The plants in the Recommended Lists from the Botanical Garden at the Cincinnati Zoo come from trials and usage in the urban/suburban, Midwest conditions of Zoo grounds and also from extensive observations of plants in public gardens and private gardens from around the region. We are very confident that usage of these plants in ordinary garden situations will result in good success, provided they are properly sited, planted, and maintained. To support the zoo’s horticultural mission by donating plants, money, or time, please contact us at horticulture@cincinnatizoo.org.

Trees

largetree

Recommended Large Trees

 

 

mediumtreeRecommended Medium Trees

 

 

 

smalltreeRecommended Small Trees

 

 

evergreenoverRecommended Evergreen Trees Over 25’

 

 

 

evergreenunderRecommended Evergreen Trees Under 25’

 

 

 

 

 

 Perennials

Recommended Perennials For Sun

 

 

perenshadeRecommended Perennials For Shade

 

 

perpartshadeRecommended Perennials For Part Shade 

 

 

 

Annuals

annuals 334Recommended Annuals

 

 

 

 Grasses

grassRecommended Grasses

 

 

 

 

Site Specific

wetRecommended Plants For Wet Sites

 

 

dryRecommended Plants For Dry Soil

 

 

deerRecommended Plants With High Deer Resistance 

 

 

Native Plants

Acersaccharum.LegacySugarMapleRecommended Large Native Trees

 

Recommended Medium Native Trees

Small native tree

 

Recommended Small Native Trees

 

DCF 1.0Recommended Native Shrubs Over 5′  

 

 

Small native shrubRecommended Native Shrubs Under 5′

 

 

perennialsunRecommended Native Perennials For Sun

 

 

 

HardyAgeratumRecommended Native Perennials For Shade

 

 

vineRecommended Native Vines 

 

 

nativegrassRecommended Native Grasses

 

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