What would a garden be without a tree? Trees provide shade, increase your home value and provide environmental and aesthetic benefits. Land Design can source you trees in a variety of shapes, sizes and types to suit any property, so you can choose one of your favorites or try something new and different.


A mid-sized tree used as a specimen or as a privacy screen. It’s great for narrow spaces.


Florida Dogwood- A native tree with a layered open habit. Grows best in a semi-shaded location. Kousa Dogwood- Rounder and fuller-looking, it blooms late spring, a few weeks after Florida Dogwood.


Saucer Magnolia-Most common magnolia is low branched and blooms in May Sweetbay Magnolia- Native tree with fragrant flowers that appear May-June Star Magnolia- Dense and round shape, a small tree for sunny areas, blooms April.


Small to medium-sized flowering tree 15 to 20′ tall. Bloom color ranges from white to pink to red and appears in spring.


Small, multi-stemmed, native tree with vibrant fall color and small white flowers in spring.


Sourwood has a delicate, pyramidal shape that flowers mid-summer when most trees have finished blooming. The fragrant flowers last for a few weeks.


Fragrant flowers appear in June. Lindens can be used as a specimen tree, street tree or as a clipped hedge.


Yoshino cherry- Famous for being the species in Washington D.C., it has a rounded appearance that flowers in early spring. Japanese Flowering Cherry- vase-shaped tree that can have double blooms in pink or white. Flowers early spring.


River Birch- Fast grower with peach, peeling bark. Is typically multi-stemmed Jacquemontii Birch- Traditional white bark, pyramidal shape


Lovely, white, bell-shaped flowers with dark green foliage in early summer. A splendid small tree for use adjacent to a patio or near a pathway. Foliage turns yellow to red in the fall.

Bradford Pear

A deciduous tree for the lawn or corner of the garden, where
you can observe its white spring bloom and colorful fall foliage. Can be utilized as a shade tree.


A small tree with mottled bark for winter interest. Its white blooms appear mid-summer when most plants finish flowering.


An elegant, pyramidal-shaped shade tree with beautiful fall colors. Heart-shaped leaves emerge in spring red-purple and turn blue-green as they mature.

Papermark Maple

Paperbark maple is small with cinnamon-looking bark for winter.

Sugar Maple

Sugar maple has a much more rounded shape than other maples and spectacular fall colors.

October Glory Maple

October Glory’s foliage lasts longer than other maples and is a beautiful, year-long shade tree.

Bloodgold Japanese Maple

Bloodgood Japanese maple is one of the hardiest of Japanese maples with good sun tolerance.

Japanese Maple

Japanese maple is weeping or upright with foliage ranging from lime green to deep purple.

Deciduous Shrubs

Deciduous shrubs lose their leaves in the fall. Planted among trees, they work perfectly in mixed borders, as hedges or as specimens. Whether for flowers, structure or winter interest, there’s a deciduous shrub for any situation.


A low graceful shrub that is smothered in tiny flowers May through June. Grows best in sun.


Purple leafed shrub flowers early summer. It is available in a low growing >2′ up to a 5′ plant. Bright pink flowers attract hummingbirds.


Hydrangea produce beautiful flowers native to areas like Japan, Asia, Indonesia, the Himalayas and the Americas. They most commonly grow as shrubs but also as climbing vines and trees. Multiple varieties available.

Rose of Sharon

Considered a tall shrub or small tree, it blooms mid-summer with hibiscus shaped flowers. Flowers range from white, pink, blue and purple, some single and some double.


Very fragrant, spicy scented blooms cover this shrub mid-summer at a time when not much else is flowering. Grows in shade or sun

Butterfly Bush

Blooms late summer, the flowers are 4-6″ long and attract many butterflies. Flowers are fragrant and come in white, pinks, purples and peach. It needs sun and some space to flower well.


Perfect for sun or shade, dwarf varieties grow 3′. Itea has lightly scented, pure white flowers from May- June, it prefers moist soils.


Sun and shade tolerant with fragrant flowers in spring. The fall color is amazing!


Easy care shrub for full sun. Many cultivars to choose from. It will reflower if pruned after the initial flowering.


A large shrub that blooms in spring. Some are more fragrant than others. Bloomerang will repeat bloom in late summer but not as profusely.


Shrub roses are the most popular landscape rose that require little care and offer multiple blooms from June to October.


Large 5’x5′ shrub with burgundy foliage and flowers in mid-summer. A dwarf variety is available at 3’x3′. Prefers a sunny location.

Dogwood Shrub

Variegated foliage adds a touch of light to the garden. When leaves fall in autumn it exposes red stems for winter interest.


Known for its early spring flowers and at the ‘Masters’ golf tournament! Sizes and colors vary widely.

St. Johns Wort

This tightly branched shrub is noted for its long bloom time, beginning in July and continuing until September. The flowers are rich yellow, small but numerous, and the leaves are willow-like. This is an excellent plant for adding bright color to landscapes all summer long.


Native shrub best for a large site in the back of the border. Leaves aren’t noteworthy but the branches are of special interest in the fall-winter. Birds also love the berries.


Koreanspice Viburnum-Dense rounded shrub develops snowball sized clusters of flowers with a spicy scent. Doublefile Viburnum-A large shrub with horizontal branching has 2-4″ wide white flower clusters. Fall color is wine-red.


Perennials offer tremendous diversity in color, bloom time, size, foliage, light requirements, and fragrance. You plant them once and they return year after year. Bloom times vary so a variety must be planted for blooms all season.


