Native Plants - Trees
Castanea pumila Allegheny chinquapinAmerican chinquapin or dwarf chestnut Deciduous tree 40'. Allegheny chinkapin is a close relative to our native American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, and both trees can be found growing in the same habitat. Allegheny chinkapin produces small, edible nuts similar to the American chestnut.It may be grown as a small tree or shrub.
Taxodium distichum Baldcypress Deciduous cinifer 50' - 70'. A beautiful, large size canopy tree reminiscent of the old south. New growth is a very light green turning to a softer, darker green during summer. Bark is a lovely peeling brown that adds winter interest to a landscape design. A deciduous conifer, feathery foliage turns red in fall. Baldcypress is also related to Dawn and Giant Redwood.
Black Gum 'Wildfire'
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum 'Wildfire', black tupelo Deciduous 30' - 50'. 'Wildfire' is a georgeous selection of our native Blackgum and features bright red new growth in spring which dark green for summer. In autumn, foliage changes to a fiery shade of scarlet. 'Wildfire' will stand out in your landscape for fall color. It also produces small black fruit which will attract birds to your backyard and the attractive, furrowed gray bark offers winter interest.
Black Locust 'Twisty Baby'
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Twisty Baby' 'Lace Lady' Deciduous Tree 15'. Unique dwarf form of our larger native, 'Twisty Baby' has interesting contorted, twisted branches. The unusual form makes an excellent choice for a small landscape or as a patio specimen. Wherever you plant it, 'Twisty Baby' will be a conversation piece. Grows well in large containers.
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell Deciduous Tree 30'. This small tree gets its name from the beautiful, bell shaped white flowers which appear in spring. In the wild it naturally occurs as an understory plant, making it a lovely, shade tolerant specimen for the home landscape. Carolina Silverbell prefers a moist area where it is protected from the heat of our hot afternoon sun. Carolina Silverbell is an unusual addition to any garden!
Dogwood 'Cherokee Brave'
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave' Pink 20' - 30' .
Dogwood 'Cherokee Princess'
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' White 15' - 25'. Small sized.
Dogwood Florida Dogwood
Cornus florida Florida Dogwood White.
Dogwood Pink 'Rubra'
Cornus florida var. 'Rubra' Pink 20' - 30'.
Elm American Elm 'Princeton'
Ulmus americana American Elm 'Princeton' Deciduous Shade Tree 80' - 100'. Fast growing tree. A disease tolerant, disease resistant elm cultivar. A large canopy or shade tree, perfect for areas where you want to provide relief from our Georgia sun. American Elm 'Princeton' features the classic vase shape canopy of other elms, and large, glossy green foliage that turns a bright yellow in autumn. American Elm 'Princeton' is tolerant of many soil conditions.
Fragrant! Franklinia alatamaha Franklin Tree Deciduous Small Tree 10' - 15'. Showy, fragrant flowers in late summer to fall. Franklin Tree is a fun specimen for native plant collectors. It is the sole species in this genus and said to be native to Georgia's Altamaha River valley in the southeastern United States. Since the early 19th century Franklin Tree has been extinct in the wild and only survives in American landscapes as cultivated ornamental tree.
Fringe Tree American Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus American Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard, Grancy Gray Beard Deciduous Small Tree12' - 30'. Shade tolerant - part shade. An underused native for front yards. Plants can be male or female. Females will produce large metallic blue berries in autumn which attract birds. American Fringe Tree may be grown as a small tree, multi trunk form or as a shrub. Fall color is a bright yellow. American Fringe Tree is attractive with multi season interests, making it a good pick for a front yard or focal point tree.
Hemlock Eastern Hemlock
Tsuga canadensis Canadian or Eastern Hemlock Evergreen 30' - 80'. Shade tolerant - part shade. Individual trees can live to 500 years. Excellent as a privacy screen, Canadian or Eastern Hemlock is a stunning specimen for a landscape. The graceful, seeping branches can't be beat for adding a touch of elegance and creating a calm, soothing environment in a backyard. We typically carry ball and burlap sizes in the late fall as Canadian or Eastern Hemlock needs to be planted during the cold weather.
Magnolia 'D.D. Blanchard'
Fragrant! Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard' Evergreen Tree 50'. Large, glossy evergreen leaves with rusty brown undersides.
Magnolia 'Bracken’s Brown Beauty'
FRAGRANT! Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' Evergreen Tree 20' - 30'. A more compact southern magnolia for small landscapes.
Magnolia 'Little Gem'
Fragrant! Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', Dwarf Southern Magnolia Evergreen Tree 20' - 25'. Evergreen tree with pyramidal shape. Smaller dark green foliage with a rusty brown underside. 'Little Gem' has a very compact narrow form, making it useful for smaller gardens. Blooms at a very young age.
