Maryland Native Plants

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Protect native trees in your state by planting your own! Find the best selection of indigenous species for the State of Maryland, like the state tree - the mighty White Oak Tree - right here at Nature Hills Nursery!

Choosing native trees for The Free State means you will know your tree will thrive where it is well suited to climate and soil because they originated there! They need less water once established. Native selections establish faster and tolerate local growing zones, climate, weather, and anything else your State may make your trees endure.

Plus you’ll feed pollinators, and songbirds like the Baltimore Oriole state bird, plus provide food for the wide variety of wildlife from trees and plants they recognize!

Best Maryland Native Trees

With a wide range of growing zones spanning USDA zones 5 to 8 throughout the state. Maryland's weather is relatively warm in the summers, sometimes humid, and the winters are mild with the occasional hurricane coming up the coast and Chesapeake Bay areas.

Find plants in your state by first knowing your Hardiness Zone, and then choose any tree that has a range that includes yours! Check with your local County Extension Office for more information if needed and for the many microclimates within these zones.

Best Native Evergreen Trees For Maryland

Find Maryland native Evergreen Trees like these keeping their leaves year-round for privacy, slowing down the wind and drifting snow, and adding color throughout the snowy winter’s snowy months.

  • American Holly
  • American Larch (deciduous conifer)
  • Bald Cypress Tree (deciduous conifer)
  • Balsam Fir
  • Black Spruce
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • Eastern Red Cedar Tree (Redcedar)
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Loblolly Pine (southern regions)
  • Possomhaw Holly
  • Red Pine
  • White Spruce

Native Flowering Trees to Grow in Maryland

flowering trees

Feed pollinators and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State! Many of these trees are host plants for native pollinator larvae too!

  • Bigleaf, Cucumber Tree, Sweet Bay & Southern Magnolia
  • Dogwood - Pagoda, White, Pink & Red Flowering, Gray, Silky, Swamp & Roughleaf 
  • Eastern Redbud Tree
  • Fringetree/White Fringetree & Grancy Greybeard Tree
  • Pussy Willow Tree
  • Tulip Poplar/Tulip Tree
  • Waxmyrtle (Wax Myrtle Tree)
  • Witch Hazel (American Witchhazel)

What Are Native Shade Trees in Maryland?

Maryland can have hot days in the summer, especially along the coast, so a good, shade tree that handles snow load, gives your backyard lush relief from the sun, and goes big with an autumn show is a must-have! There are few mightier than the state tree of Maryland - the White Oak!

  • American Basswood/Linden Tree
  • American Beech Tree
  • American Chestnut
  • American Elm Tree
  • American Hornbeam 
  • American Hop Hornbeam
  • American Sycamore
  • Ash - Mountain, White & Green
  • Birch Trees - River, Paper Bark, & Sweet
  • Black Gum (Blackgum) Tree
  • Black Locust Tree
  • Black Willow
  • Box Elder Tree (Boxelder)
  • Cottonwood/Eastern Cottonwood Tree
  • Hackberry/Common Hackberry Trees & Sugarberry Tree
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Maple Trees - Silver, Red, & Sugar
  • Northern Catalpa Tree
  • Oak Trees - Black, Blackjack, Bur, Cherrybark, Chestnut Oak, Chinquapin, Overcup, Pin, Northern Red, Scarlet, Shingle, Shumard's, Swamp White, Willow & White & Swamp White
  • Quaking Aspen (in cooler regions)
  • Sassafras Tree
  • Sourwood Tree
  • Sweetgum Trees
  • Washington Hawthorn Tree
  • Yellow Buckeye
  • Yellowwood Tree

Native Fruit & Nut Trees in Maryland

black cherry tree

We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you! Feed the diverse amounts of wildlife and songbirds found throughout Maryland as well! These trees also feed Maryland's state bird plenty of insects, berries, and nectar!

  • American Persimmon
  • American Plum/Wild Plum Tree & Chickasaw Plum
  • Black Cherry Tree
  • Black Walnut Tree
  • Hazelnut/Native American Filbert
  • Bitternut, Butternut, Pignut, Red, Shellbark & Shagbark Hickory Trees
  • Paw Paw (Pawpaw) Trees
  • Red Mulberry Tree
  • Allegheny, Downy & Shadblow Serviceberry

Much Needed Natives!

Whether you are adding shade or flowers, privacy, or a long-lasting legacy to your landscape, Nature Hills is here to help you find the perfect tree for your Maryland landscape!

Help keep your State's native biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique flora and fauna with plants and trees that thrive in your garden without impacting your native ecology!

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