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Arkansas Trees For Sale

The Arkansas pine belt stretches from the southern Arkansas Delta to Texas, and it is in this mixture of hickories, oaks, and pines you can find the Loblolly Pine. The second most common species of tree in the United States, the Loblolly Pine prefers lowlands and swamps where it can reach a height of 115 feet. Its needles, bundled in groups of three, fall every two years making this evergreen a year-round beauty. The Arkansan homeowner will not be limited to this one pine, though. Arkansas is home to a diverse range of growing areas that provide moisture and warmth to a large contingent of trees.

Due to its divergent growing zones and nearby natural wonders, the smart Arkansan grower will need to consider the following; climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones and weather damage.

Best Trees for Arkansas

Specific details about Arkansan climate and growing zones are located in the following sections, but if you’re looking for quick information on the best trees to plant in Arkansas, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

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

#2. Tulip Poplar – Ideal for providing fast-growing shade, year-round beauty, and drought resistance.

#3. American Red Maple – Ideal for providing classic American aesthetic, stunning fall colors, and shade.

#4. Red Haven Peach – Ideal for bearing fruit, adding color, and edible profits.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Arkansas

As property in Arkansas 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 Arkansas, 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

Arkansas is best known for its humid subtropical climate. Wet, hot, and humid, Arkansas provides the ideal environment for several plants that rely on water and heat. Its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico has a large impact on the state, bringing city temperatures on average to a high of 93°F and an average low of 73°F in July. Winter brings some relief, with temperatures varying on average between 32°F and 51°F. Arkansas is best observed as two halves of the same state, with the northern half bordering on a humid continental climate. Though uncommon, snow mostly falls in the northern parts of the state, where the Ozark Mountains lie. In the southern parts of the state, ice storms are more frequent.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Arkansas contains diverse soil types that when mixed with its humid climate makes it ideal for growing trees. An Arkansan planter will most likely need to add loam and topsoil to their planting site. Regardless of the property’s location in Arkansas, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type:

In order to determine the type of soil in your yard, try this test to give you a basis for finding the best matched trees. For this test, you will need a healthy handful of soil from the layer beneath the topmost piece of soil. The soil should be a little damp, but not recently watered or wet. Simply squeeze the soil sample and one of the following events will occur.

1. You have CLAY if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it does not fall apart.

2. You have LOAM if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it falls apart.

3. You have SAND if, after opening your hands, the soil immediately collapses.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to that 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

Arkansas is known for its torrential thunderstorms and strong weather systems, so it is not surprising the average yearly rainfall totals as high as 49.57 inches. With such excessive rain, it is best to plan for flooding and swampy planting. Two horrific floods in 1927 and 1937 claimed many lives and caused much destruction to plants and property. More recently, flash flooding related to more southern hurricanes have caused uprooted trees and property damage.

Irrigation

One way to deal with flooding is to irrigate and divert water run-off to needy areas. Since Arkansas is split into multiple regions, water needs will vary dramatically from the north to the south. As such, it is important to consider the precipitation you receive in your area and how to best use the resource. Regardless of the tree you plant, newly planted trees require consistent and frequent access to water. Examine your planting location to determine whether a working irrigation system is already in place (natural or man-made), or if you will need to create an above or below ground irrigation system to keep your plants healthy and strong.

Growing Zones

Arkansas is home to five distinct growing zones. In central peaks of the Ozark Mountains in the north, temperatures fall as low as -10°F. In the southern part of the state, bordering Louisiana, temperatures only reach down to 10°F. The five zones cover Arkansas in bands, with Little Rock falling in the central Zone 7b, where temperatures creep down to 5°F at different times of the year. Identify your zone and find the minimum temperature requirements your plants will need.

