Trees & Shrubs

Platt Hill Nursery carries a wide selection of trees and shrubs that are suitable for our climate. Our selection includes some of the best shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees. The shrub selection includes many great varieties. Here is our catalog for a complete listing of our tree & shrub selection. Visit either location to speak with our nursery professionals and find the best plants for your landscape.

Winterberry Red Sprite

Compact globe shape with deep green leaves. Fall foliage yellow-green to purplish bronze. Requires male and female for female to produce 1⁄2″ bright red fruit ripening in late August to September.

Tiger Eye Sumac

Upward angled branches with drooping, deeply cut leaflets give this shrub an oriental effect. The new growth is chartreuse green quickly changing to bright yellow. Fall color has dramatic effect of orange and intense scarlet. Height: 6 ft. Spread: 6 ft.


Blooms in June and July with fragrant white flowers.Prefers moist, fertile soil. Great for beds, borders and mass plantings.

Globe Blue Spruce

Globe Blue Spruce is flat-topped and densely branched. Bright blue needles hold their color all year but brighter in summer. Excellent specimen or accent plant. Slow grower. Height: 3 ft. Spread: 4 ft.


Soft, pale green needles. Pyramidal form. Prefers well drained soil. Plant in a protected location. Fast growing. Height: 50-60 ft. Spread: 20-40 ft.


Large, pure white flowers bloom from June to September. Flowers dry and turn green later in season.


BERRI-MAGIC ROYALTY HOLLY A profusion of bright red berries is assured each fall with a fruiting and pollinator planted in the same container. The hardiest of the hollies.

My Monet Weigela

My Monet Weigela shows off pink spring flowers and green and white variegated foliage all season long. This dwarf plant doesn’t need pruning. Season long color. Deer resistant.

Burning Bush

Slow growing hedge plant with fire-engine red fall color!

Our top selling trees and shrubs are are listed below. For complete descriptions please reference our catalog.

Shade Trees





Crimson King Maple White Oak Dakota Pinnacle Birch Ginkgo
Red Sunset Maple Swamp White Oak Heritage River Birch Horsechestnut
Redpoint Maple  Red Oak Paper Birch Honeylocust
Autumn Blaze Maple Renaissance Birch Tulip Tree
Fall Fiesta Maple  Whitespire Birch Dawn Redwood
Golden Weeping Willow
Tricolor Beech

Ornamental Trees

Flame Amur Maple Galaxy Magnolia Zumi Crabapple
Paperbark Maple Jane Magnolia Weeping Mulberry
Japanese Maples Royal Star Magnolia Big Cis Plum
Serviceberry Saucer Magnolia Kwanzan Cherry
Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry Camelot Crabapple Royal Burgundy Cherry
Fox Valley Birch Royal Raindrops Crabapple Chanticleer Pear
Eastern Redbud Prairiefire Crabapple Weeping Pussy Willow
Pagoda Dogwood Tina Crabapple Ivory Silk Lilac Tree


Topiary Junipers Colorado Blue Spruce Hicks Upright Yew
Sea of Gold Juniper Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Hetz Midget Arborvitae
Blue Arrow Juniper Hoopsi Colorado Blue Spruce Holmstrup Arborvitae
Skyrocket Juniper Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Limber Pine Linesville Arborvitae
Juniper Dwarf Mugo Pine Little Giant Arborvitae
Columnar Norway Spruce Eastern White Pine Emerald Green Arborvitae
Little Gem Spruce Pyramidal Japanese Yew Mission Arborvitae
Fat Albert Blue Spruce Spreading Yew Canadian Hemlock

Broadleaf Evergreens

Green Gem Boxwood Emerald n’ Gold Euonymus Nova Zembla Rhododendron
Green Mountain Boxwood Moonshadow Euonymus Karens Azalea
Green Velvet Boxwood Berri-Magic Holly Haaga Rhododendron
Emerald Gaiety Euonymus Scallywag Holly P.J.M. Compact Rhododendron


Here are some of the best plants for your landscape. Look in our online catalog for a full listing of cultivars and descriptions

Chokeberry Witchhazel Shrub Willow
Barberry Rose of Sharon Elderberry
Summersweet Hydrangea Spirea
Sumac Winterberry Double Play Series Spirea
Dogwood Sweetspire Snowberry
Smokebush Privet Common Lilac
Cotoneaster Ninebark Dwarf Lilac
Honeysuckle Potentilla French Hybrid Lilac
Compact Burning Bush Rhododendron Viburnum
Forsythia Sumac Weigela

Follow our guide for different uses of shrubs. A guide for wet, salt tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, and shade tolerant shrubs.