Trees, Shrubs & Perennials For Tennessee

Tennessee Flag
State Tree: Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud
(Liriodendron tulipifera)
State Flower: Iris (Iris germanica)
Planting Zones In Tennessee: Zones 5, 6, 7 & 8

Planting Zone Map for Tennessee

Tennessee Plant Zone Map
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The Perfect Plants For Your Tennessee Garden

Tennessee has a long and proud history of involvement in the development of this nation.  Sometimes called “The Volunteer State”, Tennessee’s legacy of providing soldiers for American endeavors is well-earned.  Not only a key player in the past development of the United States, Tennessee has continued to make its mark on the future as well.  Tennessee has had a huge role in the development of American music, sometimes called “The Birthplace of the Blues” (in Memphis), with Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry known internationally.  Tennessee earned the moniker of the “Hog and Hominy State” back in the 1800’s, but even though no longer a dominant corn and pork producer, approximately 44% of Tennessee consists of farmland.  It’s easy to see that living close to the land is still a priority in Tennessee, and for over 13 years Nature Hills Nursery has met the needs of Tennesseans, providing the best nursery stock and customer service available online.

Choosing A Tree For Your Tennessee Home

The Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud is the state tree of Tennessee, but the outstanding growing conditions of Tennessee are certainly conducive to many choices.  Most areas of the state possess a humid subtropical climate (with a few high altitude conditions in some regions). The fast growing Royal Empress, colorful Purple Crape Myrtle and the Ginkgo (with its impressive lineage as one of the oldest trees on the planet), are among the most popular trees with Nature Hills Nursery’s Tennessee guests.  The root-beer scented Sassafras Tree also maintains its favored status with Tennesseans.   The choice of trees is nearly endless, and whatever the need, Nature Hills Nursery stands ready to fulfill it with the exceptional quality of product that Tennessee residents have come to expect. 

Selecting Tennessee Shrubs

Whether in the Nashville Basin (with its rich farmland), or the high elevation of the Blue Ridge region, Nature Hills Nursery stocks a variety of shrubs to fit any conditions.  Favorites among Tenneseeans are Frost Proof Gardenia with its waxy-white blooms of fragrant perfection.  The Endless Summer Hydrangea is likewise popular for its impressive, repeating blooms, and Green Mountain Boxwood is beloved for its vibrant versatility.  In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Forsythias are a lovely sight, and also a favorite choice among Tenesseeans throughout the state.  Nature Hills Nursery stocks all of these favorite Tennessee choices and more.

Popular Tennessee Perennials

From the Appalachian Ridge and Valley region to the Appalachian Plateau, Tennesseans love wildflowers.  The Highland rim, Gulf Coastal Plain region…anywhere in the great state of Tennessee…wildflowers accent the natural beauty of this amazing state.  Nature Hills Nursery serves its Tennessee guests with their favorites every year, including the beautiful Ajuga groundcover.  Climbing Clematis, and a variety of ornamental grasses, are always in high demand from Nature Hills Nursery as well.  Tennesseans also often prefer the colorful Phlox and many other brilliant perennials that Nature Hills Nursery stocks each and every year.

“The Big Bend State” (so named for the Tennessee river), certainly has a lot to offer.  From big cities like Nashville to small towns like Bowman, Tennessee has it all.  History, music, city life and agricultural opportunities abound in this amazing state.  Nature Hills Nursery has been proud to serve the gardening needs of Tennesseeans for the past 13 years, and looks forward to many more years to come. 

Resources:
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
University of Tennessee Extension

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