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2012 Plant List

We don't routinely bring every type of plant we carry to every event, so if there is a specific plant you want and you're planning to come to a specific event to shop with us, please call ahead so that we'll be sure to bring the plant(s) you're looking for.

*We reserve the right to change these prices--up or down--as necessary to reflect our production costs throughout the season.



Vines:

 

Hardy kiwi, Arctic Beauty (male or female) – 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

Actinidia kolomikta, Arctic Beauty. Vine needs strong support, but will produce up to 100 lbs of fruit a year. Needs both male and female to produce (I sell both).  Highly ornamental—green, pink & white foliage!  Fruit (from the female vine, only) is about the size of a very large grape and tastes just like the larger kiwi, except they’re hairless. Male will pollinate up to 8 females.

Hardy kiwi, Ken’s Red (female) – 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

Actinidia arguta, Ken’s Red. Bears good crops of very large, sweet, and tasty fruit. A cross of two species of Hardy Kiwi, Ken's Red fruit has reddish purple skin and flesh. Fruit has smooth skin that turns a beautiful red when ripe. Flavor of the fruits are mild, but very sweet. Attractive fruit for produce markets. This is a low chill variety. USDA Zones 6a-9b. Pollinator is Hardy Kiwi 74-32 (male). (I sell both.)

Hardy Kiwi, Red Beauty (female) - 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

A female productive vine of A. kolomikta. The foliage produces a reddish cast and is attractive in the summer but becomes showier when autumn approaches. Plants are hardy to -40°F and productive, producing small, but tasty fruit. The pollinator to use for Red Beauty is Arctic Beauty. USDA Zones 3a-7b.

Hardy Kiwi, 74-32 (male) – 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

An early flowering male. Use for females 74-49, Dunbarton Oaks, #5, Ken’s Red and Cordifolia. USDA Zones 5b-7b.

Hardy Kiwi, Meader (male) – 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

An A. arguta male vine for pollinating with Geneva varieties and Issai. USDA Zones 5a-7b.

Hardy Kiwi, Geneva (female) – 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

A vigorous A. Arguta vine tested at Geneva, New York Experiment Station. It is extremely hardy and will produce delicious, smooth-skinned, medium-sized fruit. Should be pollinated with male Meader Kiwi.  Zones 5a-7b.

Passion vine – 1 gallon pot @ $8.00

Passiflora caerulea, Becky’s Blue & White. Perennial, but this variety is hardy only to zone 8, so should be brought in for the winter (the garage is fine). May survive some winters in OK—especially if grown against a south wall and mulched well in the fall. Passion fruit has a unique tropical flavor.

Akebia/Chocolate vine  - 1 gallon pot @ $10.00

Akebia quinata. Very ornamental vine! Flowers are dark burgundy-purple & smell like chocolate. Fruit is tropical tasting and mild. Vigorous vine.


Brambles: 

Individually priced

 

Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry – 1 gallon @ $10.00

 'Triple Crown' is a trailing Blackberry that will bear consistent lg fruit yields year after year. Fruits ripen to a juicy sweet flavor; you can harvest and enjoy eating the large black beauties everyday for over 30 days. Plant is semi-erect & thornless and bears very large, flavorful fruit. Strong canes can support many pounds of fruit without trellising. Best grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Intolerant of wet soils, raised beds should be considered in areas with heavy clay soils. Plants are perennial but canes are biennial, so after canes have fruited, they should be pruned to the ground to make room for new canes.

Navaho Thornless Blackberry – 1 gallon @ $10.00

 ‘Navaho' is a consistent taste-test winner in blackberry research trials. It’s also renown for its disease-resistance attributes and its berry size and generous production. If you’re only going to plant one kind of berry in Oklahoma, choose a blackberry….and if you’re only going to plant one kind of blackberry, make it a Navaho! See Triple Crown Blackberry listing for care requirements.

Thornless Boysenberry  – 1 gallon @ $10.00

A cross between blackberry & raspberry—delicious flavor! Needs regular watering (like raspberries). Very sweet and juicy with fewer seeds than blackberry. Makes terrific pies and jellies! Allow the Boysenberry canes to grow to a height of 18-30" the first year and then prune a few inches to form a stocky, upright bush, which will hold a crop without trellising. Boysenberries are easily grown and very productive. Rich, luscious, wine colored berries. With no thorns, they're easy to pick.

