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Buying Trees and Shrubs in Maryland

Maryland, known as The Old Line State, celebrates its rich Revolutionary War history with the symbolic White Oak, standing tall and resilient, reaching heights of 85 feet and enduring for centuries. With its diverse landscape and moderate tropical storms, Maryland provides an ideal environment for planting a variety of trees suited to different soil types and growing conditions. Savvy Maryland growers must consider climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones, and weather damage when selecting trees for their landscapes.

Best Trees for Maryland

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick ideas on what to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

1. Bloodgood Japanese Maple – Ideal for adding color, providing ornamental beauty, and no-hassle maintenance.
2. Thuja Green Giant – Our top seller and #1 for fast-growing privacy
3. Emerald Green Arborvitae – Stately evergreen, perfect for any landscape
4. Tulip Poplar – Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Maryland

Although there are many options from which to choose, in Maryland, a planter cannot be mistook by the American Holly. Growing throughout the United States, American Holly is adaptable, fast-growing, and colorful. Reaching at least 15 feet in height, the American Holly forms dense evergreen walls reminiscent of hedge mazes. In addition, Maryland residents can also choose from the Leyland Cypress or Nellie Stevens Holly to form the perfect private paradise.

  • Climate

Maryland’s climate varies from humid continental to humid subtropical, influenced by its diverse elevation and proximity to the Chesapeake Bay. With average temperatures ranging from 24°F to 87°F, Maryland experiences cold winters, hot summers, and consistent rainfall throughout the year. Understanding these climate nuances helps in selecting trees that thrive in Maryland’s unique environment.

  • Soil Type

Rich in fertile soils like Sassafras soil, Maryland provides an excellent foundation for tree growth. Conducting a simple soil test can determine the soil type—whether it’s clay, loam, or sand—guiding tree selection and planting practices for optimal growth.

The Squeeze test is aptly named because it requires only a small handful of dirt from just beneath the ground’s surface, and your hands. The soil should be moist, but not drenched. The tester simply squeezes the soil and observes one of the three following events.

  1. The soil will hold its shape. If you touch the soil, it will maintain its original shape. You have CLAY.
  2. The soil will hold its shape. If you touch the soil, it will collapse. You have LOAM.
  3. The soil will fall apart as you open your hands. You have SAND.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

  • Average Precipitation

With annual rainfall ranging between 35 and 45 inches, Maryland enjoys consistent precipitation throughout the year. Snowfall varies across regions, with coastal areas receiving less than mountainous regions. Understanding average precipitation levels helps in planning irrigation and ensuring adequate water access for newly planted trees.

  • Irrigation

Despite abundant rainfall, controlled irrigation is essential for newly planted trees to establish healthy roots. Drip or sprinkler irrigation systems offer efficient water management, ensuring trees receive consistent moisture for growth and resilience.

  • Growing Zones

Maryland’s diverse topography translates into five distinct USDA growing zones, each with unique temperature ranges conducive to plant growth. From the coldest temperatures in the far west to milder climates along the Chesapeake Bay, understanding growing zones guides tree selection for optimal survival and performance.

  • Weather Damage

While Maryland is shielded from direct hits by hurricanes and tropical storms, occasional severe weather events like thunderstorms, tornadoes, and earthquakes may occur. Awareness of potential weather hazards informs tree planting and maintenance practices to mitigate damage and promote tree health.