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Wild Senna 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: $10.95
Spicebush 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. Female bushes bear 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: $10.95
Wild Hydrangea Wild Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

Medium sized shrub with clusters of lacy white flowers. Excellent choice for planting in groups along edge habitat 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: $10.95
Buttonbush Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Shrub. Showy white flowers borne in spherical clusters draw numerous pollinators. Bees use nectar for making honey, seeds feed wildlife. Great for borders, rain gardens or as a specimen plant, even erosion control. Larval host plant for a number of species of Lepidoptera. Prune to desired shape. 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: $10.95
Eastern Redbud Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

In spring Redbud is often loaded with purplish-pink blooms that support pollinators at a critical time of year. Leaves are heart-shaped and tree has graceful spreading form. Larval host plant for Henry's Elfin butterfly and several species of moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: prefers Part Sun
Soil: Average
Height: to about 30 feet
Blooms: April
Flowers: Pink

Price: $10.95
Elderberry Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry is a good choice for use in a hedge row, border or when planted for wildlife. 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: $10.95
Rose Mallow Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Although not a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush but dies back to the ground each winter. Rose Mallow flowers are large, 4" to 6" across and showy. Ideal for a rain garden, hummingbird garden, or grouped along a patio, pond or ditch. Trim to desired height. 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: $10.95
Strawberry Bush Strawberry Bush

Euonymus americanus

Well behaved shrub producing showy fall fruits with hot pink capsules and dangling orange-red fleshy arils. Fall foliage is a wonderful crimson attached to the bright green stems. Attracts birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Blooms: May-June
Flowers: Green-Yellow

Price: $10.95
Ninebark Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Clusters of white-pink spirea-like flowers bloom in spring, pink fruit (pictured) and exfoliating bark in fall & winter give this shrub multi-season appeal. Good for erosion control, specimen & hedges. Larval host to many (40) native Lepidoptera.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 5 to 8 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $10.95
Carolina Rose Carolina Rose

Rosa carolina

Fragrant pink 2" wide flowers are followed by red hips in late summer. Best used in full sun & 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: $10.95
Shrubby Saint John's Wort 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: $10.95
Virginia Sweetspire Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Delightful mounding shrub with arching stems that produce drooping fragrant racemes of white flowers. Excellent for rain gardens, border, or adjacent to a pond or stream. Can sucker to form colonies.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: June-July
Flowers: White

Price: $10.95
Witch Hazel Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Winter interest provided by clusters of flowers appearing very late in the year. Showy & fragrant, these flowers have 4 ribbon-like yellow petals. Excellent for a use in a woodland garden or as a hedge, screen or border. Also good for erosion control.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Blooms: October to December
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $10.95
New Jersey Tea New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

Shrub with a rounded form, fragrant flowers that attract hummingbirds and yellow-green stems in winter. Deep roots makes this plant drought-tolerant but difficult to transplant.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: May to July
Flowers: Creamy white

Price: $10.95
Carolina Buckthorn Carolina Buckthorn

Rhamnus caroliniana

Also known as Indian Cherry, this small tree abounds with ornamental features & despite the common name, bears no thorns. The air is a-buzz with the sound of pollinators when flowering. Glossy green leaves are ornamental as is the fall fruit which turn from red to black. Fruit provides food for birds at a critical time of year. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

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

Price: $10.95
Steeplebush Steeplebush

Spiraea tomentosa

A good choice for a low hedge, in a rain garden or adjacent to a stream or lake. Pretty pink terminal flower spikes bloom in late summer. Trim in winter or early spring as flowers occur on new wood. Spreads by suckers. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Blooms: July to Sept
Flowers: Pink

Price: $10.95
Winterberry Holly Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata

There are separate male and female plants. A male plant is needed for the female to produce fruits. Bright red fruits remain on plant after leaves are shed in autumn providing cheerful winter interest. Berries help support birds in winter.

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

Price: $10.95
Red Mulberry Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

Fruits are a bird favorite. This plant can proliferate by self-seeding & consider planting away from surfaces which stain from fruit, such as a sidewalk. Male and female typically occur on separate plants. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Height: 35 to 50 feet
Soil: Average
Blooms: March to April

Price: $10.95
American Hazelnut American Hazelnut

Corylus americana

Tall, multi-stemmed shrub producing edible nuts. Both male and female flowers occur on the same plant. Fall color varies from bright combinations to a dull yellow. Spreads by root suckers.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 10 to 16 feet
Blooms: March to April

Price: $10.95
Red Chokeberry Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Large multi-stem shrub with bountiful spring flowering followed by crimson berries that hang on into winter and brilliant red fall foliage. Best flowering in full sun. Excellent for hedges, borders, water's edge, or as a specimen. Suckers. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Blooms: April

Price: $10.95
Oakleaf Hydrangea Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Ornamental shrub with multi-season interest. Showy flowers are good cut or dried. Nice fall color and exfoliating bark is attractive in winter. Prune in spring if winter damage occurs.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Blooms: May to July

Price: $10.95
Round-fruited Saint John's Wort Round-fruited Saint John's Wort

Hypericum sphaerocarpum

Looking for a low-maintenance, low ground cover for a full sun, hot & possibly dry, contained situation? Ideal for a median strip, island in a parking area, etc. We have seen very few weeds come up in our raised bed with this lovely, cheerful ground cover.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry to Medium
Height 1.5 to 2.5 feet
Blooms: June to July

Price: $10.95
American Spikenard American Spikenard

Aralia racemosa

Although an herbaceous perennial, the growing season form would pass as a shrub at 3 to 5 feet tall and mounding. Excellent as a specimen with interesting flowers in summer and berries for birds in fall. Best placed in intermediate light, away from strong winds. Rhizomatous.

Light: Full sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: June to August

Price: $10.95
American Snowbell American Snowbell

Styrax americanus

Known for it's showy pendulous white flowers with reflexed petals. Grows in medium soil and wet areas. Trim to shape like a small tree or shrub. Host plant for the Promethea moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 6 to 10 feet
Blooms: April to May

Price: $10.95
Appalachian Mock Orange Appalachian Mock Orange

Philadelphus inodorus

Multi-stemmed shrub with clusters of mildly fragrant 1"-2" white flowers with 4 petals & yellow stamens. Good native alternative to invasive Japanese privet, it can be used for foundation plantings, hedges, & for privacy screens. Trim back after flowering.

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Soil: Medium
Height: to 10 feet & as wide
Blooms: April to May
Flowers: Creamy white with yellow stamens

Price: $10.95