Where to Buy Native Plants

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  • Links to area and online nurseries
  • Information on upcoming native plant sales
  • Coupons for rebates on native tree purchases
  • Testimonials about favorite nurseries.

Area and Online Nursery Information

Click the buttons below to go to lists of area and online nurseries selling native plants.

Nutsfornatives.com maintains an up-to-date list of Maryland, Viriginia, and online nurseries. The descriptions of the nursery services are based on regular visits by the owner of the website, Shari Wilson.

Shari also writes periodic blogs about specific nurseries. Below are links to a few of these blogs. For more, subscribe to her newsletter and search through past blogs on the website.

MD: A Little Farm and Nursery

MD & VA: Specialty Nurseries

MD: Bethesda Native Backyard Nursery

MD & VA: How and Where to Shop for Natives

MD: Lauren’s Garden Service

In addition to the nurseries listed on Nuts for Natives, nativeplantsDMV lists a few additional ones, plus useful information on native gardening.

Native Plant Sales

Click on date for more information.

Friends of the National Arboretum Native Plant Sale. 8:15 – 2:00 at the Arboretum in D.C. Reserve a time slot online.

Chesapeake Natives. Open house sale. 10:00 – 2:00 in Upper Marlboro MD.

Capital Area Native Plant Plug sale. Online ordering is open. Pick up on April 22 in Brentwood MD.

Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale. 9:00 – 2:00. Church of St. Clement 1701 North Quaker Lane in Alexandria, Virginia

Muddy Branch Alliance. Online ordering starts 10 am, Sunday, April 2. Pick up at Bohrer Park Activity Center on May 6

Locust Grove Nature Center. Online ordering May 1-8. Pick up date May 13. Pick up location not announced.

Green Spring Gardens plant sale and fair. 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

Locust Grove Nature Center. In person sale at center, Bethesda MD.

$25 Rebate Coupons for Native Trees

The Marylanders Plant Trees state program offers rebates for the purchase of selected native trees at 86 participating nurseries.

Taking advantage of this offer is as easy as 1-2-3.

Select your tree. Only species on the approved list (click Button 1) are eligible.

Confused? Overwhelmed? Our native tree guide will give you more information on tree species and how to select the right one for your yard.

Find a participating nursery (click Button 2). Better call to see if your selected species is in stock.

Don’t hesitate to buy your selected species in a small size. They cost less, are healthier in the long run, and in 1-2 decades will catch up with initially larger sized trees. Don’t forget to plan for protecting your new tree from deer!

Print and fill out your coupon (click Button 3).

If you would like more information on Marylanders Plant Trees program or advice on tree planting, go to the MD Department of Natural Resources webpage.

Montgomery County offers a $50 rebate that can be combined with the $25 state rebate.

The county program has a few more restrictions, e.g., tree must cost at least $75. Click the button to learn more and get your coupon.

Especially Recommended

Bona Terra Nursery is located in Friendship MD, but delivers to a D.C. location for convenient pick up.

Bona Terra and Earth Sangha (see below) are among the few local nurseries to sell local ecotypes of native plants, as Shari Wilson explains in a blog.

More information on local ecotypes.

Use the FONTT native tree guide to easily identify native trees by scientific name on the long list of available native plants at Bona Terra. (Scientific names explained in the guide, pg. 7.)

The Earth Sangha nursery is located in Springfield VA. Plant sales by appointment or curbside pickup. A podcast about Earth Sangha.

Earth Sangha and Bona Terra see above) are among the few local nurseries to sell local ecotypes of native plants.

Use the FONTT native tree guide to easily identify native trees by scientific name on the long list of available native plants at Earth Sangha. (Scientific names explained in the guide, pg. 7.)

We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase local ecotype straight native plants from Earth Sangha, a nonprofit nursery that is at the cutting edge of exploring how to restore our degraded landscapes with native plants.  Volunteers and nursery staff collect the seeds for these plants from local plants – these local ecotype plants have adapted to local conditions over hundreds of years. While the nursery is around the beltway in Virginia, I don’t think that our plants are concerned with this political boundary.  I’m currently transitioning some of our turf grass to native sedges and am excited by their success.  

— Lori, Roanoke Ave

Earth Sangha sources their seed material from local plants, making everything they sell, from small wildflowers to trees, the “most native” you could get from a regional nursery. Most of the plants I plant in my yard are from there, and I’m always excited to see what they’re growing.

— Vincent Verweij

If you would like to suggest additional nurseries or plant sales, please email friendsofnativetreesintakoma.org.