Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District

Tree Sales

2022 Fall Tree Sale

Final orders must be in by Sunday, October 16th.
Pick-up Dates: Thursday 10/27 & Friday 10/28 from 9am - 5pm at QCCA Expo Center - North Hall.

All trees and shrubs are 3 gallon conservation grade containers (ranging from 2 - 8 ft tall) unless otherwise noted. All perennial plants are in 1 quart pots (5.5") unless otherwise noted. All orders must be made in advance.

LARGE TREES:

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NATIVE PECAN (CARYA ILLINOINENSIS) - $23.00 EACH


The pecan is one of the most important native nut trees in North America. It is a large, straight-trunked tree native to river bottoms and rich fertile soils. The nut, a beloved pie ingredient and also favored by wildlife, ripens in the fall. Excellent speciality crop.


Size Range:

  • H: 75 - 100'    W: 40-70'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
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SWAMP WHITE OAK (QUERCUS BIOCOLOR ) - $23.00 EACH


Swamp white oak is a striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.


Size Range:
  • H: 50 - 60'    W: 50 - 60'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
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BUR OAK (QUERCUS MACROCARPA) - $23.00 EACH


The stately bur oak, native to the Midwest, is a great choice as a shade tree and for specimen plantings in parks, spacious yards, and other large areas. Its massive trunk has gray to brown furrowed bark and its branches bear lustrous dark green leaves that turn yellow-brown in fall. Large acorns with fringed caps attract birds and small mammals. Tolerates a variety of moisture and soil conditions.


Size Range:
  • H: 60 - 80'    W: 60 - 80'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
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N. RED OAK - $24.00


Northern red oak is native to the Midwest and is one of the faster growing oaks for the home landscape. The leaves are handsome throughout the year, emerging pinkish-red, turning lustrous dark green in summer, and changing to russet-red to bright red in autumn. Its tolerance of salt and air pollution makes it a good tree for more exposed areas.


Size Range:
  • Large tree (more than 40 feet), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
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CHINKAPIN OAK (Quercus muehlenbergii) - $24.00


A worthy specimen for larger lawns, estates, or parks. A medium to large size oak with 4"-6 1/2" glistening dark green leaves in summer turning yellow-orange to orangish-brown in fall. Produces 1" sweet acorns that mature in a single season. The acorns are at the top of the food preference list for many wildlife species. The bark is an ashy light gray that breaks into narrow, thin flakes. As this species matures, it becomes a magnificent specimen and a conversation piece. Adapts to various soil conditions.


Size Range:
  • H: 40 - 50' W: 40 – 60'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily))


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SHINGLE OAK (Quercus imbricaria)- $23.00


Shingle oak once furnished wood for the production of shingles, but is valued today for its durability and shiny green unlobed leaves. These trees are pyramidal in youth, developing a broad rounded crown with age. A favorite in the yard, it can be pruned into a hedge. Its acorns ripen in the fall, when colors can range from dark yellows to deep reds. The leaves finally turn brown and persist on the tree well into winter. The glossy, dark-green leaves of this tree are very unusual for an oak: oblong and unlobed. Shingle oak is adaptable to drier, slightly alkaline sites and may even be used as a hedge, though it makes a good specimen as well.


Size Range:
  • H: 50 - 60' W: 50 – 60'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)


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JACKIANA OAK (Quercus imbricaria)- $24.00


A large deciduous tree that is a naturally occurring hybrid between white and swamp white oak. Massive spreading branches create a beautiful and hardy shade tree. Dark green to bluish green leaves with round lobes signify its white oak membership. Fall color can be reddish to dark red-purple.


Size Range:
  • H: 50 - 60' W: 50 – 60'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)


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RIVER BIRCH (Betula Nigra)- $23.00


As its name suggests, the river birch naturally grows along riverbanks and is a good tree to use for erosion control. But as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs, and relative resistance to birch borer. Produces brown and green catkins in April and May and has good wildlife value.


