Regional Picks for Best Native Woodies

Fine Gardening - Issue 196

Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the preservation of wildlife and the overall ecology of a region. The world of native plants can be a complex one to navigate, however. Just because you live in an area where a native plant occurs naturally doesn’t mean it will thrive in your beds and borders. We asked qualified native plant experts from around the country to weigh in on which trees and shrubs they would recommend for specific conditions within a specified region. The following collection of articles details their favorite woodies for various different soil and light situations. Their suggestions are particularly eye-catching and would make excellent additions to your garden.