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Plants perfect for New Mexico
New Mexico Trees
Homeowners in the Land of Enchantment are often on the look out for fast growing trees to provide color and shade to their gardens. Shrubs, fruit trees and evergreens are also popular. Here at the Faster Growing Trees Nursery, we have a wide selection of trees that we can help you match them to your environment and hardiness zone.
New Mexico enjoys a climate that ranges from arid to semi-arid. Temperatures vary widely across the state. Average January temperatures in the north vary from 35 degrees Fahrenheit to around 55 degrees in the southern regions. July temperatures average 78 degrees Fahrenheit at higher elevations to around 92 degrees at lower elevations. This means that New Mexico has three plant hardiness zones; 6, 7 and 8. Climate will be a major consideration when you are selecting fast growing trees for your New Mexico residential landscape. Whether you call the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains or the Basin and Range Region your home, we have the trees for you,
The Best Trees for Planting in New Mexico
Our Tulip and Hybrid Poplars are two of the fastest growing trees you can find. Both these trees can tolerate New Mexico’s varied climate. They will soon become well established and appear as though they have been part of your residential landscape for years.
Other trees that will thrive in NM include the enduring Tonto Crape Myrtle, Muskogee Crape, Pink Dogwood and Cleveland Pear. Each of these trees will add a vibrant splash of color to your landscape while providing shade. Some of the best trees for your landscape can be found at Fast Growing Trees Nursery.
Perhaps you want to increase the privacy of your property, if so, consider planting a row of Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast growing, feathery evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary with their year-round dark green color, while adding a sense of security.
A Large Variety of Trees for New Mexico
The New Mexico State tree is the Pinyon Pine. Also known as the Mexican Nut Pine, this tree is a small, bushy evergreen that thrives in the semis-arid regions of the western states. It is one of the first native trees in the Unites States and produces 1 ˝ inch long needles and small, brown, edible seeds.
Penistaja is designated as New Mexico’s state soil. Its name comes from the Native American meaning ‘forced to sit.’ This fine, sandy loam covers more than 1 million acres throughout the state. This is a very fertile soil. It is used mainly for livestock grazing. If the soil in your garden is particualry sandy, you can improve it by adding organic matter. This will improve drainage and help you get the most from your fast growing trees and shrubs.
New Mexico is home to some of the most stunning scenery and rugged landscapes in the United States. You can enhance your beautiful mountain landscape with a mixture of resilient shade and flowering trees that grow well in your specific region. Whichever part of New Mexico you call home, from Farmington to Las Cruces or Gallup to Roswell, our expert horticulturists at Fast Growing Trees Nursery can help you select trees that will suit your needs and are easy to maintain.