Pine Ridge Gardens
....helping restore the earth

Note: Trees, shrubs & vines are planted in a variety of containers, quarts 4x4x5', 1/2 gallons 5 X 5, 3 quart 6 x 5, gallons 6 X 6 & various sizes. A few are in containers too large to ship except by special order -- These are marked Shipping surcharge. The shipping charges on these will be $10.00 to $20.00 (if shipping is to adjoining states) or more for each box shipped. Trees needing a box exceeding 5' will be $30.00 shipping charge per box or more. NP means Nursery Pickup. Generally these cannot be shipped except by special arrangement. Unfortunately you can count that the shipping will probably cost more than the plant
Most plants have perfect flowers – meaning the Male & female parts are in the same flower. Dioecious – monoecious – these two seemingly strange words are the descriptive adjectives to refer to the sexual makeup of some plants. Dioecious meaning the sexes are on separate plants & monoecious meaning one plant has both male & female flowers. Certain families tend to be all Monoecious – such as Oaks, Alders, Birch, Pine. Others are mostly dioecious such as the Olive family, Black gum family, Holly family. And to further complicate things, some plants that are monoecious still need a pollinator plant as they are not self fertile.
Acer leucoderme    Chalk maple Photos
   $30.00 #5  pickup only
Arkansas Native
Shade to part sun Zone 5-9 Family: Aceraceae(syn: Sapindaceae)
Also known as white bark maple, this beautiful small tree grows 25-30' tall. The chalky white or light gray bark is quite attractive. The bark on older trees becomes ridged and blackened near the ground. The 2-3" diameter, lobed leaves, give a spectacular display in the fall with shimmering colors from yellow to vivid orange & deep red.
Acer negundo    Boxelder
Arkansas Native
Zones 2-10 Shade/sun Family: Aceraceae
Fast growing small tree for restoration along creeks, low areas. Can tolerant wet feet or drought, once established.

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets -  and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education.
 -Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
Acer rubrum   Red Maple
$25.00 #4 $40.00 #10   Pickup only
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zone 3-9 Family: Aceraceae(syn: Sapindaceae)
Red maples are such an integral part of the landscape that we should be lost without them. Fall color is quite variable ranging from a buttery yellow to a bright red. Red maple is so named because of the red flowers in late winter.
Acer rubrum 'Summer Red' Summer Red maplePhotos
$30.00 #2 $40.00 #4 nursery pickup for both
Selection of Arkansas Native
Sun Zone:5-9 Family: Aceraceae(syn: Sapindaceae) With its new foliage an outstanding burgandy. Summer Red starts the year beautifully. Then deep green foliage takes over for the summer with varying shades in the fall. Height 40-50 feet. Birds, Butterflies.
For folks who wonder what the # (numbers) mean, briefly
1 Quart is a round pot (almost always) that is 4 1/4 inches across & 4 1/2 inches deep.
3 Quart is a round pot that is  6 1/2 inches deep by 6 inches acrss
#1 is a full gallon pot
#2 is 2 gallon pot
#3 is 3 gallon pot
And so on
Buckeyes are in the family Hippocastanaceae. Valued for their early spring flowers, they are an outstanding source of nectar for early migrating hummingbirds. While in nature, buckeyes are usually understory trees, with some extra moisture the first several years, they do quite well in full sun. PLEASE REALIZE THAT BUCKEYES WILL DEFOLIATE IN LATE SUMMER FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL YEARS.
Aesculus flava Yellow buckeye
  $20.00 #2 Nursery pickup #2
Sun to part shade Zone: 4-8 Family: Hippocastanaceae
Yellow buckeye may reach 50 to 75 feets in time with lovely yellow flowers. Native to Illinois, Kentucky, Tennesee, Mississippi and further east. Yellow buckeye is the largest buckeye native to the U.S. Synonym: Aesculus octandra. Birds, squirrel & other critters - particularly hummingbirds early in the year.
Aesculus glabra - Ohio Buckeye
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart    $20.00  #2    $25.00 #4   $50.00 # 7 -  Nursery pickup on 4 & 7
Shade - part shade - sun Zones 3-10 Family: Hippocastanaceae
Ohio buckeye is usually seen as a small understory tree, however, I have seen some nice specimens grown in full sun. pale creamy colored flowers. The fruit of all buckeyes is poisonous to humans, however squirrels eat it with no harm. Attracts hummingbirds. Can grow in very dry conditions once established.
Aesculus glabra v. arguta     Texas buckeye
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart
Shade - part shade - sun
Texas buckeye is a shrub or shrubby small tree with the typical buckeye flowers. Usually found growing on limestone slopes or sandy open woods. Also known as white buckeye. Zones 6 to 10 at least. Probably colder. Seeds came from Russell Studebaker. Attracts hummingbirds.
