Memorial trees are a beautiful, long-lived, beneficial, and meaningful way to commemorate a loved one. And they make a unique, thoughtful gift when expressing your sympathy and condolences to others. We recommend these memorial trees for their striking beauty throughout the seasons and reliable durability:
- Crabapple Tree
- Japanese Maple
- Oakleaf Mountain Ash
- Sugar or Swamp Maple
- Tree-form Hydrangea
- Tulip Tree
- Winter King Hawthorne
- Alaskan Cedar
- Nootka Cypress
- Blue Spruce
We will carry these trees in 2021, though they may become subject to availability. Please click here if you would like a printable version of this list. Come in to speak with us if you would like any personalized advice on a tree’s particular beauty and preference for a chosen location. You can also see more Trees and Shrubs here.
For Memorial Day, the traditional flower to honor our fallen soldiers is a red poppy, also known as the ‘flower of remembrance.’ Easy, adaptable perennials that will maintain a clean appearance and manageable size at gravesites are spring bulbs, Hosta, Daylily, Salvia, Iris, Sedum, Catmint, Hardy Geranium, Aster, Rudbeckia, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Bleeding Heart, Phlox, Thyme, Yucca, Ferns, and small grasses. See more Perennial options here.
Other Ways to Memorialize Someone
Many people like to place a granite bench, fountain, bird feeders, wind chimes, or bird baths in their garden so they can sit and reflect quietly on the person.