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
Decumaria barbara     wood vampPhotos
Arkansas Native
few - inquire
Shade to dappled shaded - morning sun Zones 7(6) to 10 Family: Saxifragaceae
This SE native vine is little known & Dirr says it deserves better recognition. it has lovely white fragrant flowers & glossy leaves. Deciduous.
Decumaria barbara 'Barbara Ann' Wood vamp 'Barbara Ann'
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Full shade to morning sun Zones 6-9 Family: Saxifragaceae
'Barbara Ann' is named after Coach Vincent Dooley's wife & was discovered on the couple's property in Madison County, Georgia. Outstanding for its deeply lustrous, light-reflecting leaves with fragrant creamy white flowers, this self-clinging vine for shade has been very much overlooked in horticulture. Here in Zone 7, most years this vine is evergreen. Cold hardy to -20 degrees.
Diospyros virginiana     Persimmon
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart $16.00 #2 extra shipping #2    Also larger sizes available
Sun to part shade Zones 5-9 Family: Ebonaceae
Persimmons come in male & female trees & these are not old enough to tell the difference. If you wish to be assured of having a female, you should probably purchase several. Every child should be able to have the fun of tasting persimmons, both ripe & upripe.
Dirca palustris   LeatherwoodPhotos
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Arkansas Native
Shade Zones 4-9 Family: Thymaelaceae
A slow growing understory shrub, leatherwood has the curious ability to have its twigs twisted in a knot without breaking. Early spring flowers are a pendulous yellow appearing before the leaves. Fruit quickly matures in May & is eaten by songbirds. Long lived & generally free from problems. Moist soils.
Erythrina herbacea     Coral Bean
$15.00  3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Z: 7b to 9 Family: Celastraceae
A small tree from 4 feet to 10 feet or more in frost free areas. Bright red flowers are replaced with pods that split open to showy red beans. These beans are poisonous to humans. In Zones 7 & 8, Coral bean dies back to acaudiciform (a storage unit mostly above ground) & in the spring puts out new stems & leaves.
Euonymus americanus    Strawberry bush/Hearts a bustin Photos
Arkansas Native
$10.00  Quart  $15.00 3 Quart     $20.00 #3 - pickup on #3
Shade - dappled shade - Zones 6a-9 Family: Celastraceae
An attractive shrub that is known by several common names: Strawberry bush, Hearts a bustin. These common names are understandable when you see the fruit. In fall, brightly colored pinky-purple fruits form & then the covering splits & you see 5 orange-red seeds. This fruit persists for several weeks, putting on quite a show. Young stems are a dark green which helps to readily identify it when you are walking in the woods. Strawberry bush prefers dappled shade or at least afternoon shade. Full sun with extra moisture
Euonymus atropurpurea     Wahoo
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart      $20.00 #1

Sun/part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Celastraceae
Taller growing than Euonymus americana, Wahoo nevertheless has the lovely pinky-purple fruits that burst open to have a long display of scarlet seeds. Flowers are small but an intersting purple. Good fall leaf color. Ultimate height in cultivation is about 20-25'.
Fagus grandifolia American beech
  $40.00 #5   nursery pickup
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 3-10 Family: Fagaceae
Beech is one of the most majestic & graceful trees in the forest. Reaching 90' at maturity, it is a tree for posterity. Smooth gray bark is a hallmark of American beech. Golden fall foliage lingers on the trees for a long time, producing a silvery look in winter.
Forestiera acuminata Swamp privet
   inquire        nursery pickup      
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones: Family: Oleaceae
Don't know who gave this the commom name of swamp privet - but it is not the terribly invasive stuff that one normally thinks of as privet! A small native tree that is usually found in wetlands. Blooms early February to March with small bright yellow flowers. Females produce fruit in summer. A significant wildlife food, particularly favored by Chestnut-bellied quail in Texas, also used by mallards & wood ducks & robins. My thanks to Brent Baker for collecting the seed and bringing this to us. BIRDS!!
Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first
Frederick Wilcox
Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow' PP#15490 Witch alder

Native selection
Afternoon shade Z: 4-8 Family: Hamamelidaceae
In early spring, the honey scented flowers appear before the foliage. This is the bluest leafed fothergilla I have seen - a very powdery coating on the leaves that has been barely diminished by rain or sun. Mature size: 6' x 5'.