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush buckeye.
sold out
Afternoon shade in the south. Zones 4 to 8. Family: Hippocastanaceae A very striking buckeye for landscape use with its cloud of creamy white flower spikes that invite hummingbirds & butterflies. 5 to 10' tall, a suckering shrub that in time can get as wide as it is tall. Some afternoon shade is probably desired for zones 7 & south. Attracts hummingbirds.
Aesculus parviflora v serotina    Bottlebrush buckeye
$15.00 3 Quart
 Full sun to part shade, afternoon shade in the south. Zones 4-8. Family: Hippocastanaceae
Open shrub with a spreading habit & eye-stopping white flower panicles in July well-drained acid soil. Adequate moisture needed. Usual height is from 8 to 12' or so. Bloom time is a couple weeks later than A. parviflora. Attracts hummingbirds.
Aesculus pavia     Red buckeyePhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart pot   $25.00 #4  Nursery pickup  -  larger also available - please inquire
Shade to sun Zones 4-9 Family: Hippocastanaceae
Red buckeye is a lovely understory tree or shrub. With care & extra watering it can also be grown in full sun. The first red buckeye I saw was so outstanding I had to get a closer look. It was grown as a shrub, perhaps cut back every year or so, and was about 3 feet tall. It seemed every branch ended in a mass of red flowers. This can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Native to Arkansas & much of the U.S. with the largest recorded specimen being in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Attracts hummingbirds
When Martin Luther was asked what he would do if he knew he had only one more day to live, he replied "I would plant a tree".

Alnus serrulata    River alder
$25.00 #3  pickup    $30.00 #5     pickup
Arkansas Native
Sun - part shade Zones 5a to 10. Family: Betulaceae
Smooth alder, tag alder are just more of the names applied to this wetland species. Wild crafters often use the fruits of alder to gild & sell as earrings or necklaces. Alders grow quite fast & provide food & nesting for birds & small mammals. Large rain garden plant. Wetland status facw+ for Arkansas
Amelanchier belong to the Rosaceae family. They go by such common names as juneberry, shadblow bush, serviceberry & sarvisberry which is how I knew the plant when I was a child. My grandmother had sarvisberry bushes by the chickenyard fence - it was the variety that is a stoloniferous bush, rather than a tree. I loved to eat the fruit & I'd ask my grandmother (who I called Mama) if she would make a cobbler for me - she'd always say " Yes, if you will pick the berries." So while they are good to eat for people, the birds dearly love them too. Plant enough for them too!
Amelanchier alnifolia    Sarvisberry/Juneberry/Servisberry
  sold out
Sun to 1/2 day sun (preferably full sun)
The sarvisberries are the earliest trees/shrubs to bloom in the wild having white flowers that often have a sweet fragrance. If you want to attract birds, be sure to plant some of these as the delicious fruit is gobbled up quickly by the birds (they make wonderful cobblers if you can get to the fruit first). This species is stoloniferous making a running clump in time. Height is variable up to 15', usually smaller.
Amelanchier canadensis    Shadblow serviceberryPhotos
$25.00 #3  pickup only
Sun/part shade Zones 3-7(8) Family: Rosaceae
Upright suckering shrub from 6 to 20 feet with smooth bark that is gray-brown & mottled with white patches. The fruit is delicious (if you can beat the birds to it).
Amelanchier humilis Low serviceberry
$sold out
Native Sun/part shade Z: 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
Low serviceberry is native to most states north of Arkansas & to the east of Missouri. A stoloniferus variety which produces tasty edible fruits which birds love.
Birds need shelter which thick shrubs help provide, as well as nesting sites & food & water sources. Migrating birds need more than bird feeders. Plant some evergreen shrubs & fruit bearing shrubs & trees.
Amelanchier laevis    Allegheny serviceberry
 sold out
Sun to part shade Zones 5-9 at least Family: Rosaceae
Sarvisberry shrubs or trees are a bird's delight. People too if they get the chance. A. laevis is native to the woods & mountains of Virginia, Georgia & Tennessee. BIRDFOOD
Amelanchier lamarckii    Lamarck serviceberry
  $20.00 #2  Nursery pickup
Sun to part shade Z: Family: Rosaceae
Lamarck serviceberry is thought to be a natural hybrid but botanists are not sure of the parentage.
Amelanchier sp. Serviceberry/Sarvisberry
    $15.00 #1  pickup only
Arkansas Native?
Sun to part shade Z: Family: Rosaceae
This is said to be Amelanchier arborea but since there have been errors in identifying Amelanchier, I wish to wait to see the flowers before confirming it.
