Native Plants

PLANT SALE 2022

Pre-orders end Feb. 28

Sunday March 6th

Minimum order of $50 before taxes.

Limited quantities
First come, first served

There will be

NO OPEN SALE

THIS YEAR,

Pre-order Only!

 

Pre-order pickup is scheduled for March 19 in Bow.

Once your order is placed & paid, you will receive your invoice with complete instructions & directions for pick-up.

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How our plant sale operation works:

How the Conservation District works with the Plant Materials Center:

Every year, the Conservation District purchases a large order of plants from the PMC to sell at our annual plant sale.  The decision of what to supply, and how much, is based both on sales from the previous year, and what is available to us depending on the cultivating success of certain species that year.  Sometimes these plants are species that are grown on-site and some are brokered stock, which means that they are contracted out and grown elsewhere.  The plants are kept in the cold storage at the PMC until the day of the plant sale.  Because we don’t always know what our supply will be (especially if a certain species failed or ended up being too small to sell), we cannot guarantee that the species listed in the newsletter will be exactly what is available the day of the sale. 

Purpose of the Plant Sale:

The purpose of the plant sale is to promote natural resource conservation by providing quality, conservation-grade plants at wholesale prices to the public for use in conservation-related projects.  Some examples of conservation projects include erosion control, riparian restoration, reforestation, backyard habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and wildfire mitigation.  Proceeds from the plant sale help fund youth education efforts.



For organization and budget purposes, our plant sale is run on a first come, first served basis.  We realize that the lines can get long and sometimes the atmosphere can become hectic.  We ask that you please be patient with the staff and our volunteers who work very hard to make the sale run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible for our customers.  Each year holds new challenges and we do our best to adjust and accommodate for them.  The Conservation District welcomes suggestions on how we can improve the process on sale days.  Thanks again for your patience.

Remember:

Please note that these plants are conservation-grade.  They are intended for shelterbelts, erosion control, wildlife habitat and other conservation purposes.  Most of these plants are sold as bareroot seedlings and are generally not large; therefore high hauling capacity is NOT necessary. 

FOR LARGE SCALE PLANTING/RESTORATION PROJECTS WITH A QUANTITY OF 500 OR MORE PLANTS.For more information on purchasing plants for projects, please contact Joe at the District. joe@skagitcd.org or 360-428-4313 ext.1020

Click on the Links below for Planting Guides and Plant Information:

 
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Plants frequently available at our annual plant sale:

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NOTE: Fire-resistant does not mean fireproof! Even fire-resistant plants will burn if not well maintained. Be sure to keep all of your landscape plants healthy with appropriate watering, proper pruning, etc.

~Evergreen Tree Species

Grand fir, (Abies grandis)  Max. Ht. - 200' Partial Shade/Sun, Mostly Shady. Moist to dry well-drained soils; Christmas tree, lumber, wildlife food & shelter.

Noble fir, (Abies procera) Max. Ht. - 200' Sun to part shade. Prefers cool, moist, well-drained soil; Christmas trees, wildife food & shelter, floral greens.

Sitka spruce, (Picea sitchensis) Max. Ht. - 200' Sun to part shade. Moist forests & forested bogs; erosion control, wildlife food & shelter, lumber.

Shore pine, (Pinus contorta) Max. Ht. - 100' Sun to part shade. Tolerates wet soils; Christmas trees, wildlife food & shelter. Fire resistant.

Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)  Max. Ht. - 300' Sun. Prefers acidic, well-drained soils; Christmas tree, lumber, wildlife food & shelter.

Western red cedar, (Thuja plicata) Up to 300’ tall. Full sun to part shade. Prefers moist to swampy soils; wildlife food & shelter, windbreak.

~Deciduous Tree Species

Vine maple, (Acer circinatum)  Max. Ht. - 25' Sun to part shade. Grows in dry to wet areas; wildlife shelter, host for the Western Tiger Swallowtail. Bloom Time: March thru June. Fire resistant.

Big Leaf Maple, (Acer macrophyllum) Max. Ht. - 80' Sun to part shade. Grows in dry to moist soil; wildlife food & shelter, early bloom for pollinators. Bloom Time: March thru June. Fire resistant.

Black hawthorn, (Crataegus douglasii)  Max. height 25 ft. Sun or shade. Grows in dry to moist sites; wildlife habitat & food source. Bloom Time: May thru June. Fire resistant.

Oregon Ash, (Fraxinus latifolia)  Max. height 80 ft. Sun - part shade Particularly suited to heavy soils and poorly drained areas, which are often too wet for any other tree. The winged seeds of Oregon Ash are eaten by a birds and small mammals. The foliage is food for butterfly larvae and may be consumed by passing browsers. Bloom time: April – May. Fire resistant.

Paper birch, (Betula papyrifera)  Max. Ht. - 80' Sun to part shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils; wildlife food & shelter, fuel, lumber, windbreak. Bloom time: April – June.  Fire resistant.

