Hidden Springs Nursery


Hidden Springs Nursery will be transitioning over the next few seasons to just selling a few of our most popular items in the future. This means that once we sell out of some things we will be refunding and no longer taking backorders. We apologize if this causes any confusion with your orders. There may be limited quantities of items we used to sell, please inquire by email before ordering. We still have Azarole. Big Red mayhaw, a few apple trees, a few "Supermol" medlar, some Noire of Spain mulberry, a few fig plants, and Chester Thornless blackberry.

Ordering and Shipping Information (bottom of this page)

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Bush Cherry | Cherry | Citrus | Currant | Juneberry | Medlar | Melon Tree | Mulberry | Pawpaw | Pear | Persimmon

Bush Cherry, Nanking (S)

(prunus tomentosa)

Hidden Springs Nursery

An early blooming, very attractive shrub to 8 ft. with pink blossoms, light green foliage, and tasty cherry-like fruit. Birds and children really love these spring fruits. For heavier bearing, order two or more. Zones 3-6. Cannot ship to CA.
Seedlings $15.00 each.

Cherry, Sour (S)

(prunus cerasus on mahaleb rootstock)

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Drought tolerant but requires a well-drained soil.
These trees do well with our late frosts and are virtually maintenance free once established. Grows to about 12' and produces slightly sweet cherries that can be eaten fresh or in pies. Self-fertile. Zones 4-8. Cannot ship to CA.
2-4' $21.00 each.

Citrus (S)

(Flying Dragon)

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Trifoliate orange - The only member of the citrus family that will grow outdoors this far north. Unlike other citrus, it loses its leaves, leaving its green and twisty branches to grace the landscape in winter. The fruit is sour and seedy but can be used like a lemon. Interesting twisted, dwarfing habit with thorns. Makes a great living fence. Grows to 7' Zones 6-9. Can not ship to CA, FL, or TX.
$11 each.

Currant (S)

(ribes species)

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The flowers of Crandall black currant bushes are golden yellow, have a long tubular form usually tipped with red, and emit a spicy clove fragrance. Red currant flowers are not showy but the red "strigs" of fruit are quite beautiful. In the South, plant in partial shade. Zones 3-7.
1-3' $15.00 each. Cannot ship to DE, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ.


Juneberry (S)

(amelanchier species)

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Relatively trouble free, these plants can take our late frosts. Though it looks a bit like a blueberry, the fruit makes a finer pie as baking brings out the almond flavor of the seeds. Good fresh eating and the birds love them. Zones 4-8.
$15 each.


(mespilus germanica)

Hidden Springs Nursery

We offer the following Italian variety that has done well in our hot and humid climate and produces large, flavorful fruit


Melon Tree (S)

(cudrania tricuspidata grafted onto osage orange)

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From Central China, these attractive trees have grown to 15' and stayed relatively compact for us. Also known as Che or Chinese mulberry, this tree is a member of the Moraceae family which includes figs and mulberries. Fall ripening fruits are bright, rose-pink when ripe, about the size of a cherry, and taste like watermelon mixed with fig. Pest free. Zone range seems to be 6-9 though we do know people in 5 growing them.

Male and female trees available. Order both to insure pollination. If space is a problem, the CA Rare Fruit Growers website suggests planting them about a foot apart and growing them as one tree - pruning them to 25% male and 75% female.
2-4' $21.00 each.


Mulberry (S)

(morus species)

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After a long winter, these beautiful trees present us with the first fruits of the season. They taste a bit like blackberries without the large seeds or thorns. People are often surprised at how good they taste and birds will choose them over other fruits. The trees can grow to 30' and need 15' of spread on each side. Self-fertile, grows fast, and fruits early.
Zones 5-8 (possibly 9). 2-4' $25.00 each.

**Sold Out Until Further Notice**


(asimina triloba)

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A native fruit tree growing to 15'. Fruits have a rich custard-like flavor and consistency. Usually an understory tree in the wild, this makes an attractive, large leafed tree in full sun. (It is helpful to give partial shading for the first year.)

We have many years of experience growing pawpaws. Pawpaws have a reputation for transplanting difficulty but we have found that timing, root quality and fertile, well-drained soil make all the difference. Our pawpaws are grown in pots to keep their taproots intact and we are successfully shipping them bareroot. Our special care instructions are included with your order. Order two different varieties for pollination (unless self-fertile). Zones 5-9. We offer a large selection of varieties that have been chosen for superior fruit. Please list substitutes as there are limited numbers of each variety. We will always substitute slightly smaller plants unless otherwise instructed.
All grafted trees 1-2' $25.00 each. KSU Atwood™ & KSU Benson™ - $26 each


The Pawpaw Foundation

Join and help promote North America's largest native edible fruit. Like most members, we are always interested in sharing growing experiences with other pawpaw enthusiasts. Find helpful info at kysu.edu


(pyrus species)

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All pears that we offer are fireblight- resistant varieties and tested in our fireblight prone orchard. Asian pears bloom earlier and will need each other, or possibly Turnbull, to cross-pollinate. Zones 5-8 (and 6-9 for Asians) .
2-4' $15.00 each.


We can custom graft from your scion for $17 a tree.


(diospyros virginiana)

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Grafted trees of selected, improved native persimmon. Fruits taste a bit like apricot mixed with cinnamon. A beautiful tree growing to 30' with mottled bark and attractive, shiny foliage. Spectacular in fruit. Zones 5-8.
1-2' $25.00 each. Cannot ship to CA.

**Sold Out Until Further Notice**

Ordering and Shipping Information

We apologize, but we cannot ship orders outside the United States.

If you prefer to mail in your order, download an order form in PDF format for Acrobat or RTF format for Word and follow the instructions on the form.

Plants will be shipped USPS Priority mail, or FedEx. Please let your postal carrier know when you expect your package and where to put it. Packages are compact and about 4 ft. tall, so shipping to work or a neighbor is easy. We cannot be responsible for packages that cannot be delivered. If a package is visibly damaged upon arrival, please contact USPS first as they require inspection.

Shipping costs:
East of the Rockies:
Totals under $150 - $35 for Shipping
Totals $150 and over- 30% of order for Shipping

West of the Rockies:
Totals under $180 - $45 for Shipping
Totals $180 and over- 35% of order for Shipping

Adjustments may be made for very large orders. If you prefer Air shipment or live in AK or HI, please call for shipping costs. Payment accepted in cash, check, money order, or PayPal. Sorry, no COD. We cannot ship out of the country.

Our shipping season runs from early November to late April. (At times this can be extended for northern customers, so check with us.) We do not ship most holiday weeks or when there is danger of plants freezing in transit.

Please list substitutes or indicate a willingness to accept a back order, as we sometimes run out of different selections. Order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment, even if you want your order shipped in the spring. We will substitute at our own discretion unless your order states otherwise.

When ordering through Paypal there will be a place on the invoice to leave us a note. Please list your preference for substitutions, or refund.

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