Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Trees, shrubs and vines are a key element of a beautiful home that you shouldn't underestimate. Learn everything you need to know about trees, shrubs and vines.


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The fothergilla blooms with large clusters of petalless, very fragrant, white flowers. In the fall, its leaves turn bright shades of yellow, red, and orange. Learn more about this shrub.


Heather grows beautiful small flowers with tiny leaves that stay on all winter. Blooming in winter and early spring, it's perfect for winter gardens. Heather also makes a good ground cover. Learn about this shrub.

Michigan Holly

Michigan holly's red berries make it an attractive winter plant. The shrub's green leaves turn yellow in fall. The holly's red berries last through winter, if not eaten by birds. Learn about this accent plant.


Hydrangeas are shrubs with large flower clusters, which may be mounded, globular, or spiked. The flowers can be nearly 2 inches in diameter and can be white, pink, purple, or blue. Learn about the hydrangea.


Hypericum, a medium-sized shrub with bright yellow flowers, is also known as St. John's wort. Flowers appear in summer. Fruits are popular in flower arrangements. Learn about hypericum.


Lilacs are cod resistant flowering shrubs. Their tall, upright shrubs have clusters of perfumed, lavender or white flowers and green leaves. Lilacs make a great accent plant or blooming hedge. Learn about this flowering shrub.

Mock Orange

Mock orange has long branches loaded with pure white, fragrant flowers. This is a large deciduous shrub, best used in a shrubbery boarder or as an informal hedge. Learn about this flowering shrub.


Camellia is a shrub with pink flowers, red flowers, and white flowers. Camellias come mainly from China and Japan. Blooms appear in fall, winter, and spring. Camellias are great accent plants. Learn about the camellia.

Specimen Trees

Specimen trees are the ones that catch your eye. These brilliant beauties stand out from the forest. In this article, we'll teach you about specimen trees and how to add them to your yard.

Shade Trees

Shade trees are the largest elements in the landscape. With each passing year, big trees grow more valuable, increasing the worth of your property. Learn about shade trees you can use to enhance your landscape.

Fast-Growing Trees

Fast-growing trees will increase in height by several feet a year. Learn about the fast-growing trees, such as weeping willows, which can make a big and quick impact on your landscape.

Evergreen Shrubs

Evergreen shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how evergreen shrubs such as heather can add year-round beauty to your garden.

Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how flowering shrubs such as azaleas and rhododendrons can add fragrance and beauty to your garden.

Landscape Shrubs

Landscape shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how landscape shrubs such as euonymous, heather, and hydrangeas can add beauty to your garden.

Fruit Trees

Fruit trees can be among the most memorable elements of your landscape. Learn about fruit trees, such as sargent cherry and ginkgo, that can add beauty to your entire garden.

Flowering Trees

Many flowering trees offer all-season interest. Learn about flowering trees, such as dogwood, crape myrtle, and southern magnolia, which add beauty to your landscape.

How to Plant Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Planting a tree is not great way for the environment, it's also great for your property value. We'll show you how to pick out the right tree, plant it, and maintain it. Learn how.

How to Plant Vines

Climbing plants are ideal for landscaping because you can effectively plan for and limit their size. Their eventual heights and widths are determined by the structures on which they are grown. Find out about vines.

How to Grow Fruits

With so many different kinds of fruit are available, it's hard to decide which to grow. We'll help your spring planting by giving you the gardening methods you need. Learn how to grow fruits.

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