Connecticut Native Perennial, Tree, & Shrub Availability List

UConn Extension & Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division

Written by:
Peter M. Picone, Wildlife Biologist, DEEP Habitat Management Program;
Victoria Wallace, Sustainable Turf & Landscape Extension Educator, UConn Extension;
Alyssa Siegel-Miles, Research Technician, UConn Extension; and
Sara Tomis, Public Service Technician, UConn Extension

Introduction

This updated native tree and shrub availability list is designed to assist homeowners, landscapers, and conservation organizations in locating native planting stock for wildlife habitat enhancement. It was compiled from a survey of Connecticut’s registered nurseries. Of the respondents, many indicated that they have native trees, shrubs, or perennials in stock or would obtain them by special order. Although some of the listed nurseries are strictly wholesale businesses, trees and shrubs can often be ordered from them through your local retail nursery or garden center. Present this publication (PDF version here) to your local retailer and ask them to order plants for you if they do not already have them in stock.

Aromatic sumac. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles
Aromatic sumac. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Every plant is native to some location. When a plant is grown outside of its original location, it is usually classified as a non-native plant. Some non-native plants are invasive - they reproduce in great numbers, aggressively compete with native plants, and cause environmental harm. Invasive plants can severely impact the health of our ecosystems. For example, Norway maple (Acer platanoides), native to Europe and western Asia, is a non-native tree listed as invasive in the United States that has been widely planted as a street tree in our cities and suburbs. From suburban and rural areas, it has spread to adjacent woodlots, occupying space where native trees and shrubs may have otherwise grown. For more information about invasive plants, visit the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group website (cipwg.uconn.edu).

Planting a variety of plant species is an effective practice to deter possible disease and insect infestations. Native plants have adapted to the local climate, making them naturally hardy. Wildlife have evolved using them for food, cover and shelter. Proper selection, care, and placement of native plants can produce a landscape that is both visually attractive and beneficial to wildlife. Native plant descriptions, flowering and fruiting periods, site requirements, and wildlife habitat values may be found in the references at the end of this page.

Participating Nurseries

Additional business information about each nursery can be found below. Thank you to all the nurseries that contributed the plant lists used to develop this document.

RETAIL

1. Ashford Garden Center
2. Bell Nurseries Inc.
3. Bosco's Garden Center
4. Broken Arrow Nursery
5. Burnett’s Country Gardens
6. Courville Nursery (RETAIL & WHOLESALE) (2 locations)
7. Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery (RETAIL & WHOLESALE)
8. Exquisite Environments
9. Fair Haven Garden Exchange
10. Hartikka Tree Farms (RETAIL & WHOLESALE)
11. Locust Glen Garden Center
12. Meadowbrook Gardens
13. NATIVE LLC
14. Natureworks Garden Center
15. Northern Farm & Flowers
16. Oliver Nurseries
17. Quercus Alba Nursery
18. Sacred Roots Nursery (RETAIL & WHOLESALE)
19. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses (RETAIL & WHOLESALE)
20. Scott's Orchard & Nursery
21. Shakespeare’s Garden
22. Spring Pond Nursery
23. Sprucedale Gardens Nursery
24. Smithland Pet & Garden Center (7 locations)
25. Smith's Acres
26. Stonington Gardens LLC
27. The Green Machine
28. Town & Country Nurseries
29. Van Wilgen's Garden Center
30. Warner Nursery
31. Wild River Farm / H. White (RETAIL & WHOLESALE)

Retail Additions Late March 2024:
44. Holdridge Home and Garden Center
45. Ladd’s Garden Center
46. The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscape
47. Woodland Gardens

WHOLESALE

32. Canterbury Horticulture
33. Kogut Nursery
34. Michael's Greenhouses
35. Monrovia
36. N. Casertano Greenhouses and Farms Inc. (2 locations)
37. Northern Nurseries
38. Planters' Choice Nursery (2 locations)
39. Prides Corner Farm (4 locations)
40. Summer Hill Nursery
41. Trailside Nursery
42. Wild Orchard Nursery
43. Willi-wamp (2 locations)

 

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Map of participating nurseries. See document for location information

For an interactive Google map, visit: s.uconn.edu/CTNativeNurseries

Native Trees and Shrubs

The following is a list of trees and shrubs that have been identified as native to CT. The numbers below each plant species identify which nurseries grow/sell that tree or shrub. Business address, web, and contact details are listed below.

Numbers with an asterisk (*) indicate that the nursery may be able to special order the plant. Bold numbers indicate that the nursery sells exclusively to the wholesale trade.

