Home > Woody Plants
  • Free shipping on all orders!
  • Minimum order is 5 plants.
  • Mix & Match or order 5 of the same species, your choice!
  • All plants are perennial & come in deep 3.5" square by 5" deep pots. We do not sell seed.
  • All plants are nursery propagated in south-central Kentucky & most come from local source seed (see About Us). No plants are harvested from the wild.
  • Shipments are mailed out at the beginning of the work week.
  • Shipping is via Priority Mail 2-Day via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Shipping at this price applies only to the following states:
  • AL Alabama
    AR Arkansas
    DE Delaware
    GA Georgia
    IL Illinois
    IN Indiana
    KY Kentucky
    MD Maryland
    MI Michigan
    MO Missouri
    NC North Carolina
    OH Ohio
    PA Pennsylvania
    SC South Carolina
    TN Tennessee
    VA Virginia
    WI Wisconsin
    WV West Virginia

    • Customers from other states are welcome to phone for separate shipping arrangements. Sorry, we do not ship to California, Alaska, Hawaii or Canada.
Sort By:
Page of 1
Wild Senna

Cassia marilandica, Senna marilandica

Topped with dense clusters of yellow pea-like flowers in mid-summer, Wild Senna makes a great hedge resistant to deer and rabbits. Low-maintenance. Although shrubby in habit and therefore also included under "woody" here, it is an herbaceous perennial as it dies back to the ground each winter. Sought as a pollinator host plant (Sleepy Orange, Orange-barred Sulfur, Cloudless Sulfur, Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies & the Black Witch moth with wingspan to 7"). Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average Moisture
Height: 3-6 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Spicebush

Lindera benzoin

Larval host plant for the black and iridescent-blue Spicebush Swallowtail. The caterpillars are adorable, curling up in a leaf, with "eyes" to deter predators. Spicebush is a shrub that has highly aromatic foliage when crushed and turns a lovely pale yellow in autumn. If female, bush may be covered with bright red fat-rich berries that are highly prized by birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 6 to 12 feet


Price: $9.25
Wild Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

Medium sized shrub with lacy white flower clusters. Excellent choice for planting in groups along a transitional area in a woodland garden. Also good for Rain Gardens and along streams. Host to the nifty Hydrangea Sphinx moth with 2" to 3" wingspan. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Moist
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: June-August
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Shrub. Showy white flowers borne in spherical clusters draw numerous pollinators. Bees use nectar for making honey, seeds feed wildlife. Prune to desired shape. Great for borders, rain gardens or as a specimen plant, even erosion control. Larval host plant for a number of species of Lepidoptera. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Blooms: June-September
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry is a good choice for use as a screen or border. It has fragrant clusters of white flowers and later, loads of purple berries that draw birds in late summer & fall. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose Mallow flowers are large, 4" to 6" across, and showy. Ideal for a Rain Garden, Hummingbird Garden, or grouped along a pond or patio. Trim to desired height. Although NOT a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush but dies back to the ground each winter. A larval host plant to the following butterflies: Common Checkered Skipper, Painted Lady, and Gray Hairstreak. Larval host to the following moths: Yellow Scallop moth, Io moth-very cool, and Pearly Wood Nymph. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: White to Pink with Maroon center

Price: $9.25
Carolina Rose

Rosa carolina

Fragrant pink 2" wide flowers are followed by red hips in late summer. Best used in full sun to avoid mildew on leaves & massed in a border. May sucker to form colonies. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: May
Flowers: Pink

Price: $9.25
Shrubby Saint John's Wort

Hypericum prolificum

Upright shrub tolerant of a wide variety of soil types and good for stabilizing embankments, or creating a boundary or hedge. Flowers to 1" in diameter. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average (but drought-tolerant)
Height: usually 1 to 4 feet
Blooms: June to August
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $9.25
Hoary Mock Orange

Philadelphus intectus

Multi-stemmed shrub with clusters of mildly fragrant 1"-2" white flowers with 4 petals & yellow stamens. Good for foundation plantings, hedges, & for privacy screens. Trim back after flowering. (Pictured is similar species: Scentless Mock Orange.) Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Soil: Average to moist, well-drained
Height: to 10 feet & as wide
Blooms: June to July
Flowers: Creamy white with yellow stamens

Price: $9.25
Possumhaw Viburnum

Viburnum nudum

This under-utilized shrub has multi-season interest. Creamy white flowers in spring give way to drupes turning first red then a waxy dark purple. Lustrous dark green foliage turns a lovely reddish purple in fall.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Height: 5 to 15 feet
Soil: Average to Moist
Blooms: May-June
Flowers: White

Price: $9.25
Mountain Pepperbush

Clethra acuminata

Also called Cinnamon Clethra, this is a larger, more vertical shrub than Coastal Sweet Pepperbush (C. alnifolia). Fragrant racemes of white flowers mature into peppercorn-shaped capsules. Foliage is a glowing golden color in autumn & attractive bark is a peeling reddish-brown or cinnamon color. Clump-forming via suckers. In nature found in rich mountain woods & along streams.

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Height: 10 to 20 feet
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Blooms: Early summer
Flowers: White


Price: $9.25
Carolina Buckthorn

Rhamnus caroliniana

Also known as Indian Cherry, this small tree abounds with ornamental features & despite the common name, bears no thorns. Flowers in May-June attract many pollinators. Produces glossy green leaves and fall fruit ripens from red to black. Fruit provides food for birds at a critical time of year. Fruits are edible. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 10 to 15 feet
Soil: Average

Price: $9.25