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Arizona Trees For Sale

A fitting state plant for the Grand Canyon State, the Blue Palo Verde is a large shrub or small tree reaching up to 40 feet in height. An avid desert plant, the Blue Palo Verde is drought-deciduous, meaning it sheds its leaves during dry, hot conditions to avoid losing excess water. Photosynthesis, the process by which the plant makes energy from the sun, is performed by the Blue Palo Verde’s unique blue-green branches. Relegated to the southern deserts of Arizona, it is one of several trees and bushes the Grand Canyon State landowner can grow that will thrive in the state’s diverse elevations and micro-climates.

Due to its dramatically different micro-climates, extensive elevation changes, and severe drought risks, the smart Arizonian grower will need to consider the following; climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones and weather damage.

The Best Trees for Arizona

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick hints on which trees to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

#1. Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree – Ideal for providing stunning beauty and shade.

#2. Royal Empress Trees – Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

#3. Bloodgood Japanese Maple – Ideal for adding color, providing ornamental beauty, and no-hassle maintenance.

#4. Everbearing Strawberry – Ideal for bearing fruit, providing color, and delicious, edible profits.

 

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Arizona

As property in Arizona continues to be developed, land owners are searching for trees that will provide privacy from prying neighborly eyes and loud, unwanted noise. There are many fast growing privacy trees in Arizona, which will quickly grow after initial planting to afford your property and family long sought-after privacy.

The Thuja Green Giant, a staple of privacy trees throughout the United States, is a fast-growing pine that will quickly provide a barrier between you and your neighbors. Growing between 3-5 feet a year, the Thuja Green Giant will offer your yard classic French design with minimal hassle. Alternatively, the Leyland Cypress and American Holly will also add color and privacy to your yard’s perimeter.

Climate

Arizona is famous for its natural wonder, the Grand Canyon. With geological occurrences like canyons, property owners in Arizona must contend with extreme variance in elevation. This will change the type of plants best suited to a specific location. With much of the lower elevations encompassing desert, Arizonian planters must prepare for hot, dry summers and mild winters. At higher elevations, the desert climate induces hot days and cooler evenings. This is less true in developed areas where population warming reduces the coolness of desert evenings. In northern Arizona, homeowners will find that elevated plateaus provide significantly cooler temperatures. Arizona provides a little bit of every kind of weather to its inhabitants.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Arizona holds a diverse selection of soils, ranging from wet clays to dry, sandy soil. Casa Grande soil, which covers much of the region, is difficult to use in planting as it is nutrient deficient. An Arizonian planter will most likely need to add loam and topsoil to their planting site. Regardless of the property’s location in Arizona, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type:

The squeeze test is a tool pedologists (soil scientists) use to determine the type of soil in a given area. Remove the first layer of soil and grab a handful of damp (but not wet) dirt. Then, squeeze the soil in the palm of your hand. When you open your hand, the results will help you to determine your specific type of soil.

1. The squeezed soil holds its squeezed shape. If you poke it, the soil will still hold its squeezed shape. You have CLAY.
2. The squeezed soil holds its squeezed shape. However, when you poke it the squeezed soil collapses. You have LOAM.
3. The soil collapses as soon as you open your hands. You have SAND.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

Average Precipitation

Since Arizona is desert, and droughts are frequent, it is not surprising the state receives so little rain. With an average rainfall of only 12.7 inches, much of the rain falls during two rainy seasons, winter Pacific Ocean fronts and summer monsoons. During the summer monsoons, the dewpoint significantly rises, and thunderstorms are common. Flash-flooding also occurs, causing concerns for poorly rooted trees uprooting and traveling wherever the water flows.

Irrigation

The Arizonian tree planter will need to strongly consider irrigation. With water scarcity concerns, it is essential to determine possible natural or manmade irrigation systems which could be used to ensure plant success. Newly planted trees require a maintained and constant water source, as the upturned soil can lead to poor support and dying roots. Be sure to install a drip system, bubbler, soaker hose, or sprinkler to ensure appropriate water coverage. Remember for trees it is best to water to a depth of 3 feet.

Growing Zones

With such exceptional elevation variances, it is not surprising Arizona contains 11 distinct growing zones. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive. Zones 5a to 10a cover divergent temperature ranges. At the highest elevations along plateaus and the northern pine forests of the Colorado plain, plants will thrive best who can survive temperatures as low as -20°F. At the lowest elevations near Phoenix and the California border, planters will find temperatures do not often drop below 35°F.