Evergreen Trees

Cedars
Atlantic white cedar
(Chamaecyparis thyoides)
3, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 14*, 16, 19*, 21*, 23*, 24*, 27*, 29, 31, 44*, 46*, 47

Eastern red-cedar
(Juniperus virginiana)
2, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Northern white cedar
(Thuja occidentalis)
3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47*

 

 

Pines
Red pine
(Pinus resinosa)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 27, 44*, 46, 47*

Pitch pine
(Pinus rigida)
6, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 16, 23*, 24*, 26*, 31, 41*, 44*, 46*, 47*

Eastern white pine
(Pinus strobus)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10*, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16*,19, 20, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41*, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

 

Spruces
Black spruce
(Picea mariana)
2*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27, 28*, 29, 31, 38, 44*, 46, 47*

Red spruce
(Picea rubens)
6*, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 31, 38*, 44*, 46*, 47*

Eastern hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis)
2, 3, 4, 6, 8*, 10*, 11*, 12, 13*, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47

Pinus strobus
White pine. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Deciduous Trees

Ashes
White ash
(Fraxinus americana)
6*, 13*, 16*, 24*, 45*

Black ash
(Fraxinus nigra)
6*, 8*, 13*, 24*

Green ash
(Fraxinus pensylvanica)
6*, 8*, 13*, 16*, 24*, 29

Birches
Black birch, Sweet birch
(Betula lenta)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27*, 29, 38, 39, 46*

Paper birch
(Betula papyrifera)
2, 3, 6, 7*, 8*, 11, 12*, 13*, 16*, 19, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 45*, 46*, 47

Gray birch
(Betula populifolia)
6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 16, 23, 24*, 26*, 29, 38, 39, 46

Cherries/Plums
Allegheny plum
(Prunus alleghaniensis)
6*, 8*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 43*, 46*

American plum
(Prunus americana)
6*, 7*, 8*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 43*, 46*

Pin cherry
(Prunus pensylvanica)
6*, 7, 8*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 27, 46*

Black cherry
(Prunus serotina)
6*, 7, 8*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27, 39, 41*, 46

Choke cherry
(Prunus virginiana)
1, 7, 8*, 11, 13, 14*, 16, 23*, 24*, 27, 29, 30, 38, 39, 43*, 46*

Chestnuts
American chestnut
(Castanea dentata)
6*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 16*, 19*, 23, 24*, 39, 41*, 43, 46*, 47

American chestnut hybrid-cross
(Castanea spp.)
6*, 8*, 13*, 16*, 23, 24*, 39, 42, 43, 47

Sugar maple flowers. A. Siegel-Miles
Sugar maple flowers. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

 

 

Cottonwoods/Aspens
Eastern cottonwood
(Populus deltoides)
4, 6*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 23, 24*, 46*

Bigtooth aspen
(Populus grandidentata)
6*, 8*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 46*

Swamp cottonwood
(Populus heterophylla)
6*, 8*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 46*

Quaking aspen
(Populus tremuloides)
6, 8*, 11*, 13, 16*, 23, 24*, 26, 46

Hawthornes
Round-leaved hawthorne
(Crataegus chrysocarpa)
6*, 8, 11*, 13*, 24*, 46*

Cockspur hawthorne
(Crataegus crus-galli)
6*, 8, 11*, 13, 23, 24*, 39, 45*

Frosted hawthorne
(Crataegus pruinosa)
6*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 24*

Dotted hawthorne
(Crataegus punctata)
6*, 8*, 11*,13*, 24*

Fleshy hawthorne
(Crataegus succulenta)
6*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 24*

Hickories
Bitternut hickory
(Carya cordiformis)
6*, 7*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 24*, 42, 43*

Pignut hickory
(Carya glabra)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 43*

Shagbark hickory
(Carya ovata)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 16, 23*, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 42, 43*

Mockernut hickory
(Carya tomentosa)
6*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 24*

Maples
Boxelder
(Acer negundo)
4, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 29, 47*

Black maple
(Acer nigrum)
6*, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 24*, 27*, 47*

Red maple
(Acer rubrum)
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Silver maple
(Acer saccharinum)
3*, 6, 7, 8*,11*, 12, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 26, 27*, 29, 30, 46*, 47

Sugar maple
(Acer saccharum)
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11*, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47*

Mountain maple
(Acer spicatum)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27*, 40, 47*

Striped maple
(Acer pensylvanicum)
4, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 23, 24*, 27*, 29, 39, 47*

 

 

Oaks
White oak
(Quercus alba)
3*, 6, 7, 8, 11*, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19*, 23, 24*, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 41*, 44*, 46*

Swamp white oak
(Quercus bicolor)
3*, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24*, 26, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 47

Scarlet oak
(Quercus coccinea)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24*, 26, 29, 37, 38, 39, 46*

Chinkapin oak
(Quercus muehlenbergii)
6*, 8*, 13*, 16, 24*

Chestnut oak
(Quercus prinus)
6*, 7*, 8*, 13*, 16, 23*, 24*, 38, 39

Northern red oak
(Quercus rubra)
2*, 3*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 29, 33, 38, 39, 41*, 44, 46

Post oak
(Quercus stellata)
6*, 8*, 13*, 24*

Black oak
(Quercus velutina)
6*, 8*, 12*, 13*, 24*

Tulip tree blossom. Photo by P. Picone
Tulip tree blossom. Photo by P. Picone

Serviceberries
Downy serviceberry
(Amelanchier arborea)
6, 8, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27, 33, 38, 43*, 46*, 47*

Shadbush/serviceberry
(Amelanchier canadensis)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43*, 44, 45, 46, 47

Allegheny serviceberry
(Amelanchier laevis)
3, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27*, 29, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 46*, 47

Walnuts
Butternut walnut
(Juglans cinera)
6, 8*, 13*, 24*, 43

Black walnut
(Juglans nigra)
6*, 7, 8*, 11, 13, 23, 24*, 27*, 29, 39, 42, 43

 

 

Other Deciduous Trees
(sorted alphabetically by botanical name)

