Trees, Shrubs & Perennials for Pennsylvania

State Tree:

  • Dogwood (Cornus florida)

State Flower:

  • Dogwood (Cornus florida)

USDA Growing Zones inPennsylvania:

  • 5, 6, 7 & 8

Choosing Trees & Shrubs for Your Pennsylvania Landscape

Pennsylvania gardeners from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and Erie to Scranton can get the right plants from Nature Hills Nursery. The different environmental and geographic conditions found throughout the Keystone State mean that certain types of flora will be most successful. We offer the best Pennsylvania trees and shrubs picked by in-house horticulturalists who also can help you care for them.


The northern half of Pennsylvania primarily has a continental climate while the southern half is mostly subtropical. By viewing the Plant Highlight Facts for each variety listed here, you can see whether it’s well-suited for your region. For example, in our Flowering Trees category, Nanking Cherry Tree is better to plant in the cooler areas while the Mimosa Tree is more of a warm-climate plant. Shop for Pennsylvania bestselling plants or explore a larger category. And of course, we have plenty of Dogwood varieties to honor the state tree and flower.


Nature Hills Nursery also provides a comprehensive Pennsylvania gardener resource system. Watch plant care videos, visit the Garden Blog or call us to talk with an expert. We proudly use the Plant Sentry™ database to determine whether items are compliant with Pennsylvania state and local regulations. If you have a gardening friend who’s looking for their next plant, order an eGift card. Planting supplies and outdoor accessories are in stock to give a Pennsylvania landscape a complete makeover.