At Cayuga Landscape Company, we sell a medley of native plants. What are native plants and why should I buy them? Native plants are plants that are indigenous to an area. A couple of reasons to use native plants in your landscape are:
The plant is acclimated to our weather, thus ensuring survival
Supports local wildlife
Adapted to our soil and rainfall
Add beauty and splendor
We offer a large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials.
You can use this Native Plant List to see a selection of native plants we typically carry. If you are looking for a specific plant, it is best to call ahead.
Native Obedient Plant
Native 'Little Devil' Ninebark
What is an invasive plant? An invasive plant, defined by the USDA Forest Service, is “a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration; and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.” Though invasive plants can be inconvenient, having knowledge on them and being able to properly identify them is beneficial.
Here is a list of Invasive Plants, which was collated by one of our designers/estimators Chris Gruber, identifying invasive plants found here in Tompkins County.
There are also different types of invasive plants — ones that are prohibited and ones that are regulated. These are determined and governed by the Department of Environmental Control. Here is a complete list of DEC Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Plants for New York State. We sell a few varieties of regulated invasive plants.
Regulated Invasive - Burning Bush
Regulated Invasive - Maiden Grass