American hornbeam
(Carpinus caroliniana)
2*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 16,19*, 23*, 24*, 26, 27, 29, 38, 39, 41*, 46

Hackberry
(Celtis occidentalis)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*,13, 16, 23*, 24*, 26, 29, 37, 38, 39

Redbud
(Cercis canadensis)
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47

Alternate-leaf dogwood
(Cornus alternifolia)
3*, 4, 6*, 8, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 45*, 46*

Flowering dogwood
(Cornus florida)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46

Common persimmon
(Diospyros virginiana)
4, 6, 7, 8*, 13, 16, 23*, 24*, 29, 39, 43

American beech
(Fagus grandifolia)
3*, 6, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27, 35, 37, 38, 39, 46

American holly
(Ilex opaca)
2*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24*, 26*, 27*, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47*

Sweetgum
(Liquidambar styraciflua)
2*, 3*, 4, 6, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19*, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 46

Tulip tree (yellow poplar)
(Liriodendron tulipifera)
2*, 4, 6, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 19*, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 46  

Red mulberry
(Morus rubra)
6*, 7*, 8*, 11*, 13*, 23, 24*, 27*, 44, 46*

Black gum (tupelo)
(Nyssa sylvatica)
4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19*, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 27*, 28*, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 46

Eastern hophornbeam
(Ostrya virginiana)
6, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 16, 23*, 24*, 26, 38, 39, 46*

American sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 16, 23, 24*, 27, 28*, 38, 39, 46

Black willow
(Salix nigra)
2*, 3, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 13*, 15, 19*, 20, 23*, 24*, 29, 38, 41*

Sassafras
(Sassafras albidum)
4, 6*, 7, 8*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 23, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 43*, 44*

American mountain-ash
(Sorbus americana)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 29, 38, 39

American basswood
(Tilia americana)
6*, 7*, 8*, 13, 16, 19*, 23, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 41*, 46*

Slippery elm
(Ulmus rubra)
6*, 8*, 12, 13*, 14*, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28*, 39, 41*, 44*, 46*

Native Shrubs

Azaleas/Rhododendrons
Rosebay
(Rhododendron maximum)
1*, 4*, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 44, 46*, 47

Pinxter bloom azalea
(Rhododendron periclymenoides)
3, 4*, 5*, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19, 24, 25, 26, 44*

Swamp azalea
(Rhododendron viscosum)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 44, 45

Shining sumac. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand
Shining sumac. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand

Dogwoods
Silky dogwood
(Cornus amomum)
3*, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14*, 15, 16, 23*, 24*, 26, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 44*, 46*

Panicle/gray dogwood
(Cornus racemosa)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 23*, 24*, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44*, 46*, 47

Red-osier dogwood
(Cornus sericea)
2, 3*, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47

Roundleaf dogwood
(Cornus rugosa)
3*, 6*, 8*, 12*, 13, 23*, 24*, 44*, 46*  

Hollies
Inkberry holly
(Ilex glabra)
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47

Winterberry
(Ilex verticillata)
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Honeysuckles
American fly honeysuckle
(Lonicera canadensis)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 19, 23*, 24, 41*

Swamp fly honeysuckle
(Lonicera oblongifolia)
3, 6*, 8*, 12*, 13*, 24*

Laurels
Sheep laurel, lambkill
(Kalmia angustifolia)
2*, 3, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16, 21*, 23*, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 40, 44*, 46

Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 44, 45, 46, 47

Bog laurel
(Kalmia polifolia)
2*, 3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 16, 21*, 23*, 24*, 44*, 46*

Roses
Virginia rose
(Rosa virginiana)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 21*, 23*, 24*, 25, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44*

Swamp rose
(Rosa palustris)
6*, 7, 8*, 13*, 14*, 23*, 24*, 29, 37, 38, 39, 44*

Pasture rose
(Rosa carolina)
6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 23*, 24*, 29, 40

 

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Sumacs
Fragrant/aromatic sumac
(Rhus aromatica)
3*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16*, 19*, 23, 24*, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44*

Shining/winged sumac
(Rhus copallina)
4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 29, 39, 45

Smooth sumac
(Rhus glabra)
6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 23, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 44*

Staghorn sumac
(Rhus typhina)
3*, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 23, 24*, 25, 29, 38, 39, 44*, 46

Viburnums
Mapleleaf viburnum
(Viburnum acerifolium)
3*, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15, 16, 21*, 23*, 24*, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 43*, 44*, 46*

Hobblebush
(Viburnum alnifolium)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 19, 23*, 24*, 27, 41*, 43*, 44*, 46*

Witherod, wild raisin
(Viburnum cassinoides)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 43*, 44*, 45

Arrowwood
(Viburnum dentatum)
3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 19, 20, 21*, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 44*, 45*, 46, 47

Nannyberry
(Viburnum lentago)
6*, 7, 8*, 11, 12*, 13, 14*, 16, 21*, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 39, 43*, 44*

American cranberry bush
(Viburnum trilobum)
2*, 3, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43*, 44, 45*, 46

More Native Shrubs

(sorted alphabetically by botanical name)

Speckled alder
(Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)
1, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 16, 23*, 24*, 38, 39, 46*

Bearberry, kinnickinick
(Arctostaphylos uva‐ursi)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16*, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47

