2 Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum): Blue Ribbon
Vigorous growing deciduous shrub reaches heights of 15 feet. White flowers in late spring. Striking blue-black berries are very attractive against glossy yellow and red fall foliage. Excellent food for birds. Tolerates wet soils. Good in hedges and screens.
2 Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa): White Ribbon
Deciduous shrub, grows 6-12 feet. Blooms white flowers from May-June, and produces white berries from August-September. Prefers drier sites, but does well in diverse growing conditions, ranging from full sun to full shade and dry to moist sites. Purple fall foliage. Berries serve as great food source for most songbirds and small mammals.
2 Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra): Purple Ribbon
Grows anywhere from 2-20 feet. Produces compact clusters of greenish flowers that bloom from June-July, and red berries from August-October. Leaves turn red in the fall. Extremely drought resistant, prefers dry to moist sites in full sun.
2 Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) - New Species!: Black Ribbon
Grows anywhere from 5-12 feet. Sometimes tree-like, with wide-spreading, curved branches. Bark is continually peeling into thin strips or broader sheets on larger trunks. Very drought-tolerant, can adapt to various growing conditions. Prefers sunny sites. Fall foliage comes in yellow or red colors.
2 New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) - New Species!: Green ribbon
Grows up to 3 feet. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and fixes nitrogen. Has white flowers that bloom in late spring and turn yellow in the fall. Tolerates moist, well-drained soils along with drier soils. Full sun to partial sun conditions.
2017 Seedling Pickup
The seedlings must be picked up on Friday, April 21, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 22, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. You may authorize someone else to pick up your seedlings for you. If you would like to pick up your order at our office, please call 703-324-1460, TTY 711. Please note we cannot refund payment for unclaimed orders.
Planting instructions will be available when you pick up your order. These bare root seedlings are 8” to 24” long and will be wrapped in wet newspaper to keep them moist. Each species is identified with a color tag and the entire package is placed in a small plastic bag for the trip to your home. You will need to plant these seedlings as soon as possible, or “heel them in” to moist soil or mulch. We suggest bringing a bucket or small grocery bag to transport your seedlings in.
The pick-up site is at: The Fred M. Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, VA. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), follow Little River Turnpike (Rte. 236) east. Turn left at first stop light onto Hummer Road. Continue about .3 miles. Turn onto second left at red sign that announces “Annandale Community Park and Fred M. Packard Center”. Follow seedling sale signs. If you have any questions prior to picking up your seedlings, please call the office at 703-324-1460, TTY 711.