Acer rubrum
Common Name: Red Maple

The Red Maple is one of the most adaptable trees in the Eastern United States. It can grow in wet or dry soil and in poor soil quality. Getting up to 100 feet tall the Red Maple is often used as a shade tree in the landscape and appreciated for it...

Acer palmatum var dissectum
Common Name: Lace-leaf Japanese Maple

Beautiful burgundy foliage year round. Short ornamental tree with a graceful weeping habit. Wonderful specimen.


Acer palmatum var. dissectum
Common Name: Bloodgood Japanese Maple

This beautiful upright Japanese Maple holds its burgundy leaf color all season long. An elegant specimen perfect for any yard or garden.


Acer Saccharum
Common Name: Southern Sugar Maple

Sugar Maples will grow about 1' to 2' a year. The are slower growing than red maples and in turn are stronger with a harder wood. The leaves turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.


Betula nigra
Common Name: Dura Heat River Birch
A birch with superior leaf color both summer and fall. Bark is also more creamy white than the species. More resistant to borers and leaf miners, and is easily transplanted if necessary....

Callitropsis leylandii
Common Name: Leyland Cypress

One of our most popular plants. Used throughout the region to acheive a quick and attractive privacy screen. In the landscape Leyland Cypress will grow about 3 feet each year which makes it a great choice for projects that need quick results. Suit...

Carpinus Caroliniana
Common Name: American Hornbeam

The American Hornbeam can grow wider than it is tall. It can be multi trunked with the trunks reaching 1' each. Small leaves grow parallel to each other on the branch and have many small veins through the leaf. Gets unique catkin flowers in the sp...

Cercis Canadensis
Common Name: Forest Pansy Redbud

Redbuds are one of the first plants to bloom in spring. The Forest Pansy has a darker purple bloom than other redbuds. Leaves appear after the blooms. Leaves have a true heart shape and nice purple/green color.


Cornus florida
Common Name: Flowering Dogwood
Dogwood is a standard tree in many gardens where it is used by the patio for light shade, in the shrub border to add spring and fall color or as a specimen in the lawn or groundcover bed. It can be grown in sun or shade but shaded trees will be less ...

Cornus kousa
Common Name: Kousa Dogwood
Growth is best on moist, loamy, well-drained soil with mulch or leaf litter accumulated over the roots. Kousa Dogwood is not particularly drought- or heat-tolerant, requiring irrigation during drought periods in summer. Sensitive to reflected heat s...

Cryptomeria Japonica
Common Name: Japanese Cedar
This plant tolerates drought and will grow in very dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 to 7.7) soil. This is one of the nicest cultivars with medium green fo...

Ilex crenata
Common Name: Steeds Holly

This Holly is densely branched with a pyramidal form adding beauty to your garden or home year round. 


Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah'
Common Name: Savannah Holly
This holly grows quickly in full sun or partial shade on moist, acid soils. Growth is poor and foliage chlorotic on alkaline soil. Plants in full sun can grow a dense canopy, those in partial shade are more open. This plant is considered mostly alle...

Juglans Nigra
Common Name: Black Walnut

These walnut trees are large hardwood trees that will grow a thick trunk with a wide crown. Very desireable for its walnuts but cannot be planted near.


Juniperus Virginiana
Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar

This fragrant evergreen has a pyramidal to columnar growth habit and grows small berries on the female trees. Not actually a cedar, it is in the Juniper family.


Lagerstroemia Indica
Common Name: Crepe Myrtle

This plant tolerates some drought and a little salt and will grow
in dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The
pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 to 7.7)
soil. Miami grows best ...

Magnolia grandiflora
Common Name: Magnolia
The original parent tree of this cultivar was 42 feet tall in 1997. This cultivar will probably remain smaller than most and will grow slower than many other magnolia cultivars. This makes it well suited for maintaining as a tall hedge. Southern Mag...

Malus pumila
Common Name: Apple Tree

Nyssa sylvatica
Common Name: Black Gum

An attractive deciduous tree with a pyramidal growth habit and bright orange or red fall color.


Pinus palustris
Common Name: Longleaf Pine, Pitch Pine, Southern Pine
Longleaf Pine should be grown in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, acidic soil. Once established, trees are very drought-tolerant and require no irrigation for survival. Along with turkey oak and other dry site plants, it grows in hot d...

