Tree Sale 2024

We are no longer accepting new orders at this time.

 

 

Tree Sale 2024 Catalog

 

2024 Spring Tree Sale has ended.

All orders and overstock items have been sold.

Order forms for the 2025 Spring Tree Sale will become available beginning in January 2025.

Check out our upcoming Native Plant sale here: https://monroecd.org/native-plant-sale-2024/ 

 

The 2024 tree sale order window has closed

If you were unable to submit your order or if you didn’t get all the items you wanted this year, many Conservation Districts in neighboring counties are also holding their own spring tree sales. Some of our local SE MI Districts offer different deadlines and inventories as well. Here are links to a few of the nearby Districts:

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As a reminder, Monroe CD is holding a Native Plant Sale in June, which offers a wide range of native wildflowers and grasses. Pre-orders must be submitted by March 24th.

Conifers

Norway Spruce

Picea abies: 60 to 90’ tall with pyramid-shaped crown. Stiff short needles. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, can tolerate some shade.

White Cedar (native)

Thuja occidentalis: Moderately fast growing to 50’ tall with 10’ spread full sun, average well drained soil. Takes well to pruning.

White Pine (native)

Pinus strobus: 75 to 100’ tall in well drained sandy to clay soils. Less tolerant of shade with age. Long needles, fast growth rate.

White Spruce (native)

Picea glauca: 75 to 100’ tall. A dense pyramidal tree widely used in hedges and windbreaks. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, will tolerate some shade.

Shrubs

American Plum (native)

Prunus americana: Large deciduous shrub/small tree with broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are almost globular edible plums about 1” in diameter. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish and become scaly with age; branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread widely and sprout readily. These features are highly important for wildlife cover and food. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade and drought. Preferred browse for whitetail deer.

Highbush Cranberry (native)

Viburnum trilobum: 8 to 12’ tall with equal spread. Medium to dark green leaves changing to yellow to red-purple in the fall. Flowers mid to late May. Berries used for preserves and jellies persist from fall into winter. Excellent plant for screening and informal hedging. Medium growth in well drained, moist soil, sun or partial shade. Good for winter fruit and wildlife cover.

American Elderberry (native)

Sambucus canadensis : Fast growing, 5 to 15’ tall shrub, on moist, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Small white dense flat-topped flowers. Purple-black fruit in August. Makes excellent wine and jam, desired food for wildlife. Kept tidy by pruning.

Speckled Alder (native)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa: Multi-stemmed, thicket-forming shrub. 15-25’ tall with an equal spread. Moderate to fast growth. Thrives in a wide variety of soils. Flowers early spring, shade intolerant. Bark color can vary between gray, reddish, and brown, with copious whitish lenticles giving its namesake speckled look.

Late Lilac

Syringa villosa: 8 to 15’ high with 6 to 10’ spread, usually forming a bulbous overall shape. Moderately slow growth rate. Great for birds and pollinators. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Needs full sun exposure. Light pink and purplish-white flowers bloom late spring into early summer. Prune immediately after flowering.

Nannyberry (native)

Viburnum lentago: Large shurb, 10 to 20’ tall, 6 to 12’ upright spread. Moderate growth rate. Tolerates dry and moist, well drained soils; full sun to partial shade. Flowers late spring. Ripe berries are a great food source for birds in the fall.

Silky Dogwood (native)

Cornus amomum: Medium shrub, 5 to 8′ high , equal spread. Creamy white flowers in early summer. Clusters of blue berries in late summer that attract many birds including waterfowl. This dogwood is common near surface waters and wet soils throughout Michigan. Full to partial sun.

Deciduous Trees

Hybrid Poplar

Populus: 40 to 90′ high, narrow crown. Rapid growth in well drained to moderately well drained, loamy sand to clay loam soil. Shade intolerant. Plant at least 100′ from drain tiles. Short lived.

Paw Paw (native)

Asimina triloba: 10 to 20’ tall with equal spread. Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with short trunk and spreading branches form a dense pyramidal or round top. Tends to sucker and forms loose colonies in the wild. Medium growth rate in moist, fertile, deep, and slightly acidic soils. Prefers full sun, will tolerate shade but shade will alter the shape of the tree.

Pin Oak (native)

Quercus palustris: Pyramid in shape, 60 to 70’ high with 25 to 40’ spread. A faster growing oak with a very distinctive growth habit. Trunk is very thick, lowest branches sweep downwards. Natural habitat is on wet clay flats where water may stand for several weeks. Full sun. Widely used native oak for landscaping.

Red Maple (native)

Acer rubrum: Rounded crown 40 to 70’ with equal spread. Grows medium to fast in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Full sun to light shade. Classic maple-shaped leaves known for their beautiful fall foliage.

Sugar Maple (native)

Acer saccharum: 60 to 75’ in well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil. Slow growing, shade intolerant. Dark foliage turns shades of red and yellow in fall. Root system is shallow and spreading.

Red Oak (native)

Quercus rubra: 60 to 75’ with equal spread. Fast growing in fertile, moist, well-drained, acidic soils. Full sun, partial shade. Shallow roots are sensitive to changes in grade.

