Trillium gracile

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This Louisiana species is a tall elegant species with nicely mottled foliage. Colonizes well to develop thick colonies for a great display. Reddish maroon flower are born on 13-14" tall plants and the three petaled erect flower measures 2" high. Resting atop the three leaves in a sessile fashion. Special thanks for my good friend Rob McElwee for saving approx 100 Trillium gracile form Homo earth-eater as thousand were bulldozed. Now stand a Wal-mart parking lot. The plants I my offering are divisions form his rescue om NW Louisiana. Zone:5 - 9

Slim Golden Rod, 'Volcanic Sparks', Solidago stricta

Also known as: Halloween Golden Rod

This is a super colonizing evergreen perennial for dry barren soils in full sun. In 2 to 3 years you have 15 to 50 flower spikes 4-6'High, some erect some arching giving the appearance of a volcano erupting. Tiny yellow flowers cover the top 3rd of each spike offering a stunning effect in the fall garden. Prefers full sun in dry conditions but, will grow almost anywhere as long as there is sun. Mature size is 5' tall. Zone:5 - 10

Smooth Marsh Mallow, , Hibiscus militaris

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This species normally has soft pink 5" flowers with a maroon center and has more pronounced tubular flowers than other species of Hibiscus. It blooms over a long period form June to October. It like other Hibiscus are best suited for sunny moist to wet locations. It will reseed around sunny water courses and normal garden areas. Zone:5 - 10

Smooth Penstemon, , Penstemon laevigatus

Smooth Penstemon is another easy species to grow and is similar to the species canescens, except there is no canescens (Presents of soft short hairs) and has dark foliage. Matures to 3'High x 2'Wide. Reseeds freely in favorable habitats. Zone:5 - 8

Smooth Phlox, 'N3STasache Rvfo ha, Phlox glaberrima

By far the best species of the southern phlox that begins flowering in May with brilliant fuchsia flowers born in abundance that persist into the fall. We found this strange form in Carroll county Georgia in 1994. Matures to 30"High x 2+'Wide. The leaves are narrow and willow-like and the rosette can remain nearly evergreen (in zone 7). Prefers sunny to partial shade areas with rich well-drained soils and consistent moisture. Garden are incomplete with out the Native Phlox and if your a Phlox connoisseur like myself, then this is a Phlox that you cannot leave out of the garden. I gave it its Muscogee trade name whcih is pronounced Tas-ch-e Ra-fo ha-dof meaning Spring and Fall. Zone:5 - 8

Smooth Phlox, 'Triflora', Phlox glaberrima subsp. Triflora

This subspecies is a superb flowering perennial that is an evergreen here in the zone 7. Triflora has a long blooming period from May-August. It does well in woodland setting of partial shade in rich well-drained soils. The Rich pinkish lavender flowers are a good source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. Mature size is 1'High x 2'Wide. Zone:5 - 8

Smooth Purple Coneflower, , Echinacea laevigata

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This is my personal favorite Coneflower species. A rare native Coneflower that at 4-5' High, grows taller the any other species. Considered a monster Echinacea species that has a wonderful grace about it in that it has drooping soft pink narrow ray petals. The ray petals being so relaxed frees them up to flutter in the wind which is a charming effect. Echinacea laevigata flowers in early summer with an open and airy appearance. The best growing conditions is partial sun and rich loamy soils that are well drained. Once it establishes a very deep taproot it is very hearty and drought resistant. Our Georgia source of this very rare Echinacea reseeds nicely, but not as easiley as the more common Echinacea purpurea. Rarely offered and very seldom encountered. Native from Alabama along the eastern seaboard states to Pennsylvania. Zone:4 - 8

Southern Blue Flag, Shrevei, Iris virginica

Also known as: Slender Blue Flag

Similar to the species. Flowers and foliage are 25% smaller, but equally as beautiful as the species and with a more delicate appearance. Seldom offered in the trade. Zone:5 - 10

Spider Lily, , Hymenocallis occidentalis

This native Lily is a spectacular addition to the landscape with its tropical foliage and large white spider shaped flowers. This tough native perennial lily from the SE prefers rich moist to wet soils in part sun to deep shade. Bright green linear foliage emerges from the earth and in June the beautiful pristine white flowers open up to 8 inches across. The coolest thing is to be around when the flowers are about to open and as your are showing them to a friend the flower will spring open like a camera flash. We are growing 3 different Eco types. 1. Apalachicola, Florida - Thanks to Dan Miller 2. Early co. Georgia 3. Gwinnett co. Georgia 4. Henry Co. Georgia - Thanks to Brian Luetkmeyer. If you have a preference for a particular Eco type please denote which one or we will send you what we have the most of. Zone:6 - 10

Spotted Joe Pye Weed, , Eupatorium fistulosum

One of our many choice species for butterflies. This tall upright perennial grows from 4-10'High x 5'Wide depending on moisture and nutrition. The showy flower clusters are presented in a large open panicle from summer to late autumn and are pink to wine color. The tall stalks with large whorled leaves support the 18" flower clusters that attract swarms of swallowtail butterflies. A real magnet for Swallowtail butterflies when this native reaches maturity and produces 4-8 flowering stalks. The giant size of the plant and its whorled foliage can evoke a tropical atmosphere in the landscape. It prefers moist sunny locations. This species will grow from Canada to Florida. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: We also have E. dubium 'Little Joe', which is a dwarf form of the species dubium. Exactly like the species in every way except the mature size on 'Little Joe' is 3-4' tall x 2-3' wide, a great size for most garden landscapes. Please specify which one you prefer. Standing Cypress, , Ipomopsis rubra

Also known as: Scarlet Gilia

This native biennial prefers full sun and well-drained soils. This native produces a narrow spike, but will reach a mature height of 4 to 6 feet. In mid-summer Ipomopsis rubra has trumpet shaped scarlet red or orange flowers. It is a favorite of hummingbirds and shallowtail butterflies. Ipomopsis rubra is native to central and southeastern United States. Plants do not transplant well at all so it is best grown from seed. This is not hard to do, Simply choose a site in part to full sun that has well drained soil. Scratch the surface with a rake and sow seeds sparingly, water in and label with date and species of seed sown. Usually some (25%) will bloom the first year the other remaining seedlings will develop a ferny rosettes of basal foliage the first summer then they will over winter and bloom the next summer. It reseeds freely in favorable habitats which is an open area with exposed soils. Limited seed are available each year in October. Zone:5 - 10

Sunfacing Coneflower, Walker County, Georgia, Rudbeckia heliopsidis

Another beautiful native perennial that is threatened. Only native to the deep south. It has a scatter distribution with small isolated populations in NC., SC., GA. and Ala. Bright yellow 3" wide flowers are genetically programed to follow the sun through the course of each day like a mobile solar panel. This rare Rudbeckia is a prized species and rewards the gardener with many bright yellow flowers on a robust plant. Sunfacing Coneflower is very drought tolerant once established and it reseeds freely in favorable habitats. Our seed source is from the very small NW Georgia population. Mature size is approximately 2' wide x 3' tall. Zone:5 - 8

Superb Lily, , Lilium superbum

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Also known as: Turk's Cap Lily

This is the largest native lily of North America sometimes reaches a height of 6-10'High and have as many as 40 pendulous orange flowers in summer which are swarmed by Swallowtail Butteries in June and July the peek of flowering. In my opinion it is the most showy of all wild lilies in world. It performs best in soils that are constant moisture, especially during the growing season.As tall as this species can get one needs to provide some form of wind protection from strong summer storm blast. They are usually found in rich moist soils, but can adapt well the drier conditions. It takes many years to grow these bulbs to flowering size from seed as with all true Lilies. Note: Damp soil is great, but do not plant in submerged area. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 9

Superb Lily, 'N3Redneck', Lilium superbum

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Also known as: Turk's Cap Lily

Lilium superbum 'N3Redneck' is a reddish orange flowering selection of the species I found in Carroll County, Ga. Normals Lilium superbum flowers are tangerine to rich orange, but this choice selection is the darkest orange I have seen to date. This is the largest native lily of North America sometimes reaches a height of 6-10'High and have as many as 40 pendulous orange flowers in summer which are swarmed by Swallowtail Butteries in June and July the peek of flowering. In my opinion it is the most showy of all wild lilies in world. It performs best in soils that are constant moisture, especially during the growing season. As tall as this species can get one needs to provide some form of wind protection from strong summer storm blast. They are usually found in rich moist soils, but can adapt well the drier conditions. It takes many years to grow these bulbs to flowering size from seed as with all true Lilies. Note: Damp soil is great, but do not plant in submerged area. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: I am working to build my numbers up of this species. It may be 2014 before I can release any more. Superb Lily, N3 Georgia Jaguar', Lilium superbum

Also known as: Turks Cap Lily

This particular selection I rescued not knowing what it's flowers form was as so often with rescues. On a visit to a development in Fulton, co. Ga. I was walking the construction site and stepped into the wooded area slated to be cleared and found a few Lilium superbums. I transplanted them and brought them to their new safe home. Since they do not transplant well and go dormant at first disturbance I had to wait until the following season to see their flowers. That is when I was cheerfully surprised and discovered I had saved a jewel. It is heavily spotted with large maroon spots reaching more than half the way to the petal and tepals tips. I have given it the only name appropriate 'N3 Georgia Jaguar'. With the heavy spotting it seems a perfect match to honor the now threatened and stunning creature that once upon a time roamed this land. NOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats (deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread viruses quickly and kill plants. Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best. Zone:4 - 9

Swamp Mallow, , Hibiscus grandiflorus

Another wonderful species that is seldom found in the trade. This Hibiscus has the largest flowers of any native hibiscus; 10+ inches across that are a clear soft pink, the large pink flower opens in the evening and remains open all night until the hot part of the next day. Velvety, silvery green foliage that dies back to the ground in winter in the upper part of its range. It prefers moist wet locations but will do well in upland soils once established. It is a favorite of the Phoenix moth and hummingbirds. Matures at 7'High x 8'Wide in moist conditions. Zone:6 - 10

Swamp Milkweed, , Asclepias incarnata

This is the foundation or standard plant of the species. Having bi-colored white and pink flowers in flat head cluster or Corymb. Being a great butterfly nectar source as well as a host for Monarch Butterflies makes this species a superb perennial for that rich moist area in full to part sun in your landscape. It grows to 4'high x 3'wide. Great for anyone starting to garden that has an interest in butterflies and is a tough rewarding species. It is a long lived and easy species to grow and flowers year after year. Zone:5 - 9

Swamp Milkweed, 'Ice Ballet', Asclepias incarnata

Variety 'Ice Ballet' is a white flowering form and like all other Asclepias is a favorite nectar source for butterflies, a host plant for the Monarch Butterfly. The flowers bloom over a long period. Here in (zone 7) it starts around May 15th and continues through August. It does best in rich moist soils with full sun exposure . It will tolerate much wetter conditions than the species tuberosa. Its deep fleshy roots allows it to survive drought periods. It reaches a height at maturity of 4'High x 3'Wide under ideal conditions. This is a long live perennial that requires very little care and will provide flowers year after year and is a long lived species. Zone:5 - 8

Swamp Milkweed, 'Pulcra', Asclepias incarnata

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This variety is quit rare! It has all the same characteristics as the species but one noticeable difference is that the plant is canescen (covered with soft short hair).Our selection of variety Pulcra is a even rich pink color morph with the same characteristics and culture and the species. The name Pulcra means beautiful in Latin. It is a long lived species and flowers year after year. Zone:5 - 9

Swamp Rose Mallow, , Hibiscus moscheutos

This is the most commonly encountered native hibiscus in the nature and nursery trade. More often you find H. moscheutos is used a parent in man made crosses with the species H.coccinea. It is the only native species that has naturally occurring large, up to 9" wide, white flowers with a dark rose center. It flowers over a long period form June to October and like all other Hibiscus does best in sunny moist-wet locations. It will reseed around sunny water courses and in garden settings. Zone:5 - 10

Talinum, , Talinum teretifolium

This is a small succulent of granite outcrops. It is a smaller species than mengesii. It also is very tolerant of extremes drought and can tolerate being submerged for short periods. It prefers full of sun. Species teretifolium matures to a height of 6 to 8". It has beautiful fuchsia colored flowers June through September. It reproduces mostly from seed and will colonize freely. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We are always interested in unuasal forms from your area, weather it is foliage or flowers that may it different. Talinum, 'N3 'Bretta Perkins', Talinum mengesii

Also known as: Rock rose

Talinum species are a great small accent for dry areas in the sun. A small succulent native to granite outcrops. This species is very tolerant of extreme drought and can temporarily get submerged as long as the soils drains quickly. Species mengesii has flowers twice the size as species teretifolium, both prefer full sun and well drained soils. This plant has cylindrical succulent leaves. It matures to a height of 8-12" and colonizes well over time. It has beautiful fuchsia colored flowers starting in June lasting through early Summer in to Fall. It reproduces mostly from bublets. Colony easily doubles in size each year. Zone:4? - 8

Notes: We are interested in any plants or bublets from your population. Any odd colors or flower shapes are of great interest. Tall Black-eyed Susan, , Rudbeckia maximillian

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Rudbeckia maximillian is a tall perennial to 6+'High unusual large blue gray oval basal leaves sometimes measuring 2'Long x 1'Wide. It has yellow flowers with tall black cones loaded with seed that attract gold and purple finches all summer long. It is quite drought tolerant and is easy to grow. The flowers are vary showy with the foliage is the main attractions. Zone:5 - 9

Tall Coreopsis, , Coreopsis tripteris

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Coreopsis tripteris is a rhizominous species that gets 6' or more tall and has an airy, graceful appearance in the wind. It has small bright yellow flowers in late summer and is a great perennial for attracting a variety of birds to its seed in fall. This species needs very dry sunny conditions to look its best. Zone:6 - 9

Tall Rudbeckia, 'N3 Georgiana', Rudbeckia auriculata

The Tallest Rudbeckia we know of. This species was recorded, (first time ever documented), in Georgia in 1997 by Jim Allison our retired State Botanist. It grows best in damp to average soils in sunny locations and can mature each Summer to 9-10'High. Rudbeckia auriculata develops a large basal rosette to 3-4'Wide in early Spring. Very impressive species and begins to send up its inflorescence (flower arrangement) in April on thick stalks that reach 6'High on average. Each plant can have as many as 8-10 flowering stalks rising from its massive basal rosette. Each stalk can produce as many as 80 3-4" Wide flowers. This species will dominate the area with a stately manner. Zone:5 - 9

Tennessee Coneflower, , Echinacea tennesseensis

This species is a extremely rare native perennial only from Tennessee. The flowers are deep vivid pink and is known to have the riches hues in it ray petals of any Coneflowers. Its petals tend to be held rigidly horizontal. Tennessee coneflower grows best in sunny sites in well-drained alkaline soils and very easy to grow. Like many species of Echinacea,tennesseensis is not well known in the nursery trade. An interesting note. I have noticed this species flowers following the sun like sunflowers do. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: We are always interested in darker/richer color forms. Thrift, 'Emerald Blue', Phlox subulata

Phlox subulata produces fantastic display of flowers in spring. It creates a colorful carpeted effect for about four weeks. It is a semi-evergreen that flowers profusely in March or April. It makes a wonderful ground cover in well-drained soils and remains short only 6"High and can spread to 5'Wide. Phlox subulata is a very low maintenance a long-lived perennial. The perfect ground covers for poor soils and full sun. Phlox subulata is extremely cold hearty. Zone:4 - 9

Thrift, 'Milstream coral eyes', Phlox subulata

A delightful selection made by Milstream Gardens. This flowers of this selection are nearly white with a rich red eye. Growth rate is very respectable with it attaining a 5' spread in 4-5 years. Other wise same as species. Zone:4 - 9

Trailing Trillium, , Trillium decumbens

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Trillium decumbens is a delightful species with its prostrate habit where it presents both foliage and flower on the forest floor. Resting on the fall leaves of last years deciduous forest, the mature plants foliage can grow to as large as a dinner plate with a normally rich maroon erect three petaled sessile flower (flower w/o a stem)to 4+". Rarely offered for sell and a bit unrecognized by gardeners with woodland habitats. These are seed grown and range from 2-9 years old. We are working with some fantastic selection we are cloning and plan to introduce to our website in the coming years. Seed grown plants may vary tremendously in appearance as each has its own genetics, but cloned divisions or insure and exact replica of the plant you chose. Like most all Trilliums species decumbens prefers moist winter and spring soil that drains well and dries out during summer through fall. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: This seed source is central north Alabama source. Other population we hope soon will be available. Order now to secure I will ship in Sept,- Dec. Offering now a only five mature flowering size specimens this fall shipping season. Twinflower, , Dyschoriste oblongifolia

This is a very drought tolerant perennial that does well in dry sand or well drained organic soils is native to the coastal plain from Mississippi to South Carolina. It is a low-growing perennial flower with small five-lobed lavender tubular flowers. It will re-seed and spread in favorable sites, however it is slow to do this. Dyschoriste oblongifolia is a host plant for the Buckeye butterfly. Mature size is 1'High x 4'Wide. Flowering in late May - June. Loose dry soils in full sun best suits this species. Few gardeners are aware of this superb tough native perennial species. Zone:7 - 10

Vernal Iris, , Iris verna

Also known as: Spring Iris

A little known and under used fast spreading dwarf native species that deserves much more attention than it gets. Thrives in dry harsh conditions in shade or sun. Mature size is 12" high - colonizing to 2' plus. Zone:5 - 8

Vernal Iris, 'Eco Snow Bunting', Iris verna

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Also known as: Spring Iris

A pristine white form of this little known and under used native dwarf species from Dr. Don Jacobs. Bright yellow/gold signals shine atop the pure white petals. Fast spreading species for dry shady sites. Zone:5 - 8

White Wild Indigo, , Baptisia alba

This beautiful eastern native white species of Baptisia will grow to 3-4'High x 5-6'Wide and can produces an inflorescence up to 6' High. This is not a perennial to be left out of ones garden. The pic shows the grandeur of this species that is found through the eastern half of the US. Very easy to grow and a true master piece in the garden. Baptisia alba flowers in mid-spring which is for us mid- April followed by the spikes of bright green seed pods that eventually turn dark brownish black and persist till mid-winter. Zone:5 - 9

Whorled leaf Milkweed, , Asclepias verticillata

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This delightful small native, long lived perennial has very thin willow like whorled foliage and small cream white clusters of typical Asclepias flowers along the gently arching stems of which there are many. Rarely it exceeds 2'High x 2'Wide. It is a welcome addition and tough native perennial to a garden that has hard clay or rich organic soils in sunny dry locations. A superb Monarch butterfly host species like most species in this Genus. Zone:5? - 9

Wild Blue Indigo, 'N3Cahaba River', Baptisia australis

There are not many plants that over power the Baptisia Genus when they are in peak flower. The species Baptisia australis is a large perennial that in mid-spring is covered with spikes of indigo blue flowers that rise above the foliage. The flowers are on spikes up to 4'High. Easy to grow! B.australis loves consistent moisture sites with plenty of sun. The selection we grow is from the Cahaba river in central Ala. A very rewarding species to grow! Long lived and flowers year after year. Zone:5 - 8

Wild Pink, , Silene Caroliniana

Wild Pink, being a short lived perennial, is one of my very favorite native eastern wild flowers with soft pink Phlox like flowers. Mature plant size is 8"High x 10"Wide with flowers measuring 1" across. Great for rock gardens, dry landscapes, hardwood hill sides, or that special place for one small drought tolerant perennial. Re-seeds slowly in favorable conditions and must be divided in the fall every 2-3 years. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Dividing plants crowns in winter approximately every 2-3 years will keep the plants vigorous in your garden for they mature off and die 3-5 years. Wild Pink, 'Milstream Pink', Silene Caroliniana

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This is a selection by Milstream Gardens and has very rich pink flowers and more (narrow) foliage and a tighter growth habit. Other wise the same culture applies. Rich well drained soil in sunny or shady sites. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: Dividing plants crowns in winter approximately every 2-3 Year will keep the plants vigorous in your garden. Wild Pink, 'Pennsylvanica', Silene caroliniana

A delightful small short lived native perennial that is sure to charm the most educated gardener. Variety pennsylvanica which occurs in the Mid-Atlantic states has darker pink flowers than the southern form other wise the same culture applies. Rich well drained soils in sun or shade. Zone:4 - 9

Wild Red Columbine, 'N3 Stoned', Aquilegia canadensis

The Eastern Columbine is a though long lived perennial that comes back year after year. It is very easy to grow as long as you provide well drained conditions. Do not plant it in wet soil! The native Eastern Columbine does well in full but performs best in partial sun in well drained sites. It will tolerate alkaline or lime based soils. The mature size is 4'High x 3'Wide. It blooms in spring with 2 inches long pendulous red and yellow flowers that are inviting to hummingbirds and butterflies. It will easily reseed when not eaten by finches and buntings. Seed source is from Stone Mountain,Ga. We been growing this eco-type for more than 20 year. Zone:5 - 8

Wild Stonecrop, , Sedum ternatum

This native Sedum has even, green, flattened, succulent foliage with white star shaped flowers blooming from April thru June. Mature size is 2-4"Tall and spreading as a ground cover to 1'+ Wide. Preferring moist well drained shady locations, it is definitely a welcomed colonizing species. Zone:5 - 8

Yellow Coneflower, , Echinacea paradoxa

This Coneflower with pure butter yellow ray petals and a dark disc flowers is native from Missouri to Texas. E. paradoxa is the only yellow flowering species in the genus and In late summer the seeds are a favorite, like all Echinaceas, of gold and purple finches. Performs best in well-drained soils located in sunny sites. Matures to 3"High x 3'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Yellow Pimpernel, , Taenidia integrimma

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Also known as: Pimpernel

This wonderful native drought tolerant long lived perennial is one that is never offered in the trade. The foliage has a nutty/coffee fragrance when crushed or brushed and a fine to medium texture in the garden. It resembles the meadow rue with it's similar foliage. The foliage reaches 1'High x 16-18"Wide and supports a flowering stems to 2'High. The flowers are very interesting giving the appearance of bright yellow fireworks which gives this tough native perennial a graceful appearance. Zone:5 - 8

Zig Zag Iris, 'N3 West Georgiana', Iris brevicaulis

This Iris species was found near West Point, Ga in 1996 by our good friend Marshall Adams. When he saw it he noticed some differences between it and our existing known species in the area and brought it to our attention. As it turns out it was the first time Iris brevicaulis had ever been documented in Georgia and it became a new state plant record. This species is more common west of Georgia and up through the mid western states. We are excited to offer the most eastern form of Iris brevicaulis. It is aggressive with a low growing habit and dark bluish purple fragrant flowers. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We also have a rare white form of this lovely Iris that we sell in quarts for $8.00.

