Popular species of bare root evergreen seedlings pictured above, click to enlarge
Bare root evergreen seedlings for sale:
[see also our wide selection of evergreen plug seedlings >>]
• Austrian Pine Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, no other options available
• Bald Cypress Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• Balsam Fir Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see Balsam fir plug seedlings
• Black Hills Spruce Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, no other options available
• Black Spruce Seedlings – sold out till Spring 2020, no other options available
• Colorado Spruce Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• Concolor Fir Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see Concolor fir plug seedlings
• Douglas Fir Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• Eastern Red Cedar Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• Fraser Fir Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see Fraser Fir plug seedlings
• Norway Spruce Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see evergreen transplants, evergreen plug seedlings
• Ponderosa Pine Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• Red Pine Seedlings – discontinued in this size, see Red Pine plug seedlings
• Serbian Spruce Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see Serbian Spruce plug seedlings
• Variety Packs of Evergreen Seedlings – FOR SALE, NOW SHIPPING
• White Cedar Seedlings – discontinued in this size, see White Cedar plug seedlings
• White Pine Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see White Pine plug seedlings
• White Spruce Seedlings – sold out till Fall 2019, see White Spruce plug seedlings
Confused about species? Try our Evergreen Tree Buyer’s Guide >>
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What are bare root evergreen seedlings?
Germinated from seed directly in the ground and grown for one to two years, wholesalers often buy bare root evergreen seedlings to transplant for field growing. Bare root seedlings are among the cheapest but also the smallest size of evergreen tree that you can buy, and come in a myriad of species and relative sizes. Most pine and spruce seedlings tend to grow faster and are therefore usually larger than fir seedlings.
We grow our nursery stock in southwest Michigan in the lower peninsula, which features a perfect climate and soil for this type of farming. Our evergreens receive significant “lake effect” snowfall in the winter, which tends to mitigate problems such as evergreen tree winterburn. Evergreen nurseries in this area are only rivaled in size and production by those in Oregon and Washington.
Bare root evergreen seedlings require significant care during the first growing season after planting, especially providing adequate water during hot or dry weather. The major advantage of traditional “bare root” is the low cost and relative ease of planting. However, this low cost and ease of planting comes with the trade-off: small size and the need for significant TLC [and good weather] during the first year to achieve success.
If you can successfully nurse a freshly planted crop of bare roots seedlings for the first year, they are significantly more robust the following year. They will need no significant additional help except occasional watering during mild to moderate drought.
How are bare root evergreen seedlings shipped?
We carefully dip the bare roots in water, then pack in plastic bags containing damp sphagnum moss to retain good moisture during shipping. As the weather warms up in late April and May, we often pack smaller orders with the roots wrapped but the green foliage exposed to allow the trees to breathe during transit. Our bare root evergreen seedlings range in size from 5 to 20 inches [not including roots] depending on the species. However, most will average 6 to 14 inches. Please refer to the exact sizing info on each specific page for each species.