Native Haunts Plant List
as of June 2, 2019.


Shrubs

Acer pennsylvanicum, Striped Maple
Small under story tree/shrub of upland forests; smooth green bark with vertical white stripes
3-4 gal size; $20.00

Aronia melanocarpa, Black chokeberry
Highly adaptable shrub, growing in both saturated wetlands and bone dry sandy soils,
tends to remain more compact in the latter; tart berries are loaded with beneficial phytochemicals;
dark colored anthers contrast against bright white flower petals.
2-3 gal size, $12.00-$15.00

Carpinus caroliniana, Muscle wood or Blue beech.
Small understory tree or large shrub of forested floodplains and moist forests;
vertically contoured striated wood looks like flexed muscles.
3-5 gal size, $20.00

Corylus americana, American hazlenut
Small to medium multi-stem shrub of sunny to partly shaded open areas;
Nuts are produced in multiples of 2 or 3 in distinctive wrinkly husks;
beloved by all manner of wildlife such as turkeys, squirrels, bears
and many more I suspect.
1 gal size, $12.00

Lonicera canadensis, Fly honeysuckle
Yes, we do have native honeysuckle species, and this one is rarely offered in the trade. Un-like its invasive cousins
this wonderful understory shrub leads a quiet existence in the forest shadows; will tolerate some sun but does best in shade.
This has spring ephemeral qualities-the leaves and flowers come out before most trees show signs of life, and the fruit is set
just about the time tree leaves have fully expanded.
1 gallon, $12.00

Hamamelis virginiana, Witch hazel
Tall multi-stemmed understory shrub of deciduous forests;
leaves have been used for centuries as a powerful astringent;
crepe paper like pastel yellow flowers come in late fall.
often lasting until snow fall.
3-5 gal, $12.00-$18.00

Prunus maritima, Beach plum
Dune dwelling shrub of the Atlantic coast; will grow in the salty sandy bare bones beach sand
to rich garden loam; provides food for many animal species; plums in the fall can be made into jams,
not terribly tasty right off the branch; needs full sun; anything less stunts growth.
3-5 gal, $12.00-$18.00

Prunus virginina, Chokecherry
Suckering colonial shrub producing drooping strings of ruby red cherries in mid Summer,
savored by birds and mammals of all sizes; excellent hedge species; prefers loamy upland soil
in full to part sun.
3-5 gal, $12.00-$18.00

The following shrubs will be ready for planting this fall (1-2gal size)-

Eastern red cedar, Juniperus virginiana
Meadowsweet, Spiraea tomentosum
Button bush, Cephalanthus occidentalis
Gray dogwood,Cornus racemosa
Virginia rose, Rosa virginiana
Bayberry, Myrica pennsylvanica
Bush honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera
Spicebush, Lindera benzoin


Perennials

Allium tricoccum, Ramps, Wild leeks
Highly sought after wild onion that grows in alluvial flood plains; rare in Maine, this species is more
common further south; ours are grown from West Virginia collected seed; needs full shade and rich organic soils;
pairs of broad bright green leaves come out in early spring, but die back in summer when the flowers come out.
$5.00 per plant.

Aquilegia canadensis, Wild Columbine
Unique flower shape attractive to early season butterflies and hummingbirds; great for the
shade garden and woodland rock gardens, doing well in pockets of loamy soil; will tolerate some sun
but does best in at least part shade; spreads in the garden by seed when in a happy place.
1 gal, $10.00

Geranium maculatum, Cranesbill
Wonderful native geranium with pastel pink flowers; prefers the ecotonal area between field and forest
where it gets part sun and part shade; will naturalize in an area over the years; competes well with grass. 1 gal, $10.00

Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive fern
Great ground cover for moist open areas; palm sized fronds add interest to the landscape
5.00 per clump

Solidago caesia, Blue stem goldenrod
A shade seeking goldenrod lurking in the forest shadows; rather short arching blueish stems; flowers are born along the stems,
instead of a terminal head like most other goldenrods.
3-5 gallon size, $15.00

Chelone glabra, Turtlehead
Found growing in wetlands often in shady spots, does just as well in upland areas in cultivation;
Despite the closed structure of the flower it attracts a lot of butterflies and other pollinators
3-5 gallon size, $15.00

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, New England aster
Dazzling purples and pinks light up the roadsides in late summer and early fall, beautiful AND functional as
the flowers attract scores of butterflies and other pollinators including monarchs; does best in LESS fertile, dry
to moist soils, higher fertility tends to produce bolting and consequent falling over of the plants, hiding
those pretty flowers from view.
2-3gal pots, $12.00

How to order plants

You can get your plants in a number of convenient ways. We can ship you plants via United Parcel Service (UPS) if you live far away. We can deliver your plants to you if you live near-by (There is a minimum order requirement or delivery fee added on if you live more then 1/2 hour away). You can stop by and chat, browse our selection and pick out your plants at the nursery, but please call ahead, as we do not have regular hours.

E-mail (nativehaunts@gmail.com) us with the plants that you would like, I will respond promptly with plant availability. I find this system works well because it avoids the disappointment of sending in for a plant your really, really want, only to find out a couple weeks later when the order comes in that it is out of stock. E-mailing me with your request is like taking a ticket at the deli counter- it ensures your place in line and gets you the plants you want.

Mail in your order. Print out the Native Haunts Plant Order Form (in PDF format), fill out and mail.

Call in your order: 1-207-604-8655.


Shipping and Handling Costs

This is based on each individual order. I have tried to come up with set shipping rates based on cost, but this does not prove to be accurate. For a rough estimate, figure on about 20% of the total order.


Payment

We accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover credit cards.

Paypal and payment by check is accepted.
Good old fashioned cash works too, but for pick-up only.


Nomenclature

Nomenclature, or naming, follows Flora Novae Angliae, 2011 by Arthur Haines and the New England Wildflower Society. Synonyms, abbreviated syn, are included when appropriate for previous names that folks may be more familiar with. Of course, these are the same plants, but with new names to try and learn. Botanists love to change names around on us, but it is usually for good reason. Although botanical reshuffling has happened since the time of Linneaus, now-a-days it's due to new findings at the molecular level which reveals relationships that may not have been so obvious using traditional classification systems.





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Last updated on June 2, 2019.