Fall Tree & Shrub Guide and Availability

Did you know that fall is the best time to plant trees & shrubs?

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A large reason we added a fall season was because our customers were wanting trees and shrubs to plant in the fall. Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs because the cooler temperatures and warm soil stimulate root growth while less watering is needed compared to the hot summer months. Trees and shrubs planted in the fall will have time to settle in before the first frost and develop larger root systems which will benefit them next spring.   Check out this great guide to planting trees and shrubs


We will have over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs this fall.  You can view our full availability list here.


here are a few we're excited about:


Pawpaw Trees

These trees thrive in the southeast and are a favorite of many for their dark green foliage, burgundy blooms from March-May, stunning fall color, and abundant, delicious fruit. Did you know they are the largest edible fruit trees native to North America?


This fall we will have native Pawpaws (none are grafted) from three different lineages. Make sure you have a pollinating couple since Pawpaws will not cross-pollinate (and therefore will not bear fruit) with a Pawpaw from the same parent tree. Be sure to check the labels and get trees from different lineages!


Pawpaw in Sara's backyard.


Serviceberry Tree

We sold out of these trees quickly in the spring so if you missed them then, now is your chance!


Serviceberry bloom (photo: NC State University Extension)

What makes these trees so sought after? They are among the first to bloom in the spring, produce tasty berries for humans and birds alike, do well in areas ranging from patios to woodlands, and offer three-season interest.


Serviceberry in spring (photo: NC State University Extension)

Serviceberry in fall (photo: NC State University Extension)


American Hazelnut

This native shrub is easy to grow, produces sweet nuts after two to three years, and is a rare find!


It thrives in a wide variety of conditions including clay soil, is fast growing, and is great for hedgerows.




Butterfly Bushes

We love the stunning blooms of butterfly bushes that last from summer through first frost.


As the name suggests butterflies and other pollinators feed off the nectar of these plants but the bushes don't provide support during other lifecycles. If you really want to support pollinators be sure to add native host plants such as milkweed, aster, and dill on which butterflies can lay their eggs and caterpillars can feed.




Fruit & Nut Trees

Fall is a great time to establish fruit and nut trees as excessive heat and sunlight in the summer can make it hard for new plants to settle in. Planting in the fall allows just enough time for the roots to get established and sets the tree up for success next spring.




Be sure to keep in mind what trees need to be paired together for cross-pollination, you'll find a helpful guide here.


Here is a great link for planning an orchard, it offers tips on planting, pairing, pruning, and more.


We can't wait to see you this fall!