Amorpha canescens   lead plantPhotos
Arkansas Native
 $8 quart
Sun to light shade Zones 4-9
When I visited the 'Tall Grass Prairie' in Oklahoma, this lovely leadplant was in full bloom in early June. The spikes of soft lilac were covered with a myriad of butterflies.
Amorpha fruticosa   Lead plant
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart    $18.00 #2 $20.00 #3 $30.00 #5   Nursery pickup on all but 3 Quart size
Sun to light shade Zones 5-10. Family: Fabaceae
This lovely native plant has beautiful pinnate foliage & purple flowers with gold stamens. An airy shrub that is found throughout the SE United States on stream & riverbanks & open woods. 3 to 5' tall. Very adaptable to soil & moisture levels.  Host plant for several of the sulphur butterflies.   Butterflies.
Amorpha nitens   Shining lead plant
Arkansas Native
 $10.00  Quart    $12.00 3 Quart
Shade to Sun Zones 5-9
Typically 4 to 5 feet tall, shining lead plant has flowers that are dark purple with yellow-orange anthers. Also a host plant for several butterflies species. Thanks to Brent Baker for sharing this seed.
Andrachne phyllanthoides   Buck brush
$12.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Shade (some sun) Zone 6-10 at least Family: Euphorbiaceae
I know so little about this plant & so little is written about it, that I had to ask an expert! All I could really find is that Buck Brush is the only woody member of the Euphorbia family that extends this far north, probably a relic left from before the last Tertiary uplift. Anyway, my expert says:" Andrachne phyllanthoides is one of my favorite plants because it is so unusual. Extremely drought tolerant; usually grows on sites having little or no soil. It can get to maybe 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall. A bit of fall color (yellow & pale red). When grown on better sites, with better soil, it is quite attractive."
Aralia spinosa     Hercules club  Devil's walking stick
Arkansas Native
$16.00 4 Quart few larger for pickkup
Part shade to Sun Family: Araliaceae
This spiny landscape specimen is also known as devil's walking stick! As this plant ages, the compound leaves become huge ... often having leaves up to 3 feet long. Abundant fruit the birds love appear in the fall. Since it does sucker, in a small garden it should be restrained by a planting barrier. Native to much of the eastern U.S. & should be hardy to zone 5, perhaps colder.
Aristolochia macrophylla    Bigleaf pipevine
$12.00 Quart pot     
Shade/part shade Family: Aristolochiaceae Syn: Aristolochia durior. My thanks go to Tom Dilatush of Dilatush Nursery for seed that he collected in Virginia & sent to me. We spent several hours in winter talking of plants & such. It is the kindness & thoughtfulness of people like Tom that allow me to have such diverse native specimens. As a reminder, the pipevine swallowtail larvae feeds on the leaves of this vine. Shade/part shade. Extra moisture until well established.
Aristolochia tomentosa    Dutchman's pipevinePhotos
Arkansas Native
$sold out    should be ready again by summer 2017
Shade to part shade Zones 5-9
Dutchman's Pipe is a climbing vine that has unusual flowers that are greenish colored. Lovely heart shaped leaves make a nice cover for a shady arbor. Please be aware that at some times of the year, the plants we have may be ragged & almost bare of leaves. At this time (mid summer) the pipevine caterpillers are munching away at the leaves. Larval food plant for pipevine swallowtail butterfly. Deciduous.
Aronia arbutifolia    Red Chokeberry
Arkansas Native
$12.00 4 quart   nursery pickup
Sun to part shade Zone 4-9 Family: Rosaceae
The fall color of the leaves on red chokeberry is a deep claret red that lasts several months. Red chokeberry is also outstanding for winter fruits. A suckering shrub that usually is 6 to 10' in height & 3-5' width. Birdfood! Wetland status - FACW (Botanists have renamed this Photinia pyrifolia but I choose to stay with the name known by most folks)
Aronia arbutifolia "Brilliantissima"    Red ChokeberryPhotos
Arkansas Native
$20.00 #3 nursery pickup
Sun to part shade Zone 4-9 Family: Rosaceae
Outstanding for winter fruits. Suckering shrub that usually is 6 to 10' in height & 3-5' width. Red chokeberry fruits begin to color nicely about September. Birdfood! (Botanists have renamed this Photinia pyrifolia but I choose to stay with the name known by most folks)
Aronia melanocarpa      Black chokeberry Photos
$75.00 #25
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zone 3-9 Family: Rosaceae
Black chokeberry is another excellent bird attractor providing fruits in fall & also make excellent jelly of dark reddish-purple. Sandy or wet boggy soil is native habitat. Very hardy & ranges from Newfoundland to Missouri. Large specimens available at the nursery Birdfood!(also renamed by botanists to Photinia melanocarpa) Wetland indicator: FAC
Aronia melanocarpa 'Iroquois Beauty'tm PPAF
$sold out
Sun/pt shade Zone 3-9 Family: Rosaceae
Iroquois Beauty was selected for its smaller & more compact size of 3 x 3 feet. Hardy to -40 degrees, Iroquois Beauty has fragrant white spring flowers, is attractive to butterflies; it has black fruits for jellies, jams or the birds & gorgeous fall color. Black chokeberry is native in Arkansas. Can tolerate clay soils & seasonal flooding. Birdfood!(also renamed by botanists to Photinia melanocarpa) Wetland indicator: FAC
Asimina triloba   Paw-PawPhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart     $22.00 #1    Nursery pickup
Shade to part shade Zones 5-9 at least Family: Annonaceae
The leaves, on a well grown mature tree are huge & tropical looking with a very decided odor of green bell peppers when the leaves are crushed. It is a Zebra swallowtail larva food plant. Two trees are generally needed to produce fruit. The native range of pawpaws is from Florida to Texas north to New Jersey, New York & over to southern Iowa & part of Nebraska. May be grown in full sun but special care must be given for the first several years. (Shaded during hottest part of day and plenty of water). If you have tried to grow paw paws in the past from bare root stock & was disapointed, you might want to try again with one that has been grown in a pot from seed.