White Oak (native)

Quercus alba: 60 to 80’ tall, equal or greater spread. Slow to medium growth. Full sun with deep, moist, well-drained soils. Use as a shade tree for a large area. Acorns are a favorite food source for birds, squirrels, and deer.

Swamp White Oak

Swamp White Oak (native)

Quercus bicolor: 45 to 80′ tall with equal spread. Slow to medium growth. Full sun, prefers deep, wet acidic soils. Can tolerate temporary flooding. Use as a shade tree for large areas. Attracts birds and butterflies. 2-layer root system can tolerate compacted soils.

Eastern Redbud (native)

Cercis canadensis: Larger stock only

A small tree with trunk divided close to the ground. 20 to 25’ tall with equal spread. Heart-shaped leaves late spring after rosy pink flowers in April. Slow to medium growth in most soils. Needs full sun.

White Flowering Dogwood (native)

Cornus florida: Larger stock only

White blossoms in May/early June, red berries in the fall. Mature height 10 to 12’. Slow to medium growth, prefers shade and well-drained soils. Used for ornamental, understory, and wildlife.

Fruit Trees

Root Stocks

EMLA 111 – Semi-dwarf tree, adaptable to a variety of soil conditions  tolerating drought conditions. 

EMLA 7 – About half the size of a standard tree with exceptional winter hardiness & fairly well anchored.  Performs best on deep, fertile, well-drained soils that retain constant moisture.

MAHALEB – Preforms well in deep soils with good drainage. Very cold hardy & precocious. Deep rooted. Produces a tree roughly 70% the size of Mazzard. Not recommended for heavy soils or areas with poor drainage or high water tables. 

MAZZARD –  Good choice for wet & heavy soils. Produces what is considered a “full size tree” 18 to 20 feet tall. 

OHXF 97 Superior root choice for standard size pear trees. More precocious than seedling rootstocks. Resistant to fire blight & pear decline. Hardy & provides good anchoring & high yield efficiency.

Both apples will pollinate one another 

Red McIntosh

Needs pollinator

A northeastern favorite, the fruit colors early in the season to a deep red. A hardy and productive tree. Harvest mid-September. Root stock: EMLA 7

*Apple, Royal Red Honeycrisp

Needs pollinator

A new blush-type selection of Honeycrisp with the same flavor and flesh texture as its popular parent but with better color and storage characteristics. Harvest early thru late-September. Root stock: EMLA 11

 

TART Cherry: Montmorency

Self-fertile

One of the most popular cherries in the US for cooking, baking, jams and jellies due to its desirable sweet-sour taste. Deep, bright red fruit with very juicy flesh. Low maintenance, winter hardy, and prolific bearer. Harvest in mid-July  Root stock: MAHALEB

SWEET Cherry: Rainier

Needs pollinator

Large, delicious yellow fruit with a beautiful red blush. Exceptionally sweet. Easy to grow, low maintenance backyard variety. (Skeena will pollinate as will most other sweet cherries). Prolific and heavy bearer.  Harvest middle to late June. Root stock: MAZZARD

SWEET Cherry: Benton

Self-fertile

A rare self-pollinating sweet cherry. Firm, dense, garnet flesh, rich mahogany skin color and pure cherry flavor, similar to Bing — but flowers a few days later, making the profuse white blooms less susceptible to frost damage. Bears heavy crops on a vigorous tree. Easy to pit. Harvest mid-June. Root Stock: MAZZARD

Gloria Peach

Self-fertile

A large, highly colored, yellow-fleshed freestone peach ripening seven days after Loring. The fruit is very firm, low acid, with high sugar content and excellent dessert quality. The tree is very productive and resistant to bacterial spot.  Harvest mid through late August.

Redhaven Peach

Self-fertile

This variety is considered by many as the standard for the Northeast peach industry.  Tree is vigorous, very bud-hardy and productive.  Fruit is medium-sized and colors to a brilliant red. One of the best commercial varieties. Harvest mid-July through early August.

Both pears can cross-pollinate one another 

Bartlett Pear

Needs pollinator

A large, heavy-bearing variety with excellent quality. Long considered one of the choicest canning varieties, the Bartlett is the best-selling pear variety in the world. Trees are easy to grow and will start to produce fruit in four to six years. Full sun. Harvest late August. Root stock: OHXF97

Golden Russet Bosc Pear

Needs pollinator

A highly attractive, medium sized fruit with a more complete russet than traditional Bosc. The fruit on this vigorous tree type is long and uniform in shape. Flavor is similar to that of traditional Bosc. Great for canning, freezing, dessert, cooking, baking. Frost-resistant. Harvest late September. Root stock: OHXF97

Berries

Blackberry, Chester: Early bearing

Considered one of the more winter hardy and productive thornless varieties available. Large, high-quality fruit ripens in early to mid-August thru late September. Fruit has good flavor when fully ripe. Chester plants are vigorous and show resistance to cane blight.

