We grow a lot of plants. Some get us more excited than others, like our native plants. We’re proud to have a wide choice for your landscapes whether sought after by your eco-conscious customers, mandated by the town’s Wetland Commission or just for your love of using native plants. We grow over 300 so there’s plenty to choose from:
Have a wet spot where everything you tried failed? Try Swamp Sweetbells (Eubotrys racemosa), Black Willow (Salix nigra) or Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis).
How about a dry area with poor infertile soil? Consider Sassafras, Sumac (Rhus varieties) and New Jersey Tea (Ceonanthus americanus). Rocky soils are no problem for them! Also Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) is tolerant of those conditions and thrives, in part by fixing its own nitrogen.
Need to spruce up your perennial borders? Try Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) or the super tall NY Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis, right pic). The list goes on with more added each year.
Have a shady site in need of brightening up? Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora, left pic) is a good choice as it has a long flowering period with large eye-catching white flower spikes that Hummingbirds, Butterflies and other pollinators love!
And last year we added Box Huckleberry (Gaylusaccia brachysera). It’s a four-season home run! Petite evergreen leaves turn a beautiful red-orange maroon in the winter months followed by blueberry-like white flowers and occasional small black fruits. A great choice as a groundcover, but also one that does well your fall/winter containers. And it’s a tough plant that is adaptable, once established, to dry conditions!