2020 Trees for Bees, Birds, & Butterflies Native Plant Sale

Midland Michigan 2020 native plant sale

Welcome to the information page on our first 2020 native plant sale! The plan was to have our sale in late April to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, those plans have changed!

We intend to hold our first sale on Friday May 8th 10am-6pm and Saturday May 9th 10am-4pm. We hold a Registered Nursery Stock Dealer's license with the state, which allows us to be open under the new stay at home order as a garden store. 

Selected especially for the Midland area, the sale will feature approximately 23 species of native trees and shrubs that provide quality habitat for our native pollinators, birds, and other wildlife species.  These native woody plants are of Michigan genotype and were procured through Wildtype Native Plant Nursery in Mason, Michigan. The table below outlines the species we plan to offer, their wildlife habitat benefits, where to plant them, and pricing. 

The sale will occur at our retail location at 2004 W. Wackerly St. Midland, MI and will be held outside at the north end of our parking lot.  Social distancing will be required, and we're not accepting cash payments for our safety and yours. If you chose to enter our indoor retail area, there will be a 3-customer limit at any given time. You will also be required to wear a face mask indoors.  Please remember to bring your plant questions, face mask, and credit card.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions, send us an email at sales@nature-niche.com or give us a call at 989-423-1477.

Native Plants for Wildlife!

Tree Species/Container Size

What Wildlife It Supports

Where to Plant

Price

Acer saccharinum - Silver maple - 5 gal

Early season pollen for bees; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; seeds & nest cavities for birds & mammals; early buds for tree squirrels

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 100’ of vertical free space

$59.95

Celtis occidentalis - Hackberry - 5 gal

Butterfly & moth larval host; fruit for birds & tree squirrels; foliage & wood for beneficial insects

Full to part sun; average soils; 60’ vertical free space

$59.95

Cercis canadensis - Redbud - 5 gal 

Early season pollen for bees; nectar for butterflies & bees; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; seeds for birds

Full to part sun; average soils; 25’ vertical free space

$59.95

Cornus alternifolia - Alternate-leaved dogwood - 5 gal

Nectar & pollen for bees & butterflies; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; fruit for birds & mammals

Full to part sun; average soils; 25’ vertical free space

$59.95

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip tree - 5 gal 

Nectar, pollen, & sap for bees, hummingbirds, & yellow-bellied sapsuckers; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; seeds for birds & mammals; pileated woodpecker nesting

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 110’ of vertical free space

$59.95

Quercus alba - White oak - 5 gal 

Butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; insects & larvae for insectivorous birds; acorns for birds & mammals; nest sites for birds; nest cavities for tree squirrels, bats, & raccoons

Full sun; dry to average soils; 90’ vertical free space

$59.95

Quercus bicolor - Swamp white oak - 5 gal 

Butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; insects & larvae for insectivorous birds; acorns for birds, mammals, & spiny softshell turtles; nest sites for birds

Full sun; average to wet soils; 80’ of vertical free space

$59.95

Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - 5 gal 

Butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; insects & larvae for insectivorous birds; acorns for birds & mammals; nest sites for birds; nest cavities for tree squirrels & screech owls

Full sun; dry to wet soils; 85’ vertical free space

$59.95

Quercus muehlenbergii - Chinquapin oak - 5 gal 

Butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; insects & larvae for insectivorous birds; acorns for birds, mammals; nest sites for birds

Full sun; dry to wet soils; 80’ vertical free space

$59.95

Quercus rubra - Red oak - 5 gal 

Butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & mammals; insects & larvae for insectivorous birds; acorns for birds & mammals; nest sites for birds; nest cavities for tree squirrels, bats, woodpeckers, & other birds

Full sun; average soils; 90’ vertical free space

$59.95

Salix nigra - Black willow - plug

Early season pollen & nectar for bees & other pollinators; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; early buds for birds; sap for yellow-bellied sapsuckers; nest sites for birds; fallen leaves & catkins for snapping & wood turtles

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 65’ of vertical free space

$5.25

Tilia americana - Basswood - 5 gal 

Nectar & pollen for butterflies, bees, & other pollinators; moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; nutlets for birds & mammals; nest cavities for tree squirrels, wood ducks, woodpeckers, & other birds & mammals

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 80’ of vertical free space

$59.95

Shrub Species/Container Size

What Wildlife It Supports

Where to Plant

Price

Alnus incana - Speckled alder - 1 gal

Pollen for bees; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; seeds, buds, & catkins for birds & mammals

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 25’ of vertical free space; spreads readily by underground suckers

$17.95

Aronia prunifolia - Black chokeberry - 1 gal

Fruit for birds; foliage & wood for beneficial insects, white-tailed deer, & other mammals

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 6’ of vertical free space

$17.95

Cornus amomum - Silky dogwood - 1 gal

Nectar & pollen for bees, butterflies, & other pollinators; moth larval host; fruit for birds & mammals; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; fallen leaves for turtles

Full sun to shade; average to wet soils; 9’ of vertical free space; spreads readily by underground suckers

$17.95

Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea - 1 gal

Nectar & pollen for bees, butterflies, & other pollinators; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects, white-tailed deer, & other mammals

Full sun to part shade; dry to average soils; 3’ of vertical free space

$17.95

Ribes americanum - Wild black currant - 1 gal

Nectar & pollen for butterflies, bees, & other pollinators; butterfly & moth larval host; fruit for birds & mammals (and humans); foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 4’ of vertical free space

$21.95

Salix discolor - Pussy willow - plug

Nectar & pollen for butterflies, bees, & other pollinators; butterfly, skipper, & moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer & other mammals; seeds & buds for birds & tree squirrels; nest sites for birds; fallen leaves for wood & snapping turtles

Full sun; wet soils; 20’ of vertical free space

$5.25

Sambucus canadensis - Common elder - 1 gal

Pollen for butterflies, bees, & other pollinators; moth larval host; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; soft pith for tunnel-nesting bees; fruit for birds, mammals, & eastern box turtles (and humans)

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 12’ of vertical free space

$17.95

Spiraea alba - Meadowsweet - 1 gal

Nectar & pollen for bees, butterflies, & other pollinators; butterfly & moth larval host; foliage, buds, & seeds for beneficial insects, birds, & white-tailed deer; nesting cover for ground-nesting birds

Full to part sun; average to wet soils; 6’ of vertical free space

$17.95

Vine Species/Container Size

What Wildlife It Supports

Where to Plant

Price

Lonicera dioica - Red honeysuckle - 1 gal

Nectar for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, & other pollinators; moth larval host; fruit for birds & mammals; foliage & wood for beneficial insects & white-tailed deer; nesting sites for songbirds

Part sun to shade; average soils; readily spreading vine & groundcover

$29.95


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