Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs

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Woody plants, like trees and shrubs, are some of the most prized plants in the landscape. Learn how to select the best species, plant, grow, prune, and keep healthy all the trees and shrubs in the Iowa yard and garden.

Early Spring-Flowering Shrubs for the Landscape

After a long (seemingly endless) winter, most Iowans are eagerly looking forward to spring. Sure signs of spring are the emergence of tulips and daffodils, the greening of lawns, and the blooming of early spring-flowering shrubs. Though it may be hard to believe, the flowers of the following shrubs will begin to appear within the next few weeks. To get your spring off to a colorful start, plant some early spring-flowering shrubs in the landscape.

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star magnolia
rhodedendron

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Tree and Shrub Experts

Jeff Iles

Jeff Iles

Professor of Horticulture
Tree and Shrub Selection and Care
Landscape Management; Plant Identification

Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Tree and Shrub Selection and Care
Plant Identification

Cindy Haynes

Cindy Haynes

Professor
Tree and Shrub Selection and Care
Plant Identification