“There is always music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” - Minnie Aumonier
Why plant trees? Trees provide privacy, prop up hammocks, protect rivers and streams and house wildlife; not to mention the undeniable beauty of their spring flowers and glowing fall colors.
Trees are versatile as well, with so many sizes and shapes available. Grow a dwarf Japanese maple in a container, shade the house with a majestic Ginkgo, and feature a weeping Crabapple for spring flowers and tiny apples that feed birds in winter.
Choosing the right tree is a big deal. In the right place, trees are shade and beauty, but in the wrong place they are headaches, sore backs and empty pocketbooks.
Follow a few simple guidelines to help you choose trees that accent your life.
We love conifers at Portland Nursery. Tall, soft, dwarf or prickly we eagerly anticipate their arrival every fall when they fill our nurseries with bright colors and interesting textures.
Deciding on the right ones can be tricky, so we've compiled a guide to help you make decisions.
Miniature conifers come in a wide array of colors and textures but grow so slowly that they can thrive for years in a pot.
Some are tidy little buns, others are cones so small they may as well be gnome hats and a few have quirky irregular shapes that grab your attention.
Every fall, our Maples show us why we planted them!
True, many have already given us a glimpse of things to come with bright new leaves in spring, and those large enough have provided us shady respite during the heat of summer.
Do you want to grow your own fruits or nuts? Portland’s mild climate allows for many kinds of fruit and nut trees to be grown.
Apples, Figs, Plums and Hazelnuts are just a few of the trees Portland Nursery offers every spring.
Portlanders are lucky to live in a city with so much green space. Our combination of rivers, parks and mild climate allows Portland to host a vast array of birds and wildlife.
Birds are attracted to areas where the three basic needs of Cover, Food and Water are met.
We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.