Do you want to support local wildlife? We have some excellent plant offerings to help! Mast is a term referring to the fruit of trees and shrubs. Hard mast is more typically nuts and acorns, while soft mast includes raspberries, blueberries, and MULBERRY! (as pictured here)
The wide diversity of hard and soft mast bearing perennials allows you to pick species to fit any gardening or landscape application. We carry multi stem shrubs like hazelnuts, tall stately trees like oaks or American persimmon, smaller shrubs like blueberries, and smaller understory trees like the pawpaw! Any of these can help you beautify your environment and support your local ecosystem and help to increase biodiversity! Head over to our online store to browse our extensive selection of mast bearing perennials!
Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) is one of our favorite edible landscape plants, and we are proud to offer the Autumn Brilliance cultivar this year! Native to NC and playing host to many birds and pollinators, this gorgeous small tree adds character to any landscape. Even better, it produces large crops of berries similar in size, shape and texture to the beloved blueberry.
Serviceberry is known by many names. In the 19th century eastern US, serviceberry was known to bloom around the time that roads would become passable again for preachers to resume their rounds of services, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. This time often occurred in June, so you may also hear it referred to as Juneberry.
Another name for this plant is shadbush. This is because the blooms coincide with shad fish returning to the rivers from the ocean.
Whatever you call them, these serviceberries enjoy full sun to part shade, are pest and disease-resistant, and are an incredible ally for birds and pollinators!
Check out our website to get your own serviceberry to add something extra special to your summer berry harvest!