New York Native Plants

New York state is home to a wide variety of native plants. If you're looking to buy plants native to the area, you need to know a little about the state's climate and conditions. Read more

If you’re not sure that you should be looking at New York native plants, you can try shopping by ZIP code too! If you’re not in New York, then you can also shop by state.

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Carolina Rose Shrub

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Summer Songbird 6-Plant Collection

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Pink Azalea Shrub

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Swamp Azalea Shrub

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Monarch Munchables (I) 6-Plant Collection

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Whorled Milkweed Plant Sets

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Pollinator Power (I) 12-Plant Collection

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Hummingbird Heroes (I) 6-Plant Collection

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Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection

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Fragrant Power Flowers 6-Plant Collection

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Grayleaf Goldenrod Plant Sets

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Monarch Munchables (I) 12-Plant Collection

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Orange Butterfly Milkweed Plant Sets (I)

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Great St. John's Wort Plant Sets

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Little Bluestem Grass Plant Sets

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

New York native plants FAQs

If you're new to New York gardening, you may have questions about the native plants in the area. There's no need to worry – we've got you covered! The information here will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about New York native plants. Keep reading for more information!

New York experiences wide variations in temperature, with cold winters and hot summers. When selecting native plants for New York, it's important to choose the ones that will thrive in the conditions where they will be planted. With a little research, you can find the perfect New York native plant for your garden or landscape. Help wildlife and enjoy the bounty of nature when you add one of our curated native plant collections outside your home. 

New York has a wide variety of native plants, from towering oak trees to delicate wildflowers. These plants have adapted to the state's climate and soil over time, making them well-suited for New York gardens. When you buy native plants for your pollinator garden, you give them a head start to success.

They'll be better able to withstand New York's harsh winters and hot summers and will require less water and fertilizer than non-native plants. In addition, native plants are an essential part of the local ecosystem. They provide food and shelter for wildlife and help control pests and diseases. By planting native species in your garden, you can help to support New York's diverse wildlife populations.

New York State is in USDA planting zones 3b to 7b. This means New York gardeners can grow a wide variety of plants, from low-growing groundcovers to towering trees. New York's climate also varies depending on location, with the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks having a cooler climate than New York City and Long Island.

As a result, New York gardeners need to be aware of their planting zone when choosing plants, especially if they want an ever-changing and colorful display all year round. Luckily, plenty of New York native plants will do well in any location. And for those looking for something different, there are a variety of unique New York native plants for sale. So regardless of where you live in New York State, you can find the perfect plants for your garden.  The Plant Finder Quiz will help you zero in by zip code.

An introduced plant is a plant that is not native to New York. New York has a variety of native plants, including trees, shrubs, and flowers. These plants are adapted to New York's climate and soil, and they provide food and shelter for New York's wildlife.

Introduced plants are not always well-suited to New York's conditions and can crowd out native plants. Some introduced plants are also invasive, meaning they spread rapidly, can damage New York's ecosystems, and make it difficult for native wildlife to find food and shelter.

Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil, making them ideal for New York gardens. They also require less maintenance than non-native plants, saving time and money. In addition, native plants support local wildlife by providing food and shelter.

Birds, bees, and butterflies are especially attracted to native flowers, making them a crucial part of the ecosystem. For all these reasons, native plants are an excellent choice for New Yorkers who want to create a beautiful and sustainable garden.

If you're interested in adding some New York natives to your landscape, keep a few things in mind. First, consider reducing your turf footprint. A lawn takes a lot of work to maintain, and it's not the most environmentally friendly option. Native plants are much easier to care for, so you'll save yourself time and money in the long run.

Second, use vertical layers when you plant. Shrubs, perennials, and grasses all grow to different heights, so they'll create an interesting textural effect in your landscape. And third, get some tips on how to plant your native plants to stay healthy and thrive!

New York is home to a vast variety of native species, many of which are threatened by invasive plants. Invasive plants are typically introduced to an area by humans, often accidentally. Once they take root, they can spread rapidly, crowding out native plants and disrupting ecosystems. For example, Japanese knotweed and common buckthorn are two highly aggressive invasive plants that can quickly overrun a property.

So, do you need to remove invasive plants from your property? In general, yes. If you have invasive plants on your property, removing them as soon as possible is necessary to prevent them from spreading.