Seeds

Alabama croton, alabamensis, Croton alabamensis

There is much to recommend about this very rare species of native shrub. One of its most favorable attributes is its heat and drought tolerance, once it established. It is course by nature but makes up for this with its deep green foliage covered on the undersides with silver whitish scale. In the fall, the older leaves turn a vibrant pumpkin orange. All the foliage hangs loosely down during the winter and flutters in the wind showing the deep green, vibrant pumpkin orange and the silvery undersides of both old and current years leaves. Grow to 6'x6' and does appreciate an annual lime application in acid soils. Zone:4? - 8

Georiga Feverbark, , Pinckneya pubens

Also known as: Hardy Poinsettia

This a rare monotypic genus (1 of a kind plant) native only to the southeastern United States. This small deciduous tree reaching 20'High with 4-7" long pubescent leaves and showy flowers in June and July up to a foot in diameter with large pink bracts much like a poinsettia. It is very fast growing in light shade to full sun but it must have good moist well drained soil to grow. Zone:6 - 10

Painted Buckeye, , Aesculus sylvatica

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Also known as: Georgia Buckeye

We currently have available fresh regionally collected seed from central north Georgia. Flower colors range from yellow, chartreuse, peach to pale orange. We are offering them in different lots listed below: 15 viable seed for $20.00 plus 6.80 shipping, 40 viable seed approx 1/lb for $40.00 plus 8.00 shipping, 200 viable seed approx 5/lbs for $150.00 call for shipping quote, 400 Viable seed approx 10/lbs for $200.00 call for shipping quote. Seed are collected and shipped the first 3 weeks of Oct. only and must be sown immediately as they are perishable. We are out of seed, more available early fall 2017. Zone:5 - 9

Red Buckeye, , Aesculus pavia

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Red Buckeye seed are available for a short time beginning mid Septemberish for about two weeks. 1 lb. equals approximately 8-10 un-husked fruits. Zone:5 - 9

Shrubs

Agarista, , Agarista populifolia

This evergreen arching native shrub is certainly underused. Agarista makes a great winter interest plant and wildlife habitat. Agrista resembles dog hobble of the Appalachian Mountains but its leaves are resistant to the fungal spots that dog hobble sometimes get. Its disease resistance makes it a favorable landscape plant. Agarista prefers moist but well drained soils in part sun or shade and grows to a mature size of 10'High x 10'Wide. Zone:6? - 10

Alabama Azalea, 'Nancy Callaway, Rhododendron alabamense

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This is another introduction from our friend Ernest Koone. 'Nancy Callaway' is an easy to grow, more compact spreading form than the species. It sports a pleasantly lemon scented white flower with a yellow blotch in it's upper lobe. Collected in the wild as a natural selection. It matures to 4' high with a gently spreading habit and flowers in April. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: Very limited quantities this season. Alabama Azalea, Species, Rhododendron alabamense

Rhododendron alabamense is a deciduous azalea that blooms from mid April to May. The flowers are white with a yellow spot in the upper lobe and a very spicy fragrance. Performs best in morning sun and afternoon shade in soil that holds consistent moisture. A top choice of the white species. My second favorite! A moderate grower with a mature size of 8'High x 6'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Alabama croton, alabamensis, Croton alabamensis

There is much to recommend about this very rare species of native shrub. One of its most favorable attributes is its heat and drought tolerance, once it established. It is course by nature but makes up for this with its deep green foliage covered on the undersides with silver whitish scale. In the fall, the older leaves turn a vibrant pumpkin orange. All the foliage hangs loosely down during the winter and flutters in the wind showing the deep green, vibrant pumpkin orange and the silvery undersides of both old and current years leaves. Grow to 6'x6' and does appreciate an annual lime application in acid soils. Zone:4? - 8

Notes: We also sell seed by the pound. See our listing under the seed category. Alabama snow-wreath, , Neviusia alabamensis

Neviusia is a trouble free stoloniferous deciduous shrub. It has fine pom pom like white flowers in March. It will grow in well-drained to moist soil with full sun to partial shade. Neviusia will tolerate alkaline soils. It makes a great shrub border with mature size being 3-6'High x 6'Wide. Considered rare and is hard to find in the trade. Zone:5 - 8

American Hazelnut, , Corylus americana

Corylus americana is a colonial deciduous shrub growing to a mature size of 12'High x 12' Wide. It has good edible nuts 3/4" in Dia. that form in a husk. Corylus americana flowers in late winter producing catkins that give a shaggy look to the shrub. The nuts develop in summer and ripen in fall.It makes a nice planted border. Great for wildlife plantings. One of our few native edible nut producers. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: As always this species, quantities are limited. Ash's Chinquapin, ashei, Castanea pumila

Castanea pumila var. ashei produces the largest nut of all Chinquapins. Ashei's nuts can be 1" in diameter other wise the same as the species Castanea pumila var. pumila. A small multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree which matures to 25'H x 20'W. Glossy, dark green summer foliage and gorgeous golden fall foliage. This plant performs best in well in dry areas in full sun or partial shade, but well drained soils are a must. It will usually produce a good crop of delicious native nuts that mature mid September. Close relative of the American Chestnut but, the Chinquapin is more blight resistant. The nuts are so good one has to be faster than the wildlife of just to get one. They can be eaten rare fresh of the tree. Zone:5 - 9

Atlantic St. Johns Wort, , Hypercum reductum

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Fine, evergreen, feathery foliage make this my favorite Hypericum. Small yellow flowers cover this plant in the spring and sporadically throughout the warm months for a stunning display. This is a great container plant for hot, sunny areas for low maintenance and year-round eye candy. Native to open sites with sandy soils in the eastern coastal plains. Mature height of approximately 12" and with a spread of 2'? Zone:7 - 10

Beaked Hazelnut, , Corylus cornuta

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This Hazelnut is a dwarf close relative to species americana. It to is a deciduous stolonferous shrub that rarely reaches 4'High x 6'Wide. The small edible nuts grow in a husk that resemble the beak of a bird hence the name Beaked Hazelnut. It will grow well in deep shade. The nuts are protected by a husk that contains fibers that even squirrels will not attempt to open until they are shed. Good wildlife plant. Zone:4 - 8

Beauty Berry, , Callicarpa americana

American Beauty Berry is a low maintenance shrub that does well in a wide variety of conditions. From wet saturated soils in full shade to hard red clay in full sun. It has an open spreading growth habit that supports the even green large leaves during summer and in the fall the foliage turns bright yellow while the stems are covered with axillary clusters of purple berries. Superb wild bird food shrub. Matures to 8'High x 8'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Big leaf Snowbell, , Styrax grandifolius

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Styrax grandifolius is a small shrub with white bell shaped flowers that bloom mid to late spring. This shrub prefers dry or well drained xeric shady sites. Mature size is 8-12'High x 8'Wide. Very difficult to find in the trade. Zone:7 - 9

Black Titi, 'Van Cleve', Cliftonia monophylla

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Cliftonia monophylla has great potential that the nursery trade has not yet caught on to. Evergreen, large shrub or small tree graced with pink flowers is welcome in our garden anytime, we would feel incomplete without it! This form from south Alabama has pink flowers which are born in large quantities. Black Titi flowers in late March - April with 3-4" erect spikes on the terminal ends of each stem. Showy clusters of yellow three winged fruit follow the flowers and persist all summer until fall. Cliftonia is a shrub or small tree with evergreen leathery alternate leaves. It grows best in moist to wet sunny locations and reaches a mature size of 15-30'High x 15'wide. A great native alternative for average to wet sunny locations. Privacy fence anyone? Zone:7 - 10

Bottle Brush Buckeye, , Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora has erect white bottle brush flowers up to 18" long in July. A single mature plant can have as many as 25 terminal flower spikes. A source of nectar for hummingbirds in the summer, it is often an attractor for the Swallowtail Butterfly. This is the only native shrub buckeye that retains its leaves through late summer into the fall. In the fall the foliage is bright yellow and the buckeyes ripen at this time. At maturity attains 6-8'H x 8-10'W. Zone:4 - 10

bushy St. Johns wort, , Hypericum densiflorum

Hypericum densiflorum is great summer blooming shrub with beautiful finely-textured foliage and a profusion of bright yellow flowers appear in summer In the fall the delicate foliage of bushy St. Johns wort becomes a golden yellow. Smooth, bronze bark becomes visible as the shrub grows to its mature height of 6'. A semi-evergreen with dense foliage and tons of small yellow flowers maturing to a size of approximately 6' high and almost as wide. Zone:5 - 9

Button Bush, , Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis is a true Swallowtail Butterfly magnet. Butterflies swarm to its interesting snow white spherical blooms which are a favorite nectar provider and pleasantly fragrant. A lovely native deciduous shrub that performs best in sunny sites with consistent moisture preferring damp soils or frequently flooded sites. Matures to 8'High x 10'Wide. Poor Salt tolerance. Zone:4 - 10

Carolina Rhododendron, 'N3 Lavender Grace', Rhododendron carolinianum

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Also known as: Caroliana Azalea

Another choice discovery I found in spring of 08 on our good friends Ken and Luella Cleveland's property. This one has larger then average flared open flowers that are rich electric lavender in color. The species was described by a french botanist Andreas Michaux. Zone:5 - 7

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Carolina Rhododendron, 'N3 Spring Flurrys', Rhododendron carolinanum

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This stunning white large flowered form will win the attention of any of rhododendron lovers. The species was described by French Botanist Andreas Michaux. It is my opinion the base standard species that the more common species Rhododendron minus developed from. It is similar to Rhododendron minus var. minus, and grows to 6-10'High x 8'Wide. This selection we made on our friends Ken and Luella Cleveland's property in Rabun co. Ga. and has larger than normal pure crystal white flowers. Easy to grow in rich organic with acidic soils around 5 - 6.5ph works very well. Well drained soils that hold average moisture are a must in eastern gardens with partial sun exposure in the Piedmont partial to full sun exposure in the mountain region gardens. This is going to be a true winner in the trade or a Rhododendron lovers garden for those who prefer crystal white flowered pure species of Rhododendrons. Zone:4 - 7

Carolina St. John's Wort, , Hypericum nitidum

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This Hypericum is for the collector only. Species nitidium is an evergreen (in zone 7) to 6 degrees. A shrub with a nice fine texture with small linear leaves whorled around the stems lending a soft fuzzy appearance. Its airy open growth habit and exfoliating bark makes it a winner in our garden. It is a fast growing species and prefers moist sunny locations and matures at 2'High x 3'Wide in average conditions. This small shrub is covered with small yellow flowers. Starts flowering in June and may continue through the mid summer months. Zone:6 - 10

Catawba Rhododendron, 'Album', Rhododendron catawbiense

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Also known as: Mountain Rosebay

This variety is the same as species but has large beautiful trusses of snow white flowers. The leaves are large evergreen leathery and dark green. It reaches at maturity 8'High x 10'Wide. Catawba Rhododendron must be grown in moist soils that drains well. In the warmer zones it must be grown in full shade preferably the north side of a forest, structure, or hill/slope. Even the north side of a home is acceptable. It prefers high elevations. Zone:3 - 7

Chapman's Rhododendron, Species, Rhododendron chapmanii

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I find this rare and beautiful species to be the most rewarding and delightful to grow of all of our eastern native evergreen Rhododendrons. Very rarely offered and quite easy to grow, Chapman's Rhododendron can mature to 4'x 6' High with an equal width. While tolerant of the extreme heat of it's native haunts in Florida panhandle, it will not survive any long dry periods without adequate hydration. Optimum conditions are well drained soils that retain consistent moisture, which is the same for all native Rhododendrons species. Performs best in morning sun and afternoon shade or partial shade/sun through out the day. This plant naturally occurs in wooded areas in the central panhandle area from Apalachicola to Tallahassee, north to the Georgia, Alabama and Florida juncture of state lines. It is found in rich sandy top soils along river and creek corridors. The two largest populations are on military bases which gives them their best protection from development and native plant thieves. If you can grow other native evergreen Rhododendrons then you can enjoy this wonderful species in your garden as well. This is our top choice of the native evergreen Rhododendron species. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistent color forms. As always with this species, quantities are limited. Chickasaw Plum, , Prunus angustifolia

This species is a thicket forming native plum of the Mid-West that prefers dry sunny locations. The fruit is sweet and makes great jelly or just fresh delicious eating. It is a favorite food of deer and bears when it ripens in May. The plums are yellow and sometimes red. It is very easy to grow and does well on poor soils. This plum was heavily planted around the ancient towns by the Native Americans. A perfect harvesting shrub because it only grows to 5-6'High x 10'Wide. Flowers hundreds of beautiful white flowers in mid-march thur Early April in zone 7. Zone:4 - 9

Chinquapin, , Castanea pumila

A small multi-stemmed tree which matures to 25'H x 20'W. Glossy, dark green summer foliage and gorgeous golden fall foliage, this plant does well in dry areas in full sun or partial shade where it will usually produce a good crop of delicious native nuts that mature mid September. Close relative of the American Chestnut but, the Chinquapin is more blight resistant. You have to beat the wildlife to this great nut. Zone:5 - 9

Chokeberry, , Aronia arbutifolia

An early white flowering shrub to 8'High x 5'Wide. Aronia will produce red voluptuous berries in the fall, as well as foliage that turns brillant red contrasting with the dark colored stems. This presents such a show that people will ask, 'what is that? that is spectacular! Great for bird nesting and a food source in fall. It loves moist sunny habitats. Zone:4 - 9

Coastal Azalea, Species, Rhododendron atlanticum

Rhododendron atlanticum has white to pink flowers and a sensual spicy fragrance. With a spreading habit and being extremely stoloniferous, species atlanticum grows to a mature size 5' tall x 8-10' wide. The under side of the foliage has a glaucous appearance (whitish coating/color) that make this species different from most. The flowers appear from late May through June. Coastal Azalea is native to the coastal plain of the eastern mid-south. This species is best planted in shade with consistent moisture. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Coastal Leucothoe, 'Margie Jenkins', Leucothoe axillaris

Also known as: Dog Hobble

Perhaps the finest selection of the species. Variety 'Margie Jenkins has not shown susceptibility to black leaf stop fungus as other forms or the wild species. Note: Over head watering seems to aid in the spread of fungus and many home owners and business complexes over use sprinkler systems, which does not help to curve the spread of such diseases. This variety has dark, rich, evergreen foliage on arching limbs. Stoloniferous and spreads moderately in rich, loose well drained to moist soils. It prefers shade, but can tolerate morning sun till noon. Mature height is 4' and colonizing to 8'Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Corkwood, , Leitneria floridana

Leitnernia is a rare small tree or large shrub of South Georgia and the Panhandle of Florida. It is found in wet areas where it often borders the swamp or lake shallow waters but, will do well in upland conditions. It has waxy long narrow leaves and the wood is the lightest of all North American trees. Matures to 8'High x10'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Cumberland Azalea, species, Rhododendron cumberlandense

Endemic to the southeastern US, this is one of the more rare native azaleas to be found in the garden trade. One of my favorites, this beauty has dark glossy green decidous foliage and produces masses of striking orangish - red flowers June - July, and does this at a younger age than most species. Cumberland Azalea's fiery colored flowers catch garden visitors off guard and they find themselves often very surprised not only at the color, but the time of year to see a decideous Rhododendron in flower. This is a medium sized multi-stemed shrub with an upright spreading habit to aproximately 7' x 8' tall and wide. A very heat and sun tolerant species, performs better in drier conditions than most species. Cumberland Azalea can have excellant orange - red fall foliage colors making it a multi seasonal joy to behold in the garden. ange to red fall foliage, too. Zone:5 - 8

Cumberland Rosemary, , Conradina verticillata

A very rare and endangered, semi-evergreen species that is a low growing woody perennial with small dark green linear (narrow) leaves. The small light lavender flowers are born in abundance in early May into late June. This beautiful Rosemary performs best in partial shade with consistently moist, well drained soils. When planted in full sun this species will make a dense mat of dark green foliage which will remain all summer resembling a ground hugging conifer. It makes an interesting and unusual potted shrub in that it spreads over the top of the pots and cascades down the sides. A great tough perennial to replace the exotic prostrate Rosmarinus rosemary. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: Cyrilla, , Cyrilla racemiflora

Also known as: Titi

Titi or Cyrilla species have been as a group of native evergreens over looked year after year as a desirable plant for your landscape. The species at hand, racemiflora, has the most interesting growth habit and that is that it looks as if it were grown in a tornado with its twisted gnarly limbs and trunk growth habit. This species is the largest in the Genus in America. Cyrilla racemiflora produces dark green new summer foliage and pendulous 8" long catkins of white flowers cover the plant in June like fireworks. When fall arrives bring some of its fall foliage which turn flaming orange then red with the old summer fruits/seed still attached that are tan in color making a striking display. In winner in minimum temperature will dictate how much foliage actually drops in early winter. Mature size in zone 8 and warmer is 20'High x 20'Wide. In cooler zone 12'x 12' is the usual maximum size. Zone:6 - 10

Cyrilla, N3'Swamp Allure', Cyrilla arida

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This species is known to few. A very rare native of the east coast of Florida that remains evergreen in zone 7, possibly 6 as well. Never available or seen at at garden centers makes this species a true treasure to find. It has small dark green foliage much like species Cyrilla parvifolia and matures to 6'High x 6'Wide. White flowers are arranged along the axis of them terminal branches in spring. Zone:6 - 10

Darrow's blueberry, , Vaccinium darrowii

This wonderful species is a great choice for that spot in the garden where one needs a 4'x 4' evergreen with a silvery blue cast to to the new growth. This is an attractive drought tolerant evergreen shrub. It does well in full sun and well-drained acid soils and can tolerate half days sun well. In the spring it has white bell shape flowers that hang from the stems. This is a great low maintenance small shrub that never needs pruning. Mature height is 4'High x 4'Wide. Zone:3 - 8

Decidous Holly, 'Finchs Gold', Ilex decidua

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Also known as: Opossum Haw Holly

This form is the same as the species except it has has stunning yellow fruit/berries instead of red. This selection is a heavy fruit producer and in late winter when there are no leaves it really is an unusual eye catching landscape plant. An excellent late winter bird food with it's bright yellow fruit. Ilex decidua perform well in just about any growing conditions from shade to sun from average to dry. Matures to approximately 15'High x 15'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We hope to have the quart or 1 gal. size available Fall 2014. Deciduous Holly, 'Memphis Belle', Ilex decidua

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Also known as: Oppossum Haw Holly

Thanks to the discoverer Barbara Taylor, Arboretum Chairman for The Holly Society of America, you can now have this gorgeous selection of Ilex decidua in you landscape. Barbara writes us, I'm tickled that you are growing this plant, and yes, she is gorgeous. She was a chance discovery and I named her for the Flying Fortress plane the Memphis Bell, but most importantly I worked for Margaret Polk as a gardener, who WAS the Memphis Belle which the plane was named after! Own a wonderfully selection of this under used native small tree to large shrub with a memory of the lady Margret Polk and the crew of the Memphis Belle, who should never be forgotten. Ilex decidua can be found in many forms with various growth habits and fruit colors. This one is by far the very best weeping form of the species found in the trade. As fortune would have it, it is a female! YEAH!!! Ilex decidua is a drought tolerant species of Holly in which the name implies, drops it's foliage in the fall. The foliage returns in spring and is bright green but, maturing to deep green. Flowers are produced in great numbers along the axis of the stems in small clusters and are creamy white. In most years when good pollination takes place the round fruit, (berry), grows and changes from green to red just as the foliage begins to turn yellow, when the foliage drops for the winter the colorful fruit is exposed on gray stems. Zone:5 - 9

Deciduous Holly, 'Southern Gentlemen', Ilex verticillata

Also known as: Winter Berry Holly

This male plant named 'Southern Gentleman's' main purpose is to pollinate your female Ilex, which is not producing a good crop of fruits (Berries). Most people have native hollies in their area, but a few may be having trouble with their female plants producing a good crop. Considering there may not be a male holly in ones general area close enough to do the honors one should consider adding a male such as 'Southern Gentlemen'. Our male pollinator purpose is to assist in berry production. Try one! One is enough for your entire Landscape. The Genus Ilex is a dioecious Genus (meaning that each plant has single sexed flowers. 'Southern Gentlemen' is known to mate up best with selections 'Cacapon', 'Sparkleberry', 'Winter Red', 'Winter Gold'. Zone:5 - 9

Devilwood, , Osmanthus americanus

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Also known as: Wild Olive

A wonderful small native evergreen tree with a fabulous fragrance in spring which is lighter and sweeter than its oriental cousin the so commonly sold Osmanthus fragrans. American Olive as it is sometimes called can grow in a wide variety of soil types and moisture levels. However it is naturally found in well drained understory conditions. It can tolerate xeric(dry)conditions once established. Osmanthus americanus is a great plant to be used as a specimen or a privacy screen between homes or businesses. Clusters of white to yellow very fragrant flowers that after pollinated will develop purple drupes (An Olive like fruit) and are a favorite of songbirds. The wood is extremely hard and tough and was commonly used for tool handles during European colonization. Some country folk still used its wood for such uses. Like hollies, this species is dioecious(single sex per plant)and only the females will produce the drupe(fruit). All shippable size plant are not sexed. We do at times have large female available. Please call to check for availability. Matures to 20'High x 15'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We hope to have a new crop available by the end of the year, we will keep you posted. Dwarf Fothergilla, , Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla gardenii is smaller than Fothergilla major in height,leaf, flower size. It prefers rich moist sunny locations where it will bloom profusely in late March just before the foliage flushes out. The flowers are white and look like puff-balls on the terminal end of each branch. This species will colonize by its stolons but, does this slowly. Considered quite rare in nature and offers some of the best fall foliage on a mature sized plant approximately 3'High x 4'Wide. Occasionally taller. Zone:5 - 9

Dwarf Wax Myrtle, Pumila, Myrica cerifera var. pumila

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This variety Pumila is a great low maintenance and compact landscape plant, having the same habit and characteristics as the normal species, just in a smaller scale. It is evergreen and reaches a mature height of approximately 4'High x 4'Wide. Great for planting in well-drained to moist sunny or shady locations. Finches and Sparrows love the fruit on this shrub! Zone:7 - 10

