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Top 5 Plants to Use in Your Landscape

There are SO MANY plants to choose from these days. Every year more plants are being created by botanists looking to create the most desirable cultivar.

We have evaluated plants and broken down into 4 categories: Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Evergreen Trees, and Perennials. Below you will find the top 5 plants from each category that can help your Mid-Atlantic landscape look its best and give you a lovely diverse mix of plants.

We took care to make sure there was a mix of plants that would hit the goal of providing a mix of colors, textures, sizes, and structures. A beautiful landscape will make your eyes work to look at the layers and complexity.

Ornamental Trees

  • Serviceberry¬†
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Thundercloud Plum
  • Pink Velour Crape Myrtle
  • Weeping Cherry

Evergreen Trees

  • Green Giant Arborvitae
  • Blue Point Juniper
  • Blue Spruce “Fat Albert”
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • American Holly


  • Fire Power Nandina
  • Gold Thread Cypress
  • Blue Star Juniper
  • Spirea (any of them!)
  • Virginia Sweetspire

Perennials and Grasses

  • Karl Forester Grass
  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Coral Bells (many good options)
  • Liriope