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
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
Maclura pomifera Osage orange/Bois d'Arc/Hedge applePhotos
Arkansas Native
   $150.00 #45 (cannot ship)
Sun - part shade Zones 3-9 Family: Moraceae
Also known as horse apple & bow wood tree & bodark, this thorny specimen can get very large with fruits the size of softballs. Don't plant it where the fruit could fall on a car or your house. A source of orange dye, this wood is very tough & durable. I was told that giant sloths ate the fruit. This winter I have learned that Goldfinch, Northern bobwhites & both red & gray squirrels eat the seeds of Osage orange. These trees come in male or female, when small plants are available, I can't tell which is which. In these large trees we generally can tell one from the other.
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".
Magnolia belong to the family Magnoliaceae & their members comprise a large family. There are a number of native magnolias & we here in Arkansas are fortunate to have at least four of them native in our state. The trees & shrubs of Magnolias are well known for their large showy flowers which may reach over a foot across in some species. There are both evergreen magnolias & deciduous ones.
Magnolia acuminata    Cucumber tree
Arkansas Native
$ 15.00 #1 (full gallon)
Zone 4-9
Magnolia acuminata is the largest & hardiest magnolia native to North America & its native range is from Ontario south through the mountains of the east & as far south & west as the Gulf coastal plain & eastern Oklahoma. . Flowers on this magnolia are about 3" wide & when the fruit ripens, towhees & other ground feeding birds & small mammals feed on them. Needs evenly moist soil., guess I read that somewhere but in my field, where the walking trail passes it, I've noticed that it has stood the drought of 2010 pretty well - better than many trees. Some shade is tolerated.
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.
Magnolia ashei Ashe's magnolia Photos
  $20.00 4 Quart $30.00 #2 $45.00 #4 Pickup on #2 & #4
Shade - morning sun only Zones 6 to 9.
While some botanists have put this magnolia as a subspecies of Magnolia macrophylla in the past, the new Flora of North America has given it species status. It is much smaller & often multi-trunked, blooming at an early age (3 to 4 years). Magnolia ashei is the rarest of Magnolias in North American & it a very desirable small tree in cultivation. Ultimate height about 15' with a 12' spread. The leaves may be up to 18" long & produces 6" fragrant white flowers. Reasonably moist soil & shelter from afternoon sun.
Magnolia grandiflora     Southern magnoliaPhotos
 $30.00 #3 $40.00 #5    cannot ship #3 or #5
Sun to part shade Zones 7-10 Family: Magnoliaceae
I collected the seed for all but the biggest magnolia from a huge tree in Dardanellek, AR. From what I can determine, the parent tree was planted about the end of the Civil War. A truly magnificent tree. Evergreen leaves & luscious white fragrant flowers.
Magnolia macrophylla    Bigleaf magnoliaPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 Quart      Inquire on larger sizes
Shade - morning sun only Zones 5 to 9
Magnolia macrophylla has the largest simple leaves of any tree in North America sometimes reaching 3 feet in length. Bigleaf magnolia is rare in the wild & needs a totally protected site from winds & extreme sun.
Magnolia pyramidata   Pyramid magnolia
$18.00 #1   pickup
Southern native
Afternoon shade Z: 6-9 Family: Magnoliaceae
Lovely small tree (30') with large showy flowers - not fragrant though. Leaves are large - 8 to 10" x 4".
"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
Magnolia tripetala   Umbrella magnoliaPhotos
Arkansas Native
 $12.00 Quart   $20.00 #1  $25.00 #2,   #1 & 2 requires extra shipping   $35.00 #3 $40.00 #4 $60.00 #7 & $75.00 #10 Nursery pickup on #3 thru #10
Shade - morning sun only At least zone 4, maybe 3
Umbrella magnolia so called because of the very large paddle shaped leaves about 2' long. Native to rich woods, slopes & ravines to much of the eastern half of the U.S. . Flowers of 10" are lovely to behold at a distance (not sweet smelling).
Magnolia virginiana       Sweet bay magnolia
Arkansas Native
 $15.00  3 quart may require extra shipping    $40.00 #5 nursery pickup on #5
Sun to light shade. Zones 5-10
Native to low wet areas, but does well in ordinary garden soil. Usually evergreen in zone 7 & south. Will be deciduous in zone 6. Small tree that blooms quite young. Host plant for spicebush swallowtail. Also birdfood plant.
Magnolia virginiana v. australis Sweet bay magnolia
$sold out
Sun/part shade Z: 5-9 Famiy: Magnoliaceae
Magnolia virginiana V. australis was first described in 1919 as being evergreen & having silvery undersides to the leaves. Also it is reported to be more tree-like that Magnolia virginiana. While it is evergreen in the south, north of zone 7 it usually sheds its leaves. Large fragrant white flowers.
Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson' pp12,065 Sweet Bay 'Moonglow'(r)
 sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun to light shade Zones 5-10
'Moonglow'(r) is a beautiful selection of sweet bay magnolia having deep green semi-evergreen leaves, with lemon scented flowers. Selected for its vigor, growing 3-4 feet in one season. 'Moonglow' usually blooms very young, 2nd or 3rd year, blooming late spring to miss the late frosts. This is a quite hardy selection having withstood -33 degrees in Central Illinois. Will mature at about 35' with an 18' limb spread.
Malus angustifolia Southern crabapple
   $10.00 Quart  $15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade Zones 5-8 Famiy: Rosaceae
Five petaled pink to white flowers appear in spring and are followed by green fruits. These fruits can be used for jelly making or left for birds & other wildlife to enjoy. 15 to 20 feet at maturity.
Plant condition was Excellent. I look forward to ordering more plant material that will aid wildlife.
M. Horst , Missouri
Mahonia trifoliata Algarita
Sold out
Sun Family: Berberidaceae.
Native to Texas, I am not sure how hardy this Mahonia is. I know the seed was brought to me by Dr. Rankin Kennedy from one of his Texas trips. It has been very slow growing but I read it will reach a height of approx. 7 feet & has the spiny leaves that many Mahonias have. The fruit is edible for humans & critters. It seems as if we cannot grow this fast enough to keep up with demand. All I can say is if this is on your wish list, just keep checking back.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. Unknown
Lord, how many miracles go unnoticed.
Ken Brown
Menispermum canadense      Moonseed vine
Arkansas Native
$10.00 Quart    
Shade part shade morning sun Zones 2-9. Family: Menispermaceae
Large lovely leaves and black fruits with a 'bloom' on them make this a lovely vine for shaded areas. The fruits are beloved by the birds & other critters but are poisonous to humans. This vine grows quite fast - 6 - 10 feet in a year. Native over much fof the east & midwest. Adapts to most soils & has easy culture.
