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Welcome to RareFind Nursery!

Native Plants

RareFind Nursery is a retail and mail order nursery that offers a wide variety of native trees, shrubs & perennials including many rare and unusual species. With so many native plants to choose from we want RareFind Nursery to be your go-to native plant nursery. 

For the purposes of our catalog and this website we define native plants as straight species and their cultivars that are native to the continental United States. A plant may be native to one region but not another so we encourage you to do further research as to what plants are native to your particular region. Your local native plant society is a great place to start.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Send us an email. In many cases we can get them for you quickly. Check this page regularly for new additions.

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  1. Colic Root

    Aletris aurea (Golden Colic Root)

    Starting at: $10.00

    This native member of the Lily Family has basal grass like leaves and produces spikes of yellow flowers 1/4 to 1/2" long from June to August. Grows in acid soil in meadows, open woods, and edges of peat bogs. Learn More
  2. Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

    Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

    Starting at: $25.00

    A large deciduous shrub that features showy white flowers that are slightly fragrant, appearing before the leaves emerge in early spring. The drooping clusters of flowers give way to small green berries which mature to blueberry like berries in early summer. The green foliage transitions to showy orange foliage for autumn color. Learn More
  3. Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Chokeberry)

    Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Chokeberry)

    Starting at: $20.00

    Native deciduous shrub that's probably best known for its fall display of small red fruit and bright red leaf color. Small white flowers are decorative in spring. Very effective in mass plantings, it is tolerant of wet sites and sunny or shady spots. Learn More
  4. Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

    Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

    Starting at: $15.75

    This milkweed has clusters of upward facing pink flowers in June and July growing to 3-5' tall. Native to flood plains and wet meadows, but is underused in regular garden conditions. Great plant for butterflies and the food of choice for Monarch caterpillars. Learn More
  5. Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

    Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

    Starting at: $15.75

    A tough, drought-tolerant native with intense orange flowers in mid to late summer. Attracts many varieties of butterfly and is especially attractive to Monarchs. A beautiful solution for a dry sunny slope! Occurs in dry fields and roadsides in most of the US. Learn More
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    Aster Kickin 'Carmine Red' | 1 gal. pot


    NEW! Disease free green foliage pops magenta red flowers in late summer. Learn More
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    Aster Kickin 'Pink Chiffon' | 1 gal. pot


    NEW! This compact aster is covered in light pink flowers from late summer into early fall. Makes a beautiful cut flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. Available in June! Learn More
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    Baptisia Solar Flare Prairieblues™ 'Solar Flare' PPAF (False Indigo)

    Starting at: $16.50

    Tall spikes of pea flowers start out brilliant yellow and fade to deep orange as they age, beautifully compimenting the emerging yellow blooms above. Learn More
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    Calycanthus floridus 'Edith Wilder' (Sweetshrub)

    Starting at: $45.00

    Found at the Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore, PA. Beautiful reddish maroon flowers are very fragrant. A gorgeous yellow fall foliage. Learn More
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    Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey' (Sweetshrub)

    Starting at: $30.00

    Considered the best selection of this species for its combination of reliably fragrant reddish brown flowers, nice glossy leaves, and dense, compact, globe-shaped habit. Fruity scented flowers begin in late Mayand are long-lasting. Learn More
  11. Calycanthus floridus var purpureus 'Burgundy Spice' (Sweetshrub)

    Calycanthus floridus var purpureus 'Burgundy Spice' (Sweetshrub)

    Starting at: $41.85

    The first of its kind! From our friends at Pleasant Run in Allentown, NJ comes this beautiful native sweetshrub that has burgundy foliage from the time it leafs out until it drops them in the fall. A beautiful burgundy flower in late spring gives off a fruity fragrance in the latter part of the day. Learn More
  12. Celtis occidentalis (Common Hackberry)

    Celtis occidentalis (Common Hackberry)

    Starting at: $35.00

    The common hackberry is a large, native tree that grows 40-60 feet tall and wide. Its mature bark is gray with ridges that have a warty texture. Attractive to bees, butterflies, birds and mammals; it is a natural food source for many of them. Learn More
  13. Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern Redbud)

    Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern Redbud)

    Starting at: $60.00

    Limited Quantity! Back by popular demand! Brighten the grayest spring day with tiny lavender-purple flowers blooming before the foliage emerges. In summer, the chartreuse-gold foliage is burn-resistant even in full sun. A vigorous US native, tolerant of difficult soil and climatic conditions. PP17,740 Learn More
  14. Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (Eastern Redbud)

    Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (Eastern Redbud)

    Starting at: $40.00

    Selected for its attractive shiny purple leaves and semi-upright growth habit. Leaves of 'Merlot' are smaller and thicker than those of 'Forest Pansy' and maintain their attractive appearance longer into the summer. PPAF Learn More
  15. Cercis canadensis PP17161 'Ace of Hearts' (Eastern Redbud)

    Cercis canadensis PP17161 'Ace of Hearts' (Eastern Redbud)

    Starting at: $55.00

    'Ace of Hearts' has very small leaves and will probably mature at about 15 feet. A true genetic dwarf. Typical pinky-purple flower color. Learn More
  16. Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie' (Atlantic White Cedar)

    Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie' (Atlantic White Cedar)

    Starting at: $23.70

    A very dwarf selection of an evergreen species native to swampy areas of the Atlantic coast. Slow-growing, with bluish-green summer and plum-colored winter foliage. Upright habit. Tolerates wet sites that most conifers would not. Learn More

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