The following plants are available for fall shipping and for pick up at the farm and the Olympia Farmer's Market. Fall orders for shipping will be reviewed on an individual basis.We will be able to ship your order in the fall, if the nursery stock goes dormant here (usually late October) in time to safely ship your order across the country. Orders that can't be shipped in the fall will be shipped in the winter or spring.
Follow the bare root shipping chart for fall orders.
Native to the gulf region but very hardy and widely adapted. Wood exceedingly resistant to decay and insects. Bald Cypress will grow in standing water and is more ornamental under such conditions producing buttress-like knees at base of trunk. Fairly fast growth. Beautiful orange brown foliage in fall, before losing its leaves. Zone 4-9.
Large yellow/green fruit is very juicy and seedless. Skin turns yellow when ripe, mostly in winter and spring, although some can continue to ripen throughout much of the year. Bearss Lime Citrus has needs less heat than most citrus to ripen, but is only hardy to 28 F, so it needs to be grown indoors most of the year.
A spectacular, fast growing ornamental. A mass of vanilla-like fragrant lavender-blue flower that cover the tree before leaves emerge. Sometimes called Fox-glove tree due to the blossoms resemblance to foxgloves. Huge, heart-shaped leaves are up to 2 ft. broad. The edible flowers from an Empress Tree can be added to salads and can make a good honey. Valuable wood for cabinetry and has been traditionally used in Japan for making stringed musical instruments. Easy to grow in full sun. Native to Asia. Also known as "Royal Paulownia" named after the daughter of a Russian Tsar. Zone 6-9.
A rare European fruit tree with a rich history and 500-year lifespan. Produces small, pear-like fruit which are delicious when soft like a medlar, with flavors of spice, chocolate, and tropical fruit. Service tree fruit can be used for making cider, jam, syrup, or dried for use as a digestive medicine. Unripe fruit was traditionally used in winemaking before sulfites and other modern additives. Beautiful pinnate foliage with brilliant fall color. Widely adapted. Zone 5-10.
Tall ornamental evergreen nut tree native to Chile with sharp pointed leaves. Monkey Puzzle Trees produce large cones with 250 nuts per cone. Nuts are 2" long and good tasting after roasting, resembling corn or chestnut. Thin, easily peelable shell. Hardy to -10° F. Zone 6-9. *FOR NUTS, PLANT TWO OR MORE MONKEY PUZZLE SEEDLINGS*
Purple-blue thorny canes with greyish cast are the reason for the latin name: leucodermis means "white bark". Long arching canes produce sweet black fruits on 2nd year wood, then die back. Hardy and widely adapted to sun or partial shade, but prefers moist soils. This Black Cap Raspberry species is native from CA to B.C., throughout WA, ID, MT. WY and UT. Not to be confused with the East Coast native black cap raspberry, Rubus occidentalis. Zone 6-9.
A perennial legume with abundant yellow flowers in late spring followed by small edible seeds. Young green seedpods can be eaten as a vegetable. By August the dried seedpods snap open to drop the small seeds, which are 36% protein and can be used like peas or beans. Used in poultry yards, as a source of feed, and as a hedge plant. Very winter hardy and drought tolerant once established. Siberian Pea Shrub is a nitrogen fixing plant, adding nitrogen to the soil wherever its roots grow and its leaves decay. Requires a sunny, well drained location. Height up to 15 ft. but can be kept to any size with pruning. Zone 2-9.
Resembles Tristar strawberry in long fruiting season, but with a much larger fruit. Best flavored of the large fruited everbearing types. Albion Strawberry has very good disease resistance to phytopthora, verticillium and anthracnose. Zone 5-9.