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North Carolina Green Industry


The North Carolina Green Industry consists of greenhouse, nursery, floriculture, sod and Christmas tree producers and related industry trades.  We are one of the leading states in the country in production of these crops which represent over $1.2 billion in farm income. This website is a portal to the many growers, trade associations, retailers, arboretums, and related services available in North Carolina.

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Click on the images below to visit the links to the Green Industry:


Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees
North Carolina produces over 20% of the real Christmas trees in the United States.


container grown plants Ornamental Plants
For diversity, selection and quality, the ornamental plant industry in North Carolina is second to none. Over 1,200 certified and registered nurseries are spread throughout all 100 North Carolina counties.


Turf Grass Turfgrass and Sod
Civilized man has developed turfgrasses in order to enhance his environment. The culture of lawn turfs evolved in England during the thirteenth century. Today, turfgrasses are extensively enjoyed throughout the world.

Commercial Flowers Commercial Flowers

The total 2011 wholesale value of floriculture crops for North Carolina producers with $10,000 or more in sales is estimated at $250.5 million.  North Carolina floriculture sales ranked 5th in the nation, behind California, Florida, Michigan and Texas.



Pine Needles Pine Needles
Pine needles are a renewable resource that is used as a mulch and ground cover.  Pine needle mulch preserves soil moisture and protects soils from erosion. 

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NCDA&CS Markets Division, Tom Slade, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999