Honey Bee Packet (4 each of the following species - 20 seedlings total - No Substitutions)
These species will benefit many of our native pollinators by providing early season to late season blooms.
American Plum (Prunus americana) Its white, pungently sweet blossoms emerge in early spring before the foliage breaks bud. It is very adaptable to a wide variety of environmental conditions and needs full sun. Can reach a mature height of 20 ft. and mature spread of 25 ft.
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) The fragrant, whitish flowers, borne in showy racemes, appear after leaf emergence in May or June. The flowers originate in the axils of current year leaves and are pollinated by insects, primarily bees. Black locust is a medium sized tree, generally 40 to 60 ft. in height. The species does best on moist, rich, loamy soils or those of limestone origin. Mid season bloom.
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) This deciduous, often multi-trunked tree has a rounded crown and typically matures to 20-30 ft. tall. Noted for its stunning pea-like, rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely in early spring. Flowers are followed by flattened leguminous bean-like dry seedpods that mature to brown in the summer. Does best in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) This small, native tree has a mature height of 25-30 ft. Small, creamy-white, urn-shaped, fragrant flowers are borne in 4-10 inch long panicles in June to early July. The rich, iridescent green leaves turn vibrant yellow, purple, and red in fall. The sourwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, or clay soils. Prefers full sun and normal moisture but has some drought tolerance. Excellent native ornamental tree with four season attributes. Late season bloom.
Tulip (Yellow) Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) A fast-growing tree, at maturity this species can reach a height of 80 ft. with a spread of 40 ft. Flowering in late May/early June, it has the largest solitary flower of any native tree in Ohio. It is characterized by six petals that are yellow-green on the outside, and orange-yellow on the inside. It grows in full sun to partial sun and prefers moist but well-drained, slightly acidic, deep, rich soil but can adapt to other soil conditions. Early/Mid season bloom.