Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

Trees and Shrubs


Spring 2019 Order Form

 S  = Sun      PS  = Part Shade     Sh  = Shade    N = Native 

 Featured Offering: Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) N/S/PS
Fringe Tree is an easy to grow, underutilized small native tree, named for the abundant showy white fringe-like flowers in May/June. It will grow in sun or part shade, and will reach 12’-20’ with an equal spread, developing multiple trunks.     Quart pot  $13

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)
Native shrub 6’-10’ , white flowers in spring, blue-black fruits, attracts birds, butterflies, wildlife.  12″-18″ seedlings     3/$8


American Mountainash (Sorbus americana)  N/S/PS
Small native tree 15’-30’, white flowers, distinctive form, with bright scarlet fruits in fall that attract birds and wildlife.  12″-18″ seedlings      3/$8


American Arborvitae
(Prunus maritima)   N/S
Native evergreen tree 20’-40’ tall,vertical form, frequently used in hedges, windbreaks, borders; grows 1’-2’ per year.     8″-14″ seedlings      5/$12 


Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)        N/S/PS
Native shrub 5’-12’’, happy in average to swampy soil, sun or part shade. Spiky round white flowers are very attractive to birds and butterflies.     12″-18″ seedlings      3/$7


Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina) N/S
Small native rose 3’-6’ tall with a spreading form, single pink flowers and red hips for birds, butterflies.  12″-18″ seedlings        3/$7


Clematis Polish Spirit’ (Clematis viticella) S
Robust vine 10’-15’ with many velvety purple 3” flowers; this variety should be pruned to 12” tall in very early spring.    Quart    $13


Climbing Hydrangea (Hyd. anomala ssp petiolaris)      PS/Sh
Large vine for part to full shade; large clusters of white flowers, eventually reaching 30’-50’. Slow to grow first year or two. Quart pot   $13 


Common Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)       N/S/PS
Small tree 15’-20’ with spreading form, yellow flowers with ribbon like crinkly petals Oct – Dec. Native to eastern US.   
12″-18″ seedlings      3/$9


Deutzia ‘Nikko’ (Deutzia gracilis)      S/PS
Compact shrub to 2’, many white flowers in early spring, burgundy fall foliage. 
2.5″ pot    $7 



Dolgo Crabapple (Malus x)       S
One of the hardiest and earliest crabapples to bloom, pink buds open to white flowers, extralarge 1.5” fruits, especially good for cider/jellies. 12″-18″ seedlings    3/$9



Hydrangea ‘All Summer Beauty’ (H. macrophylla)      PS
Blue flower clusters on 3’ plants, blooms on both new and old wood for reliable flowering. 2.5″ pot    $7 


Ninebark ‘Raspberry Lemonade’ (Physocarpus opulifolius)      N/S
Compact variety of  native ninebark  4’ x 4’, three season interest with bright gold foliage, white flowers and coral red fruits, full sun. 2.5″ pot    $9 

Red Twig Dogwood   (Cornus sericea)        N/S/PS
Native shrub 6’-9’, prefers average to swampy soil; grown for its bright red stems on young stems which are very attractive in winter. 12″-18″ seedlings       3/$6 


Shadblow (Amelanchier canadensis)           N/PS/Sh
Native tree 15’-30’, white flowers early spring before leaves emerge, blueberry like edible fruits, great fall color.    12″-18″ seedlings       3/$8 


Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)        N/S/PS
Native shrub 6’-12’, unusual reddish brown flowers with a pronounced fruity fragrance, trouble free.
  12″-18″ seedlings      3/$8


Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)         N/S/PS
Native shrub 6’-12’, tubular yellow flowers, small black fruits; attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, birds and mammals.  
12″-18″ seedlings      2/$8 


Washington Hawthorn
(Craetagus phaenopyrum)  N/S
Attractive native tree 25’-30’; showy white flowers, red berries that hold through winter, nice fall color; thorny stems.  12″-18″ seedlings      3/$7 


Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)  N/S/PS
Native deciduous holly  5’-12’, average to wet soil, numerous bright red berries in clusters over the winter, great for birds.  12″-18″ seedlings      5/$12 


Wisteria  ‘Amethyst Falls’  (W. fructescens)    N/S
Native vine for sun/mostly sun, reaches 20’-30’, large clusters of fragrant purple flowers in late spring. Robust but far less aggressive than Asian varieties. Needs support.  2.5″ pot     $7