Weather Damage

Arkansas suffers from proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, mountain ranges, and plains. Weather storms are frequent visitors to the state, where a typical year will see thunderstorms, hail storms, ice storms, and snow. Hurricane damage more dominant in the southern states adjacent to the Gulf will still cause damage in Arkansas. Tropical systems, which finish their lives in Arkansas also begin smaller weather systems, like tornadoes, which can wreak havoc throughout the state. As such, it is essential the Arkansan homeowner determine a safe distance at which to plant a tree and choose trees of a safe height for the frequent given local weather systems. Do not forget that trees can also prevent erosion, and with frequent flooding, they can be a great defense against large property damage.

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 Arkansas nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Arkansas 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.

Arkansas Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
AmitySpring Creek NurseryRR 1 Box 199A870-342-5839
ArkadelphiaGarden Gate Inc1520 Pine Street870-246-6154
Bald KnobCountry GardenPO Box 576501-724-3134
BatesvilleBatesville Garden2489 Harrison Street870-793-8038
BatesvilleGreen Thumb Garden Center991 Batesville Boulevard870-251-3504
BatesvilleHillside Gardens2705 Heber Springs Road870-251-4567
BatesvilleWee Bee Flowers555 Cason Lane870-698-9211
BeebeA New Leaf2108 W Dewitt Henry Drive501-882-2443
BeebeDavidson Nursery1004 W Mississippi Street501-882-5530
Bella VistaBonsai Gardens-Northwest3210 Bella Vista Way479-855-2767
BellevilleDeborah’s Greenhouse & NurseryRR 1 Box 178479-493-2037
BentonvilleFryer’s Tree Farm3332 SW 14th Street479-795-2778
BentonvilleGarden City Nursery2105 S Walton Boulevard479-273-5928
BentonvilleS & S Fence2500 SW Regional Airport Boulevard479-273-1454
BentonvilleTree Transplanters3806 E Central Ave479-271-2100
BismarckNature’s Reflections157 Millwood Lane501-865-1999
BranchCarden Harris Azalea Nursery401 Highway 22 E479-965-2972
Bull ShoalsFour Seasons Garden Center711 Bull Shoals Dam Boulevard870-445-2888
CamdenCrain’s Nursery2890 Highway 7 S870-231-2668
CamdenFour Seasons111 Hamilton Ave870-836-4444
CamdenGarden Center712 Jefferson Drive NW870-836-9310
CamdenPittman Garden Center712 Jefferson Drive NW870-836-9319
CamdenSouthern Gardeners1390 California Ave SW870-836-0486
Cave CityHillside Gardens1209 Highway 167870-283-5678
Cave CityKay’s Backyard Nursery562 Highway 230870-283-0011
Cherry ValleyHodges Nurseries & Flowers4431 Highway 1870-588-4444
ColumbusOld Columbus Herb FarmPO Box 8870-983-2800
ConwayConway Gardens & Pools2740 Prince Street501-329-1358
ConwayConway Nursery Inc571 Highway 64 E501-327-2362
ConwayFreyaldenhoven’s Greenhouse1305 E Siebenmorgan Road501-329-6159
ConwayHosta Hill16 Towering Oaks Drive501-329-1940
ConwayPlant OutletPO Box 10527501-336-0080
ConwayPlant OutletPO Box 10527501-513-0080
ConwaySheila’s Nursery & Garden654 Highway 64 E501-796-8014
CrossettCosby’s Greenhouse & Garden1412 Parkway Drive870-364-2130
CrossettWright Place1418 Highway 133 N870-364-3123
DE QueenAnything Grows348 Highway 71 N870-642-3626
Des ArcGarden Gate401 1Street Street870-256-3008
