Tree Selections

We'll have 200 trees or pairs of trees and shrubs available to Norfolk residents for adoption April 22 at Virginia Zoo's Party for the Planet held in Norfolk.  Trees will be distributed first come, first served starting at 10 am on April 22.

Not a Norfolk resident? No problem. We'll have 300 Blue Flag Irises to distribute to anyone and everyone. First come-first served. Get there early to adopt your tree, shrub, or iris.


  • Redbud (Cersis canadensis)
  • Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina)
  • Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)
  • Sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum)
  • American Plum (Prunus americana)
  • Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)


  • Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei)
  • Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • Cumberland Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)


  • Full Moon Tickseed (Coreopsis verticilatta)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Balmy Purple Beebalm (Monarda didyma)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  • Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)