Native plants and trees that produce fruit or nuts delicious to both humans and wildlife. Many of these are also critical to the continued survival of Michigan’s pollinators.

  • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • $20.00
    • American Elderberries form thick shrubs that tolerate various soil types and grow quite tall. The small white flowers that grow in thick clusters and followed by edible berries that some prize for their medicinal properties. The berries must be cooked before consumption but are easy to make into a syrup that often relied on for reported immune boosting properties. Elderberries…
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  • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>)Quick View
    • American Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    • $6.00
    • Redbud trees produce beautiful edible flowers early in spring that can be added to salads or used as a garnish. They have a flavor similar to snow peas and are thought to have health benefits similar to those in red wine (think bioflavonoids and anti-oxidants). The trees also serve as a host plant to the larvae to several butterflies and…
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  • Arrowwood Viburnum (<em>Viburnum dentatum</em>)Quick View
  • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>)Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>)Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

    • $10.00
    • An open-pollinated strain originating from a wild cranberry bush found in a Michigan wetland that was selected and grown for years by the famous local nursery, Oikos Tree Corps. Oikos recently closed their nursery, and we are fortunate to have acquired several of their naturally enriched native plant strains. Plants will grow to fruit heavy at a young age…
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  • Nodding Wild Onion (<em>Allium cernuum</em>)Quick View
    • Nodding Wild Onion (<em>Allium cernuum</em>)Quick View
    • Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)

    • $4.00
    • Nodding Onion has unusual striking flowers that exhibit a “nodding” behavior and bend downward in the rain to protect nectar. The bulbs have a history of use treating various ailments. The plant can also be prepared and eaten similar to a traditional green onion, though it has a stronger flavor than its supermarket cousins. Plants are currently sold in 3"…
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  • Northern Wild Raisin(<em>Viburnum cassinoides</em>)Quick View
    • Northern Wild Raisin(<em>Viburnum cassinoides</em>)Quick View
    • Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

    • $6.00
    • Wild raisins make an attractive fruit and flower and are great for nibbling while walking around the yard. The plant produces clusters of dark blue fruit that can be used to make a drink or left to raisin up as it dries on the shrub. When the fruit has turned soft and black then the flavor is like a dried…
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