With their ornamental beauty and adaptable natures, many perennial garden favorites are worth a second look for their resiliency in an era of weather extremes.
There are plenty of beautiful plants that don’t need direct sunlight to thrive. The best perennial shade plants for your yard fit not only the climate but also the look and feel that you want for your yard or garden.
Hybrid willow trees are exceptionally fast-growing, perfect for giving you the lush, living privacy screen you want in just a few years.
Burning bush shrubs have a bold, fiery scarlet hue throughout the fall, making either a bold statement as a specimen plant or a stunning hedge or privacy screen.
Limelight hydrangea trees produce prolific, enormous, pale green blooms that turn cream or pink as summer turns into fall.
Emperor Japanese Maple trees are a compact, cold-hardy variety that put on a brilliant display of dazzling red flowers for three seasons.
Bloodgood Japanese maple trees reveal brilliant, red foliage for three seasons of the year.
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Nellie Stevens holly is an adaptable shrub that can survive under a wide range of conditions, from sun to shade, acidic soil to alkaline soil, and water to no water. Read this guide to learn how you can grow and maintain this evergreen, low-maintenance shrub.
Owari Mandarin trees are cold-hardy orange trees that produce juicy, easy-to-peel, seedless fruit throughout the holiday season.
Superior hybrid poplar trees are a popular hardy, low-maintenance option for fast-growing shade trees or privacy screens with visual interest in the fall.
You only need one 5-in-1 apple tree to reap a large harvest of five different apples.
Endless Summer Hydrangeas live up to their name, blooming massive pink or blue mophead flowers on both old and new wood all summer long.
Everbearing mulberry trees yield abundant crops of delicious mulberries in just a few years, perfect for snacking, baking, and more.
Lavender rhododendrons make a striking statement with their deep lilac bell-shaped blooms in spring and their leathery evergreen foliage that lasts year-round.
Jane Magnolia trees are vigorous, blooming massive colorful flowers even in cold climates.
Convenient and elegant, Stella cherry trees self-pollinate to yield juicy, delicious dark red fruit.
Yoshino cherry trees bloom a fragrant cloud of whitish-pink blossoms earlier in spring than many other cherry varieties.
Clementine trees bear an abundance of juicy, nearly seedless oranges with just a hint of acid.
Windmill palm trees can add a taste of the tropics to your garden even in a temperate climate like Washington state.
Pink weeping cherry trees are not only stunning and elegant ornamentals—they are also exceptionally low-maintenance and hardy.
Bing cherry trees are the gold standard of dark sweet cherries.
Bloomerang lilac trees’ beautiful purple blossoms wow twice a year.
Twilight Crape Myrtle trees can grow to be as tall as 25 feet. Learn more about these trees in this guide.
Cold-hardy Mexicola avocado trees promise 30 pounds of delicious, nutty fruit in just a few years—even in cooler parts of the country.
Skip laurel trees make excellent privacy screens because they are low-maintenance and green year-round with glossy, neat leaves.
Kwanzan cherry trees’ deep pink double-blossoms and stunning leaves are perfect for the National Cherry Blossom Festival—and your very own yard.
Arbequina olive trees are low-maintenance, producing bumper crops of antioxidant-rich, versatile black olives as early as their second year after planting.
Autumn cherry trees reveal their stunning pink-white blossoms in early spring—and do an encore in fall.