Plant Directory

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Common Trees, Shrubs, and Grasses

Here you'll find descriptions of the species commonly found in our region (both native and introduced). There are identification characteristics, information on the size of the plant in maturity, how it looks in each season, its favored habitat, and any problems it faces with diseases or insects.

Coniferous Trees

These trees have cones and nearly all of them keep their foliage year-round.

Deciduous Shade Trees

These trees are usually large with a wide spread in maturity. They also lose their leaves in fall.

Smaller Trees and Shrubs

These shrubs and smaller trees make great landscape accents.

Lower Westchester & NYC
Upper Westchester
Fairfield CT
Bergen & Passaic NJ