Pinus taeda
Common Name: Loblolly Pine
Loblolly Pine is a southern pine commonly planted for the lumber industry and often found along water in the southeast. It grows best in full sun on well-drained, moist, acid soil and is highly drought-tolerant once established. Pines are often group...

Common Name: Flowering Cherry

Very showy with almost white to light pink flowers. Rounded and spreading growth habit. Flowers in the spring and they usually appear before the leaves, but may occur with the leaves.


Common Name: Weeping Flowering Cherry
Snow Fountain is a beautiful weeping cherry with compact growth. A slow growing dwarf cherry. Branches will bend to the ground. Very hardy, disease and insect resistant....

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'
Common Name: Krauter Vesuvius Plum
This plum has a light pink flower that will appear before the dark purple foliage. Very similar in appearance to the 'Thundercloud' plum....

Prunus Persica
Common Name: Peach

The common Peach tree blooms in April and fruit matures from July to August.


Pyrus Communis
Common Name: Common Pear

This tree has a gold to yellow fall color. Blooms in spring and fruit ripens in August.


Quercus acutissima
Common Name: Sawtooth Oak
A fast growing Oak especially in the south. Has a nice spreading habit. Makes a great specimen or shade tree....

Quercus lyrata
Common Name: Overcup Oak
Overcup Oak is one of the most wet site tolerant of the oaks available for planting in landscapes. This should make it suitable for many urban sites where poor drainage is the norm. Despite its tolerance to standing water, like many wet sites trees, ...

Quercus Macrocarpa
Common Name: Bur Oak

Bur Oaks grow relatively fast for an oak tree and can handle drought well. They prefer richer soil but can handle poor soil clay and rocky soils. They get their name from its acorns which have a mossy or bur-like appearance.


Quercus Nigra
Common Name: Water Oak

This medium sized Oak is a fast grower but is a weaker wood than slower growing Oaks. Lives to be about 30-50 years. Prefers moist, rich soils as well as full sun. But can handle part shade and is adaptable to other soil types.


Quercus nuttallii
Common Name: Nuttall Oak
This is an oak that is very underused in the landscape. It is gaining in popularity because of it's adaptability and rapid growth. Has a nice red color in the fall....

Quercus palustris
Common Name: Pin Oak
Pin Oak develops nicely on moist, acid soils and is tolerant of compaction, wet soil and urban conditions. It is very sensitive to soil pH above the high 6's. A native to stream banks and flood plains, Pin Oak grows well in areas where water stands f...

Quercus phellos
Common Name: Willow Oak

It grows in low, bottomland, acid wet sites of flood plains yet is drought-tolerant. It thrives in constantly wet to moist soil, although it has been known to adapt to seemingly impossible habitats. Fibrous root system makes transplanting rather e...

Quercus Shumardii
Common Name: Shumard Oak
A native of the bottomlands of the southeastern United States, Shumard Oak grows well in full sun on a wide variety of soils. Although it prefers moist, rich, bottomland soil where it will grow rapidly, it will tolerate somewhat drier locations. Shum...

Quercus Virginiana
Common Name: Live Oak

The Live Oak is an evergreen tree whose leaves are lost only after the new have began to grow out. They can look rough during an unseasonably cold winter which can give the appearance of being diseased. Great shade tree with broad spreading branch...

Salix babylonica 'babylonica'
Common Name: Weeping Willow, Green
This beautiful weeping willow (the best of the green weeping willows) is a hardy deciduous three. It forms a gracefully rounded crown to about 50 feet in height with a spread just as wide. Its bark is dark gray and deeply formed. Branches divide into...

Taxodium distichum
Common Name: Bald Cypress

This conifer is one of few to lose its needles in the fall and regrow them in the spring. Gets an auburn fall fall. Can grow in wet or dry conditions.


Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'
Common Name: Green Giant Arborvitae

Green foliage with a broad pyramidal habit that prefers full sun with rapid growth and bronze winter foliage. Has lustrous rich medium green summer foliage. A great alternative to Leyland Cypress as they tend to live longer in our region.


Zelkova serrata 'serrata Green Vase'
Common Name: Green Vase Zelkova
Green Vase somewhat resembles the vase shape of American Elms. Zelkova is massive. It has a moderate growth rate and likes a sunny exposure. Major branches grow very upright. Leaves turn a brilliant burnt umber in the fall....
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