At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

Family: Rosaceae
Latin Name: Filipendula ulmaria
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Golden yellow
Bloom: White to yellow
Bloom Time: June to August
Shape: Rounded
Bark: Brown to gray and smooth
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Zone: Zone 3 to Zone 9
Size: 3 to 6 feet
Spread: 1 to 3 feet
Care: Medium to wet, well drained soil

Alternatively hailed as the “Queen of the Meadow”, this perennial herb of the Rosaceae family is one of the best-known wildflowers in America. Prized for its lovely blossoms and almond-like fragrance, Meadowsweet’s chemical compounds have also proven very valuable in the field of medicine. Meadowsweet is native throughout Europe and Western Asia, but has been naturalized in North America, with a hardiness zone rating of 3-9. Commonly found in damp meadows and wetlands, this plant favors medium to wet, well-drained soils and grows in full sun to partial shade. Meadowsweet is also knowns as “Dropwort”, “Bridewort”, “Lady of the Meadow”, “Meadsweet”, “Dollof”, and “Pride of the Meadow”.

Filipendula Ulmaria, as Meadowsweet is scientifically classified, is characterized by its lush deciduous leaves, which are irregularly pinnate with three- to five-lobed terminal leaflets. These leaves are dark green with pale downy undersides, sometimes splattered with a bright rust-colored fungus (triphragmium ulmariae) that can cause the stalk to swell. As a rounded shrub, with smooth brown or gray bark, this specimen grows to a modest height of 3-6 ft. with a 1-3 ft. spread. In June and August, the species produces delicate creamy-white flowers that appear in graceful clusters and are delightfully aromatic.

The entire shrub is cited as being a folklore remedy for acidic stomach issues, and every part of the plant actually possesses a very soothing and pleasant aroma and flavor. Meadowsweet is potent as a medicine since its chemical constituents include essential oils, flavone glycosides, tannins, and salicylic acid—among these are the chemical elements used to make Aspirin. Meadowsweet is also used as a strewing herb (strewn on floors for its fragrance) and as a stewing herb (used to flavor wine, mead, and vinegar; alternatively added to fruits and jams). Even this specimen’s roots prove commercially valuable, since they can be used to generate a natural black dye.

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