Mespilus canescens Stern's medlar
$50.00 #3 $60.00 #5 $90.00 #10  pickup only
Arkansas Native endemic
Sun to partial shade Average to heavy soil Zones?? Family: Rosaceae
Stern's medlar is a large suckering shrub discovered in Arkansas in 1990. In April it is literally covered with hundreds of small white flowers that obscure the foliage. It attracts all kinds of tiny flying insects. Since it is in the rose family, it does suffer from some of the foliar problems that are common with that family. My experience with this plant is that once established, it is very tough. Synonym: Crataegus canescens
Mitchella repens Partridgeberry
$sold out
Arkansas Native
Shade Z: 4-9 Family: Rubiaceae
A sweetheart of a plant, Partridgeberry, also know as twinberry, squawberry, & other common names is an evergreen creeping vine. Usually no more than 2 inches tall it will crawl over rocks or sticks. Small twin white flowers turn into red berries. Prefers acid well drained soils.
We are continually planting seeds & cuttings - so if we are sold out now, you might check with us anyway - the plant you are looking for might be ready shortly.
Morus rubra    Red mulberry
Arkansas Native
      $30.00 #5 - pickup only
Sun to part shade Zones 5b to 10 Family: Moraceae
Morus rubra is native to the eastern half of the United States. From the information I have researched, it is generally dioecious - meaning that male & female flowers are on separate plants. On occasion, apparently they may be on the same plant. However, if you wish to be assured of fruit, several need to be planted as these are seed grown plants & are too young to be sexed. Red mulberry is loved by the birds - and hated by some folks - the fruits can cause stains on clothing, cars etc. Mourning cloak butterfly uses the foliage for a larval food plant. Ultimate height - 20 to 40 feet.
Murraya koenigii   Curry leaf plantPhotos
$10.00 Quart   Will be shipped bareroot outside the fire ant quarantine area.
From India Zones 9 - 11 Sun to part shade Family: Rutaceae This is a bit of a departure from our normal array of plants. Originally this was for my own use as is the lemon tree and lime and pineapples that I grow since I have the greenhouse to keep them in. But the parent plant has done so well & produced seed that I thought I'd offer these as well. A culinary herb which looks alot like sumac. Intensely aromatice leaves. Will need to be brought inside before temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
Myrica cerifera   Southern wax myrtlePhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00  3 Quart    
Sun/part shade Zone 7a-10 Family: Myricaceae
Southern wax myrtle are evergreen shrubs or small trees that can spread by rhizomes. . This is a very good shrub in areas where it is hardy which is zone 7 & warmer. Even in zone 7, extreme cold can knock it to the ground but usually it will vigorously resprout. Valued for its fragrant foliage & the fruits which have a waxy coating from which bayberry candles are made. To obtain the fragrant wax from wax myrtle berries, boil the fruit in water until the wax rise to the surface. Carefully skim off when cool. Birds value it for nesting.
Neviusia alambamensis   Alabama snowwreath
Arkansas Native
Sun or shade Zone 5-8 Family: Rosaceae
An uncommon deciduous shrub, Alabama snow wreath is only found in a few states. I first saw it over 20 years ago on a wooded hillside in the county where I live. 3-6’ tall, it is covered in white flowers in mid spring. The arching branches are a lovely cinnamon color. Flowering is best in full sun although it tolerates shade very well. Drought tolerant once established.
"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator"
Mahatma Gandhi
Nyssa belong to the family Nyssaceae (although some books say it belongs to the family Cornaceae). We offer two native species, Black gum & water tupelo. Black gum is NOT related to sweet gum with its spiny fruits that do cause tremendous litter. Honey made by bees from the blossoms of these trees is highly valued. Fruits are eaten by a variety of wildlife.
Nyssa aquatica    Water tupelo
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart
Sun part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Nyssaceae
Excellent choice for along streams or bottomlands or by ponds. Water tupelo ranks with bald cypress as the most flood tolerant large tree in temperate North America. Rapidly growing large tree with leaves of about 7" long & large fruit (about 1"). The trunk is quite swollen at the base & quickly tapers to a very straight trunk. On well drained sites, it is hardy to zone 5. The wood is extremely lightweight & has been used by fishermen for floats. Obligate wetland species.
Nyssa sylvatica    Black gum or sour gumPhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 Quart
Sun to part shade Zones 3-9
Black gum is a spectacular tree in fall with its smooth waxy leaves that turn very red. A tree for all seasons with green shiny leaves in spring & summer, red leaves in fall & in winter, on young trees there is fine texture & silvery bark while on mature trees the bark is like alligator skin. Black gum fruits are highly prized by the birds.
Nyssa sylvatica v. biflora Swamp black gum
$15.00  3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun or pt shade Z: 4-9 Family: Nyssaceae
Swamp black gum or swamp tupelo is distinguished from black gum by the flared, buttressed trunk & the long narrow leaves. Very tolerant of high heat & humidity, Swamp black gum is also tolerant of wet soils although it only needs average moisture. Ultimate height 120 feet. Birdfood!
Osmanthus americanus     Devilwood
 $15.00 3 Quart     Some larger for nursery pickup
Sun or Dappled shade Zones 6(5) - 9 Family: Oleaceae
A lovely evergreen southeastern native rarely found in the trade. Fragrant white flowers in spring. The habit of Devilwood is open & loose and gets from 15 to 25'. Natively it is found along swamp margins & borders of streams. Michael Dirr says he has seen it growing as far north as Cincinnati. I was curious about the name Devilwood & research led me to find that it was so named because its wood was "devilishly hard" to split or work with.
Ostrya virginiana     HophornbeamPhotos
$15.00 3 quart $20.00 #2 $35.00 #4  nursery pickup on all
Arkansas Native
sun/part shade Zones 3-9 Family: Betulaceae
A good medium sized tree with shredding bark reminiscent of eastern red cedar. Takes some times to get established after transplanting but then shows good growth. Showy fruits remain on the tree a long time. Very drought tolerant once established.
Plants' condition is outstanding. Beautifully packaged plants!
Allen Bush. Kentucky
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   Virginia creeperPhotos
Arkansas Native
    $15.00 #1
Shade part shade sun Zones 2 to 10. Family: Vitaceae
If there were a list of excellent vines, Virginia creeper would be close to the top. The only drawback is that some people mistake it for poison ivy. An old saying 'leaves of three, let it be' is one to remember when looking at Virginia creeper - poison ivy has leaves with 3 leaflets always. Virginia creeper's leaves are compounds of 5 (sometimes 3 on new leaves). Anyway, so much for botany! Brilliant red foliage in fall follow deep blue berries that are at the top of the list of bird foods. Fast growing, 6 to 12' in a season. Hardy yet easily removed if you want as the roots are shallow.
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Persea borbonia     Red bay
sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 7b-11 Family: Lauraceae
Another host plant for the spice bush swallowtail! Ultimate height about 20 to 30' but can get as large as 40'. Appears to be salt tolerant so can be planted in coastal areas. The leaves of this tree are often used as a substitute for the Mediterranean bay. Butterflies & birds!
Philadelphus pubescens    Gray Mockorange
  $15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun - part shade Z 4-9 Family: Hydrangeaceae
Gray Mock Orange is a dense shrub growing 4 to 10 feet with white 2” fragrant flowers in late spring. Thanks to Larry Price for the seed which allowed me to grow these plants.
Physocarpus opulifolius    Ninebark
Arkansas Native
    $15.00 #1
Sun - part shade Z 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
Ninebark is definitely an underused, under-appreciated native shrub. Generally found along creeks or other bodies of water, ninebark will be happy in your yard or garden with just average soil & water. Lovely flower cluster & red fruits. As the plant ages, the trunk begins to exfoliate many layers .... thus the name ninebark.
Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine
sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones: 6-9 Family: Pinaceae
The native range of Shortleeaf pine is from Texas to NY to Florida. An evergreen tree, shortleaf pine is the state tree of Arkansas. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Usually 50 to 75 feet in height, shortleaf pine has been reported much taller in wild areas.
"I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers & fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn."
W.H. Hudson, The Book of a Naturalist, 1919
Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore
Arkansas Native
  #7   $30.00   nursery pickup
Sun part shade Family: Platanaceae
One of my favorite trees especially in winter with its exfoliating bark that reveals a creamy white trunk. Some people complain that they are messy with their fruit that splits open when ripe & blows thru the neighborhood like silken parachutes. My thought is why deny yourself the glory of this magnificent tree for a few weeks of flying silk - even though personally, I look on this as just another miracle. In our hot, humid south, we don't have the kind of birch that I read about with the very white peeling trunks....but we do have sycamores. To me they are so majestic having huge leaves. When winter makes them bare, the starkly white bark is spectacular as if a giant hand peeled the bark back. Very long lived tree - some recorded as much as 350 years old. The growth rate is fast, often to 70' in 20 years time. Sycamores are native to most of the Midwest & eastern part of the United States. Standing very near the gate leading to our nursery is a huge sycamore tree which lent its name to our road.
Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood
$sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 3-10 Family: Salicaceae
Thanks to Brent Baker for capturing these seeds for me from Dardanelle cottonwoods. For those of you who don't know cottonwoods, they become a magnificent tree in time with trunks deeply corded as if with ropes. A very large tree, not for the small lot. In late May or early June, cottony seeds float thru the air reminding one of a small snow flurry. This is also a very fast growing tree - often 3 feet or more per year.
Prunus americana   American plum
Arkansas Native
$sold out
Sun part shade Zones 3 - 9.
Small, often suckering tree to 20 feet or so. Edible fruit, good for jelly-making or critters.
Prunus angustifolia   Chickasaw plum
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart
Sun - part shade Zones 5-9.
Shrub or small tree that may get to about 15'. Usually thicket forming over time, producing either yellow or red delicious fruits. Just right for jelly making or for feeding critters! Native to much of the eastern part of the U.S.
Prunus caroliniana   Carolina cherry laurel.
$15.00 #1
Sun part shade Zone 6 -10.
Glossy evergreen leaves make this a good choice for screening and may be sheared for shape. Carolina cherry laurel makes a large shrub. I have been told that in some areas this shrub is considered invasive as the birds love the fruit....and then the birds deposit the seeds here & there. 20-30 feet is the usual height.
Prunus mexicana   Big tree plum
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 Quart $20.00 #2 Extra shipping #2
Open shade - part shade - sun Zones 5a thru 9. The seed for Big tree plum came from Sweeden Island which is on the Arkansas River near here. A fairly open tree growing as an understory plant. It is one of the earliest blooming trees & I enjoy the fragrance of it from the deck of our house as I have a couple old ones in the yard. The bark is furrowed & almost black. The fruits produced are a soft plum color with a glaucous bloom, very sweet & about the size of an English walnut. Native to the midwest from Iowa to Texas & over into Arkansas & Missouri
Prunus munsoniana   Wild Goose Plum
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Z: 6-10 Family: Rosaceae
Native from Texas to New Jersey, Illinois & Georgia, wild goose plum is a remembrance of days past - gathering the fruit, washing & coooking & jelly making. What worms????? Wild goose plum forms a small thicket, is cover & nesting to many birds and may reach 25 feet in time. May have either yellow or red fruits with a whitish blush which appear in summer. Birds & butterflies.
Prunus serotina   Wild black cherry
Arkansas native
 $ 10.00   Quart
Sun - part shade (best fruiting in full sun) Zones 3-9.
Good for wildlife habitat & great bird food. These trees can get large & do grow fairly rapidly. 60-70'. Very attractive deep green glossy leaves & large clusters of white flowers. Horses & cattle can be poisoned by eating the leaves of this cherry. Birds & butterflies.
Prunus umbellata    Sloe plum
$15.00 3 quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 7-11 Family: Rosaceae Small tree to 20' with a 15' spread. Fleecy fragrant flowers in early spring followed by purple one inch fruits. Prunus umbellata has various common names such as Flatwoods plum & hog plum. Loved by birds & other critters. The one Prunus umbellata we have planted here is a single trunk, as opposed to several species which sucker profusely. Birds & butterflies.
Ptelea trifoliata   Wafer ashPhotos
Arkansas Native
  $15.00 #1   $20.00 #2  (nursery pickup #2)
Shade part shade sun Zone 5a-8. Family: Rutaceae
Small understory tree with trifoliate leaves. Attractive seed formations that many songbirds feast upon. Ideal for dry rocky areas. Deep green leaves turn to a pale yellow in autumn. This year the Giant Swallowtail butterfly has found these plants! We've have dozens of caterpillars on them! What a joy to behold.
Quercus is in the family Fagaceae which contains both the red oaks & the white oaks. Most oaks are deciduous, that is - dropping their leaves in winter, although some are evergreen or usually evergreen. We are happy to add more species to the list of oaks we are growing.
Quercus alba    White oak
Arkansas Native
Sun - 1/2 day sun Zones 4a to 10.
One of the most beautiful of the oak clan! While not the fastest growing oak there is, white oak can grow 2 feet a year, particularly while young. In the yard near our house a white oak took up residence in a flower bed. It was so pretty that I left it there & now it's probably 20' tall & looking good. BIRDS
Quercus arkansana Arkansas oak
sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun Zone 7-9 Family: Fagaceae
Arkansas oak is native to well drained sandy soils & should not be planted where the ground stay wet. Arkansas oak is native to 7 states in the south. A relativly small oak - to 65'- it has small obovate rounded leaves with the bristles on the tips that tell you Arkansas oak is in the red oak group.
Quercus bicolor Swamp white oak
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z:4-8 Family: Fagaceae
Quercus bicolor gets its name from the appearance of its leaves - the upper portion of the leaf is dark green & the underside is a silvery shade - thus two colors. Swamp white oak will grow in low moist areas - or regular soils with extra watering when times get dry. Fall color has been a lovely red. A relatively fast growing oak, it provides nectar for insects which draw birds to feed and is a good source of acorns. Also a larval food source for some of the Duskywing & Hairstreak butterflies.
Quercus coccinea    Scarlet oakPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart    $90.00 #10 nursery pickup
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 4-9.
A small oak, as oaks go, growing to 50-75 feet. Scarlet oak grows quite fast when young, 1 1/2 to 2' a year. The common name says it best for the fall color as the leaves do turn scarlet red. A beautiful long lived tree that prefers average to dry soils. BIRDS
Quercus comptoniae     Compton's oakPhotos
 $12.00 3 Quart    Some larger for nursery pickup
Sun Zones 5b to 8 Family: Fagaceae
A natural hybrid between Quercus virginiana & Quercus lyrata which grows rapidly & reaches a height of 60 feet. Orange leaf color in fall. Resistance to urban conditions make this an excellent alternative to more common trees.