Azalea -- see Rhodendron
Betula nigra  River Birch
Arkansas Native)
Sold out
Sun to pt shade Zones 4-9 Family: Betulaceae
River Birch develops a peeling bark as it ages, making it striking among trees. Rapid growth that matures between 40 & 70 feet. Host for Mourning cloak butterflys & the seeds are eaten by a multitude of birds.
Bignonia capreolata   Cross Vine
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart
Sun to light shade
Zones 5-9 Family: Bignonaceae Yellow & red colored flowers that hummingbirds love! Full sun to light shade on an arbor, trellis or fence. Native to Illinois, Maryland, and south through Arkansas, LA & Texas, this little known vine deserves greater attention. Semi-evergreen.
Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty' Cross vine
$ sold out
Sun to light shade Zones 5-9 Family: Bignonaceae Tangerine colored flowers almost obliterate the foliage in spring time. Here at the nursery it is growing on an arbor & the hummingbirds go crazy.
Callicarpa americana      Purple Beautyberry Photos
Arkansas Native
 $12.00 3 Quart        $20.00 #3     pickup only  on #3    
Sun - shade Zones 6-10 Family: Verbenaceae
Beautyberry certainly makes a statement in the late fall garden with its brilliant purple (?) fruits that wrap around the stem. Very tough plant being able to handle sun or shade, wet or dry. Birds feast on the berries in late winter when most other fruits are gone. Combine with a white-fruited form for beautiful contrast. Native to Arkansas & Oklahoma, Texas & east to Florida & north to Maryland. Once found in Missouri, the species was exterminated by the water impoundment of Table Rock Dam. Larger available at nursery. BIRDFOOD
Callicarpa americana 'White Beauty' White beautyberryPhotos   
$12.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun - shade Zone 6-11.
This is the white fruited form of the purple beautyberry. While the purple fruited beautyberry is fairly common, this form is quite uncommon. Birds of many kinds eat the fruits late in the year when many other fruits have long since vanished. BIRDFOOD
Plant condition was Excellent. I look forward to ordering more plant material that will aid wildlife.
M. Horst , Missouri
Calycanthus floridus    Carolina allspice/sweet shrub
 $12.00 3 Quart   pickup only
Part shade, afternoon shade Zones 5-10. Family: Calycanthaceae
Carolina allspice, sweet shrub, sweet Betsy are just some of the common names for this native shrub. It has glossy leaves & spicy fragrant reddish brown flowers in early summer. Good fall color.
Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite' ppaf Sweet shrub
$sold out
Native hybrid
Part Sun Zones 5-9 Family: Calycanthaceae
Large shrub 6 to 8 feet with intensely fragrant maroon flowers. Spread to about 6'. Blooms on old wood and is deer resistant. Flowers beginning in summer and reblooming into fall.
Camellia sinensis Tea plant
Not native
Sun/part shade Zones 7-9 Family: Theaceae This evergreen shrub is what tea is made from. It reaches four to six feet and has lovely white to pinkish blossoms. Camellia sinensis seems to like some afternoon shade in the southern states.
Campsis radicans 'Flava' Yellow flowered trumpet creeper
$15.00 #1
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade zones 4-9 Family: Bignoniaceae
Michael Dirr says this is a particularly handsome form of the species/ to him, preferable to the species. Bright yellow flowers on a vine that gets 30 to 40'. In my experience, it is not quite as vigorous as the orange flowered one. Hummingsbirds!!!
"If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost too."
