This listing is provided for those who wish to buy NC native plants from NC nurseries. Nurseries on our list only sell nursery propagated plants and do not sell any plants listed as Rank 1 on our list of NC invasive exotic plants. Rank 1 plants are those that present the most severe threat to native ecosystems. We take a nursery’s word on compliance with our requirements and have not visited each one for verification.
While many of these nurseries also sell non-native species, we encourage you to buy only native plants, which helps reduce the likelihood of spreading potentially invasive species.
Native plant nursery map
We recommend that you set up an appointment before visiting a nursery.
Sources for native plants
Listings do not constitute an endorsement from the NC Native Plant Society.
Carolina Heritage Nursery
6607 Sadler Road
Waxhaw, NC 28712
Native and Heirloom plants of and for the Carolina piedmont. Retail sales at the Waxhaw Farmers Market, Matthews, NC. Farmers Market and special events. Nursery Visits – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Whole sale discount for landscapers.
Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc.
Ellen J. Colodney,
MD3067 Conners Drive(Office)
812 Drummonds Point Road (Nursery)
Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery, Inc. (now renamed “Wetland Plants, Inc.) provides native herbaceous wetland plants for ecosystem restoration projects including stormwater ponds and wetlands, bioretention cells, herbaceous riparian wetlands, shoreline erosion control, wastewater wetlands and habitat improvement. Our plants are container grown, of North Carolina, South Carolina, and southeastern Virginia genetic origin and propagated by seed whenever possible.
Bill & Jennifer Cure
880 Buteo Ridge
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Cure Nursery came into being in 1995 as a wholesale nursery supplying trees and shrubs for restoration projects. We have moved more recently into the retail market, reaching out to homeowners and small businesses in our area and offering an expanded list of native plants from the Southeast, including perennials, ferns, and bog plants as well as the woodies. As Bill and Jen approach retirement, we are pioneering a move into a nonprofit business model so that “Cure Native Plants” can continue into the future providing these plants and supporting educational programs focused on the role of native plants in our fragile ecosystem.
Dutch Buffalo Farm
Farrell and Emily Moose
1000 Jay Shambley Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Thanks all, this is our first season. I have seeded over 170,000 native wildflowers for the coming year. I was a nursery manager for 12 years previous to this. Our webstore is under construction but our website has our plant list.
Field to Cottage Nursery
12405 Norwood Rd
The nursery is at my home and thus is open to customers by appointment only. Email is the most reliable way to contact me.
Gary’s Nursery, LLC
Gary L. Hollar
680 Crump Farm Road
P.O. Box 1052 (mailing address)
We produce thousands of NC native Sabal Minor and Sabal Palmetto from NC native seed for the last thirty years. Liners, One gallon, three gallon and seven gallon size. Price list upon request. Wholesale and retail.
Growing Wild Nursery
1455 Arthur Teague Road
We specialize in southeastern native plants with a focus on plants for wildlife. Plants can be ordered online and shipped or picked up at our nursery in Chatham County.
Habitat Assessment and Restoration Plants (HARP)
1421 US Highway 64 West
HARP has been in business for over 20 years providing quality habitat restoration on a large commercial scale. We have been growing plants for a long time but are now ready to open up sales to the general public. We list the availability of material on our website that is updated monthly. Visits to the nursery are currently by appointment only. We strive to utilize local eco-type plant materials for our restorations.
Lumber River Native Plants
7000 Livingston Road
P. O. Box 42 (mailing address)
We are a wholesale family owned and operated nursery specializing in native plants of the Carolinas, with an emphasis on wetland plants. Most of our plants are grown from seed that we collect throughout the Carolinas.
Mellow Marsh Farm
1312 Woody Store Road
We are a wholesale native plant nursery specializing in the propagation of plants native to the Southeast. Our plant material and native seed mixes meet specifications for; Stormwater Management, Stream Restoration, Pollinator Habitat, Rain Gardens and Wetland Mitigation. Our online website is fill with helpful information as well as the ability to order directly. Plant availability is updated daily. Minimum order is $100.