Quercus falcata    Southern red oakPhotos
$12.00 3 quart    
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 5-9 Family: Fagaceae
Red oaks have bristles on the tips of the lobes, which is one way to distinguish them from members of the white oak family. Southern red oak has falcon-shaped leaves & good fall color. Maximum height is 70 feet though usually somewhat shorter. Southern red oak grows fairly rapidly for an oak & is a long lived tree.
Quercus falcata v. pagodafolia   Cherrybark oak
See Quercus pagoda
Just as your children will 'make a liar of you', plants will do the same - sure as I say it gets 10 feet tall, it will reach 15 .... or barely make it to 5 feet. A lot depends on your climate, your soil & water. So please note sizes are guidelines and are not set in stone.
Quercus hemispherica   Laurel oak
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Fagaceae
A pyramidal shaped oak reaching an ultimate height of 40 to 60' with lustrous deep green leaves that stay green on the tree until very late in the winter. It makes a good street tree for its adaptability & rapid growth. I was amazed to see that this oak stayed evergreen this winter. Very attractive.
Quercus imbricaria    Shingle oak
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 4-8 Family: Fagaceae
Medium to large oak reaching 50 to 60', occasionally larger. Slow to medium growth of 12 to 18" per year. Tolerant of drier soils once established. Shingles were once made from the wood of this tree, thus the common name.
Quercus laurifolia   Laurel oak
$sold out
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Zone 6a-9 Family: Fagaceae
Medium size tree with dark green foliage which remains most of the winter. 40 to 60 feet ultimate height. Prefers medium to moist soils.
Quercus lyrata Overcup oakPhotos
$ 18.00 #2 - pickup only   $50.00 #10
Arkansas Native
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 6-10
Overcup oak is so named because the cup nearly covers the entire acorn. Another beautiful oak that gets quite large in time. This particular oak can take seasonal flooding. BIRDS
Quercus macrocarpa bur oak
Arkansas Native
 $18.00 # 2 Pickup   $30.00 5 gallon(nursery pickup)
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 3-10 Someday these will be huge trees & the acorns they produce are probably the largest you'll ever see. On the Arkansas river near Russellville is a huge specimen that gives me a special feeling of time whenever I see it. BIRDS
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak  Photos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 quart
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 4(3) to 9.
I've always thought that Blackjack oak was the tree used in ghostly movies & gothic mysteries. Their branches at odd angles & dark bark cause these thoughts. Wide spread from Michigan to Texas & Florida. BIRDS
Quercus michauxii    Swamp white oak
Arkansas Native
$ inquire
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 5-10 Family: Fagaceae
Gently serrated leaves adorn this oak. In time it make large acorns & is a beautiful tree. This fall I was amazed at the outstanding red color of the leaves. It rivaled any maple I've seen. BIRDS
Quercus muhlenbergii   Chestnut oak
Arkansas Native
$12.00   3 Quart       $20.00 #2  pickup
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 5-9 Family: Fagaceae
Chestnut oak is a tree for tough places - dry, rocky, poor soils. Of course, like all plants, it must first become established before it can take the dry places. A member of the white oak group, the leaves do not have bristles on the tips, and have wavy edges. Also known as chinkapin oak. Beautiful leaves!! BIRDS
Quercus nigra    Water oak
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart   $30.00 #5 Nursery pickup
Sun 1/2 day sun Zones 6-10 Family: Fagaceae
Water oak becomes a large tree in time with lovely deep green leaves that are small & spatulate. There is much variation in the shape of the leaf, all on the same tree. I really like this oak. It is one of the fastest growing oaks & is quite drought tolerant once established. The leaves stay green for a long time into winter. Native range is from Florida to Texas & north to Delaware. BIRDS
Quercus pagoda   Cherrybark oak
Arkansas Native
$15.00 #2 $18.00 #2.5 pickup #2
Sun Zone: Family: Fagaceae
Pagoda oak has recently been named as a separate species - it had been considered a subspecies of Quercus falcata which is Southern Red Oak. Cherrybark oak is a beautifully shaped oak with leaves that are reminicent of a pagoda roof.
Quercus palustris   Pin oakPhotos
       $50.00 #10   Pickup only
Arkansas Native
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 5-9 Family: Fagaceae
One of the faster growing oaks, pin oaks have a lovely pyramidal shape. It is often planted as a street tree. Native from Mass. to Delaware to Arkansas. Some people call Quercus phellos pin oak so it always pays to be sure you know what you're asking for. BIRDS
Quercus phellos    Willow oakPhotos
$12.00 3 quart     also larger
Arkansas Native
Zones 5-10 Family: Fagaceae
Willow oak makes a very large tree in time. One of the white oak clan, it has very narrow leaves which result in its common name of Willow oak. Undemanding as to soil & very drought tolerant once established. BIRDS
Quercus prinoides   Dwarf chestnut oak
  $30.00 #3 $35.00 #5 Pickup  
Arkansas Native
Sun Zones 3-9 Family: Fagaceae
Dwarf chestnut oak is a small spreading tee - 10 to 20', just perfect for smaller yards. Dwarf chestnut oak begins bearing acorns at a very early age - 4 to 5 years & produces acorns every year after that. Sweet & tasty, the acorns are savored by many birds & other critters. Birds
Quercus rubra    Northern red oakPhotos
Arkansas Native
$20.00 #4 $35.00 #7 $40.00 #10 $75.00 #20 pickup on all sizes
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zone 3 to 10.
Northern red oak has deep red fall color. It is also a fairly fast growing oak that eventually gets very large. BIRDS
Quercus shumardii Shumard's oak
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart few larger
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 5-9. Family: Fagaceae
One of the largest of the southern red oaks, Shumard's oak eventually reaches 120'. Leaves of Shumard's oak are very attractive, with deep sinuses. Red oaks have bristles on the tips of the leaves, which is one way to distinguish them from white oaks. Shumard's oak had outstanding red color this fall also. BIRDS
Quercus stellata    Post oak
Arkansas Native
 $25.00 #2   pickup
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 5(4) - 9 Family: Fagaceae
Crucifer shaped leaves distinguish this hardy white oak. I really like oak trees! From the 2nd story deck, I have birds feeders hanging from the branches of a closely growing post oak. Daily there is a show of birds coming for food & water. To my surprise this summer, Indigo Buntings have been eating at the feeders. BIRDS
Quercus texana    Nutall's oakPhotos
$pickup only
Arkansas Native
Sun Zone 6-9 Family: Fagaceae
Nuttall's oak typically is found growing in heavy wet soils of the Mississippi River VAlley, all the way from Illinois to Louisiana & Miwsissippi. Leaves are reminiscent of pin oak or Shumard's oak. A lovely deep red color comes late in the fall.
Quercus velutina Black oak
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart       $18.00 #2  pickup #2  
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zone 4(3) to 9.
Also known as yellow-barked oak; a fine large tree occurring in most of the eastern half of the United States. It may be found on dry rocky ridges or on rich bottomland soil. Very adaptable. BIRDS
"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy".
