The Chief River Nursery online store is open and taking orders for delivery in Spring of 2016! We are very excited to have added several new species for this season. We hope you enjoy our ever growing selection. As always, if you don’t see something you are looking for, please let us know. We take customer suggestions to heart.
Domestic Apple – This is an excellent and inexpensive option for wildlife apple trees. This wild apple will produce a food source for many types of wildlife. A must have for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts.
Bigtooth Aspen – Leaves tremble like its cousin the Quaking Aspen. Disease and pest resistant, and provides a great food source for many birds and mammals.
Concolor Fir – This tree is becoming more and more popular as a Christmas tree since it is more heat tolerant than some other selections. Works great in the home landscape and has many other uses.
Gray Dogwood – This highly adaptable shrub grows almost anywhere including wet and shady areas. Produces clusters of flowers in the spring and white berries that game and song birds enjoy!
American Sycamore – This giant of a tree exhibits exfoliating bark that resembles camouflage. Give this fast growing tree some room to grow and enjoy the shade it produces.
Magenta Crabapple – This USDA release was designed for small windbreaks and roadside beautification. This tree will produce flowers in spring and crabapples will be eaten in fall and winter by many types of birds.
Yellow Birch – Another birch option this year, this tree has shiny golden bronze bark which peels naturally. Has excellent wildlife value and brilliant yellow fall foliage as a bonus!
Black Chokeberry – This small to medium sized shrub offers something for all forms of wildlife. Flowers for bees, and the berries are used by many birds, deer and small mammals. Berries are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and can be used for making juices and jellies after being cooked.
Common Persimmon – This highly adaptable tree is known for its orange colored fruit. The persimmons are eaten by deer and a host of birds and small animals. Bark resembling alligator skin adds winter interest.
Bluecrop Blueberry – This easy to grow blueberry bush is a heavy producer for weeks in the summer. Blueberries taste great fresh or frozen, and work very well in pies and cobblers.
Somerset Seedless Grape – Large crops of red seedless grapes are sure to please! Grapes have a strawberry-like flavor and only get sweeter the longer you let them ripen.
Ayers Pear – A southern favorite, this self pollinating pear tree will grow in zones 5 to 8. Pears are smooth and sweet, and will melt in your mouth. A vigorous grower that is disease resistant.
Cortland Apple – A cousin to the McIntosh, the Cortland apple makes a great choice for eating out of hand and pie making. Sliced apples will not brown easily, making it a great choice for salads.