Eastern Red Cedar, 'Grey Owl', Juniperus virginiana

This is a dwarf form of the species maturing to 6-8'High x 6-8'Wide with outward arching graceful structure. Its limbs are covered with blue/grey foliage. Zone:4 - 9

False Rosemary, Alabama Dunes Form, Conradina canescens

Also known as: Hairy rosemary

This is by far the easiest of all to grow and as well the most common species in the trade. It has received much more attention form reclamation projects, especially beach fronts & dunes repair in the wholesale market and has thus worked it way into minds of the garden nuts through exposure through these projects. Native to the Gulf Coast of central Florida to Mississippi and a few south Florida inland counties where dry sandhill communities exist unaltered. Yes it is common but,I still think it deserves an educated gardeners merits. Conradina canescens is a small evergreen thin woody shrub that like most Conradinas has 1"long x 1/8"wide foliage. Some thing interesting about this species is unlike others with in this Genus which have rich to dark green foliage, C.canescens has gray/green foliage and produces hundreds of lavender/pinkish small but delightful flowers in mid spring. This shrubs foliage is very sharply fragrant foliage when bruised. At maturity it can grow to 2'High x 3'Wide and loves fun sun all day in very well drained sandy or gritty soils. Gravel and sand will work as a soil amendment. Zone:6? - 10

Fetter Bush, 'Pink Flowering', Lyonia lucida

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This is an arching evergreen shrub. It has smooth thick evergreen shiny leaves and the flowers are small white to pink in clusters at the leaf axils in spring and early summer. It reaches a mature size of 6'High x 8'Wide and prefers full sun to partial shade in dry soils. It is a great low maintenance evergreen and is a very under used native shrub. This is the true Pink flowering form. Zone:6? - 10

Fetterbush, , Lyonia lucida

This is an arching evergreen shrub. It has smooth thick evergreen shiny leaves and the flowers are small white to pink in clusters at the leaf axils in spring and early summer. It reaches a mature size of 6'High x 8'Wide and prefers full sun to partial shade in dry soils. It is a great low maintenance evergreen and is a very under used native shrub. Zone:6? - 10

Flame Azalea, Species, Rhododendron calendulaceum

Rhododendron calendulaceum has bright colored flowers that range from yellow to orange to red. The flowers form in large, round terminal clusters and bloom May through June depending on the elevation. Mature size is 10'High x 10'Wide, but we have seen specimens to 15'tall. Prefers cool shady locations with consistent moisture. It is native to the upper piedmont and mountains in the South Eastern U.S. Zone:3 - 8

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Florida Anise, 'Alba', Illicium floridanum

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This form of Illicium is a pure white flowered form making this a rare evergreen shrub. It prefers full-part shade and rich well drained soils. It has fragrant foliage and white flowers. It makes a nice ornamental for moist, but well drained shady locations. There is much to recommend about this species. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: Limited quantities. Florida Anise, 'Haleys Comet', Illicium floridanum

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This rare evergreen small tree or shrub prefers full shade and well drained soils. It has fragrant leaves and maroon flowers. The 'Haley's Comet' variety blooms spring and fall which sets it above other varieties with its double flower power. Matures at 8'High x 8'Wide. Zone:7 - 10

Florida Anise, 'Pebblebrook', Illicium floridanum

This dwarf form of this rare evergreen shrub grows to 5'High x 5'Wide. It prefers full shade in rich well drained soils. It has fragrant leaves and maroon flowers. It is a fantastic choice for those moist shady locations. Zone:7 - 9

Florida Anise, 'Shady Lady', Illicium floridanum

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Also known as: Anise Tree

The green and white variegated foliage creates a show piece of an evergreen shrub. Prefers full-part shade and rich well drained soils. Fragrant foliage and soft peach flowers other wise the same as the species. Zone:6 - 9

Florida Flame Azalea, 'Escatawpa', Rhododendron austrinum

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This native beauty from southern Alabama was introduced by Tom Dodd, Sr. and is and is a strong, easy to grow, vigorous form maturing to 12' or more. Flowers in April produce very nicely fragrant, bright golden flowers with light red tubes. The species R. austrinum is absolutely the easiest to grow of all the native Rhododendrons and typically is the first to flower in spring. 'Escatawpa' and species R. canescens are the two we recommend to gardeners who are interested in growing native Rhododendrons for the first time. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: We FINALLY have a few of these available- currently 5 in stock as of Jan. 2011. Florida Flame Azalea, 'Millie Mac', Rhododendron austrinum

Also known as: Florida Azalea

This natural occurring form of R. austrinum was found by Tom Dodd Senior and Junior during a plant exploration trip in the lower reaches of Alabama some years ago. They brought this natural selection back for cultivation and with great success introduced it into the trade as 'Millie Mac'. This unusual form has a picotee snow white margin around the rich gold flowers. A very unique native treasure to have in the landscape. It is the same as the normal species in growth characteristics maturing to 10-15'High x 10'Wide. This species is tolerant to a wide range of soil types but performs best in rich high organic soils with consistent moisture especially during the summer. A very easy and fast growing species. For other easy to grow native species, you may want to consider R. canescens, R. serrulatum, R. viscosum, or R. atlanticum. Zone:5? - 9

Florida Flame Azalea, Species, Rhododendron austrinum

One of the fastest growing deciduous Rhododendrons. Species austrinum has golden yellow flowers in early spring, some forms are clear yellow where most are golden yellow with an orange tube. One of the earliest native azaleas to bloom, austrinum flowers from late March to April with a very uplifting fragrance that can be sensed from 50 feet. Under ideal growing conditions it will reach 12-15'High x 8-10'Wide. Does best in shade with consistent moisture and is a fast, very easy and great choice for beginners to grow. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Fothergilla, , Fothergilla major

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This is the normal species which is equally attractive with its dark green leaves in the summer changing to yellow, orange, and then scarlet in the fall. It is one of the most handsome native shrubs when considering foliage color. In the spring it has white to cream colored bottlebrush blooms just as the leaves emerge. Prefers rich moist sites with full to partial shade. Mature size is 6-8'High x 6-8'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Fothergilla, 'Mount Airy', Fothergilla

This is a popular selection of Fothergilla major by Michael Dirr from the University of Georgia. Leaves turn yellow, orange, and then scarlet in the fall. It is one of the most handsome native fall shrubs with the most brillant hues of color. In the spring it has white to cream colored bottlebrush / pompom like blooms just as the leaves emerge. Prefers rich moist sites with full to partial shade where it can spread it rhizomes. Mature size is 6'High x 8'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Fragrant Sumac, 'Low Grow', Rhus aromatica

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Also known as: Oak-leaf Sumac

This female selection is one of the best small shrubs to fool your gardening friends because to the untrained eye it appears as Poison Oak. It is a deciduous shrub that when you rub the leaves or stems it has a lemonade like scent. In the spring it has small yellow flowers that turn to red fuzzy berries in early summer. The berries have be used to make a lemonade tasting drink. Hikers often put the berries in their water bottles to flavor their water. In the fall the foliage turn brilliant shades of red. It prefers full sun to partial shade in well drain soils. A dioecious species(a single sexed species), so you would need a male for berry production, though not required to enjoy this hard to find native shrub. Mature size can be 3'High x 5'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

Georgia Basil, , Clinopodium syn. Satureja georgiana

Also known as: Calamintha georgiana

Great small native shrub that loves dry hot thin soils. This plant has lovely blooms that remind you of rosemary and prefers sunny areas with moist to dry soil. Lavender blooms start in early July until frost. It is semi evergreen and native to the Southeastern US. Mature size is 2'High x 2'Wide and reseeds freely. It will remain evergreen in zone 7, probably deciduous further north. Zone:4 - 10

Notes: As always with this species, our quantities are limited. Godfrey's Forestiera, , Forestiera godfreyii

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This is a rare shrub which grows in rich moist soils over limestone deposits in deep shade. It has dark green rhombus shape leaves. Probably never offered as a nursery plant. Zone:6 - 9

Golden St. John's Wort, 'Sunburst', Hypericum frondosum

The most popular species far as native are concerned. This species has blue green oval leaves about an inch long. It can get 6'High x 4'Wide with time and tolerates a wide variety of soils and conditions. Full sun offers the best flowers production. Over all Hypericums have a desert plant appearance being open and exfoliating dark that is copper in color. It has a nice contrast with large golden flowers in midsummer against the blue green foliage. It is drought tolerant and does well even in shade. This is one of the showiest of all the St. John's Worts. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: Gray Rosemary, 'N3 Going Green', Conradina canescens

Also known as: Beach Rosemary

Well! What can I say about this odd form. Plants keeps evolving to survive the future and seedling can very endlessly with in some more aggressive evolving species. A totally rich green seedling found in the Florida panhandle. I have given it the name 'N3 Going Green' in thought of plants and animals species trying to survive the Homo sapiens onslaught. Same as the species but with rich green foliage. Certainly an very interesting form missing the long hairs that reflect the light that makes C. canescens bluish silver. Zone:6? - 10

Notes: We also have the compact form in the quart size for $12.00. Gray Rosemary, Florida dunes form, Conradina canescens

Also known as: Hairy Rosemary

This is by far the easiest of all to grow and as well the most common species in the trade. It has received much more attention form reclamation projects, especially beach fronts & dunes repair in the wholesale market and has thus worked it way into minds of the garden nuts through exposure through these projects. Native to the Gulf Coast of central Florida to Mississippi and a few south Florida inland counties where dry sandhill communities exist unaltered. Yes it is common but,I still think it deserves an educated gardeners merits. Conradina canescens is a small evergreen thin woody shrub that like most Conradinas has 1"long x 1/8"wide foliage. Some thing interesting about this species is unlike others with in this Genus which have rich to dark green foliage, C.canescens has gray/green foliage and produces hundreds of lavender/pinkish small but delightful flowers in mid spring. This shrubs foliage is very sharply fragrant foliage when bruised. At maturity it can grow to 2'High x 3'Wide and loves fun sun all day in very well drained sandy or gritty soils. Gravel and sand will work as a soil amendment. Zone:6? - 10

Notes: We also have the compact form in the quart size for $12.00. Great White Rhododendron, Species, Rhododendron maximum

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Also known as: Great Laurel

Rhododendron maximum is the largest of the genus, having the largest foliage and flower trusses. Large white broadly funnel formed flowers, makes this a wonderful shade loving evergreen shrub. The flowers are white to pale pink with yellow or green spots on the upper lobe. Blooms from June-July, as late as August depending on the elevation and latitude. R. maximum prefers full shade in rich moist soils that drain well. Mature size is 15'High x 15'Wide. Zone:3 - 7

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Hammock-Sweet Azalea, Species, Rhododendron serrulatum

If you are looking for a late pink to white flowering species this may be it. White to pink flowers that bloom in July and August fill the summer air with a sweet, zippy fragrance. This is a very fast growing species reaching maturity around 15'High x 10'Wide. Prefers moist rich soils in partial sun. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Hearts-a-Burstin, , Euonymus americanus

Another native that is under used in the landscape.It is a small shrub with green stems that has red capsules that split in September through October to expose the bright orange seed. It does well in well-drained soilsin shade to full sun and matures to 8'High x 8'Wide. Zone:5 - 10

High Bush Blueberry, 'Hodnett', Vaccinium corymbosum

This large multi stemmed shrub will reach 6-8'High x 8'Wide. The new growth has green stems. It has larger leaves that most blueberries. The leaves are deciduous and turn a brilliant red in the fall. It is covered with white flowers in early spring and small blue to black fruit. It does well in partial shade and well-drained soils. Mature size is 6-10'High x 8-10'Wide. Zone:3 - 8

Indian Grave Mountain Mint, 'N3 XXX', Clinopodium dissitiflorum

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This recently found new species was discovered in middle Georgia by native plant enthusiast/native plant guru Jim Rodgers and introduced in to the trade by Nearly Native Nursery in the summer of 2003. "N3 XXX' is a saturated vibrant pink form that prefers xeric (dry) sunny conditions and flowers late August through October. It resembles a dwarf version of Georgia Basil but, flowers more profusely with a low open growth habit. This new species is easy to grow and is a reliable performer. A truly nice semi evergreen small shrub which matures to 14"High x 28"Wide. Zone:5? - 9

Indian Grave Mountain Mint, Species, Clinopodium dissitiflorum

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This recently found new species was discovered in middle Georgia by native plant enthusiast/guru Jim Rodgers and introduced in to the trade by Nearly Native Nursery in the summer of 2003. Indian grave mint prefers xeric (dry) sunny conditions and sports light lavender flowers late August through October. It resembles a dwarf version of Georgia Basil but, flowers more profusely with a low open growth habit. This new species is easy to grow and is a reliable performer. A truly nice semi evergreen small shrub which matures to 16"High x 3'Wide. Zone:5? - 9

Inkberry Holly, , Ilex glabra

This is a great species for to create an evergreen screen. Stoloniferous, Ilex glabra can spread to colonize an area approximately 6-8'Wide x 6-8' tall. A great fruit producer for wildlife, mainly birds are attracted to the abundance of black fruit. This species is known to survive 1 Degree F. and remain evergreen, nny temp. below 1 Degree could result in burning of the foliage and possible stem killing, but plant will rebound quickly in spring. For a more compact form look at var. 'Nigra', which is available from time to time. Gallberry nectar is the food source of honey bees that produce the highly rated Gallberry Honey. Zone:4 - 9

Inkberry Holly, 'Nigra', Ilex glabra

This variety is a very compact evergreen form of the species with dark black-green foliage and black fruit that performs well in sun or shade. It is a great low maintenance landscape plant or a superb wildlife fruit producing shrub. It prefers moist to well drained areas. Matures around 5'High x 5'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Large Flowered False Rosmary, 'N3 Northern Volusia', Conradina grandiflora

This charming small evergreen shrub is rarely offered in the nursery trade. This variety is propagated from seed we collected in the northern part of Volusia County,Fla. in an isolated sandhill communities Mature size is 2.5-3'High x 2'wide, an open airy small evergreen shrubs that carries hundreds of 1" or 2.5cm lavender flowers in loose clusters on the terminal ends of each vertical branch. Thin foliage that rarely measures more than 2mm or 1/16" across and is 1.7cm or.75" long. This form has been hardy and evergreen to 7 degrees F. here, in Zone 7b, at our botanical garden. We are growing it in pure rich brown sandhill 3'high in elevation. We are scheduled to test new plants next spring in various native soils in and around our garden to evaluate their performance. This is a hard to come by shrub that deserves your attention, another underutilized plant for the garden. Zone:6? - 10

Notes: Very limited quantities. Large Leaf Gallberry Holly, , Ilex coriacea

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Ilex coriacea has evergreen leaves. It makes a excellent hedge reaching a maximum height of about 6'High x the same in Width. It is surprising cold hardy coming from the lower coastal plain. Does well in sand or clay soils. Rare in cultivation. Good food source for birds. Zone:5 - 9

Lead plant, , Amorpha fruticosa

Also known as: Indigo shrub

Amorpha species are very rarely found in the garden trade. Why, I do not know for they offer interesting pinnate(dissected)foliage and flowers that are deep purple racemes(spikes)up to 10" long with golden yellow anthers making a striking effect during late spring into summer. An attractive host plant for 5 butterflies including the Dogface, Mottled Dusky Wing, Gray Hairstreak and the Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies, it is also a great nectar source for insects, bees, and butterflies.. It prefers moist sunny sites and under ideal conditions will grow 6-10'High x 8'Wide and a great substitute for the Butterfly Bush, Buddleia which is a non-native attractor that has proven to become a weedy pest in some areas. This species with its carpeting root system provide soil retention as good as any shrub species. Excellent for stream banks and disturbed soil areas. Zone:5 - 9

Leatherwood, , Dirca palustris

Also known as: Rope-bark

Dirca palustris is a little known native that grow best in full to partial shade and moist soil. It is a small deciduous shrub that reaches a mature height of about 6'High x 6'Wide under ideal conditions but under normal conditions reaches 3-6'High. In early spring it will have pale yellow flowers and in fall clear yellow foliage. It is a well-behaved slow growing shrub that is one of the first to open spring foliage buds and makes a excellent landscape plant for a small area within your landscape. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: Little Leaf Cyrilla, , Cyrilla parvifolia

A lesser known evergreen shrub of the S.E. The leaves are tardily deciduous but most of the time persisting all winter. It forms whorls of creamy flowers between of the previous seasons growth and the current season growth on the twigs. These racemes form yellow seeds that are persistent all summer until winter. It does best in sunny location with average moisture. Grows to 8'High x 8'Wide at maturity. Very attractive in flower. Zone:6 - 10

Maple Leaf Viburnum, , Viburnum acerifolium

Viburnums are well established in the trade, but rarely is this species offered. Viburnum acerifolium is the most drought tolerant species in our garden and is often found growing in association with species rufidulum, also known as Rusty Black Haw. Drought tolerance is just one of many attributes the Maple Leaf Viburnum offers the gardener. Stoloniferous but not aggressively so, it produces the same flat head clusters of snowy white flowers commonly associated with Viburnums. The spring and summer maple shaped foliage will surprise you in the Fall with an intense selection of pinks, reds, to purple-plum fall color. The fruit mature to black, and rather flat, attracting several species of birds. Also a host and nectar source for the Spring Azure Butterfly, Celastrina ladon. Matures size is approximately 5'High x 6'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

May Haw, , Crataegus aestivalis

This species is a large shrub that develops tart red fruit commonly used to make jelly. The fruit ripens in May and June. Grows best in moist sunny locations. Zone:5 - 9

May Haw, , Crataegus opaca

This species is one of the largest of the Crataegus. Red fruit develope in late May through June. This is the most popular May Haw used in making jelly. Prefers rich moist soils in sunny locations. Zone:5 - 9

Milk Beauty Berry, 'Lactea', Callicarpa americana

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Instead of purple berries which are normal, this variety has berries that are the color of milk and are very striking against the foliage. This low maintenance shrub does well in moist-dry conditions. It has an open spreading growth habit that in the fall is covered with clusters of sessile white berries and brief yellow foliage. The fruits are ravished by birds. Matures to 8'High x 8'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Mock Orange, 'Polar Star', Philadelphus x 'Polar Star'

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This hybred is worth having it with larger than normal flowers borne in abundance. It has a nice fragrance as well. Matures to 6'High x 6'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Mountain Laurel, 'N3 LA Heatwave', Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia is one of the most under utilized native evergreen shrubs of the Southeastern US. Showy pink to white flowers in May, this form of Mountain Laurel is the most heat tolerant, found along bluffs in the southern coastal plain. Most commercial nurseries sell the variety of Mountain Laurel from higher, cooler elevations, which make for a difficult time surviving at these lower elevations and coastal plains. Once established, it is quite drought tolerant and does best in full shade with dappled sun. Able to tolerate and perform well in more sun, it is not tolerant of damp soils. Matures to 10'High x 10'Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Oak Leaf Hydrangea, 'Vaughn's Lillie', Hydrangea quercifolia

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This fantastic new plant discovery from northwest Georgia is a great addition to the selections of Oak Leaf Hydrangeas. 'Vaughn's Lillie' has a tight double flowered inflorescens that is more compact and a bit shorter than most of the other selections with exception of 'Pee Wee'. An excellent new form to add to your garden with a mature size to 8'High x 8' Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Oakleaf Hydrangea, , Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia is a shrub to 6-8'High x 8'Wide with oak-leaf shaped leaves changing in fall to red orange, red, then purple and persisting until late winter. It produces upright 1'long panicles of white flowers in late May and early June. It has exfoliating bark and is very shade tolerant. It is not tolerant to damp soils. Zone:5 - 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea, 'Alice', Hydrangea quercifolia

This variety has leaves changing in fall to red orange purple and persisting until late winter. It produces upright 1'long panicles of white flowers in late May and early June. It has exfoliating bark and very shade tolerant. It will not tolerant of damp soils. Zone:5 - 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea, 'Harmony', Hydrangea quercifolia

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Variety 'Harmony' has large sterile flowers so heavy that some years they cause the limbs to arch. The oak-leaf shaped leaves transform in the fall to red, orange, and purple persisting until late winter. This Hydrangea produces up to 1'long panicles of white flowers from late May into June. It has beautiful exfoliating bark and is very shade tolerant. Sensitive to damp soils. Zone:5 - 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea, 'PeeWee', Hydrangea quercifolia

This shrub grows to a maximum size of 4'High x 4'Wide with leaves changing in fall to orange, red, then purple and persisting throughout late winter. The leaves begin to fall only as the new growth commences in the spring producing upright 4-8" long panicles of white flowers in late May and early June. I would consider this variety to be evergreen in zone 7 and warmer. Beautiful exfoliating bark, very sun and shade tolerant but will not tolerate damp soils. Zone:5 - 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea, 'Snow Queen', Hydrangea quercifolia

This is a heavy flowering variety with huge white erect inflorescences, up to 8" long. Mature size is approximately 8'High x 8'Wide. In late May and early June you can expect 'Snow Queen' to bloom profusely. Beautiful exfoliating bark and like most Oakleaf Hydrangeas is very shade tolerant and and prefers well drained to dry soil conditions. It will not tolerate damp soils! Zone:5 - 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea, 'Snowflake', Hydrangea quercifolia

Variety 'Snowflake' has a double flowering appearance, with inflorescences from 12-15" long in late May and early June. The fall colored leaves of red, orange, and purple persist into late winter. Beautiful exfoliating bark and very shade tolerant. It will not tolerate damp soils! Zone:5 - 8

Oconee Azalaea, 'N3 Chitto Harjo', Rhododendron flammeum (speciosum)

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Also known as: Flammeum Azalea

This amazing (true flaming red) Rhododendron flammeum I found came from my friend Micky Harp's farm in Pike co. in Fall Line region of central Georgia. We were successful in collecting a few cuttings and rooting them last summer 2011, which should be available fall 2014. This selection is a true gift of nature to stumble upon. The name I selected to honor Micco Chitto Harjo, 1846 - 1911, pronounced Ce-toe Ha-ar-jo, meaning Brave Snake, while some called him Crazy Snake. Chief Brave Snake was a passionate and charismatic Muscogee/Creek speaker and political warrior for his peoples culture in Oklahoma. He traveled from his home his home supported by 12 other members of his clan, form Hickory Stomp Ground Oklahoma to delivered a fabulous speech to the United States Senate in 1906. Chitto Harjo was the only one of the 12 that did not contract small pox from that trip. Read his passionate begging speech here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitto_Harjo#Address_to_US_Senate_committee. Or a short story of his life here http://www.angelfire.com/planet/gee-family/Crazy-Snake.html Pic of parent plants flowers will appear in 2-3 weeks. A limited number of 1gal plants should be available fall 2014. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We had some failure with this selection, but will take more cuttings spring 2013. Oconee Azalea, 'Best Red', Rhododendron flammeum (speciosum)

