Restoring ecological balance  to the Great Lakes Region by providing high quality native plants for your home or business. 


New Leaf Native Plant Nursery was founded by owner, Chris Oesterling, in 2016.  During that time, Chris was studying Environmental Science at Eastern Michigan University where the classes he took on plant identification and habitat restoration started his ongoing passion for native plants.  Already an avid outdoor enthusiast and gardener, along with the overwhelming lack of locally grown natives, the decision to open a native plant nursery was born. Since opening, we have  propagated over 150 different  species of plants native to the Midwest and continue to add new ones every year. The majority of our plants are grown from seed while some of the rarer, more difficult, species may be asexually propagated through cuttings. We rely on a combination of  hand collecting and locally sourced seed from other providers in our eco-region in order to produce our plant material. Our plants are grown and sold in fully rooted plugs, as we find it to be the most economical and space efficient way to serve our customers, although we will, occasionally, offer perennials and woody material in larger containers.   We currently operate as an appointment-only nursery where encourage anyone interested to call or email to set up a time to come and browse our selection. Our current clients include, but are not limited to: home gardeners, landscapers, contractors, and other nurseries. During our time operating the nursery, we have been encouraged by the continually increased interest in native plants and are  grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the movement. Our goal is to facilitate the increase in natural habitat and biodiversity  by providing the highest quality plant material possible.

We stride to be a green company

Excess irrigation is diverted to a rain garden that runs the length of the nursery.

We use recycled plastics and returned containers whenever possible. 

Potting mix is blended from renewable sources and we are completely pesticide and herbicide free.


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