Smaller trees and shrubs for smaller spaces

Not every yard has room for another canopy tree, but nearly anyone with a bit of outdoor space can find room for a small native tree or shrub. Many of our familiar understory trees, like redbuds and dogwoods, are well adapted to smaller spaces.

A shrub is essentially a small, multi-stemmed tree. Native shrubs have all the benefits of native trees, just on a smaller scale. Some even grow well in pots.

Find details here:  

Native Trees     Native Shrubs

Photos, planting conditions, etc.

Printable lists

of Northern Virginia

native trees and shrubs

(Just those that are for sale. There are many others in the wild!)

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Lowbush Blueberry

Easy small trees/large shrubs

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Easy shorter shrubs

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