2023 Seedling Tree Sale
How to Prepare...
-Evaluate your needs & select your site,
-Do some research,
-Measure available space and # of rows needed to
produce desired results,
-Plan which species of trees and/or shrubs you will need,
-Determine numbers of seedlings that will be needed,
-Plan for their irrigation,
-Plan for protection from animals.
You will be contacted
when trees are ready for Pick-Up
All varieties are Sold Out
Norway Poplar, Siouxland
40' - 60' Zone 3.
NORWAY POPLAR - Zone 3. Fast growing tall tree used for windbreaks and riparian plantings, provides quick cover. This cottonless cottonwood tree is extremely hardy even in toughest soils. Requires moist soil but can tolerate dry soil after established. 40' to 60' tall 20'to 35' spread.
Lombardy Poplar, Thevestina
60' - 80' Zone 2
LOMBARDY POPLAR - Zone 2.
A perfect choice for a fast-growing
privacy screen or windbreak.
Wonderful columnar tree with
grayish-green foliage that provides
a gorgeous backdrop for smaller
trees and shrubs. Plant in rows about 8 ft. apart for screen protection. Hardy to -40 degrees F.
20' - 40' Zones 3-8
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE - Zones 3-8. Popular for dense, pyramidal shape. This tree is a favorite among spruce lovers. The Colorado Blue Spruce has densely growing horizontal branches with waxy gray-green leaves, up to 3 cm (1 in) long, which are arranged radially on the shoots which curve upwards. It produces pale brown cones which are up to 10 cm (4 in) long. Blue spruce is generally considered to grow best with abundant moisture. Nevertheless, it can withstand drought better than any other spruce. It can withstand extremely low temperatures (-40 degrees C) as well. 50'–75' tall and a spread of 10'–20' at maturity.
15' to 25' Zones 3-8
AMERICAN PLUM - Zones 3-8. The American Plum is a fast-growing shrub with many wildlife benefits. It will readily sucker from the ground up around the root zone growing into a large erect shrub and form a dense spreading thicket as it ages. In the spring, clusters of 1” white flowers will form. Fruit will form over summer, and mature in August and September. The plums can be used in jellies, preserves, and even eaten raw.
Rocky Mountain Juniper,
30' - 40' Zones 3-8
ROCKY MOUNTAIN JUNIPER- Zone 3-8. Rugged, pyramidal tree with silvery-blue green foliage. The foliage is dense and pleasantly aromatic. The fruits are fleshy berrylike spherical cones - they are bright blue with a whitish bloom and sweet tasting, with thin skins (edible). Survives well in hot dry summers of the western U.S. 30'-40' tall.
To 15' Zones 2-8
SMOOTH SUMAC - Zones 2-8. to 15’, Zones 2-8. A North America native thicket-forming shrub or small tree with a spreading crown. Dark green foliage turns bright shades of red and orange in fall. Bark is grayish-brown. Flowers late May–July, with dense clusters 5–9 inches long. Fruits August–September, compact clusters, fruit seeded and round, about ⅛ inch in diameter, dark red with red velvety hairs. Birds eat the fruit. Rabbits and deer eat the leaves and twigs.
15' - 20' Zones 2-8
NANNYBERRY - Zones 2-8. A versatile native shrub with excellent year-round interest, Nannyberry Viburnum features showy white flowers in May and burgundy leaf color in autumn with dark blue berries. A large upright shrub, it spreads by roots to form colonies and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedgerow. It can be maintained as a small tree by pruning stems and removing the suckers at the base. Adaptable to a wide range of soils. Very shade tolerant in nature, it grows larger in open sunny areas. Nannyberry offers excellent support for birds and pollinators, and serve as host plants to numerous butterflies and moths. They tend to flower profusely whether or not pollination occurs. The edible berries can be used to make jams and jellies.
To 15' Zones 3-10
ELDERBERRY - Zones 3-10. This thicket forming shrub with bright green leaves has large, flat showy clusters of white, fragrant flowers in spring. The flowers are followed by clusters of dark purple to black, berrylike fruits in late summer and fall. The fruit is attractive to birds and mammals and may be used to make jelly, pie and wine. It is high in antioxidants. Elderberries prefer well-drained soil. The shrub reaches full berry production in the third or fourth year. Canes lose vigor after 3 years and should be removed at ground level during dormancy. They prefer sun but will adapt to part shade. To harvest, cut berry clusters from the plant, then strip berries. Use quickly or freeze to preserve.
Common Purple Lilac,
10' - 20' Zones 2-8
COMMON PURPLE LILAC - Zones 3-8. Lovely clusters of lavender flowers grow from the branch tips in mid-spring. They make a wonderful contrast to the dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Abundant clusters of sweetly fragrant, purple flowers in mid-spring on a vigorous, upright, multi-stemmed shrub with heart-shaped, green foliage. Ideal as a flowering hedge or screen. Plant near a window or pathway where the fragrant blooms can be enjoyed. Deciduous.
Blue Arctic Willow
10' - 20' Zones 3-6
BLUE ARCTIC WILLOW - Zones 3-6. It features blue-green leave in pairs, almost opposite that are elliptical in shape and are 2 to 4 inches long. Light green flowers bloom in late April, eventually with ornamentally insignificant fruit. The stems are smooth and slender. They are purplish in the first year's growth but later change to gray or olive-gray. Growth is rapid, reaching from 2 to 8 feet in two years.