Plants

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Abelia x grandiflora

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Glossy Abelia

Glossy Abelia is a semi-deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with graceful, arching branches. Fragrant, bell-shaped, white or pink flowers bloom...

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Acer negundo

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Boxelder, Ashleaf Maple

Boxelder is a medium-sized, fast-growing deciduous tree. Its compound leaves are different from most other maples. Non-showy, yellow-green flowers...

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Acer nigrum

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Black Maple

Black Maple is a medium-tall deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Impressive fall foliage offers brilliant yellow and orange colors. The leaf and...

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Acer pensylvanicum

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Striped Maple, Whistlewood, Moosewood

Striped Maple is a shrubby deciduous tree. Small, greenish-yellow flowers bloom April-May. The leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. The...

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Acer platanoides Invasive: Do Not Plant

Norway Maple

Native Alternatives: Red Maple (Acer rubrum), Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica), Sweetgum...

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Acer rubrum

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Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple

Red Maple is a medium-sized, cold-tolerant deciduous tree. It has attractive, bright red fall foliage. Clusters of red flowers, which bloom...

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Acer saccharinum

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Silver Maple

Silver Maple is a fast-growing, large deciduous tree. It gets its name from the silvery color on the undersides of its leaves. The leaves are also...

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Acer saccharum

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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple is a slow-growing, medium-sized deciduous tree that can tolerate shade. Non-descript, greenish flowers bloom in April, followed by maple...

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Acer spicatum

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Mountain Maple

Mountain Maple is a small, multi-trunked, understory tree that thrives at high elevations. Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom in clusters on...

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Achillea spp.

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Yarrow

Yarrow is a flowering perennial with fragrant, fine-textured leaves. Tiny flowers are clustered together in flat displays, layered on top of stems. ...

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Use the search filters below to identify plants that will work in your yard. The list of plants at left will change as you make selections. Remember, the more filters you select the narrower your list will get. View the tutorial video if you are unsure how to search.

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New Jersey is divided into four main physiographic regions based on differences in relief, landforms, and geology – Ridge and Valley, Highlands, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. The boundary between each region is determined by a major change in topography and geology. For more information see New Jersey’s physiographic regions

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If your property is in a coastal area and are subject to salt spray or salt water, consider plants with high to medium salt tolerance. Ignore this if you property is not near the ocean or bay.

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