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Also known as: Flame Azelea

Another nice selection of the this species. The flowers begin as a rich dark orange and transforms into deep red as the flowers mature in the last 3 days of their lives. Zone:5 - 9

Oconee Azalea, 'Red Inferno', Rhododendron flammeum (speciosum)

Selection 'Red Inferno' was introduced by our friend Ernest Koone. This beautiful selection was found in south Georgia. I have personally seen similar forms in the wild but none have grown as well as 'Red Inferno'. This slow but strong growing native azalea's flowers open to a dark orange and then mature to a vivid red sporting a yellow blotch in the upper lobe. Semi-glossy foliage and a vigorous grower maturing to 6'High x 6'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: Very limited quantities this season. Oconee Azalea, Species, Rhododendron flammeum (speciosum)

Rhododendron flammeum is one of the most drought tolerant of the eastern native azaleas once it is established. It has brilliant orange to red and rarely yellow or pink flowers and blooms April thru May, later than the Piedmont or Florida Azalea. Oconee Azalea is more heat tolerant than species r. calendulaceum or R. cumberlandense and is not offered much in the nursery trade because it is difficult to root so it is mostly grown from seed. When ordering a seed grown species flower color and growth habit will vary. Prefers well-drained shady locations and is truly an outstanding species and deserves a place in anyone's garden. Mature size can be as high 12'High x 10'Wide, but more commonly it peaks at 6-7' High x 6'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars that are grown from cuttings will provide consistent color forms. Oderless Wax Myrtle, , Myrica inodora

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Myrica inodora is an uncommon large shrub or small tree that has smooth evergreen leathery leaves. It prefers moist soils of partial sun. It will tolerate a wide range of conditions and grows well in the coastal plain and lower piedmont. Not as aggrassive as Species cerifera the Wax Myrtle. Zone:6 - 8

Overview of this wonderful species, Read about our many forms, Ilex decidua

Also known as: Possum Haw Holly

Ilex species are Dioecious, meaning there are male and then female individual plants. Females are the ones that produce the attractive fruit or berries that native birds relish during the lean times of very early spring when most fruits are lone gone but yet the insects have not yet hatched or emerged from their winter dormancy. The species that most frequents the large shrub are Bombycilla cedrorum/Cedar Waxwings the most elegant birds in the eastern States. Female hollies are normally covered with varying hues of red berries and more rarely orange or even yellow fruited forms can be seen. The fruit show off their color in fall thru winter most and persist throughout the winter into early spring. The berries are a great Winter nutritional food favorite of songbirds during the late winter months when bird foods is scarce. The fruits are absolutely relished by north bound elegant Cedar Waxwings as their flocks pass back through in spring heading to their northern nesting states. Many other birds species benefit from this easy to grow though drought tolerant species. Possum Haw Holly as it is commonly known will grow in a wide range of soils conditions from clay to sandy and from average moisture to dry (xeric sites. It is even tolerant of shade and or full sun. At maturity it reaches 15'High x 15'Wide. I have made selections of many different forms that I feel have horticultural merit. The first is the very darkest red form we have yet seen. It earned the named 'N3 Micco Menawa' in honor of one of the Northern Creek/Muscogee Chiefs that fought for his peoples culture being destroyed and their land being stolen by the white illegal aliens. The selection 'Warren's Red', was has been long established in the trade will have to bow its head to our new introduction 'N3 Micco Menawa' in the contest of darkest Blood Red and Glossiest forms. I have also a bi-colored reddish orange and yellowish orange fruited form I named 'N3 Fuswvlke Toyis', pronounced Foosh-waugay Dtoyis, which means in Muscogee (My clan is Bird). 'N3 Ochesse Fire' that we are working to root is a nice rich red very heavy fruited selection with a 10'x10'equal height to spread ratio. Another we are working to root is a very tall up right form with large fruit red. I have named it 'N3 Hvce Estecate',pronounced Ha-ge Es-ta-ga-de which translates (Tall Native American), in Muscogee. We also have the stunning yellow fruited form 'Finches Gold' discovered in Alabama, and the interesting weeping red fruited form 'Memphis bell' occasionally available. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: Check the website for availability of various selection. Rooting success from year to year varies so some year we are low or simply out of a given selection. Painted Buckeye, , Aesculus sylvatica

Also known as: Georgia Buckeye

Normally chartreuse flowers, but occasional yellow, cream, peach, orange flowers can be found in any combination on the same inflorescence(flower arrangement)of one tree in early spring. This gives it one of its most common names Painted Buckeye though it is often referred to as Georgia Buckeye. Same as the Red Buckeye, the Painted Buckeye is a nectar source for early migrating hummingbirds. It also produces buckeyes which is a favored seed for the folklore of keeping in your pocket to attract good luck:). Mature size can be 8-15' x 12-15' wide depending on genetics and growing conditions. Zone:5 - 9

Painted Buckeye, 'N3Beyond Beauty', Aesculus sylvatica

Also known as: Georgia Buckeye

Normally chartreuse flowers, but occasional yellow, cream, peach, orange flowers can be found in any combination on the same inflorescence(flower arrangement)of one tree in early spring. This gives it one of its most common names Painted Buckeye though it is often referred to as Georgia Buckeye. Same as the Red Buckeye, the Painted Buckeye is a nectar source for early migrating hummingbirds. It also produces buckeyes which is a favored seed for the folklore of keeping in your pocket to attract good luck:). The form we have pictured we have given the name 'N3 Beyond Beauty'. It has a mix of beautiful pinkish orange and creamy yellow. A true stunning form. Zone:5 - 9

Parsley Hawthorn, , Crataegus marshallii

Crataegus marshallii is wonderful small tree that has deeply serrated (sharply lobed) leaves and bright red oblong shaped fruit in the fall. A small, showy tree with a graceful appearance, the Parsley Hawthorne will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions but it grows best in some shade. A host plant to several butterflies and the fruit is a source of food for birds in the fall. Our absolute favorite species of Crataegus. Zone:5 - 9

Piedmont Azalea, species, Rhododendron canescens

Rhododendron canescens is a fast grower. Fragrant pink flowers bloom early spring March to April, just as R.austrinum is starting to fade but before R. flammeum starts to bloom. Shallow spreading roots do well in shady well-drained sites with rich soils but will tolerate some degree of red clay. Like R. austrinum it is also of the easiest of the native azaleas to grow in an average garden setting. Mature size is 15'High x 10'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Piedmont Rhododendron, Species, Rhododendron minus

This evergreen species of Rhododendron is heat tolerant and native to the southeastern U.S. It prefers a site that has rich, well-drained soil in full shade but performs well with more sun. Blooms in May with clusters of pink flowers. It is a great evergreen, if conditions allow , to use as a privacy border in full shade to part sun where rich organic well drained soils are. It is not the fastest grower but does average near 10" to a 1' per year. Matures to 10'High x 10'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistent color forms. Quantities are limited this season. Pinxter-bloom Azalea, Species, Rhododendron periclymenoides

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This species has bright pink to the most lavender flowers of the native azaleas and blooms in early spring just before the leaves come out. Prefers rich moist shady locations. Its native haunts are in the upper piedmont to the northern reaches of the Blue Ridge mountains. Matures to 10'High x 8'Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistent color forms. Plum Leaf Azalea, Species, Rhododendron prunifolium

Rhododendron prunifolium has bright red to pink flowers that bloom in late summer, about the same time as the Sweet Azalea but often as late as early fall. Certainly one of the slowest growers of the Rhododendrons with a mature size of 10'High x 10'Wide. The Plum Leaf Azalea is a threatened plant in its native habitat, where it grows beside deep ravines and shady stream banks. It does best in full shade with consistent moisture. The plants that we have currently are a very nice dark form of red, more so than the normal species. Zone:6 - 8

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Possum Haw, 'N3 Ekkuce Estecate', Ilex decidua

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Also known as: Possum Haw

This selection is more upright than the species normal habit. This allows for it to be used in tighter areas than the species. Mature size is 15'High x 7-8'Wide. A selected female that is covered with nice red fruit Fall thru Winter. Great for birds food source in Winter and early Spring. I have given this selection the name 'N3 Ekkuce Estecate' pronounced Ick-coo-ge Es-ta-ga-de which translates Tall Native American. Zone:4 - 9

Possum Haw, 'N3 Micco Menawa', Ilex decidua

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Also known as: Decidous Holly

First I must say the selection 'Warren's Red' that is well established in the trade will have to bow its head to our new introduction 'N3 Micco Menawa' in the contest of richest and glossiest bright red forms. There simply is no comparison to this very rich bright Red form I found in the Coweta Co. Georgia in fall of 2006. It has earned the recognition for having the most outstanding red color and shine of all Ilex decidua selections. I named it 'N3 Micco Menawa' translates Chief Men-na-wa. I felt it fitting to name this fabulous selection in honor of his bravely putting his life on the line for his people. Micco Menawa lead the 1000 Upper Muscogee/Creek homeland defense force and fought without fear along with his worriers in defense of their culture being destroyed and land being stolen by the arrogant white illegal aliens. He was one of the most fierce war leaders with a gentlest heart for his enemies children and women of all the Red Sticks warriors and did his best to stop the invasion and genocide of the Eastern Native People when the Manifest Destiny attitude prevailed during the 1800s. Sadly it still survives in many narrow minds today. Micco Menawa fought fearlessly to defend the last town of Tohopeka, now disgracefully called (Horseshoe Bend Military Nat'l Park), where Andrew Jackson's war party of 5000 over whelmed the Muscogee fortress and only because of Gen. Jackson convincing the Cherokee and Southern Creeks that if they helped him capture or kill the Red Stick Traditionalists they would get to stay on their mother lands. Well they wrongly trusted him Andrew lying Jackson and with 1000 of white fighters fought with him burning the last independent Muscogee town and killing over half of the 1000 Red Stick Warriors (nearly 800). Micco Menawa survived the this fierce last battle, but was severely injured with seven wounds. Once recovered he lead a war party to killed Micco McIntosh for selling their land out from under the Muscogee Nation without all Chiefs and Peoples approval which was against the Muscogee law. Years before the Trial of Tears of the lied to Cherokee people, Micco Menawa died on the long walk when thousands of native Creek people where force ably removed under blood thirsty, arrogant President Andrew Jackson Criminal Indian Removal Act from their home lands to Oklahoma. Menawa's resting place is unknown along with thousands of others who died on these dreadful marches. If you wish to read more of a brief history about Micco Menawa http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/Menawa.html Zone:5 - 10

Notes: Pix coming soon:) I apologize it has taken so long to get pix up. Possum Haw, 'N3 Omvlkv yvlahv', Ilex decidua

Also known as: Deciduous Holly

This pleasant tangerine orange from I found in 2008 in a new sub-division development. I've given it the Muscogee/Creek name'N3 Omvlkv yvlahv' Pronounced O-mul-ga Yuh-la-ha which translates to, Everything Orange. It was going to be destroyed so I dug this 18-20+'high and wide plant with a 12" trunk up in late Dec. 2008 and moved it to our Native Oasis Botanical Garden. It took a beating being cut back to ground level, but is making a strong come back now in 2015 it has produced a beautiful crop of orange fruit. Now it has recovered to 8+' and fall 2015 it promises to be a greater show and gain another 2-3' in height and width. Zone:5 - 9

Possum Haw Holly, 'N3 Fuswvlke Toyis', Ilex decidua

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This is a true find having fruit/berries that are two toned. They are reddish orange on the sun exposed side and yellowish on the shady side. A neat bi-colored selection I found in Coweta county, Ga. back in 2007. 'N3 Fuswvlke Toy-is' pronounced Foosh-waugay Dtoyis, which means, (My clan is Bird) in the Muscogee/Creek language. It has the normal growth habit of the species being approximately 12'x 12' at maturity. It is a real show piece when you walk around it seeing or showing to a friend it's bi-colored nature. Zone:5 - 9

Possum Haw Viburnum, , Viburnum nudum

This is a deciduous fast growing shrub that prefers wet sunny locations. The mature size is 6-10'High x 8'Wide. It flowers in June to early July with creamy white cymes (flat head cluster) 2" to 5" in diameter. In the fall the leaves turn red to reddish purple. The fruit are beautiful as well beginning green color and turning reddish pink to dark purple, almost black when ripe. Zone:6 - 9

Possum Haw Viburnum, 'Winterthur', Viburnum nudum

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This is a selected form of the species for its more robust branching, glossy foliage and fall color. Deciduous and fast growing Viburnum nudum prefers wet sunny locations, but can also tolerate drier conditions. It usually matures to 6"High x 8'Wide, but can reach 10'High under ideal growing conditions, rich moist soils. The flowers in June to early July are creamy white cymes (flat head clusters) 2" to 5" in diameter. In the fall the leaves turn red to reddish purple and the fruit are also attractive beginning a green color and turning pink, red, purple, and when fully ripe they turn almost black attracting many species of birds. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: We could possibly have these available late fall or winter 2013. Red Basil, 'N3 Creek Cate', Clinopodium coccinea

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Also known as: Scarlet Rosemary

This is a bright orange red form of a very striking woody species that presents itself more charmingly than any small shrub can. Native of the SE U.S. and found on sand hills and dry pine barrens throughout the coastal plain of the gulf states from Mississippi to Georgia and Florida. This species normally matures in an up right open airy fashion to 2.5'High x 2'wide and produce an arrangement of 1.5-2" long tubular fiery reddish orange flowers from May to October with the spring flower being the heaviest. This plant must have very well drained organic soils with pure sand being ideal medium. I have had great success growing it in rich organic woodland soil and shade though it does not flower as heavy in the shade. Make sure to plant it where you want it for it despises root disturbance and does not transplant well once established. This form I named in honor of the native Creek people that once proudly, honorably held and respected this region of the country where this species is found with great stewardship. Zone:6? - 10

Red Basil, 'Ohoopee Yellow', Clinopodium coccinea

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Also known as: Scarlet Rosemary

This is a bright yellow form of a very striking woody species that presents itself more charmingly than any small shrub can. Native of the SE U.S. and found on sand hills and dry pine barrens throughout the coastal plain of the gulf states from Mississippi to Georgia and Florida. This species normally matures in an up right open airy fashion to 2.5'High x 2'wide and produce a striking arrangement of 1.5-2" long tubular golden yellow flowers from May to October. This plant must have very well drained soils with sand being ideal medium. I have had great success growing it in rich organic woodland soil and shade. Make sure to plant it where you want it for it despises root disturbance and does not transplant well at all. Zone:6? - 10

Red Buckeye, , Aesculus pavia

Aesculus pavia opens its to large orange red panicles of flowers in early spring just as the large palmate foliage develop. It is a source of nectar for early migrating hummingbirds which is the chief pollinator. A really spectacular spring bloomer shrub/small tree. After it blooms the buckeyes develop for wildlife food then the foliage slowly goes down hill and by October it's limb structure will be essentially bare exposing the stately growth habit and next year buds. A relativity short but spectacular display! Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We also have seed available for a short time beginning mid Septemberish for about two weeks. 1 lb. equals approximately 8-10 un-husked fruits. We can put these into a USPS Priority Mail box for $5.50 - $9.00 depending on your zip code. Red Hills Azalea, , Rhododendron colemanii

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This most recently discovered species was for some time considered a natural hybrid, possibly with Rhod. alabamense. Closer observation and DNA analysis proved it to be a distinct species, giving it botanical merit. The habitat for this exciting new species is riparian corridors, especially stream and river sandy banks and often it is found on lower end of slopes in deciduous forests bordering the streams and rivers. Its native haunts are the red hills of southern Georgia and Alabama, where it can reach 8+'high x 8'wide. It is most similar to Rhod. alabamense but with a much wider range of colors from white, pink, to yellow. It flowers in May here in our Native Oasis Botanical Garden. Zone:5 - 8

Rough leaf Dogwood, , Cornus asperifolia

Cornus asperifolia is a lovely Dogwood species that is often times confused with species drummondii. It forms a large shrub or small tree that will perform well in fast draining soils and will tolerate alkaline soils better than the other dogwoods. It has creamy white flat-head clusters (corymbs)of flowers in early summer. In late summer the corymbs produce clusters of porcelain white berries and beautiful reddish plum colored fall foliage. We have experienced 21 birds species feeding on this species fruits. It is reported by the USDA to support 40 species of birds and great for low open nesting species. Mature size is approximately 10-15' high x 8-10' wide. Zone:5 - 9

Rusty Hawthorn, , Crataegus rufula

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A little talked about or known native Crataegus species that deserves more attention from gardeners that are interested in a small tree like large shrub. Species rufula matures slowly to 15-20'High x 10-20'Wide, Blooms in spring with loads of typical Crataegus flowers that pure white and produces fruits that wildlife love. Leaves are dark green in summer and turn to red in fall. A nice species for those with a 20' x 20' damp soil areas where one needs a small tree or large shrub. Zone:6 - 8

Silky Dogwood, , Cornus amomum

Cornus amomun is a shapely small tree or large shrub that has cymes (flathead) of white flowers in spring. It reaches 10'High x 8'Wide at maturity and prefers moist sunny sites. It is a great alternative where other plants will not thrive in wet saturated soils. Zone:5 - 8

Smooth Hydrangea, 'Annabelle', Hydrangea arborescens

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The species arborescens is only known the the everyday gardener by a selection named Var. 'Annabelle' which is the most heaviest flowering form on the market to date. If fact it produces so many flowers that most of the time the flower head are pedulous or hanging down. This trait is considered unattractive to many. Check out the other varieties that we offer. Zone:4 - 8

Smooth Hydrangea, 'Bounty', Hydrangea arborescens

This variety is similar to but considered superior to var.'Annabelle' with its much stronger stems which hold the panicle of the flower erect. 'Bounty' does not have as many flowers as 'Annabelle' and most people cannot tell the difference between the two varieties. We prefer the var.'Bounty'. Zone:4 - 8

Southern Arrow-wood, , Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum is a very low maintenance drought tolerate shrub that reaches 8'High x 10'Wide. In early summer is it covered with creamy flowers that are followed with purple berries that are a favorite of birds. This easy to grow shrub is tolerant of alkaline as well as damp soils. Zone:6 - 10

Southern Arrow-wood, 'Blue Muffin', Viburnum dentatum

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This Viburnum has bright blue fruit instead of the normal purple fruit of the species. A more compact upright form of Southern Arrow-wood, it is a low maintenance drought tolerate shrub that reaches at maturity approximately 8'High x 5'Wide. In early summer this plant is covered with creamy white flowers presented on cymes (flat head clusters) and in late summer the bright blue berries develop and are a favorite of birds. This easy to grow shrub is tolerant of a wide variety of soils, moist or dry. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: We could possibly have these available late fall or winter 2013. Southern Bayberry, , Myrica heterophylla

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Myrica heterophylla is not as well known as species cerifera (commom Waxy Myrtle). This Wax Myrtle has waxy fruits that are used to make scented candles and soap. The small wax gray berries are a favorite food for songbirds and it is host plant of a small butterfly, the Red-banded Hairstreak. Heterophylla is an evergreen of smaller stature with larger leaves than its more common cousin. Reaching a height at maturity of 5-7'High x 10'Wide. Southern Bayberry prefers moist sites with rich soils. It primarily grows in the coastal plain but is often found around spring heads in the Piedmont. Zone:5 - 10

Southern Evergreen Blueberry, , Vaccinium myrsinites

Vaccinium myrsinites has small, very shiny, waxy evergreen leaves and grows to a mature size around 3'High x 4'Wide. An attractive drought tolerant evergreen shrub that is stoloniferous, but not to the point of being invasive. This is a great attractor for birds, they love to eat the berries. Zone:6 - 10

Sparkleberry, , Vaccinium arboreum

Also known as: Farkleberry

This is by far the hardest native shrub species to located in the nursery trade. Vaccineum arboreum is the coolest plant to have in the landscape and is perfect for those high dry landscapes. This Blue Berry species naturally occurs on well drained rocky sites. Within just a few years it will begin to take the shape and appearance of a an ancient small tree. At maturity, Vaccineum arboreum can reach a size of 20'High and 15'Wide. Now remember I am speaking of a 50 year old specimen when I mention, at maturity but at any time in this species life it will appear to have been in the garden for much longer than it actually has. At around 5 years it starts to develop gnarly and twisted trunks and with 3-5 more years the limbs will take on that same appearance. Truly a plant to have in the garden as it ages and produces exfoliating bark. Highly sought after on native plant rescues and very seldom offered by anyone. Here is a chance to buy nursery propagated specimens. In the spring, this species is covered with small bell shaped flowers followed by a flush of new glossy, dark green oval shape leaves and in late summer and fall it is covered with small bee bee sized black fruits that are relished by birds. Zone:6 - 9

Spicebush, , Lindera benzoin

This native shrub has too much offer to list all of its attributes. Tiny yellow clusters of flowers in the axils (along the stem) before the leaves form and lemon-scented foliage make this shrub the host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. The Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar is one of the cutest caterpillars and he wraps himself in the leaves like he is snuggling in a blanket during the day. In the early fall females plants have bright red berries that contrast with the brilliant yellow foliage. This plant prefers locations that have rich, moist or alkaline soils in full shade to partial shade, but is tolerant of other conditions once established. Under ideal conditions it reaches a mature size of 8'high x 8'Wide. Native to the Eastern US. Zone:3 - 9

Summer Sweet, 'N3Upatoi Creek', Clethra alnifolia

This form of the species was discovered on the upper Upatoi creek in central Georgia, just inland of the Fall Line, in 1999. It is the most inland (away from the coastal plain) colony we have seen so far in our region. N3'Upatoi Creek' has white flowers and dark green foliage creating a very strong contrast between flower and foliage. We are hopeful that it may be more cold hardy than other forms which come from the coastal plain. The mature size is 5-6' tall and colonizing. Zone:4 - 9

Summer Sweet, N3 'Pinkster', Clethra alnifolia

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This superb form of Clethra alnifolia was discovered down in south Georgia by our friend John Hammond in 2004. He was unable to take pictures at the time, but he said that the flowers were a gorgeous pink. Lucky for us he took cuttings while he was there, as the area is now developed and not a trace of the plant is to be found. We have personally not seen it bloom, but are looking forward to the plants flowering in spring 2006. For gardeners who love to experiment, this would be something fun to try. Zone:4 - 9