Size Range:
  • H: 40 - 70' W: 40 – 60'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)


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SHELLBARK HICKORY (Carya laciniosa)- $24.00


The Shellbark Hickory is a high-branching tree with a straight, slender trunk and a narrow, oblong crown. It's a sturdy tree with shaggy bark and good yellow fall color. The edible nuts are large and sweet. The tree will bear nuts in 10-12 years and bears annually, although generally not heavily. Compared to shagbark hickory, shellbark has larger leaves, more leaflets (5–9 instead of 3–5), larger nuts, and orange twigs.


Size Range:
  • H: 60 - 90' W: 40 – 50'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)


A thumbnail image of a SHELLBARK HICKORY

PIGNUT HICKORY (Carya glabra)- $24.00


Pignut hickory is a large slow-growing tree that has a tall, but relatively narrow crown. The bark is tight rather than shaggy and the fall color is golden. The nuts produced are bitter tasting. The pignut hickory offers lightly hung foliage in summer that casts a medium shade. In winter its open habit and bark are of interest. The hickory is particularly beautiful when winter buds open in late spring; the bud scales fold back, petal-like, as new foliage emerges. Pignut hickory's nutritious nuts attract wildlife. Pignut hickory is best planted in a park-like area or on farms where its large size, leaf litter, fruit and twig drop will not be problems.


Size Range:
  • H: 50 - 60' W: 25 – 35'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily), Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)


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NORTHERN CATALPA (Catalpa speciosa)- $23.00


This is a tree that demands your attention. White, showy flowers. Giant heart-shaped leaves. Dangling bean-like seed pods. Twisting trunk and branches. How could you not stop to take it in? And with all of these unique features, the northern catalpa is popular with kids as well. While not ideal for every location, this unique and hardy tree is a fast grower that finds a home in parks and yards throughout the country. The flowers of the catalpa are visited by hummingbirds. It is the sole host of the catalpa sphinx moth. And it provides nutrition for bees in early summer.


Size Range:
  • H: 40 - 60' W: 20 – 40'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)


A thumbnail image of a KENTUCKY COFFEETREE

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE (Gymnocladus dioious)- $24.00


Drought-resistant. Tolerant of pollution. Adaptable to a variety of soils. With its reputation as a tough species, the Kentucky coffeetree is an excellent choice for parks, golf courses, and other large areas. It is also widely used as an ornamental or street tree. The tree's picturesque profile stands out in all seasons and can be attributed to a unique growth habit of coarse, ascending branches that often form a narrow crown. Produces pyramidal clusters of greenish-white flowers that bloom at the same time leaves are maturing (late May to early June). The flowers of the female trees have a rose-like fragrance. This tree also bears leathery, reddish-brown seed pods that add winter interest to the Midwestern landscape.


Size Range:
  • H: 60 - 75' W: 40 - 50'
Light Exposure:
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)


NATIVE SMALL TREES & SHRUBS:

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A thumbnail image of a Wild Senna

Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa) - $7.00 - 1 quart pot


Large, sturdy, long-lived, herbaceous perennial boasting a handsome foliage and noted for its multi-seasonal interest. Medium to dark green leaves provide an excellent backdrop for the large clusters of beautiful bright yellow flowers in mid to late summer. The blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds and then turn to chocolate brown seedpods which can persist into winter. Golden fall foliage adds additional interest.

  • Grows up to 3 – 6 ft tall and 2 -3 ft wide.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade in rich, neutral, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates rocky or sandy soils.
  • Very usesful and adaptable in the garden and an excellent choice for mixed borders, prairie plantings, naturalized areas and as a specimen plant.
  • Deer resistant.


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A thumbnail image of a Queen of the Prairie

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra) - $7.00 - 1 quart pot


Tall and spectacular, upright, herbaceous perennial boasting pleasantly fragrant clusters packed with hundreds of tiny pale pink flowers from early to late summer. Borne on leafy stems above the foliage, the feathery blossoms are nicely complimented by large, deeply cut, many-lobed, bright green leaves. Tough, long-lasting perennial valued for both its leaves and flowers. A dramatic species for a naturalistic, moist woodland garden or sunny wood edges.

