Native Green Roofs

Native Plants

Native plants are very successful on both intensive, semi-intensive, and extensive green roofs. Choose plants from our inventory or inquire about a contract grow in any of our plug sizes. We recommend our smaller plug sizes specifically when it comes to shallow roof media. Plugs can be grown in either our standard nursery mix or engineered roof media.

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery has a certified GRP (Green Roof Professional) on staff who is available for horticultural consulting in regards to specifying or choosing native plants for green roof applications. Please contact us for more information.


Species Lists

Click here to view species lists for intensive, semi-intensive, and extensive green roofs.


These photos were taken from various green roofs around the city of Chicago. The left hand column shows Odgen Elementary School and the right hand column shows pictures from the Daley Center.