Welcome to Carolina Native Nursery,
Specialty grower of large, landscape quality native plants
William Bartram, in Travels (1791), said in the first description of the Flame Azalea, "This is the most gay and brilliant flowering shrub yet known." We agree, and made it our brand.
Carolina Native Nursery is a specialty grower of native shrubs and perennials. Take a moment to look at our plant list. We are currently growing over 180 different species with many cultivars. Please take a moment to review our wholesale Catalog.
We are located on 12 beautiful acres in Burnsville, North Carolina at 1126 Prices Creek Road in Yancey County, the gateway to Mt. Mitchell. Wholesale and retail clients are always welcome.
Hours of Operation
Wholesale: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Now Open for Retail: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Native Azaleas in Bloom
Carolina Native Nursery's azaleas are travelling all up and down the east coast looking for homes. And some of them are now being trialed in 3 provinces in China.
At the nursery and in the fields where our plants are grown, the buds are swollen and ready to go. Here is a review of some of them. This was written a few years ago by Ron Lance when he worked with us. You can find more of this article on our newsletter page.
Azalea species Bloom color Bloom time Fragrant? Soil tolerance
Flame yellow to red May-June no moist to dry
Cumberland orange to red June-July no moist
Pinkshell pink May no moist to wet
Pinxter-bloom white to pink April-May yes moist to dry
Sweet white May-August yes moist to wet
Carolina Native Nursery continues to grow and is recognized as the nursery industry's leader in providing large, landscape quality native plants. Over the past few years we have expanded our client list dramatically, It now includes more of the top large, medium, and small garden centers, landscape design and install firms, re-wholesalers, and landscape architecture and planning companies throughout the eastern U.S. We are constantly looking ahead, getting better in terms of plant quality and selection, logistics, and customer service. Please allow us to impress you.
Flames azaleas in bloom on Roan Mountain
Our Native Azaleas Look Great
We Have A Huge Inventory
Call Us For Pictures
We have the best crop of seed grown native azaleas and rhododendrons ever. Not only has the growing season in western North Carolina been great, with plenty of rain on a weekly basis and cooler temperatures, the growers here at Carolina Native constantly get better. Over the years, we have been able to grow azaleas from seed to a nice three gallon plant in 2 years. Through the use of Rootmaker technology, integration of organic methods in conjunction with standard nursery practices, and 10 years of experience, we have consistantly improved. This allows us to produce the finest and fattest nursery grown azaleas and rhododendrons in the business. It is also why you see our plants in the foremost public and private gardens in the country. Give us a call and let us wow you.
Look at Slide shows of our plants?
Past Issues of our popular newsletters as well as articles published about Carolina Native Nursery are now available.
Please forward us your whole plant list and let us help. Call 828-682-1471, fax 828-682-1303, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Native Nursery is open for retail from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday-Friday throughout the year. The fact that garden centers have such a limited selection of native shrubs, their staff possesses little knowledge of them, and they are not displayed as a group, makes a trip to see us certainly worthwhile. Plus our prices can't be beat. Take a moment to review our plant list before you come, or better yet print it out and make some notes. we really like cash..
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