Trees & Shrubs: Our Top Picks

2020-05-28T20:05:21-05:00Gardening, Shrubs, Trees|
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Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants has a positive impact not only us, but on the environment as well! 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, head over to our Midwest Plant Library or talk to one of our experts at your local 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.

Low Maintenance

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Great Year-Round Durability

Again, to view more details about each of these plants, visit our Midwest Plant Library or 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.)