John Sawhill
Rhamnus caroliniana      Indian cherry Photos
Arkansas Native
 $15.00  3 Quart      $20.00 #2  pickup #2  
Sun to partial shade zones 6-9. Family:Rhamnaceae
A very underused native shrub or small tree with glossy green foliage & nice red fruits. This small tree has outstanding fall color, a deep red that is rivaled by few. Hardy to Illinois & Ohio, Indian cherry may reach 35' but usually only gets to about 15'. The fruits are eaten by a number of birds, particularly the catbird & pileated woodpecker. Drought tolerant once established.
Rhododendron canescens
$12.00 Quart  - ready late spring
Arkansas Native
Afternoon shade, dappled shade Z: 6-9 Family: Ericaceae
Known as Honeysuckle azalea, the flowers are long and tubular, sweetly scented & white flushed with pink. 10 to 15 feet tall in time with a 4 to 6 foot spread.
Rhododendron prinophyllum Roseshell azalea
$15.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Bright shade, morning sun Zones: 4-9 Family: Ericaceae
Deep pink fragrant flowers on this 3 to 7 foot shrub. Well drained but not extremely dry soil.
Rhododendron viscosum Texas azalea
Arkansas Native
morning sun - dappled shade Zones 3-9 Family: Ericaceae
Also known as swamp azalea, the white flowers have an intense clove-like fragrance in May or June. Open habit, often becoming stoloniferous.
Rhus is in the family Anacardiaceae, in the same family with Cashews. Rhus or sumac if you will, is widespread. The fruits make wonderful bird food or you can make a lemonade flavored drink from the fruits. Some kinds are quite invasive & you would want to contain them. But despite their running trait, their intense red fall color would be reason enough for growing it.
Rhus aromatica 'Gro Low'  Fragrant sumac 'Gro Low'
Arkansas Native
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Shade - part shade - sun Zones 5 to 9 at least.
The first time many people see fragrant sumac, they think it is poison ivy. It really doesn't look like poison ivy to me but I guess there is a definite resemblance. The leaves of fragrant sumac are quite small, however, intensely green & glossy. Yellow flowers in spring are followed by red fruits. Gro Low has been selected because it doesn't get nearly as tall as the species. Fall really makes it shine, though, with the scarlet red of its leaves.
Rhus aromatica    Fragrant sumac
Arkansas Native
$12.00  3 Quart
Shade - dappled shade sun Zones 3b to 9. Family: Anacardiaceae
An attractive native shrub that can range in height from 2-6' or so. Glossy green leaves that often color beautifully in the fall. The bright yellowish flowers in late winter are welcome & the female plants produce red fruits in late summer. BIRDS
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
Rhus aromatica serotina Fragrant sumac
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Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 3-9 Family: Anacardiaceae
Small to medium sized shrub with glossy green leaves that have an astringent fragrance. Interesting cone-like structures of buds in the winter with yellow flowers in early spring. Not as aggressive as most of our sumacs. 5-7 feet tall with a spread of about 4 feet. Fall color is variable with a glossy red being the best & yellow some years. Serotina means later - in other words, this plant flowers about 2 weeks later than the species.
Rhus copallina Photos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 #1
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 4-9 Family: Anacardiaceae
Shining sumac or winged sumac. Glorious fall color. . Height 10 to 15". Flowers are a mist of greenish white haze turning to red fruits the birds love.
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.
Rhus glabra   Smooth sumacPhotos.
Arkansas Native
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Another native sumac prized for its fall color and is native to much of North America. Sumacs can be invasive so if necessary, contain them by mowing or barrier. They make interesting container plants. Excellent for soil stabilization & food for many bird species.
Rhus glabra v. laciniata   Laceleaf smooth sumac
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Selection of Arkansas Native
This sumac is perhaps the most outstanding of the cutleaf sumacs. The rachis (the part of the leaf that the leaflets are attached to) is red almost all year & the leaflets turn a very bright red in the fall. Here at the nursery, we've grown this selection for years & it seems to be lower growing (3-4') & slower in spreading that the others I have know. This laceleaf sumac is a female selection & so if there are males in the neighborhood, you should also be blessed with tasty deep red fruits.
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.
Rhus typhina 'Lanciniata' Cutleaf staghorn sumac
Large specimens available at the nursery.
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 4-9.
The lacy, ferny foliage is delicate with reddish veins in the midribs. An outstanding plant spring & summer, really outshining itself when fall arrives with the intense scarlet foliage. Medium to dry soil.
Ribes odoratum   Clove currant
$12.00 Quart $16.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Shade/part shade Zones 4-8 Family: Grossulariaceae
Synonym: Ribes aureum v. villosom I've also read that this is called buffalo currant???? Anyway, I know that it thrives in rocky crevices in the Ozarks and the bright yellow flowers appear early in spring with a decidedly clove-like fragrance. I understand that some people call this 'spicebush'.... to me however, spicebush is Lindera benzoin, another lovely native. Another fact that I've learned is that while both male & female flowers appear on the same plant, you need 2 separate plants to bear fruit.
Robinia pseudoacasia   Black locust
Arkansas Native
 $20.00 #2.5 (nursery pickup on #2.5)
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 4-9 Family: Fabaceae
Black locust is sometimes known as honey locust. However, I reserve the honey locust common name for the tree known as Gleditsia (it has terrible thorns on it - about 3-4") Robinia is much nicer & has drooping racemes of white very fragrant flowers in spring. Honeybees (those that are left) & bumblebees flock to the blooms for the nextar. Robinia does sucker & in some instances can be a give some thought to where you plant it. Butterflies & birds.
Rosa arkansana Prairie rose
$ 15.00   #1   pickup
Sun to 1/2 day sun zones 3 to 10 Family: Rosaceae
The native wild roses are attractive & are pretty much free from insects & diseases that are common on many of the hybrid roses. Prairies rose has rose-colored single flowers & the stems are very bristly. Very drought tolerant. Makes nice red hips. The native range is from Alberta to New York to Texas, New Mesico & Wisconsin.
Rosa carolina    Pasture rose
Arkansas Native
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Sun part sun open shade Zones 3 to 10
A lovely pink single rose. Extremely drought tolerant. This rose is in my experimental dry bank & is doing very well. In hard packed soil it very slowly sends out suckers & has remained very short & compact. Perhaps 18" at the most with nice red hips on it now. The plants in the nusery in pots that are fertlized & watered regularly have tended to get much bigger & less compact. it is native over half the U.S.
Rosa palustris    Swamp Rose
Arkansas Native
$20.00   #2    pickup
Sun to part sun Zone 3-9 Family: Rosaceae
Here's a rose for those swampy places, soggy ground where other plants seem to rot. Fragrant pink single flowers. Tolerant of soil drying out.
Rosa setigera Prairie rose
$10.00  Quart   $15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Z 5-8 Family: Rosaceae
Single pink fragrant flowers adorn this Prairie rose. Rosa setigera puts out arching canes from 6' to 12' in length & while not a true climber, can be helped along a trellis. Seed from the Shaw Nature Reserve in Missouri.
Rosa virginiana Virginia rose
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Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
Another carefree native rose with lovely single deep pink fragrant flowers of 2 to 12 1/2 inches across. A vigorous rose that will sucker so it should be planted where suckering is suitable - or can be mowed around. Bright red fruits in the fall & leaves that show shades of red through purple in the fall as well.