Red Raspberry, Caroline: Ever bearing

Red, most productive ever bearing raspberry. Caroline has a larger berry than Heritage and is more productive, with a rich, full, and intense flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot. The farther south you grow it, the earlier it will ripen, typically late August-early October. Will not tolerate high heat or drought.

Red Raspberry, Encore: Early season

Red, large berries with good flavor. Plants are vigorous, sturdy, and upright. Harvest mid July-August. Has good winter hardiness, a great berry for extending the season.

Red Raspberry, Prelude: Early season

Red, earliest ripening late June into July. Also fall bearing but produces the most in spring. Winter hardy and vigorous. Berries are round, cohesive, with very good flavor.

Strawberry, Allstar: Early season

Large, light-colored, sweet berries. Glossy, firm fruit makes this variety excellent for fresh eating. Highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Great for beginner gardeners.

Wise management of soil, water and related natural resources

Strawberry, Evie 2: Early midseason

This day-neutral is easier to grow, higher yielding and less sensitive to the warm summer temperatures than the Everest. Berries have an attractive red color, good flavor and maintain good size. Bears fruit 12-14 weeks after planting.

Strawberry, Sparkle: Mid-season

Rated one of the best berries for jam and freezing. Ripens mid to late June. Flavorful, high quality, attractive fruit. An extremely vigorous variety, Sparkle is an excellent choice for home gardeners and pick-your-own operations in northern climates. A true heirloom variety. Recommended for beginners.

Asparagus, Mary Washington

Easy to grow heirloom variety with excellent flavor and quality. This vigorous, rust resistant, winter hardy variety produces large, rich green stalks. Perfect for home gardeners and local market growers.

Native Tree Packets

1 Each: American Hazelnut, Chinkapin Oak, Persimmon, Domestic Apple, Coralberry

Sold Out Nut Packet

Black Walnut, Butternut, Hazelnut, Northern Pecan

2 Each: American Plum, Chokecherry, Meadowsweet, Pasture Rose, Red Osier Dogwood

Sold Out Wildlife Packet

2 Each: American Plum, Hazelnut, Ninebark, Red Osier Dogwood, Swamp White Oak

Hostas and Lilies

Dream Queen

28″ tall x 60″ wide. Large leaves with yellow centers and blue-green margins. White flowers appear mid-summer. Slow to mature. Prefers moist, fertile soils, can tolerate shade and partial sun.

Abiqua Drinking Gourd

24″ tall x 46″ wide. Deep blue, deeply cupped leaves with heavy corrugation and unruly foliage. Blooms with white flowers late season. Prefers shady locations with deep fertile soil and adequate moisture

Ben Vernooij

15″ tall x 30″ wide. Thick, medium blue-green leaves with lime green margins. Leaves last all season long, with lavender flowers in mid-season. Prefers moist but well drained soils in mostly sunny to partial shaded areas.

Wide Brim

16″ tall x 24″ wide. Mounded dark green leaves with creamy yellow margins. Pale lavender flowers. Prefers mostly shady areas with moist soils

Patriot

23″ tall and 50″ wide. Large, iconic hosta. Thick, dark green leaves with creamy yellow margins that mature to white by summer. Blooms mid-summer with lavender flowers. Preforms well in moderate to mostly sunny spaces

Stained Glass

15″ tall x 32″ wide. Yellow leaves with dark green margins and prominent veins that attribute to its namesake appearance. Fragrant, pale lavender flowers. Great for sunny, outdoor spaces.

Star of Fantasy

8.5″ blooms, 30″ tall, lavender with creamy yellow eye. Blooms mid-late season, reblooms.

Susan Heimerdinger

5.5″ blooms, 35″ tall, deep red with yellow eye. Blooms mid-season, semi-evergreen.

Cindy’s Eye

6.5″ blooms, 30″ tall, cream with wine-red eye. Blooms early-mid season, semi-evergreen.

Purple Satellite

11.5″ blooms, 33″ tall, purple with yellow eye. Blooms mid-season.

Woodside Romance

5″ blooms, 27″ tall, rose pink with small yellow-green eye. Blooms mid-season.

Imperial Garden

5.75″ blooms, 27″ tall, creamy peach. Blooms early-mid season

Every Which Way & Loose

7″ blooms, 39″ tall, bright yellow. Blooms mid-late season, fragrant.

Marked By Lydia

8.5″ blooms, 29″ tall, yellow with wine-red stripes. Blooms early season, semi-evergreen.

Refund Policy

The following is the refund policy for all Conservation Plant Sales the District holds, including annaul Tree Sales:

Plants will be given in good condition; any issues or concerns should be reported at time of pick-up. Any discrepancies in your order must be reported within 48 hours.

The District reserves the right to cancel orders and refund payment due to reasons beyond our control. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Customer assumes liability once the order is collected. Monroe Conservation District does not guarantee survival of plants after pick-up.

No refunds will be given on orders not collected. Orders may be subject to cancellation and money forfeited if not collected by the designated pick-up date. If unable to personally pick up an order, customers are responsible for making other arrangements to retrieve their order(s) on the designated pick-up date. A $5.00 service charge will be added for orders collected past the designated pick-up date.