Seedling Sale Brochure
Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus
Fast growing 90 to100 feet. Spread 25 to 40 feet. A five-needled pine, with soft, light green-blue needles, 4 inches long. Can tolerate dry, rocky soil. Grows in normal moisture conditions but can tolerate wet, swampy areas. Excellent ornamental tree for specimens, naturalizing, windbreak or dense screen. Can be easily restrained to manageable height by pruning. For screen or Christmas trees, shear when new growth appears. It is easily controlled, and is good for small properties as well as field plantings. Also, widely used for Christmas trees and timber.
Norway Spruce, Picea abies
Fast growth to 75 or 80 feet in height. Spread 35 to 40 feet. Dense, dark green needles never get longer than 1 inch. Thrives well in average soil conditions, but prefers moisture in the soil to maintain its deep green color. Highly valued ornamental and timber tree. One of the best conifers for shelters and windbreaks, as its branches grow densely into one another. For planting a windbreak, these trees should be planted 6 feet apart. Branches droop gracefully as tree matures, making this a very attractive ornamental.
Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii
Seed source Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico. This seed source has proven to be highly resistant to Gypsy Moth. Grows to 60 feet. Short, soft blue-green needles. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil. Will not do well in heavy, wet, clay soil. Largest timber producing tree in North America. A popular Christmas tree because of its color, symmetrical form and needle retention.
Black Cherry, Prunus serotina
Seed source Indiana County, PA. Also known as Rum Cherry, as the fruit is used in making cherry liqueurs. Grows to 60 feet. Dense foliage with green lustrous leaves, single white flowers in late May producing black cherries in August. Grows best in rich, deep moist soil. One of the best native American species for its wide geographical range. A good ornamental, turning yellow to red in fall. It has been highly prized in furniture making since colonial times and is an excellent firewood. Fruit provides food for many small animals
Black Walnut, Juglans nigra
Grows to 100 feet. Foliage consists of compound leaves 12 to 24 inches long and leaflets 2 to 5 inches long. Grows best in deep, rich, moist soil. Large, rich, flavorful nuts are not the only aspect of value for this tree. It is one of the most highly valued of North American hardwoods for cabinets and furniture. For best nut production, space 30 feet apart to develop full, well branched top. For timber use, space 8 feet apart for fastest, straightest growth. Should start producing nuts in 8 to 10 years. Plant at least two for pollination.
Winterberry Holly, Ilex verticulata
Height and spread 6 to 12 feet. One of the best deciduous plants for fall and winter color. Female plants produce bright red berries in profusion in early fall while leaves are still green and remain until mid-winter after leaf drop. Berried stems often used in seasonal dried arrangements. Late fall foliage color is yellow. Likes acid soil. Will tolerate wet, swampy conditions. Native to northeastern United States. As these plants are grown from seed, we cannot distinguish between male and female plants. Therefore, you should plant at least 5 to ensure pollination. Very good shrub as a screen or background. Attracts winter song birds.
Black Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa
Height 3 to 5 feet. Spread 10 feet. Native to eastern United States. Single white flowers in late May. Purplish-black berries in fall. Fall color wine red. Good for naturalizing, a fast screen, food for wildlife. Very adaptable species will grow on dry sandy hillsides. Good wetland plant.
Gray Dogwood, Cornus racemosia
Grows to 15 feet. Very dense green foliage that turns purplish in fall. Numerous small white flower clusters, 1 to 2 inches in diameter, bloom in mid-June, giving way to small white berries in summer which attract birds. Grows well in average soil. Withstands shearing and because of its dense growth, it makes a good barrier or screen. Cut it off at the base in early spring, fertilize it well and it will grow back denser than ever before. Very good for soil erosion. Wet tolerant. Native to eastern United States.
Chandler -- This is a mid to late season blueberry plant with the largest berry of any available variety on the market today. Chandler will fruit over a period of 4-6 weeks, and has very nice flavor. This variety is vigorous, with a spreading habit of 5-6 feet. Chandler is probably not hardy enough for the more northern areas, but should do well in zones 5 to 7.
Northland blueberry, a variety developed by Michigan State University, has excellent winter hardiness. It has produced a consistent crop following winter temperatures as low as -30F. The medium-size berries are very flavorful - similar to wild blueberries. Northland is the most cold-hardy Highbush variety. It is easy to grow and adaptable to many different soil types. The berries are excellent for jams and baking because of their high sugar content. The bright yellow wood and compact shape makes Northland a good candidate for landscaping. Northern highbush blueberries require 800 to 1000 chill hours to set fruit. The plant grows to about 4 feet, with attractive foliage throughout the fall.
Apple Tree, Malus 'Enterprise'
Developed by Purdue University, this is a late-maturing, deep red apple with good keeping qualities. Fruit is uniform and medium to large in size. Tree is vigorous and spreading, with good annual bearing habits. EnterpriseTM is highly resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. It is becoming an important processing variety.
Apple Tree, Malus 'Idared'
Peach Tree, Prunus 'Starfire'
A promising variety from the Stellar®Series, ripening in the Redhaven season. Fruit is brilliant red, very firm, with excellent quality. The tree is winter hardy, productive and resistant to bacterial spot.
Tree Shelters & Mats
Tubex 5’Advancing Growth Tree shelters for Trees ~ Includes shelter, bird net, PA oak stake, and VisPore tree mat.
Wildlife Food & Shelter Mix
Dwarf Sorghum/Red Milo, White Proso Millet, Indian grass, Common Sunflower, Switchgrass, Big Bluestem, Partridge Pea, Panicleleaf Tick-trefoil
This combination of annual milo, millet and sunflower provides excellent first-year coverage for pheasants and migrating birds on well-drained, upland soils. It is also a companion crop for the warm season grasses and partridge pea, which create perennial food and shelter for all types of wildlife. Seed in full sun in the spring in tilled or disturbed soils. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of the mix will not.
Seeding Rate: 30 lbs. per acre; 1 oz. per 90 sq. ft.
Showy Northeast Native Wildflower & Grass Mix
Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, Virginia Wildrye, Purple Coneflower, Partridge Pea, Black-eyed Susan, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Butterfly Milkweed, Tall White Beardtongue, Marsh Blazing Star, Smooth Blue Aster, Orange Coneflower, Ohio Spiderwort, Golden Alexanders, New England Aster, Aromatic Aster, Wild Bergamot, Wild Senna, Narrowleaf Mountain Mint, Gray Goldenrod, Zigzag Aster, Early Goldenrod, Yellow False Indigo, Hairy Beardtongue, Maryland Senna
Seeding Rate: 20 lbs. per acre; 1 oz. per 136 sq. ft.
The native wildflowers and some grasses provide a gorgeous display of color from spring to fall. Designed for upland sites with well-drained soils and full sun to semi-shaded areas; ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.