Rosa woodsii Wood's rose
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Sun/shade Zone 3-9 Family: Rosaceae
Wood's rose is native to Oklahoma, Texas & other Midwestern states as well as all western states. Growing 3-6' tall, Wood's rose usually makes thickets. It can grow in various situations from average to dry soils - prefers sandy or light clay. Five petaled fragrant pink flowers are followed by nice large red hips excellent for tea.
Rubus odoratus Flowering raspberry
$18.00 #2 - pickup
Sun to part shade Z: 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
This plant came to my attention when I first grew it by mistake. The seeds were mislabeled but after two years, we were finally able to identify our mystery shrub. This is very unlike any raspberry I've seen - it has no thorns or prickles and it has large (up to 12") maple-like soft fuzzy leaves. The flowers are a rosy-purple, up to two inches across & fragrant! In Arkansas & other parts of the south, flowering raspberry should have some afternoon shade. Height 3-6'.
Sabal minor Dwarf palmetto
Arkansas Native
Part sun Zone 7-9 Family: Arecaceae
Dwarf palmetto is a small fan palm that has its trunk below the ground. Natively it is found in open moist woods & will tolerate seasonal flooding but does become drought tolerant with age. Evergreen although in severe winters it can die to the ground & resprout the next year.
Sabal x texensis Palmetto palm
Native hybrid
Sun A: 7b-10 Family: Arecaceae
A lovely natural hybrid between Sabal minor & Sabal mexicana. Ultimate height is 20 feet with typical huge fan shaped leaves. These are 4th year seedlings & so still small.
Salix caroliniana   Coastal plain willowPhotos
$12.00 3 quart May require extra shipping or cut back for shipping
Arkansas Native
Sun/pt shade Z: Family: Salicaceae
Also known as Ward's willow or Carolina willow, this fast growing small tree is easily identified by the powdery white underside of the leaves. Carolina willow has been used extensively as a medicinal plant. It is found growing in wetlands, along creeks, ponds & streams. Carolina willow is also larval food for Mourning Cloak, Viceroy & Striped Hairstreak butterflies.
Salix nigra    Black willowPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 quart - may either need to be cut back for shipping or extra chg.  Also some larger specimans.
Sun/part shade Zone 3-10 Family: Salicaceae
Black willow is an excellent choice for stabilizing eroding wet soils. The largest willow in North America black willow was used medicinally for the salicylic acid contained therein. Black willow is also a larval food host for the Mourning Cloak, Viceroy & Red-spotted purple caterpillars. Black willow is also used by honeybees & various songbirds. Obligate wetland species.
Sambucus canadensis    American ElderberryPhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 #1 (full gallon)    few larger for pickup
Shade part shade sun Zones 4-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
. What a wonderful shrub! Will grow almost anywhere & produces lots of flat topped clusters of white flowers followed by deep blue-black fruit. Elderberry jelly is a delightful treat & so I'm told is Elderberry wine! (This is of course if you desire to beat the birds to the fruit!) . Found in every state in the eastern United States, elderberry has been used for centuries for varying purposes. Early settlers simmered the bark with lard to make a soothing ointment for the skin. The flowers were made in poultices for treating rheumatism. The berries were fermented by early settlers to make a wine & elderyberry jelly is delightful. Typically these are shrubby plants that reach no more than 12' or less & will grow in almost any kind of soil, from very wet to fairly dry, in full shade to full sun. Often the white blooms are very fragrant. BIRDS
Sambucus canadensis 'Adam'   Adams Elderberry
Arkansas Native
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Sun/pt shade Zones 3-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
‘Adams’ elderberry also has been selected for the size of the fruit. Elderberries are wonderful for pollinators.
Sambucus canadensis 'York'   York Elderberry
Arkansas Native
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Sun/pt shade Zones 4-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
‘York’ elderberry has been selected for the large size of the fruits. ‘York’ usually reaches 10 to 12 in height & a spread of 8 to 10 feet.
Sapindus drummondii Soapberry
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 Quart     
Sun Zones 5-10, probably. Family: Sapindaceae
Soapberry has pinnately compound leaves which turn a rich gold in autumn. Hardy as far north as Saint Louis, Soapberry is a central to mid western native. It bears clusters of translucent fruit which can be toxic if consumed. The Indians & early settlers used this fruit to wash clothes & the hard black seeds were polished & drilled & used to make necklaces. Full sun. Native here in Arkansas as well as Louisiana, Texas & Arizona, Oklahoma & Kansas.
Sassafras albidum     Sassafras
Arkansas Native
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Sun part shade Zones 3-10 Family: Lauraceae
An excellent small tree (to 35') that most everyone recognizes because of the mitten shaped leaves. Actually, several shapes of leaves may be present on the tree. Found natively in almost all of the eastern United States, the fall color can be glorious. Sassafras tea used to be a regular spring tonic & the roots were also the primary flavoring in root beer but has now been banned. These are a shrubby form of the tree. BIRDS Host plant for spicebush swallowtail.
Sinocalycanthus raulstonii 'Hartlege Wine' ppaf
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Not Native
Bright shade Zone 5-8 Family: Calycanthaceae
Gorgeous wine colored flowers reminiscent of camellia blooms grace this suckering shrub at a very early age. 8 to 10 feet mature height.
Spirea latifolia Meadowsweet Native
$12.00 gallon
Sun to 1/2 day sun Family: Rosaceae
Small deciduous shrub native to the east & northeast with white flowers often tinged with pink. Zones 2-7 maybe warmer. BIRDS
Spirea tomentosa Steeplebush
 $10.00 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 3-8 Family: Rosaceae
A lovely small shrub 2'-3' with rosy purple blooms - needs a moist acid soil - not tolerant of drought. Very atractive to butterflies!
Staphylea trifolia BladdernutPhotos
Arkansas Native
Open shade - Morning sun Family: Staphyleaceae.
With its striped bark, compound leaves & inflated, paperlike seed capsules, bladdernut has a very distinctive appearance when closely observed. Native to much of eastern North America, it is hardy to zone 3 & is also native here in Arkansas. Usually a small understory tree. BIRDS
Stewartia malacodendron      Silky camelliaPhotos
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Arkansas Native
Shade or morning sun Zones: 7-9 Family: Theaceae
A spectacular small tree native from Texas across the southern states and up into Virginia. Silky camellia requires partial shade & well drained soil - it dislikes wet feet. Magnificent white flowers with purple stamens reach 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches in width. Blooms usually appear in May and are followed by 1/2 inch woody capsules.
Styrax is in the family Styracaceae & consists of a number of small trees or shrubs with pendulous bell shaped flowers; usually white, sometimes fragrant. 2 species are native in the Arkansas & the SE United States. Other species are from Asia & you will find some of those listed here also. Fine trees for the garden, some get larger than others in their ultimate size.
