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Native Shrubs and Perennials in Beautiful Burnsville, NC

Carolina Native Nursery is the go-to source for native shrubs and perennials along the east coast. We specialize in growing native azaleas and rhododendron from seed, which allows us to provide plants that are high quality, hard to find, and hardy in your landscape. Adding native plants to a garden is guaranteed to provide food and shelter for a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. That is why our mission is to save the earth, one plant at a time. We are committed to providing the highest quality native plants while at the same time making a positive impact on the environment. Whether you are a devoted fan of native plants, or you are just looking to add some beauty to the garden, you’ve come to the right place!

Watch this video for a quick overview of what we do!

Carolina Native Nursery

We have a HUGE selection of native plants, friendly knowledgeable staff, a beautiful location and a mission to save the earth…one plant at a time. A trip to see us is certainly worthwhile. We are located on 18 beautiful acres in Burnsville, North Carolina at 1126 Prices Creek Road in Yancey County, the gateway to Mt. Mitchell. Both wholesale AND retail clients are welcome! Directions to our nursery are here.

Open Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 & Saturdays 9:00-1:00 APR-OCT

Discover Native Plants

Native plants, those that have evolved and thrived in a region for thousands of years, stand out from their non-native counterparts with deep local roots — literally and figuratively! They’re the low-maintenance friends of your garden, requiring less water and care thanks to their natural relationship with the local climate and soil. Beyond their easy-going nature, they’re big-time biodiversity boosters, offering a sanctuary for pollinators and native wildlife.

Why Choose Carolina Native Nursery?

Carolina Native Nursery is a specialty grower of native shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses. We are currently growing over 200 different species with many cultivars. Our specialty is Native Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Mt. Laurels. We service wholesale clients throughout the eastern U.S. and local clients through our Bee Native Plant Shop.

Pro Tip for our Retail Customers!

Before your visit, take a moment to review our retail page or our Curbside Pick-Up page for plant lists, plant cheat sheets, pre-ordering and more!

Latest News

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New Referral Program at Carolina Native!
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