Fothergilla 'Mt. Airy' Witch alderPhotos
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Part shade to full sun zones 4-8. Family: Hammelidaceae
Witch alder seems a strange name for this lovely shrub with it's distinctive brushlike creamy white flowers. This cultivar is a natural hybrid of F. gardenii & F. major. Mt Airy has been selected for it's floriferous nature. It is fairly drought tolerant with fragrant flowers & brilliant fall foliage. They reach about 4-5'. In the wild, fothergillas are on the endangered list. Backlight by the sun in the fall, the foliage seems to glow.
Fothergilla major Witch alder
Arkansas Native
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Part shade to full sun Zones 4-8 Family: Hammelidaceae
The large witch alder is native to the uplands of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains and has larger flowers, greater hardiness & drought tolerance than the dwarf witch alder. While growing to about 10', you can easily keep this smaller by pruning; summer pruning to ensure the most flowers. Bottlebrush looking white flowers that generally have a honeylike fragrance on a warm spring day. Their fall foliage is brilliant in oranges, reds & yellows, give as much sun as possible to get the best flowers & best coloring in foliage.

"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, forests or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing & human spirits would rise." - Lorrie Otto
Fraxinus americana White ash
Few - inquire  nusery pickup may apply to all sizes of white ash
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 4-9 Family: Oleaceae
A stately tree that is widespread throughout the eastern half of the United States. In time can reach 75 feet or more. Pinnately compound leaves turn a lovely yellow in fall. Larval food for Tiger Swallowtail
Fraxinus caroliniana Carolina ash
few   inquire
Arkansas Native
Sun or shade Zones: 7-9 Family: Oleaceae
Carolina ash, also called pop ash, is a small attractive tree tolerant of flooding and wet feet. Not drought tolerant however.
Fraxinus profunda Pumpkin ash
$75.00 #10 nursery pickup
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 4-9 Family: Oleaceae
Thanks to Theo Witsell for sending me seeds of Pumpkin Ash. Native from New York to Michigan, south to Texas & east to Florida. Pumpkin ash is an obligate wetland species & develops a large base when grown in areas that remain wet. The base can be pumpkin-shaped, which accounts for the common name. Pumpkin ash may reach 120 feet at maturity with large leaves & dangling flowers.
Fraxinus quadrangulata Blue Ash
Arkansas Native
$ inquire Nursery pickup
Sun/part shade Zones 4-8 Family: Oleaceae
An unusual ash with stems having 4 sides. Native from Michigan to Arkansas & Tennessee. May eventually reach 80 feet, so don't plant under a power line! Valuable tree for wildlife, many birds like to nest in the branches of ash.
Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita' Carolina jessaminePhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart
Sun - part shade Zones 6-9.
Carolina jessamine is also called yellow jasmine. a climbing vine with evergreen leaves has bright yellow fragrant flowers. An ideal vine to cover a mailbox, an unsightly fence or as a screen. 'Margarita' is a selection made because it is more winter hardy than the species. Be aware that all parts of this vine are poisonous.
Gymnocladus dioica   Kentucky Coffee tree Photos
Arkansas Native
  Larger available at the nursery
Sun to part shade Zones 3-9.
A beautiful tree, very straight & symetrical. Deep grooved rugged bark on this fine native tree. Compound leaves make for very light shade, so that if you grow lawn grass, you may grow it up close to the trunk. It does make large interesting pods when it gets old enough. Native to much of the eastern U. S.
Halesia diptera    Snow-Drop tree
Arkansas Native
$20.00 #1
Shade - part shade Family: Styracaceae Zones 6-9.
Also known as 2 winged silverbell for the ridges on the fruit as opposed to the four ridges which the Carolina silverbell has. A beautiful small tree with white bell-shaped flowers 3/4 inch long that dangle on pedicels of about 3/4 inch. Two winged silverbell blooms about 2 weeks later than H. tetraptera (carolina). It is found on moist sites, woodland floodplains, marsh edges & ravines from S. C. to Florida to Texas & Arkansas. It has withstood -25 degrees in Cincinnati & flowered profusely. Not widely known, this small tree reaches 20 to 30 feet and derives its common name from the shape of the fruit.
