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    Morton Arb. Tree/Plant Sale

    Morton Arboretum is holding their annual tree\plant sale this Arbor Day weekend.

    What Makes This Sale Unique?

    The Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum is one of the largest seasonal plant sales in the Chicago region. It offers more than 100,000 plants, including hundreds of species and varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, vegetables, and herbs, all selected to match the typical seasonal climate of our region.

    Expert Plant Geniuses are available throughout the sale to answer questions, suggest plants, and help shoppers narrow their choices. Arboretum staff members will help transport plants to shoppers’ cars.
    The sale is chock full of thousands of items ranging from prairie grasses to annuals to hibiscus to Burr Oak and even Morton's own famous Dutch disease resistant Elm cultivar. Many, if not most of the items are hard if not impossible to find locally. Buyers are always within reach of expert advice from PhD's on Morton staff and the exceptional docents.

    The tree's and plants are premium specimens in great shape with a number of hardy and exotic cultivars. It's a wonderful opportunity with many items grown at the Arboretum itself. It's also pretty cheap, as an example the Burr Oaks run $9. For Clamato - the Chervil's $6.

    Historically one of the purposes of the sale was to increase the biodiversity (emphasis on trees) in the area, and for that reason very few items (especially trees) repeat, most are one year opportunities. The native grasses and garden herbs are largely (but not exclusively) the exception.
    Last edited by jombl; 04-27-2018 at 04:23 PM.

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