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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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
Eastern Redbud Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

In spring Redbud is fully 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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
Hop Tree Hop Tree

Ptelea trifoliata

Also known as Wafer Ash, it is a large shrub useful for an informal hedge or privacy screen. Interesting fruits are clusters of 1" discs. It is a host plant for the Giant Swallowtail butterfly. Look for tiny brown eggs or tiny "bird droppings" in late summer (see photo).

Light: Part to Full Shade
Soil: Dry to Average
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Flowers: June
Blooms: White, not showy

Price: $9.25
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: $9.25
Hoary Mock Orange Hoary Mock Orange

Philadelphus intectus

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. (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
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: $9.25
Mountain Pepperbush 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 colored. Clump-forming via suckers. In nature found in rich mountain woods & along streams. Grown from KY-source seed.

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 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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
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: $9.25
Tupelo Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica

Also called Black Gum and Sour Gum, this tree turns a stunning scarlet red in the fall. Flowers are an excellent source of nectar for bees. Fruit on female plants attract birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 30 to 50 feet
Soil: Average to Moist

Price: $9.25