Photographs courtesy of J.C. Raulston Arboretum
For diversity, selection and quality, the ornamental plant industry in North Carolina is second to none. Over 2,000 certified and registered nurseries are spread throughout all 100 North Carolina counties. Growing conditions that range from a sub-tropical zone 8 along the southeastern coast, to a sub-alpine zone 5 (or colder) at high elevations in the western mountains allow North Carolina nurseries to produce virtually every ornamental plant used in the Eastern United States. Whether it be greenhouse, container, bare-root, or balled and burlapped, your plant needs can be filled in North Carolina.
NORTH CAROLINA NURSERY AND
GREENHOUSE QUICK FACTS:
- North Carolina ranks 4th nationally, (behind California, Florida and Texas) with 2004 sales reported as $832 million dollars.
- Nursery and Greenhouse crops are the 3th leading source of farm income in the state, behind hogs and broiler chickens.
- Over 2,000 varieties of woody ornamentals are grown in North Carolina.
- 97 of North Carolina’s 100 counties report significant Nursery and Greenhouse income.
Visit these links to North Carolina Nursery and Greenhouse Ornamental Sites:
For homeowner and production information, contact your local branch of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
For wholesale sources, marketing information, and questions about this page, E-mail Bill Glenn, Marketing Specialist
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