  • Grows up to 6 – 8 ft tall and 3 - 4 ft wide. Freely self seeds and spreads by creeping rhizomes to form large colonies.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or poorly-drained soils. Provide consistent moisture; intolerant of drought. Clay soil tolerant.
  • Quite effective at the back of the perennial border or in mixed shrub borders. Perfect as an accent plant, used in naturalistic or prairie plantings, rain gardens and along streams or ponds.
  • Deer resistant. Easy to grow and requires very low care.


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A thumbnail image of a Elderberry

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $18


Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub of loose open habit with arching, spreading branches, clothed in a lush foliage of sharply serrated, bright green leaves composed of 7 leaftlets. In early to mid summer, a profusion of lemon-scented white flowers appear in large flat clusters. They give way to black elderberry fruits later in the season. Attractive to birds, the fruits may be cooked and used to make jams, jellies, and elderberry wine, but are toxic raw. Good shrub for naturalized areas.

  • Grows up to 5-12 ft tall and wide. Spreads freely by root suckers to form colonies.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in medium to wet, well drained soils. Best foliage color when grown in full sun. Drought tolerant.
  • Excellent choice as a single specimen plant or as informal screens or hedges.
  • Deer resistant.
  • Prune hard in spring to maintain best foliage and habit.


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A thumbnail image of a Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $18


Dense, sprawling, deciduous shrub noted for its aromatic foliage, attractive berries and glorious fall colors. The tiny yellow flowers in the spring offer a nectar source for bees and butterflies and the berries that appear in late summer are a food source for birds and small mammals. Cold hardy, easy to grow, pest and disease resistant, drought tolerant, and great for erosion control due to strong root development.

  • Grows up to 2-6 ft tall and 6-10 ft wide. Fast growing, it spreads by root suckers to form thickets.
  • Full sun or part shade; easily grown in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Best fruit production and fall color when grown in full sun. Extremely adaptable to varied soils including dry, rocky or clay soils. Drought and salt tolerant once established.
  • Great for stabilizing embankments, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.


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A thumbnail image of a Steeplebush

Steeplebush (Spirea tomentosa) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $20


Suckering deciduous shrub bearing erect, unbranched stems clad with elliptic to ovate, medium to dark green leaves that are densely hairy underneath. The foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. In mid summer to early fall, dense plumes 4-8" long packed with tiny pink to rose-purple flowers, appear at the tips of the branches. Blooming from top to bottom, the flowers produce nectar and pollen, which attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft tall and 3-5 ft wide. This is a vigorous plant that will spread by suckers to form colonies.
  • Loves full sun and easily grown in medium to wet soils. Tolerates a wide range of soil and light shade, but best flowering occurs in full sun. Remove spent flower clusters to promote additional blooms.
  • Perfect choice for banks and slopes, rain gardens, or along ponds and streams.
  • Deer resistant.


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A thumbnail image of a Snowberry

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $20


Thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with upright arching branches that is amazingly adaptable and undemanding and noted for its very ornamental, pure white, waxy berries. In early summer, a profusion of small, bell-shaped, whiteish-pink flowers are of great interest to butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. The flowers are followed by abundant and attractive clusters of brilliant snow-white berries that persist well into winter and are enjoyed by many birds and small mammals.

  • Grows up to 3 – 6 ft tall and wide with a bushy, rounded habit and spreads by underground suckers.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade and can be easily grown in average, medium moisture, well drained soils. Tolerates full shade and poor soils including dry or clay, but not wet soils. Best fruit production occurs in full sun. Low maintenance.
  • Excellent in mixed shrub borders, screens or hedges, on slopes for erosion control, in open woodland areas or as a ground cover in naturalized areas.
  • Deer resistant. Drought and pollution tolerant.


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A thumbnail image of a Coralberry

Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $20


Bushy deciduous shrub with gracefully arching stems clothed with dark green, ovate leaves. The dense foliage remains attractive from spring to frost. In late spring/early summer, a profusion of small, inconspicuous, bell-shaped flowers are borne along the stems and are followed by a abundance of round coral-pink to purple berries which mature in the fall and persist most of the winter, adding terrific color and interest to the winter landscape.