Red chokeberry
(Aronia arbutifolia)
1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 44, 46, 47

Pinxter bloom azalea. Photo by P. Picone
Pinxter bloom azalea. Photo by P. Picone

Black chokeberry
(Aronia melanocarpa)
3*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19*, 21, 23, 24*, 27, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 44, 46, 47

New Jersey tea
(Ceanothus americanus)
3*, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 39, 45, 46

Leatherleaf
(Chamaedaphne calyculata)
6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 26, 39, 40, 44*

Steeplebush. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand
Steeplebush. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand

Buttonbush
(Cephalanthus occidentalis)
1, 3*, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46*, 47

Summersweet or sweet pepperbush
(Clethra alnifolia)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Sweet fern
(Comptonia peregrina)
3, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 26, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44*

American hazelnut
(Corylus americana)
2*, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 16*, 20, 23, 24*, 27, 29, 38, 39, 42, 43*, 44, 45, 46*

Beaked filbert
(Corylus cornuta)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 24*, 38, 39*, 43*, 46*

Shrubby cinquefoil
(Dasiphora fruticosa, syn. Potentilla fruticosa)
6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 15, 16, 23, 24*, 25, 29, 33, 37, 39, 40, 44*

Northern bush honeysuckle
(Diervilla lonicera)
1, 3, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 46*, 47

Black huckleberry
(Gaylussacia baccata)
6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 27, 38, 39, 40, 45

Witch-hazel
(Hamamelis virginiana)
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Shrubby St. John's wort
(Hypericum prolificum)
1, 3, 6, 7, 8*, 12 ,13*, 14, 16*, 19, 20, 23*, 24, 25, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 35, 41, 44*, 46

Leatherwood
(Dirca palustris)
4, 6*, 8*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 40

Common juniper
(Juniperus communis)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14*, 15, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 31, 35, 39, 40, 41*, 44, 46, 47

Creeping juniper
(Juniperus horizontalis)
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14*, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47

Labrador tea
(Ledum groenlandicum)
6*, 7*, 8*, 12*, 13*, 16*, 23*, 24*, 38, 40, 46*

Spicebush
(Lindera benzoin)
3*, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13*, 14, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 45*, 46

Huckleberry, maleberry
(Lyonia ligustrina)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 23*, 24*, 29

 

 

Bayberry
(Morella pensylvanica, syn. Myrica pensylvanica)
2*, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46

Sweet gale
(Myrica gale)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 12, 13*, 14*, 16, 19*, 21*, 23*, 24*, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41*, 44*, 47

Eastern ninebark
(Physocarpus opulifolius)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41*, 44*, 45, 46, 47

Beach plum
(Prunus maritima)
2*, 3*, 4, 6*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13, 14*, 16, 21*, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45*, 46

Pussy willow
(Salix discolor)
2*, 3, 6, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 15, 16*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47

Common elderberry
(Sambucus canadensis)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12 ,13, 14, 15, 16*, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 27, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 47

Buttonbush. Photo by P. Picone
Buttonbush. Photo by P. Picone

Red elderberry
(Sambucus racemosa)
1, 3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 13*, 14, 19*, 22, 24, 25, 29, 39, 41*, 44, 45, 46*

Meadowsweet spiraea
(Spiraea alba)
6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12, 13, 16, 19*, 21*, 23*, 24, 27, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41*

Steeplebush
(Spiraea tomentosa)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 19*, 23*, 24*, 25, 27, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46*

Bladdernut
(Staphylea trifolia)
6*, 7, 8*, 13*, 24*

Canada yew
(Taxus canadensis)
3*, 6*, 7, 8*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 19*, 21*, 23*, 24*, 35, 40, 41, 44, 46*

Highbush blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)
1, 2*, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47

Lowbush blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47

Native Perennials

The following is a list of perennials that have been identified as native to CT. The numbers below each plant species identify which nurseries grow/sell that perennial. Business address, web, and contact details are listed below.

Numbers without any special characters indicate that the nursery sells the straight species of that particular plant. Numbers with a caret (^) indicate that the nursery sells a cultivar(s) of that plant. Numbers with a plus sign (+) indicate that the nursery sells both straight species and cultivars. Bold numbers indicate that the nursery sells exclusively to the wholesale trade.

Flowering Perennials

Asters
White wood aster
(Eurybia divaricata)
7, 9, 13, 14+, 23^, 24^, 25+, 27, 29^, 39, 44+

Blue wood aster
(Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
7, 13, 14+, 18, 19+, 23^, 24^, 25, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30+, 39+, 44^

Calico aster
(Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
4^, 7, 9, 13^, 14+, 24^

Smooth aster
(Symphyotrichum laeve)
4^, 7, 14+, 24^, 25, 27^, 29^, 30

New England aster
(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
5, 7, 13+, 14+, 18+, 19+, 20+, 23^, 24^, 25+, 26^, 27+, 29+, 30^, 32^, 36+, 39+, 44^, 45^, 46^

Swamp milkweed flowers with monarch butterfly.
Swamp milkweed. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Goldenrods
Silverrod goldenrod
(Solidago bicolor)
7, 14, 24^, 27, 44^, 46^

Blue-stemmed goldenrod
(Solidago caesia)
7, 14, 20, 24^, 25, 27, 30, 39, 44^, 45+, 46^

