Virginia Native Plants

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  1. Tulip Poplar Zones: 4-9
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  2. Chickasaw Plum Zones: 5-9
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  11. Bald Cypress Tree Zones: 4-10
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  18. American Holly Zones: 5-9
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  19. Swamp White Oak Zones: 4-8
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  20. Red Flowering Dogwood Zones: 5-9
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  24. Northern Catalpa Zones: 4-8
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Native Trees For The State of Virginia

Go native? Find the best selection of biological species for the State of Virginia right here at Nature Hills Nursery! Native trees are better able to cope with the local environmental conditions of an area and typically require less attention than non-natives and hybrids! They establish faster and thrive!

Choosing indigenous trees for your State means you will know your tree will happily grow for you with few issues! Growing best in that particular climate, weather, and anything else your State can throw at them! Plus you’ll feed pollinators, songbirds, and wildlife by providing them with a tree they recognize!

Best Virginia Native Trees

flowering dogwood

Virginia is USDA growing zones 5 to 8. Find your Hardiness Zone and then choose any tree that has a range that includes those zones. Old Dominion, the State of Virginia is home to temperate deciduous Blue Ridge Mountainous forests that span to the Appalachian Mountains where it's the coolest to the warmest along the Atlantic Coastline.

What Tree Grows Best in Virginia?

Check with your local County Extension Office for more information if needed. While many of these trees are native to much of the Eastern US, these are some of the most signature trees you will find growing in Virginia!

Best Evergreen Trees For Virginia

Check out these other Virginia Native Broadleaf and Coniferous Evergreen Trees that keep their leaves year-round! These are favorite haunts and food resources for the Virginia state bird - the Northern Cardinal.


  • American Holly Bush/Tree
  • American Larch (deciduous conifer)
  • Balsam Fir
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • Eastern Red Cedar (Redcedar)
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Frasier Fir
  • Loblolly Pine
  • Longleaf Pine
  • Possomhaw Holly
  • Red Pine Tree
  • Red Spruce
  • Wax Myrtle

Native Flowering Trees to Grow in Virginia

The Virginia State Tree is the Flowering Dogwood! Plus you will find other flowering trees and fragrant trees to perfume your yard, and feed pollinators and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State! Plus these serve as larval Host Plants for native butterflies.

  • American Hornbeam
  • American Hop Hornbeam
  • Blacklocust (Black Locust) Tree
  • Buckeye Trees - Red, Ohio & Yellow
  • Carolina Silverberry
  • Dogwood Trees - Pagoda, Silky, Swamp, Gray, Red, Pink & White
  • Eastern Redbud Trees
  • Fringetree (Fringe Tree) & Grancy Greybeard Tree
  • Magnolia - Bigleaf, Cucumber Tree & Southern
  • Pussy Willow
  • Tulip Tree (Tulip Poplar)
  • Witch Hazel/Witchhazel Tree

What Are Native Shade Trees in Virginia?

There are an incredible variety of hardwood deciduous trees for your native landscape! Virginia has a moderate climate, with moderately cold winters and warm summers. So cool your yard and home with a shade tree! Plus you’ll need strong trees for the snow load in the winter thanks to storms carried on the jetstream.

  • American Beech Tree
  • American Basswood (Linden)
  • American Chestnut Tree
  • American Elm Trees
  • American Sycamore
  • Black Gum Tree
  • Bald Cypress Trees
  • Sweet & River Birch Trees
  • Black Willow Tree
  • Box Elder (Boxelder) Tree
  • Catalpa/Northern Catalpa Tree
  • Cottonwood/Eastern Cottonwood Tree
  • Hackberry Tree/Sugarberry Tree
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Maple Trees - Black, Red, Silver & Sugar 
  • Oak Trees - Black, Blackjack, Bur, Cherrybark, Chestnut, Chinquapin, Pin, Overcup, Northern Red, Scarlet, Shingle, Shumard’s, Willow & White
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Sassafras Tree
  • Sourwood Trees
  • Sweetgum Tree
  • Washington Hawthorn
  • Yellowwood Tree

Native Fruit & Nut Trees for Virginia

We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you too! Plus these and many of the trees above are wildlife trees that many creatures depend on for food.

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

Much Needed Natives!

Help keep your State's biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Whether you are adding shade or flowers, privacy, or a lasting legacy to your landscape, there is a native option here to help you find the perfect tree for your Virginia landscape!

Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique beauty with plants and trees that are sure to do well in your garden without impacting your local ecology!

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