Styrax americanus American snowbell Photos
Arkansas Native
   $18.00 3 Quart $24.00 #2 $35.00 #3 $45.00 #5   pickup on all sizes
Dappled shade - morning sun Zones 6 (5) to 9. American snowbell reaches about 9 feet at maturity, is widely branched. White fragrant flowers in racemes 1-4" long with 1 to 4 flowers per inflorescence. The bell shaped flowers are composed of petals that open widely exposing the yellow-tipped stamens. Altogether a most desirable small tree. Native from Illinois to Arkansas, OK & Texas and east to Florida & Virginia, it is usually found in floodplain forests & swamps. Does well in a lightly shaded garden, but will need adequate moisture.
Styrax confusus Chinese styrax
Not Native $sold out
Dappled shade - morning sun Leaves are larger than Styrax japonica but not quite as large as S. obassia. From China, this tree is rare in the trade & not a lot of information is available. Hardiness uncertain but probably zones 5 to 8. Flower character similar to S. japonica.
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry / Indian currantPhotos
$12.00  3 Quart    $18.00 #2  pickup on #2 & larger
Arkansas Native
Sun/shade Zones 2-8 Family: Caprifoliaceae
A suckering, small woody shrub for sun or shade, tolerant of the driest sites (once established). Small blue green leaves with tiny flowers that are followed by purplish-red fruit which persists long into the winter until the birds clean them off.
Taxodium ascendens Pond cypress
$75.00 #25      $150.00   #45
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 6-10.
Pond cypress has a more columnar habit than Bald cypress and makes a trouble-free accent in large areas whether wet or dry. It develops deeply furrowed bark & has bright green needles during the growing season. Deciduous.
Taxodium distichum    Bald cypress
Arkansas Native
$15.00  3 Quart
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zones 5 to 10 at least Family: Taxodiaceae
A mistaken idea of bald cypress is that it must have a wet place in which to grow. Not true! Bald cypress makes a very nice yard tree. Tall & stately and when grown in ordinary soil, do not develop the 'knees'.
Tilia americana    American basswoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
  $15.00 #1 $30.00 #4 $70.00 #10 (pickup # 4 & #10)
Sun to 1/2 day sun Zone 3 to 9. Family: Tiliaceae
Flowers of basswood are fragrant & can be used to make a tea. Honey made by bees feeding on basswood flowers has a particularly good flavor. These trees are generally found in moist wood & can get quite large. The wood is very lightweight & is used in carving, plus many other commercial uses. Large dark green leaves, almost heart shaped turn yellow in fall. BIRDS
Ulmus crassifolia     Cedar elm
$12.00 3 Quart $20.00 #2 $30.00 #5   pickup on all
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zone 6-9 Family: Ulmaceae
Cedar elm has the smallest thickest leaves of our native elms. A medium sized tree - 50-70 feet, Cedar elm grows in either acidic or alkaline soils, being tolerant of clay, sandy or loamy soils. Once established, Cedar elm is also drought tolerant but reaches its best potential with adequate moisture. Cedar elm blooms in the fall & has yellow fall foliage color (at least the books say this) However most of mine had lovely red foliage this fall. BIRDS
Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm
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Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 3-9 Family: Ulmaceae
Slippery elm grows in all states in the eastern half of the United States plus from the Dakotas to Texas. It has an extensive history of medicinal use & you can still buy slippery elm lozenges at many drugstores & probably all health food store. Birds - critters
Vaccinium arboreum Farkleberry
$12.00 Quart    
Arkansas Native
Sun/shade Zone: 6(5)-9 Family: Ericaceae
Also known as sparkleberry, this small tree produces a round, almost black fruit, that while not the tastiest I've ever had, certaily is edible - and the more rainfall that comes during the fruit producing time, the better the fruit. Birds love them anway - I find farkleberry growing all over my land, enduring drought & cold & heat. Lovely small ovate glossy leaves that turn red or purple in winter. Well drained soil is important. Larval food plant for Henry's Elfin & Striped hairstreak.
Viburnums belong to the family Caprifoliaceae & we have at least 8 species of them here in Arkansas. All are wonderful food plants for birds & small mammals. They are outstanding landscape plants for their deep green foliage, large white flower clusters & dark blue fruits. Full sun to light shade.
Viburnum acerifolium    Mapleleaf ViburnumPhotos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 3 qt
Part Sun to part shade Zone 3 to 9. Family: Caprifoliaceae
Lovely shrub 3-6’ with white showy flowers in late spring maturing to blue-black fruits in the fall. Habitat is usually lightly shaded areas with average to dry soils slightly on the acid side. BIRDS Hummers Butterflies
Viburnum dentatum    ArrowwoodPhotos
Arkansas Native
$12.00 3 Quart $15.00 #1 $30.00 #5, $40.00 #7 $50.00 #10 $65.00 #15 Nursery pickup on all but first 2 listed
Sun to part shade open shade Zone 3 to 8. Family: Caprifoliaceae
Arrowwood viburnum is so called because of its slender straight upright spreading stems & branches. Wildlife value is high for upland gamebirds & songbirds. Maroon purple foliage in fall. BIRDS
Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin'  Arrowwood viburnum 'Blue Muffin'
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Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 4(3) to 8 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Blue Muffin was selected for its abundance of blue fruits. Viburnum dentatum is called arrowwood for its slender straight upright spreading stems & branches. Wildlife value is high for upland gamesbirds & songbirds. Maroon purple foliage in fall.
Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow'
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Arkansas Native
selection Sun to part shade Z: 3-8 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Golden Arrrow has been selected for its yellow-gold foliage and mounding habit. Best planted in moring sun or dappled light to avoid bleaching of the leaves. Flowers appear in mid to late spring, followed by fruits that turn blue-black. Leaves are smaller than the typical arrowwood.
Viburnum dentatum 'Papoose'Photos
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Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Z: 4--8 Family: Caprifoliaceae
"Popoose' is a smaller , more compact version of our native arrowwood. Lovely white flowerheads hover slightly above the foliage. Drought tolerant once established.around 4 feet tall & wide.
Viburnum molle Kentucky viburnum (aslo known as Soft leaf viburnum)
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Arkansas Native
sun/part shade Zones 5-8 at least Family: Caprifoliaceae
Kentucky viburnum has nice sized clusters of white flowers - appearing in April (here in Arkansas). A medium sized shrub with soft fuzzy leaves. A couple of years ago, Bruce & Lana Ewing brought some flowers of this viburnum to the Arkansas Native Plant Society Spring meeting. The fragrance was wonderful! I asked Bruce if he would send me seed - he did & here are the results! Thanks Bruce!
Viburnum nudum   possumhaw viburnum Photos
Arkansas Native
$15.00 #1   $10.00 Quarts  Also larger
Sun to part shade Zone 6-9 at least
Native to eastern Arkansas & most of the SE United States, Shonny haw is usually 6-15 feet and found in bogs, low woods & savannas. Despite its native habitat, It makes a nice shrub for ordinary garden soil. My thanks to Lois Wilson for providing seed of local provenance. BIRDS
Viburnum nudum 'Brandywine' ppaf Shonny haw
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 4-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Brandywine grows to 5 or 6’ in moist or wet soils. Produces fruits that turn from pink to blue, is loved by butterflies when it flowers & birds when it sets fruit.
Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty' Shonny haw
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Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Z: 5-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
'Pink Beauty' was chosen by Michael Dirr as an outstanding selection of Viburnum nudum. The immature fruits start out green, change to pink & then to a robin's egg blue & eventually darken to a Concord grape blue in winter. In six years time, the shrub is 4 x 4 feet. Pink Beauty will grow in average to very wet soils but is reasonably drought tolerant also. Pink Beauty is self fertile.
Viburnum obovatum 'Reifler's Dwarf'  Photos
Sun to part shade Zone 6-10 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Reifler's dwarf is a selection made because it grows slowly, is densely evergreen with dark lustrous tiny leaves. In bloom, it is covered with white flowers in April to May. An excellent choice to replace boxwood! About 4 x 4 at maturity.
Viburnum prunifolium   Blackhaw viburnum
Arkansas Native
 $15.00 3 Quart
Open shade - sun Zones 4-9
Blackhaw viburnum can produce prodigious amounts of fruit and have impressive flowers in spring. Sometimes a shrub, or often a small tree native across the eastern U.S. BIRDS
Viburnum rafinesquianum        Downy viburnum
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Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Z: 3-9 Family: Caprifoliaceae
Here at the nursery, downy arrowwood is planted in full sun on a dry bank & does well.  It's about 5' tall in 10 years time- I've seen lots of variations listed in size but unless your soil is really good & you water a lot, I think you should consider height as 5-8'.  Lovely white flowers in May followed by dark blue fruits  fruits are loved by the birds
Viburnum rufidulum     Rusty BlackhawPhotos
$15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun/part shade Zones 5-10 Family: Caprifoliaceae
From my friend, Russell Studebaker came seeds of rusty blackhaw. It is called Rusty blackhaw because of the rust colored hairs on the buds. Very similar to the above Blackhaw viburnum.
Viburnum trilobum compacta 'Jewel Box' Cranberry viburnum
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Sun to part shade Z: 4-7 Family: Caprifoliaceae
'Jewel Box' is a dwarf cranberry viburnum, 18 inche tall by 24 inche wide at maturity and has the lovely white lacecap flowers plus edible red fruits for jam or jelly making or just to feed the birds.
Vitis aestivalis Summer grape
Arkansas Native
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Sun part shade Zones 4-10. Family: Vitaceae
London is located about 5 miles from our nursery & the post office is situated next to a wet ditch that is crowded with trees & vines. Two years ago I noted that some wild grapes were in full fruit so I captured some of them, hopefully made sure of the identification & so here they are now, ready for your fence, arbor or trellis. Loved by the birds in Minnesota & New Hampshire all the way to Texas.
Vitis rotundifolia MuscadinePhotos
Arkansas Native
 $12.00  Quart   $15.00 3 Quart
Sun to part shade Zones 6-9 Family: Vitaceae
This is the native, unimproved muscadine that grows wild in the hills around here. Our native muscadine likes to climb high in the trees when it is growing wild. On post & wire trellis it will do well also. When the muscadines are ripe, the fragrance can b e smelled for a long way. The seed came from a vine growing on the road near the nursery. Large purple-black fruits make excellent jam & jelly. Also used for making wine. Once established, these are extremely drought tolerant. These are unsexed seedlings so it would be best to buy several in hopes of getting fruit. BIRDS
Vitis sp. Wild grape
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Sun to part shade Zone 6 at least. Another native grape from my friend, Debra Farley who collected these grapes near Ash Flat, in northern Arkansas. The grapes were fairly large for a wild species. Grapes are sometimes difficult to identify so we're still working on this identity. BIRDS
Vitis riparia Riverbank grape
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Sun to part shade Zones 3-10. Family: Vitaceae
Some of the best jelly I ever made was from wild grapes. While the fruit is generally small & seedy for eating, in a good year you can get enough fruit to make jelly. Or you can let the songbirds & critters have them. The flowers are fragrant on this vigorous vine. Native to most of eastern North America.
You may notice that all the native Wisteria is listed as Wisteria frutescens - Botanists have decided that the differences with W. frutescens & W. macrostachys are not enough to separate them - thus you now have Wisteria frutescens.
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'  Photos
Arkansas Native
$30.00 #5  pickup
Sun/part shade Zones 5-9 Family: Fabaceae
Fragrant clusters of blue flowers adorn this better behaved native wisteria. The clusters are more like round balls of individual flowers whereas the oriental species are longer & more elongated.
Wisteria frutescens 'Aunt Dee' Kentucky wisteria
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones 5-8 Family: Fabaceae
Growing to an ultimate height of 30', Kentucky wisteria is much more restrained vine than the Asian counterparts. With 12" clusters of light purple fragrant flowers, this is sure to be a hit. Bees & butterflies love wisteria. These plants are grown from cuttings so you may expect bloom much sooner than seed grown ones. Do not fertilize.
Wisteria frutescens ' Blue Moon'
$16.00 3 Quart
Arkansas native
Sun to part shade Z: 5-8 Family: Fabaceae
Blue violet flowers on this well-behaved native wisteria vine. Lightly scented. Usually grow 12-18".
Wisteria frutescens 'Nivea' White blooming wisteria
Arkansas Native
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Sun/part shade Zones 5-9 Family: Fabaceae Lovely white flowers in fragrant clusters appear in Arpil or May. Often reblooming later in the season. Not nearly as vigorous or invasive as the Asian species.
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot
$15.00 3 Quart
Shade to morning sun Zones 4-9(10) Family: Ranunculaceae
Yellowroot is a small colonial low growing shrub that makes an excellent choice for naturalizing in the boggy soil of springheads or along moist stream banks. Shade.
Yucca arkansana Soft leaf yuccaPhotos    
$15.00 3 Quart
Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zones: 6-10 Family: Agavaceae
Perhaps the smallest of the yuccas, Soft leaf yucca ranges from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas with leaves of 8 to 24 inches. The colors range from bluish green to yellowish green with white margins. May be planted in sun or light shade, however flowering is better in the sun. Good drainage is a must. Thanks to Dr. Johnson for this seed.
Yucca filamentosa Adam's needle
$30.00 #5 Pickup only
Arkansas Native
sun to part shade Zones 5-10 Family: Agavaceae
Probably our most common yucca, the evergreen leaves are straplike , about 1 inch wide & 2 to 3 foot long. The flowers have white waxy petals that are beautiful & edible.
Zanthoxylum americanum Prickly Ash
$18..00  #1
Arkansas Native
Sun or partial shade A: 3-9 Family: Rutaceae
Zanthoxylum americanum is more of a shrub than a tree, and tends to makes colonies by putting out suckers. It is alo hardier (winter wise) than Toothache tree. I read they may get 13 feet tall, but my experience is only about 5-6'.
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis   Toothache tree
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Arkansas Native
Sun to part shade Zone 6 to 10. Family: Rutaceae
Prickly Ash. Also known as Hercules club, Toothache tree & the one I like the best 'tickle tongue' tree; so called because chewing on a twig has a numbing quality. Anyway, its a small tree armed with broad based thorns. The leaves are made up of 7 to 17 leaflets & I find it a very attractive tree. The Giant Swallowtail butterfly larvae feed on prickly ash foliage & songbirds flock to its fruit .