--Carl Linnaeus in Philosophia Botanica--
Carpinus caroliniana     HornbeamPhotos
Arkansas Native
 $12.00 3 quart     $16.00 #2     $28.00 #4 (nursery pickup)
Light shade - afternoon shade Zones 3-10 Family: Betulaceae
Blue beech, also known as musclewood because of the smooth blue gray bark which is fluted & has a serpentine growth. Sometimes known as ironwood for its very hard wood which is used for handles. A small trouble free tree that prefers shady conditions. Fall foliage is usually a clear yellow or orange, sometimes being red. Finches, ruffled grouse & turkeys relish the fruit. The native range of this tree is one of the widest of all our trees; from Ontario to Florida & Texas over thru Mexico. It is excellent for small yards & attracts songbirds to nest in its dense crown.
Carya species are in the family Juglandaceae which is walnut, butternut, hickory & pecan. Given enough time these make large trees. Plant for your children & grandchildren or birds & squirrels of future generations.
Carya aquatica   Water hickory
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart
sun/part shade Zones 6-10 Family: Juglandaceae
An obligate wetland species, water hickory grows in wet clay areas & sloughs & backwater areas where seasonal flooding is common. Birds, squirrels & other wildlife use the nuts.
Carya cordiformis   Bitternut hickory
$12.00 3 Quart $15.00 #1 $18.00 #2  pickup on #2
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 4-9 Family: Juglandaceae
Bitternut hickory can grow to 50-75', sometimes larger. The winter buds of this hickory are a sulphur yellow which makes it easily identifiable from other hickories. Generally a slender tree with a cylindrical crown. Said to be the fastest growing of the hickories. Native to most of the eastern half of the United States.
Carya glabra    Pignut hickory
$15.00 3 Quart $20.00 #1
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 4-9 Family: Juglandaceae
At attractive hickory reaching on average about 50 or 60 feet. Small nuts appear most years in abundance. While faster growing than many hickories, still this should be planted for your grandchildren to enjoy.
Carya illinoensis    Native pecan
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 4-9 Family: Juglandaceae
$ inquire
This is the unimproved little pecan with so much flavor -- if you can get it before wildlife hoards the fruits away. There are a few huge specimens of these trees still left along the Arkansas River that just give me great pleasure to view. These particular trees come from seed from a thoughful customer in Morrilton.
Carya laciniosa    Shellbark hickory
$25.00 #3    pickup only
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 5-10 Family: Juglandaceae
Another hickory with usually shaggy bark. A slow growing medium sized tree with nuts that are sweet & large. Plant one, plant some for future generations.
Carya ovata    Shagbark hickory
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 quart  
Sun to part shade Native to most of the eastern half of the United States, shagbark hickory gets to be a very large tree with gray shaggy bark. Very good tree for the nuts which feed wildlife & people too. Opening leaf buds in spring are as attractive as many flowers, even sometimes mistaken for the. Although 4 years old, these are still less than 12". Plant for your grandchildren ---- or future generations.
Carya texana    Black hickory
Arkansas Native
$sold out
Sun to part shade Zones 6 to 10.
A good small tree to 30' for dry upland soils, found throughout the Ozarks & parts of louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri & into Indiana.
Carya tomentosa     Mockernut hickory
$15.00  3 Quart    
Arkansas Native
  Sun Zones 4-9 Family: Juglandaceae
Mockernut hickory is an extrememly long lived large tree (75-100') While intolerant of shade & flood, this tree is very drought tolerant & adaptable to most soils from sandy loam to clay. Syn: Carya alba
Castanea pumila v. ozarkensis
$sold out
Arkansas Native
Shade to Sun Zones 6-9 at least Family: Fagaceae
A small tree usually found as an understory tree in the Ozarks. Unfortunately they are subject to the Chestnut blight which has killed out many of the chinkapins. These can get the blight. Often, however, Chinkapins will survive even if the top dies off and will put up another shoot. Chinkapins prefer a fairly dry, well drined soil - SO DO NOT OVERWATER.
Castanea pumila v. pumila    Allegheny chinkapin
sold out
Arkansas Native
Shade/pt sun Z: 6-9 Family: Fagaceae
Chinkapins hold lots of memories. Tough burr coverings on the sweet nuts have led to many sore fingers. Allegheny chinkapin is more of a shrubby species than the Ozark chinkapin.
Catalpa speciosa    Cigar tree/Indian bean
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 4-9. Family: Bignoniaceae
Large leaves & beautiful large white showy flowers. Good tree for shade. This is the largest of the catalpa trees and grows fairly rapidly when young. Unusually well adapted to extremes of heat & cold & to most soils. Sphinx moth caterpillars can defoliate trees, but the leaves do grow back.