Groundcover Raspberries - 1 gallon @ $8.00 - Rubus x stellarcticus
   
A low-growing herbaceous groundcover growing to about 5" tall. Spreading by rhizomes, this thornless raspberry makes a thick mat of bright green trifolate leaves. In late spring, 1" pinkish purple flowers appear and the red fruits will appear in the middle of summer. As the fruits ripen, the sweet aroma of raspberries will fill the air. Showy in the fall as well, with brilliant shades of red & burgundy. At least two different cultivars should be planted to ensure fruit-set. We carry the varieties Anna, Beta, Valentina, and Sophia (selected by Dr. Gunny Larssen in Sweden for flavor, plant vigor, fruit quality & hardiness). Zones 1-7.  These plants should be planted in the coolest spot in your yard--perhaps on the north side of the house or under a densely-shaded tree canopy.

Currants & Gooseberries:

Individually priced

 

Gooseberries & currants are rich in the number of different nutrients they provide. They contain high amounts of Vitamin C along with other nutrients like Vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. We’re just finding out what a rich source of antioxidants they (and many other native fruits) are.  A single gooseberry contains more than 500 mg of Vitamin C—more than oranges.

Currants and gooseberries are best grown in organically rich, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soil. In Oklahoma, they prefer some afternoon shade and will need supplemental water in the summer months—drip irrigation (a soaker hose) works best—as needed to keep soils uniformly moist. Avoid overhead watering as it spreads fungal diseases. Plants are self-fertile. Space 3' apart. Prune as needed during the dormant season. It is generally recommended that stems older than 3 years be removed as older canes don't put on much fruit. May take 4-5 years for plants to become well established and reach full fruit-bearing potential. Currants and gooseberries both appreciate protection from strong winter winds and shouldn't be planted in frost pockets. They both need a good organic mulch for the root zone.

 

Currant, Clove (Golden Currant/Buffalo Currant) – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Ribes aureum.  Native to eastern Oklahoma, Clove currant is named for the scent of its yellow spring flowers. An adaptable plant, it will grow in most soil types, and in sun or partial shade.  Will spread by underground rhizome—especially when given ideal growing conditions. Drought tolerant, but will thrive in moister soils. Fruit is eaten in desserts, jellies, sauces and pies. The fruit can also be dried for winter use and are fairly large and flavorful. The fruit is borne in clusters of 2” long clusters and individual fruits are about 5mm in diameter. Flowers, when eaten raw, have a very sweet flavor. 7’ tall, erect & spreading.  Plants can harbor a stage of white pine blister rust, so should not be grown in the vicinity of pine trees. Native to the western U.S. Outstanding red fall color.

Currant, Red Lake – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Large, deep red berries. Popular high-yield variety on a shrub, that forms a decorative hedge even when not in fruit. 'Red Lake' has a long ripening season beginning in late spring and continuing into the summer months. Some of the many uses of the fruit are jam, jelly, syrup, wine and pastry. The red berries also attract many kinds of birds. The Red Lake berries are packed with an intense flavor jelly makers love. Often bears full-bodied fruit the first year after planting. Yields are reliably large; self-pollinating.

Gooseberry, Black Velvet - 1 gallon @ $10.00

The Champagne of Gooseberries. The deep purple fruits are the size of seedless grapes. They are very vigorous in growth. Flavor is very good to excellent when vine-ripened. Black Velvet has won awards for its superb qualities. USDA Zones 4-8

Gooseberry, Pixwell – 1 gallon @ $20.00

'Pixwell' is practically thorn-free and makes delicious pies & tasty preserves. The fruit hangs on slender stems an inch below the branches where they’re easy to pick — hence 'Pixwell'. Pixwell is very hardy and does well in average soil. Medium sized, oval shaped fruit. It has pale green color becoming pink when fully ripe. Leaves turn purple in the fall. This variety is mildew resistant. 4 to 6 feet tall. This is a very productive plant that is self-fruitful and should bear the first year after planting. 'Pixwell' is too tart for fresh eating but great for jams and jellies. It produces white flowers in the spring, followed by fruit on old wood in mid-Summer. Gooseberries may lose their leaves in the summer in Oklahoma, but will leaf out again in the spring.


