The Hood River SWCD will begin taking orders for the 2017 spring plant sale soon! You can find information on the species we will be offering listed below.  Please check back to download a copy of our order form.  You will also be able to find a copy of our order form in the annual report.  If you would like to receive an annual report, join our mailing list.

If you have any questions or comments contact Kris at kris@hoodriverswcd.org or 386-4588

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Conifers

Douglas Fir

(Pseudotsuga menziesii)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Fast growing conifer that will grow in all but the wettest and driest conditions. Grows 100 to 200 feet tall and prefers full sun. Grows from sea level to high elevation.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Grand Fir

(Abies grandis)

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  • Zone 4
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Popular Christmas tree with glossy, dark green needles. Has downward sloping branches and thick foliage.  Grows 100 to 200 feet tall and is shade tolerant  when young. Dry to moist sites.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Noble Fir

(Abies procera)

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  • Zones 4-7
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Tall, symmetrical tree, popular Christmas tree, large upright cones at maturity.  Grows 100-200 feet in moist areas at middle to upper elevation.  Best in full sun.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Western Red Cedar

(Thuja plicata)

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  • Zone 5
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Adaptable to conditions ranging from saturated soils and seasonal flooding to moderately dry. Grows to 200 feet tall with large, fluted trunk and will grow in full sun or shade.  May need protection from deer and elk browse when young.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Ponderosa Pine

(Pinus ponderosa)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Large pine with long needles and cinnamon-colored bark. It develops a taproot early in life, which helps it to survive extended drought periods, especially long, dry summers. Grows to 150 feet tall. Best in full sun and tolerates dry conditions.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Western Hemlock

(Tsuga heterophylla)

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  • Zones 6
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Western Hemlock is a coniferous tree with gracefully down-sweeping branches. They grow to a height of 140-180 feet tall and 2-4 feet in diameter. The needles are short and flat and create a feathery appearance. Hemlocks are distinctive in that they have numerous small cones. Hemlocks will grow in full sun to part shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Deciduous Trees

Vine Maple

(Acer cirinatum)

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  • Zones 5-7
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Small tree growing to 25 feet tall. Becomes leggy in deep shade. In sun or partial shade it is more upright with multiple trunks.  Beautiful red leaves in autumn.  Produces better fall color in drier sites with partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Quaking Aspen

(Populus tremuloides)

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  • Zones 2-8
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Quaking aspens are a fast growing medium sized tree with white bark and beautiful fall foliage.  Leaves ‘tremble’ in the slightest wind.  Forms clonal stands through root propagation with trees that will grow up to 75 feet tall.  Trees require moist to wet sites and full sun.   Often found in drainage basins and areas with high water tables.  Hardy in cold climates.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Big Leaf Maple

(Acer macrophyllum)

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  • Zones 7-10
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A fast growing deciduous tree with leaves averaging 1 foot across.  Big leaf maples can handle full sun to part shade and prefer well drained moist soils.  However, they can handle a wide range of conditions.  These trees are found from the coast all the way to the eastern slopes of the Cascades.  Big leaf maples produce fragrant clusters of green flowers in the spring before leaf bud and fuzzy seeds in the fall.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Red Elderberry

(Sambucus racemosa)

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This large shrub is easy to grow and tolerant of wet conditions. It will grow on average 15-20 feet tall. In sprig it produces clusters of creamy white flowers that are a good source of nectar for insects. Clusters of red berries follow in summer and are a great source of food for birds and other wildlife. Native pollinators enjoy nesting in the hollow pithy stems. Red elderberry grows in part shade to full sun.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Paper Birch

(Betula papyrifera)

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  • Zones 2-7
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Paper birch is a unique deciduous tree that has a conspicuous white peeling bark and beautiful fall foliage.  On average, it can reach heights of 50-75 feet at maturity, with a 20-30 foot crown width. Paper birch does best in full sun and well-drained, moist sites.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Shrubs

Woods Rose

(Rosa woodsii)

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  • Zones 4-9
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Woods rose is a quick growing, hardy native rose that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions.  It prefers full sun but can grow in part shade. On average it will grow to be 2-5 feet tall and equal in diameter. It produces five petal, pink flowers in the spring and vibrant red rose hips in the fall.  This plant provides good a food source and habitat for birds.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Snowberry

(Symphoricarpos albus)

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  • Zones 4-5
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Deciduous shrub 2-6 feet tall and very adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions.  Produces small pink and white flowers in the spring and clusters of white berries in the fall. Caution; berries are poisonous!

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Douglas Spirea

(Spiraea douglasii)

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  • Zones 5-8
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Rizominous, leggy, multi-branched shrub that grows 5-8 feet tall. Prefers moist to wet soils and found in low elevations. Commonly seen around wetland areas and is useful for stabilization of stream. Douglas spirea provides good cover for birds and small mammals. Numerous clusters of tiny flowers are pink to deep rose and are several times longer than wide. The flowers are a source of nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinator insects. With its attractive and fragrant flower clusters it is an attractive plant for landscaping wetlands, ponds, and small streams.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Mock Orange

(Philadelphus lewisii)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Loosely branched deciduous shrub, which grows 5 to 10 feet tall. Showy, fragrant, white flowers appear in May. Grows in moist, well-drained soils to dry soils and prefers full sun to partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Oceanspray

(Holodiscus discolor)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Deciduous shrub, usually has several, thin, main stems and grows up to 15 feet tall. Flowers are profuse, white to cream, and form cascading clusters. Small, dry fruits form in drooping clusters that persist into the winter. Grows in well-drained dry sites. Ocean spray is a good plant for not only pollinators, but other beneficial insects as well including small parasitic wasps and syrphid flies.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Indian Plum

(Oemleria cerasiformis)

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  • Zones 3-7
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This deciduous shrub grows to about 15 feet tall.  It produces white flowers early in the spring, which turn into purple fruit that resemble plums. It grows in dry to moist soils.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Red Osier Dogwood

(Cornus sericea var. occidentalis)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Many-stemmed, deciduous shrub grows to 15 feet tall. Stems turn red in winter. Small greenish-white flowers grow in dense, flat-topped clusters in spring and produce bluish-white berries in the fall. Excellent fall color. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Serviceberry

(Amalanchier alnifolia)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Multiple-stemmed, deciduous upright shrub or single-trunk small tree growing 10 to 25 feet tall. Fragrant clusters of white flowers appear in April through May. Excellent fall color. Full sun to partial shade. Very drought-tolerant and an excellent plant for attracting pollinators.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Red Flowering Currant

(Ribes sanguineum)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Red Flowering Currant is an upright shrub that reaches heights of 10 feet. Beautiful pink to deep red cluster of flowers that either hang or stand erect.  The berries are dark blue to black with hairs and a waxy bloom.  Red flowering currant prefers dry to moist open woods and rocky slopes.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Pacific Ninebark

(Physocarpus capitatus)

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  • Zones 4-7
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A large deciduous shrub that grows to 15 feet tall with a similar spread.  Produces white flower clusters in late spring to early summer.  It is often found growing along streams, lakes, bogs, and other moist sites.  Prefers full sun but tolerates some shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Golden Currant

(Ribes aureum)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Golden currant is a 6-9 ft. deciduous shrub with light-green three-lobed leaves and spicy-scented racemes of yellow flowers turning orange with age on long wand-like stems. It is a good plant for early spring blooms.  Berries are either orange or black when ripe. This shrub prefers moist to drier sites in part shade.  This is a very adaptable plant tolerating standing water to drought.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet


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