Halesia diptera 'Magniflora' 2 winged silverbell
Arkansas Native
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Sun/part shade Zones 6-9 at least Family: Styracaceae
Magniflora is a selection of the two winged silverbell that has larger flowers than the species. Beautiful white bell-shaped flowers dangle on pedicels of about 3/4 inch. Two winged silverbell blooms about 2 weeks later than the 4 winged silverbell (Halesia tetraptera (carolina)). 20 - 30' ultimate height.
Halesia tetraptera      Carolina silverbellPhotos
$summer 2018
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Z: 5-8 Family: Styracaceae
Carolina silverbell is one of those trees that is so beautiful it is hard to believe it grows wild - here in Pope County, Arkansas. White bell-shaped flowers appear in springtime of very young trees. Height in about 15 years is 12' - possible mature height is 30'.
Hamamelis vernalis     Vernal witch hazel Photos
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart
Shade - Part shade to sun Family: Hamamelidaceae
Late winter or early spring blooming shrub to 6'. Spreads by means of short stolons. Found from Missouri to Arkansas & Louisiana and Oklahoma. Fragrant flowers. As I rework these web pages, the witch hazel are blooming - the fragrance is incredibly sweet on a warm February day.
Hamamelis virginiana   Common witch hazel  Photos  
$15.00  3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to shade Zones 3-8(9) Family: Hamamelidaceae
The extract, witch hazel, is distilled from the roots or bark of young stems. A small tree or shrub reaching 15 to 20 feet in cultivation. Yellow fragrant flowers are made up of 4 strap-like petals. Common witch hazel blooms between October & December.
Hydrangea arborescens Wild hydrangeaPhotos
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart   $15.00  3 Quart
Shade - morning sun Family: Hydrangeaceae
Hardy sprawling shrub native to the eastern half of the U.S. Zone 4. You can cut this shrub back to about 4 - 5" each winter & will stay more manageable & still bloom nicely each year. White flowers are attractive to bees & wild turkeys eat the fruit. I collected the seed one fall on our Ozark Chapter hike at Alum Cove. Will grow in very heavy shade.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Hayes Starburst' Wild hydrangea
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Shade/morning sun Zone 4-8 Family: Hydrangeaceae
May I be so bold as to predict this new selection of our native wild hydrangea will be a hit throught the world where it can be grown. White multi-sepaled flowers stand out like... like a Starburst! Hayes Jackson of Anniston, Alabama discovered this wonderful plant. 4-6' ultimate height.
Hydrangea arborescens ssp radiata Silverleaf wild hydrangea
Morning sun/full shade Zones 4-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
With a light breeze, the startling silver-white of the undersides of the leaves point out this variation from the more common wild hydrangea. Silverleaf hydrangea is found in Tennessee, Georgia & a few surrounding states. These will grow in full heavy shade & still flower. Wild hydrangeas get pretty leggy & since they flower on new wood, should be cut back severely in late winter. You can cut the flowers before they start browning & dry them for use in flower arrangements.
There are several sizes of tubes or bands. The one we use mostly is what I call a tall tube or tall tree band(when you see it beside the price of a plant). This size is 2 and 7/8 inches square by 9 inches deep. This give a maximum root run while conserving soil & shipping costs. When you see the words large tube or large tree band - this size is 4 inches by 4 inches by 10 inches deep. TTP means Tall Tree Pot & these are 4 inches by 4 inches by 14 inches deep. As we add more sizes you will see different descriptions.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' Oakleaf hydrangea
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Shade - dappled shade - morning sun Zone 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
Oakleaf hydrangea 'Alice' may eventually reach 12 feet high by 12 feet wide having inflorescences that can e 15" long. Creamy clusters of white sepals are almost 50 Cent size. The flowers age to a dustry pink-rose - staying beautiful on the shrub as they dry. The flowers may be cut for use in dried flower arrangements. Fall paints its leaves a maroon & in mid winter when the leaves drop, the exfoliating bark creates more textures in the winter landscape. This is such a wonderful cultivar and if you don't want it so large, PRUNE IT!!
