Woody Plants Database
Find the right tree for your site
Use this tool to help you choose the right tree, shrub or woody vine based on your site’s conditions. It may also introduce you to new plants that you may not be familiar with.
- If you know a plant’s name, you can use the basic Name Search to find more information and view images.
- Or you can use these Search Characteristics to match plants to your site’s characteristics.
|Ornamental Characteristics||Environmental Characteristics|
Size and type of plant:
Habit e.g. deciduous or evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zone
Salty soil or spray
About this website
The woody plant species included in this database were selected for the PLHRT/LA 4910/4920 courses, which focus on woody plants used for landscaping in New York and the Northeast – particularly in challenging urban environments.
The detailed information about each species is based on the experiences of the instructors, Nina Bassuk in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science and Peter Trowbridge in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
For more information on choosing and managing woody plants in these settings, visit the Urban Horticulture Institute website.