NC Sources of Native Plants

haliwa01(7 (Garner/Clayton NC))July 11, 2007

I just wanted to say thank you all for responding to my original topic Where to buy Native trees and shrubs near Garner (40/42 area). In doing research for my landscaping this fall with natives I have compiled a list of nurseries that sell native plants in NC and I wanted to share the list with you in case anyone was interested.

North Carolina Sources of Native Plants

Appalachian Trees, PO Box 92, Glendale Springs, NC 28629, 336-982-2377. wholesale

Architectural Trees, 6404 Amed Road, Bahama, NC 27503, 919-620-0779, retail and wholesale

Arrowhead Wholesale Nursery, 6150 Watia Rd., Bryson City, NC 28713, 828-488-6840. retail and wholesale

Broadwells Nursery, 7110 Old Stage Road, Angier, NC 27501, 919-639-2952. retail and wholesale

Burgaw Creek Nursery, PO Box 1337, Burgaw, NC 28425, 910-259-4788. wholesale

Carolina Greenery, 375 Carthage Road, West End, NC 27376, 910-947-3150. retail and wholesale

Carolina Native Nursery, 1126 Prices Creek Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714. 828-682-1471, retail and wholesale

Cedar Springs Nursery, Rt. 1, Box 304, Zirconia, NC 28790, 828-692-5575. wholesale

Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, 3067 Conners Drive, Edenton, NC 27932, 252-482-5707. retail and wholesale

Fern Valley Farms, 1624 Fern Valley Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055, 336-463-2412. retail and wholesale

Gardens of the Blue Ridge, Pineola, NC 28662, 828-733-2417. retail and wholesale

Growing Wild Nursery, Burgaw, NC, 919-259-6361, retail and wholesale

Guildford Garden and Outdoor Center, 701 Milner Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, 336-299-1535. retail

Hanging Dog Valley Nursery, 2600 Boiling Springs Rd., Murphy, NC 28906, 828-837-7921. retail and wholesale

HarperÂs Nursery, 2145 Oak Level Rd, Rocky Mount, NC. 252-459-2189.

Hawksridge Farms, Inc., PO Box 3349, Hickory, NC 28603, 828-294-2081, 800-874-4216. wholesale,

Hoffman Nursery, 5520 Bahama Road, Rougemont, NC 27572, 919-479-6620; 800-203-8590; FAX 919-471-3100. wholesale

Homewood Nursery, 10809 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC, 919-847-0117. retail and wholesale.

Humphries Nursery, 4712 Whitfield Rd., Durham, NC 27707, 919-489-5502. retail and wholesale

Lamtree Farm, 2323 Copeland Road, Warrensville, NC 28693, 336-385-6144, retail and wholesale

Laurel Springs Nursery, 401 Regal St., Hendersonville, NC 28739, 828-692-4012. retail and wholesale

McNeely Landscaping, PO Box 266, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747, 828-884-3933. retail and wholesale

Meadowbrook Nursery, 2055 Polly Spout Road, Marion, NC 28752, 828-738-8300 retail

Niche Gardens, 1111 Dawson Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, 919-967-0078. retail

Old Stage Nursery, Old Stage Road, Angier, NC 27501, retail and wholesale

Page Road Garden Center, 2914 Page Road, Morrisville, NC 27560, 919-806-5635, retail and wholesale

Plant Delights Nursery, 9241 Sauls Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-772-4794. retail

Rarebird Nursery, 252 Collie Rd, Castalia, NC 27816. 919-853-2716. retail

Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, 316 Surrett Cove Rd., Leicester, NC 28748, 828-683-2014. retail and wholesale

Silkhope Nursery, 2861 Mt. Vernon Hickory Mtn Rd, Siler City, NC 27344. 919-633-5759. retail and wholesale

Tarheel Native Trees, 4339 Peele Rd., Clayton, NC 27520, 919-553-5927. wholesale

Wildflower Nursery, 4920 NE Hwy 25-70, Marshall, NC 28753, 828-656-2723. retail and wholesale