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Amethyst' Oakleaf hydrangea
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Part sun or shade Zone 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
'Amethyst' has been selected for its compact form & 6" flowers that age to a deep maroon.. Height 5 to 6 feet.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' (pp)
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Morning sun Z: 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
Yellow leaves make 'Little Honey' really standout out from the rest. A dwarf shrub growing 3-4 feet tall which will fit into most anyone's yard. Flowers are the typical white and are in proportion to the rest of the plant. Burgandy red leaves in the fall. Dappled shade or high shade is suitable also.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'
$$25.00  #2     $30.00   #3
Shade or morning sun Z: 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
'Munchkin' is a perfect Oakleaf for the smaller garden - or to plant under that certain large shrub or tree. In 7 years time, Munchkin should be only 3 1/2 feet tall by 4 or 5 feet wide. Excellent foliage color and lovely white blossoms that quickly turn to the soft deep rose that many oakleaf hydrangeas are famous for.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' Oak leaf hydrangea 'Pee Wee'
$25.00 #2     $30.00  #3
Morning sun/shade Zones 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
A more compact form of oak leaf hydrangea, 'Pee Wee' should grown 2 to 3' by 2 to 3' with smaller leaves & flowers than the species. Just the right size for under most windows or in borders.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
$25.00 #2    $30.00  #3
Shade or morning sun Z: 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
Ruby Slippers is a plant developed by the U S National Arboretum in Tennessee. A hybrid between Snow Queen and Pee Wee. Ruby Slippers was released in 2010. In early summer, Ruby Slippers is covered with 9 inch long inflorescences that are held upright above the foliage. The flowers open white & quickly turn pale pink & deepen to rose. Ultimate size: 3 1/2 feet tall by 5 feet wide.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Oakleaf hydrangea 'Sikes Dwarf'
$25.00  #2     $30.00  #3
Morning sun to shade Zones 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
Sikes Dwarf is a low growing oak leaf hydrangea 3-4' should be it's maximum height with a spread of about 4 feet. Attractive white flowers that are in proportion to the plant size. Ideal for smaller yards. Still has all the wonderful attributes of Oak leaf hydrangea.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' Oak leaf hydrangea 'Snowflake'
$25.00 #2    $30.00 #3
Morning sun/shade Zones 5-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
'Snowflake' has multiple bracts which emerge on tops of old ones which create a double flowered appearance. Panicles of 12 to 15" are the most beautiful of the sterile flowered forms. The flowers open white with older sepals turning deep pink which makes a lovely show. Ultimate height about 5-8 feet.
Among all the mail-order nurseries I've dealt with, this was the most loving & careful packing job I've ever seen. The plants are gorgeous. Thank you!
 RS - Ohio
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' Oakleaf hydrangeaPhotos
$15.00 3 Quart
Shade - dappled shade - morning sun Zones 5 to 9. Family: Hydrangeaceae
Oakleaf hydrangea is one of my favorite shrubs for year long interest. In springtime there are large elongated flower heads which turn to a lovely buff color as they dry as summer arrives (they can be cut for dried arrangements) Fall paints its leaves a maroon & in mid winter when the leaves drop, the exfoliating bark creates more texture in the winter landscape.
Hypericum apocynifolium St. John's Wort
$10.00  quart 
Arkansas Native
Part Sun/shade Z: 6-9 Family: Hypericaceae
Growing in South Arkansas in forested wetlands, it will grow fine in your garden with a bit of water when dry. 3 to 4’. Fall color lovely, red, purple, gold. Seed thanks to Theo Witsell. Butterlifes & other pollinators.
Hypericum densiflorum
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Sun/partial shade Z: 5-8 Family: Clusiaceae
Bushy St. John's wort may reach 6 feet tall in ideal conditions, but 3-4 feet is more likely. Found natively along creeks & streams, even boggy areas, Bushy St. John's wort will grow in dry areas as well. Dark green glossy leaves make a dense shrub. 1" yellow flowers appear most of the growing season. Butterlifes & other pollinators. Seed for these thanks to the Dawes arboretum.
Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' Saint John's wortPhotos
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Sun/pt shade Z: 5-8 Family: Clusiaceae
Sunburst is a lovely selection of Golden St. John's wort with 2" large flowers. Semi-evergreen in the southern part of it's range which is from Kentucky eastward & south. 3 feet is the usual height.