Quaking Aspen, (Populus tremuloides)  Max. Ht. - 80' Sun to part shade. Grows in dry to moist soils; wildlife food & shelter, fuel, lumber, windbreak. Bloom time: April – June Fire resistant.

Cascara, (Rhamnus purshiana)  Max. Ht. - 35' Prefers shady & moist areas in forest openings; wildlife food, good for bees. Bloom time: April – June.

 White Oak, (Quercus garryanna)  Max. height 50 ft. Full sun to part shade. Prefers dry, well-drained soils; wildlife habitat & food.  Bloom Time: April thru June. Fire resistant.

~Shrubs

Serviceberry, (Amelanchier alnifolia)  Max. height 15 ft. Full sun to part shade. Grows in well-drained dry to moist soils; wildlife food, edible berry. Bloom time: April – July. Fire resistant.

Red osier dogwood, (Cornus stolonifera)  Max. Ht. - 20' Grows in moist to wet sites; red twigs; wildlife food & shelter, erosion control. Bloom Time: May thru June. Fire resistant.

Oceanspray, (Holodiscus discolor)  Max. height 15 ft. Part shade. Grows in dry & moist well-drained, gravelly soils in forests & coastal bluffs; wildlife shelter, nectar. Blooms June to August. Fire resistant.

Indian Plum, (Oemleria cerasiformis)  Max. height 15 ft. Part shade. Grows in dry to moist, soils; wildlife food; attracts pollinators. Bloom Time: March thru April.

Oregon grape, tall, (Mahonia aquifolium)  Max. height 10 ft. Full sun to shade. Dry to moist sites; wildlife food, erosion control, edible fruit. Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Bloom time: March – June. Fire resistant.

Oregon Grape, Short, (Mahonia nervosa) Height -3' Drought tolerant once established; wildlife food, durable & adaptable, edible fruit. Bloom Time: March – June. Fire resistant.

Mock Orange, (Philadephus lewisii)  Max. Ht. - 20' Grows in dry to moist soils, wildlife food, attracts pollinators. Bloom Time: May thru July. Fire resistant.

Ninebark, (Physocarpus capitatus)  Max. Ht. - 13' Sun to part shade. Grows in damp soils; benefits small bees, host plant for Spring Azure butterflies. It’s fibrous roots and capacity to root from un-rooted cuttings make it suitable for soil bioengineering techniques including live stakes, fascines and brush mats. It is particularly valuable for streambank and lakeshore stabilization applications.

Bloom time: April-July. 

Red flowering currant, (Ribes sanguineum)  Max. Ht. - 10' Sun to part shade. Grows in dry to moist soil at low & mid-elevation; wildlife food. Bloom Time: March thru June. Fire resistant.

Pacific Rhododendron, Rhododendron macrophyllum  Max. Ht. - 10' Sun to shade. Prefers moist to drier well-drained soil; erosion control. Bloom time:  April-May. Fire resistant.

Nootka rose, (Rosa nutkana)  Max. Ht. - 10' Dry to moist sites; Sun to part shade.  Wildlife food & shelter, host plant for numerous butterflies. Bloom time: May-July. Fire resistant.

Thimbleberry, (Rubus parviflorus)  Max. Ht. - 10' Part shade​. Grows in well-drained soils at low to mid elevations; wildlife food, edible. Bloom Time: May thru July.

 

Hooker willow, (Salix hookeriana)  Max. Ht. - 20' Grows in moist to wet sites; Sun to part shade. Erosion control, benefits birds & butterflies. Bloom Time: Feb.- March Fire resistant.

Pacific willow, (Salix lucida)  Max. Ht. - 60' Dry to moist sites; Sun to part shade. Wildlife food & shelter, pollen. Bloom Time: Feb.- March. Fire resistant.

Blue elderberry, (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea) Max. Ht. - 30'  Sun.  Dry to moist sites; wildlife food and shelter, pollen, edible. Bloom Time: May thru July.

Spirea, Douglas, (Spiraea douglasii)  Max. Ht. - 6' Sun to part shade. Grows in margins of ponds, meadows, & open space at low elevation; erosion control, wildlife shelter.

Bloom Time: May thru June. Fire resistant.

Snowberry, (Symphoricarpos albus) Max. Height 6 ft. Sun to part shade. Prefers dry well-drained soils; wildlife food, erosion control. Bloom Time: June thru July. Fire resistant.

~Plants in small pots or Plugs

Kinnikinnick, (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Sun to part shade. Evergreen ground cover that prefers  well-drained, exposed sites; wildlife food, pollen. Bloom Time: April thru July.  Fire resistant.

Salal, (Gaultheria shallon) Max. Height 6 ft. Sun or shade. Evergreen. Grows in dry to moist sites; wildlife food, edible, floral greens, erosion control. Bloom Time: May thru July. Fire resistant.

Evergreen Huckleberry, (Vaccinium ovatum)  Max. Height 8 ft. Evergreen. Sun or shade with well-drained soil; ornamental leaves and edible fruit. Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Bloom time: March - August.

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