 

Shrubs:

 

American Hazelnut/Filbert – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Corylus americana. Easy-to-crack, small, sweet kernels. Can be used as a shrub-like landscape plant. Likes well-drained, loamy soil, full sun or light shade. Grows to 18', 15' spread. (Plant two trees for pollination) Sun or partial shade. Will spread by root if you allow it.

Autumn Olive – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Elaegnus umbellata. A large shrub (14’ x 14’) that can grow in a very wide variety of soil conditions and fixes nitrogen in soil. The fruit may be eaten raw or cooked. Juicy and pleasantly acid, they are tasty raw and can also be made into jams, preserves etc. The fruit must be fully ripe before it can be enjoyed raw, if even slightly under-ripe it will be quite astringent. The fruit contains about 8.3% sugars and 4.5% protein. The vitamin C content is about 12mg per 100g. Mature bushes in the wild yield about 650g of fruit over 2 - 3 pickings. The harvested fruit stores for about 2 weeks at room temperature. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and contains a single large seed. The seed may also be eaten raw or cooked. It can be eaten with the fruit though the seed case is rather fibrous.

Beach Plum – 1 gallon @ $8.00

Prunus maritima.  8’ tall & wide. Fruit is eaten raw or dried or used in jams, jellies, and desserts. Fruit quality varies according to the plant and its location; the best specimens are highly sought after in local markets.  Needs full sun and good drainage (its native habitat is sandy beaches), but is quite adaptable and works well as erosion control. Thrives in a well-drained moisture retentive loamy soil, doing well in a slightly sweet (lime) soil. May sucker. Heavy producer.

Blackhaw Viburnum – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Viburnum prunifolium. Large shrub or small tree 24’ tall x 16’ wide.  Oklahoma native shrub. Fruit has a thin dry flesh with a sweet taste. The fruit is somewhat variable in size and quality, the best forms are nice raw while others are used for making preserves etc. The taste is best after a frost. The ovoid fruit is about 17mm long and contains a single large seed. Very adaptable shrub. Full sun to partial shade.

Blueberry, "Legacy" – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Many blueberries are either suited for northern climates or for southern climates and either one is sometimes stressed by the heat or cold of Oklahoma’s summers and winters. Legacy’s “zone” requirements straddle Oklahoma’s temperature range perfectly (Zones 5-8), however—able to deal with both our hot summers and our cold winters.  A highbush type cultivar, Legacy plants are of high vigor, growing mostly upright to 6 feet at maturity. Consistently high yields.  Medium fruit size. Flavor of the fruits is sweet with very low acidity. The flavor is superior to most other cultivars. Fruits are of high quality, being very firm with a small stem scar. Keeps well in refrigeration. Resistant to stem canker, leaf, root and fungal diseases. Adaptable to many soil types, even the clays. Good drought resistance, though will still need supplemental water in Oklahoma summers.

Blueberry, "Bluecrop" - 1 gallon @ $10.00

Blue Crop is the leading early-mid season highbush cultivar in the U.S. Height is 4-6' tall at maturity and is upright in stature. Yield is consistent, ranging from 10 to 20 lbs per plant at maturity, depending upon cultural care. Fruit size is large, with 65 berries per cup. Berry quality is firm, picking scar is small, and berries are bright blue and are borne in clusters, making picking easy. Beautiful fall color. Very hardy and drought resistant.  Zones 4-7.

“Bounty” Plum – 1 gallon @ $8.00 / 2 gallon @ $15.00

Prunus nigra ‘Bounty’. To 15'. Medium size shrub or small tree; excellent for windbreaks and wildlife plantings. Selected for large, flavorful fruit which may be eaten fresh or used in pies, preserves, or dried for later use. Flowers white mid-May with yellow or red fruit in late summer. Fruit up to 1 1/4" diameter. Bears early. Good fall color. Good pollinator for other plums. Open, spreading canopy. Can be trained as a tree or shrub.

Carolina Allspice/Common Sweetshrub– 1 gallon @ $10.00

Calycanthus floridus. 4’ to 7’ tall and 7’ wide.  Full sun, but tolerant of partial shade. Likes moist, rich soils best. Beautiful aromatic flowers and foliage. The aromatic bark is used as a substitute for cinnamon.

Cherry, Hansen Bush – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Prunus besseyi. Beautiful flowering shrubs and a virtual "Cherry Factory," especially when two or more are planted for pollination. They bloom in the spring, followed in the summer with 1/2" purple-black cherries for eating from the bush, preserves or pies. Plant 2' apart for a cherry hedge. Drought resistant. Sixteen quarts of sweet cherries from a single, 3-year old bush. 