Summersweet, , Clethra alnifolia

Clethra alnifolia normally mature to 6-8'High x 8'Wide and has fragrant white flowering held on the terminal end of each stem. This is an erect shrub with all stems ascending. It has many cultivars are many cultivars to choose from. Here are a few: 'Ruby Spice' DEEP ROSE, that will not fade out, 'Hummingbird' WHITE, 3-4'High and develops large colonies, 'Sixteen Candles' WHITE, a prolific bloomer, and 'Pink Spires' PINK, otherwise same as species. These are a few of the varieties to choose from other than the species. Zone:5 - 8

Swamp Azalea, Species, Rhododendron viscosum

R. viscosum is a late bloomer with white flowers and pink stamens. Flowers best in a moist location with some sun. Under ideal growing conditions this azalea will grow to 8-12'High x 10'Wide. Very fragrant and blooms in July. Rhododendron viscosum is very fast growing and worth adding to your landscape. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Swamp Dogwood, , Cornus foemina

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Cornus foemina is a small deciduous tree or large shrub that reaches a mature size of 20'High x 15'Wide with multiple trunks. It does well in moist sunny locations. C. foemina flowers from April to May with clusters of creamy white small flowers. In late summer is covered with bluish drupes,(berries). Zone:3 - 10

Sweet Azalea, Species, Rhododendron arborescens

Rhododendron arborescens has extremely fragrant white flowers with pink stamens in the summer. So intense is the fragrance that it can be smelled hundreds of feet away. Prefers moist, shady locations. A very fast grower and a large species that can reach 10'High x 10'Wide at maturity. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: As with all wild species, flower color may vary with seed grown plants. Only selected cultivars will provide consistant color forms. Sweet Shrub, , Calycanthus floridus

Also known as: Carolina AllSpice

This is a very fragrant plant with an apple fragrance and is rarely sold in nurseries. Most commercial nurseries sell the northern form which is Calycanthus fertilis that is not as fragrant as Calycanthus floridus. Its northern cousin is easier to grow and most nurserymen don't know the difference. You can tell the difference by looking at the underside of the leaves. The northern species is glabrous (having no hairs) under the leaves and Calycanthus florida is pubescent (having soft hairs) on the underside of its leaves. This is a shade-loving shrub with bright yellow fall foliage. Mature to 6'High x 6-10'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: Tar Flower, , Bejaria racemosa

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Tar flower is for the adventurous gardeners for is not the easiest to cultivate. It does thrive in sandy soils in full sun to partial shade. It has beautiful racemes of white flowers that reflect well off the curled blue green foliage. It does not have a well kept growth habit, but is well worth adding to the garden for its its flowers and rarity. It matures around 5'High x 5'Wide. Zone:7 - 10

Notes: We expect to have these available Spring 2011. Vernal Witchazel, , Hamamelis vernalis

A much under used native shrub of the Southeastern US, species vernalis may not be as showy as others in the genus, but is as tough as a plant gets and sports a resilient tenacity to survive. It can tolerate a wide variety of conditions from damp to dry soils, full sun to full shade and is tolerant to many PH ranges. The Hamamelis species, including vernalis, have excellant fall colored foliage, which ranges from yellow to orange/red. Zone:4 - 8

Virginia Sweetspire, 'Henry's Garnet', Itea virginica

Much the same as the species, but with more brilliant reddish purple fall foliage. Pendulous white flowers recemes cover this more compact form, which matures to 3-4'High and spreads to 8'Wide. Testing shows it to be hardy to near -20 Degrees. While the species grows in damp conditions, it can tolerate drought when established. Great for erosion control along creek banks and drainage ditches. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: Pictured is a top view of a 3 gallon sized specimen. Virginia Sweetspire, 'N3Sandalwood', Itea virginica

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This down right gorgeous small native shrub flowers profusely in May here in our display garden producing hundreds of fragrant white pendulous racemes. The fragrance unlike other selections is a mix of Sandalwood and Cedarwood but is not over powering, one has to be within 8-10' to sense the fragrance. Dark green foliage, which is back drop for the white flowers, from spring through Autumn and the fall color changes in succession from rich deep reddish purple, scarlet, crimson, them finally fluorescent red holding this color long into winter. If any shrub were to be called a Burning Bush this is the shrub. The fall color is almost unrivaled by any other plant, except Acer luecoderme. In milder climates where the temperatures do not drop below 15 degrees it remains evergreen with its beautiful color. This selection was found in Troup county Georgia by Jim Rodgers and introduced by Nearly Native Nursery. It is a wonderful erosion control along creek banks and drainage ditches with its stoloniferous, (spreads by way of underground stems) growth habit that develops into a colony. A great choice for stream banks, low moist areas where it naturally is found, or a background for lower growing shrubs and perennials. Once established Virginia Sweetspire can tolerate drought very well. One application that it works well with is to use it as the foundation plant in a moist area and have other natives such as a Lindera benzoin female, Sabal minor, Rhododendron viscosum, Cliftonia monophylla, Cyrilla racemiflora, Taxodium ascendens or an other moisture loving shrub or tree. Any of these combinations are very attractive together and create a natural look to the landscape. This wonderful native of the southeastern U.S., is an easy to grow shrub and reaches 3-4'High at maturity. It can spread to 10+'wide and will develop an almost impenetrable barrier. Zone:5 - 9

Walter's Viburnum, 'Best Densa', Viburnum obovatum

Also known as: Small leaf Viburnum

Viburnum obovatum var.'Best Densa' is an evergreen viburnum that prefers moist soil. In the spring it is covered with cymes of beautiful white flowers that are a nectar source for butterflies. The small green leaves that resemble Yaupon Holly with its smooth edges. Birds and other creatures eat the drupes that appear in the Fall. The dense habit of this shrub is a favorite nesting site for Cardinals and other song birds. Mature size can reach 7'High x 7'Wide. Zone:6 - 9

Wax Myrtle, , Myrica cerifera

Myrica cerifera is an evergreen shrub or small tree. It is low maintenance and is easy to grow and develops fast from seed to a large shrub in 2-3 years. This Plant that thrives in wet to dry areas is used extensively for hedges and privacy barrier as well as a specimen small tree. Great for people who like an open evergreen that looks ancient at just 4 years of age. The birds love the berries in summer. Grows to fit its soil and sun conditions. On average in zone 7 it matures to 10'High x 10'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: We have the larger sizes currently available, 7 gallon and up but not shippable via FedEX. Please call for pricing. Wax Myrtle, 'Don's Dwarf', Myrica cerifera var. pumila

This variety is considered to have the best development and most compact form of this species of Wax Myrtle. Reaching a mature size of just 3-4'High x 3-4Wide, this a great low maintenance landscape plant. It can be planted in well-drained sunny or shady locations. Birds love the fruit in summer. Zone:6 - 10

Wax Myrtle, 'Suwannee Elf', Myrica cerifera var. pumila

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This is a more compact, dwarf cultivar of the wax myrtle. A great low maintenance landscape shrub that can be planted just about anywhere, moist to well-drained, sunny or shady locations. Finches and Sparrows love the fruit and there are a lots of that since the Suwannee Elf are always female. Matures to 4'High x 4'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Winged Sumac, , Rhus copallina

This sumac species along with others have been long thought to be the toxic. R. copallina is a large open shrub that has clusters of cream/green colored flowers followed by fuzzy red berries in late summer and early fall. The berries are a favorite of songbirds quail and turkey. The berries are sometimes used to make a refreshing drink. Fast growing and prefers full sun and well-drained soils. The drought resistant quality and brillant red fall color makes Winged sumac an excellant selection for dry poor soils in full sun. Matures to 8'High x 8'Wide. Zone:5 - 10

Winterberry Holly, 'Berry Heavy', Ilex verticillata

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Also known as: Winterberry

This selection in named for its prolific production of red berries. The showy berries are a major food staple source of birds in Winter when food is scarce. Ilex verticillata are known for holding their fruit all winter or until ravaged by birds, usually Cedar Wax Wings. A wonderful food source for birds in Winter when food is scarce. Winterberry holly is a deciduous holly that prefers moist to wet sites in full sun. It must be planted in moist sites. Matures to 15'High x 15'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Winterberry Holly, 'Red Sprite', Ilex verticillata

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Also known as: Winterberry

Ilex verticillata var.'Red Sprite' is a Dwarf Shrub with a mature size of 3'High x 5'Wide with glossy foliage and singular fruit set. Ilex verticillata are known for holding their fruit all winter or until ravaged by birds, usually Cedar Wax Wings. A wonderful food source for birds in Winter when food is scarce. Zone:4 - 9

Winterberry Holly, 'Winter Red', Ilex verticillata

Also known as: Winter Berry

The showy berries Of this variety are a favorite food source of birds in Winter thru Spring. Winterberry holly is a deciduous holly that prefers moist to wet sites in full sun. It should only be planted in moist sites. Matures to 15'High x 15'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Winterberry Holly, 'Wintergold', Ilex verticillata

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Also known as: Winterberry

Ilex verticillata var.'Wintergold' is a Gold berry sport of 'Winter red' that will produce loads of gold berries in fall if pollinated well. Ilex verticillata are known for holding their fruit all winter or until ravaged by birds, usually Cedar Wax Wings. A wonderful food source for birds in Winter when food is scarce. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: Consider 'Southern Gentlemen' as pollinator. Witch Hazel, , Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana is an unusual and interesting deciduous shrub or small tree. The flowers have narrow yellow curly petals that appear late fall into early winter.The seed are in a hard oval capsule that the seed shoot out of in autumn when they mature. This plant prefers partial to full shade on rich soils well drained soils but is sometime found in sunny dry areas also. Brillant hues of yellow adorns this species for fall color. Matures to approximately 15'High x 15'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

Wright's Desert Honeysuckle, , Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

This rare Texas and Mexican native will tolerate moist or dry conditions. A small shrub with hundreds of tubular orange flowers with strongly reflexed petals. It blooms from mid-summer to frost attracting Hummingbirds and chiefly greater Sulpher Butterflies although other species visit to. Mature size is approximately 4'High x 4'Wide. Best trimmed in very early spring as more than half of each stem dies back in winter in zone 7 and cooler. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: Yaupon Holly, 'Gray's little Leaf', Ilex vomitoria

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One of several small-leaf cultivars of Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), 'Gray's Little Leaf' has the smallest leafs of all cultivars and will reach nearly 8'High x 8'Wide. Although this cultivar is a male, its outstanding foliar qualities (red-tinged new growth; dark green leaves through out the growing season and with a winter purplish hue). Combined with the overall dense form, makes this a plant worthy of widespread use in more constricted locations in gardens. appears to be a male selection. Zone:7 - 10

Yellow Anise, , Illicium parviflorum

Illicium parviflorum is a native plant of Central Florida where it is an endangered species in the wild and has become a very popular landscape plant in the South. This handsome evergreen species is a cousin of the plant from which the spice star anise is obtained. Easy to grow in just about any growing conditions, except wet boggy sites. Matures to 20'High x 15'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

Yellow Hawthorn, , Crataegus flava

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Species flava is a large open weeping shrub to small tree that will tolerate very dry (xeric) conditions. It prefers full sun and dry soils. In the spring it is coved with small simple apple like white flowers. In late summer and early fall it produces yellow and sometimes maturing to red fruit that are small but very tasty. The fruit are a favorite food of wildlife, making jelly or just gooding. Zone:5 - 9

Trees

Alternate Leaf Dogwood, , Cornus alternifolia

Also known as: Pagoda Dogwood

A little known native dogwood with cymes(flathead clusters) of creamy are relished by birds as a food source. Smooth green bark stems change to a wine/burgundy color in sun on this gracefully structured small tree. Species C. alternifolia blooms later and is much more fragrant than the common Florida dogwood. Harder to find in the trade, this tree is a reasonably fast grower to a mature size of 15'High x 10'Wide and is a wonderful addition to any landscape. Our second favorite next to Cornus asperifolia of the native dogwoods. Zone:3 - 9

Notes: As always with this species quantities are limited. American Basswood, , Tilia americana

Also known as: American Linden tree

American Basswood is an awesome over looked shade tree. This tree species has many qualities to offer. Tilia americana is PH adaptable and prefers rich well drained soils. It grows to 80'H x 40'W at maturity. Fall color can range form chartreuse, yellow and in the better years golden. Native Americans cut the strong inner bark into thin strips and used it for making cordage, mats, baskets and even bandages. Woodworker often favor this species soft uniform drain for carving. Bee Honey made from it's Nectar is highly prized. Moderate to fast grow. Zone:3 - 8

American Beech, , Fagus grandifolia

Very beautiful native tree especially in the fall through spring months with its horizontal limbs and coppery bronze leaves hanging on long after many tree species have dropped their leaves. Its bark is another stunning attribute being whitish grey and very smooth like skin. One often encounters this species with dates and names carved in it. Average height at maturity is about 70-100'High x 40'Wide. The nuts were a favorite of the extinct carrier pigeon and today are still a favorite to blue jays, titmice, grosbeaks, nuthatches and woodpeckers. It prefers full sun and rich moist well-drained sites. Zone:3 - 9

American Chestnut, Disease Free Selection, Castanea dentata

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Also known as: Chestnut

The beautiful Castanea dentata, American Chestnut tree was once known as the "King of the Forest" in the Eastern half of North America. It's broad distribution ranged from Georgia to Maine and as far west as the Ohio Valley. This tree was an important component in the ecosystem of hardwood forest and sometime in the very early 1900's a human introduced an Asian fungus,(Endothia parasitica), which quickly killed approximately 99.9 percent of the species. By the 1950's only an estimated 100 trees remained of the original estimated four billion tree population which was the cornerstone of our Eastern Hardwood forest. Through some fellow Botanists and avid Naturalists as well as the American Chestnut Foundation's research we have received young, healthy, professionally selected and so far disease free American Chestnut trees to grow out. The semi-mature and mature specimens from which the seed came from are so far disease free which is promising, but does not guarantee that any of the young plants will endure blight affected areas. We must continue to plant young plants of this species to hopefully find the native genetics that will be resistant to the Blight. It is our hope that you will join us and many others in taking a chance to re-establish this Natural Heritage Tree. Join us and fellow Botanists, Naturalists, and The American Chestnut Foundation in helping to bring back this American Heritage species back from the grips of extinction. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As always with this species we will have limited quantities this season. American Elm, , Ulmus americana

Also known as: White, Gray, Water, or Swamp Elm

Great tree for use as a street planting or residential use. It's yellow fall leaf color is very nice, but variation does occur from year to year. 60-80'High x 40'Wide at maturity on average with a high canopy. A medium to fast growing species shade tree and should be planted more frequently than it is. American Elms in areas unaffected by the DED = Dutch Elm Disease have been around for several hundred years. Best example of the species WAS the Sauble Elm. It was in Ontario, Canada and reached a height of 140' with a 6.5'diameter and was still grow strong until the Homo sapien introduced DED found it. It succumbed shortly there after as most through the states did and was felled in 1968. The tree-ring count established that it had germinated in 1701. 267 years old before white man came along. The same story can be told about the American Chestnut, Carolina Parakeet, Passenger Pigeon, Red Wolf, Grey Wolf, Ocelot, Margay, Jaguarundi, Jaguar, Cougar, Western and Woods Bison and The Indigenous People of The First Nation. Zone:2 - 9

American Holly, , Ilex opaca

The largest Holly in the Eastern forest can attain a mature Height of 50' and spread to 25'Wide. Keeping a pyramidal shape, it is highly sought out to be used as a specimen or wind break. Females are loaded with red fruit which will supply fruit for birds that need valuable nutrition late Winter and Spring as they, mostly the elegant Cedar Waxwings, migrate back north to there nesting states. Cardinals, Robins, Juncos, and bluebirds are just a few more that benefit from Ilex fruits during that time of year. Zone:4 - 8

American Holly, 'Nasa', Ilex opaca x cassine

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The cross between I. opaca and I. cassine has produced many cultivars that have penetrated into the trade to a point of boredom. This selected seedling however has not caught on as well. A beautiful smaller selection with narrow dark black green foliage and rarely has pointed lobes. 'Nasa' matures to 10'High x 5'Wide and can have a fair crop of small dark red fruit. A fine textured holly for smaller spaces. Zone:4 - 9

American Persimmon, , Diospyros virginiana

Is a small tree that reaches a height of 35-60'High x 25'Wide. It grows well in upland well drained soils. One of the few trees with a deep taproot which makes it a very drought tolerant species. The fruit is a favorite of wildlife and is also quite astringent when green but upon ripening, (turning burnt orange) becomes sweet and may be eaten off the tree. The fruit is sometimes used in syrups, jellies, ice creams, or pies. It also lends an appearence of small pumpkins on a trees when ripe especially striking against a shaded dark back ground. The dark glossy green foilage of the American Persimmon can be used to make teas. American Persimmon is a member of the ebony family, and the wood is extremely hard and was used to make golf club heads and is still used to make billiard cues and handles for tools. Another choice tree for the water conservation minded individual as this species will not die of drought. The wood also provides an interesting smoke flavor for meats. Zone:3 - 9

Notes: Please contact us for our current larger size availability. American Smoke Tree, , Cotinus obovatus

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Also known as: Chittam Wood

This rare Southeastern native tree reaches a height of 25'High x 20Wide. It flowers in Mid April with panicles of whitish gray flowers. This smokey appearance will last until summer. The leaves are oval bluish green during summer turning bright orange to purple in the fall and is known for some years having the best fall color of all trees. It prefers dry to well-drained alkaline soils. Zone:3 - 9

American Snowbell, , Styrax americanus

A nice specimen tree like shrub with hundreds of small bell shaped white flowers rich with the fragrance of orange flowers. It flowers in late spring and has yellow fall colored foliage. It is common in bottom land, flood plains and river banks where it tolerates damp soils well. American Snowbell will even bloom in the deep shade. The flowers are very fragrant with orange flower scented. Super fast growing species for average to wet sites. Matures to 20'High x 15'Wide. Perfect for the damp site in your garden. Zone:5 - 9

arizona cypress, 'blue ice', Cupressus arizonica

The needles on the selection 'blue ice' have a silvery gray blue color and very aromatic, especially when crushed. In most situations this species makes a much better screen tree than a leyland cypress with a competitive growth rate and a bit more formal of a look in the landscape. In the fall the tiny yellow/brownish cones make for a very showy, and gorgeous contrast with the silver foliage. Grows best in full sun. Approximate size at maturity is 25-40' tall x 10' wide. Zone:6 - 9

arizona cypress, 'Carolina sapphire', Cupressus arizonica

The needles on the 'Carolina sapphire' have a bluish almost tealish color to them. This selection grows almost as wide as it does tall and in most situations which makes it a better evergreen screen tree specimen than the leyland cypress. It still has a nice fragrance to the foliage and offers a more relaxed look in the landscape. In the fall the 'Carolina Sapphire" has tiny yellow cones that make for a gorgeous contrast with the silver foliage, very showy. It does not have a formal growth habit and is far more relaxed than Var. 'Blue Ice'. Grows best in full sun. Approximate mature size is 30-40' tall x 10' wide. Zone:6 - 9

Arizona Cypress, 'Clemson Greenspire', Cupressus arizonica

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The selection Var.'Clemson Greenspire' Is the most relaxed form available. It grows to 35'High x 15'Wide and has a army green color. A prymidal relaxed form that is extremely fast growing. Our display plant has grown to 25'in 8 years from an 18" tall gallon plant and is a very graceful speciem. Var.'Clemson Greenspire' is an excellant subsitute for hemlocks in the deep south where it can be too hot for tsugas (Hemlocks) to grow. Zone:6 - 9

Arkansas Oak, , Quercus arkansana

This medium to small oak grows in loose soils that are well-drained and will tolerate clay soil as long as it is well drained. Arkansas oak is quite tolerant of shade and and has been known to produce acorns even in the driest years which makes it a wonderful choice for wildlife food. It develops into a shade tree to 40' High, small for an oak and is less common in the trade. Zone:5 - 9

Ash Magnolia, , Magnolia ashei

This rare native deciduous magnolia will bloom with tulip shaped flowers when it is only 3 years old. The flowers are extremely fragrant, cream colored with a purple center when it is only a few feet high. A shade-loving tree that will grow faster in full sun. The large delicate leaves resemble the Big Leaf Magnolia but are slightly smaller. The fragrance alone is enough for this species to warrant that special place in your garden. We specialize in deciduous Magnolias and this is our favorite. Like many other native deciduous species Ashei lends a tropical look to any landscape. Zone:6 - 9

Bald Cypress, , Taxodium distichum

A deciduous conifer with a pyramidal shape and attractive reddish brown fall color. Like Pond Cypress it to matures to a height 80'High x 40'wide. It grows well in wet and well-drained soil. Like pond cypress it produces expensive lumber and is often used as a landscape tree. Zone:4 - 9

Bear Oak, , Quercus ilicifolia

A native of high elevations in the Appalachian Mountains, and an uncommon member of the red oak family, the Bear Oak has an abundant crop of small acorns. It does best in rich well-drained soils in full sun. Matures to an approximate size of 50'High x 25'Wide. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Ben Franklin Tree, , Franklinia alatamaha

Now extinct in the wild this beautiful species which (Father) John and (Son) William Bartram discovered in 1765 along the Altamaha River in South Georgia and named in honor of John's Good friend Benjamin Franklin. The botanical species name alatamaha comes from a common misspelling of the Altamaha River in those days. Later John's son William Bartram returned to collected seed and propagated it at their Philadelphia garden and this is where all plants to see today originate from. The species has never been seen naturally in the wild since 1803. Many Thanks go to people like William and many others for bring native species into cultivation for this can the best measure off preventing extinction today. It has large white flowers with yellow centers that bloom from mid summer to late fall. It is an under story tree that reaches a height of about 20 feet. We have grown it in full sun with success, but more success can been witnessed in high 4-8' raise beds in dapple sun and partial shade in the South where red clay is prevailent. In cooler climates it will tolerate sun better. It prefers soils that drain well with constant moisture, but that is never wet. Some theorists believe that the Ice Age forced this plant south hence it not being commom at any time in the south due to it be a in an area where it only survived not thrived. I tend follow this belief because it appear to perform much better the futher north one tries to grow it. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: As always, quantities are limited with this species. Bigleaf Magnolia, , Magnolia macrophylla