Canada goldenrod
(Solidago canadensis)
9, 13+, 19+, 20, 23^, 24^, 25, 26^, 29+, 44^, 46^, 47

Gray goldenrod
(Solidago nemoralis)
7, 14, 24^, 44^

Rough goldenrod
(Solidago rugosa)
4^, 7, 9, 14+, 18, 20, 24^, 25, 29+, 30^, 39^, 44^, 45^

Seaside goldenrod
(Solidago sempervirens)
5^, 7, 14, 24^, 39, 44^

Showy goldenrod
(Solidago speciosa)
7, 13+, 14, 23^, 24^, 44^, 46^

Milkweed
Butterfly milkweed
(Asclepias tuberosa)
2^, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14+, 18, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24+, 25, 26^, 27, 29+, 30+, 32, 36, 39, 44+, 45+, 46+, 47

Swamp milkweed
(Asclepias incarnata)
4^, 5, 7, 13+, 14+, 18, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24+, 25, 26^, 27, 29+, 30^, 32, 39+, 44+, 45^, 46+, 47

Common milkweed
(Asclepias syriaca)
2^, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 19^, 20, 23, 24+, 25, 27, 29+, 30^, 32, 39, 44+, 47

 

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Other Flowering Perennials
Other Flowering Perennials
(sorted alphabetically by botanical name)

Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)
2^, 4^, 5^, 7, 9, 13, 14+, 18+, 19+, 20+, 23^, 24+, 25, 26^, 27, 29^, 30^, 32^, 36+, 39^, 44+, 45^, 46+, 47

Black cohosh
(Actaea racemosa)
5^, 7, 13, 14+, 20+, 23+, 24^, 25, 27, 29+, 39+, 44+

White snakeroot
(Ageratina altissima)
5^, 7, 9, 24^, 25+, 32, 46^

Pearly everlasting
(Anaphalis margaritacea)
7, 14, 24^

Eastern red columbine
(Aquilegia canadensis)
2^, 4^, 5+, 7, 13, 14+, 18, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24^, 25, 26^, 27+, 29+, 30+, 32, 36+, 39+, 44, 45^, 46^, 47

Wild ginger
(Asarum canadense)
4+, 5, 7, 14, 18, 23, 24^, 26, 27, 29+, 30, 39, 45, 46

White turtlehead
(Chelone glabra)
2^, 5^, 7, 13, 14+, 19+, 20^, 23, 24^, 26, 27, 29+, 30, 32, 39, 44, 45^, 46^, 47

Yellow coneflower
(Echinacea paradoxa)
2^, 4, 5+, 14, 18, 19+, 20+, 24^, 25, 36+, 44^, 46^, 47

America boneset
(Eupatorium perfoliatum)
7, 14, 19+, 24^, 26^, 27+, 39, 44^

Golden Alexanders - yellow blooms.
Golden Alexanders. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Joe Pye weed
(Eutrochium purpureum)
2^, 7, 13+, 14+, 18^, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24^, 25, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30+, 39, 40, 44+, 45^, 46+

Meadow strawberry
(Fragaria virginiana)
7, 14, 24^, 39^, 46^

Wild geranium
(Geranium maculatum)
2^, 5^, 7, 14+, 18^, 19+, 20^, 23, 24^, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30+, 32, 39, 44, 46, 47

Sneezeweed
(Helenium autumnale)
5^, 7, 13, 14^, 18, 20+, 23^, 24^, 25+, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30^, 36+, 39+, 44^, 45^, 46^

Swamp mallow
(Hibiscus moscheutos)
5^, 7, 9^, 13, 14, 18+, 19+, 20+, 23^, 24^, 25, 26^, 27^, 29^, 39, 40^, 44^, 46^

Blue vervain flowering
Blue vervain. Photo by P. Picone

Cardinal flower
(Lobelia cardinalis)
2^, 4+, 5+, 7, 13+, 14+, 18, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24+, 25+, 26^, 27+, 29+, 30, 32, 34, 36+, 39, 44+, 45^, 46^, 47

Wild lupine
(Lupinus perennis)
2^, 5^, 18, 19^, 20, 23+, 24^, 25, 27+, 29+, 36+, 44+, 46^, 47

Canada mayflower
(Maianthemum canadense)
7, 14, 24^

Wild bergamot
(Monarda fistulosa)
2^, 5^, 7, 9, 13+, 14+, 18, 20+, 23+, 24^, 27+, 29, 30, 39+, 44, 46^

Virginia creeper
(Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
4^, 7, 13, 23, 24^, 26^, 29, 30, 39, 40, 44+, 46^, 47

Beard-tongue
(Penstemon digitalis)
5^, 7, 13+, 14+, 18, 19+, 20+, 23^, 24+, 25+, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30^, 32^, 36+, 39+, 44+, 45^, 46^, 47

Mayapple
(Podophyllum peltatum)
5^, 7, 14+, 18, 19+, 23, 24^, 26, 39, 45

Mountain mint
(Pycnanthemum muticum)
4, 7, 9, 13, 14, 18, 23, 24^, 25, 30, 39

Narrow-leaf mountain mint
(Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
4, 7, 13, 14, 23, 24^, 27, 29^, 30, 39

