|Yankee Doodle Lilac|
Hand-Picked Plants for Plymouth
Each year, City of Plymouth forestry staff selects plants that are well-adapted to local growing conditions. The plants listed below were selected because of their environmental benefits and resistance to pests and disease.
They serve as good replacements for invasive species, such as buckthorn, or for ash trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer. The selected plants also provide food and shelter for pollinators, butterflies and other wildlife.
Why Bare Root Trees?
Most of the trees are 5-6 feet at time of purchase. Some species come in pots, but most are bare root (PDF). That means they do not come with soil on the roots, so they cost less, have up to 200 percent more roots than the traditional balled and burlapped plants and are easier to transport. Bare root trees are easy to plant, using the bare root planting method (PDF).
Trees and shrubs do not come with a warranty. Quantities are limited on some varieties. Orders will be filled on a "first come" basis.
Order via In-Person or Online
|Orders will be accepted March 1 through May 1. Order early for best availability as some species will sell out quickly.|
- In-person orders will be accepted at the Maintenance Facility during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payment is due when the order is placed.
- Online orders can be made through Plymouth’s Online Registration. For help in placing an online order, you can follow the instructions on this how to guide (PDF).
|Orders will be available for pick up at the Maintenance Facility:|
|3-6 p.m. Friday, May 12|
|8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13|
|Any trees not purchased will be sold from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13 at the Maintenance Facility.|
Get Help Choosing the Right Plant
View the Tree & Shrub Information Sheet (PDF) for a comparison of the plants available in the sale. Or attend one of the following events.
- Tree & Shrub Sale Preview – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.
- City Sampler – 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4 at City Hall. View details.
- Home Expo – April 7-8, Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse, 14800 34th Ave. N. Get insight and assistance from Master Gardeners. View details.
* sweat bare root stock is recommended for better bud break
(H x W)
|American Linden||70' x 50'||$25/$30|
|Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry||20' x 15'||SOLD OUT|
|Bur Oak *||80' x 60'||$30/$35|
|Hackberry *||65' x 40'||$20/$25|
|Ironwood *||35' x 30'||$25/$30|
|Prairiefire Crab||20' x 20'||$30/$35|
|50' x 25'||$25/$30|
|Sugar Maple||60' x 50'||$30/$40|
|American Larch||50' x 30'||$15/$20|
|Balsam Fir||50' x 25'||SOLD OUT|
|Autumn Magic Chokeberry||4' x 3'||$9/$11|
|Candy Coralberry||30" x 30"||$9/$11|
|Red Twigged Dogwood||10' x 10'||$9/$11|
|Summer Wine Ninebark||6' x 6'||$9/$11|
|Wentworth Viburnum||8' x 8'||$9/$11|
|Yankee Doodle Lilac||10' x 10'||SOLD OUT|
Fruits* for best fruit production, it is recommended to have 2 different varieties (a pair of pears) for
|Honeoye Strawberry||8" x 36"||$2/$3|
|Meteor Cherry||12' x 10'||$25/$30|
|Patten Pear *||12' x 8'||$25/$30|
|Summercrisp Pear *||25' x 20'||$25/$30|