DeTerra’s Landscape Design

Exceptional, friendly service at reasonable rates!

Plant Material

Phone: 508-990-0084


There is such a wide variety of plants, shrubs, and trees available for use in a creative landscape design! 

When creating a new landscape plan, or a complete redesign of an existing plan, the finished look should complement the home, incorporate existing land anomalies (views, slopes, rocks, surrounding property, water, etc.) and include plant materials that provide interest and color all year long.

Even with a limited budget, a few simple additions or changes to existing plant material can create pops of color, add texture, stimulate visual interest, and showcase personality.

United States Department of Agriculture
This site offers information on various plants, images of plants, the best plants for your particular location, and wetlands data

The United States National Arboretum
Interactive plant hardiness zone map

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Designed to provide information to those involved in residential gardening, including fruit/vegetable gardening, ornamental gardening and/or maintaining houseplants

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension
Information on RI Sustainable Trees and Shrubs

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
Great information on native plants of Rhode Island
Easy to use directory of plants and gardening information includes annuals, bulbs, fruit, grass, water plants, houseplants, perennials, shrubs, bushes, trees, vegetables, vines, crawlers, wild flowers, plant diseases and a helpful Botanical Dictionary.

When seeking plant materials, please remember to choose materials based upon the size and shape it will be when the specimen is mature, not the size and shape it is when purchased.

Use the links below to explore the common and scientific names of plants, plant material descriptions, hardiness zone of your particular area, and more!

Questions?  Need ideas?  For more information on choosing materials, creative landscape designs, or on incorporating irrigation into a landscape plan, please contact us at:

(508) 990-0084