From North Dakota to Ohio, Explore Our Complete Guide to Trees in the Midwest

Whether you're in a Chicago high-rise or the suburbs of Kansas City, buying and growing the best tree for you and your Midwestern space starts here.

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Which Trees Will Suit Your Needs & Your Space

Regardless of whether or not you call the great plains of South Dakota home or the north side of Chicago, a suburban oasis outside of St. Louis or the backwoods of northern Michigan, the first question you should ask before buying, planting, or growing a tree in your region is: What kind of tree do I want?

Some people seek out drought-tolerant shade trees to block the hot summer sun, while others may be looking for fruit trees because of the benefits they can provide. Of course, other people may want specific trees and shrubs to accent their landscape or garden. So which type of tree suits you?

So which type of tree suits you? Click the image below to learn more about trees that meet your needs.

The Most Popular Trees and Plants for the Midwest

We collected information from across the Midwest and put together a list of three of the most popular trees and plants bought, planted, and grown from Nebraska to Ohio, Indiana to Minnesota, and everywhere in-between.

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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 cold winters of the Midwest, indoors might actually be the only way for you to grow certain types of trees. Click on the image below to learn more.

Looking for a Different Region?

Perhaps our tree guide for the Midwest isn't exactly what you're looking for. Don't worry, we've collected similar information for those of you who may live more in the Western region of the U.S. or even in the Northeast.

If you're looking for information on gardening specific to your state or even town, try exploring our USDA Planting Zone page to see exactly which zone you're in.