Extra seedlings are typically available for sale at pick up. If the seedlings you want are available, they will be sold for $2 a "stem" on a first-come, first-served basis. The pick up begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, at Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club, in Falls Church. Arriving at or near starting time on Friday will give you the best selection.
Additional information on what is available will be posted here on the evening of April 16.
Thank you for your interest and for doing your part to protect and restore Fairfax County’s natural resources.
Space Savers (8 Bare-root Seedlings for $15.00)
This year’s seedling sale features small shrubs and trees which are hardy in small spaces and bear gorgeous flowers and fruits, and display beautiful colors. The fruits and flowers that these plants grow are important food sources to birds and pollinators, and are delicious treats for us! By planting these native species, you are directly contributing to the betterment of our environment. The plants in each package clean our water and air, prevent soil erosion, provide valuable habitat, and add beauty to your property.
A full, nonrefundable payment must accompany your order. Orders close on April 10, 2020 (or when supplies run out). You will receive a confirmation receipt and directons to the pickup site, Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet Club,3516 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22044.
Orders must be picked up on: Friday, April 17th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, April 18th, 9 a.m. - noon, otherwise they will be donated to a reforestation project in Fairfax County.
For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
2 New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Only 3 feet 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 feet tall 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 foot tall shrub grows best in full to part sun and dry soils. 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