TREES & plants

Tree and Plant Finder

Whether you're looking for a shade tree, a flowering shrub, or a ground cover, The Morton Arboretum's Tree and Plant Finder can help you decide on a plant that is just right for your place.

The Tree and Plant Finder is based on the Arboretum's nearly a century of experience and research on all aspects of selecting and growing landscape plants in the Midwest and other temperate climates. With this tool, you can find trees and other plants that we recommend for yards, gardens, parks, streets, and other situations, and a few plants that we recommend you avoid.

Using the Tree and Plant Finder

The Tree and Plant Finder allows you to select the particular characteristics you're looking for to see only plants that fit the bill. LEARN MORE

Tree and plant descriptions

These descriptions of hundreds of trees, shrubs and other plants are the foundation of the Tree and Plant Finder. You can search within the list or browse through it. LEARN MORE