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
Arborvitea, Emerald Green Cupressaceae Thuja occidenalis 'Smaragd'
Arrowwood Adoxaceae Viburnum dentatum
Beautyberry Lamiaceae Callicarpa Americana
Birch, River DH ms Betulaceae Betula nigra x DuraHeat
Birch, River Heritage ms Betulaceae Betula nigra x Heritage
Blackhaw Adoxaceae Viburnum prunifolium
Blueberry, Highbush Ericaceae Vaccinium corymbosum
Buckeye, Ohio Sapindaceae Aesculus glabra
Buttonbush Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis
Chestnut, Chinese Fagaceae Castanea mollissima
Chokeberry, Black Rosaceae Aronia melanocarpa
Chokeberry, Red Rosaceae Aronia arbutifolia
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
Gum, Water Tupelo Cornaceae Nyssa aquatica
Hawthorn, Washington Rosaceae Crataegus phaenopyrum
Hazelnut Betulaceae Corylus americana
Hickory, Shagbark Juglandaceae Carya ovata
Hickory, Shellbark Juglandaceae Carya laciniosa
Holly, Winterberry Aquifoliaceae Ilex verticillata
Hophornbeam Betulaceae Ostrya virginiana
Hornbeam, American Betulaceae Carpinus caroliniana
Magnolia - Jane Magnoliaceae Magnolia 'Jane'
Magnolia, Sweetbay Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana
Maple, Japanese Sapindaceae Acer palmatum
Maple, Norway Sapindaceae Acer plantanoides
Maple, October Glory Sapindaceae Acer rubrum x October Glory
Maple, Red Sapindaceae Acer rubrum
Maple, Red "Summer Red" Sapindaceae Acer rubrum 'Summer Red'
Maple, Red Sunset Sapindaceae Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
Maple, Sugar Sapindaceae Acer saccharum
Meadowsweet Rosaceae Filipendula ulmaria
Mulberry, Red Moraceae Morus rubra
Nannyberry Adoxaceae Viburnum lentago
Ninebark, Atlantic Rosaceae Physocarpus opulifolius
Oak, Black Fagaceae Quercus velutina
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, Overcup Fagaceae Quercus lyrata
Oak, Pin Fagaceae Quercus palustris
Oak, Post Fagaceae Quercus stellata
Oak, Sawtooth Fagaceae Quercus acutissima
Oak, Sawtooth Gobbler Fagaceae Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler'
Oak, Shumard Fagaceae Quercus shumardii
Oak, Southern Red Fagaceae Quercus Falcata
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
Pawpaw Annonaceae Asimina triloba
Persimmon Ebenaceae Diospyros virginiana
Pine, Shortleaf Pinaceae Pinus echinata
Pine, White Pinaceae Pinus strobus
Planetree, London - Exclamation Platanaceae Platanus 'Acerifolia'
Plum, American Rosaceae Prunus americana
Plum, Chickasaw Rosaceae Prunus angustifolia
Poplar, Yellow Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera
Redbud, Eastern Fabaceae Cercis canadensis
Redbud, The Rising Sun Fabaceae Cercis canadensis
Sassafras Lauraceae Sassafras albidum
Serviceberry, Allegheny Rosaceae Amelanchier laevis
Serviceberry, Autumn Brilliance Rosaceae Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'
Serviceberry, Downy Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea
Serviceberry, Shadblow Rosaceae Amelanchier canadensis
Silverbell Styracaceae Halesia carolina
Sourwood Ericaceae Oxydendrum arboreum
Spicebush Lauraceae Lindera benzoin
Sugarberry Cannabaceae Celtis laevigata
Sycamore Platanaceae Platanus Occidentalis
Walnut, Black Juglandaceae Juglans nigra
Willow, Black Salicaceae Salix nigra
Yellowwood Fabaceae Cladrastis kentukea
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