Weather Damage

Although the speculative Arizonian tree planter will have to take careful consideration as to their specific location and plant needs within their micro-climate, they will not have to worry too much about weather damage. Besides flooding during the summer monsoons, Arizona does not contend with tornadoes or hurricanes often. Earthquakes are more common, but primarily in southwestern Arizona, where its border with the Californian plate does cause some upheaval. Before planting trees with weak roots or extraordinary height, consider whether these weather systems are frequent in your region and if the tree you are planting may be affected by them.

If you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local Arizona nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Arizona we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.

 

Arizona Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
Apache JunctionB & B Apache Cactus2324 S Idaho Road480-983-1948
Apache JunctionShady Way Gardens566 W Super Station Boulevard480-288-9655
Apache JunctionSuperstition CactusPO Box 8164480-474-9647
BuckeyeJackrabbit Nursery4421 S Jackrabbit Triangle623-386-4700
Bullhead CityBamboo Bob’s Excotic Nursery1154 Highway 95928-754-4848
Bullhead CityGarcia Nursery1051 Hancock Road #3928-763-6564
Casa GrandeAvocado6855 N Overfield Road520-723-4480
Casa GrandeDistinctive Earthscapes6855 N Overfield Road520-723-4480
Cave CreekBlack Mountain Nursery4840 E Dynamite Boulevard480-585-3740
Cave CreekDesert Foothills Gardens33840 N Cave Creek Road480-488-9455
Cave CreekGreenthumb Nursery4302 E Lone Mountain Road480-595-8733
ChandlerAce Cacti Farms23439 S Gilbert Road480-855-9673
ChandlerArizona Cactuscapes1619 S Arizona Avenue480-963-1061
ChandlerLe Topiary Gardens & Such522 N Los Feliz Drive480-899-3164
Chino ValleyChino Nursery827 W Road 3 N928-636-2247
Chino ValleyNorthern Arizona Tree FarmsPO Box 2790928-636-2663
ClaypoolGolden Hill’s Nursery & FeedPO Box 266928-425-6004
CoolidgeLantz Nursery723 S Arizona Boulevard520-723-0992
CoolidgeLantz Nursery780 S Arizona Boulevard520-723-0992
CortaroMiles To GoPO Box 6520-682-7272
CottonwoodLeaf Line918 N Main Street928-634-8518
DouglasGreen World Nursery & Landscape4518 N Highway 191520-364-4862
FlagstaffNature’s Rewards2654 E Route 66928-714-9492
FlagstaffViola’s Flower Garden2530 N 4th Street #1928-526-0202
Fort MohaveJoy Lane NurseryPO Box 8171928-768-1777
Fountain HillsVerde Valley Nurseries12025 N Saguaro Boulevard480-837-8131
GilbertA & P Plant Nurseries & Lawn2601 E Baseline Road480-892-7939
GilbertWhitfill Nurseries Inc820 N Cooper Road480-892-2712
GlendaleCustom Cactus3718 W Irma Ln623-434-5106
GlendaleParadise Plant Pet & Feed4949 W Peoria Avenue623-939-1481
GlendaleSummer Winds Nurseries6426 W Bell Road623-979-5296
Golden ValleyM & S Nursery4937 Hoover Road928-565-9317
Green ValleyGreenbelt Nursery333 W Paseo Del Prado520-625-0858
JeromeCactus ShopPO Box 242928-634-4148
KingmanFlower Patch2645 Northern Avenue928-757-2228
KingmanImport Corner9000 Government Way928-692-3888
KingmanKingman Evergreen4350 N Lomita Street928-757-9736
KingmanNeil’s Nursery3785 Diagonal Way928-692-8121
KingmanNorthern Avenue Nursery2370 Northern Avenue #A928-681-1192
KingmanRod’s Nursery4140 N Stockton Hill Road928-681-2130
