Q. Can you recommend small trees and shrubs for my Philadelphia area garden?

I'm a home gardener looking for good choices for my property.


Yes we can. Attached you will find a wonderful list of small flowering trees and shrubs for the home garden. This list comes from Chanticleer, in Wayne, Pa. You will find recommended trees and shrubs for full to partial sun and for shade. Many of these trees are native to Eastern U. S. The trees on this list that are not native were carefully chosen by Chanticleer horticulturists and are not invasive in this area.

To see images, copy/paste the tree name into Google. We also recommend the following book from the PHS McLean LIbrary

Diana Miller.  400 trees and shrubs for small spaces /   Portland : Timber Press, 2008.

And you can search the Gold Medal Plants database by plant height at maturity.

Gold Medal Plants (many recommended trees and shrubs for this area)

Hope this helps.

  • Last Updated Apr 30, 2019
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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