Welcome to Paul Swartz Nursery

truck, fordPaul Swartz Nursery has proudly been providing quality nursery stock and landscape design & installation services to thousands of satisfied customers living in Southeastern Wisconsin, Northeastern Illinois and beyond since 1949. We invite you to browse our website and find out why so many people come to us when they are ready to install their dream landscapes, renovate their present landscaping or simply add a few plants to accentuate their outdoor living areas!

In 1949 Paul Swartz, utilizing his grandfather’s knowledge and skill in the business, started his own nursery near Wilmot, Wisconsin. Beginning with an old Ford pickup truck and a wheelbarrow, Paul slowly expanded his business with an emphasis on personalized landscape designs, quality nursery stock, and the dependable service that our clients have come to expect from us.

  • Landscaping


    As a full-service design and installation landscape nursery, we use our extensive nursery and plant knowledge to offer beautiful, thriving, and innovative landscaping designs to commercial and residential customers.

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  • Retail Nursery


    We grow hundreds of cultivars of nursery stock - covering over 280 acres. Included are a wide variety of trees and shrubs, evergreens and flowering ornamentals along with a generous selection of perennials, ornamental grasses and groundcovers.

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  • Wholesale Nursery


    We offer hundreds of cultivars of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs to Wholesale customers. We can provide everything from flats of groundcover plants to large trees that require a tree spade to move.

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When the Forsythia Bloom, Prune Roses for More Blooms

Pruned roses produce almost twice as many flowers as those plants that don’t get pruned.

Start at the bottom and work your way up.  Wear gloves to protect your hands.  Remove any dead, shriveled, black, diseased or broken wood.

Make the cuts on an angle, about 1/4″ above buds.  Tea roses should be 6″ - 8″ long with 3 to 5 strong, healthy canes per plant.  Prune floribundas to 8″ -  12″ in length with 8 to 10 strong canes per plant.  Just remove about 1/3 of the growth on shrub roses and you are done!

Don’t worry about making mistakes, it’s hard to kill a rose with bad pruning. Prune less in the beginning, you can always go back to cut more.