Foamflower
(Tiarella cordifolia)
4^, 5^, 7, 13+, 14+, 18^, 19+, 20+, 23+, 24^, 25+, 26^, 27+, 29^, 30+, 36+, 39+, 44+, 46^, 47

Ohio spiderwort
(Tradescantia ohiensis)
2, 5^, 44^

Spiderwort
(Tradescantia virginiana)
2, 5^, 7, 9, 19+, 20+, 23^, 24^, 25, 26^, 39+, 44^, 45^, 46^

Blue vervain
(Verbena hastata)
7, 13, 14+, 18, 23, 24^, 25, 30^, 39+, 44+

Culver’s root
(Veronicastrum virginicum)
7, 13, 14+, 20, 23, 24^, 25, 27, 29+, 30+, 39, 44, 45^

Birdfoot violet
(Viola pedata)
2, 5^, 7, 14, 24^

New York ironweed
(Vernonia noveboracensis)
5^, 7, 13+, 14+, 19+, 23+, 24^, 25, 27+, 29+, 30, 39, 40, 44^, 45^

Golden Alexanders
(Zizia aurea)
7, 13, 14, 24^, 27, 39, 45^

 

Ferns

Hay-scented fern
(Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
2, 5, 7, 13, 14, 18, 19+, 23, 24^, 25, 26, 29+, 30, 39, 40, 45^, 46

Ostrich or fiddlehead fern
(Matteuccia struthiopteris)
2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 18, 19+, 20, 23, 24+, 25, 26, 27, 29+, 30^, 32, 39, 40, 44, 45^, 46

Sensitive fern
(Onoclea sensibilis)
7, 13, 14, 24^, 25, 26, 29, 30, 39, 40, 44

Christmas fern
(Polystichum acrostichoides)
2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 18, 19+, 20, 23, 24^, 25, 26^, 27, 29, 30, 32, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46

Christmas fern fiddlehead
Christmas fern. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand

Grasses and Sedges

Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardii)
4^, 5^, 7, 13+, 23^, 24^, 27, 29+, 30^, 32^, 39+, 45^, 46^

Fringed sedge
(Carex crinita)
2, 5^, 7, 23^, 24^, 25+, 27, 29^, 30, 44^

Awl sedge
(Carex stipata)
2, 5^, 7, 23^, 24^, 25, 26^, 39, 44+

Purple lovegrass
(Eragrostis spectabilis)
7, 13, 14, 23+, 24^, 26^, 30^, 32, 39

Switchgrass
(Panicum virgatum)
2, 4^, 5^, 7, 13, 14^, 18, 20^, 23^, 24+, 25+, 26^, 27+, 30^, 32^, 36+, 39+, 44+, 45^, 46+

Little bluestem
(Schizachyrium scoparium)
4^, 5^, 7, 13+, 14^, 18+, 19+, 20, 23^, 24+, 25, 26^, 27+, 29+, 30^, 32+, 36+, 39+, 40^, 44+, 45^, 46^

Indian grass
(Sorghastrum nutans)
7, 14, 23^, 24^, 26^

Connecticut Growers of Native Trees and Shrubs

RETAIL

1. Ashford Garden Center
330 Ashford Center Rd. Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: (860) 429-0854
Email: ashfordgardencenter@gmail.com
Website: ashfordgardencenterct.com
Facebook: Ashford Garden Center LLC
X (formerly Twitter): @CtrGarden

2. Bell Nurseries Inc.
1301 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven, CT 06473
Phone: (203) 248-5086
Email: bellnurseries@aol.com
Website: www.bellnurseriesct.com
Facebook: Bell Nurseries Inc

3. Bosco's Garden Center
1376 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: (860) 658-2428
Email: boscosgardenctr@sbcglobal.net
Website: boscosgardencenter.com
Facebook: Bosco’s Garden Center
Instagram: @Boscosgardencenter

4. Broken Arrow Nursery
13 Broken Arrow Rd., Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 288-1026
Email: bjaynes@brokenarrownursery.com
Website: brokenarrownursery.com
Facebook: Broken Arrow Nursery
Instagram: @brokenarrownursery

5. Burnett’s Country Gardens
380 New London Rd., Salem, 06420
Phone: (860) 949-8722
Email: beth@burnettscg.com
Website: burnettscg.com
Facebook: Burnett’s Country Gardens
Instagram: @burnettscountrygardens

6. Courville Nursery (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
Retail Location: 1 Meadow Street Ext. Norwalk, CT 06854
Wholesale Location: 163 Barn Hill Rd., Monroe, CT 06468
Phone: (203) 261-2133 (R); (203) 846-9775 (W)
Email: richcourville@gmail.com
Website: courvillenursery.com
Facebook: Courville Nurseries

7. Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
212 Grassy Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798
Phone: (203) 263-6626
Email: EarthTones_Info@pm.me
Website: earthtonesnatives.com
Facebook: Earth Tones Native Plants
Instagram: @earthtonesnativeplantnursery

8. Exquisite Environments
1351 Stillwater Rd., Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 323-7444
Email: exquisiteenvironments@msn.com
Website: Exquisiteenvironments.com

9. Fair Haven Garden Exchange (Angelico Nursery)
70 E Grand Ave., New Haven, CT 06513
Phone: (203) 684-0997
Email: angeliconursery@gmail.com
Facebook: Angelico Nursery

