fruiting shrubs


Aronia melanocarpa                           


Resilient small to large shrub with dark blue-black clusters of blueberry-sized fruits. Incredibly nutrient dense, with high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C. Makes delicious juice, syrup, and jam. Very easy to grow, can thrive with minimal care in a wide range of soils. Beautiful white flowers in spring with showy orange/red leaves in fall. Can grow up to 8’ tall but easy pruned.



Sambucus nigra                              


Easy to grow, great multipurpose plants for hedgerows, wildlife plantings, and gardens. Fragrant flowers can be made into tea or fried and eaten as fritters.  Dark purple/black clusters of berries are antiviral and can be eaten fresh or made into juice, wine, and other preserves. Can grow 15-20’ tall but easily pruned. A selection from Friends of the Trees Society.


Ribes rubrum                                       


Delicious, tart, plump red berries packed full with antioxidants! Tolerates a wide-range of soil types and can thrive in partial shade. Easy to grow. Another selection from Friends of the Trees Society.

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Morus alba tatarica                      


A great economical plant for hedgerows, livestock, and wildlife plantings. Because these are not grafted, seedlings will either be female or male. Females will produce smaller variable fruit than grafted varieties that can be white, red, or black. Males are non-fruiting. Can be grown as a tree or shrub. Easy to prune. Planting at least 3 is recommended to increase your chance of having a female tree. 


Malus fusca                                   



Our only native apple. This is a great native plant for wildlife and hedge plantings. Tolerant of shade and wet soils, easy to grow as a shrub or tree. Beautiful white blossoms in spring. Bountiful tiny apples that persist on the tree in fall.  You can also use this as a rootstock for cultivated apple varieties!


Rubus sp.              


Ripe in July then again from late August through much of the fall. Berries are velvety, sweet, and large. Produced in abundance on vigorous canes. Not as tart as red raspberry. Easy to grow. Another selection from Friends of the Trees Society. Sold in bundles of 4.