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Search for a specific plant or use the search filters below to identify plants. The list of plants will change as you make selections. As you select more filters your list will narrow. 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 subject to salt spray or salt water (or if you’re planting along roadways frequently exposed to winter de-icing products), consider plants with high to medium salt tolerance. Learn more.

Plants

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Quercus montana

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Chestnut Oak

Chestnut Oak is a medium-large, deciduous tree of the white oak group. It has oblong, toothed leaves, which turn orange-yellow or yellow-brown in...

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Quercus velutina

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Black Oak

Black Oak is a medium-tall, deciduous tree of the red oak group. Its shiny dark green leaves have deeply cut lobes. The bark is almost black on...

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Quercus stellata

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Post Oak

Post Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the white oak group. It has rough, leathery, dark green leaves with a cross-shaped appearance. Fall...

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Quercus rubra

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Red Oak, Northern Red Oak

Red Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous tree. It is monoecious; insignificant separate male and female catkins appear in spring. The acorns mature in...

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Quercus phellos

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Willow Oak

Willow Oak is an attractive, medium-sized, deciduous tree, which offers good texture and form. It is monoecious; insignificant separate male and...

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Quercus palustris

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Pin Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak

Pin Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the red oak group. It is monoecious; greenish-yellow flowers bloom on separate male and female catkins...

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Quercus muehlenbergii

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Chinkapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak

Chinkapin Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the white oak group. It is monoecious; greenish-yellow flowers bloom on separate male and female...

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Quercus michauxii

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Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

Swamp Chestnut Oak is a medium to large, deciduous tree of the white oak group. It is monoecious; yellow male catkins and red female flowers bloom...

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Quercus marilandica

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Blackjack Oak

Black-jack Oak is a small to medium, deciduous tree of the red oak group. It is monoecious; male catkins and female spikes bloom separately on the...

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Quercus imbricaria

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Shingle Oak, Laurel Oak

Shingle Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the red oak group. It grows in conical form with a rounded canopy. It accepts pruning well and can...