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides St. Andrew's Cross
    $15.00 3 #1
Arkansas Native
Sun to pt shade Z: 6-9 maybe colder Family: Clusiaceae
A small shrub, 2 to 3 feet in height, with tiny pale green leaves & bright yellow flowers. St. Andrew’s cross is often found in poor soils – is drought tolerant & makes a good groundcover for difficult spots. Thanks to Brent Baker for sharing this seed.
Hypericum prolificum      Shrubby St. John's WortPhotos
   $12.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 5-9 Family: Clusiaceae
From my friend Larry Price comes this St. John's Wort. Bright yellow flowers on a truly tough plant. Butterflies love it. Plants cann be from 1 to 5' depending on situation and the bark exfoliates on older plants showing a lovely orange striping. In ancient years, plants of this genus were burned on the eve of St. John's day in order to ward off evil spirits - giving rise to the name: St. John's wort.
Hollies are in the family Aquifoliaceae. We have lots of wonderful American native hollies to choose from for all types of situations. Wet, dry, evergreen or deciduous, there is a holly to fit the bill. All of them are loved by songbirds for their fruits or for nesting in their boughs.
Ilex decidua       Possumhaw
$ 12.00  3 quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 6-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Possumhaw is a medium to large shrub which once established, should be there for generations, through wet & dry years.  Lovely orangy red fruit on the females.  (of course, since these are seed grown, you could even get a yellow)  These are unsexed seedlings.  Buy several to even the chances of getting females as well as a male.  
Ilex decidua 'Red Escort' Male possumhaw
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Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 6-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
'Red Escort' is a pollinator for the female selections of possumhaw. Eventual height & spread is about 25 x 20. Yellow fall foliage.
Ilex decidua 'Warren's Red' Possumhaw  Photos
Arkansas Native
$ 30.00  #3  $60.00 #10     Nursery pickup only
Sun - part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Possumhaw. This is the small tree you notice in fence-rows during the winter that is covered with red fruits. For years I've tried to find this magnificent holly to offer to my customers. We finally were able to secure this female selection that has been made for its outstanding fruit. Late winter food for birds.
Ilex opaca 'Jersey Knight' Male American holly
$15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 5-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Evergreen holly with a broad pyramidal form. This is a male selection. Ultimate height 30'
Ilex opaca 'Jersey Delight' Female American holly
$15.00    3 Quart size
Arkansas Native
Sun/lt shade Z: 5-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Jersey Delight is considered to be one of the best cultivars of American holly. Generally reaching 30' in cultivation, the foliage is deep dark glossy green and the fruits are a bright red. Evergreen. Use 'Jersey Knight' as a pollinator.
Ilex opaca 'Princeton Gold' American holly
$15.00  3 Quart Size  

Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 5-9 at least Family: Aquifoliaceae
this has thick dark green leaves and produces an abundance oflovely yellow fruits. Slower growing than some American hollies,. Late winter food for birds.
Winterberry Holly is a sure fire bird attractor. A deciduous large shrub or small tree native from Nova Scotia south to Florida & Texas. At least 48 species of birds are known to eat the fruit including bluebirds, robins & cedar waxwings.
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~John Muir~
Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy' Male winterberry
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart $18.00 #2 - extra shipping
Sun to part shade Zones 4-8 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Early heavy blooming male with dark green deciduous foliage. Compact form.
Ilex verticillata 'Maryland Beauty' female winterberry Photos
$20.00 #2  nursery pickup
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 3-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Maryland Beauty was selected for it's very heavy fruit set and has the berries extending the length of the branches. At five feet, Maryland Beauty is shorter than most winterberry hollies. Use Apollo or Southern Gentleman as pollinator.
Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' Female winterberry holly
Arkansas Native
$25.00 #3  extra shipping applies
 Sun to part shade Zones 4-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
'Red Sprite' is ideal for the small garden as its overall size is 3' by 3'. Bright red fruits. Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator. Birds
To feed birds from summer thru fall & winter, plant a variety of shrubs & trees that bear fruit. (please stay away from Russian olive & other invasive aliens). Some to plant are Winterberry holly, Inkberry Holly, beautyberry, Chokeberry, sumacs, wild plums & Viburnums.
