Learning about the trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, ferns and grasses native to our Northern Virginia region is a journey worth all the time you can give to it. They are wonderful for their beautiful colors and forms but when you see how much more life they bring to your property you will be hooked.
We recommend Native Plants for Northern Virginia provided by the Plant NoVA Natives campaign as a wonderful guide to plants that are native to our 4-county region, benefit wildlife, are attractive, easy to maintain and relatively easy to acquire.
For the best results you will want to plant the right plant in the right place given the plants growth habit, and the amount of sunlight and moisture available. Starting on page 30 of this guide there is a section on plants best suited for dry shade, small spaces, roadside conditions, wet places and even containers.
Here is a list of events and places where you can purchase native plants.