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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.

Sun Loving Trees & Shrubs


Botanical Name: Common Name: Size:
Sun Loving Trees:
Acer rubrum Red Maple 40-60 feet
Betula nigra River Birch 40-70 feet
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 50-80 feet
Koelreuteria paniculata Panicled Goldenrain Tree 30-40 feet
Malus Flowering Crabapple 5-25 feet
Prunus Flowering Plums and Cherries variable
Pyrus Flowering Pears 15-35'
Quercus palustris Pin Oak 60-70 feet
Quercus rubra Red Oak 60-75 feet
Needled Evergreens:
Abies concolor White Fir 30-50 feet
Picea abies Norway Spruce 40-60 feet
Picea orientalis Oriental Spruce 50-60 feet
Picea pungens glauca Colorado Blue Spruce 30-60 feet
Pinus Strobus White Pine 50-80 feet
Sun Loving Shrubs:
Berberis Barberry 2-4 feet, by variety
Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush 3-10 feet
Cotinus coggygria Smokebush 8-15 feet
Forsythia Forsythia 2-10 feet
Hydrangea paniculata Panicle Hydrangea 10-25 feet
Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark 5-8 feet
Prunus cistena Purple Sand Cherry 7-10 feet
Sambucus nigra Elderberry 4-10 feet
Spiraea japonica Spirea 1-3 feet
Syringa vulgaris Lilac 8-15 feet

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