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' Male winterberry
Arkansas Native
out til summer 2018
Sun to part shade Zones 4-8
Male selection of winterberry holly. You should probably have one male holly for every 5 females.
Ilex 'Sparkleberry' Female winterberry holly
Native hybrid
$15.00 3 Quart $20.00 #2 - pickup on #2
Sparkleberry is a female introduction from the National Arboretum
Full Sun to partial shade Zones 4-8 Family: Aquifoliaceae
Rounded shrub to about 8 or 10 feet. Bright red berries often persist into February or March. Use Apollo or Southern Gentleman as your pollinator.
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' Female winterberry holly  Photos
Arkansas Native
 - pickup $30.00 #5
Sun/part shade Zones: 4-9 Family: Aquifoliaceae
I like to combine 'Winter Gold' with 'Winter Red' which makes a pleasing contrast - orangey-gold fruits with red-red ones. Use 'Apollo' or 'Southern Gentleman' as pollinator. Grows as a multi-stemmed shrub - usually 7' x 7'. Birdfood.
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' Female winterberry Photos
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zone 4-8 Family: Aquifoliaceae
'Winter Red' puts on one of the best fruit displays of any of the winterberries. The bright red fruits are held on the shrub long after the leaves have fallen. Birdfood
Illicium floridanum Florida Anise tree
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Morning sun to full shade Zones (6) 7-9 Family: Illiciaceae
Evergreen shrub with very aromatic foliage when bruised or crushed. Maroon flowers borne in late March thru April - lovely with a curious odor.
Illicium floridanum 'Semmes' White flowered Florida Anise tree
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morning sun/full shade Zones (6) 7-9 Family: Illiciaceae
White flowered form of the Florida Anise tree. In a proctected site, these will survive in Zone 6 (in field test Illicium floridanum has survived -9 degrees.
Illicium parviflorum    Yellow Anise shrub
$few - inquire   
Shade - morning sun Zone 6 with protection Family: Illiciaceae
Small Evergreen shrub reaching 6-10 feet . A very nice shrub for your shade garden. Place where you walk by & stroke the intensely fragrant leaves. Small yellow flowers in late spring give way to interesting seedpods which look like a star anise.
Itea is in the family Iteacea and is a beautiful shrub for several seasons of the year. In early summer, they put forth racemes of fragrant white flowers which attract butterflies, bees, & hummingbirds. In the fall, the leaves turn glorious shades of reds & burgandys & the leaves remain on the plant for most of the winter. Itea does best with some extra moisture when it's dry. The growth habit of Itea is suckering, alot like forsythia.
Itea virginica 'Little Henry' ppaf Sweetspire
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade Zones 5-10 Family: Iteaceae
Little Henry is a dwarf selection of sweetspire that is smaller in all parts than the species. Very attractive fragrant white flowers . When mature, it's about 24" x 36". Would make a nice patio plant. Butterflies

Itea virginica 'Saturnalia' Virginia sweetspire 'Saturnalia'Photos
   $15.00 #1
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade Zones 5-10 Family: Iteaceae
Saturnalia was selected by Larry Lowman of Ridgecrest Nursery for the intense fall color of reds, oranges & gold. The autumn color of Virginia sweetspire lasts a long times through fall & into winter. Some years I've even seen the new green leaves pushing off the old. Same wonderful flowers characteristics of all the Itea selections. 3-4' tall with similar spread. Butterflies
Juglans cinerea      Butternut
$20.00 #2   $25.00 #3   $30.00 #5   pickup on all
Arkansas Native
sun/part shade zones 3-7 Family: Juglandaceae
Butternut is a large tree which reaches 40 to 60" although there are specimens that have reached 100'. The inner bark of the tree as well as the hulls of the nuts were used for a dye in past years. The nuts are sweet & very oily. I planted one in a field coming into the nursery & it has grown well, only receiving extra watering the first year. Birds & critters!