Ceanothus americanus   New Jersey TeaPhotos
Arkansas Native
sold out
Sun to light shade Zones 3-9 Family: Rhamnaceae New Jersey Tea. Used as a tea by early settlers, this 3' shrub has showy fragrant white flowers in spring & the fruits are eaten by wild turkeys. Hummingbirds are also attracted to the tiny insects that come to the flowers. This shrub is very intolerant of wet conditions. Well drained soil is a must.
Ceanothus herbacea    Red RootPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 Quart
Sun to light shade Zones:4-9 Family: Rhamnaceae
Thanks to Theo Witsell for seed to grow these uncommon natives.  Absolutely gorgous in bloom.  This year in the new gardens, Red root put on a show for at least a month.   Small shrub with white flowers. Attractive to butterflies & other flying critters.
Celastrus scandens     American bittersweet
sold out until summer 2017
Arkansas Native
Sun Zone 3-8 Family: Celastraceae
American bitterseet vine grows 15-20 feet & fruits best in full sun locations. Grow on the ground or a trellis or arbor as growing up a tree can cause damage to the tree - even possibly killing it. Female plants produce the bright red/orange fruits. Since you must have a male & female to get fruit, it is suggested that your buy several.
Celtis laevigata    Sugarberry
Arkansas Native
 $18.00 #2 nursery pickup
Sun Zones 5 to 9 Family: Ulmaceae
Sugarberry or Sugar hackberry is native from Illinois to Texas & Florida. Ultimate height is 60 to 80' and has relatively smooth bark.
Celtis occidentalis   Common hackberry
 $12.00 3 Quart      Nursery pickup on #2 & larger
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Zones 3-8 Family: Ulmaceae
Songbirds flock to the fruit Common hackberry is decidedly a survivor - tolerant of urban pollution, salts & drought. With its warty bark it is easily identifiable. & several butterfly species use the foliage as larval food.
Celtis reticulata   Netleaf hackberry
$15.00 3 Quart
Native to OK, TX, LA & westward
Sun/part shade Z: 6(5) - 10
Small tree to about 25 or 30 feet. Host plant for several butterflies. Birds eat the small fruits. Family: Ulmaceae
Celtis tenuifolia    dwarf hackberry
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart   $15.00 3 quart $25.00 #2
Full sun to part shade Zones 5-10 at least. Family: Ulmaceae
Dwarf hackberry has a very wide range from Florida to Louisiana & north to Pennsylvania & west to Missouri, occurring in open rocky woods. Seed source near Lake Wedington in NW Arkansas. Hackberry trees provide fruit for birds & good nesting sites in their branches. larval food plant for many different butterflies. Dwarf hackberry reaches 20 -25'.
Cephalanthus occidentalis   ButtonbushPhotos
$  $20.00 #2 pickup only
Arkansas Native
Full sun to part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Rubiaceae
Buttonbush makes a large rangy shrub with exquisite flowers that attracts many butterflies and flying insects. Hummingbirds, particularly when feeding young, are attracted to the many insects feeding on the nectar from the flowers. These are seed grown plants.
Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Magical Moonlight'ppaf      Buttonbush
 $15.00  3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Full sun to part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Rubiaceae
Magical Moonlight has been selected for its compact habit - 5-8' by 4-6'.  In late spring many tiny fragrant flowers make up  globe-shaped heads that draw butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.  Moist or wet soils, can tolerate occasional drought once established.


 Cercis canadensis   Eastern redbudPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00  3 Quart     $18.00 #2  Pickup on #2 & larger
Sun to part shade Zones 5-9. Family: Caesalpinaceae
Eastern redbud is a eagerly awaited sign of spring which is found in rich moist mixed woods & dry fields throughout the eastern part of the U.S. as far north as New Jersey & West to Nebraska. Showy pink flowers on small tree. Redbuds are one of the most drought tolerant showy trees that I know. The flowers are pretty & tasty in a salad.
Cercis canadensis v. texensis Texas redbud
sold out
Sun to part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Caesalpinaceae
Texas redbud grows on thin well-drained soils west of eastern redbud's native habitat. More drought tolerant (when established), also with smaller leaves & a smaller stature. Tolerant of heat - need that this year! Pinkish - magenta bloom colors. Did you know that redbud blooms make a nice addition to your salad? Birds & Butterflies.
Cercis canadensis 'Rising Sun' Rising Sun redbud
Selection of Arkansas Native
$85.00 #5 $125.00 #10 Nursery pickup on both
Golden leaves make this redbud really shine. Afternoon shade is a must in the south for Rising Sun as the leaves will scorch in the high heat.
Chionanthus virginicus     Fringe tree  Grancy greybeard  Photos
Arkansas Native
     $25.00 #4 - $50.00 #7 & $125.00 #20  pickup on all
Sun to part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Oleaceae.
