GKH's Complete West Tree Guide

Looking to buy or grow a drought tolerant juniper in Southern California or a rain-loving arborvitae in Seattle? Start your tree search here.

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Which Trees Will Suit Your Needs & Your Space

The first question you should ask before buying, planting, or growing a tree is: What kind of tree do I want? Usually, the answer is pretty tricky. Some people may like fruit trees because of the benefits they can provide, while others want shade trees to keep the hot sun at bay. Of course, other people may simply want a certain tree to be a focal point of their landscape or garden design. So which type of tree suits you?

We collected information from up and down the Pacific and put together a list of some of the most popular trees bought, planted, and grown from Seattle to San Diego, Los Angeles to Portland, Boise to the Bay Area, and just about every place in-between.

Growing Trees Indoors

When most of us think about trees, we probably first think about backyards, front lawns, maybe parks or forests, but what you probably don’t think about is indoor trees. There are actually a ton of trees that make for wonderful houseplants. Especially in the West, indoors might actually be the only way for you to grow certain types of trees.