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!
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 shrubs 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 Wednesday, 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.
New in 2015! Help us streamline our operations by paying online with a credit card, debit card or e-check. Please follow this link to our online seedling sale store. Place Your 2015 Seedling Sale Order Online: http://nvswcd-velocitypayment-com.3dcartstores.com/
2 Willow oak (Quercus phellos) - Green Ribbon
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 American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) - Yellow Ribbon
Height to 30 feet. Very attractive small tree with fragrant bright
yellow, ribbon-like flowers in fall and winter. Sun to shade and dry
or moist soils. The witchhazel extract is distilled from the bark of
young stems and roots.
2 Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) - White Ribbon
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
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.
Looking for last year's plants?
See 2014 Seedling Sale for last year's plant names, descriptions, and ribbon color.