Wilson Greenery, PO Box 2554, Shelby, NC 28151, 704-484-2709. wholesale

Haliwa01 (Charles)

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Tammy Kennedy

what a wonderful reference- clipped for sure! thanks, charles!

don't forget about joining the NC native plant society, going on digs and getting the stuff for free and saving plants from bulldozers at the same time. gotta love that!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 6:08PM
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Good list, and thank you, but you did leave off We-Du near Rutherfordton. They used to be totally native but sell other things now. However, they have a great collection of native azaleas that people may want to check out. And yes, NCNPS does have some digs, usually organized by area groups, so you need to be a member to get those emails and know about them. (There is one this weekend, for example, but not near enough to me for me to go.) In the Piedmont this year we have only done a few in the spring. Then, with little rain, we did not continue. We also have problems with getting permission, and everybody should remember always to get permission before going on somebody else's land, even if it belongs to the taxpayers. NCNPS groups also have swaps and auctions to fund scholarships and projects that involve native plants.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 7:01PM
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haliwa01(7 (Garner/Clayton NC))


How do I go about joining the NC Native Plant Society?

NCrescue, I didn't forget We-Du Natives in the list I compiled. Meadowbrook Nursery in Marion NC is We-Du Natives.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 7:54AM
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Tammy Kennedy

go to their website- there will be all the info you need there. tom harville is the pres of our local chapter and he's a hoot. they have scheduled walks, fieldtrips & such as well, though i admit i've never made time to go. they also have an informative newsletter that comes out. one of the reasons i like ncnps i s they have already done the hard work of getting permission and scouting. nc rescue's right- there have only be a couple of digs this year, and i've had something going during all of them (grrr). but it's worth joining, because save activity can be really busy, then slow, and you just never know. it's also a great way to meet like minded people.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 8:48AM
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Oh, I did forget he changed the name. Sorry. As for NCNPS membership, see link below. I missed the picnic in June at which they have plant auctions. However, they are talking about having another in Sept. near Raleigh, so maybe that would be good for you. It does take a while for the volunteer in charge to process your application, and to get maximum benefits you need to affiliate with a local group that organizes hikes, digs, etc. Here in Greensboro there is no extra charge; you just ask to be put on the email list. Oh, and another way you can support native plants is to belong to the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. I even belong to the NC Rock Garden Society (I don't have a rock garden) which meets at the Bot. Garden. They have great speakers and often feature natives...just went to WVA for a conference and many FT and talks...wonderful. So much one can do if you are retired, as I am, and have some time.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 8:57AM
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Regarding We-Du Natives (Meadowbrook Nursery), I just wanted to add some commentary regarding my most recent experience with this nursery with the hope that it's of some help here.

I had never dealt with this on-line operation prior to ordering a 2 gallon Hamamelis virginiana 'Mohonk Red'. It arrived incredibly well-packed and in excellent health. Immediately after planting, it has taken off.

This prompted me to cancel an order I had with another on-line nursery for some other items and a 'Diane" witch hazel in order to place another order with Meadowbrook for a 'Sunburst' witch hazel and a raspberry mountain laurel. I received tracking numbers from Meadowbrook immediately after my orders shipped.

As further testament to their outstanding customer service, I telephoned Jamie with a question while waiting for the Sunburst and mountain laurel. Even as busy as they must be with Mother's Day coming up, Jamie, pleasant as could be, was more than happy to field my queries. After he remembered my name from my previous orders, he informed me that he had shipped me a 'Diane' by mistake instead of the Sunburst I had ordered with the mountain laurel, but that it was my lucky day, as he told me that he had caught the error and immediately shipped me a Sunburst on them! The Sunburst will arrive the day after the Diane and my planting will carry on without a blip!

I couldn't recommend this nursery more.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 2:39PM
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Is there a chapter in the Charlotte area


    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 4:43PM
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