Chokeberry (Black) – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Aronia melanocarpia. Very flavorful and incredibly productive, it is used for juices, jams, soft drinks and wines. Excellent red fall foliage. Beautiful and easy to grow, Aronia is bound to become a staple in American backyards, as it has in Eastern Europe, where it is widely consumed. The handsome, disease resistant bushes have dark green, oval foliage and grow about 5'-6' tall with an equal spread. Charming white spring flowers develop into clusters of glossy, round, violet-black berries with a strong, tart flavor that comes from extremely high flavonoid/anti-oxidant content. Fruit is naturally high in vital vitamins and minerals, and in fall, the foliage changes to striking red. Although Aronia is native to the eastern U.S, the best varieties were bred in Europe. Plants are self-fertile and can be spaced 4-6' apart, or 3' for a hedge.

Chokecherry – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Prunus virginiana. To 25'. Racemes of white flowers, red to purple fruit good for jelly and syrup. Gives good display of autumn color. Drought and heat tolerant. Common Chokecherry is a large, shade-tolerant shrub that naturalizes to form upright groves. Attractive white spring flower clusters followed by red fruits that ripen to purple.  Edible raw when VERY mature, or earlier if dried or cooked into pies, jellies, etc. Very nutritious, it was added to pemmican by native peoples. Bark and twigs are used in teas. [Note: the seeds of most Prunus species are poisonous if eaten in large enough quantities.]

Chokecherry, “Schubert” – 1 gallon @ $12.50

Prunus virginiana ‘ Schubert’. To 25'. Seed propagated stock having approximately 60-70% true-to-type plants with purple leaf color. New growth emerges green, turning reddish purple to deep purple. Racemes of white flowers, red to purple fruit excellent for jelly and syrup. Gives good display of autumn color. Drought and heat tolerant. Chokecherry is a large, shade-tolerant shrub that naturalizes to form upright groves. Attractive white spring flower clusters followed by red fruits that ripen to purple.  Edible raw when VERY mature, or earlier if dried or cooked into pies, jellies, etc. Very nutritious, it was added to pemmican by native peoples. Bark and twigs are used in teas. [Note: the seeds of most Prunus species are poisonous if eaten in large enough quantities.]

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Cornus mas. 20' tall x 15’ wide. One of the earliest to bloom with masses of small yellow flowers. Specimen shrub, hedge, or windbreak. Can be trained to create a small tree, if desired. Outstanding four season ornamental with fall color, edible 3/4" bright scarlet fruit. Fruit may be eaten raw, dried, or cooked into preserves. Fruit is juicy/pulpy with a mild, plum-like flavor and texture when ripe and contains one seed. Seeds may be roasted, ground, and used as a coffee substitute.

Elderberry, common – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Sambuscus canadensis. Elderberries are great ornamental shrubs. Creamy white cluster of flowers during the mid-summer, followed by large racemes of black fruit with the foliage eventually changing from deep green to burgundy in the autumn. Nutraceuticals in the fruits are available in large quantities. The natural chemicals are known to improve the immune system to help fight viruses, not only in humans but birds that are susceptible to certain viruses. Clusters of fruits will vary from 3 to 6” in diameter containing numerous amounts of small fruits. Plants' growth varies, but will be approximately 8 to 12 feet tall & wide. Has a tendency to want to spread at the base, but mowing will keep it under control. May be used as a pollinator for improved varieties.

Elderberry, Johns – 1 gallon @ $15.00

Sambuscus canadensis. Johns is a named cultivar known for its larger fruits with clusters; at minimum 5 inches in diameter. Plants are vigorous, growing 10 feet tall. Needs 1 wild Elderberry to pollinate 12 Johns.

Fig, Chicago Hardy – 1 gallon @ $15.00; 2 gallon @ $25.00

Ficus carica. This is one of the most prolific figs to grow in cold areas of the northern U.S. The fall fruits are born on the new canes that grow during the summer, a plant with 4 new stem growths can produce up to 150 purplish brown figs. The figs are of excellent flavor. Stem hardy to 10 degrees F (-20 degrees C), root hardy to -20 degrees F (-28˚ C). 8’ tall and wide.