Magnolia Sweetbay Magnolia
Fragrant! Magnolia virginiana sweetbay, swampbay, swamp magnolia Evergreen 10' - 60'.
Crataegus Mayhaw. Produces bright red, edible fruit in fall, great for making jams and jelly. If you aren't the type to preserve food, Mayhaw will attract birds to your backyard to eat the fruit! An attractive small tree, Mayhaw has small white flowers in spring. Summer brings unusual shaped, light green foliage that will turn a brilliant yellow in fall.
Quercus nuttallii Nuttall Oak Deciduous Shade Tree 40' - 60'. Also called red oak, Red River oak and pin oak. A fast growing shade tree with a pyrimid shaped crown. Nuttall Oak is tolerant of most soils, including alkaline or damp areas. In late fall, Nuttall Oak drops its leaves cleanly. Beneath the braches is space for room, making it an excellent patio, lawn, or street tree. Nuttall Oak is deep rooted and does not develop surface roots or invade water lines.
Quercus lyrata Overcup Oak Deciduous Shade Tree 60' - 80'. A shade tree featuring uniform branching, a rounded shape and an open crown. Overcup Oak has attractive gray brown bark, in the summer the leaves are a leathery dark green. Fall foliage color is a rich yellow brown. Overcup Oak tolerates most soil conditions and may be grown in partial shade to full sun. Useful for difficult urban landscaping situations, may be used as a street tree.
Quercus phellos Willow Oak Deciduous Shade Tree 40' - 60'. Red oak group. Also called peach oak, pin oak, and swamp chestnut oak. Willow Oak is a medium to large member of the red oak group. It is is noted for its willow like leaves and relatively fast growth rate. Willow Oak has an oval to rounded crown. Foliage is smooth edged and narrow with a willow like shape.
Pine Longleaf Pine
Pinus palustris Longleaf Pine Evergreen conifer 80' - 100'. Once a common tree in southern forest, has declined due to logging and land clearing. An important tree for wildlife and our ecosystem, modern reforestation projects have helped to bring this tree back to our Georgia woodlands. Longleaf Pine is a tall, stately pine tree which can live up to 300 years.
River Birch 'City Slicker'
Betula nigra River Birch 'Whit XXV' 'City Slicker' Deciduous Shade Tree 40' - 70'.
River Birch Dura-Heat
Betula nigra River Birch Dura-Heat Deciduous Shade Tree 30' - 40'.
Weeping River Birch 'Summer Cascade'
Betula nigra Weeping River Birch 'Summer Cascade'.
Eastern Redbud 'The Rising Sun'
Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun'.
Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' 15' - 30'.
Weeping Eastern Redbud 'Lavender Twist'
Cercis canadensis 'Covey' or 'Lavender Twist'™.
Weeping Eastern Redbud 'Ruby Falls’
Weeping red form.
Eastern Redbud 'Merlot’
Upright Wine red form 12'.
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Deciduous Small Tree 30'. A medium size tree native to the eastern United states, valued for its gorgeous fall color and tiny blue berries which attract birds to a backyard. Sassafras is shade tolerant and adapts well to poor soil conditions. Bark is reddish brown color featuring cork like ridges. Foliage is smooth edged and a bright medium green color which turns various shades of orange, yellow, scarlet, and deep purple in autumn. Sassafras leaf form ranges from a unique unlobed to a mitten like shape or three lobed. Dark blue berries are borne on brightly colored red stalks.
Amelanchier arborea Serviceberry 'Autumn Brilliance', 'Princess Diana' Deciduous Small Tree 15' - 25'. Attractive to birds and wildlife. Serviceberry is an early flowering, large shrub or small tree with, showy, slightly fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters. Blooms which appear before the leaves emerge. Serviceberry 'Autumn Brilliance' and 'Princess Diana' produce outstanding fall color. Small, round green berries turn red and then will mature to a dark purple black in early summer. The fruit and resemble blueberries in size and color. They may used in jelly, jams, or pies. Amelanchiers are also known as Juneberries. Serviceberry is a best pick for the bird garden.
Fragrant! Cladrastis kentukea American Yellowwood Deciduous Shade Tree 30' -50'. An all around handsome tree with a round crown and smooth, gray bark. American Yellowwood puts a spectacular display of flowers in late spring as numerous wisteria like, foot long blooms droop from the branches. Flower color is typically white but can also take on a pink tint. Flowers later develop into bean like pods which may hang on the branches into winter. American Yellowwood foliage turns yellow or gold orange in autumn.
Native trees for sale in our plant nursery are subject to change. Please visit or contact us for current plant stock. Native trees are available in container or B&B sizes.