Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

Trees and Shrubs


SPRING 2020 order form

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

Featured Offering: Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Hydrangea quercifolia) N/S/PS
‘Ruby Slippers’ is a compact variety of native oakleaf hydrangea, reaching 5’ x 5’. White flowers open in summer, turn pink and mature to deep red.  A great selection for borders where the species is too large.     Quart pot  $13

American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)
Native evergreen tree 20’-40’ tall,vertical form, frequently used  in hedges, windbreaks, borders; grows 1’-2’ per year.  8″-14″ seedlings     5/$13




American Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum)  N/S/PS
Large native shrub 8’-12’, showy white flowers, edible red  berries used to make jellies, jams. Attracts birds, butterflies.  12″-18″ seedlings     3/$8


American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)   N/S/PS
Large native shrub with edible nuts, also very attractive to  birds, mammals. Excellent fall color.    12″-18″seedlings      3/$8



Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)        N/S/PS
Native shrub 5’-12’’, moist soil, large white flower clusters in spring produce cluster of edible fruit used in pies, jams,  wine. Attracts birds and wildlife
.     12″-18″ seedlings      3/$7



Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolius) N/S/PS
Large shrub, can be trained as small tree, showy white flower clusters followed by edible fruits, attracts birds, wildlife.  12″-18″ seedlings        3/$11


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.    2.5″ pot     $5



Clematis ‘Freda’ (Clematis montana)    S/PS
Vine to 15’-20’, bright pink flowers, bronzy foliage. Montana  type clematis are very easy to grow, and quickly cover a fence, pergola, etc. Best in full sun with roots in light shade. 
3″ pot   $14




Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)       N/S/PS
Small native shrub to 3”, white bottlebrush flowers, bluish  green leaves, excellent fall color.      2.5″ pot     $5


Honeysuckle ‘Major Wheeler’ (Lonicera sempervirens)      N/S
Native vine with prolific tubular red flowers, attracts hummingbirds, 8’-10’. 
Quart pot    $14




Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus)       N/S
Native shrub with very fragrant white flowers in spring, 4’-6’, tolerates salt, drought once established. No soggy soils. Quart pot     $14


New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)      N/S/PS
Small native shrub 3’-4’, cluster of small fragrant white flowers, great pollinator plant, blooms late spring to summer.
 2.5″ pot    $5



Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolius)      N/S/PS
Native tree 15’-25’, distinctive tiered horizontal branches with white flowers in spring, attracts birds, pollinators. Nice bluish black berries loved by wildlife (not edible). 12″-18″ seedlings     3/$10


Purple Flowering Raspberry  (Rubus odoratus)        N/S/PS
Native shrub, fruit technically edible but less tasty, bears fragrant 2” pinkish purple flowers resembling rose blossoms. 12″-18″ seedlings       3/$10



Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)           N/PS/Sh
Native multistemmed shrub 6’-15’, ornamental fuzzy catkins in spring, prefers moist soil.    12″-18″ seedlings       3/$8



Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)         N/S/PS
Great native replacement for invasive burning bush; white flowers, small red fruits (not edible), red fall color, 6’-10. 
12″-18″ seedlings      3/$7


Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)  N/S/PS
Native shrub 6’-12’, yellow flowers in March, yellow fall color, attracts birds, butterflies. Host for spicebush swallowtail.  12″-18″ seedlings      3/$8



Sweeetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)  N/S/PS
Attractive native tree 25’-30’; showy white flowers, red berries that hold through winter, nice fall color; thorny stems.   3″ pot     $7


Virginia Sweetspire ‘Henry’s Garnet’  (Itea virginica)    N/S/PS
Native shrub 3’-4’, white flower spikes May-June, excellent fall color.   3″ pot     $8


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