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About our Plants
All trees and plants are bare-rooted (except where noted).
All fruit and nut trees are well-rooted, ¼" to ⅞" in diameter.
No mature heights are listed for fruit trees; your pruning method and the rootstock determine the final height of your tree. Other plants list approximate mature height, or height x width.
For fruit trees and berries, the exact dates of peak ripeness will vary from place to place.
The zone hardiness rating will aid you in determining whether a plant will be hardy for you. The average minimum temperature in your area determines your zone. Apple descriptions have minimum and maximum zones because apples typically need cold climates to produce the best fruit. All other plants list the coldest hardiness zone. Your own soil conditions, microclimate and topography will be equally important in determining the best varieties for you.
Please note pollination requirements for fruits, nuts and berries. Some plants are self-pollinating, others require a second plant of the same type for pollination, and others require a second plant of a second variety.
We list the origin and parentage of cultivars and plants, as known.The approximate size of the plant we will ship is in parentheses at the end.
We strive to give you accurate information about all the plants we sell. If you notice inaccuracies, please let us know.
John Bunker, Lauren Cormier and Jen Ries write tree and shrub descriptions. Laura Childs writes perennial and bulb descriptions.
Throughout the catalog you will find plants with common traditions of medicinal use. These include Asclepias, bee balm, blueberry, elderberry, high and lowbush cranberry, hops, lavender, linden, rose, solomon’s seal, witch hazel, eastern white pine and more. Our descriptions include notes about traditional medicinal use. The statements in our catalog regarding traditional medicinal uses of plants have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The plants we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.