Many plants used by herbalists

are trees or shrubs.

Often they are grown for fruit, landscaping, or flowers as well.

Most trees and shrubs need a period of moist cold before sprouting--a sheet of instructions is included with order.

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Albizia, Mimosa, Silk Tree

Called "Tree of Happiness"because the bark is reputed to be anti-depressant.These are beautiful shade trees that fix nitrogen to enrich the soil.Spectacular ...

Bearberry, kinnikinick, Uva-Ursi

Handsome groundcover with blue-gray leaves on woody deep-red branches. Native to the mountains, needs good drainage, but takes cold and heat. Tea is effectiv...
  • Germination days: 60-90 warm, 60-90 cold, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 20
  • When to plant: Fall
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Black Elderberry

Small tree/large shrub produces loads of tasty berries famous for pies and wine. Creates privacy without shading out vegetables. Glossy pinnate leaves frame ...
  • Germination days: 30-60 warm, 90-100 cold
  • Seeds per packet: 20
  • When to plant: Summer

Chaste Tree, Vitex

Extremely handsome landscape plant. Appearance much like butterfly bush, with blue-violet spikes. Berries are used for adrenal exhaustion, PMS, migraines, an...
  • Germination days: 60 cold, scarify
  • When to plant: Spring with treatment
  • When to plant: Fall without treatment
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Clusters of lacecap flowers in spring and red berries in the fall. Bark gives amazing relief for any muscular cramp-back pain, menstrual cramps, tense muscle...
  • Germination days: 180-510 warm, 60-120 cold
  • Seeds per packet: 25
  • When to plant: Summer
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Goji Berry

Much in the news for its health-giving fruit, protecting the cardiovascular system, vision, immune system. Leaf tea believed to have germ-fighting and anti-c...
  • Germination days: 120 cold, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 10
  • When to plant: Summer
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Masses of white flowers followed by red fruit, loaded with heart-healthy procyanidins. Used for jelly, wine, and teas much like rose hips. Oak-shaped leaves ...
  • Germination days: 120 cold, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 20
  • When to plant: Fall
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Linden Tree

Linden flowers are a beloved tea in Europe, sweet-sleep aid; an effective herbal tea with a nice taste! The leaves are used like lettuce when young, like spi...
  • Germination days: 90 cold moist, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 10
  • When to plant: Fall
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Oregon Grape

Evergreen shrub native to the Pacific Northwest, adapted to shade, poor rocky soil, and clay. Leaves holly-like. Yellow highly-scented flowers in spring, blu...
  • Germination days: 90 cold
  • Seeds per packet: 30
  • When to plant: Fall
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Passionflower, Maypop

The hardiest passionfruit-survives freezes down to -15F. Fruit is sweet with many seeds, excellent juiced. Leaves are a world-class sedative and tranquilizer...
  • Germination days: 60-90 cold, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 15
  • When to plant: Summer
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Red Root, Deerbrush, American Tea

Everyone these days seems to know about taking immune system stimulants like Echinacea and elder at the first sign of a cold or flu. But what do you do later...
  • Germination days: Quick warm, 30-90 cold, scarify
  • Seeds per packet: 30
  • When to plant: Fall

Schizandra (Magnolia Vine)

Also known as Magnolia Vine and Five Flavor Berry seed. Invaluable immune-enhancing and adaptogenic herb from China. The red berries are chewed, used in cook...
  • Germination days: Varies
  • Spacing: 24-36
  • Planting depth: 1

Sea Buckthorn

Tough, adaptable shrub from Siberia needs good drainge, but accepts cold, heat, low fertility. Berries are one of the most effective antioxidants, and are mu...
  • Germination days: 90 cold
  • Seeds per packet: 25
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Wild Black Cherry

The bark is important in cough mixtures, both as flavoring and as an important herbal cough suppressor. Native to the Eastern U.S. and an important wildlife ...
  • Germination days: 30-60 warm, 90-120 cold
  • Seeds per packet: 10
  • When to plant: Fall