Nannyberry – 1 gallon @ $10.00; 2 gallon @ $20.00

Viburnum lentago. Large shrub or small tree, depending upon how it is pruned. 30’ tall x 16’ wide. Need at least 2 to pollinate.  Fruit may be eaten raw, cooked or dried and may be best after a frost. Some sources consider the better specimens of this shrub to be among the best-tasting native fruits. Adaptable to a variety of soils, but needs regular moisture. In its native habitat, it grows in rich soils along woodland borders, edges of streams etc.; it is also found on rocky hillsides

Plum, Sand – 2 gallon @ $20.00; 1 gallon @ $10.00

Prunus angustifolia. Fruit is used for making jam, jelly, and wine. Forms thickets from root suckers. 3 to 4 feet high x 4 to 6 feet wide. Fruits are bright red or orange with a whitish film and three-quarters to one inch long. They mature in late June or July and persist to mid-August. Grows naturally on sandy soils, but will also perform well when planted on heavier clay-loam soils.

Rosa rugosa (Rose) – 1 gallon @ $10.00

This is a rugged, disease-free variety of rose that produces very large hips, while also producing beautiful fragrant flowers.  Rose hips are very high in vitamin C, though care should be taken not to eat the hairs that surround the seeds inside the hip as they may irritate the mouth. Rose hips make excellent jelly, too. Note that this rose can be quite thorny. Flower is pink on this variety.

Rosa rugosa ‘Rubra’ – 1 gallon @ $10.00

A red version of the hardy rugosa rose (see above).

Serviceberry, Allegheny – 1 gallon @ $ 10.00

Amelanchier laevis. 35’ tall x 20’ wide—a small tree or very large shrub. Serviceberry fruit is commercially popular in Canada for fresh market, u-pick and preserves. New spring foliage tinged purple followed by masses of white blooms and dark purple edible fruit. Delicious blueberry-like fruit is borne in June & July. Fall colors red-purple to orange-yellow. Shrubby habit when young grows into a medium size tree. Provides wildlife with browse, cover and fruit production. Adaptable in many soils, though it may require supplemental moisture to really thrive. Serviceberry is one of my favorite native fruits—if I can only get to them before the birds do!

Serviceberry, Lamarcki – 1 gallon @ $12.50

Amelanchier Lamarcki. 25’ x 10’. Clusters of white spring blooms followed by dark purple, edible berries in June & July. Colorful pubescent new leaves emerge coppery before turning dark green. Striking orange to bronze fall color. Upright, shrubby habit. Adaptable in many soils, but may require supplemental moisture to thrive. Full sun to part (dappled) shade & may do best in Oklahoma with afternoon shade.

Serviceberry, ‘Robin Hill’ – 1 gallon @ $12.50

Amelanchier grandiflora. (Apple Serviceberry)  Serviceberry has a fruit that looks like a blueberry and tastes like a cross between a blueberry and an almond. The pink flower buds of 'Robin Hill' Serviceberry distinguish it from other native serviceberry selections. 'Robin Hill' Serviceberry has an upright habit that makes it a good choice for street plantings or other settings where a small, attractive tree is desired.

Serviceberry, Apple – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Amelanchier x grandiflora (Apple Serviceberry).  Like “Robin Hill” selection above, but with white blooms. 30’ tall x 12’ wide. Brilliant fall color in shades of yellow to deep red. Outstanding display of white spring blooms, sweet edible fruit. Grows into a large shrub or small tree. Natural hybrid of A. arborea x A. laevis. Very popular ornamental with wildlife and landscape value.

Serviceberry, Saskatoon – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Amelanchier alnifolia. Usually considered the best serviceberry for fruit production, the Saskatoon is also very ornamental. Beautiful fall colors: burgundy-red, orange, purple, yellow. Grows to about 10 to 15’ tall and 8-10’ wide. Adaptable in all soils, but prefers regular moisture. Full sun to part shade and may benefit from afternoon shade in many parts of Oklahoma. Fruit can be dried and used as raisins and is rich in iron and copper. The leaves may be used as a tea substitute.

Serviceberry/Shadblow/Juneberry – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Amelanchier canadensis. Large shrub or small tree growing 20-25’.  Often pruned like a river birch—like a multi-stemmed small tree (suckers at base). Naturally occurs in wet sites, bogs, and swamps. Full sun; prefers wet sites. Masses of white, early spring flowers before leaves. Ornamental and edible fruit, bright yellow to red autumn foliage, multiple season landscape value. Shrubby, small tree habit good for specimen use, background screening, wildlife browse and cover. Fruit used fresh, for cooking and in preserves.

