Native Plant Sale

Update 4/12: On-line Store REOPENED for final item sale.

All items ordered from April 12 until online store final close can be picked up at the Kendeda Center at 225 Chester Avenue. Purchasers will be contacted for pick up instructions, including specific date and time.

If you have questions about your pre-order purchase, please email: sales@treesatlanta.org


If you take pictures of the newest additions to your plant and tree family, be sure to tag us on social media @TreesAtlanta.

The 2021 Native Plant Sale

We are continuing to follow public safety precautions for this year’s Native Plant Sale.

  • The 2021 Native Plant Sale will be hosted online and will take orders from March 5 (opens at 11 am) through March 29 (closes at 2 pm).
  • All pre-orders must be placed and paid for in advance using the online store.
  • Pre-Order items will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2 and Saturday April 3.
  • Pickups will be scheduled at our Operations Center at Murphy Crossing.
    PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS: 1050 Murphy Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • We will practice recommended social distancing and safety measures.

The Second Chance Sale will be held on Saturday, April 10 (from 8 am – 1 pm) at The Carter Center next to the Freedom Farmers Market.

 

 

Native plants add beauty and benefits for wildlife and pollinators

Nearly 100 varieties of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and tree-friendly vines will be available online for purchase. Plants can be picked up in the following weeks at our Kendeda Center during a designated time slot.

Included in the sale are great bird and butterfly-friendly species, as well as many species of vines, ferns and grasses. The selection also showcases many of the native perennial wildflowers that are planted within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.

 

Ask our experts

At past sales, you have enjoyed being able to get advice from our plant experts. This year’s virtual plant sale requires us to modify our approach.

  • For questions on plant selection and placement, please submit your question here.
  • We’ll email you our answers as quickly as possible and share the most commonly asked Q&A below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are native plants and why are they important?

Native plants are indigenous to a certain geographic region and are adapted to local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. Native plant diversity is essential for ecosystems to properly adapt to urban stresses like climate change, habitat fragmentation, and pollution. For more information, check out the U.S. Forest Service’s page on Native Gardening.

How do I place an order and pay?

Plants are available for preorder here. Orders must be prepaid online – we will not accept cash.

How do I pick up my order? Do you deliver?

Order pickup information for 2021 Native Plant Sale:

  • Location: ***NOTE THE LOCATION IS NEW***
    Trees Atlanta – Operations Center – 1050 Murphy Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • When: Plants will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2 and Saturday April 3.
  • Pick up Hours: Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Contactless Pickup: To maintain safe physical distance during pickup, we will offer “carpool lane” type pick up: buyers can drive up and we will load your purchase into your car trunk. We ask customers to maintain social distance and wear a mask if they choose to get out of their car during pickup.
  • Unclaimed Plants: Purchases not claimed by April 10 are considered unclaimed and the buyer remits all claims. Unclaimed plants will be considered donated back to Trees Atlanta and may be resold at the Second Chance Sale on Sat., April 10.

Yes! We can deliver.

A delivery option is available at checkout. Requires a minimum plant purchase of $100 or greater, plus $50 delivery fee. Limited to 14 miles radius from plant pick up location at 1050 Murphy Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Selecting delivery will ask for a delivery address and will verify distance.

Can I buy on site?

The Second Chance Sale is an on-site (in person) event that will be held on Saturday, April 10 (from 8 am – 1 pm) at The Carter Center next to the Freedom Farmers Market. Selections and quantities are limited.

What if you sell out of a plant I want?

  • Orders are first come, first served based on available inventory.
  • If an item sells out prior to the last order date, if we are able to find additional inventory, new supply will be added to the online store.
  • Due to current uncertainties, there is a possibility that ordered items may not be deliverable. In cases where delivery is delayed or no longer available, we will notify buyers.
  • We may offer a substitute selection; buyer is not obligated to accept.

What is your refund policy?

  • All sales are final.
  • Should changing government mandates prevent planned delivery of plants and/or safe public health considerations, we will notify customers of next steps, including order delays, cancellations, and/or refunds. If such extreme circumstances occur, we will refund without penalty.

Exceptions to Orders

  • Due to the fluid state of operations and government orders for businesses, there may be some circumstances when items cannot be received.
  • Trees Atlanta asks for your understanding should order adjustments be necessary.

Check out some favorites from our staff:

Atamasco Lily

Scientific Name: Zephyranthes atamasca

Especially attractive in masses, this early spring bloomer features pure white flowers and thin, evergreen, grass-like foliage. Works best in damp – even boggy – locations. Colonized bulbs can be divided.

Southern Shield Fern

Scientific Name: Thelypteris kunthii

The gracefully arching fronds of this fern are lime to medium-green in color and grow 2 1/2-3 ft. high by 8-12 in. wide. The fronds reach in all directions from clusters of stalks occurring at intervals along the rhizome. The foliage is almost twice cut and the pinnae taper to a point. The species takes on a bronze cast as winter approaches.

Rosa's Blush Blueberry

Scientific Name: Vaccinium darrowi 'Rosa's Blush'

Yes it fruits, but Rosa’s Blush is grown mainly for its compact habit and beautifully colored, fine textured, ever-changing foliage. The berries ripen a few at a time over a long period, and like most blueberries, a cross pollinator is required for the best fruit set.

Pale Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea pallida

This coneflower is noted for its thin rays that droop almost straight down. Best flower display is in June with sporadic bloom into fall. Native from the central prairies south to Georgia and Texas.

To view a list of plants by botanical name, click here.