Recommended Plants for Maryland

Fothergilla shrub

Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)

Are you searching for plant ideas and recommendations for your Maryland garden or landscape? Each month, the University of Maryland Extension features vines, annuals, perennials, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, vegetables and even houseplants that Marylanders should consider incorporating into their gardens. Check out the current month’s recommendations in the link above and click on links found in the left navigation for suggestions from previous months. Source: University of Maryland Extension


Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping Chesapeake Bay Watershed

An excellent 84-page booklet containing descriptions and images of native trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants as well as appropriate uses for the plants to help gardeners resolve different landscape situations and issues. Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service



Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

20 Most Valuable Woody Plants Supporting Biodiversity in the Mid-Atlantic Region

A planting guide brochure that helps gardeners select the best plants for their yards or public spaces that provide a better habitat for native insects and other animals in the mid-Atlantic region. Source: Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council (MAIPC), by Dr. Doug Tallamy and Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware



Selecting Shrubs for Landscapes in Pennsylvania

Excellent 32-page free booklet of more than 100 shrubs thrive in Pennsylvania landscapes. Source: Penn State Extension


Shrubs for Maryland Gardens

Recommended shrubs for Maryland gardens and landscapes are available from the University of Maryland Extension’s monthly featured shrubs. Click on the photo of each shrub for more information about specific plant characteristics and ideal habitats. Source: University of Maryland Extension


Problem-free Shrubs for Virginia Landscapes

A useful list from the Virginia Cooperative Extension that helps home gardeners find shrubs for their landscapes that are relatively free of disease and insect problems. Includes 27 different species and cultivars, all with photographs. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University


Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Landscape Plants: Broad-Leaved Evergreens

Looking for evergreen shrubs that will thrive in your Virginia landscape? This useful list outlines 32 suggested species, and several cultivars, along with characteristics, uses and what to expect should problems arise. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University


Tree and Shrubs for Acid Soils

Learn about the causes of acid soils and how to measure and adjust the pH level the soil in your home landscape. This free publication from the Virginia Cooperative Extension also lists 23 trees and 13 shrubs that thrive in soils with a pH of 5.0 to 6.5 (medium to slightly acidic) and 14 trees and 10 shrubs for very acidic soils (pH of 5.0 or below). Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

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