West Virginia Trees For Sale

The Mountain State is known for many geographical and cultural features, not the least of which is the Sugar Maple, which grows abundantly throughout the state. This deciduous tree usually grows between 80 and 115 feet tall, with exceptional specimens reaching 148 feet. The Sugar Maple has large, deciduous leaves, stretching to almost 8 inches in both length and width. Although the Sugar Maples are valuable for their tourism, as the fall foliage can be an uneven coloring of reds and greens throughout the autumn, Sugar Maples are also valuable for the famous product they provide: maple syrup. Despite the profitable and aesthetic benefits of the Sugar Maple, West Virginian growers have hundreds of trees to choose from when planting.

Due to its small size, geographical features, and varying temperatures, the smart West Virginian grower will need to consider the following:

Best Trees for West Virginia

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. Royal Empress Trees

Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

  1. October Glory Maple

Ideal for continuous color, adaptable growing conditions, and landscaping designs.

  1. Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Ideal for bearing fruit, providing character, and moving between inside or outside.

  1. Arapaho Crape Myrtle

Ideal for spectacular colors, ornamental beauty, and easy maintenance.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in West Virginia

As property in West Virginia continues to be developed, land owners are searching for trees that will provide privacy from prying neighborly eyes and loud, unwanted noise. There are many fast growing privacy trees in West Virginia, which will quickly grow after initial planting to offer your property and family long sought-after privacy.

The Thuja Green Giant, a staple of privacy trees throughout West Virginia, is a fast-growing pine that will quickly provide a barrier between you and your neighbors. Growing between 3-5 feet a year, the Thuja Green Giant will offer your yard classic French design with minimal hassle. Alternatively, the Leyland Cypress and American Holly will also add color and privacy to your yard’s perimeter.


West Virginia’s distinct elevations impact the existence of two distinct climate zones. In the lower elevations of the southwest, the region displays a humid subtropical climate. The rest of the state displays weather characteristic of a humid continental climate. In the southwest and eastern areas of Appalachia, residents experience hot, humid summers and mild winters. The rest of the state has slightly cooler summers and winters. Winter averages annually across the state at 34°F, and the record low temperature was recorded in 1917 at -37°F. Summers are hot, and average at 72°F across the state. The highest recorded temperature was recorded in 1936 at 112°F.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. West Virginia is characterized by Monongahela soil, which covers over 100,000 acres of the state. The soil is valuable; well-draining, deep, and nutrient rich, Monongahela soils are used for crops, pasture, woodland, and construction. Regardless of the property’s location in The Mountain State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type.

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

Rainfall is both plentiful and variable in West Virginia. In the southeastern region, rainfall annual averages is 32 inches, while in the rest of the state areas may receive 52 inches. Despite moderate rainfall, West Virginia is one of the cloudiest states in the nation, with two of its cities ranked 9th and 10th for cloudy days. Fog is also prevalent in the region. Snowfall, like rainfall, is unevenly distributed. More snow falls in the mountains, which may see 180 inches of snow. The cities accumulate, on average, 34 inches of snow annually.


With uneven rainfall, irrigation can be an important tool for ensuring successful plant growth. Newly planted trees require sufficient and sustained access to water, which an irrigation system can easily provide. Many trees, once planted, may require watering 3-4 times a week. Investigate the property for natural or manmade irrigation systems, and if none exist, consider investing in a drip or sprinkler irrigation system to ensure a successful new planting.

Growing Zones

West Virginia is home to four unique growing zones. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive. In West Virginia these zones are primarily focused on elevation. In the lower elevations of the southeast, east, and areas southwest of Charleston, low temperature ranges are warmest, rarely dropping below 0°F. In the central-west region of the state, temperatures cool significantly, dropping to below -10°F and -5°F. In the central-east region of the state, the coldest low temperature ranges exist: between -15°F and   -10°F.

Weather Damage

West Virginia is partially protected from severe weather, both due to its inland location and tall mountain ranges. Of all the states east of the Rockies, West Virginia is the least-tornado prone. Flooding can occur, although damage is usually minimal and only in low-lying regions. Trees can be a preventative measure against flash-flooding, as the roots protect against erosion.

If you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local West Virginia nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in West Virginia we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.


West Virginia Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
AlloySticks and Stones Home and GardenRoute 60304-779-9600
BarboursvilleCollector’s World404 Huntington Mall #404304-733-5252
BeckleyHarper’s Nursery and Garden Center117 Rural Acres Drive304-253-5848
BridgeportHelmick, AaronRR 3 Box 139A304-842-4521
BridgeportTom Davis’ Garden Center910 W Main Street304-842-3947
CaldwellRiverbend NurseryHC 30 Box 86304-645-6251
CharlestonA Plants Best FriendMink Shoal Branch Road304-346-4670
CharlestonShanklin Greenhouse2626 Conner Drive304-344-3304
CharlestonTerrasalis800 Smith Street304-343-4757
DavisvilleBailey NurseriesGrant Hill Road304-679-5770
ElizabethLittle Kanawha NurseryRR 2 Box 300304-275-3162
FairmontMT Zion NurseryRR 8 Box 131304-366-6597
FlemingtonBonnie Plant FarmRR 1 Box 56304-739-4991
French CreekFloral AcresState Route 126 E304-924-6462
HedgesvilleHorner’s Nursery and Landscaping10715 Hedgesville Road304-754-6929
HedgesvilleTomahawk Gardens Greenhouses13738 Back Creek Valley Road304-754-9440
HintonGroundworksHC 77 Box 345304-466-5181
HuntingtonLavalette Nursery1601 5th Street Road304-523-8491
HurricaneCreative Lawn and Nursery Inc3495 Teays Valley Road304-562-7600
KearneysvilleTown and Country NurseryRR 1 Box 585304-725-1252
KenovaBlake’s Flowers and Produce2103 Chestnut Street304-453-6500
LavaletteLloyd’s Greenhouse and Nursery4936 Beech Fork Road304-697-1422
LesageRiver and Rail Micro Nursery7135 Ohio River Road304-762-1477
LewisburgWindy Knoll Nursery625 N Jefferson Street304-645-4055
LittletonJolliffe’s NurseryHC 61 Box 61304-775-2141
MarlintonMill Run Christmas TreesRR 2 Box 116M304-799-6784
MartinsburgColonial Farm Nursery2100 Tuscarora Pike304-263-5232
MartinsburgGreeside Up Nursery and Landscaping5299 Williamsport Pike304-274-3733
MartinsburgWelltown Nursery524 Welltown School Road304-263-3983
MiddlebourneTown and Country NurseryWick Road304-758-2928
MiltonTerrasalis1742 Midland Triangle304-743-0024
MorgantownHayhurst Landscaping Co133 Stockett Road304-594-1254
MorgantownTatham’s Garden Center and Landscaping1409 Greenbag Road304-292-8733
RavenswoodDown To Earth Market508 Washington Street304-273-3600
RockportLowes Nurseries and EtcRR 1 Box 119B304-474-3357
St MarysDavis NurseriesRR 2 Box 374304-684-2324
Statts MillsPerfect LandscapeRR 1 Box 79-A304-372-2048
Statts MillsWest Virginia Tree ExpertHC 88 Box 79304-372-6382
TalcottGreenbrier Nursery CoHC 65 Box 31304-466-2660
ThorntonJennings Nursery IncRR 1 Box 77304-892-2988
TriadelphiaMountain TopRR 2 Box 370304-547-0870
WashingtonGoffs Nursery and Garden Center IncDupont Road304-863-9600
WilliamstownWeed-Free Flower and Shrub Sales301 Dodge Ave304-375-2537