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Compatible Species List

Please use this list as a guide when selecting greenery for your property.

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Deciduous Vines
Plant on trellises to shade walls and windows on the south side of your home, or use an arbor to create a pleasant sitting area that also provides shade to the home.
ActinidiaActinidia
AkebiaAkebia quinata
Boston IvyParthenocissus tricuspidata
ClematisClematis recta
Climbing HydrangeaHydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Dutchman's PipeAristolochia gigantea
Grape VinesVitis vinifera
HoneysuckleLonicera alseuosmoides
Porcelain VineAmpelopsis brevipedunculata
Silver FleecePolygonum aubertii
Trumpet CreeperCampsis radicans
Virginia CreeperParthenocissus quinquefolia
WisteriaWisteria floribunda

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Insulating Shrubs
Plant densely, 4 to 5 feet away from the foundation wall of your house to create natural insulation.
Less than 3'
Bird's Nest SprucePicea abies 'Nidiformis'
Creeping JuniperCupressaceae Juniperus horizontalis Moench
Dwarf BoxwoodBuxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Japanese YewTaxus cuspidata
WintercreeperEuonymus fortunei var. radicans
3'-8'
AzaleaRhododendron
BoxwoodBuxus sempervirens
JuniperJuniperus horizontalis
RhododendronRhododendron
YewTaxus
Over 8'
ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis
BoxwoodBuxus sempervirens
Dwarf Alberta SprucePicea glauca 'Conica'
Dwarf Norway SprucePicea abies 'Compacta'
Dwarf Globe Blue SprucePicea pungens 'R. H. Montgomery'
HollyIlex
Japanese AndromedaPieris japonica
JuniperJuniperus horizontalis
Mountain LaurelKalmia latifolia
Mugo PinePinus mugo Turra

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Deciduous Trees
Plant at least 15 feet from the house, on the east, west and south sides for shading.
Less than 20' - Compatible with power lines
Cornelian Cherry DogwoodCornus mas
Crimson Cloud English HawthornCrataegus laevigata superba
Eastern RedbudCercis Canadensis
Flowering AlmondPrunus triloba
FringetreeChionanthus virginicus
Hopa CrabappleMalus 'Hopa'
Japanese MapleAcer palmatum
Kousa DogwoodCornus kousa
Mary Potter CrabappleMalus 'Mary Potter'
Purle Leaf Flowering PlumPrunus cerasifera
Red Flowering DogwoodCornus rubra
Rose Sargent's CrabappleMalus sargentii 'rosea'
Star MagnoliaMagnolia stellata
Thornless Cockspur HawthornCrataegus crusgalli inermis
Titarian MapleAcer tataricum
Trinity Flowering PearPyrus calleryana 'Trinity'
White Flowering DogwoodCornus florida
Less than 25' - Plant 15 feet away from power lines
Amur MapleAcer ginnala
Eastern RedbudCercis canadensis
Globe Norway MapleAcer platanoides globosum
Jackii Siberian CrabappleMalus baccata var. Jackii
Japanese Tree LilacSyringe amurense japonica
Kwanzan CherryPrunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Lavalle HawthornCrataegus lavallei
Ohio Pioneer Dotted HawthornCrataegus punctata 'Ohio Pioneer'
Purple Leaf Flowering PlumPrunus cerasifera
Red Flowering DogwoodCornus rubra
Shantung MapleAcer truncatum
Snowdrift CrabappleMalus 'snowdrift'
Upright Siberian CrabappleMalus baccata f. Columnaris
White Flowering DogwoodCornus florida
White Fringe TreeChionanthus virginincus
Less than 40' - Plant 15 feet away from power lines
Allegheny ServiceberryAmelanchier laevis
American HophornbeamOstrya virginiana
Amur CorktreePhellodendron amurense
Apple ServiceberryAmelanchier X grandifolia
Armstrong Red MapleAcer rubrum 'Armstrong'
Autumn Blaze Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'
Chanticleer Callery PearPyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
Columnar Sargent CherryPrunus sargentii 'Columnaris'
Crimson Sentry MapleAcer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
Downy ShadblowAmelanchier canadensis
European Mountain AshSorbus aucuparia
European HornbeamCarpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Goldenspire Sugar MapleAcer saccharum 'Goldenspire'
Golden RaintreeKoelreuteria paniculata
Greenspire Little-leaf LindenTilia cordata 'Greenspire'
Hedge MapleAcer campestre
Imperial HoneylocustGleditsia triacanthos 'Impcole'
Pyramidal American HornbeamCarpinus caroliniana 'Pyramidalis'
Redspire Callery PearPyrus calleryana 'Redspire'
Spring Snow CrabappleMalus 'Spring Snow'
Sweetbay MagnoliaMagnolia virginiana
Washington HawthornCrataegus phaenopyrum
Over 40' - Plant at least 35 feet away from power lines
Autumn Flame Red MapleAcer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'
BaldcypressTaxodium distichum
Black TupelNyssa sylvatica
Copper BeechFagus Sylvatica
Crimson King Norway MapleAcer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Dawn RedwoodMetasquoia glyptostroboides
European LarchLarix decidua
Green Mountain Sugar MapleAcer saccharum 'PNI 0285'
Heritage River BirchBetula nigra 'Heritage'
Katsura TreeCercidiphyllum japonicum
Legend American LindenTilia americana 'Wandell'
Parkway Norway MapleAcer platanoides 'Columnarbroad'
Pin OakQuercus palustris
Princeton Sentry GinkgoGingko biloba 'PNI 2720'
Shademaster HoneylocustGleditsia Triacanthos 'PNI2835'
Thornless Honey LocustGleditsia Triacanthos var. Inermis
Village Green Japanese ZelkovaZelkova serrata 'Village Green'

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Evergreens
To create an effective windbreak, plant to the northwest, with the ends of the windbreak extending well beyond both ends of the house, and at least 50 feet away from your home and driveway.
ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis
Blue SprucePicea pungens
Colorado Blue SprucePicea pungens Engelm
Douglas FirPseudotsuga menziesii
Leyland CypressCupressocyparis leylandii
Norway SprucePicea abies
Red CedarJuniperus virginiana
White SprucePicea glauca
White FirAbies concolor