Super Shrubs and Tiny Tree Package (8 Bare-root Seedlings for $17.00)
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! 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 9, 2021 (or when supplies run out). You will receive a confirmation receipt and directions to the pickup site compliant with COVID safety guidelines, Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet Club, 3516 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22044.
Orders must be picked up on Friday, April 16th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, April 17th, 9 a.m. - noon, otherwise they will be donated to a reforestation project in Fairfax County.
You must purchase your seedlings in advance, no day of sales or extras will be offered.
For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email [email protected].
2 Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
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)
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 American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
This shrub grows to 10-15' tall in part sun conditions in dry to moist conditions and bears edible light brown nuts August through September and turns yellow-orange in the fall. It provides wildlife value for songbirds, small mammals, and butterflies. It can also form large thickets along forest edges, hillsides, fence rows, and floodplain forests.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
2 Eastern Redbud (Cercis candensis)
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