This magnolia has the largest leaves of any tree east of the Mississippi, with foliage reaching upwards of 3' in length x 18" wide. The flowers can be 18" wide, the largest flowers in the North America, and are creamy white with a purple or yellow blotch in the center. Its large delicate leaves are deciduous, but look very tropical. It grows best as an under-story tree where its large leaves are sheltered from strong winds and can gather the filtered light. This species has so much to offer that I can not describe it all. Mature size is approximately 40'High x 25'Wide. Zone:5 - 8

Bitternut Hickory, , Carya cordiformis

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Species cordiformis is a medium sized tree maturing to 50-70'High x 30-40'Wide. Performs well in moist to well drained soils. The nuts are bitter, but wildlife wild consume them. Bitternut Hickory is a long lived handsome shade tree and is considered the fasting growing Hickory in the East. Zone:4 - 8

Black Jack Oak, , Quercus marilandica

Quercus marilandica is a very drought tolerant member of the Red Oak family. It prefers to grow in full sun on well-drained sites. Its thick shiny leaves turn to bright red in the fall. This oak makes a good landscape tree for xeric sites and very popular for wildlife planting because it is a consistent producer of acorns each year. Zone:5 - 9

Black Oak, , Quercus velutina

Black Oak is a fast growing oak in well-drained clay soils. This species is one of the best choices gardeners can make for a large shade providing drought tolerant tree. It reaches 40+'high x 25'wide at maturity on average. This Oak species has great fall red color similar to Q. coccinea the well known Scarlet Oak and along with Q. incana, and Q. ilicifolia are rarely offered by nurseries. Zone:3 - 9

Blackgum, , Nyssa sylvatica

This is a great tree for the landscape and also for attracting wildlife. Black Gum is to me one of the most outstanding native trees and even better if it is a female fruit producing tree as we have witnessed 15 species of birds feeding with in one hour while it's fruits are ripening. Producing(Drupes)fruits, which are a favored food of many species including songbirds in the fall and winter. Black Gum is very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Nyssa sylvatica thrives in dry soils and tolerates average moisture as well. It can attain a height of 60'High x 30'Wide. The foliage of Black Gum is dark glossy green variable in size and shape in summer. It can be oval, elliptical or obovate and 2-5" long. It is lustrous with entire often wavy margins. The fall color usually changes from burgundy purplish, to flaming orange, to intense scarlet, to blood red before it drops. The flower s are very small, in greenish-white in clusters at the top of terminal branches. The fruits are Blue to black, about .5" long and oily. The bark is dark gray and flaky when young becoming furrowed with age, resembling alligator hide with age.The branches typically stand at right angles to the trunk. Zone:6 - 9

Blue Jack Oak, , Quercus incana

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Blue Jack is a small oak maturing to approximately 30'High x 20'Wide with a relaxed limb structure. Its overall growth habit and appearance is reminiscent of a true Olive tree from the Mediterranean Sea region. This species has leaves attached to the stem in such a way as to expose their bluish/gray undersides hence the name Blue Jack Oak. The fall color of this very drought tolerant species is overlooked. A supplies a rich orangish red display persists late into December. It is a great tree for wildlife as the Deer an Turkey love the low tannin levels which make the acorns less tart. It also is a superb moderate sized shade or specimen tree in one landscape as long as you never water it. Quercus incana along with Q. velutina and ilicifolia area rarely offer in the trade. Blue Lack Oak must be planted in a fast draining very dry sites. Native to the southern Coastal Plain of the SE. US. Zone:6 - 9

Bluff Oak, , Quercus austrina

Bluff Oak is an outstanding oak for landscaping in the South. It is a fast growing member of the White Oak clan. The leaves stay green late into the fall and into early winter then turn a deep bronze color. It grows to be a large tree on rich soils maturing to approximately 60'High x 30'Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Box Elder, Maple Ash, , Acer negundo

This fast growing species of maple is the only one with compound leaves and its leaves look similar to the American Ash. Reaches a mature height of 40-50' high and can form thickets in floodplains where it is commonly found and seedlings germinate with great success in the wild. However, it is a good choice for soils where nothing else seems to grow. This species can create a nice windbreak in open areas. Acer negundo is used by many species of birds and mammals and was once used for making syrup by American Indians. Flapjacks anyone? Zone:3 - 10

Boynton's Oak, , Quercus boyntonii

Boynton's Oak is a dwarf white oak that is native to sandstone outcrops that are rich in iron. Grows in shallow soils that are exposed to high drought conditions and is tolerant of limestone outcrop soils where few other trees can survive. The undersides of the leaves are covered with dense golden hairs. This is very rare oak. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: Very limited numbers on this oak. Carolina Ash, , Fraxinus caroliniana

A small quick growing shade tree that will grow in flooded bottom land to average moisture sites. Unusually wide winged seeds, (called Samaras) makes it an interesting ornamental. Zone:3 - 9

Carolina Buckthorn, , Rhamnus caroliniana

Not much has been written or mentioned about this interesting species. It is an attractive small tree with slender branches and an open crown under ideal conditions it reaches a mature height of 30'High, but normally matures to 15'High x 10'Wide. Contrary to its name it has no thorns. This tree has very handsome glossy foliage that is tardily deciduous. It is covered with beautiful red fruit in the summer that transitions to a shiny black in the fall. The berries are eaten by many song birds. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We expect to have more of this species Spring 2016. Carolinia Hemlock, , Tsuga caroliniana

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This rare hard to find native eastern species of Hemlock is unique in that the cones are twice the size of the common Canadian/Eastern Hemlock. It prefers rich moist soils but surprisingly will tolerate dry rocky conditions as well once established. The needles are whorled around the stem instead of being on the same plane or arranged horizontally as it is in the more common Canadian Hemlock. This Hemlock is a great specimen plant as well as an living evergreen barrier or Christmas tree. Zone:4 - 7

Notes: As always with this species, we have very limited quantities this season. Chalk Bark Maple, , Acer leucoderme

Also known as: Chalk Maple

A brilliant fall foliage tree from the east, the Chalk Bark is the most colorful of the native Southern maples. Considered to be the dwarf Sugar Maple, it is suited for the South and grows well in a wide variety of habitats. It prefers upland hill sides but, will grow almost any where. Matures to 20'High x 25'Wide. A great species for any smaller scale landscape. We highly recommend this one, it is our favorite maple species. Rarely sold in the garden center trade. Zone:5 - 9

Chapman's Oak, , Quercus chapmanii

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This species of oak is found in a few counties in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama with the largest extent of it's range being in pennisular Florida. Restricted naturally to the coastal plain and occurring in neutral and alkaline sandy well drained sites, Quercus chapmanii can grow up to 30'High, but usually attains a smaller size near 20' tall. In zones 7b and warmer it remains evergreen. Produces a full crop of small acorns for turkey and song birds as well as providing a great nesting habitat. Fits well in the landscape as a specimen tree, as a hedge, or as an anchor for the corner of your landscape. Very rare in the nursery trade. Zone:6 - 10

Cherry Bark Oak, , Quercus pagoda

Cherry bark is the largest member of the Red Oak family, closely related to the species falcata. It reaches a height of up to 135', is fast growing and prefers the moist soils of lowlands. It is an excellent timber tree because of its tall, straight branched tree trunk. Golden brown colored leaves adorn this species making it popular as a landscape tree. The small acorns are a favorite of ducks in winter. Zone:4 - 9

Cherry Laurel, , Prunus caroliniana

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this small tree is a common plant in the trade and wild in dry habitat. It is a small tree or large shrubs with evergreen leaves and creamy white flowers in spring (Late March- April in zone 7). In summer the drupes (berries) develope and in fall turn black as they ripen. The fruit persist all winter and are eaten by birds. Carolina Cherry Laurel does well in dry upland sites. It is a favorite for evergreen privacy barriers. Zone:7 - 10

Chestnut Oak, , Quercus prinus

Chestnut Oak is a very drought tolerant species for high ground and xeric landscaping conditions. Beautiful yellow fall foliage, this oak is sometimes planted as an ornamental. Bountiful loads of acorns are a favorite of deer and bear for their moderate tannin level. This species makes a great shade tree with its spreading canopy. Zone:3 - 9

Notes: Chinquapin Oak, , Quercus muehlenbergii

Q. muehlenbergii will grow in a wide varity of habitats and soil types but, well drained, rich soils reward the grower with the fastest growth rate, up to 3' a year. It was cultivated by the Indians because the acorns have a pleasant taste reminiscent of a chestnut. This oak can still can be found growing around Indian mounds and cities like Etowah and Kolomoki. Zone:3 - 9

Cucumber Magnolia, , Magnolia acuminata

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Magnolia acuminata is an excellent shade tree of medium to large size, similar in size to M. acuminata var.subcordata which matures to 70'high x 30'wide. This deciduous magnolia is a native of the mountains of the eastern United States. It has green flowers in early spring that open just as the foliage begins to appear in the spring. A quick grower that will become a very nice shade tree in few years under good conditions. Like var.subcordata this species is grossly under utilized in eastern landscapes. Zone:5 - 8

Dahoon Holly, , Ilex cassine

Ilex cassine has long oval leaves to 4" long with bright red berries and smooth gray bark.This holly prefers to grow in moist to wet soils with partial shade and is tolerant of brackish water, salt spray; and can be grown in low light swampy areas. Mature size is approximately 15'High x 20'Wide Females will have red fruit, although there is a yellow fruited form that we offer from time to time named N3 'Croceus' The evergreen foliage and bright berries are used for Christmas decorations in the Deep South. Zone:7 - 10

Dahoon Holly, 'Tensaw', Ilex cassine

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Variety 'Tensaw' is a fast growing pyramidal evergreen with a mature size of 15'High x 8-10'Wide. With the widest leave in this species and covered with red berries from fall through late winter. 'Tensaw" seems to grow in a wider variety of soil and light conditions than the other varieties. Zone: 7 - 10

Durand Oak, , Quercus durandii

Durand Oak is a rare White Oak that makes an excellent choice for landscapes. It is drought tolerant, long lived and has deep green foliage. This extremely fast growing White Oak breaks the myth that landscapers have of the white oaks not being able to be transplanted well. In the fall it has an unusual bronze leaf color. Durand oak is a rare native tree undiscovered by landscape architects. Zone:3 - 8

Dwarf Chinquapin Oak, , Quercus prinoides

Q. prinoides is my personal favorite of the native oaks. It is a rare, small species, and a member of the white oak family that grows as an under-story dwarf multi-trunked tree to 18' high. Only found in dry upland forest throughout the southeast. It will produce heavy crops of small acorns that drop early in the fall and are very low in tannin, which gives them a pleasant taste. Deer and Turkey love this species of acorns as did primitive man because of the low tannin content. Excellent fall color, redish orange to burgundy. I grow mine in a large terra cotta pot on my patio and it makes a wonderful picturesque specimen with its multi trunked structure. Mature size is approximately 20-25' tall x 10' wide. Zone:4 - 9

Dwarf Fringe Tree, , Chionanthus pygmaeus

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Also known as: Pygmy Fringe Tree

If you like the normal Fringe Tree but don't have the space for it, you will love this dwarf species. Just like the C. virginicus, but on a smaller scale, this Dwarf Fringe Tree can flower with even more intensity. The mature size is 4' High x 4' Wide. Zone:3 - 10

Eastern Hemlock, , Tsuga canadensis

Also known as: Canadian Hemlock

A beautiful evergreen with a graceful pyramidal shape. Average growth rate near 1-2' per yea and tolerant of many soil conditions except extremely dry or soggy sites. Strong drying winds that occur in prairies can inhibit growth and even kill the species. Prefers shade or at least appreciates afternoon shade but will grow in full sun. The bark is cinnamon-brown with deep ridges and furrows, and 2-3" thick on mature trees. The flat needles are about a half inch long and arranged in two horizontal ranks on the slender spreading to drooping branchlets. The foliage appears as graceful flat sprays, parallel with the ground. The pendant cones are a little less than an inch long and almost as wide at the middle; they are among the smallest of all cones. Mature size is 40-70'High x 25-35'Wide. These are from the Little Panther Creek drainage where the mature specimens, as well as, juvenile and seedlings are now dying form an introduced insect the Hemlock Wolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae! You can read more here and see good pix to Identify them in order to treat and protect your trees. You can read more here at the address here at this address: http://na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/pest_al/hemlock/hwa05.htm Zone:3 - 7

Eastern Red Cedar, , Juniperus virginiana

This is a very drought tolerant, fast growing evergreen tree that can reach a height of 40'High x 20'Wide. It is often planted for its durable wood and as an evergreen landscape screen or bird nesting and winter protection. It produces seed that is a favorite of birds in the winter months, especially the Cedar Waxwing. Tolerant of extreme range of PH levels. Zone:2 - 9

Evergreen Sweetbay Magnolia, australis, Magnolia virginiana

Magnolia virginiana var. australis is another under-used tree in southern landscapes with very fragrant creamy 3-4"Wide white flowers that bloom all summer, and does best in moist sunny locations. The leaves have a silvery sheen underneath and in the wind this tree shimers like glitter with the dark green top side and the silvery under side of each leaf turning and fluttering. This varity of Sweet Bay is evergreen unlike the commonly sold normal species in the nursery trade which are deciduous. Zone:6 - 9

Flatwoods Plum, , Prunus umbellata

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Also known as: Hog Plum

Prunus umbellata is a small tree or large shrub that reaches a mature height of 20'High x 20"Wide under ideal conditions. It blooms profusely in early spring with a covering of white blooms before the plant leafs out. The plums mature late in the season, sometimes as late as September. They are smaller glaucous and range in color from yellow, red to purple. The plums are usually quite sour and are used for making jelly. They are a favorite of deer, turkey and bear. I have seen beautiful specimens in the wild that any one would want in their landscape. Zone:8 - 9

Florida Dogwood, 'Cherokee Brave', Cornus florida

Also known as: Red Dogwood

'Cherokee Brave' is by far the darkest red form of our native flowering dogwood. 'Cherokee Brave' opens dark red and the bracts fade to a white center disc. Glossy rich green foliage, excellent fall red color and strong vigor are among the great characteristics of this variety. Maximum size at maturity 20-30'High x 25'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Notes: We do not have these available at our retail location unless pre-ordered. Florida Yew, , Taxus floridana

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Taxus floridana is certainly one of the the rarest native conifers offered to the public. This graceful species of Yew is considered a small evergreen conifer often with multiple central leaders. Broad at its base with low horizontal branching, narrowing to an open pyramidal shape. This rare Florida native can grow to 25' with time but rarely exceeds 15'. The foliage is needle like to 1 inch, soft to the touch horizontal in arrangement and here in zone 7a turns plum-bronze in winter. The bark has an interesting appearance and often produces a purplish hue. Being a dioecious species it requires male and female to produce fruit. Performs best in very rich well drained soils but at the same time is sensitive to too much water (soggy soils) and drought. Florida Yew is a relative to Torreya taxifolia which is another very rare native conifer with the same distribution in the SE US and both are in great risk of extinction in the wild. The entire plant is extremely toxic to consumed internally! Do not eat any apart of this species for any reason!!!! Zone: 4 - 9

Flowering Dogwood, , Cornus florida

A small under-story tree with an average size of 15'High x 15'Wide. White flowers 3" in diameter open early April in zone 7 and last through May. Everyone knows this Dogwood so, no need to elaborate. Zone:5 - 9

Fraser Magnolia, , Magnolia fraseri

This is one Magnolia that you should try, native to the northern portion of Georgia, with its range extending up to Pennsylvania. This magnolia is a very cold hardy, deciduous magnolia. Fraser Magnolia is covered with cream colored flowers in early spring just before it leafs out. The beautiful flowers, fruit and the lush spearhead shaped foliage makes this a wonderful specimen with brightly colored pink seeds. It prefers rich soils in cool deep shade, but will grow well in more sun. Zone:3 - 7

Fringe Tree, , Chionanthus virginicus

Also known as: Grancy Gray beard

Chionanthus virginicus is a small tree with pure white fringed-like flowers that bloom in late spring, hence the name Fringe Tree. It's open form with dark green leaves, interesting gray bark, and very fragrant fringed flowers are the best human asset of this tree. The fruits (Drupes) are of much benefit to birds which flock to them when they are ripe. Mature growth rate is approximately 10" a year but, well worth it. Approximate size at maturity is 15'Tall x 10'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

Georgia Oak, , Quercus georgiana

This species, Quercus georgiana, is my second favorite native oak. It is a rare, medium sized, single trunk, member of the Red Oak group with an average mature size of 30'High x 15'Wide fertile soils. In dry xeric conditions it usually is multi-trunked and rarely reaches a height over 15'. It has shiny dark green foliage that turns deep burgundy to blood red in the fall. Its fall foliage rivals that of the Scarlet Oak for color. It is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Georgia Oak is an excellent ornamental and because of its medium size it can be planted in places where larger shade trees are not applicable. It produces small acorns that are a favorite of quail, turkey and songbirds. It is another species we recommend as a container plant for decks, patio and pool sides. Zone:4 - 9

Georiga Feverbark, , Pinckneya pubens

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Also known as: Hardy Poinsettia

This a rare monotypic genus (1 of a kind plant) native only to the southeastern United States. This small deciduous tree reaching 20'High with 4-7" long pubescent leaves and showy flowers in June and July up to a foot in diameter with large pink bracts much like a poinsettia. It is very fast growing in light shade to full sun but it must have good moist well drained soil to grow. Zone:6 - 10

Georiga Feverbark, 'Pink Fever', Pinckneya pubens

Also known as: Hardy Poinsettia

This a selected form of the wild species for its pink flowers which are more intense in color, even more so than the 'May's Pink'. This small deciduous tree reaches 20'High x 15'Wide with 4-7" long pubescent leaves and showy flowers in June and July up to a foot in diameter. The large pink bracts much like a poinsettia. It is very fast growing in light shade to full sun but it must have good moist well drained soils to grow well. Zone:6 - 10

Notes: As always, quantities are limited with this species. Green Ash, , Fraxinus pennsylvanica

This is a fast growing deciduous shade tree that prefers moist rich sites. It loves wet soils and will tolerant flooding. Its strong wind firmness and fast growth make it a popular shade tree. It has compound leaves with 7 to 9 leaflets. Mature size is 50'High x 25'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

Hercules' Club, , Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

Also known as: Toothache Tree

This coastal species is a small drought tolerant tree that is often planted as an ornamental because of its unusual thorny trunk. It is also a host plant for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly. Chewing the leaves will cause numbness in the mouth and was once used by the Indians to deaden the pain of toothaches, hence the name Toothache tree. Glossy dark green foliage grace this far-out small tree that matures to 20'High x 20'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Hop-Tree, , Ptelea trifoliata

Also known as: Wafer Ash

This small tree or large shrub is one of the favorite host plants for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly. Just plant one and the pregnant female butterflies will find it, they even lay eggs on the plants in our nursery. One tree can support a colony of the butterflies. Clusters of flat seed and yellow fall foliage make it a very interesting ornamental. Being very drought tolerant and a butterfly host for our largest butterfly species puts this plant on our favorites list. Zone:3 - 9

Kentucky Yellowwood, , Cladrastis kentuckea (lutea)

Also known as: Yellowwood

A beautiful, striking, and very underused landscape tree with smooth bark and early fragrant white summer flowers that give the appearance of Wisteria. The compound foliage turns bright yellow in the fall. An excellent choice for a shade tree or specimen tree for smaller landscapes. Tolerant to alkaline soils with a mature size of 30-50'High x 30'Wide. Yellowwood is so-named because the freshly-cut heartwood is a muted to brilliant yellow color, and the wood is known to yield a yellow dye. Zone:3 - 8

Laurel Oak, , Quercus hemisphaerica

Also known as: Darlinton Oak

Quercus hemisphaerica, with a mature size of 80'High x 150'Wide is the best choice as a shade tree for larger landscapes. Evergreen in zone 7 and warmer, and tardily deciduous futher north. It drops its winter worn leaves in early spring at the same time it flushes out new spring growth. It produces small acorns that are eaten by turkey and quail. Its small leaves, spreading canopy and drought tolerance make this oak an outstanding ornamental. Zone:5? - 10

Live Oak, , Quercus virginiana

Q. virginiana is one of the larger members of the white oak family. This evergreen oak grows well in sunny locations and in a variety of soil conditions. This oak is popular as a landscape tree because of its fast growth and stately appearance. It starts with a weeping habit and with age develops long arching limbs that bend down and touch the ground then turn towards the sky to present its foliage to the sun, the huge massive trunk supporting the horizontal spreading limbs. A consistent crop of small sweet acorns make a very good wildlife food source. The timber is hard, strong and durable and at one time was used to make ship keels. Zone:7 - 10

Loblolly Bay Tree, , Gordonia lasianthus

Also known as: Loblolly Bay

Gosh, what can I say about this gorgeous native evergreen tree? Lets start with the fact that most gardeners and garden center would look at you like a deer in headlights if you asked them about this species! It is a tall fast growing broad leaf evergreen tree that flowers from June to November producing pure white magnolia like flowers. The flowers are 2-3" across and born in abundance and continuously all summer. Gordonia lasianthus can attain heights of 50-60" but only get 15-20"wide. It must be placed in a moist soils and will not tolerate drought. Ours was planted 2006, two years ago as a one gallon about 2' High at the time and now is 10'tall and 5'wide. This summer(08)so far it has produced near 150 flowers by September with more developing as I type. There is much to recommend this native if you have a wet, moist, or lake margin you would like to have a evergreen tree that flowers all summer! Zone:6? - 10

Longleaf Pine, , Pinus palustris

Pinus palustris is an excellent landscape or timber tree species. It will tolerate a wide variety of soils from sandy to clay although the conditions must be dry. It has a deep tap root that makes it extremely drought tolerate and well anchored. It has the largest cones of any North America pine. The seed are a favorite of wildlife especially Fox Squirrels. Zone:6 - 9

Maple-leaf Oak, , Quercus acerfolia

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Quercus acerfolia is a very rare oak that grows on limestone ridges in Arkansas. A small species that prefers upland sites, the leaves resemble the Shumard Oak, except for the leaf sinuses (indentions) are deeper and the leaves are smaller. Zone:3 - 7

Notes: We hope to have some available in the spring 2006. Mockernut Hickory, , Carya tomentosa

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Also an upland hickory that makes a beautiful tree with bright yellow fall foliage. It produces large edible nuts. Sometimes planted as an ornamental. Zone:4 - 9

Muscle Wood, , Carpinus caroliniana

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Also known as: Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana is a small to medium sized tree with a spreading canopy. Prefers rich moist to well drained soils and very fast growing making it an excellent landscape tree with good fall color. The most amazing characteristic of this species is the rippled, smooth bark resembling flexed muscles which gives it great winter interest and unique trunk and limb structure. Mature size is 25'High x 20'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

