2 Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum): Orange Ribbon
Grows anywhere from 50-130 feet, and spreads 20-35 feet. Often known as a wetland species, this tree flourishes in a wide range of soils, both wet and dry. Full sun to partial sun conditions. This unique deciduous conifer has bright yellow-green needles in spring and rich orange to pumpkin brown in autumn.
2 Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra): Red Ribbon
Hardy, long-lived tree that grows up to 90 feet. Prefers sunny and dry to moist sites on upland, well-drained soils. Like all oaks, this tree is highly valued by wildlife such as birds, squirrels, and deer. In the fall, the leaves turn red or yellow.
2 Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) - New Species!: Yellow Ribbon
Aromatic pioneer species, can grow and spread anywhere from 35-50 feet. Fast growing and hardy pioneer species in new growth areas. Adapted to various soils with low pH. Full sun to partial sun and dry to moist conditions, though it prefers well-drained soils. In the fall, leaves turn yellow, orange, red, and purple.
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. 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.