What is Native?
Native plants are plants that grew in an area before
European settlement. In other words, trees and shrubs that grew in
Michigan before the 1700's.
Native plants are genetically programmed to survive in
their native climate. No dying because they can't handle Michigan winters.
Once established, native plants take less water, no
fertilizer and no insecticides. They are low maintenance.
Native plants provide food and habitat for wildlife. So
we have more birds, butterflies and bunnies!
Native plants contribute to biodiversity. They are
Why Buy Mary Ann's
Native Trees and Shrubs?
Mary Ann's trees and shrubs are grown from Michigan
seeds. Mary Ann grows the trees and shrubs in containers designed for the
specialized root systems of trees and shrubs. No more roots growing in
circles. Trees and shrubs grown in containers have their entire root
system. When you buy balled and burlaped trees, the root system has been
cut to make the roots a size to fit in the burlaped ball. It can take the
tree several years to recover its necessary root growth. Bare rootstock
trees can only be sold when the tree is dormant. So they can be purchased
only in early spring and late fall and must be planted immediately.
Container grown trees are easy to move. Her largest
container is an 8 gallon size, 11 inches wide and 24 inches tall. It can
be easily carried by a physically fit person. Container grown trees and
shrubs can be planted anytime it is convenient to the new owner. Just keep
them in part sun and water as needed until they are planted.
Most of the trees and shrubs may be smaller than those
in other nurseries. Trees and shrubs that are smaller and therefore
younger, transplant with a higher success rate. That's why Mary Ann's
motto is "Grown to grow with YOU in Michigan". Trees and shrubs that are
smaller and younger, are cheaper, too. Mary Ann's trees and shrubs range
from $10 to $50. The $50 trees are in the 8 gallon pot and are over 4 foot
tall. Please visit or call or email to see what is available. Thank you.
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