Orange County High School Plant Sale

All proceeds go towards supporting continued environmental education at Orange County High School.

The actual sale/ pick up is May 11 at OCHS.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Black Gum (Nyssa Sylvatica) – 3 Gallon pot

  • Black Gum trees can grow 30-50 ft. tall, 20-30 ft. wide
  • This tree can grow in full to partial sunlight. 4 hours of direct sunlight is fine for most days. 
  • Prefers loamy soil with an acidic pH and good drainage.
  • Trees in their first growing season will need regular watering, but after that, you likely won’t have to worry about watering unless your climate is dry.

Northern Red Oak (Quercus Rubra) – 5 Gallon Pot


  • Northern Red Oak trees can grow 50-75 ft. tall, 40-60 ft. wide
  • Prefers full sun exposure to part sun to thrive. Giving anything less will cause some issues.
  • Northern Red Oak likes well-drained soil that is somewhat rich and acidic. 
  • Plant with a three-foot diameter space between other trees to allow optimal growth and full sun.
  • Mulch over the entire rooting area with 2 to 4 inches of bark mulch.

Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia Virginiana) – 3 Gallon pot

  • Sweetbay Magnolia trees can grow 0–35 ft. tall, 10–35 ft. wide
  • Best if has full sun exposure to partial shade. Optimal 6-8 hours of sun for optimal blooming.
  • Prefers wet moist soil and can even tolerate clay soils. Acidic soil type with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. 
  • Blooming starts in late spring to early summer with white-colored flowers

Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina) – 5 Gallon pot


  • Black Cherry trees can grow 80-120 feet tall
  • Prefers full sun exposure to partial shade.
  • Can withstand a well-drained, moist sandy loam to clay loam, and rocky soil material
  • Bloom time starts in spring with white-colored flowers 
  • Black Cherry can attract bees, birds, butterflies, and more.

Serviceberry (Amelanchier Canadensis) – 3 Gallon Pot

  • Serviceberry can grow 15-25 ft. tall, 15-20 ft. wide.
  • Prefers full sun exposure to partial shade.
  • Can withstand various soil types like moist well-drained sandy loam
  • In spring the flowers bloom in clusters before leafing out. The purple berry-like drupes follow and are attractive to wildlife and edible by humans. 
  • In fall the leaves turn showy red and orange.

Tickseed (Coreopsis Zagreb) – 1 Gallon pot

  • Tickseed can grow 2–4 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
  • Prefers full sun exposure, at least 6-8 hours. Can withstand partial shade, but the plants may be lankier and not flower as profusely.
  • Tickseed soil prefers moist well-drained, loamy, or sandy soil with a fairly neutral to acidic soil pH.
  • Bloom time begins in summer to fall, with red, orange, yellow, pink, and white flower color.
  • Bees and butterflies are drawn to the colorful blooms.

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) – 1 Gallon pot

  • Blazing star can grow 2-6 ft. tall, and 1-2 ft. wide depending on the species.
  • Prefers full sun exposure, but can handle some shade. 
  • Soil type prefers moist and well-drained. Great for rain gardens
  • Bloom time begins in summer to fall. With a purple color.

Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea purpurea) – 1 Gallon pot

  • The Purple Cone Flower can grow 2–5 ft. tall, 1–2 ft. wide
  • Prefers 6-8 hours of full sun. The plants will tolerate partial shade, but may eventually fall over.
  • Cone Flowers grow best in acidic to neutral soil pH of about 6.5 to 7.0. 
  • These flowers thrive in various well-drained soil types, including sandy, rocky, and clay.
  • Bloom time begins in summer. With a purple and pink flower color.
  • The Cone Flowers are rich in nectar and very popular with both bees and butterflies.

New York Aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii) – 1 Gallon pot

  • The New York Aster can grow up to 4 ft. high and 3 ft. wide
  • For best flowering full sun is preferred. Can tolerate partial shade.
  • The New York Aster can tolerate various well-drained soil types, from loamy, sandy, and clay.  Soil pH level of acidic to neutral is ideal.
  • Bloom time begins late summer to fall. Flower color varies from blue-violet, pink, and white
  • The New York Aster is resistant to pests

Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica) – 3 Gallon pot

  • Grows 3-8 feet tall and wide
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade. 
  • Be sure to keep the soil moist but well-drained. Soil prefers an acidic pH.
  • White flowers appear from spring to summer. In the fall, the leaves turn shades of purple and red. 
  • This shrub is usually pest-resistant.

Hydrangea (Hydrangea oakleaf) – 1 Gallon pot

  • Oak leaf Hydrangea can grow 6-8ft tall.
  • Prefers full sun exposure to partial shade.
  • Prefers rich, well-drained soils with medium moisture
  • Bloom time starts in spring with white-colored flowers and ends in summer 
  • Oakleaf hydrangea’s unique features make it highly suitable as a specimen or accent plant in the landscape..

Arrowwood Vibrunum (Viburnum dentatum) – 3 Gallon pot

  • Its’ flowers and fruits will attract butterflies, bees, and birds.
  • A native shrub that may grow 5 to 15 feet in height.
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Best if planted in moist well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil and pH types.
  • In spring, small, white flowers mature in flat-topped clusters 
  • The shrub produces a bluish-black drupe that matures in late summer and early fall.

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