Trees & Shrubs at Reilly's Garden Center

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Mark Helbling II 412-364-8662 trees_shrubs@

To design the best garden, you need to look for the right blend of shade loving and sun loving bushes and trees for your environment.

Below, we have a list of some of our favorite trees and shrubs with both the botanical name and the common name.

Browse through this list and come to Reilly's Summer Seat Farm and Garden Center. We'll help you to choose the right trees and shrubs for your garden and for our Pittsburgh weather.

Shade Loving Trees & Shrubs


Botanical Name: Common Name: Size:
Acer palmatum Japanese Maples 8-25 feet
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye 15-20 feet
Amelanchier Serviceberry 15-25 feet
Cercis canadensis Redbud 20-30 feet
Chionanthus Fringetree 12-20 feet
Cornus sp. Dogwood 15-40 feet
Magnolia sp. Magnolia 10-40 feet
Oxydendron Sourwood 25-30 feet
Styrax japonicus Japanese Snowbell 20-30 feet
Needled Evergreens:
Tsuga Hemlock 40-70 feet
Shade Loving Shrubs:
Broadleaf Evergreens:    
Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper Euonymus 1-5 feet
Pieris japonica Japanese Pieris 3-12 feet
Rhododendron Rhododendron 3-20 feet
Needled Evergreens:
Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki False Cypress 3-50 feet
Taxus Yew 3-30 feet
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye 8-12 feet
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet Clethra 3-8 feet
Euonymus alatus Burning Bush 8-20 feet
Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea 3-5 feet
Hydrangea macrophylla Bigleaf Hydrangea 3-10 feet
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea 4-8 feet
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire 3-5 feet
Kerria japonica Japanese Kerria 3-6 feet
Viburnum Viburnum 3-15 feet
 Shade Loving Vines:
Campsis Trumpet Vine 30-40 feet
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle 10-20 feet

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