WildThings Rescue Nursery Native Plants with purpose

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowood)

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Gorgeus shrub with beaytu by way of flower, foliage and berry.

A small shrub, only getting about 6'.

Wildlife Benefits: *Attracts The Eastern Bluebird! Many other birds liove to dine on it's berries. Larval host plant for The Spring Azure Butterfly.

Gallon Pot $15.00


Sambucas Canadensis (Black Elderberry)

Our traditional common Elderberry, used for centuries in Jam, Jelly and Wine making.

Gorgeous when in flower AND when in berry. Getting about 10' in height and generally spreading as wide.

Sun to partial shade and a moist but well draining soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Flowers are only a pollen source, but Native Bees and Pollinator's are happy with that. The real pay-off is the berries, which are enjoyed by many song birds, Ruffled Grouse, Squirrels and Chipmunks.
2 Gallon Pot $18.00


Sambucas racemosa (Red-Berried Elderberry)
Beautiful Native Elderberry, with very different foliage than the Canada/Black berried species. Broad, bluish green leaves and bright RED berries when ripe.
Full sun to partial shade and a rich, moist, well draining soil.
Mature height is about 15 feet.
Wildlife Benefits: Flowers are only a pollen source, but Native Bees and Pollinators are happy with that. The real pay-off is the berries, which are enjoyed by many song birds, Ruffled Grouse, Squirrels and Chipmunks.
2 Gallon Pot $20.00

Spirea tomentosa (Steeplebush)
A dwarf Native shrub, (blooms resembling Pink Astilbe), that is showy and long blooming.
Likes a moist, but well draining soil on the acidic side.
Wildlife Benefits: Doesn't produce much nectar, but does produce a lot of pollen for the Bees. Larval host plant for the Summer Azure and many Moth species, especially Sphinx.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Rhus glabra (Smooth Sumac)
This one does sucker out a bit. Generally gets about 10 feet tall.

Sun to partial shade. Moist, well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Bees enjoy the pollen and nectar of it's flowers. A larval host plant for many species of Moths. Berries are a rich source of nutrients throughout fall and winter for Ruffed Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Cardinal, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Fish Crow, Starling, Brown Thrasher, Swainson's Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Veery, and Pine Warbler.
Gallon Pot $15.00

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Tsuga canadensis (Canadian Hemlock)
Soft, flowing, evergreen native tree. (Love the way they smell!)
Sun to partial shade and a moist, slightly acidic, well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Pinecones/seeds are a food source for many, including the Black-Capped Chickadee, Red Crossbill, White-Winged Crossbill, and Pine Siskin. Source of cover for many, especially during Winter months.
3 Gallon Pot $25.00

Salix nigra (Black Willow)
The perfect solution for any wet. low-lying sunny spot. This fast growing native will even grow in standing water. Long graceful leaves and red tinged stems make it a graceful and beautiful addition.
Can reach 100 feet in height at maturity, so plan accordingly!
Wildlife Benefits: High Wildlife Value! Nectar and pollen are a food source for Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Halictid Bees, Andrenid Bees, Little Carpenter Bees. Larval host plant for many Moth and Butterfly species. Snapping Turtles and Wood Turtles rely on their dropping leaves and catkins for food, as do several species of Ducks. Also a favorite of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker for drilling and drinking it's sap.
3 Gallon Pot 30.00
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Rhus coppalina (Winged Sumac)
A well behaved, native Sumac! The Sumacs get such a bad rep., and undeservedly so. Sure, they need some room, but if you are looking for a buffer between you and your neighbor, the road, of any unsightly view to one of your property sides, these are beautiful plants all season long and provide so much nourishing food for the birds!
Easy to grow in sun to partial shade and a well draining soil.
Wildlife Benefits: Bees enjoy the pollen and nectar of it's flowers. A larval host plant for many species of Moths. Berries are a rich source of nutrients throughout fall and winter for many song birds.
Gallon Pot $15.00

Vaccinium angustifolium

(Lowbush Woodland Blueberry)

Fabulous groundcover for moist, acidic, shaded areas.

This native blueberry only gets about a foot tall, and "ryuns", or suckers to form nice colonies.

Wildlife Benefits: Berries are a source of food for many....songbirds, gamebirds, Turtles, Fox, Bear, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Opossums, Raccoons and mice. Flowers are an early nectar source for native bees, and it also servers as excellent cover for small creatures.

Gallon Pot $15.00

Sorbus americana (American Mt. Ash)

One of our shorter native trees, only getting 10-15 feet tall.

A gorgeous ornamental, as well as providing abundant food for the birds.

Full sun and a moist well draining soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Berries are an important food source for many birds, moose, deer, martens, fishers, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse.

2 Gallon Pot 25.00


Rubus odoratus (Wild Red-Flowered Rasberry)

Our Native Rasberry, sporting large dark pink blooms, which later turn into huge, shallow cupped berries. Really a beautiful plant, but keep in mind, being a Rasberry, it does sucker a bit.

Partial shade and well draining soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Butterflies and native bees visit the flowers. Birds love the berries!

*Of special note...Many bees will use the old Rasberry canes to overwinter. Best to wait until late spring to clean out old canes.

Gallon Pot  $15.00

Viburnum acerfolia (Mapleleaf Viburnum)

Another of our low-growing woodland shrubs, being very attractive in both flower and berry.

Only gets about 3' tall, but will sucker out and spread nicely to cover large areas.

Wildlife Benefits: Flowers produce nectar and pollen for MANY native bees, Skippers and Butterflies. Larval host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly and several Moth species.

Berries are eaten by many songbirds and gamebirds.

Gallon Pot $15.00