Lake Havasu CityCrystal Gardens Cactus Ranch4748 London Bridge Road928-764-2663
Lake Havasu CityDesert Green Nursery3699 London Bridge Road928-764-2233
Lake Havasu CityTree Factory2005 Swanson Avenue928-855-0518
LakesidePico’s Nursery868 W Woodland Lake Road928-367-3992
Litchfield ParkConklin Rose COPO Box 3623-935-5667
LittlefieldDesert Orchid Plant & CactusPO Box 236928-347-5051
MaranaAmigos Nursery9705 N Casa Grande Hwy520-744-6233
MesaA & P Plant Nurseries6129 E Brown Road480-396-8800
MesaA & P Plant Nurseries & Lawn2645 W Baseline Road480-839-5362
MesaCactus King Cacti Sales3642 E Main Street480-924-0116
MesaGreenfield Citrus Nursery2558 E Lehi Road480-830-8000
MesaHarper’s Nursery1830 E Mckellips Road480-964-4909
MesaJack’s Paradise Gardens3860 E Main Street480-924-1232
MesaSummer Winds3160 S Country Club Drive480-892-1469
NogalesF & F Nursery651 N Western Avenue520-287-6901
PageWarner’s Nursery & LandscapePO Box 1536928-645-3235
ParkerParker Tree Svc31959 Riverview Drive928-667-4870
PaysonPlant Fair Nursery IncHC 4 Box 14D928-474-6556
PeoriaSummer Winds Nursery8060 W Thunderbird Road623-486-2550
PeoriaSun City Nursery9715 W Peoria Avenue623-933-1592
PhoenixAZ Garden Gallery3028 E Fremont Road602-405-6714
PhoenixBaker Nursery3414 N 40th Street602-955-4500
PhoenixBlue Lagoon Nursery & Landscpe722 Grand Avenue602-252-4450
PhoenixDesert Aura Cactus Nursery19847 N Cave Creek Road602-569-1702
PhoenixDesert Breeze Tree Company Inc801 W Vineyard Road602-243-9614
PhoenixDesert Gardens Nursery21222 N Cave Creek Road602-569-1300
PhoenixGarden Grove-Moon ValleyPO Box 80889602-942-7313
PhoenixGarden Territory At the Farm6106 S 32nd Street602-268-1962
PhoenixGreen Goddess4139 E Bell Road602-971-8110
PhoenixLord’s Farm Inc412 W Carefree Highway623-581-5305
PhoenixMoon Valley Nursery2098 W Bell Road602-424-5500
PhoenixMoon Valley Nursery Inc Bell14025 N 7th Street602-938-6666
PhoenixPhoenix Desert Nursery2623 E Lynne Ln602-243-7064
PhoenixRalph’s Nursery7120 N 12th Street602-943-6432
PhoenixRancho Las Bougainvilleas2311 W Southern Avenue602-304-0271
PhoenixRichards Garden Center LLC26911 N 30th Avenue623-434-6922
PhoenixSaguaro Transplant4244 N 35th Pl602-852-3930
PhoenixShepard Iris Garden3342 W Orangewood Avenue602-841-1231
PhoenixSouthwest Gardener2809 N 15th Avenue602-279-9510
PhoenixSummer Winds17826 N Tatum Boulevard602-867-8140
PhoenixSummer Winds Nursery3005 E Bell Road602-971-9311
PhoenixTera’s GardenPO Box 2003602-253-4744
PhoenixTrees Plus1721 E Washington Street602-433-0808
PhoenixTropica Mango Nursery3015 E Baseline Road602-576-6948
PhoenixWhitfill Nurseries Inc824 E Glendale Avenue602-944-8479
PhoenixWhitfill Nurseries Inc5600 S 40th Street602-268-9096
PinetopAspen NurseryHC 62 Box 3892928-367-6917
PrescottMortimer’s Nursery & Landscape3166 Willow Creek Road928-776-8000
PrescottWatters Garden Center & Nursery1815 Iron Springs Road928-445-4159
Prescott ValleyPrescott Valley Growers6195 E State Route 69928-778-2256
Queen CreekWindmill Gardens40264 N Schnepf Road480-882-1134
SaffordCactus Road Nursery973 W Cactus Road928-348-0258
SahuaritaOutback Nursery18250 S LA Canada Drive520-393-0443
ScottsdaleArizona Native Plant Spec7119 E Shea Boulevard #276480-860-8568
ScottsdaleCactus Hut7249 E 1Street Avenue480-994-0240
ScottsdaleCarefree Cactus Gardens Inc25601 N Scottsdale Road480-585-0754