Blooms early summer and will continue to bloom if deadheaded. Available in white, pink and purple, grows 18″ tall

Veronica Pink

Blooms late spring and will continue if the dead blooms are removed. It’s available in dark pink, light pink, purple, blue and white. Grows to 18″ or more.

Coral Bells

Mostly planted for its foliage with colors ranging anywhere from deep dark burgundy to bright lime. Most grow 18″ and blooms early spring.

Hakone Grass

Soft, flowing, ornamental grass that performs well in shade.


A classic perennial for many situations. There are too many cultivars to list here! Some grow better in the sun and some in shade. Little care required.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta is the classic daisy. Strong upright stems make it great for a cutting garden. Blooms early-mid summer. Requires sun.


Coneflower is native and grows best in full sun. It is available in many colors- orange, red, purple, white and more. Strong stems make it a good choice for cutting. Finches eat the seed heads in fall.

Lambs Ear

Soft silvery leaves make this a good choice to enhance darker leaved plants. Blooms are insignificant compared to the foliage.


Soft, bright green foliage that turns bronze in winter. Only grows 15″ tall and can spread 5′ or more making it an effective ground cover.


‘Moonbeam’ has lacy foliage, grows to 18″ high, and is covered in soft yellow flowers mid-summer.


Rozanne geranium is the longest blooming of all perennials. It begins in early to mid-summer and continues through fall. Low growing


Classic spring-flowering plant has showy flowers perfect for cutting. Peony needs a sunny or lightly shaded spot. Some support is required to prevent the flowers from flopping on the ground.


Early fall flowers in pink or white. Anemone bloom when most perennials are finished for the year.

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental grasses require full sun and some room to grow. They provide structure and texture in multiple shapes, heights, and colors. The “blooms” are attractive seed fronds that move in the breeze, adding drama to your perennial bed.


Hellebores are also known as the Lenten Rose because they are one of the first perennials to bloom in early spring. The foliage is somewhat evergreen.


Best used in masses or as a border, liriope is semi-evergreen with purple flowers in late summer.

Black Eyed Susan

Native, cheery plant grows in full sun. Blooms mid to late summer and will require dividing every few years.

Bee Balm

Also known as Bergamot, leaves are scented and deter deer. Flowers attract hummingbirds and range in pink and red shades. Full sun.


This bright and showy perennial blooms during the hot, dog days of summer when most plants have finished flowering or have yet to flower. Many colors are sold and it grows 3-4′ high.


Frothy flowers loft above lacy, fern-like foliage. Colors range from white, pink, red and peach. Grows well in shade

Seasonal Colors / Annuals

Annuals are plants that must be replanted every year to add an instant pop of color. They typically bloom for the entire growing season (May-Sept.), and are used in planting beds and containers.


Annuals are plants that must be replanted every year adding an instant pop of color. They typically bloom for the entire growing season, May – September and are used in planting beds and containers.


Everyone loves spring pansies. They tolerate some cold weather for early spring color.


Fall color isn’t limited to browns and reds but comes in pinks, peaches, and purples

Wave Petunias

Excellent for all-season color.

New Guinea Impatiens

Super bright cheery flowers 1″ or more bloom all summer long on compact plants.

Wishbone Flower

Grows well with some shade


Wonderful foliage plant for shade, it combines with other annuals for fabulous combination planting in beds and containers.


Evergreen shrubs take center stage in winter. They don’t drop their leaves or needles in the fall to provide color, texture and privacy all year long. There are many varieties with some similarities that make any one of them ideal for your garden.

Evergreen trees provide privacy and dark-green winter colors to provoke year-long beauty. They look great alone or layered with other plants as a backdrop. A garden isn’t complete without at least a few.


Ubiquitous garden shrub, new and unique varieties are available with a diverse selection of colors and sizes.

Hinoki Cypress

Graceful foliage tipped by bright green. Grows slowly.


Grows well in shade and moist conditions, the new growth is red/pink and the flowers resemble lily of the valley.


Small leafed evergreen used as a hedge or specimen. Some varieties grow more than 5′, it is easily pruned to maintain its shape.


Lustrous dark green leaves and red fruit on female plants. A male plant is always needed as a pollinator for berries. They grow up to 20′ but can be pruned to maintain a smaller shape.


Highly popular evergreens act as a groundcover, specimen or hedge. Best grown in full sun and tolerates hot, dry conditions.


Graceful, drooping evergreen shrub with new growth emerging red. Foliage is variegated white and green finally turning all green with age. Perfect for shade.


Soft, bright green foliage that turns bronze in winter. Only grows 15″ tall and can spread 5′ or more making it an effective ground cover.

Norway Spruce

Conical shaped evergreen tree with dark orange-brown bark and drooping branches. Best used as a large specimen at the border of a garden or as a privacy screen in the landscape.


A delicately needled tree used as a specimen or a hedge.

Western Red Cedar

A popular tree for screening it is also beautiful as an unpruned specimen. It may also be grown as a hedge. Grows 1′ or more per year.

Umbrella Pine

Coarse texture and shiny thick needles make this an interesting specimen tree. Moderately growing and best in full sun.

Vanderwolf Pine

Silvery-blue needles and a dense growth habit, best in full sun and as a specimen or as a grouping.

Concolor Fir

Pyramidal shaped evergreen tree to grow in drought-tolerant conditions and which can sustain winter winds. Used primarily as a large specimen in a border garden or as a screen for privacy.