Native Plant Sale 2020
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This year's seedling sale features shrubs and trees that are tolerant of deer browse. While no plant is completely deer-proof, these seedlings are less susceptible. They help clean our water and air, prevent soil erosion, provide valuable habitat, and add beauty and resilience to your landscape. Enjoy!
Orders are being taken online with a credit card, debit card or e-check. Orders for 2020 seedling packages are now available. Just follow this link to our online seedling sale store.
Help them streamline their operations by paying online with a credit or debit card. Orders for 2020 seedling packages open February 4. Please follow this link to their online seedling sale store where you can also buy pre-made rain barrels and composter DIY kits while supplies last: http://nvswcd-velocitypayment-com.3dcartstores.com/
Super Shrub & Tiny Tree Package: $15 with 8 Seedlings included
2 Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum): Reaching 6-12' in height, this small tree grows best in full to part sun and moist to wet soil. During the summer months, white flowers grow in clusters between the lush green leaves. Birds and small mammals are delighted by the proliferation of blue berries. As the weather cools and fall begins, the leaves will turn to orange, red, or purple. Hardiness Zone: 4-8
2 Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis): A hardy shrub, the buttonbush will grow to 6-12’ in height in a wide range of sun availability and can tolerate flooding up to 36”. Plant buttonbush along pond edges or wetlands, where the soil is moist to wet. Cream colored flowers shaped like starbursts will fill the summer air with their fragrance. During the fall, the leaves change to a yellow-green color. Fruit decorates the shrub from September to January. The buttonbush will benefit butterflies, beneficial insects, waterfowl, and small mammals. Hardiness Zone: 4-10
2 Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra): The smooth sumac thrives under fuul sun. The green leafy plant can grow from 2-20’ tall in dry to moist soils. Smooth sumac is hardy and drought resistant. In the late summer, vibrant red berries begin to accumulate on the plant, and as fall arrives, the leaves turn bright red as well. Hardiness Zone: 3-9
2 Eastern Redbud (Cercis candensis): This beautiful tree stretches to 20-35’ in height. The eastern redbud grows in part to full shade paired with dry to moist soils. The spring weather ushers in delicate pink and lavender flowers which are sure to delight. Redbud changes colors in the fall yet maintains its beauty by transforming into a golden yellow. Butterflies, small mammals, and songbirds benefit from the tree, which also fixes nitrogen in the soil. Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Space Savers Package: $15 with 8 Seedlings included
2 New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus): Only 3’ in height, this small shrub is perfect for beautifying small open spaces with dry soils. Clusters of small white flowers dot the green-leaved shrub from May to September. Once fall begins, New Jersey Tea shrub shifts to a yellow-tan color and provides black fruit for butterflies, songbirds, and small mammals. Hardiness Zone: 3-9
2 Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium): In dry to moist soils, the mapleleaf viburnum grows to 3-6’ in full sun to full shade. It does especially well on slopes or in rocky areas. During June, clusters of small white flowers appear, and from August to December, black edible berries grow. Expect to see this plant change to a gorgeous orange, red, or purple color during the cooler fall months. Hardiness Zone: 3-8
2 Aromatic Sumac (Rhus aromatica): This 6’ shrub grows best in full to part sun and drysoils. Aromatic sumac, also known as fragrant sumac, does well on slopes and rocky areas. Fuzzy red wine-colored berries grow in edible clusters between aromatic leaves from July until March. The leaves change with the seasons; when summer turns to fall, the green leaves turn to red. The aromatic sumac provides a high wildlife value for butterflies, songbirds, and small mammals. Hardiness Zone: 4-8
2 Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana): Beautyberry grows up to 6' in dry to moist soils under full to partial sun. Lavender-pink flowers bloom along the shrub from June to August, and lavender berries begin to grow from September to March. Songbirds and small mammals benefit from this plant. Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Hardiness Zone for Fairfax County falls into the 6-7 range. All of these seedlings are suited for planting in our area.
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