Notes: Very limited quantities this season. Myrtle Oak, , Quercus myrtifolia

Q. myrtifolia is an evergreen in zones 7 - 9 and makes a great privacy screen with a small compact growth habit. Usually a shrub to 8'High x 8' Wide but, can become a small tree with age. Normally multi-trunked, it requires very well drained soils and favors deep sand. Another nice choice for a container on the deck, patio or in the landscape. Zone:6 - 9

Northern Red Oak, , Quercus rubra

Q. rubra is a large red oak species that grows best in upland areas. This oak makes an excellent ornamental because of its nice spreading canopy and deep reddish brown leaves in the fall and is moderately fast growing for an upland oak. A tall straight trunk supports this stately Oak. It produces the largest size acorn of all the red oaks which are a favorite late winter food for deer, bears and squirrels. Zone:3 - 8

Northern White Cedar, , Thuja occidentalis

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This evergreen, pyramidal shaped conifer is a very dense small tree. Low maintenance choice and will grow well in the south as a beautiful landscape tree. A mature size of 50'High x 20'Wide is reached at a very slow rate so that this species can be used in smaller garden settings for many years before it may become to large. Zone:3 - 8

Notes: Lack of interest may lead to discontinuing this species from our grow list. Nutmeg Hickory, , Carya myristiciformis

A large Hickory with x breaking bark that will with age, peel up slightly to resemble the Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata. Tolerates forest competition well, this Hickory has a bicolored nut similar to the Pecan Hickory, Carya illinoensis. The nuts are small roundish and are very tasty, but they have a thick shell and little meat. Nutmeg Hickory is very tolerant of heavy wet to dry clay. Zone:4 - 8

Nuttall Oak, , Quercus nuttallii

Quercus nuttallii is the fastest growing member of the Red Oak family and has become popular as a city landscape tree. It performs best in rich moist bottom lands and flood plains. Consistent moisture is required for fastest growth which can attain 2-3" per year. Not to shabby for an Quercus species in the red Group. A tall more narrow crowned species can reach 125' high x 60'wide. The high canopy is a plus for many landscapes that this species offers. Excellent fall red color most years. One of its unique characteristics is that its acorns will stay on the tree late into the winter making it is an especially good tree to provide late winter food for ducks or deer. Zone:4 - 8

Ogechee Tupelo, , Nyssa ogeche

Also known as: Ogechee Lime

Nyssa ogeche is a fast growing and stunning small tree of the deep south. First discovered by William Bartram along the Ogeechee River in Georgia. Ogeechee-Lime is a lovely native tree which reaches 40 feet in height. It is pyramidal in shape when young with multiple, irregular branches emerging from a trunk covered with dark brown or grey, ridged bark. As the tree matures the base develops a swollen buttress and root foot print. Aborting the lower limbs developing a spreading, flat-topped crown also is a interest sculptural characteristic when mature. The four to six-inch-long, dark green leaves are joined in early spring by dense, hanging clusters of small, white blooms. The 1.5-inch-long, showy red fruits on female trees are produced in abundance and ripen in autumn. The juice can be used as a substitute for limes, hence its common name. Fruits can make a slight mess of a sidewalk, driveway or patio. The anticipation of Fall color will reward you as the trees put on a brilliant display of colorful foliage ranging from vivid yellow to deep purple, which would make Ogeechee-Lime a popular landscape choice. Unfortunately, it is sad that this wonderful small native tree is not more widely appreciated. Zone:5 - 11

Oglethorpe Oak, , Quercus oglethorpensis

Q. oglethorpensis is a rare member of the White Oak family with a fast growth rate. It will grow well in heavy clay soils and has a deep root system, this oak must be transplanted when young. It turns deep rust red in the fall and the leaves persists on into the winter. The small round acorns are favorites of songbirds. Its red fall color, white flaky bark and fast rate of growth make this oak an interesting ornamental, not to mention the rarity of this species as a conversation piece. Zone:4 - 8

Overcup Oak, , Quercus lyrata

This is a very fast growing White Oak, closely related to Q alba. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental because of its fast rate of growth and spreading canopy which can measure up to 125' wide. It is native to swamps and bottomlands. The unusual acorns are sometimes completely covered with the cap, hence the name Overcup, and it is the only native oak whose acorns are dispersed by floating during winter flooding. The acorns are low in tannin and are a favorite of deer in the bottomland during the winter. Zone:4? - 9

Pawpaw, , Asimina triloba

A small tree with large dark green leaves, PawPaws require moist or at least well-drained soil to survive. Producing large edible fruit that are a favorite of wildlife, these fruit are also used in salads and to make Pawpaw Bread. In early spring the Pawpaw is covered with large maroon flowers and is a host plant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly. Asimina triloba is an excellent ornamental to lend a tropical flavor to your landscape and has a lovely yellow fall color. Zone:5 - 8

Pawpaw, 'N3 Balls', Asimina triloba

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These seedling are from a selected tree that has huge fruit. The fruit are up to 3/4 of a pound each. One well-pollinated small tree can produce 50 lbs or more. 'N3 Balls' needs a pollinator as well as moist rich soil to be most productive. It should not be planted in dry locations. In early spring the pawpaw is covered with large maroon flowers. It is a host plant for the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly. Pawpaw make an excellent small ornamental tree if you have the moist location for it. Large fruit, butterfly host' tropical foliage' and yellow fall color makes this variety an all around winner. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We are currently out of this selection of this large fruited PawPaw but may have divisions available this winter of another large fruited un-named selection. Pignut Hickory, , Carya glabra

An upland hickory that grows in well-drained to dry soils. It grows from Maine to Florida. It is the most common hickory of the Appalachian Mountains. It has beautiful golden fall color and is often planted in landscapes for its fall color and Its ability to with stand extreme drought conditions. Zone:4 - 9

Pin Oak, , Quercus palustris

Q. Palustris is a wetland or bottomland oak that is fast growing. Another member of the Red Oak family, it developes a straight trunk quickly and its weeping lower limbs have made it a popular landscape tree. It does very well on moist rich sites. Often planted for wildlife as a water fowl tree. Zone:3 - 8

Pond Cypress, , Taxodium ascendens

This is a native deciduous conifer not used to its full potential in landscapes today. Being one of two of our native deciduous conifers it loves saturated wet or well-drained soil in full sun. It has reddish brown fall foliage along with cones that look like rusty brown ping pong balds. It needles are held close suppressed to the petiole and are ascending hence its species name. It is not as common as the Bald Cypress as a landscape tree in gardens. Pond Cypress is a very fast growing tree and will mature to 90'High x 30'Wide and has a bizarre look with the erect needles. Zone:4 - 9

Post Oak, , Quercus stellata

Q. stellata is a large shade tree with a spreading canopy for dry locations. Its dense strong wood makes it less susceptible to wind damage therefore left to grace the landscapes of many old southern home places that have since fallen down over the years. A White Oak with small light crops of acorns that are produced yearly, makes this oak a consistent food source for wildlife. It prefers full sun upland well-drained soils and is very drought tolerant. Zone:4 - 9

Pyramid Magnolia, , Magnolia pyramidata

Although similar to species fraseri, this extremely rare deciduous magnolia is more heat tolerant than the Fraser Magnolia. Native to the coastal plains and lower Piedmont, Pyramid Magnolia has fragrant creamy flowers in early spring and bright red cones in late summer. It prefers rich well drained soils and shaded locations. Mature height is about 25' tall. Very hard to find in the nursery trade, limited quantities available. Zone:6? - 9

Red Bay, , Persea borbonia

This evergreen tree usually reaches a mature size 30'High x 20'Wide . Bright green evergreen leaves 3-4" long, early settlers used these aromatic leaves as a substitute for the Mediterranean Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis) in which it is related. It is still used in cooking by many coastal residents for flavoring stews and spaghetti sauce. Redbay (Persea borbonia) differs from the Swamp Redbay (Persea palustris) in that Persea borbonia leaf undersides petioles and twigs do not have brownish hairs. This Persea prefers rich moist sites. Zone:7 - 11

Red Hickory, , Carya ovalis

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An upland hickory with a very interesting, shaggy bark although not as shaggy as C. ovata. Drought tolerant, this large hickory makes an excellent shade tree and produces egg shaped nuts with thick shells. Rarely offered in the nursery trade. A special note: the green leaves when crushed have a faint apple fragrance. Matures to 70'High. Zone:4 - 8

Red Maple, species, Acer rubrum

Also known as: Swamp Maple

A beautful fast growing native tree that out paces most all other trees in growth. Great for shade when desperately needed in a year or two. Tolerant of almost any growing condition except extremely dry sites. Gorgeous smooth gray bark trunk. Often multiple trunks sporting deep green foliage in summer and bright fall colors from yellowish orange to deep red. Most all Maples are known for their aggressive root systems, so do not plant them near septic systems or sidewalk and drives. Zone:4 - 10

Redbud, , Cercis canadensis

This beautifully structured small shade tree puts on a showy display of purple flowers in early spring before the large, green, heart shaped leaves emerge. Low maintenance, fast and easy to grow, this small tree will grow to 20'High x 20'Wide at full maturity and is covered with small brown bean pods during the summer. Zone:3 - 9

Running Oak, , Quercus pumila

This is another cool oak species that rarely used in landscapes but deserves much more respect by landscapers. It can grows 8' High, spending most of its energy colonizing up to 10' Wide. Considered a small shrub that reaches only 5' in height normally. The great thing about this Oak species is that it prefers dry sunny locations. The leaves are evergreen eleven months of the year and similar to the Live Oak. It produces abundance of small acorns that are a favorite of quail and turkey. Zone:6 - 10

Sand Hickory, , Carya pallida

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This upland hickory species grows into a tall straight tree. It is drought tolerant and produces edible nuts. Undersides of the leaves are a sandy color and the bark crisscrosses to develop an X pattern on the trunk, and gorgeous yellow foliage in the fall. Matures to 60'High, occasionally reaches upwards of 80'High. Zone:4 - 9

Sand Live Oak, , Quercus geminata

Quercus geminata is a small to medium size member of the White Oak family. It has thick evergreen leaves that zone 7 and seems to be more cold tolerant than Quercus virginiana as far as being evergreen. Sand Live Oak is a very fast growing species in dry red clay soils as well as in other mineral rich soils. Performs best in full sun and can be used for screening purposes making it and excellent evergreen hedge for dry sites. With time it will develop into a master piece scupture having an ancient grand appearence. It grows to a mature size of 20'High x 20'Wide. Salt tolerant and suited for ocean front landscaping. It produces a constant crop of small sweet acorns that are a favorite of wildlife. Another species that we recommend for containers or to be used as a patio shade tree. It looks great with white Christmas lights on it at night for parties and entertaining events. Zone:6 - 9

Sand Pine, , Pinus clausa

This species is a small evergreen pine with short 3 inch needles. The needles are brittle and they are 2 to a fascicle(bundle). It reaches a mature height of only 60' x 20'Wide. It does well in sandy soil because it has a deep trap root. This makes it very drought tolerant. It should be planted in full sun. It can be prunned to be a great Christmas tree or landscape screen. Sand pine is my personal favorite pine for it has a ancient appearence and often has a wind swepted look. Zone:7 - 10

Sand Post Oak, , Quercus margaretta

Q. margaretta is a medium size member of the White Oak family that is very well suited for xeric conditions. It prefers full sun and sandy well-drained soils. Its foliage is reminiscence of Q. alba but, much smaller and thick with a waxy feel. An interesting tree producing a well rounded shape and providing good shade for xeric sites. Averaging 20'High x 15'Wide, it will produce a heavy crop of small acorns that are low in tannins which makes them a favorite food for deer and especially turkey among other wildlife on dry upland and sandy sites. Very much under used in dry landscape situations. Zone:6? - 10

Sassafras, , Sassafras albidum

One of my favorites, Sassafras albidum is a small deciduous tree that usually reaches a mature size of only 25'High x 20'Wide, but can grow much larger in richer organic soils. This tree is intolerant of shade and will do well only in full sun. In early spring it will have small yellow flowers which are very attractive and in autumn the leaves can be a rainbow of colors from green, lime green, brilliant yellows, oranges, burnt orange to red all on the same tree. A truly desirable small tree for any landscape. The aromatic leaves, roots and bark are often used for medicinal purposes. The fruit is gobbled up by an array of bird species. This gem of a tree is as drought tolerant as a bucket of nails. Zone:4 - 9

Scarlet Oak, , Quercus coccinea

Scarlet Oak has the most colorful fall foliage of any of the oaks, its bright scarlet leaves can be seen in the woods into early winter. It is drought tolerant except for when long, severe droughts hit they may become susceptible to dehydration and even death. I would recommend all trees be supplementary watered under severe drought conditions. A wonderful shade tree with brilliant red fall color which gives it Latin species name coccinea. Scarlet oak matures to approximately 60'High x 40'Wide. Under utilized in the landscaping industry. Zone:3? - 8

Shadblow Serviceberry, , Amelanchier canadensis

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Mostly found in swamps and boggy sites, this tree has cluster like flowers, very tasty black fruit and grows to 12'High x 10'Wide. Superb fall color, great for attracting birds. Zone:3 - 8

Shadbush Serviceberry, , Amelanchier arborea

Also known as: Sarvis Berry

A multi-stemmed large shrub/tree with a rounded crown of many small branches. Great flower production in late March followed by delicious berry production in the summer. Many bird species love the fruit. This species offers great fall foliage color that rivals most plants and has good winter interest with all the small branches. Great for attracting birds. Matures to 15'-20'High x 10'Wide. Hard to find in the trade. Most nurseries offer A. canadensis. Zone:4 - 9

Shagbark Hickory, , Carya ovata

Found on both on both drier upland slopes and deep bottom lands, this hickory produces the best tasting nuts of all the hickories.The very shaggy bark makes this tree ia very interesting ornamental. Mature height is 60-80" tall. Zone:4 - 8

Shellbark Hickory, , Carya laciniosa

A large shaggy barked hickory similiar to C. ovata. This smaller hickory has the largest and the tastiest nuts of the North American hickories. Grows best in rich soils and makes a very good long-lived landscape tree. It is very cold hardy. Sometimes crossed with pecan to produce Hicans. Mature height is 60'High. Zone:5 - 8

Shingle Oak, , Quercus imbricaria

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Quercus imbricaria is a large species of Red Oak that appears to look like a member of the White Oak group. It is an ideal landscape tree and develops a rounded canopy for shade with linear leaves are a little larger than the willow oak which turn a golden yellow in the fall. Shingle Oak produces small oblong acorns that are a favorite of wildlife. This fast growing oak was sought after by early settlers because of its straight grain that would split evenly for wood shingles. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: We expect to have the 1 gal. size available Fall 2013. These will be from the farthest known southeastern population. Shumard Oak, , Quercus shumardii

Q. shumardii is a large oak that grows to a height of 100'High x 50' Wide. This oak makes an excellent ornamental because of it beautiful foliage summer and fall, rapid growth and large crown. The summer foliage is dark green and glossy turning red in the fall. It will leaf out two weeks earlier than any other Red Oak in spring. Highly sought for timber and widely planted in landscapes. Can grow 2' per year in rich well drained sites. Zone:5 - 9

Silky Camellia, , Stewartia malachodendron

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Also known as: Silky Stewartia

This unusually gorgeous and rare small tree or large shrub is a great find for the collector to have in the landscape. Beautiful 3" flowers with purple stamens appear in late spring. Spectacular red and orange fall color. Stewartia is famous for its cream and brown flaking bark. Prefers rich, amended well drained acidic soils. Mature size is 10-15' High x 10-15' Wide. Zone:6? - 9

Notes: This lovely plant is such a challenge for us to grow in pots and with the abundance of summer rain this year it made it even more of a challenge. This has set us back another year. We are compiling a wish list at this time and if you can email us with Stewartia in the subject line we will be more than happy to put you on our list. Slash Pine, , Pinus elliottii

A tall fast growing evergreen conifer that can reach 100'High x 40'Wide crown. The needles are 10 to 12 inches long and occur in fascicles(bundles) of 2. This Pine does best in sandy or sandy loam soils of the Deep South or Coastal Plain. The name Slash comes from its utilization as a resin source, the practice of slashing this Pinus to start the resin flow for producing turpentine. The needles (pinestraw) of this species are used for in landscapes for mulching beds. Zone:7 - 10

Sourwood, , Oxydendrum arboreum

A small tree with showy white pendulous flowers in the summer. In addition to being famous as the source of Sourwood honey, this tree also has showy fall colors with the flower clusters intact and glistening copper tones, the foliage turns to some of the richest shades of red and sometimes turning blood red. The trunk offers an aged look of being deeply furrowed with strong segmentations. This beautiful prefers to grow in well-drained soils with plenty of sun. Mature size is 30'High x 20'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Southern Catalpa, , Catalpa bignonioides

A medium size tree with large pale green leaves that are a favorite food of the catalpa sphinx moth larva. The larvae are very popular as fish bait and for this reason the tree is often planted around ponds and streams. This tree is also planted for its ornamental value because in early summer it is covered with outstandingly showy white blossoms and yellow centers. The long fruit pods make interesting ornaments on the tree in the fall. Zone:5 - 9

Southern Crabapple, , Malus angustifolia

A small native tree that is covered with very fragrant white-pink flowers in the spring which makes it a popular ornamental. The large green sour fruit keeps well and is used for fresh eating or jelly. Deer and other wildlife eat the apples which is a rich source of nutrition in the winter. Zone:5 - 9

Southern Eastern Red Cedar, 'Silicicola', Juniperus virginiana

A dense evergreen southern subspecies with finer needles giving it a graceful, feathery look. It prefers full sun well-drained to dry soils, and is tolerant of extreme PH levels. The small blue glaucous berries are a favorite of Cedar Wax Wings and other songbirds, leaves are small scales 1/6 of inch long with 4 sides. This is a great choice for a fast growing and beautiful conifer. Zone:3 - 10

Southern Magnolia, , Magnolia grandiflora

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Also known as: Bull Bay Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora has large evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom all summer into the fall. This is the traditional wild species often found on old home places. Mature size varies from 30-60'High x 30-50'Wide. Zone:6 - 9

Southern Magnolia, 'Brackens Brown Beauty', Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora var. 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' is the most cold and heat tolerant of the Southern Magnolias. It has been recorded to withstand temperatures of -20F and will tolerate the high temperatures of South Florida. This is a super compact form with loads of blooms which make this selection highly desirable. Mature size is 30'High x 18'Wide. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: These are super nice and the perfect size for shipping. Southern Magnolia, 'DD Blanchard', Magnolia grandiflora

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This selection of our evergreen Magnolia grandiflora has fragrant white flowers and blooms all summer and into the fall. This cultivar has dark brown undersides on each leaf and has a more tight upward growing habit than most varieties. Matures to 50'high x 25'Wide. Zone:6 - 9

Southern Magnolia, 'Little Gem', Magnolia grandiflora

This is the most compact form of the Southern Magnolias with an average mature size of 25'High x 12'Wide. The evergreen leaves with light brown undersides are smaller that the regular Southern Magnolia and has smaller fragrant white flowers that bloom all summer and into the fall. Zone:6 - 9

Notes: Quantities are limited for this species. Southern Red Oak, , Quercus falcata

Quercus falcata graces many old home sites in the south. It will grow in just about any soil types except for wet saturated soils and is a superb landscape tree. With a spreading canopy and foliage that hangs down in a pendulus manner exposing the rusty brown hair on the underside of each leaf, gives the Southern Red Oak a distinctive look. A large species growing to 70'High x 40'Wide. Zone:6 - 9

Southern Sugar Maple, , Acer barbatum

Also known as: Florida Maple

Gorgeous bright yellow foliage is what this tree offers in the fall. Native to the lower South, Acer barbatum is low maintenance and doesn't have the disease or heat stress that the Northern sugar maple has when planted in the South. Very drought tolerant and fast growing, this Maple makes a much heartier landscape tree for the South rather than cultivars of the Northern Sugar Maple that are commonly sold in nurseries. It grows larger than the Acer luecoderme (Chalkbark Maple). Zone:5 - 9

Spruce Pine, , Pinus glabra

The darkest green needles cover this beautiful Pinus species of the rich bottom lands of the Deep South. It's speed of growth and thick dark green needles are making them popular landscape trees. They can be planted to make a thick evergreen border. Spruce pine is more tolerant of moist soils than many other pines. The Spruce Pine works great as a specimen tree in the landscape, timber or can be trimmed and used for Christmas trees. Zone:7 - 10

Stinking Cedar, , Torreya taxifolia

A very rare native conifer that has origins in the deep south. The wild population is diminishing due to foliar fungal problems. Torreya grows to a be a tall evergreen specimen and can reach 40'High x 20'Wide. A well worth saving evergreen to have in your landscape. Zone:4 - 8

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited. Swamp Chestnut Oak, , Quercus michauxii

Also known as: Basket Oak

Q. michauxii is a White Oak member that is fast growing with deep red foliage in the fall. Swamp Chestnut Oak was once planted as a landscape tree around old home places in the south because hurricanes and high winds seldom could topple it as the wood is very dense and strong and is still used to make white oak baskets. This oak produces a large acorn that is very low in tannin making it a attractive to deer and bears in the fall. Zone:5 - 9

Swamp Laurel Oak, , Quercus laurifolia

Also known as: Diamond Leaf Oak

Q. laurifolia is one of the largest and fastest growing species in its flood plains, rarely is this tree offered in the nursery trade. It is an outstanding ornamental and wildlife tree. Maturing to 90' High x 45' Wide, and produces a high canopy with age. Zone:5 - 8

Swamp Redbay, , Persea palustris

An evergreen tree that can reach a height of 40'High x 25'Wide at maturity. It has bright green evergreen aromatic leaves 3-4" long. Early settlers used its aromatic leaves as a substitute for the Mediterranean bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) in which it is related the same as species. Like Species P. borbonia it is still used in cooking by many coastal residents for flavoring stews and spaghetti sauce. Swamp redbay (Persea palustris) differs from the (Persea borbonia) redbay in that Persea palustris leaf undersides; petioles and twigs do not have the brownish hairs like P.borbonia does. It prefers rich moist. sites. Zone:7 - 11

