Trees, Shrubs & Perennials For New York

New York Flag
State Tree: Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
State Flower: Rose (genus Rosa)
Planting Zones In New York: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Planting Zone Map for New York

New York Plant Zone Map
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The Perfect Plants For Your New York Home

“New York” means a lot of things to a lot of people.  The Adirondacks and Catskills, Fire Island, Niagara Falls…the list goes on and on.  And then there’s The Big Apple!  With a state so rich in resources, New York was nicknamed The Empire State, and that rich diversity is evident in its gardening blessings and challenges as well.  Although New York City is often the first thing that jumps to mind when thinking of this state, the majority of the state consists of mountains, lakes and rivers, and farms and forests.  Whether you live upstate or downstate, in an urban apartment or rural home, Nature Hills Nursery has 13 years of experience in catering to the landscape and gardening needs of the residents of New York State.

Choosing A Tree For Your New York Home

The Sugar Maple is the state tree of New York, and a popular choice for New York homes.  However, our New York guests also often choose the Japanese Lilac Tree for their homes, an elegant example of flowers and versatility with its ability to act as either shrub or tree in the landscape.  Also popular is the Green Giant Arborvitae, an evergreen that is hardy, versatile and beautiful all year round.  The Royal Empress, Mimosa and many other favorites are also available at Nature Hills Nursery for the gardening pleasure of our New York guests.

Selecting New York Shrubs

New York gardener’s choices of shrubs seem to lean toward combining flowers and form.  With such popular choices as BiColor Butterfly Bush, Primrose Lilac and Rugosa Roses it’s easy to see that residents of The Excelsior State prefer some floral brilliance with their functionality.  Nature Hills Nursery stocks these New York favorites, and many others.

Popular New York Perennials

New Yorker’s love perennials!  From the stunning flowers of climbing Clematis to the low-growing, vibrant leaves of the Hosta, our New York guest have time-and-time-again displayed their preference for colorful flowers.  Astilbe, Sage…whatever the choice, Nature Hills Nursery has a full stock of many varieties particularly suited to the needs of The Knickerbocker State. 

New York is certainly a state rich in history, population and gardening diversity.  There’s something for everyone in New York, and Nature Hills Nursery has something to fit every New York gardener’s needs. 

Resources:
New York State Department of Agriculture
Cornell Cooperative Exrension

Evergreen Trees for New York
Flowering Trees for New York
Fruit Trees for New York
Fast Growing Trees for New York
Shrub Roses for New York
Flowering Shrubs for New York
Privacy Shrubs for New York
Blue/Purple Flowering Perennials for New York