10. Hartikka Tree Farms (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
262 Wylie School Rd., Voluntown, CT 06384
Phone: (860) 319-4162
Email: sales@treeman2.com
Website: treeman2.com

11. Locust Glen Garden Center
181 Rt. 37, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 746-2506
Email: locustglen@hotmail.com
Website: LocustGlen.com
Facebook: Locust Glen Garden Center

12. Meadowbrook Gardens
228 Danbury Rd., New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 350-4200
Email: meadowbrookgardens@gmail.com
Website: meadowbrookgardens.com
Facebook: Meadowbrook Gardens
Instagram: @meadowbrook_gardens

13. NATIVE LLC
1899 Bronson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 658-7475
Email: info@anativeplantnursery.com
Website: anativeplantnursery.com
Facebook: A Native Plant Nursery
Instagram: @a_native_plant_nursery

14. Natureworks Garden Center
518 Forest Rd., Northford, CT 06472
Phone: (203) 484-2748
Email: info@naturework.com
Website: natureworksgardencenter.com
Facebook: Naturework
Instagram: @natureworksgardencenter
YouTube: Natureworks Garden Center

15. Northern Farm & Flowers
59 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: (860) 307-0965
Email: northernctfarm@gmail.com
Website: northernctfarm.com
Facebook: Northern Farm & Flowers
Instagram: @northernctfarm

16. Oliver Nurseries
1159 Bronson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 259-5609
Email: jed@olivernurseries.com
Website: olivernurseries.com
Facebook: Oliver Nurseries
Instagram: @olivernurseries

17. Quercus Alba Nursery
75 Furnace Brook Rd., Cornwall, CT 06753
Phone: (860) 480-3402
Email: dukel749@icloud.com

18. Sacred Roots Nursery (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
276 Melba St., Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 687-9452
Email: C.elliott@sacredrootsnursery.com
Website: sacredrootsnursery.com
Instagram: @sacredrootsnursery

19. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
437 North St., Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 869-3418
Email: sammy@sambridge.com
Website: sambridge.com
Facebook: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, LLC
Instagram: @sambridgenursery

20. Scott’s Orchard and Nursery
1838 New London Tpke., Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: (860) 633-8681
Email: Info.scottsorchard@gmail.com
Website: scottsorchardandnurseryct.com
Facebook: Scott's Orchard and Nursery
Instagram: @scottsorchardandnurseryct

21. Shakespeare’s Garden
25 Obtuse Road South, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 775-2214
Email: office@shakespearesgarden.net
Website: shakespearesgarden.net
Facebook: Shakespeare’s Garden
Instagram: @shakespearesgardenct

22. Spring Pond Nursery
20 Fawn Drive, Granby, CT 06035
Phone: (413) 427-7205
Email: tsalvinto@gmail.com

23. Sprucedale Gardens Nursery
20 E Quasset Rd. Woodstock, CT 06281-3310
Phone: (860) 974-0045
Email: info@sprucedalegardens.com
Website: sprucedalegardens.com
Facebook: Sprucedale Gardens

24. Smithland Pet & Garden Center
Location #1: 11 Whitewood Lane, North Branford, CT 06471
Location #2: 1198 Queen St., Southington, CT 06489
Location #3: 923 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Location #4: 66 State St., North Haven, CT
Location #5: 147 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455
Location #6: 33 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
Location #7: 74 South St., Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (206) 483-9444
Email: Hbuden@mysmithland.com
Website: mysmithland.com
Facebook: Smithland Pet & Garden Center- Agway
Instagram: @smithlandpetandgarden

25. Smith’s Acres LLC
4 West Main St., Niantic, CT 06357
Phone: (860) 691-0528
Email: terismith179@gmail.com
Website: smithsacres.com
Facebook: Smith’s Acres LLC

 

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26. Stonington Gardens LLC
154 Lantern Hill Rd., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: (860) 536-7720
Email: jim@stoningtongardens.com
Website: stoningtongardens.com
Facebook: Stonington Gardens LLC
Instagram: @stoningtongardens

27. The Green Machine
1353 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: (860) 243-9000
Email: jess@greenmachinect.com
Website: greenmachinect.com

28. Town & Country Nurseries
1036 Saybrook Rd., Haddam, CT 06438
Phone: (860) 345-8581
Email: townandcountryhaddam@gmail.com
Website: townandcountryhaddam.com
Facebook: Town & Country Nurseries

29. Van Wilgen’s Garden Center
51 Valley Rd., North Branford, CT 06471
Phone: (203) 488-2110
Email: will@vanwilgens.com; jason@vanwilgens.com
Website: vanwilgens.com
Facebook: Van Wilgen’s Garden Center
YouTube: youtube.com/user/VanWilgens

30. Warner Nursery
76 Riverside Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: (860) 651-0204
Email: warnernursery@aol.com
Website: warnernursery.com
Facebook: Warner Nursery
Instagram: @warnernursery

31. Wild River Farm (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL)
199 Sandy Brook Rd., Colebrook, CT 06021
Phone: (860) 379-5559
Email: harry15@mindspring.com
Website: wild-river-farm.com

 

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44. Holdridge Home and Garden Center (Retail)
749 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
Phone: (860) 464-8400
Email: jackie@holdridgegarden.com
Website: holdridgegarden.com
Facebook: Holdridge Home and Garden
Instagram: @holdridgehomeandgarden