ScottsdaleDesierto Verde Nursery910 N Alma School Road480-423-0202
ScottsdaleGarden Gate11416 E Desert Cove Avenue480-661-8077
ScottsdaleGreat Southwest Cactus11429 N 70th Street480-483-8355
ScottsdaleHarper’s Nurseries & Flower2529 N Hayden Road480-946-3481
ScottsdaleLilies & Ladybugs7609 E Pinnacle Peak Road480-538-7900
ScottsdaleP & M Nursery & Citrus Inc10250 E Mcdowell Road480-423-7425
ScottsdalePima Road Nursery8801 E Thomas Road480-946-0604
ScottsdaleSun Environments Nursery15815 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blv480-551-1217
SedonaBiddle’s Nursery1259 W Highway 89A928-282-5078
Show LowGreenhouse Nursery & Gift Shop181 E Mcneil928-537-0356
SnowflakeBar T Nursery1733 S Main Street928-536-2514
SnowflakeJ & K NurseryPO Box 2500928-536-2274
SonoitaDiamond Jk Nursery3248 State Highway 83520-455-9262
SpringervilleL R Nursery144 Harless Street928-333-4192
St DavidRichard’s of St David600 S Lee Street520-720-4211
Sun CityLinden Tree Nursery Inc19644 N 111th Avenue623-566-2248
SurpriseSaguaro Country Nursery16671 N Dysart Road623-583-9585
SurpriseSunrise Tree Farm22439 N 163Road Avenue623-556-0820
TempeSummerwinds Nursery1230 W Elliot Road480-413-9282
TucsonAmerican Desert Plants Inc4729 N Silverbell Road520-792-2041
TucsonArid Lands Greenhouses3560 W Bilby Road520-883-9404
TucsonArizona Growers5828 N Oracle Road520-888-2388
TucsonB & B Cactus Farm Inc11550 E Speedway Boulevard520-721-4687
TucsonBach’s Greenhouse Cactus8602 N Thornydale Road520-744-3333
TucsonBear Canyon Nursery & Landscaping8991 E Tanque Verde Road520-760-2333
TucsonBon Ellen4351 E Grant Road520-795-2272
TucsonC W Cactus5750 N Mountain Lion Ln520-616-0429
TucsonCactus Grove10011 E Millmar Road520-885-1829
TucsonCatalina Cactus CO5190 E Golder Ranch Drive520-825-1579
TucsonCatalina Heights Nursery6074 E Pima Street520-298-2822
TucsonCivano Nursery Inc5301 S Houghton Road520-546-9200
TucsonDesert Survivors Nursery1020 W Star Pass Boulevard520-884-8806
TucsonEric Bonsai Nursery4500 N Oracle Road520-508-7682
TucsonGreen Things3235 E Allen Road520-299-9471
TucsonHarlow Gardens1644 N Jefferson Avenue520-298-3303
TucsonLandscape Cacti7711 W Bopp Road520-883-0020
TucsonMagic Garden Nursery7909 E 22nd Street520-885-7466
TucsonOld Pueblo Cactus1802 E Roger Road520-327-2679
TucsonPlant Kingdom Nursery7701 E Golf Links Road520-733-0609
TucsonPlants For the Southwest50 E Blacklidge Drive520-628-8773
TucsonPonderosa Cactus & Hay Sales1870 W Wetmore Road520-293-0395
TucsonRillito Nursery & Garden Center6303 N LA Cholla Boulevard520-575-0995
TucsonSunset Nurseries5939 N Oracle Road520-888-6410
TucsonTanque Verde Greenhouses10810 E Tanque Verde Road520-749-4414
TucsonTerra Designs Inc5425 E Pima Street520-881-4190
TucsonTortolita Mountain Nursery9350 N Shannon Road520-742-1945
TucsonTrees Plus2640 E Ganley Road520-807-5191
WaddellWestside Wholesale Growers16752 W Olive Avenue623-935-1859
WaddellWhite Tank Nursery6209 N Citrus Road623-536-2020
WickenburgSquash Blossom Nursery1235 W Wickenburg Way928-684-7966
WinkelmanDiamond’n the RuffPO Box 6520-357-6039
YumaClassy Cactus Nursery10787 E 40th Street928-345-1074
YumaHighway Nursery & LandscapingPO Box 6407928-344-9760
YumaMc Gee Cactus Nursery & Bobcat9256 N Frontage Road928-342-1810
YumaYuma Nursery Supply4405 S Avenue A928-344-2820