The scientific name of this tree translate to snow flower. Usually a small tree, it can be maintained as a shrub by periodic pruning. Fringe tree is not a rapid grower but usually blooms while quite small. Fragrant late spring blossoms are cloud-like. Also known as granddaddy graybeard or grancy greybeard.
Cladrastis kentuckea     American Yellowwood
$50.00 #3   pickup only
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade Zones 3b-8 Family: Fabaceae Syn: Cladrastis lutea. A lovely tree, especially in flower with its fragrant panicles of white flowers in spring. This tree is fairly rare in the wild with populations in Kentucky, Virginia & West N. C., found in Alabama west to Oklahoma & disjunct in Indiana. Eventually might reach 50'. Often grown as multi-trunked small tree. This spring the Yellowwood in my 'arboretum' was absolutely magnificent. The flowers were so thick that you could barely see the foliage and as you approached the tree, you became aware of an intense humming sound. There were so many bees of different species eagerly drinking the nectar from each flower. If you have never been blessed to see American yellowwood in flower - look it up on Google. You are in for a treat.
Cladrastis kentuckea 'Perkins Pink' Pink flowered yellowwood
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Sun Zone 4-8 Family: Fabaceae
Yellowwood is an Arkansas Native
- usually having white flowers that look like wisteria blossoms. This particular selection was a chance discovery in Massachusetts 80 years ago. fragrant pink blooms appear in May - trees must be at least 8 years old to bloom. Plant one now for future enjoyment.
Clethras belong to the family Clethraceae, the summersweet family & have highly fragrant blooms. They need good soil, light shade & ample moisture to do well but they will reward you in June with outstanding blooms that the butterflies love.
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Summersweet
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Morning sun to dappled shade Zones 3-9 Family: Clethraceae
Hummingbird was selected for its more compact, mounding shape & because it is more floriferous than the species. 2-4' tall, it is smaller than most. Again, one of the few fragrant plants blooming in shade in the summer.
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'Photos
$15.00 #1
Morning sun to dappled shade Zones 3-9 Family: Clethraceae
Selected for the pinkest coloring to the flowers. Same great fragrance, shade & moisture loving - 6-8'.
Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' Summersweet
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Morning sun to dappled shade Zones 3-9 Family: Clethraceae
Michael Dirr selected this as an outstanding specimen of summersweet for its compact habit and very upright flowers.
Cocculus carolinianus    Carolina snailseed
Arkansas Native
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Sun to part shade Zones 6a to 10. Family: Menispermaceae
Carolina snailseed or what some people call moonseed, is a woody vigorous vine that produces copious amounts of brilliant red fruit in the fall. Birds relish the fruits causing them to rapidly disappear. (To me, Carolina moonseed is the vine with blue pearly looking fruits which we offer also, see Menispermum canadense). Native to Arkansas & most of the SE & central states. BIRDFOOD
Cornus are of the family Cornaceae which comprise the dogwood family. Usually small trees or shrubs, these are some of our most attractive natives & provide an excellent source of desirable fruits for the birds. While most advertising in the trade is for the 'flowering dogwood', which is Cornus florida, too often many people do not realize how many native dogwoods we have. The other dogwoods are much more site adaptable & are not near as finicky about soils. Try some of them - I think you'll be very pleased.
Cornus alternaefolia     Pagoda DogwoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
$20.00 #1
Morning sun, dappled shade, full sun zones 3-7
this dogwood is found from the mountains of Georgia to Canada in well drained clearings or woodland edges. There are several reasons for considering this dogwood; height 15' to 25', often half as wide as tall, cold tolerance & resistance to dogwood anthracnose disease. Fruits turn from green to a dark blue black on red stems. Birds love dogwoods!
Cornus amomum     Swamp DogwoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 #1 $18.00 #2 $20.00 #3  nursery pickup
Part shade, dappled shade, sun with extra moisture Zones 4a - 9.
While you don't need a swamp to grow this lovely native dogwood, it can tolerate seasonal flooding & damp soil. Lovely blue fruits that the birds gobble up very rapidly. Native as far north as Newfoundland.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. Unknown
Cornus drummondii   Rough leaved dogwoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart
Morning sun - dappled shade - full sun Zones 3-9.
Small understory tree that featured white fruit also beloved by birds. John Pelton gathered the original seeds for me in the Ouachita Mts. of Arkansas and now I gather my own off the trees I grew from them. Rough-leaved dogwood's native range is from Mississippi to Texas & north to Ontario, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska. This dogwood can survive fairly dry conditions.