  • Grows up to 2 – 5 ft tall and 4 – 8 ft wide
  • Prefers full sun to part shade and is easily grown in moist, fertile soils. Will tolerate full shade and poor soils.
  • Excellent as an informal hedge or massed in mixed shrub borders, woodland gardens and on slopes for erosion control.
  • Deer resistant. Drought and pollution tolerant.
  • To keep it compact, cut it back to knee high every 5-10 years. If it gets too leggy, cut it back to the ground.


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A thumbnail image of a Carolina Allspice

Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $20


Dense, rounded, well-branched deciduous shrub valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers somewhat resembling magnolia blossoms from mid-spring to mid-summer. The flowers give way to urn-shaped fruits which mature to brown in fall and persist throughout the winter. Foliage turns an attractive golden-yellow in fall.

  • Grows up to 6 – 10 ft tall and 6 – 12 ft wide and tends to spread by growing new shoots along the outer edges of the clump.
  • Prefers full sun or part shade and grows best in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay, but prefers rich loams. Tolerates deeper shade, but will not grow as well or flower as heavily. Remove root suckers promptly if naturalization is not desired.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, foundation plantings, woodlands or naturalized areas. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck. Flowers are long lasting and make good cut flowers or can be dried and added to potpourri.
  • Deer resistant. Insect and disease resistant.


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A thumbnail image of a Roughleaf Dogwood

Roughleaf Dogwood (Cornus drummondii) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $18


Clump forming shrub or small deciduous tree with elliptic to oval leaves, slightly rough to the touch on the upper surface. In mid spring to early summer, a profusion of flat-topped clusters packed with creamy-yellow flowers appear at the ends of the branches. The provide nectar for many butterfly species. The blossoms give way to fleshy, rounded, white berries in late summer. Quite ornamental, the fruits attract songbirds like no other plant. The foliage turns attractive shades of purple and scarlet in the fall.

  • Grows 6 – 15 ft tall and wide.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade in average moist to wet, acidic to neutral soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including poor ones.
  • Great choice for rain gardens, for use in multi-row field or farmstead windbreaks, wildlife food and cover plantings, along ponds and streams, informal screen or hedge, and for landscape and beautification in urban areas.
  • Deer resistant.


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A thumbnail image of a Roughleaf Dogwood

American Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $24


Airy, deciduous shrub with slender stems bearing opposite, lance-shaped, bright green leaves and noted for its very ornamental fruits and attractive fall color. Dangling on slender peduncles, the seed capsules mature in the fall and split open to reveal pea-sized, bright orange and red berries which are very attractive to birds and small mammals.

  • Grows up to 4 – 6 ft. tall and wide.
  • Prefers part shade in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade.
  • Great for woodland gardens, naturalized areas, foundation plantings, as an informal hedge or as a specimen plant. Also does well in ravines and streambanks.
  • Deer and rabbits feast on the foliage of this plant.


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A thumbnail image of a Common Ninebark

Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $18


Fast-growing, upright, spreading, and extremely hardy deciduous shrub with an exquisite fountain shape and incredibly decorative exfoliating bark. Profuse creamy-white flowers, appear in dense, rounded clusters in late spring before they give way to drooping clusters of red fruit in the fall. Rich in nectar, the blossoms attract plenty of beneficial insects. Hidden by foliage during the growing season, the bark is revealed in all its splendor later in the season, peeling in multiple strips to display layers of reddish to light brown inner bark, providing winter interest.

  • Grows up to 5 – 8 ft tall and 4 – 6 ft wide.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade and average, lightly acidic, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best bloom display occurs in full sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade. Drought tolerant.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or planted in groups. Great for mixed shrub borders, hedges and screens or for banks and slopes as erosion control.


A thumbnail image of a Common Ninebark

A thumbnail image of a Common Ninebark

White Meadowsweet Spirea (Spirea alba) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $20


Woody, deciduous shrub bearing erect, unbranched stems clad with narrow, sharply serrated, medium green leaves. The foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. Blooms occur in summer for about 1 -2 months which attract bees, bumblebees, moths and other pollinating insects. The blossoms are followed by fruits that are utilized by birds in winter.

