Native Seedling Sale


The district's annual seedling sale makes low-cost native shrub and tree seedlings available to Northern Virginia residents. Seedling packages go on sale each year in January and are available for pickup in early May. Trees and shrubs help cleanse water, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat, cool our climate and clean our air. Consider adding native trees and shrubs to your community today!

2015 NATIVE SEEDLING SALE

Naturally Beautiful - Plant NoVA Natives

This year's seedling sale features shrubs and trees from the Plant NOVA Natives guide and campaign, a regional effort to promote native plants. For more information and to download a copy of the guide, see www.plantnovanatives.org. These trees and shubs help provide valuable habitat and add beauty to your landscape. Enjoy!

The 2015 Shrub and Small Tree Package features 10 seedlings for $16.95. The Tree Package includes 6 seedlings sold for $11.95. A full, nonrefundable payment must accompany your order by Monday, April 22, or until supplies run out. You will receive a confirmation receipt and a map to the pickup site (in central Fairfax County). Orders may be picked up on Friday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon.

Order Online!

Help us streamline our operations by paying online with a credit card, debit card or e-check. We will be taking orders for the seedling sale starting mid-January 2015.

Tree Package (6 Seedlings for $11.95)

2 River birch (Betula nigra)

River birch

Mature size of 70-80 feet. Attractive native ornamental tree tolerates a wide range of conditions, flourishes in rich soils. Only birth native to the Coastal Plain in the southeastern United States. Full to partial sun.

Hardiness Zone 4-9.

2 Willow oak (Quercus phellos)

Willow oak

Reaches a mature size of 50 to 80 feet. Excellent wildlife food source and landscape tree. Full to partial sun. Thrives in a range of conditions, from lowlands, river and swamp border to rich, sandy uplands.

Hardiness Zone 5-9.

2 Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)

Shortleaf pine

Reaches a mature size of 50 to 60 feet in height. This conifer has attractive reddish-brown bark in scaly plates on mature trees and provides habitat and food for a variety of birds. It prefers sandy loams but is also easily grown in a wide range of average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun and tolerates some light shade. Deep taproot; one of the few pines that can sprout from the root collar if the stem is damaged.

Hardiness Zone

Photo credit: Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org

Shrub and Small Tree Package (10 Seedlings for $16.95)

2 Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Winterberry

Inconspicuous green to white flowers especially valued by honey bees and nectar insects. Scarlet red to orange berries often remain into midwinter. Grows 6-12 feet in full sun to shade.

Hardiness Zone 3-9.

2 Silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)

Silky dogwood

This shrub's bright blue berries have high wildlife value. Prefers well-drained, moist soil and sunny or part-sun conditions. Good for streambanks. Fast-growing, 6-10 feet tall.

Hardiness Zone 3-7.

2 Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Redbud

Large, multi-stemmed; grows to 20 feet. Distinctive heart-shaped leaves. Clusters of pink, pea-like blooms appear in early spring. Sun to part shade.

Hardiness Zone

2 Red chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia)

Red chokeberry

Delicate white blossoms in spring, brilliant red fall foliage and rich scarlet berry clusters in winter make this deciduous shrub and all-season favorite. Will sucker and spread, grows to 10 feet. Prefers sun to part shade.

2 Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

Arrowwood viburnum

Five to eight foot shrub grows vigorously in sun to partial shade. Flat clusters of creamy white flowers in June. Bluish-black berries against glossy red foliage in fall. Birds love the fruits and seeds. Excellent as a hedge.

Hardiness Zone 3-8.

Photo credit: James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org


Hardiness Zone

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map shows 10 different zones, each of which represents an area of winter hardiness for plants. Fairfax County falls into zones 6b-7a. All of our seedlings are suited for planting in the greater Washington, DC area.

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Looking for last year's plants?

See 2014 Seedling Sale for last year's plant names, descriptions, and ribbon color.


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