Garden Center

Garden Center & Nursery 

Crabtree Garden Center is the place to go for your garden and landscaping needs. Some of our DIY clients come in looking for a particular plant or item while others just need a little extra help with Landscaping design ideas.

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Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find low-maintenance plants and flowers for any part of your yard, any light requirements, and any soil types. Gardens are very climate specific and even with the same conditions a garden in Elgin or Columbia, SC will be vastly different than one in Michigan or California. Our staff are friendly, helpful and looking forward to the opportunity to help you create your perfect garden. Check out what our customers are saying about our quality products & services here.


Guaranteed Delivery Within 24 Hours on Soil, Organic Matter, Mulch & Straw, and Stone.

 Soil & Organic Matter

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - soil_(1)Organic matter is one of our best selling products due to the dramatic impact on your soil and plant health. Our organic matter is one of the best soil amendments to add to mucky clay or dry sandy soil because it contains fungi, works, and beneficial microorganisms. Organic matter makes soil more like loam, which makes plant roots happy and grows bigger - better plants. Try working the organic matter into the top 6+ inches of your soil before planting every year for great looking plants. We sell all types of soil and soil amendments at our greenhouse in Elgin, SC. Visit us today and get guaranteed delivery of your soil and amendments within 24 hours of purchase.

Soil & Amendments Include: 

  • Top Soil
  • Potting Soil 
  • Organic Matter 
  • Compost
  • Manure 
  • Fertilizer


 Pine Straw & Mulch

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - pine_strawPine straw is an environmentally friendly and easy to transport mulch. It is very popular in the Elgin, SC area where pine trees are plentiful. The quality of our pine straw is visible in it's coloring and it's ability to last longer in comparison to other suppliers. Traditional mulch provides better moisture for plants and stays in place longer, providing more of a weed barrier. Our expert staff can help you decide which mulch or pine straw will work best for your landscape.

 Landscaping Rocks & Stone

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - 379234_475640032498555_1654381231_nOur rocks and landscaping stone are durable and are offered in either a polished or natural look with a great natural color. Landscaping stones are easy to install and can create an affordable, yet beautiful long-lasting landscape that will make your neighbors green with envy. It is important to lay down the proper foundation in your landscape by either leveling sand or using fabric barrier to keep weeds away. We offer many different foundation, rock and stone options for indoor and outdoor use so ask one of our qualified greenhouse staff for more information on how to incorporate rocks and stone into your landscape design!

Stone & Rock Options Include: 

  • Pea Pebbles
  • River Pebbles 
  • Leveling Sand 
  • Large and Small Resin Landscape Rocks
  • Creek Stone 
  • And More!

 Beautiful and Functional Fountains 

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - web2A fountain is an investment, increasing your home’s curb appeal and resale value as well as creating a beautiful and useful space for you and your family to enjoy. Our Garden Center staff are experts in plant care and landscape design and will assist you in finding the perfect fountain to fit your design. These fountains are made of concrete and fiberglass making them built to last while maintaining detailed and unique design work. They're as beautiful as a work of art, yet still as solid as a concrete curb. Over the years we’ve had countless happy customers in the Elgin, SC area. For more landscaping looks and inspiration visit our gallery to see work that Cliff Crabtree, our Landscape Architect has achieved.

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Semi-Tropical Plants & Flowers

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - 917_475639672498591_2129567468_nCrabtree Garden Center is known as Your Palmetto Connection because we have the largest supply of cold-hardy, semi-tropical flowers and Palmetto trees around. We carry an enormous variety of beautiful flowering and evergreen plants to create a tropical oasis in your backyard that won’t be harmed by our South Carolina winters. Combining tropical flowers with beautiful, cold-hardy evergreen plants and several varieties of palm and palmetto trees will create an incredible oasis that your guests won’t believe exists right here in Elgin, SC. 

 Palm and Palmetto Trees

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - 14985_475640005831891_1382943536_nHundreds of different types of palm and palmetto trees exist in a variety of sizes, shapes, and fruits. At our nursery, we have several varieties that are ideally suited for poolside placement, or thriving on patios in special pots. We also have the largest selection in Columbia, SC of medium and large sized palms. All of our palm tree varieties can work together to create the look and feel you want; some are shade and drought tolerant while others love the sun. At our nursery, we offer palmetto shrubs and trees as large as 20+ feet tall. Crabtree has what you need for your tropical garden including the soil, fertilizers, and mulch that you need. Speak with Cliff, the landscape architect for ideas on what to plant in your side yard, patio, or other difficult areas.

Palm Tree and Palmetto Varieties: 

  • Sabal Palmetto (Cabbage Palm)
  • Windmill Palm 
  • Pindo Palm 
  • Needle Point Palm
  • Sago Palm 
  • European Fan Palm

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 Large Landscaping Trees and Shrubs 

Garden Center | Elgin SC Palmetto Trees Shrubs & Nursery | Crabtree Garden Center - 19525_475639949165230_1266615565_nCrabtree Garden Center is your source for landscaping trees and shrubs of all sizes. We have deciduous and evergreen trees, flowering shrubs and trees, fruit bearing, and trees in striking colors like the beautiful Japanese maple. Our helpful garden center staff are available in the Garden Center to provide more information on each type of tree and where it would fit best in your landscape. We offer fast and slow growing young trees as well as full-grown varieties for sale and have the best quality and variety in the area. 

Visit our nursery to see our complete stock of deciduous (trees that lose their leaves) and evergreen trees as well as shrubs of all colors and sizes.

Cold-Hardy Fruit Trees:

  • Meyers Lemon
  • Key Lime
  • Orange
  • Olive
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Pecan
  • Persimmon

Popular Deciduous Trees:

  • Heritage River Birch
  • Dogwood (in red, pink, and white)
  • Willow Oak
  • Sango Kaku Japanese Maples
  • Yoshino Cherry 
  • Waterfall Japanese Maple 
  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • See more in our Garden Center! 

Popular Evergreen Trees:

  • Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia
  • Little Gem Magnolia
  • Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress
  • Hinoki Cypress
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • See more in our Garden Center! 

Popular Large Shrubs:

  • Wax Myrtle 
  • Knock Out Rose
  • Gardenia 
  • Sky Pencil Holly 
  • See more in our Garden Center! 

Popular Small Shrubs:

  • Dwarf Gardenia
  • Encore Azaleas
  • Cast Iron Plants
  • Soft Caress Mahonia
  • Color Guard Yucca
  • Drift Rose
  • See more in our Garden Center! 

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We proudly serve gardeners and landscape enthusiasts from Elgin, Columbia, Forest Acres, Cayce, Irmo and the surrounding area.

We’ve listed some of the most popular choices for South Carolina landscaping, but our landscape design experts will give you ideas and inspiration that fit your needs. We offer tree planting services to ensure that your investment is planted correctly and set up to thrive. When your trees or shrubs are properly planted, they can be very low maintenance and require a lot less work down the road. You can trust the experts at Crabtree Garden Center to give you reliable advice and assistance with your landscaping purchase. 

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