  • Prefers full sun and is easily grown in average, acidic, medium to wet soils. Tolerates part shade and temporary standing waters. Remove spent flower clusters to promote additional blooms. Prune in winter to improve form.
  • Perfect choice for naturalistic landscaping in beds and borders, rain gardens and along ponds and streams.
  • Deer resistant.


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A thumbnail image of a Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $24


Large slow-growing, multi-stemmed, very ornamental, deciduous shrub or small tree noted for its eye-catching flower clusters, colorful berries and attractive fall color. In spring, masses of flat-topped creamy-white flower clusters are elegantly held above the foliage. Rich of nectar, they are loved by butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The blooms give way to pink-rose berries that ripen to blue-black in the fall. Tasty, the fruits can be eaten fresh from the shrub or used to make jams and preserves. Resembling plum leaves, the handsome foliage of ovate, glossy dark green leaves turns rich bronze to vibrant red in fall. A very rewarding shrub which is not only good-looking, but also durable and pest free.

  • Grows up to 12 – 15 ft tall and 6 – 12 ft wide. May be grown as a small tree up to 30 ft.
  • Prefers full sun or part shade and is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Adaptable to poor or compacted soils and tolerates moderate pollution. For best flower and fruit production, provide at least ½ day of sunlight. Drought and clay soil tolerant.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, striking hedges and screens and foundation plantings. Low maintenance.


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A thumbnail image of a Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $24


Small to medium sized deciduous tree of rounded habit with a dense canopy of dark green leaves adorned with 5 – 7 leaflets. Its low sweeping branches bend toward the ground then arch back up, creating a rounded outline. In spring, greenish yellow flowers are borne in 4 – 7" panicles and are quite attractive to bees and hummingbirds. The flowers give way to prickly, round capsules that contain the shiny, rich brown seeds known as buckeyes. A beautiful landscape tree for parks and large lawns.

  • Grows up to 20 – 40 ft tall and wide
  • Thrives in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils.


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A thumbnail image of a PawPaw

PawPaw (Asimina triloba) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $24


Large, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with large, slightly drooping, oval, rich green leaves, turning brilliant yellow to golden hues in fall. Cup shaped, purple flowers appear in spring before the leaves, and are followed by egg-shaped, edible, greenish yellow fruit 5" long which mature to black and have a slight banana-like taste. The fruits are usually eaten raw or used in ice creams or pies. They attract wildlife and may persist on the tree for weeks, resembling Christmas ornaments. This is a good understory tree with no serious disease or insect problems.

  • Grows up to 15 – 30 ft tall and wide. Will sucker to form colonies or thickets.
  • Prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soils.
  • A fine choice for city gardens, rain gardens, borders or along ponds or streams.


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A thumbnail image of a American Bladdernut

American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) - Size: 3 Gallon container - $24


Large fast growing, upright-spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree boasting drooping clusters of creamy-white bell-shaped flowers in mid to late spring. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects enjoy the nectar from the daintily pretty flowers. The blossoms give way to interesting egg-shaped, papery seed capsules which mature in late summer and often persist into early winter. Resembling Japanese lanterns, the change from green in the summer to light brown during the fall, and are quite conspicuous. They can be a great addition to dried flower arrangements. A wonderful, trouble-free shrub that is perfect at the edge of natural, moist woodland settings or shaded urban landscapes.

  • Grows up to 10 – 15 ft tall and 10 – 20 ft wide.
  • Prefers part to full shade in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Will tolerate a wide variety of soils including clay, dry, alkaline or rocky and is drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent for native plant gardens, naturalized areas, shade gardens or woodland areas.


