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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Pruning Hydrangeas

Spring is the best time to prune your hydrangeas before the new growth comes in.  This also helps maintain good plant health.

Know which type of hydrangea you have: Arborescens, Macrophylla and Paniculata.

 

Arborescens varieties include:  Annabelles, Snowhill and Invincibelle Spirit.

Endless Summer Hydrangea
Endless Summer Hydrangea

***   When pruning this variety, it is best to trim down to ground level.

 

Macrophylla varieties include:  Endless Summer and All Summer Beauties

  ***  You will want to cut back the winter damage and cut back the stems to live buds.                                                                         

 

Paniculata varieties include:  Pee Gee, Quick Fire, Tardiva, Limelight, Little Lime and Pinky Winky.

   ***  Do not just trim off the top of the shrub, prune back 1/3 of the shrub into the body of the plant.  Remove duplicate branches.