Frequently Asked Questions

We get lots of questions about how to order native trees, plants, and seeds from our wholesale nursery. Please check out some of our answers here and you can contact us if you need any more help!

1. What species do you work with?

We specialize in species native to our home province of Ontario, Canada. We work hard to maintain a diverse list of species at any given time, and have grown well over 500 species in the past. We can collect seed to grow a wide variety of grasses, wildflowers, ferns, sedges, aquatic plants, trees, and shrubs.

If you're interested in a specific species, we'll be happy to discuss options to source the seed and contract grow in quantities over 1,000 plants if requested in advance.

2. How can I find your availability and prices?

You can check our Limited Availability for Spring 2020 and place an order request in our wholesale online store

Please note - We're currently sold out of many of our native plants and seed for the Spring 2020 planting season. We'll continue to update our availability for future planting seasons as well. You can create an account on our website or subscribe to our mailing list for more updates.

As always, you can also reach out to our team at sales@stwilliamsnursery.com if you have any questions!

3. What formats and sizes do you offer?

Our available formats typically include:

  • Seed Mix Packets 
  • Bulk Seed Mixes 
  • 1P and 2P Seedlings (1 and 2 Year greenhouse grown Plugs)
  • 1P+ Tranplants (1P and 2P plugs are transplanted and grown on for 1 or more years in our fields)
  • Pots (4", or 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30 Gallon)
  • Live Stakes and Cuttings (by special order only)

Plant sizes or heights can range by format so please let us know if you have more specific requirements for your project.

4. When should I place my order?

For PLANTS, you can now place your pre-order for Spring 2021. Again, we're currently sold out of much of our inventory for Spring 2020, but we will also post a limited availability for this season shortly.

You can place SEED orders year round. We will make our latest seed mixes available on our site soon to give you ample time to plant for dormant Fall seeding in 2020, which is an ideal time to plant native seed mixes!

5. When will my order be ready?

For PLANTS, ready times depend on the formats, sizes, and species included in your order. We produce new PLANTS from seed each season and schedule pick-ups appointments, deliveries, and shippments when they're ready.

For SEED, ready times depend on our schedule for seed harvesting and processing. After confirming your order, our turn around time is typically 1-2 weeks to mix and ship your seed. Custom packets or mixes may require additional lead time.

Please check out our terms and conditions of sale for more details.

6. Can my order be shipped?

We can ship SEED and PLANTS as plugs or bare root seedlings anywhere in Ontario. Larger potted stock orders require special delivery arrangements. We'll work with you to get your order where it needs to go!

At this time, we’re unable to ship outside of Canada due to regulations. For more detailed questions, please email us at shipping@stwilliamsnursery.com.

8. More questions?

Please let us know at info@stwilliamsnursery.com.