PERNNIAL NATIVE PLANTS

A thumbnail image of a WHITE TURTLEHEAD

A thumbnail image of a WHITE TURTLEHEAD

WHITE TURTLEHEAD - $7


Erect, clump-forming perennial with showy, dense terminal spikes of two-lipped, white flowers from late summer into fall. Blooming for 3-4 weeks, the hooded flowers are shaped like turtle heads just emerging from the shell, hence the common name. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, they rise above a bushy mound of dark green foliage that remains handsome all season long. A very pretty species for garden borders, woodland gardens, rain gardens, or near ponds and streams.

  • Grows up to 2 – 3’ tall and 18 – 30” wide. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
  • Part shade.
  • Organically rich, medium to wet soils.


A thumbnail image of a FIELD PUSSYTOES

A thumbnail image of a FIELD PUSSYTOES

FIELD PUSSYTOES - $7


A mat-forming perennial that is a great small-scale groundcover for dry locations in both sun and shade. In spring, the plant sends up erect stems, up to 12", boasting clusters of small, fuzzy, white flower heads. The flowers attract painted lady butterflies. Easy, accommodating, and resistant to drought. A cute-looking little plant for the rock garden or rocky slopes.

  • Grows up to 6 – 12” tall and wide.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Dry, well drained soil conditions are needed for successful growth. Under proper conditions the plant will spread like a ground cover.


A thumbnail image of a BLUE STAR

A thumbnail image of a BLUE STAR

BLUE STAR - $7


An exceptional perennial with early-season, star-like, blue flowers, attractive summer foliage, a sturdy habit and golden fall color No other native plant in Illinois resembles this species. The flowers attract long-tongued insects such as carpenter bees, hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. This beauty is also low maintenance, disease, deer, and insect resistant, and is somewhat drought tolerant once established. A great addition to garden borders, shade gardens, and prairie plantings. Best visual impact in mass plantings (3+ plants).

  • Grows up to 2 – 3’ tall and wide.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.


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A thumbnail image of a WILD PETUNIA

WILD PETUNIA - $7


Herbaceous perennial of upright to somewhat sprawling habit boasting a profusion of tubular, bell-shaped, lavender to purple flowers 3" long. Blooming for months from late spring to fall, this plant is a wonderful addition to prairies and meadows, native plant gardens or rock gardens. Virtually disease and pest free and attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

  • Grows up to 24” tall and wide.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.


A thumbnail image of a HAIRY GOLDEN ASTER

A thumbnail image of a HAIRY GOLDEN ASTER

HAIRY GOLDEN ASTER - $7


A tough sun lover, this upright rounded perennial forming a bushy clump with over 50 stems crowned with branched clusters of bright yellow daisies 1" across. Blooms for 3-4 months from late spring to fall and emits a pleasant spicy-sharp sage aroma. Requiring little water to perform, it is perfect for the dry, sunny garden and is one of the most drought tolerant daisies for the landscape. Good for borders, native gardens, rock gardens and prairie plantings.

  • Grows up to 8 – 36” tall and 12 – 24” wide. Plants readily reseed in the garden.
  • Full sun.
  • Sandy, dry, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.


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A thumbnail image of a IRONWEED

IRONWEED - $7


Ironweed is a common plant in Illinois, growing in open woods, prairies and roadsides. The plant may grow to five feet tall and boasts branched clusters of tiny, vivid purple to magenta disks in mid-summer to early fall. Each glorious flower head may consist of up to 30-60 disk florets. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and skippers, the blossoms are borne atop stout, upright, hairy stems clad with narrow, lance-shaped, deep green leaves 7" long and slightly serrated at the edges. The blossoms give way to fluffy, rusty seed clusters that are dispersed by the wind. As a tall, narrow plant, it is suited for the back of the border or tight spaces and grows well in naturalized areas and wildflower gardens. One of the best attractors of late summer butterflies. Deer resistant.

  • Grows up to 3 – 5 ft tall and 3 – 4 ft wide.
  • Full sun.
  • Medium to wet soils. Tolerates periodic flooding.