Siberian Peashrub – 1 gallon @ $7.00

Caragana aborescens. To 18'. Bright yellow May flowers. Excellent screen or windbreak, livestock forage, nitrogen fixer, erosion control. Drought tolerant. A legume, the seeds and seed pods of this plant are both edible when cooked. Mild-flavored, they are best used with spices. The seed is a good source of healthy oils and of protein. Young pods may be cooked and used as a vegetable.  This fast-growing shrub should be planted more widely! Full sun.

Spice Bush – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Lindera benzoin.  9’ tall x 9’ wide.  The young leaves, twigs, and fruit contain an aromatic essential oil and make a very fragrant tea. The twigs are best gathered when in flower as the nectar adds considerably to the flavor. The dried and powdered fruit is used as a substitute for the spice 'allspice'. The fruit is about the size of an olive. The leaves can also be used as a spice substitute. The new bark is pleasant to chew. Shrub requires moist soil, but is otherwise not picky.

Trees:

(seedlings)

Black Cherry / Rum Cherry – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Prunus serotina. Fast-growing tree to 60’ tall and 25’ wide at maturity. Native to OK, it needs full sun and some regular watering. The fully-ripe fruit can be eaten raw or cooked in pies, jellies, etc., though it should not be eaten if it is unripe/bitter. The fruit is about 9mm in diameter and has one large seed. The bark is also used commercially as a flavoring in soft drinks, syrups, and baked goods and historically it was used widely as a medicinal. The wood is prized as a furniture wood. Foliage is toxic to grazing livestock, particularly when wilted.

Blackhaw Viburnum

See listing under "Shrubs".

Chestnut, Chinese (seedling) – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Castanea mollissima. To 60', Zone 4. Blight resistant, very ornamental, spreading tree. Edible 1" nuts. Two trees required for pollination. Intolerant of alkaline soil. Important wildlife value. Spiny/spikey outer shell.

Date Plum (Persimmon) – 1 gallon @ $12.50

Diospyros lotus. 70’ tall x 30’ wide. Full sun to part shade. Moist, well-drained soil. The fruit is mentioned in Homer’s “Odyssey”; it is the lotus that made Odysseus’ men forget their homeland Ithaca while they were in the land of the “lotus eaters.” Ancient Greeks esteemed this fruit highly and called it “the fruit of the gods”. Attractive ornamental tree bearing 1" edible fruit on female trees (only). Pollinator required for fruit. Dark glossy green leaves, small reddish to greenish flowers, followed by yellowish fruit turning black when ripe. In the persimmon family, this fruit has an exquisitely rich flavor when it is fully ripe (almost at the point of going bad), but it is likely to be harsh and astringent before then. It is best to wait until after a frost to harvest the fruit. The fruit can be dried, when it acquires a date-like flavor. Fruits are about the size of a large cherry and turn from yellow to blue-black when fully ripe. Used as a rootstock for the less-hardy Japanese persimmons.

Linden, Littleleaf / Small Leafed Lime – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Tilia cordata. A beautiful street-tree, Tilia cordata is native to much of Europe and western Asia. Young leaves make an excellent salad or sandwich filling. A very acceptable chocolate substitute can be made from a paste of the ground-up flowers and immature fruit. A popular herb tea is made from the flowers--it has a sweet, fragrant pleasant flavor. [Note: use young flowers only as old flowers may cause narcotic effect.] Sap, harvested in the spring, is sweet and can be used as a drink or concentrated into a syrup. In the countries of Central Europe and the former Yugoslavia, linden flowers are a traditional herbal remedy (linden flower tea), considered to be of value as an anti-inflammatory in a range of respiratory problems: colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, cough and others. May need summer watering; not particularly drought tolerant. 50-60’ tall. Zones 3-7. PFAF edibility rating ***** Great tree for bees! 

May Day Tree / Berg Red Leaf Tree / Bird Cherry– 1 gallon @ $15.00

Prunus padus. To 18'.  Outstanding small tree. Leaves emerge green turning to dark red-purple, nice contrast with clusters of white spring blooms, followed by small dark red fruit. Fruit is used for jam and preserves; bark is used to make tea. Young leaves may be cooked and eaten as a vegetable; flowers may be eaten raw. Fruit may be eaten raw, but do not consume the seed if it is too bitter as it may have cyanide (as do most members of the prunus species).

