Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s goal is to sell a minimum of 100 native trees and shrubs to celebrate Kingsport’s 100th anniversary!
3 gallon pots. $30 each. Available by pre-paid order only. Orders due by February 10, 2017.
Pickup date: March 4, 2017, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Tulip Poplar – Tennessee State Tree
Covered in blooms in the spring, a wonderful shade tree in the summer, bright yellow fall foliage. The tulip looking flowers found in the spring attract hummingbirds, cardinals and finches. The Tulip Polar is highly resistant to disease and insects and thrives in a variety of soils. The Tulip Poplar, also know as the Yellow Poplar, grows into a majestic cone shape.
Loved for its vivid fall colors, the Red Maple earns its name with its red flowers in early spring, red twigs of new growth, red fruit and spectacular red leaves in the fall. The Red Maple is quite drought resistant, but will grow in wet areas as well. It tolerates most any soil type. A rapidly growing tree that can add 2-3 ft. of growth each year, it grows to mid-size to large. It makes an excellent shade tree.
An understory tree, the redbud signals spring in our area! It bears showy pink flowers in very early spring that last 2-3 weeks. The leaves emerge with a reddish color that gives way to a summer green and finally to a brilliant fall yellow. The redbud typically grows no taller than 30 feet and adapts to most any soil and environment.
This is a fast growing native perennial shrub that grows well in the understory of other trees. It features clusters of blue, white, pink or purple flowers in late to early spring. In August – September clusters of berries appear. The berries also provide a food source for birds. The beauty berry grows 5-8 ft. tall and almost as wide.