MOON Means Quality

We are nurserymen; experienced horticulturalists dedicated to producing only the finest trees and shrubs. Over 800 acres and 500 varieties to be exact! Everything from the ground up: container shrubs, B & B shrubs, small and large caliper stock and specimen trees.

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Cultural Practices

We’ve spent decades perfecting the cultural practices that make Moon trees and shrubs the best in the business.

Moon began operation in Yardley, Pennsylvania in 1971 under the ownership of Walt Flowers and began production at the current Chesapeake City, Maryland location under the leadership of John Pursell in 1989. Today, Moon Nurseries is an employee owned and operated company producing over 40,000 trees and 350,000 container plants a year from our Maryland nurseries.

Ideally located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore between the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Bay, our trees and shrubs are nurtured in a rich, fertile, loamy soil with a warm, moist extended growing season.

But that’s just the beginning! Each tree and plant is meticulously cared for by hand.

B&B Trees

Each tree and plant is meticulously cared for by hand. Trees are fortified with frequent fertilization; drip irrigated for proper root development; monitored to prevent disease and pests; staked to encourage straight trunk growth; and pruned and spaced to promote uniform head growth.

Our plants are given every opportunity to be their best. As a Moon customer you deserve nothing less.

Container Stock

Our container stock is started from the highest quality liners (many of which we propagate ourselves); potted in variety specific soil mixes, which include slow release fertilizers for optimal root and shoot growth; irrigated regularly; monitored for pest and disease control; properly spaced and aggressively pruned for full growth and uniformity.

Our Mission

Our goal is not only to grow the best quality plant material available, but also to provide the highest quality service and value for your business – through quick delivery, prompt response to customer requests and personal service from our sales team.

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The Moon Advantage

It’s your reputation on the line and you have a choice when it comes to purchasing your nursery stock. It is one of the most important decisions you have to make and it’s our mission to make this process an easy, informative and comfortable one for you.



We are committed to contributing to the profitability of your business. As part of the Moon family, your suggestions for new varieties and/or services are always welcome. Additionally, we invite you to visit anytime, to learn and to share the cultural practices that make ours a winning partnership.


Moon’s trees and shrubs are grown with your customers’ landscapes in mind. The performance of our plants impacts the way customers perceive your business. Fortunately, Moon’s uncompromising commitment to quality assures that Moon trees and shrubs are grown to outperform all others.


Consistently better plants, quick turnarounds and personal service means value for your business – value in savings, value in time and value in reputation.



When you buy from Moon, you are purchasing unparalleled consistency and quality. That’s because we hold ourselves and our plants to the highest standards. We take great pride in our nursery stock and the meticulous care and attention given to every tree and shrub.


Moon offers one of the largest selections of trees and shrubs on the East Coast. And we do our best to make sure that they are available to you when you need them. Thiswide selection means you can save time selecting your stock and save shipping costs by combining your container and B & B orders.


Over 800 acres and 500 varieties

Everything from the ground up: container shrubs, B & B shrubs, small and large caliper stock and specimen trees.

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