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SOLD OUT - Super Shrubs & Tiny Trees Package (8 Native Seedlings for $15)

SOLD OUT - Super Shrubs & Tiny Trees Package (8 Native Seedlings for $15)
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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. 


Super Shrubs and Tiny Tree Package (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 will close on April 10 (or when supplies run out). You will receive a confirmation receipt and directions 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 Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

silky dogwood

Reaching 6-12' in height, this small tree grows best in full to part sun and moist to wet soil. During the summer months, white flowers grow in clusters between the lush green leaves. Birds and small mammals are delighted by the proliferation of blue berries. As the weather cools and fall begins, the leaves will turn to orange, red, or purple.

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

 

2 Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

common buttonbush

A hardy shrub, the buttonbush will grow to 6-12’ in height in a wide range of sun availability and can tolerate flooding up to 36”.  Plant buttonbush along pond edges or wetlands, where the soil is moist to wet. Cream colored flowers shaped like starbursts will fill the summer air with their fragrance. During the fall, the leaves change to a yellow-green color. Fruit decorates the shrub from September to January. The buttonbush will benefit butterflies, beneficial insects, waterfowl, and small mammals.

Hardiness Zone: 4-10

 

2 Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

smooth sumac

The smooth sumac thrives under full sun. The green leafy plant can grow from 2-20’ tall in dry to moist soils. Smooth sumac is hardy and drought resistant. In the late summer, vibrant red berries begin to accumulate on the plant, and as fall arrives, the leaves turn bright red as well.

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

 

2 Eastern Redbud (Cercis candensis)

eastern redbud

This beautiful tree stretches to 20-35’ in height. The eastern redbud grows in part to full shade paired with dry to moist soils. The spring weather ushers in delicate pink and lavender flowers which are sure to delight. Redbud changes colors in the fall yet maintains its beauty by transforming into a golden yellow. Butterflies, small mammals, and songbirds benefit from the tree, which also fixes nitrogen in the soil.

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

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