KCB's Spring Native Tree Sale --
Saturday April 3rd
at Carbondale Pavillion
Spring Native Tree and Shrub Sale will be April 3rd, in conjunction with Green Earth's sale of shrubs, perennials, & grasses. ALL NATIVES ALL THE TIME (unless you special order something)
The is the site for our Spring Tree and Plant Sale, Saturday April 3rd, 2021.
We'll set up in the parking lot of the Carbondale Pavillion.
Hours: From 9 am until 2 pm
Day-of Prices: Native Trees $35 Native Shrubs $25
Pre-ordered Prices: Native Trees $30 Native Shrubs $25
*Trees and Shrubs can be preordered through Monday, March 29th 2021*
Grown in 3 gallon containers; most trees are 4-6 ft. high, depending on species.
Below is information on what we try to carry -- mostly natives that are recommended for our environment but are harder to find commercially. You can check Forrest Keeling Nursery for more choices. We also will have trees from Tabor Nursery - grown right here in our zip code.
Aldo Leopold wrote in A Sand County Almanac ...
Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither a god nor poet; one need only own a shovel.
Keep Carbondale Beautiful partners with Forrest Keeling Nursery to provide species most appropriate for the region.
This is a fundraiser for KCB. We cannot guarantee that the tree will grow where you plant it. We pay for all the trees we sell.
CONFIRMED FOR SALE APRIL 3
Acer rubrum - red maple
Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' - autumn blaze
Aesculus flava - Sweet buckeye
Aesculus glabra - Ohio buckeye
Aesculus pavia - red buck
Betula nigra - River Birch
Carya illinoinensis -pecan
Carya laciniosa- Riverbank hickory
Celtis laevigata - sugarberry
Cercis canadensis - redbud
Cladrastis kentukea/ lutea - Yellowwood
Cornus amomum- Willow dogwood
Cornus drummondii - flowering dogwood
Cornus obliqua - silky dogwood
Crataegus phaenopyrum - Washington thorn
Diospyros virginiana - Possumwood
Gleditsia triacanthos - Thornless honey locust
Halesia carolina - Silverbell tree
Juglans cinerea - White walnut
Juglans nigra - black walnut
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip poplar
Magnolia grandiflora - Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
Physocarpus opulifolius - Common ninebark
Pinus strobus - White pine
Prunus serotina - Cherry
Quercus alba - White Oak
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet oak
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle oak
Quercus lyrata - overcup oak
Quercus macrocarpa - mossy cup oak
Quercus marilandica - Scrub oak
Quercus michauxii - Swamp Chestnut oak
Quercus nigra - Black Oak
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak
Quercus rubra - Red oak
Quercus shumardii - Shumard Oak
Quercus stellata - Post oak
Rhamnus caroliniana - Carolina buckthorn
Taxodium distichum - Southern cypress
Ulmus americana - American elm
CONFIRMED FOR SALE APRIL 3
Amelanchier arborea - Shadbush
Amorpha fruticosa - False indigo bush
Aronia melanocarpa - Black chokecherry
Corylus americana - Hazelnut
Hydrangea arborescens- Wild hydrangea (cultivars available)
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' - Winterberry
Juniperus virginiana - Eastern red cedar
Rhus aromatica - Fragrant sumac
Sambucus canadensis - Golden elder
Viburnum lentago - Nannyberry
Want more information about some of these and other species?
Try checking out the Illinois Plants Database
Try checking out the Illinois Plants Database
Pre-order ... and more info ...
Keep Carbondale Beautiful partners with Forrest Keeling Nursery to provide species most appropriate for the region. This is a fund-raiser: all sales final; we cannot guarantee that the tree will love your spot.
... Or just come to the sale.
- Pre-orders are highly recommended. Extras are not guaranteed
- Pre-orders END Monday, March 29th
- $30 per tree if pre-ordered
- $25 per shrub if pre-ordered
- How to pre-order? ...
Call 618 525-5525 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name, address, phone, email, tree selections.
... Or just come to the sale.
The following trees are those that we hope to have on hand. We cannot guarantee that all types will come in.
Sugar Maple is a large shade tree with excellent form. Famous for it prized syrup, Sugar Maples offer fabulous fall color in shades of bright yellow, orange or red. Sugar Maple grows in a variety of soil types but prefers a rich, well-drained soil.
Pawpaw is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree is a great plant for attracting all kinds of wildlife. Pawpaw's yellowish fruit is relished by many birds and small mammals. Pawpaw spreads slowly to form small colonies or thickets, providing good cover for a variety of wildlife. Requires cross pollination from another unrelated paw paw tree.
River Birch is a slow-growing, medium-sized tree with beautiful, exfoliating, reddish-brown to silvery-gray bark. Grow as single trunk or as a multi-stemmed tree. Fall leaf color is yellow.
American Hornbeam is a handsome small- to medium-sized tree with multiple stems that forms wide, horizontal canopy. Good fall color. Beautiful thin, blue-gray bark is ornamental.
Pecan The largest member of the hickory family (with the sweetest nuts!). Prefers rich, moist soils. Tall straight trunk with symmetrical, broadly oval crown. Height: 70-100 feet.
