Native Forest Nursery offers over 50 species of Containerized Trees and Shrubs for use in the horticulture, conservation, and mitigation industries. We grow species that offer edible ornamental uses, vibrant fall foliage, spring and summer flowers, and landscape shading. We also grow several long time favorites such as Flowering Dogwood and Southern Magnolia. Starting in 2016, we are offering The Rising SunTM Redbud with brilliant lavender flowers in the spring giving way to new golden leaves that vary from yellow to orange to lime green throughout the growing season.

Our Containerized Trees and Shrubs are primarily grown in #3 air pruning containers that we believe offer several distinct advantages to our plants and to the customers who purchase them. Our Containerized Trees and Shrubs are also pruned and staked as needed to promote the good form required by our customers.

Containerized Tree and Shrub Products

All species are available in one of two grades:

Horticulture Grade – Pruned and staked as needed to promote straight form and proper branching.

Conservation Grade – Quality plants suitable for projects that don’t require a particular tree form.

We offer our trees and shrubs in the following container sizes:

  • #1 containers
  • #3 air pruning containers
  • #7 containers
  • #15 containers
  • D60 cells
  • 5” Anderson Bands
  • 9” Anderson Bands

​Heights vary by container size, species and time of year. Final heights and grades are determined for each species during our fall inventory in late October.

Available Container Species

Name Family Latin
Beautyberry Lamiaceae Callicarpa Americana
Birch, River Heritage ms Betulaceae Betula nigra x Heritage
Blackhaw Adoxaceae Viburnum prunifolium
Buckeye, Ohio Sapindaceae Aesculus glabra
Buttonbush Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis
Chestnut, Chinese Fagaceae Castanea mollissima
Chokeberry, Black Rosaceae Aronia melanocarpa
Crape Myrtle, Natchez Lythraceae Lagerstoemia x Natchez
Cypress, Bald Cupressaceae Taxadium distichum
Cypress, Pond Cupressaceae Taxadium distichum var. imbricarium
Dogwood, Flowering Cornaceae Cornus florida
Dogwood, Gray Cornaceae Cornus racemosa
Dogwood, Kousa Cornaceae Cornus kousa
Dogwood, Red Osier Cornaceae Cornus sericea
Dogwood, Silky Cornaceae Cornus amomum
Elderberry, Common Adoxaceae Sambucus nigra canadensis
Gum, Black Cornaceae Nyssa sylvatica
Hawthorn, Washington Rosaceae Crataegus phaenopyrum
Hazelnut Betulaceae Corylus americana
Holly, Winterberry Aquifoliaceae Ilex verticillata
Magnolia - Jane Magnoliaceae Magnolia 'Jane'
Magnolia, Sweetbay Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana
Maple, Japanese Sapindaceae Acer palmatum
Maple, Norway Sapindaceae Acer plantanoides
Maple, Red Sunset Sapindaceae Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
Maple, Sugar Sapindaceae Acer saccharum
Meadowsweet Rosaceae Filipendula ulmaria
Mulberry, Red Moraceae Morus rubra
Ninebark, Atlantic Rosaceae Physocarpus opulifolius
Oak, Bur Fagaceae Quercus macrocarpa
Oak, Cherrybark Fagaceae Quercus pagoda
Oak, Chestnut Fagaceae Quercus prinus
Oak, Chinkapin Fagaceae Quercus muehlenbergii
Oak, Northern Red Fagaceae Quercus rubra
Oak, Nuttall Fagaceae Quercus nutallii
Oak, Post Fagaceae Quercus stellata
Oak, Sawtooth Fagaceae Quercus acutissima
Oak, Sawtooth Gobbler Fagaceae Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler'
Oak, Shumard Fagaceae Quercus shumardii
Oak, Swamp Chestnut Fagaceae Quercus michauxii
Oak, Swamp White Fagaceae Quercus bicolor
Oak, Water Fagaceae Quercus nigra
Oak, White Fagaceae Quercus alba
Oak, Willow Fagaceae Quercus phellos
Persimmon Ebenaceae Diospyros virginiana
Pine, Shortleaf Pinaceae Pinus echinata
Planetree, London - Exclamation Platanaceae Platanus 'Acerifolia'
Plum, American Rosaceae Prunus americana
Plum, Chickasaw Rosaceae Prunus angustifolia
Redbud, Eastern Fabaceae Cercis canadensis
Redbud, The Rising Sun Fabaceae Cercis canadensis
Silverbell Styracaceae Halesia carolina
Spicebush Lauraceae Lindera benzoin
Sugarberry Cannabaceae Celtis laevigata
Yellowwood Fabaceae Cladrastis kentukea
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