Cornus florida    Flowering dogwood  Photos
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart
Shade - dappled shade Zones: 5b to 9
Flowering dogwood needs no introduction as this is what most people think of when you say dogwood tree. The showy bracts in late March to early April in a woodland are most beautiful. We are fortunate here to have many scattered throughout our woods. This dogwood needs to be sited well, preferably in dappled shade or afternoon shade. The drainage needs to be good as standing water or heavy clay will usually assure its demise. Birds love dogwoods!
Cornus foemina     Stiff dogwood
$15.00 3 Quart $20.00 #2 - nursery pickup #2 A few larger too.
Arkansas Native
Shade/sun A: 4-9 Family: Cornaceae
A small tree, usually growing as an understory shrub. White flowers appear in May or June in Flat-topped heads, followed by blue fruits in the fall. My thanks again to Larry Price for these seeds. Stiff dogwood is often found in wet places - but is growing just fine in full sun in my little arboretum.
Cornus obliqua    Pale dogwoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00   3 quart size   $15.00 #1    Also larger sizes for pickup
Shade - morning sun - full sun with extra moisture Zones 4-9
This too is called swamp dogwood & pale dogwood & silky dogwood. I have only seen this growing as a multi-stemmed shrub to about 5'. I first saw it in 1997 on a native plant hike in Searcy County, Arkansas by Falling Water Creek & was struck by the beauty of the fruits that were in different stages of maturity & therefore different colors. These plants are from seed I collected from those plants. It's native from New Brunswick to Arkansas. Birds love dogwoods!
Cornus racemosa    Gray dogwood   Photos
Arkansas Native
Few, inquire
Shade - morning sun - sun with extra moisture Zones 3 - 8 Family: Cornaceae
Gray dogwood feeds over 100 species of birds with its lovely white fruits....which do not last long. The bright reddish pink pedicels stay on the tree well into winter providing a nice visual effect. The flowers are white in terminal panicles on almost every stem. Height is 10 to 15 feet & spread about the same. Gray dogwood occurs in moist or rocky ground along streams & ponds, wet meadows & borders of prairies with its range from Maine to Ontario, south to Florida & west to Oklahoma. It may forms suckering thickets & is excellent for wildlife planting. The foliage turns a purplish-red to dull rose red in fall. Birds love dogwoods!
Corylus americana   American hazelnutPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart
Shade part shade sun Zone 4-9. Family: Betulaceae
A real treat for wildlife! Often found in rich woods throughout the Eastern U.S. Squirrels, turkeys & other wildlife use these nuts so don't expect a big harvest. Wetland status indicator: FACU
Cotinus obovatus    American smoketreePhotos
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Arkansas Native
sun to dappled shade Zones 4-8 Family: Anacardiaceae
Exquisite! In Tulsa, there are a number of these tree planted. Driving around the city I couldn't help but note the rounded blue-gree leaves that made this small tree really stand out in the crowd. In June, misty panicles of flowers bloom which give rise to the common name smoketree. And yet, the best is yet to autumn, the leaves more than rival any Sugar Maple in the colors of orange & yellow & red. A small tree to about 30 feet at maturity. Smoketree must be planted where it will stay on the dry side. Please do not try to put this in a larger pot to grow on ... It is easy to kill in pots from overwatering.
Crataegus are in the Rosaceae family. This means they share the beauty of the rose family, and also the problems that often go along with it. One problem can be cedar-apple rust that can be present if you have cedar trees anywhere near. Many hawthorns also have THORNS; not all, but be aware that they can. Hawthorns produce a nice fruit for the birds.
Crataegus brachyacantha Blueberry hawthorn
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Arkansas Native
Sun/dapppled shade Aone 5-8 Family: Rosaceae
A beautiful small tree with glossy deep green leaves. Generally without thorns and having dark blue fruits. Thanks to Brent Baker for providing seed of this lovely tree. 15 to 20 feet is the ultimate height.
Crataegus marshallii Parsley haw
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart
Sun - dappled shade - part shade Zones 5-8 at least
A beautiful small tree with leaves shaped like parsley. Generally without thorns and having bright red fruits. The bark will begin to exfoliate as the tree ages. Adaptable to dry conditions. BIRDFOOD
Crataegus phaenopyron Washington Hawthorn
$15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun or pt shade Z: 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
Washington hawthorn is a mass of white flowers in the spring followed by a heavy crop of brilliant red fruits in the fall. While many of the other hawthorns locally seem to suffer from cedar-apple rust, so far Washington hawthorn is free from that. Ultimate size 20 x 20. Birdfood
Nationwide over 149 species of birds, 73 species of mammals, 93 species of amphibians & reptiles and nearly all fish, use "ANIMAL INNS" (dead trees) for food, nesting or shelter. Only 31 birds species can make their own nest cavities in trees. Another 54 species of birds & other animals also use these holes. Be an Innkeeper! Your help now safeguards future generations! Reprinted from U.S. Forest Service handout.