Mulberry, Red – 1 gallon @ $8.00

Morus rubra. Fruit may be eaten raw, cooked or made into preserves. Large and sweet with a good flavor, the fruit can be up to 3cm long. The fruit can also be dried and ground into a powder--this is used to make a delicious confection with almonds and other nuts. The fruit is soft and juicy, when fully ripe it falls from the tree and is easily squashed. 50’ tall. Full to partial sun. Prefers moist soil, but quite adaptable (as is evidenced by the fact that it has easily naturalized in Oklahoma).

Mulberry, Russian White – 1 gallon @ $8.00

Morus alba tatarica. Primarily used as a rootstock for grafting named varieties of female mulberries for fruit production, or for wildlife plantings. Seedlings will be either male or female, with females producing fruit that is typically smaller and less flavorful than from grafted varieties, with a longer interval until bearing age compared to grafted female varieties. Originally cultivated by the Chinese for silkworm production about 2800 B.C. , it has naturalized throughout North America. Fruit can be white, red or black. Half on average will be fruitful, half will be nonfruiting males. Some people use Morus alba tatarica to lure birds away from other orchard fruit, as birds are rumored to prefer mulberries.

Oak, Chestnut – 1 gallon @ 12.50

Quercus prinus. 75’ tall at maturity. Produces one of the acorns commonly used to make flour. Either low in tannins or easily processed (leached) to remove them. Excellent choice for poor, rocky sites. Relatively rapid growth rate, spreading canopy. Preferred species for wildlife value. Drought tolerant. Acorn can eaten fresh or dried, ground into a powder and used as a thickening in stews etc or mixed with cereals for making bread. The roasted seed is a coffee substitute. Hardy to zone 5.

Oak, Swamp White – 1 gallon @ $10.00

Quercus bicolor. To 100', Zone 4. One of the faster growing oaks. Forms large canopy, prefers moist sites, some drought and alkaline soil tolerance. Transplants easily. High wildlife and landscape value. Another oak with sweet, easily-leached acorns that can be used as a substitute for wheat-flour. See Chestnut Oak above for more information, however the Swamp Oak prefers more moisture and will grow a little taller.

Pawpaw – 4x4x10" tree pot @ $10.00

Asimina triloba. Also called "The Custard Apple" because of its delicious taste of vanilla custard. The tree grows to about 25 feet and the fruit is 3" - 6" long and grows in clusters like bananas. The plant has the characteristics of a tropical tree. Two plants are needed for pollination. The fruit is used in pastries, ice cream, breads, cookies, etc. The tree is beautiful, pyramidal in structure, with large, glossy leaves. It is a larval host for Zebra Swallowtail butterflies.  Needs some shading the first couple of years, but will fruit better in full sun when older.  Begins bearing fruit at about 5 years of age. All seedlings are from improved varieties from university research trials. I tasted my first “improved” varieties of pawpaws last summer and am now a HUGE fan!!

Persimmon (American Persimmon) – 1 gallon @ $8.00

Diospyros virginiana. Native to Oklahoma, American Persimmon can be grown in a variety of soils, though it prefers some moisture. The richly-flavored orange fruit is safest eaten after the first autumn frost as it may be astringent before then.  Delicious in breads, cakes, ice cream, etc. Fruit is high in vitamin C. Roasted seed may be used as a coffee substitute. 65’ tall. Trees may be male or female and only females produce fruit.

Plum, American - 1 gallon @ $8.00

Prunus americana. Native to Oklahoma, this plum will grow well nearly anywhere in the state. Early spring blooms followed by plums in August or September which are good for fresh eating and make a delicious (and beautiful) jam or jelly. Often found growing in thickets in the wild. Great for erosion-control. May have thorny spurs. Sun or part shade. Zones 5-9. Graceful, open crown to 35' tall.

Serviceberry

We carry a number of different serviceberries--see listings under "Shrubs" above.

Sugar Maple – 2 gallon @ $15.00

Acer saccharum. Sugar Maple is a large shade tree with excellent form. Famous for its prized syrup, Sugar Maples offer fabulous fall color in shades of bright yellow, orange or red. Sugar Maple grows in a variety of soil types but prefers a rich, well-drained soil.



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