From Tennessee to Florida, Explore Our Complete Guide to Trees in the Southeast

No matter if you're gardening in the Atlanta heat or the Miami sun, downtown Nashville or the Richmond suburbs, North Carolina or South, our tree guide for the Southeastern United States should be your first stop when thinking about buying or growing a tree.

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Which Trees Will Suit Your Needs & Your Space

If you live in the mountains of Tennessee, the Appalachian foothills in Alabama, the Outer Banks of the Carolinas or the beaches of Florida or anywhere in-between, 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 Southeast

We collected information from across the Southeast and put together a list of some of the most popular trees and plants bought, planted, and grown from Mississippi up to West Virginia, the Carolinas down to Florida, and just about every place in-between.

Click on any of the images below to learn more.

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 hot summers of the southeast, 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 Southeast 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 Northeast region or even in the Midwest.

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.