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Arizonians are often on the look out for fast growing trees to provide color and shade to their gardens. Although the desert regions of the Grand Canyon State are known for their warm climate, early winter often brings heavy rainfall and snow is not uncommon in certain areas. Because of the mainly dry climate and minimal cloud coverage, climate will be a major consideration when you are selecting fast growing trees for your Arizona residential landscape.
The Best Trees for Planting in Arizona
If you live in the colder mountain or inter mountain regions where the growing season in short and the summer temperatures are mild, the Norway Spruce and the golden Quaking Aspen are perfectly suited to your climate. For the milder mountain areas the juicy American Cranberry and the graceful Lombardy Polar will feel right at home. Arizonians whose homes are in the high desert areas can choose from our Variegated eureka lemon with its unusual, eye-catching fruit and the vibrant Owari Satsuma. The Needle Palm is an Arizona favorite because it can withstand extreme cold temperatures down to -20 degrees as well as hot temperatures. Commonly known as the Porcupine Palm, this slow growing shrub requires little maintenance and is naturally pest free.
A Large Variety of Trees for Arizona
Whichever region of Arizona you live in - the Colorado Plateau, the Transition Zone or the Basin and Range Province - we have the trees for your unique region. Our wide selection of trees for Arizona offers enduring solutions for your landscaping requirements.
The Arizona State tree is the Palo Verde. Two varieties of this tree make their home in the Grand Canyon State – the Foothill Palo Verde and the Blue Palo Verde. Both trees bloom in late spring and are renowned for adding stunning color to the desert with their clusters of golden blossoms.
First identified in 1936, Casa Grande is Arizona’s state soil. It is named after the city of the same name and comes from the Spanish meaning ‘big house.’ The soil has upper layers of sandy loam and lower layers of salty clay-loam. There are also many other types of soil throughout the state in fact, the only soil types that are not present are tropical soils. Because most soil throughout Arizona has minimal levels of organic matter, it is advisable to use fertilizer and mulch to help your trees stay healthy and grow quickly.
Enhance your beautiful mountain or desert landscape in Arizona with a mixture of resilient shade and flowering trees that grow well in either cooler or desert regions. Trees that adapt well to the soil and climate of your region are always a superior choice for a landscape that will thrive and is also easy to maintain.