Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Fall is For Planting

Spicebush Lindera glauca salicifolia

Lindera glauca salicifolia

Don’t be mislead……Despite what most people think, Fall is not the end of the growing season. In fact, it is an ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Key is encouraging good root growth. Cooler temperatures tell the plant to start storing its energy in its roots resulting in a better root system. As tree shoot growth halts, the tree requires less water and we generally have more rainfall in Fall.. Trees planted in fall better equipped to deal with heat and drought the following season. Another bonus to planting in the Fall is that you can pick your trees and shrubs by the fall color they produce.  #FallisForPlanting

Some trees and shrubs remaining in stock that have great fall color are:

Acer (Maples)
Aronia (Chokeberry)
Callicarpa (Beautyberry)
Cornus (Dogwood)
Euonymous alacta compacta (Burning bush)
Euonymous atropurpureus (Eastern wahoo)
Fothergilla (Witch alder)
Itea (Virginia sweetspire)
Lindera glauca var. salicifolia (Spicebush)
Nyssa sylvatica (Black gum)
Oxydendrun arboretum (Sourwood)
Parrotia persica (Persian ironwood)
Quercus (Oak)
Vaccinium (Blueberry)

If there is a tree or shrub you would like to order for Spring, please email our Nursery Manager at or text her at 724-825-6923. She looks forward to speaking with you.