A thumbnail image of a THIMBLEWEED

A thumbnail image of a THIMBLEWEED

THIMBLEWEED - $7


A charming deciduous perennial producing masses of single, star-shaped, white flowers 1" wide, adorned with a slightly elongated, thimble like mound of greenish stamens. Borne on upright stems, the blossoms rise above the foliage of deeply cut, dark green leaves, clustered in whorls halfway up the stem. Blooming in late spring to midsummer, the flowers are followed by ornamental, fluffy seedheads which persist well into winter. Undemanding, and virtually pest and disease-free, it is the perfect addition to the shaded or woodland garden. Deer resistant.

  • Grows up to 24 – 48” tall and 12 – 18” wide.
  • Full sun to part shade. Tolerates full shade.
  • Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Tolerates drought and dry soils.


A thumbnail image of a PRAIRIE ALUMROOT

A thumbnail image of a PRAIRIE ALUMROOT

PRAIRIE ALUMROOT - $7


Clump-forming native coral bells which occurs in somewhat dryish locations on prairies, open woodland slopes, uplands, banks and along railroads. Typically features a 12-18" tall basal clump of heart-shaped, shallow-lobed, long-petioled, green leaves. Tiny, greenish, bell-shaped flowers in open, airy panicles are borne on slender, wiry stems extending well above the mound of leaves, typically to a height of 18-24" in spring to early summer. Flower stems and leaf undersides are distinctively hairy. Blooming period lasts about a month. Great selection for dry locations and as an edging plant. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.

  • Grows up to 12 – 24” tall and 6-12” wide.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant.


A thumbnail image of a BUTTERFLY WEED

A thumbnail image of a BUTTERFLY WEED

FALL SPECIAL: BUTTERFLY MILKWEED - $5


Bushy perennial prized for its brilliant clusters of bright orange to yello-orange flowers which bloom continuously throughout summer. Sitting atop upright flowering stems, clad with stiff, lance-shaped leaves, the colorful umbels are followed by attractive seed pods in fall. Easy care, drought tolerant and deer resistant. Utilize in beds and borders, butterfly gardens, naturalized areas and also works well in cut flower bouquets.

**Milkweed plants are critical to the monarch butterflies survival, whose population in North American has plummeted by 90% in the last 20 years. By planting milkweed in your garden, you can help reverse the fortune of these beautiful insects!

  • Grows up to 18 – 24” tall and wide.
  • Full sun.
  • Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Performs well in poor, dry soils.


A thumbnail image of a EASTERN PRICKLY PEAR

A thumbnail image of a EASTERN PRICKLY PEAR

EASTERN PRICKLY PEAR – 3.5" Pot - $5


Clump-forming succulent shrub with round-to-oval, fleshy, purple-tinged, green pads, up to 10" across. Covered with clusters of reddish-brown, barbed bristles, the pads are scattered with needle-like spines. In summer, this cactus puts out some of the most striking bright yellow flowers. Attractive to a myriad of pollinator species, they are followed by bright red fruits that ae almost as pretty as the flowers. Edible, they are most often used to make candies and jams. Frost hardy, this cactus adds beauty to the garden year-round. Low-maintenance plant is great for rock gardens, sandy slopes, or as a specimen plant in the front of wildflower gardens. Deer resistant.

  • Grows up to 6 – 12” tall and 12 – 18” wide
  • Full sun.
  • Sandy or gravelly, dry, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide variety of soils as long as they are well-drained. Drought tolerant once established.



PICK ANY 2 GRASSES - $12

Bottlebrush Grass
Bottlebrush Grass

Prairie Dropseed
Prairie Dropseed

Junegrass
Junegrass

Indiangrass
Indiangrass

LittleBluestem
LittleBluestem

Palm Sedge
Palm Sedge

River Oats
River Oats


POLLINATOR POCKET #1: Dry & Sunny - $42

POLLINATOR POCKET #1: Dry & Sunny

Prairie Spiderwort, Whorled Milkweed, Goat's Rue, Yellow Coneflower, Royal Catchfly, Tall Larkspur, Junegrass


POLLINATOR POCKET #2: Moist & Partly Shady - $42

POLLINATOR POCKET #2: Moist & Partly Shady

Smooth Wild Petunia, Mountain Mint, Prairie Onion, Mistflower, Short's Aster, Swamp Milkweed P, Bottlebrush Grass