Trees & Shrubs: Our Top Picks

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May 31, 2021 3:46:00 PM PDT May 31, 2021 3:46:00 PM PDTst, May 31, 2021 3:46:00 PM PDT

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants has a positive impact not only us, but on the environment too!

A couple long-lasting plants you can watch grow throughout the years are trees and shrubs. Below are a few of our favorites of each and how they can spruce up your yard. If you'd like more info on these highlighted plants, stop by and talk to one of our experts at your local Earl May Garden Center.


The list of benefits from planting trees in your yard is so long, we can't list them all! But a few highlights include cleaner air, saving energy, providing wildlife habitat and adding curb appeal to your property. With so many types of trees to choose from, we've broken down our favorites into three categories: Fall Color, Beautiful Blooms and Small Spaces.

Fall Color

(These trees are also disease-resistant and easy-maintenance.)

Beautiful Blooms

Small Spaces


When places in the right location, shrubs can reduce erosion, add color and value to your home and provide privacy depending on the type. Varieties of shrubs are endless, so we've broken down our favorites into the following categories: Low Maintenance, Beautiful Blooms and Year-Round Durability.


We take pride in our homes and want them to look nice, not only for us...but for our neighbors, and passers by too. Unfortunately, we all weren't magically born with a green thumb. For those of us that weren't, shrubs that are low maintenance are a must! Here are a few favorites to try:

Beautiful Blooms

Year-Long Durability

Again, to view more details about each of these plants, visit your local Earl May Garden Center to talk with one of our experts. For tree and shrub supplies, head over to our online shop.

(Photos from Monrovia: Holmstrup Arborvitae, Hydrangea Limelight. Photos from Proven Winners: Fineline Buckthorn, Karl Foerster Grass.)