45. Ladd’s Garden Center (Retail)
671 Windham Rd., South Windham, CT 06266
Phone: (860) 456-4340
Email: lcladd@aol.com
Website: Laddsgardencenter.com
Facebook: Ladd's Garden Center

46. The Garden Barn Nursery and Landscape (Retail with wholesale discount)
228 West St., Vernon, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 872-7291
Email: info@gardenbarn.com
Website: gardenbarn.com
Facebook: Garden Barn Nursery & Landscaping
Instagram: @thegardenbarn

47. Woodland Gardens (Retail)
168 Woodland St., Manchester, CT 06042
Phone: (860) 643-8474
Email: Woodlandgardens@sbcglobal.net
Website: woodlandgardensct.com
Facebook: Woodland Gardens
Instagram: @woodlandgardensct

 

WHOLESALE

32. Canterbury Horticulture
351 Brooklyn Rd., Canterbury, CT 06331
Phone: (866) 287-0893
Email: sales@canterburyhorticulture.com
Website: canterburyhorticulture.com/
Facebook: Canterbury Horticulture

33. Kogut Nursery
625 Yale Ave., Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 686-0252
Email: info@kogutnursery.com
Website: kogutnursery.com

34. Michael’s Greenhouses
300 South Meriden Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 272-4680
Email: michael@michaelsgreenhouses.com
Website: michaelsgreenhouses.com

35. Monrovia
41 Floydville Rd., Granby, CT 06035
Email: consumercare@monrovia.com
Website: monrovia.com
Facebook: Monrovia Plants
Instagram: @monroviaplants
X (formerly Twitter): @monroviaplants
Youtube: Monrovia Plants
Note: Retail purchase available at monrovia.com

36. N. Casertano Greenhouses and Farms, Inc.
Location #1: 1030 South Meriden Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410
Location #2: 136 Hanover St., Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 272-6444
Email: smacdonald@casertanosfarms.com
Website: casertanosfarms.com

37. Northern Nurseries
1320 Mountain Rd., West Suffield, CT 06093
Phone: (860) 668-5225
Website: northernnurseries.com
Facebook: Northern Nurseries - West Suffield, CT
Instagram: @northernnurserieswestsuffield

38. Planters' Choice Nursery
Location #1: 140 Huntingtown Rd., Newtown, CT 06470
Location #2: 1201 Bunker Hill Rd., Watertown, CT 06795
Phone: (860) 945-6588
Email: info@planterschoice.com
Website: planterschoice.com
Instagram: @planterschoice
X (formerly Twitter): @planterschoice

39. Prides Corner Farm
Location #1: 122 Waterman Rd., Lebanon, CT 06249
Location #2: 691 Shewville Rd., Ledyard, CT 06339
Location #3: 1700 Mountain Rd. West Suffield, CT 06093
Location #4: 600 Main St., Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: (860) 336-6027
Email: wholesale@pridescorner.com or connect@pridescorner.com
Website: pridescorner.com
Facebook: Prides Corner Farm
Instagram: @pridescorner

40. Summer Hill Nursery, Inc.
888 Summer Hill Rd., Madison, CT 06443
Phone: (203) 421-3055
Email: Summerhillnur@aol.com
Website: summerhillnursery.com

41. Trailside Nursery
1341 King St., Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone: (203) 705-0033
Email: maggie@trailsidenursery.com
Website: trailsidenursery.com
Facebook: Trailside Nursery
Instagram: @trailsidenursery

42. Wild Orchard Nursery
42 Redwood Drive, Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 994-9641
Email: bclehner1@gmail.com

43. Willi-wamp
Location #1: 108 Jordan Rd., Willimantic, CT 06226
Location #2: 40 Frontage Rd., Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: (860) 618-8869
Email: davidvidich@gmail.com
Instagram: @willimanticwampum

 

BOTH WHOLESALE AND RETAIL (see retail list details):

Courville Nursery (#6)
Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery (#7)
Hartikka Tree Farms (#10)
Sacred Roots Nursery (#18)
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses (#19)
Wild River Farm / H. White (#31)

 

Rhus glabra fruit. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Rhus glabra fruit. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Red cedar berries. Photo by P. Picone

Red cedar berries. Photo by P. Picone

Spicebush flower. Photo by P. Picone

Spicebush flower. Photo by P. Picone

Highbush blueberry. Photo by P. Picone

High bush blueberry. Photo by P. Picone

Northern bush honeysuckle. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Northern bush honeysuckle. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Silky dogwood berries. Photo by P. Picone

Silky dogwood berries. Photo by P. Picone

Buttonbush flower and butterfly. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand

Buttonbush flower and butterfly. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand

White flower (Summersweet) with bee
Summersweet. Photo by J. Lubell-Brand
Goldenrod flowers with bees. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles
Goldenrod. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles
Sweet birch leaves, branch, and flower.
Sweet birch. Photo by A. Siegel-Miles

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials Pollinator and Bloom Time Information

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Questions? Contact:

Vickie Wallace
UConn Extension
Extension Educator
Sustainable Turf and Landscape
Phone: (860) 885-2826
Email: victoria.wallace@uconn.edu
Web: ipm.uconn.edu/school

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Updated March 2024.

 

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