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Arizona Trees For Sale

Buying Trees and Shrubs in ArizonaA 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.Arizona State TreeScientific Name: Parkinsonia Florida
Common Name: Blue Palo VerdeArizona State SoilCasa Grande SoilArizona State FlagArizona State SealList Of Nurseries and Garden Centers in ArizonaIf 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.Alphabetical by City

B & B Apache Cactus
Shady Way Gardens
Superstition Cactus
Jackrabbit Nursery
Bamboo Bob’s Excotic Nursery
Garcia Nursery
Avocado
Distinctive Earthscapes
Black Mountain Nursery
Desert Foothills Gardens
Greenthumb Nursery
Ace Cacti Farms
Arizona Cactuscapes
Le Topiary Gardens & Such
Chino Nursery
Northern Arizona Tree Farms
Golden Hill’s Nursery & Feed
Lantz Nursery
Lantz Nursery
Miles To Go
Leaf Line
Green World Nursery & Landscape
Nature’s Rewards
Viola’s Flower Garden
Joy Lane Nursery
Verde Valley Nurseries
A & P Plant Nurseries & Lawn
Whitfill Nurseries Inc
Custom Cactus
Paradise Plant Pet & Feed
Summer Winds Nurseries
M & S Nursery
Greenbelt Nursery
Cactus Shop
Flower Patch
Import Corner
Kingman Evergreen
Neil’s Nursery
Northern Avenue Nursery
Rod’s Nursery
Crystal Gardens Cactus Ranch
Desert Green Nursery
Tree Factory
Pico’s Nursery
Conklin Rose CO
Desert Orchid Plant & Cactus
Amigos Nursery
A & P Plant Nurseries
A & P Plant Nurseries & Lawn
Cactus King Cacti Sales
Greenfield Citrus Nursery
Harper’s Nursery
Jack’s Paradise Gardens
Summer Winds
F & F Nursery
Warner’s Nursery & Landscape
Parker Tree Svc
Plant Fair Nursery Inc
Summer Winds Nursery
Sun City Nursery
AZ Garden Gallery
Baker Nursery
Blue Lagoon Nursery & Landscpe
Desert Aura Cactus Nursery
Desert Breeze Tree Company Inc
Desert Gardens Nursery
Garden Grove-Moon Valley
Garden Territory At the Farm
Green Goddess
Lord’s Farm Inc
Moon Valley Nursery
Moon Valley Nursery Inc Bell
Phoenix Desert Nursery
Ralph’s Nursery
Rancho Las Bougainvilleas
Richards Garden Center LLC
Saguaro Transplant
Shepard Iris Garden
Southwest Gardener
Summer Winds
Summer Winds Nursery
Tera’s Garden
Trees Plus
Tropica Mango Nursery
Whitfill Nurseries Inc
Whitfill Nurseries Inc
Aspen Nursery
Mortimer’s Nursery & Landscape
Watters Garden Center & Nursery
Prescott Valley Growers
Windmill Gardens
Cactus Road Nursery
Outback Nursery
Arizona Native Plant Spec
Cactus Hut
Carefree Cactus Gardens Inc
Desierto Verde Nursery
Garden Gate
Great Southwest Cactus
Harper’s Nurseries & Flower
Lilies & Ladybugs
P & M Nursery & Citrus Inc
Pima Road Nursery
Sun Environments Nursery
Biddle’s Nursery
Greenhouse Nursery & Gift Shop
Bar T Nursery
J & K Nursery
Diamond Jk Nursery
L R Nursery
Richard’s of St David
Linden Tree Nursery Inc
Saguaro Country Nursery
Sunrise Tree Farm
Summerwinds Nursery
American Desert Plants Inc
Arid Lands Greenhouses
Arizona Growers
B & B Cactus Farm Inc
Bach’s Greenhouse Cactus
Bear Canyon Nursery & Landscaping
Bon Ellen
C W Cactus
Cactus Grove
Catalina Cactus CO
Catalina Heights Nursery
Civano Nursery Inc
Desert Survivors Nursery
Eric Bonsai Nursery
Green Things
Harlow Gardens
Landscape Cacti
Magic Garden Nursery
Old Pueblo Cactus
Plant Kingdom Nursery
Plants For the Southwest
Ponderosa Cactus & Hay Sales
Rillito Nursery & Garden Center
Sunset Nurseries
Tanque Verde Greenhouses
Terra Designs Inc
Tortolita Mountain Nursery
Trees Plus
Westside Wholesale Growers
White Tank Nursery
Squash Blossom Nursery
Diamond’n the Ruff
Classy Cactus Nursery
Highway Nursery & Landscaping
Mc Gee Cactus Nursery & Bobcat
Yuma Nursery Supply2324 S Idaho Road
566 W Super Station Boulevard
PO Box 8164
4421 S Jackrabbit Triangle
1154 Highway 95
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7701 E Golf Links Road
50 E Blacklidge Drive
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5939 N Oracle Road
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