Great Native Plants to Include in Landscaping

Georgia is home to over 3,600 native plants, making it the seventh most diverse state for plant growth. When looking to upgrade your southern home’s landscaping, consider researching plants that would thrive in your area. Partnering with local and professional lawn care services, like Simply Green, gives your landscape the best opportunity to grow well and look great. Simply Green Lawn Care recommends these four Georgia native plants for your Atlanta home. Book a consultation or learn more about lawn care and landscaping with Simply Green Lawn Care today! 

Flowering Dogwood

If you hope to bring a wow factor to your landscaping, consider adding a flowering dogwood tree to your landscape. Flowering dogwoods grow 20 to 40 feet in height and offer a single or multi-trunk base. This tree provides beautiful views with its famous white and pink flowers blooming from March through October. In addition to their long-lasting beauty, they also contribute significantly to the environment around them. Flowering dogwood is a great feeding source for birds, small mammals, and deer that can eat their blooms. 

Bottlebrush Buckeye

The bottlebrush buckeye grows throughout Georgia in the summertime. It is often considered one of the best summer shrubs for shaded areas. The bottlebrush buckeye grows rapidly and in dense quantities. Additionally, the bottlebrush buckeye does not attract insects or lawn diseases, making it a staple and safe choice for your home’s landscape.

Coral Honeysuckle

Coral honeysuckle is a staple in southeastern landscaping. The coral honeysuckle brings diversity to your landscape with vines that can climb from three to twenty feet. The coral honeysuckle is a favorite of local hummingbirds and bees, bringing life to your land. This native plant does take five or more years to reach its full growth potential, so you must be patient while first planting this great addition. 

Red Maple

A popular and native tree to Georgia is the red maple tree. The red maple is most famous for its vibrant red colors showcased in the fall. They thrive in humid and sunny environments, making them popular throughout Georgia. Due to its fast-growing nature, the red maple is an easy addition to any landscape. The red maple adds beauty and strength to your Georgia home’s landscape. 

Native plants can thrive in their natural elements and incorporate a personal touch into your landscaping. Choosing native plants for your landscaping is a unique way to celebrate your hometown and personalize your property’s landscaping. Choose a local and professional lawn care business like Simply Green Lawn Care to ensure your Georgia landscaping is thriving! Book a consultation or learn more about our residential lawn services today! 

About Simply Green Lawn Care

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Simply Green aims to provide the highest quality lawn care, mosquito control, and lawn pest control services to Georgia residents.


We are locally owned and operated which allows us to be accessible, attentive, and responsive for customers in Georgia.


Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed expectations.


All our plant health care specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.

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