Mountain Landscapes and Horticulture
2323 Copeland Road
Warrensville, NC 28693
Office: 336-385-2234 Cell: 336-620-3844
Mountain Moss Enterprises
40 Holly Ridge Road
Mountain Moss specializes in a unique selection of LIVE moss species for sustainable landscape projects—innovative garden features, moss lawns, green roofs and environmental solutions for erosion control. Committed to responsible land stewardship, we are licensed as a nursery (NCDA #6506) and we possess a collected plant license (NCDA #5291). We rescue mosses from places where they will be destroyed and then cultivate them for others to enjoy year-round green moss appeal. Bonded and fully insured. New book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, to be published by Timber Press in August 2015. Follow us on Twitter @MossinAnnie. SUBSCRIBE to Mossin’ Annie’s YouTube channel for videos on how to garden with mosses.
M R Gardens
441 Onteora Blvd.
We grow approximately 70 species of southeastern native perennials, as well as some complimentary groundcovers and herbs. Most are propagated from seed in our passive solar greenhouse, which requires no additional heat other than solar gain. We also use peat-free potting soil and reuse plastic containers as much as possible.
Natural Selections Nursery
268 Herron Cover Road
We grow only native species perennials of the Southern Appalachians. All plants are from seed or cuttings. We are open on Sundays from 12-6, April- October and by appointment.
Old Salem Garden Shop
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Vonnie Hannah, L. Robbie King
626 South Main Street (location)
600 South Main Street (mailing address)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (retail) 336-721-7335, (horticulture dept) 336-721-7357 Fax: 336-721-7335
Old Salem Museums and Gardens utilizes a specified plant list to populate not only it’s restored and interpreted gardens but also provide the inventory for its garden retail operations. This guiding plant list contains only species which are recorded as native to the surrounding region in 1759 or which were recorded in Salem prior to 1849. Old Salem Museums and Gardens propagates all of the heirloom plants employed in its museum and retail activities from authentic cultivars existing in its gardens or from certified seed retailers or seed saver exchanges.
Dana, Deenie & Brad Owen
734 Roy Moore Road
We grow more than 90% of our plants from start to finish on site, offering over 1,000 species of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, edibles, aquatics and houseplants. With a focus on natives, our selection includes over 300 varieties of straight species and nativars. We use an Integrated Pest Management program including the application of beneficial insects for all plants. Visit our website for our seasonal hours of operation!
Renfrow Hardware & General Merchandise
188 North Trade Street
Matthews, NC 28105
We are real big in vegetables, herbs, berries and native/perennials, etc. that are edible. If it grows and you can eat it, we try to sell it. Thanks for your letter. I agree with what you are doing. We want every household to have a blueberry bush & fig tree & ‘mater plant in its yard!
Ross Farms Perennial Nursery
Claudia Ross and Robin Nance
9424 Community House Rd.
Price Sheets available at nursery
Ross Farms, established in 1993, is a perennial specialty nursery. At the farm we grow perennials and natives that perform well in the Charlotte region. We are open Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM and also on Saturdays in April and May from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery
Fairman & Kate Jayne, owners
316 Surrett Cove Rd
We opened the nursery for mailorder in 1978, growing hundreds of NC & US native plants– medicinal, fragrant, colorful as well as ferns, trees & shrubs, along with a large collection of culinary, medicinal, fragrant & traditional herbs. We could not resist colorful conifers, lilacs & a grand array of pollinator & bird-friendly plants. Our secluded cove is conserved under a conservation easement with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Under this, we committed to protect conservation values of water, plants and the land in perpetuity.
Uwharrie Mountain Native Plant Farm
Alan H. Martin
508 East Main Street, Biscoe, NC 27209 (Nursery)
281 Holiday Drive, Troy, NC 27371 (Mailing Address)
I carry a selection of southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs and trees in sizes from 4” to 3 gallon containers. The nursery is in a residential area and is not currently open to the public. Sales are conducted by email request of my inventory availability list with several payment options. Plants may be scheduled for pickup at the nursery. Smaller plants are available by mail order. Preferred contact is by email or Facebook Messenger as cell phone reception is unreliable out here in the woods.
Wetland Plants Inc. (New name for Coastal Plain Conservation Nursery)
Ellen J. Colodney, MD
812 Drummonds Point Road (Nursery)
3067 Conners Drive(Office)
Wetland Plants Inc. provides native herbaceous wetland plants for ecosystem restoration projects including stormwater ponds and wetlands, bioretention cells, herbaceous riparian wetlands, shoreline erosion control, wastewater wetlands and habitat improvement. Our plants are container grown, of North Carolina, South Carolina, and southeastern Virginia genetic origin and propagated by seed whenever possible.