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Exactly where is your nursery located?
Even though we have a Felton zip code, we are not located in the town of Felton. We are much closer to the town of Stewartstown, directly across from the East Hopewell Township Building on Hickory Road.
When do we open and close for the year?
What payment options do we accept?
We are open year-round, weather permitting, Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm.
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
What is the return policy?
Returns must be made within three business days from the purchase date; refunds will not exceed the purchase price of the item being returned.
Can I walk around the property to look at the plantings?
You are welcome to schedule a time for your group to tour the property. Throughout the year we host events that offer the opportunity to tour the property as well. However, you may not walk around the property unguided on your own.
Can I bring my dog(s) to the nursery?
Out of respect of the comfort of your own dog and the animals who live here, we ask that you do not bring your dog(s) to the nursery.
Why don’t my hollies get berries?
Hollies are dioecious, which means that flowers are borne on separate male and female plants. Providing there is a compatible male in the area to pollinate your female, they will produce berries. Hollies are species specific when it comes to pollination. This means they do not cross pollinate with other species of hollies outside. For example, a male Ilex opaca holly is needed to pollinate a female Ilex opaca.
Winterberries are early, mid, and late season flowering so females need the corresponding blooming time male winterberry to produce berries.
We sell compatible male hollies for all of our female hollies.
Why are the leaves on my hollies turning yellow in the springtime?
As the new growth on evergreen hollies emerge in April, the inner leaves turn yellow and shed. As deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall, hollies shed their leaves in the spring. This is a naturally occurring process and does not mean that your holly is dying.
Do you carry the ‘straight species’ of native plants?
Over 95% of the hundreds of native species that we propagate and sell are the straight species. Named selections of the straight species occur naturally and are not genetically manipulated, therefore the benefit for pollinators and wildlife is that of the straight species. Named straight species selections are most often found in wild populations of naturally occurring stands, whether in the field or the woods. Sometimes they are found in a garden or Nursery setting. Horticulturists name straight species selections for a particular characteristic of that plant, the location where it was found, or after a person. Most straight species selections were selected because they have greater, consistent flowers and fruit set which increase that plant’s benefit to birds and wildlife. Whether the seed of selections is dispersed by wind, birds, insects or small mammals, the resulting progeny of that named selection is the straight species, because selections are the straight species. Straight species selections are different from and not the same as ‘cultivars’ and ‘nativars’ - which are varieties that have been produced in cultivation by selective breeding.