Swamp White Oak, , Quercus bicolor

There many attributes to this oak species. A Medium size species. This White Oak member prefers rich, moist, cool soils and is naturally found in low terrains along creeks, rivers and swamps. Its lower leaf surfaces are covered with soft hairs. This oak will produce acorns at an early age and are a favorite of deer and many other wildlife. A quick grower that can grow 3' per year developing an evenly conical dome shaped crown. Very nice fall color between orange, red, and yellow. Can reach about 60'High x 50'Wide at maturity. Zone:3 - 8 Zone:3 - 8

Sycamore, , Platanus occidentalis

is a large fast growing deciduous tree that is noted for its bark. The bark on the younger stem starts out light gray and as the bark peals off it becomes tan green or white. It is often planted as a landscape tree because of its unique colored bark. Mature size is 70 to 100' with a similiar or greater spread. Zone:4 - 9

Turkey Oak, , Quercus laevis

My second favorite oak has so much to offer. Q. laevis is a small member of the Red Oak family that reaches a average size of 30'High x 15'Wide. It gets its name from its leaf which resembles a turkey footprint. Turkey Oak grows best in full sun sited in a dry, very fast draining soils. It loves sandy or gravel base soils and develops a deep taproot that makes it extremely drought tolerant. Q. laevis along with Q. incana, and Q. margaretta never need to be watered once established. Its summer foliage is dark green, very glossy and are turn vertically plain giving a very distinctive look. In the fall its leaves put on a show that rivals the Red Maples by turning a deep vibrant red while the veins remain green and the entry leaf retains its high glossy until it falls. It is a perfect choice for landscapes with sandy or extremely dry sites that needs a shade tree with electric fall leaf color. The wildlife enjoys this late acorns dropping species as most acorns are eaten up before Turkey Oak turns loose its acorns. I highly recommend this species for your home or business landscape. The perfect tree for that area in your landscape where it is to dry to grow anything except Yuccas, Agaves and Cacti. Zone:6 - 9

Two-winged Silver Bell, Magniflora, Halesia diptera

The Two-winged Silver Bell is a very under used tree in the landscape. A small tree with white bell shaped flowers in spring and gorgeous bright yellow fall foliage, Halesia is drought tolerant and fast growing, making it an excellent choice for an ornamental tree in drought strickened areas. Mature size size is 30'High x 15'Wide. Zone:4 - 9

Umbrella Magnolia, , Magnolia tripetala

The Umbrella Magnolia is one of the easiest of the big leaf, deciduous, magnolias to grow and has the largest leaf of any tree east of the Mississippi. Fast growing and does best in full or partial shade, moist to well drained sites. This species has the appearance of umbrellas on the terminal end of each limb. Very tropical looking with large flowers that can be as wide as 10". Mature size is 30'High x 20'Wide.Image is of a flower just beginning to open. Zone:5 - 8

Viburnum, Emerald Luster, Viburnum bracteatum

Out Of Stock

This Viburnum species is difficult to locate and we only root it from time to to. A fast growing viburnum that quickly reaches a height of 8'High x 6' Wide. It will do well in dry to well-drained soils. It has creamy white cymes (flat head clusters of flowers) in late spring. It prefers moderate shade and will tolerate alkaline soils. In late summer songbirds consume its small blue to back berries. Zone:5 - 8

Virginia Pine, , Pinus virginiana

Pinus virginiana is a fast growing small pine that can be planted in mass to make evergreen borders. A favorite of Christmas tree growers because of it fast growth, and can be trimmed to any shape. Its most valued attribute is its winter cover and nesting habitat for our native birds. It does best in well-drained soils in the upper piedmont and mountains. Mature size 30'High x 20'Wide. Zone:4 - 8

Water Hickory, , Carya aquatica

Is a fast growing hickory that resembles the pecan, the nuts are flat and float in bottomlands during the spring floods. It is one of the few hickories that will produce a crop of nuts every year. This is a great it a wildlife tree and also a good shade tree. Does best in damp soils. Matures to 80'High. Zone:6 - 9

Water Tupelo, , Nyssa aquatica

Out Of Stock

A very fast growing native tree with larger leaves than other species of Nyssa and has a huge swollen trunk even at a young age. Note: The wetter the habitat the larger the trunk will get. Water Tupelo will grow in average to wet soils and will tolerate standing water very well. A great choice for those wet flooded areas where other trees want grow because it is too wet. Zone:3 - 9

Weeping Yaupon, 'Weeping', Ilex vomitoria

Also known as: Yaupon Holly

This is a truly medieval plant casting a look of the dark days, highly structured with a strong weeping habit. A great food source for birds in Winter and early Spring when covered with red fruit. Mature size is approximately 15-20'High x 10'Wide. Zone:6 - 10

White Ash, , Fraxinus americana

An attractive picturesque tree with dark green pinnate foliage. An excellent choice for park settings and large areas. The deep green leaves change to shades of yellow - deep purple in late September. Prefers moist well-drained soils. Rate of growth is medium to fast gaining a 1 or more a year. Mature size is 70'High x 35'Wide. Interesting seed displayes in summer - fall. Zone:3 - 9

White Oak, , Quercus alba

Q. alba has dense strong wood that offer great qualities as a shade tree to be planted near buildings without fear of wind damage as it has survived many windstorms to grace the lawns of many old home sites. The fall foliage turns a deep red. This is the most commonly planted oak by hunters because the acorns are the preferred mass crop for deer and other wildlife in the fall. This oak grows into a very large tree, quickly for the first 10 years to about 15'High then slows down its growth rate as its canopy starts to develop. After this spurt of growth one can expect to get 1' per year there after with the mature size being well over 100'High x 60'Wide. Zone:3 - 9

white walnut, , Juglans cinerea

Also known as: butternut

This tree species is almost extinct in the wild because of a a root disease. Still found along a few creeks in the Eastern mountains where it once was plentiful, eaten by native people and the wood produced beautiful lumber. This cool tree was heavily timbered but never replanted, as is the case with all of our native hardwoods. The large delicious oblong shape nuts were used for baking, roasting and fresh eating. It grows well as shade tree. Mature size is 50'High x 30'Wide. A great choice for some one wanting to restore a rare species. Zone:3 - 7

Willow Oak, , Quercus phellos

Willow Oak is a rather large tree with a mature size of 60'High x 45'Wide, but is known to reach 100'x100' in perfect conditions. Leaves resemble the willow (Salix sp.) and prefers moist situations. Planted heavily as an ornamental because of the rapid growth rate and small leaves that are easy to clean up. Yellow fall colored foliage drops early. Produces billions of small acorns. Another wildlife magnet. Zone:5 - 9. Zone:5 - 9

Winged Elm, , Ulmus alata

Winged elm is a medium size tree with small leaves. Younger limbs have a very strange wings giving this species an interesting appearence. Adaptibility to a wide range of soils from dry to damp and the fact that it is maintance free, quick growing makes this a fine choice for a fast shade tree. The wood is very strong and will withstand wind storms making it a good landscape tree. Zone:6 - 9

Yaupon Holly, , Ilex vomitoria

A mid-size native holly called Yaupon, Ilex vomitoria has small evergreen crenate spineless leaves. This holly is the most tolerant to a wide range of sites from wet pond margins to dry sandy soils, because of this site tolerance is has become a very popular ornamental tree and great for creating privacy in the landscape. The small red berries that cover the female in the winter are a favorite of songbirds. Indians once uses the leave to make a tea to cause one to regurgitate, hence the species name vomitoria. Mature size is approximately 15-20'High x 10'Wide. Zone:7 - 10

Yellow Buckeye, , Aesculus flava

The largest species of Aesculus in the South with yellow flowers. This species grows best in rich soils on North slopes. Matures to 25"High x 15'Wide. A very nice small tree to add to any garden. Zone:3 - 8

Yellow Flowering Cucumber Magnolia, , Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata

Out Of Stock

This beautiful yellow flowered very rare medium sized deciduous Magnolia grows to a height of 60'high x 30'wide. Native to the Piedmont of NC. SC. GA. and Ala. where it is rarely encountered in the wild and even more seldom in the nursery trade. It in full flower in spring and its handsome foliage adorns this species all summer turning yellow, fading to brown in the fall. This fast grower makes an excellent specimen tree. Very under utilized tree as an ornamental mostly because its scarcity and difficulty in collecting seed for propagation. First discovered and described by Botanist Andreas Michuax near Augusta, Ga. around 1790. Michuax introduced it into cultivation in 1803. It was thought to be extincted in the wild after not being seen for some time until 1910 when it was rediscovered by Lewis A. Berckmans in proximity to where Michuax had first discovered it. This is my favorite native deciduous tree of all time. I highly recommend this species for gardens that have room for it! It is absolutely aw inspiring to witness in flower. Zone:5 - 8

Notes: As always with this species, quantities are limited.

Vines

American Wisteria, 'Amethyst Falls', Wisteria frutescens

This native Wisteria is much smaller than the oriental species that has aggressively taken over some landscapes and woodland areas, this species is much better behaved and slower growing. Since this American Wisteria blooms later when the leaves have formed, the danger of being burnt back by late freezes is rare. Small clusters of bright lavender pendulous flower clusters and the rich amethyst flower color gives this variety its name. The leaves turn a nice golden yellow in the fall and the naked vines offer wonderful winter interest. Wistera frutescens is native to rich moist soils along ravines and bottom lands although it will grow in average garden soils. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: These plants may be cut back before shipping. Carolina Jasmine, , Gelsemium sempervirens

An old time favorite of southern gardeners species sempervirens is the most fragrant native vines in the Southeastern US. Its beautiful yellow flowers occur in March-April and being evergreen this vine can be used for arbors, fences, or planted at the base off trees in the open. It is easy to grow just give it some sun and well-drained soil. It is often planted to climb on mailboxes and trellises. Zone:5 - 9

Carolina snail seed, , Cocculus caroliniana

Also known as: Coral bead vine

Cocculus caroliniana is a deciduous woody vine that is favorite seed of songbirds quail and turkey. It is easy to grow and will attract birds that feed on the berries. Coral bead vine grows up to 12'High and has english ivy like foliage shaped leaves then in late summer produces loads of small bright red berries in clusters like grapes. Zone:5 - 9

Climbing Hydrangea, , Decumaria barbara

Decumaria barbara is a woody vine that has shining oval leaves and corymbs (flat head clusters) of creamy white flowers in the end of May to Mid-June. It makes a good evergreen ground cover or climbing vine in the deep south. Climbing Hydrangea prefers rich moist soil and sunny exposures. Zone:5 - 9

Climbing Hydrangea, 'Savannah River', Decumaria barbara

Out Of Stock

Not a true Hydrangea, but we all know how common names confuse the issue of nomeculture. This selection of Decumaria has a much more glossy, waxy cuticle giving the foliage a very shiny, wet finish to the larger leaves that is more appealing to the eye than the normal species. This vine climbs with tendrils, but does not strangle trees. It grows very similar to Bignonia capreolata, Cross Vine, straight up a tree on the sunny side of the trunk and blooms flat head cluster of tiny creamy white flowers. Decumaria flowers looks a lot like a Viburnum flowers to the untrained eye. It can climb to 25'High on a structure or it will trail along the ground and over rocks and stumps as a ground cover. Decumaria seems to remain evergreen in winter when tempatures do not go below 8-10 degrees F. Zone:5 - 10

Coral Honeysuckle, , Lonicera sempervirens

This is my favorite native vine. It's twining vine habit is popular for mailboxes, trellises, fences, or arbors. A vigorous grower, it flowers abundantly April-June and prefers dry soils in full sun. This vine will not take over a large area like the Japanese species we are all too familiar with. It is quite tame compared to most vines and is a favorite of Hummingbirds with its coral red tubular flowers. Zone:4 - 10

Coral Honeysuckle, 'Blanche Sandman', Lonicera sempervirens

This is a selection that is a repeat bloomer. Selection 'Blanche Sandman' is more orange than red other wise the same as the species a twining vine that is popular for mailboxes and trellises. Vigorous grower and flowers abundantly April in the deep south and May further north. 'Blanch Sandman' is noted for flowering more than other selections through out the summer and fall and. It like all selections prefers dry soils in full sun to perform best. Zone:4 - 10

Coral Honeysuckle, 'John Clayton', Lonicera sempervirens

This is a dark yellow selection that is a twining vine that is popular for mailboxes and trellises. A vigorous grower and flowers abundantly April-May. Prefers well drained to dry soils in full sun. Zone:4 - 10

Coral Honeysuckle, 'Alabama Crimson', Lonicera sempervirens

Out Of Stock

Also known as: Woodbine

Alabama Crimson would have been better named Crimson Tide as it puts forth a flowing display of crimson tubular flowers in April in the deep south and May further north. Like all Lonicera sempervirens selections it will continue to flower through July and sporadically there after until fall. Red coral translucent berries develop as the flowers are pollinated and persist late into the fall if the birds do not find them first. A superb Hummingbird magnet and provides excellent nesting habitat for open nesting bird species. Cardinals and Carolina Wrens raise their young in our vines every year. Zone:4 - 10

Notes: We expect to have this variety available late Winter or early Spring 2012. Coral Honeysuckle, 'Cedar Lane', Lonicera sempervirens

Also known as: Woodbine

'Cedar Lane' was discovered near Madison, Ga. and is one of the darkest red forms available today. It is a toss update between the new introduction 'Major Wheeler' and 'Cedar Lane' as to which can lay claim to the darkest red flowers of the species. 'Cedar Lane' has rich vermilion red flowers and being a reliable free flowering form with blooms that begin in mid spring and sporadically into early winter. This very nice form has lance shaped foliage giving it the most feminine appearance of all the Coral Honeysuckles selections. A great selection worth every penny you spend for it is a superb Hummingbird magnet. All Lonicera sempervirens will attain a height as high as their support system, up to 18'. All selections can fall victim to Powdery Mildew, a type of fungi that attacks the foliage of a plant, if not planted in open well drained sites. Another good trait 'Cedar Lane' has is much more resistant to foliar powdery mildew problems than other selections. Zone:4 - 10

Coral Honeysuckle, 'Major Wheeler', Lonicera semprevirens

Also known as: Woodbine

A recent introduction selection 'Major Wheeler' is an extra long flowering form producing a bumper crop of flowers in early spring and continuing sporadically to flower even as late as Christmas. Reported to be the best rich red form in the trade based on pictures and description. We have yet to see it flower to confirm the exact hue, though we all are busting with excitement to see the first flowering, so the jury is still out until next spring. Originally found along the North Carolina coastal region and sure to be the star of red flowers in your garden which makes this species a hummingbird magnet. We can all thank Mr. Charles Wheeler, past president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation for noticing this form and bringing it into cultivation. Zone:4 - 10

Cross Vine, , Bignonia capreolata

One of, if not the coolest native vines we have in the Eastern US. It is a semi-evergreen vine that lends a tropical look to the landscape. It flowers profusely in spring and occasionally in summer. The flowers provide the nectar for early migrating hummingbirds as well as butterflies. In colder weather the foliage turns a plum color that persists all winter. This drought tolerant vine prefers growing in sunny locations. Very fast, easy to grow with many selected color forms to choose from. Zone:5 - 9

Cross Vine, atrosanguinea, Bignonia capreolata

This is a unusual red flowering form of Cross Vine. It flowers profusely in early Spring and occasionally in Summer. The flowers provide the nectar for early migrating hummingbirds as well as Butterflies. In colder weather the foliage turns a plum color and persists till hard freezes. This drought tolerant vine prefers growing in sunny locations. Zone:5 - 9

Cross Vine, Tangerine Beauty, Bignonia capreolata

Out Of Stock

One of, if not the coolest native vines we have in the Eastern US. It is a semi-evergreen vine that lends a tropical look to the landscape. It flowers profusely in spring and occasionally in summer. The flowers provide the nectar for early migrating hummingbirds as well as butterflies. In colder weather the foliage turns a plum color that persists all winter. This drought tolerant vine prefers growing in sunny locations. Very fast, easy to grow with many selected color forms to choose from, this variety is more of a tangerine orangey color. Zone:5 - 9

Crossvine, 'N3Poags Yellow', Bignonia capreolata

Out Of Stock

This particular form of Bignonia capreolata has brighter yellow flowers than any other form we have seen. A great native gardening friend from Florida, Wendy Poag has it in her garden, near Ocala National Forest, and as far as she can remember it has has always been there. Zone:5 - 10

Dutchman's Pipe, , Aristolochia macrophylla / Aristolochia durior

Out Of Stock

This deciduous high climbing vine has the most interesting flowers. They are found under the large heart shaded / Elephant ears like foliage as the Pipe Vine climbs the support structure to a max height of 10'. The foliage can be as wide as 1'. The dark green leaves are the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor). The flower resembles a Dutchman's pipe is very interesting. It makes a great summer shade covering for an arbor. Zone:5 - 8

Fox Grape, species, Vitis labrusca

Also known as: Concord Grape

This wild native grape is the foundation species of the table grapes, Concord grape juice, jellies, grape flavored soft drinks and candies. An easy species to grow and thrives in average to wet soils, especially fond of consistent moisture. A very naturally wide spread vine throughout the whole region of the Eastern US, but oddly rarely offered to the home gardener. One can grow this beautiful wild grape on large trees, arbors or horizon lines. This grape is in the group of (slip skin) grape which means the skin freely separates from the pulp leaving the pulp in the round grape shape. This grape is very aromatic as well as the large seed. Zone:4 - 9

Kentucky Wisteria, , Wisteria macrostachya 'Clara Mack'

A pure white native Wisteria that is not encountered often at all. It is not as aggressive as its Asian cousins, so no need to worry about it eating you landscape. One would expect 10' per year growth out of our Natives as apposed to 18-20' per year with the Asian species. A true beauty of a vine. Zone:5 - 9

Swamp Jasmine, , Gelsemium rankinii

This rare vine prefers sunny locations and rich soils. It is almost identical to the G. sempervirens, the Caroline Jessamine which is also evergreen and has the same yellow flowers except that it blooms in the spring and fall. Double flower power! Native to the Southeastern US. Great for planting on arbors, fences, at the base of a tree, or even plant it on an ugly hillside or dirt mound. Zone:5 - 9

Swamp Leather Flower, , Clematis crispa

This is a great vine for the smaller garden spot! 2" bell shaped, lavender blue flowers bloom heavy in the spring and sporadically throughout the year until frost. The spherical spikey seed pods add another cool element to this vine. Partial sun to shade and average to moist soil makes this a great addition to any landscape whether it be as a ground cover or climbing up a trellis. Mature size is approximately 5'. Zone:5 - 10

Notes: We also have Clematis pitcheri, and a few more species native Clematis in propagation. Trumpet Creeper, , Campsis radicans

This vine has funnel form flowers that bloom all Summer long in crowded terminal (End) clusters. It is a favorite off hummingbirds all during the heat off Summer. It does best in full sun and well-drained to dry soils. It is very easy to grow. The flowers measure 6"Long x 2"Wide and are dark orange born in abundance. Zone:5 - 9

Trumpet Creeper, 'Flava', Campsis radicans

Out Of Stock

This selection is a variety that has yellow flowers other wise same as species. This vine that has funnel form flowers that bloom all summer long in crowded terminal clusters. It is a favorite off hummingbirds during the Summer months. It does best in full sun and well-drained soils. It is easy to grow. Zone:5 - 9

Wooly Dutchman's Pipe, , Aristolochia tomentosa

Also known as: Wooly Pipe Vine

Seldom offered, this high climbing wooly vine does so without tendrils. The heart shaped leaves are the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor) and the flower resembles a Dutchmans pipe. This vine makes a great shade covering for an arbor or it can turn an unsightly brush pile into a beautiful butterfly nursery. Very cool and uncommon vine. Zone:6 - 10

Yellow Coral Honeysuckle, 'sulphura', Lonicera sempervirens

This a pure yellow selection of the species other wise the same as species. A twining vine that is popular for mailboxes and trellises. A vigorous grower but no aggressive and flowers abundantly April in the deep south and may further north. It will sporact5ically flower through out the summer and into fall. It prefers dry soils in full sun. Zone:4 - 9

Yucca

Adam's Needle, , Yucca filamentosa

This Yucca is a very low maintenance evergreen plant with erect and spreading sharp pointed leaves. The leaves remain basal (at ground level)and the flowering stem reaches straight up to present the 6-8'High inflorescence of beautiful white large flowers. As many as 60 / 3-4" flowers can grace this spike in late spring. It does not develop a trunk. It prefers well-drained to dry or sandy soils it does not do well in excessively wet soils. It is good for massing or as a single focal point. One of the most tolerant plant to harsh conditions as far as drought is concerned. Zone:5 - 9

Notes: We also offer the Y. filamentosa 'color guard', which is a gold-centered variegated form. These are $24.00 for a very nice 3 gal. size. Pendulous yucca, , Yucca recurvifolia

Also known as: Recuved Leaf Yucca

Yucca recurvifolia is native from The SE to the Midwest region of United States. The evergreen leaves curve slightly downward giving it its species name. It has clusters of drooping white bell-shaped flowers that bloom late spring to early summer from a tall spike. It does best in full sun and well drained to dry sterile soils. Never water this plant! Zone:5 - 9

Spanish Bayonet, , Yucca aloifolia

Also known as: Spanish Dagger

This fierce species deserves every name it has been give, which also include Dagger, Dagger plant, Wild Dagger plant, Saber leave Yucca, and Aloe Yucca which gave it its species name aloifolia for the Aloe looking foliage. Spanish bayonet may be the ultimate in "security plants" as it can be planted beneath windows and other access points where its fiercely pointed stiff leaves will prevent passage of all interlopers, human and otherwise. Once it reaches its full maturity as a 6 - 8' high hedge it proves to be a great for Supped Up Long Legged Goat traffic(deer) and Homo sapien border for inland or coastal areas. The best to keep folks of your beach side property to. A high salt tolerance offers this species to the gardeners no matter their region coastal or inland. This option deems it ideal for ocean side plantings. It was once known as Yucca yucatana. A Synonym, once recognized Latin name, because of it being a commonly seen plant in the early days of the east coast of Mexico's shore line coastal habitat. Certainly a stately species and no matter where it is planted it commands attention Zone:5 - 11

Spanish dagger, , Yucca gloriosa

Out Of Stock

This species is one of the more popular yuccas and is often used as a houseplant. Valued for its relatively, smooth, soft leaves the white flowers are bell-shaped forming on a terminal spike growing from mid section of plant 2-3 feet above foliage. Blooms in late summer, July and August. This Yucca does best in dry xeric to well-drained soils with full to partial sun. Zone:6 - 10

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                                           Order Subtotal $ _________

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                    Packaging / Shipping & Fuel Surcharge $ _________
                                              Grand Total $ _________

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