Juglans nigra      black walnutPhotos
$25.00 #3  Nursery pickup
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zone: 3-9 Family: Juglandaceae
Black walnut is valued for its fine straight grained wood & for the distinctive tasting nuts the tree produces. If you wish to harvest the nuts, you must get them quickly before the squirels carry them off. Black walnut grows fairly rapidly -
Leitneria floridana Corkwood
$13.00 3 quart $17.00 #2 (pickup only) other sizes available for pickup
Arkansas Native
Shade to sun Zones 5-9 Family: Leitneriaceae
Corkwood is a suckering shrub and a rather interesting shrub (rather than being particularly ornamental). Planted in a moist area (along streams or pond banks), it will colonize the area in time - being very adaptable to standing water or water levels that flucuate. The wood is extremely light, more so than cork. The colonies take on the look of a grove of small unbranched trees with long deep green leaves. Bark is a reddish brown.
"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy".
John Sawhill
Lindera benzoin     Spice bushPhotos
Arkansas Native
  $15.00 3 Quart    $18.00 #1 (extra shipping               $22.00 #2 container & $50.00 #7 - you must pickup these sizes     Some #7 females    $65.00
Shade - part shade - Zone 4-9. Family: Lauraceae
Fragrant leaves & stems used to make tea. Small yellow flowers in the spring & bright red fruits in the fall before the birds get them. Native to damp woods in almost all of the eastern U S. Larval plant of spicebush swallowtail butterfly. Rounded shrub to 8 x 8 or so. Unsexed seedlings. full sun with adequate moisture
Liquidamber styraciflua     Sweet gum
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zone 4-11
While I do not recommend this as a tree to plant close to your house because of the prickly seed balls it makes, sweet gum remains one that should be planted where you can enjoy the intense fall foliage color. Some years the foliage is a brilliant yellow, other years it seems to be red or burgundy. Many sizes at the nursery, please ask.
Liriodendron tulipifera    tulip poplar
Arkansas Native
   $25.00  #3    $30.00 #5         nursery pickup only
Sun    Zones:  4-10     Family: Magnoliaceae
Tulip poplar planted where it gets full sun, good drainage & ample moisture becomes one of our fastest growing & most magnificent trees. Tulip poplar has gold color in fall, spectacular flowers in spring & bright green foliage that is unmistakable. Native to most of the eastern half of the United States. In addition, Tiger swallowtails lay their eggs on tulip poplars & the larvae feed on the leaves.
Lonicera is in the family Caprifoliaceae which consists mostly of shrubs & woody vines. In the United States we have several native honeysuckles but the most common one, Lonicera japonica is NOT native although it is doing its best to take over woodlands, displacing native vegetation. The native honeysuckles are much more constrained; while at the same time providing nectar for hummingbirds, fruit for other birds & providing nesting places for birds.
Lonicera heckrottii 'Gold Flame' Gold Flame honeysuckle
$sold out
Sun - part shade Zones 5-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
A lovely fragrant honeysuckle with pink & yellow flowers that does not suffer the invasiveness of Lonicera japonica (which roams thru the trees & shrubs covering all in its reach) HUMMINGBIRDS!
Lonicera sempervirens   Trumpet honeysuckle
Arkansas Native
$sold out
Sun - part shade - dappled shade Zone 4.
 Native red flowered honeysuckle. This is not the invasive Japanese one that spreads everywhere. Heavy bloom in springtime, followed by sporatic blooming the rest of the year. Hummingbirds
Lonicera sempervirens "John Clayton" Trumpet honeysuckle Photos
Arkansas Native
 $16.00 3 quart size
Sun or part shade. Zones 4-9.
This lovely selection of our native honeysuckle has beautiful YELLOW flowers. The flowers are a soft buttery yellow & rebloom frequently throughout the year. Not invasive. Hummingbirds

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'   trumpet honeysuckle Photos
 $15.00  3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/shade Zone 4-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Major Wheeler has been selected for its outstanding long bloom season. Bright red florwers draw butterflies & hummingbirds.
Lyonia ligustrina Maleberry
Arkansas Native
$sold out
Shade/morning sun only Zones 3-10 Family: Ericaceae
Medium size shrub (6-12') with small white bell shaped flowers followed by a dry capsule with several seeds that remain a long time on the plant. Maleberry has attractive dark green small leaves which turn red/orange in the fall. Very tolerant of wet soils. I've been researching to find the origin of the common name - maleberry or He-huckleberry - but no success thus far. If you know the origin, please let me know.
Lord, how many miracles go unnoticed.
Ken Brown