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Our nursery staff can help you choose the right tree or shrub for your space to give you many years of lasting beauty, shade, privacy, and even fruit! The foundation of your garden begins here. We carry trees guaranteed to be hardy in our climate (Zone 6-7), including, ornamentals, evergreens, and fruit trees. Most of the trees we have are grown here locally on our 150-acre tree farm. Ensuring that what you are buying is acclimated to our growing zone and weather conditions.


Crab apples (Malus selections) are some of the easiest and most beautiful trees to grow, if you choose a disease-resistant variety with persistent small fruits that won’t make a mess when they fall. The Adirondack tree has strong upright branches for smaller spaces. It has showy white flowers in spring, medium-green leaves and deep orange-red color that fruits well into fall. Golden Raindrops is another disease-resistant favorite, chosen for its profuse white flowers, distinctive small yellow fruits and deeply cut ornamental leaves that turn an outstanding orange-red in fall. Both varieties will thrive in inner-city conditions as long as they have full sun and well-drained, neutral to acid soil. Zones 3-8.


This attractive native (Cornus alternifolia) is a favorite of wildlife gardeners and a welcome choice for northern landscapes. Its architecture and scaffolding branches are very ornamental, and it has a nice 15- to 25-foot height and spread. Expect fragrant clusters of white flowers in spring followed by blue fruits and purple fall color. Plant in sun or partial shade in moist, rich acidic soil for best results. Avoid streetside plantings where urban pollution is a problem. Zones 3-7.


Looking for larger trees that will add shade and diversity to your yard? Cully Heritage river birch (Betula nigra ‘Cully’), a cultivar of the native river birch, has more spectacular exfoliating bark colors of cinnamon and creamy white than typical river birch and is usually grown as an attractive multistem tree. It is less susceptible to disease and more drought tolerant than European white birch. Plant in full sun or light shade, and watch this fast-growing tree climb to 60 feet. Zones 4-9.

Tulip Poplar

(Kentucky state tree)

A fast-growing tree with bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers and turn golden yellow in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers are carried high in the tree. Stems are aromatic. Likes full sun. Grows to 70′ to 90′, 40′ spread. (zones 4-9.) The tulip poplar is actually more closely related to magnolia than either a tulip or a poplar. Tulip poplar is currently the state tree of Kentucky. It grows in all counties in Kentucky on rich, well-drained soils in mixed mesophytic associations. The Kentucky Champion tree is in Beaver Creek, McCreary County. It is 168 feet tall.


Arborvitae means “Tree of Life”; the Vitamin C in the needles of the Eastern species saved early explorers from succumbing to scurvy (we’ll stick to orange juice). This variety is a hybrid between a Western species and one from Japan. It was first grown at the Poulsen family nursery in Denmark (yes, the one that brought us ‘Emerald Green,’ too) in 1937, and then shared with the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. in 1967. Once the public found out about it (which didn’t happen until the late 1990s), they loved it.

Autumn Blaze Maple Trees

Autumn Blaze maple (Acer Freemanii ) is an improved hybrid with brilliant, long lasting, orange-red fall color. In the landscape it has long been appreciated for its deep shade and amazing fall color with little maintenance. This large shade tree matures at 50 to 60 feet tall, with a rounded canopy. It is widely adaptable to different climates and soil types and may be the favorite among native types of maple trees. Autumn blaze maple grows in zones 3 to 8. We also carry October Glory maple trees.


Our shrub selection includes flowering and non flowering shrubs of all shapes and sizes, suited for a wide variety of growing conditions. All of our shrubs are certified to be hardy in Zones 6-7.


Hydrangeas are a genus of over 75 species and 600 named cultivars that are native to a wide range of regions and countries. Hydrangeas can grow as climbing vines and trees, but are most commonly grown as a shrub. The plants can grow from 1 foot tall, all the way to close to 100 feet tall as a climbing vine!

The beautiful flowers produced by this plant is what makes these so popular. Most put on a showy display from early spring all the way into fall. The large flowers come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Hydrangea blooms can be pink, blue, red, white, purple and green! The flowering shrubs can grow in partial shade to full sun.


These attractive, compact evergreens possesses 1-4″ wide, brilliant colored trumpet flowers that vary from shades of red, purple, pink and white. Some flowers may be single, doubled, frilly and freckled. They possess good cold hardiness, dense growth habit, and autumn color making a great choice for shady foundation plantings, borders, or masses. Deciduous Azaleas are also available growing taller and wider that evergreen types. Flowers are generally more fragrant, bloom later, and come in eye-catching shades of yellow, orange, pink and white.


One of the most versatile shrubs, boxwoods bring year-round color to the garden. Their evergreen foliage brightens dreary winter landscapes, provides structure to both formal and informal gardens, and can be shaped into tightly clipped geometric forms or whimsical shapes. Natural size, shape, growth rate and hardiness vary between the many types of boxwood shrubs—some are rounded, some low growing and spreading, some upright and some more conical in shape. Their ability to bounce back and withstand regular clipping and shearing makes them perfect for hedge plants and topiaries.


Common lilac bushes (Syringa vulgaris) are deciduous shrubs that bloom in the springtime. They are part of the olive family, along with other such ornamental plants as ash trees, forsythia bushes, and privet shrubs. The outstanding quality of many lilac varieties is the sweet fragrances of their flowers. The blooms appear in branching clusters or panicles. Each flower is only about 1/3 inch across. The leaves are gray-green to blue-green in color and reach around 2 to 5 inches long; they do not change color in the fall. And the bark of this shrub is gray to grayish brown. The best time to plant lilac bushes is in the early fall before the ground freezes. They have a moderate growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year.


The diverse holly family includes trees and shrubs that come in a variety of forms: columnar, pyramidal, rounded, or weeping. The foliage varies, too, ranging from large, spiny leaves to smooth, small leaves that resemble boxwood. Even holly’s berries come in a variety of hues that include red, pink, blue, orange, yellow, and white. Holly provides year-round interest while serving as part of a hedge or perennial border, or in foundation plantings. Evergreen varieties take center stage in winter when they anchor leafless garden beds. Tall evergreen hollies are good for creating a dense hedge or screen. When used as barrier plants, holly varieties with spiny leaves are nearly impenetrable. No matter where you plant holly, if pollinated its colorful berries add splashes of winter color and food for birds.


Juniper has long been a popular ornamental garden plant for its four-season interest, ability to grow in most regions, and virtually carefree nature. With shapes ranging from ground-hugging juniper bushes just 6 inches high to towering juniper trees 130 feet tall, and colors from steely blue to shimmering gold, there’s a juniper that suits nearly every landscape need. Whether you want to cover a slope for erosion control or create a privacy hedge, there’s one that fits the bill.

Professional Landscape Design

Whether you want to expand an existing garden or create a whole new look for your overall landscape, we can help you. We have knowledgeable staff ready to assist you in your DIY projects, Replacements shrubs/trees, Plantings, or new landscape design. In addition to designing landscape and hardscape plans, we offer a long list of landscape services, including installation of fire pits, as well as maintaining customer’s landscape with our quarterly maintenance plans.