Shagbark Hickory is a large tree of great character. Highly adaptable species for landscape use. The gray to brown bark peels off in thin sections. Shagbark Hickory's fall color is rich yellow and golden brown tones. Produces large, edible hickory nuts.
Hackberry is a reliable, fast-growing, all-purpose shade tree. Hackberry's pyramidal shape when young then develops a broad crown with ascending branches. The leaves are medium green. Fall foliage is a soft yellow. Birds and wildlife relish the small, fleshy fall fruit.
Eastern Redbud is the native favorite and harbinger of spring that explodes with rosy pink flowers in April. Native Eastern Redbud does well in sun to dappled shade. Adapts to any average garden soil.
Fringetree Shimmering, white fringed flowers cover Fringetree in May or June followed by small, round fall fruit on female trees. Fringetree leaves often turn bright yellow in fall. Grow in part sun to shade as a small tree or shrub. Beautiful as a single specimen or planted in groups.
Yellowwood is an excellent, medium-sized specimen tree, with light green compound leaves turning gold in fall. Spectacular panicles of fragrant, creamy-white spring flowers. Yellowwood bark is very smooth and gray. This is an underused, beautiful native tree.
Pagoda Dogwood has flat-topped clusters of fragrant, white spring flowers followed by blue-black berries on red stems. Spreading, low-branched tree with horizontal habit and burgundy fall foliage. Good alternative to cold-sensitive Flowering Dogwood in northern climates.
Native Flowering Dogwood has distinctive white spring flowers on horizontal branches. Clusters of glossy red fruit in fall persist into winter and are relished by birds. Consistent deep red fall leaf color. Flowering Dogwood is best grown as an understory tree or in an area with some shade.
Persimmon Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.
American Beech is a large tree, with a dense, oval to round crown and smooth, silvery-gray bark. The leaves are dark green, simple and sparsely-toothed with small teeth. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in pairs in a soft-spined, four-lobed husk.
Native Kentucky Coffeetree adapts to wide variety of sites. Upright crown and heavy branching.
Carolina Silverbell is a small native tree with white, bell-shaped spring flowers. Full sun or partial shade.
*Black Walnut* Not a great urban tree - it poisons its neighbors and produces litter which stains. BUT if you have enough land, it is disease-resistant and makes beautiful wood.
Tulip Poplar - a stately tree. Pyramidal when young, rounded when mature. Leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Tulip-shaped summer flowers followed by interesting fruit. Height: 70-90 feet.
Cucumber Tree the largest of the Magnolias, the Cucumber Tree is an excellent shade tree. ... has coarse textured leaves with greenish white fragrant flowers. Height: 50-80 feet.
Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds. This is not a sweetgum tree.
*Eastern Hophornbeam* understory tree with a dense pyramidal shape and attractive bladder-like seed pods. Disease- and pest-resistant. Height: 25-40 feet
Shortleaf Pine occurs in dry, sandy or rocky upland areas, but tolerates a wide range of soils. Medium-sized, fast-growing with short pyramidal crown that broadens with age. Migrating butterflies use Shortleaf Pine for roosting. Height: 50-60 feet.
Sycamore Thrives on nearly any site; develops a massive trunk with an open wide-spreading crown and has leaves that can grow to nine inches in width. In winter, Sycamore's characteristic large patches of creamy white inner bark are prominent making it a winter landscape standout. Height: 75-100 feet
White Oak a large, majestic, and long-lived oak that holds year long interest. Our state tree in Illinois. Round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns. Height: 45-50 feet; can be as wide as it is tall.
*Swamp White Oak* is a large tree with broad crown. Leaves turn varied shades in fall from bronze to red.
Bur Oak has the largest acorns and leaves of all the oaks. Slow-growing and long-lived, it has a magnificent form in old age. Brown fall foliage persists all winter. Height: 50-60 feet.
*Shumard Oak* is a huge, bottomland tree considered the southern counterpart to the Northern Red Oak. In fall, it shows good red color and is one of the first of the season to change.
Willow Oak has foliage shaped like beefy willow leaves that turn yellow to russet red in fall. Typically found in moist bottomland soils but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions including clays with somewhat poor drainage. Generally tolerant of urban pollution. A 2005 Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit winner. Height 30-40'
*Nuttall Oak* offers richer red fall color, better branching structure, and higher transplant survival than other oaks.
Sassafras In early spring, clusters of small yellow flowers smother the tree. In the summer, fragrant leaves occur in a variety of shapes (even on the same branch). In the fall, Sassafras leaves take on colors ranging from purple to scarlet. BTW - Tea is disrecommended now. Spreads through root sprouts. Height: 30-60 feet.
Bald Cypress Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer, with medium-fine, needle-like leave that are soft-textured and light green in summer but turn rusty brown in winter before they drop. Great choice for compacted, urban sites where soil oxygen is low. Height: 50-70 ft.; Full sun; does very well in wet sites
American Basswood (aka Linden) American Basswood (or Linden) is a stately tree with fragrant, yellow, spring flowers. Its high-quality nectar attracts bees and other pollinators. Fall foliage is deep yellow.
Height: 60-75 ft. Full sun