El DoradoCalk Farms4550 Junction City Hwy870-863-6866
El DoradoDiversified Services709 Timberlane Drive870-862-1301
El DoradoPittman Garden Center1305 W 19th Street870-862-8733
ElkinsHolland Wildflower FarmPO Box 328479-643-2622
EudoraSelman’s Nursery151 Gin Street870-355-2370
FarmingtonChicken Holler Lawn & GardenPO Box 180479-267-3328
FayettevilleTree Transplanters3715 N Business Drive #201479-251-0707
FayettevilleWestwood Gardens2104 E Mission Boulevard479-571-1500
FayettevilleWestwood Gardens4324 W Wedington Drive479-442-3500
Fort SmithA Touch of Color8207 Rogers Ave479-484-1020
Fort SmithFort Smith Garden Center4100 Planters Road479-646-0100
Fort SmithLafoon’s Greenhouse & Nursery8934 Rogers Ave479-452-4494
Fort SmithNeumeier Nursery & Florist3327 N O Street479-782-9987
Fort SmithSharum’s Garden CenterPO Box 6531479-649-0662
GlenwoodBloomin BasketsPO Box 435870-356-2522
GravetteGibson Garden & Gifts1206 1Street Ave479-787-6866
GreenbrierSpringhill Nursery & Market687 Highway 65 N501-679-6017
GreenwoodPlantscapes Garden Center1736A W Center Street479-996-9814
HamburgEllis Sherwood Greenhouse/Nursery781 Highway 8 W870-853-8156
HamptonBrushy Creek NurseryPO Box 528870-798-3874
HamptonCountry Road NurseryRR 2 Box 154870-798-4973
HardySonshine Nursery & Greenhouse429 River Road870-856-3291
HarrisonCamps Plants1100 N Main Street870-365-0841
HarrisonPlants Etc3983 Highway 7 S870-741-5875
HarrisonRamsey Nursery1311 N Highway 62 65870-741-8808
HarrisonRock Springs Garden5125 Rock Springs Road870-365-0870
HarrisonSunshine & Flowers1944 Highway 65 S870-743-5887
Heber SpringsLathrop’s Nursery & Landscapes601 Martin Street501-362-3029
HigdenValley Landscape & Nursery5 York Drive501-825-7198
HindsvilleBlooms-N-More4739 Highway 412479-789-7526
HopeCreationsPO Box 27870-777-8834
HopeLarry Byers Nursery & Greenhouse3918 Highway 29 S870-777-3543
HopeShades of Green Nursery & Landscaping597 County Road 8870-777-6887
Hot SpringsA Touch of Color4212 Central Ave501-525-4894
Hot SpringsBarton’s Country Gardens3820 Albert Pike Road501-760-1331
Hot SpringsBreashers Florist & Nursery4532 Park Ave501-624-6208
Hot SpringsBreckling Nursery1122 Golf Links Road501-624-5847
Hot SpringsDig This Inc2214 Spring Street501-321-2563
Hot SpringsGreen Thumbs664 E Grand Ave501-623-4307
Hot SpringsSpurlin Plant Farm1577 Shady Grove Road501-262-1930
Hot SpringsTranquil Gardens4882 Malvern Road501-262-0220
Hot SpringsUnique Garden & Outdoor Living1331 Airport Road501-760-7788
Hot Springs VlgCasa Verde Landscape & Nursery3924 N Highway 7501-624-2421
HoxieTaylor’s Greenhouse & Nursery888 Lawrence Road 504870-886-5911
HuntsvilleC J’s Tree Farm32292 Highway 23479-559-2605
JacksonvilleMoss Rock Nursery & Landscape3026 S Highway 161501-982-1079
JonesboroChurchill Nursery1103 Owens Ave870-932-8368
JonesboroHughey Nursery & Landscaping2201 Browns Lane870-935-4401
JonesboroMid-South Nursery & GreenhousePO Box 15106870-932-2036
JonesboroSouthlawn Nursery Inc3703 S Culberhouse Road870-931-9024
Little RockArkansas Flower & Garden ShowPO Box 25715501-821-4000
Little RockArkansas Garden Center15603 Cantrell Road501-868-9933
Little RockArkansas Plant Brokers9325 Ferndale Cut Off Road501-868-8733
Little RockArkansas Wholesale Plants15603 Cantrell Road501-868-9960
Little RockCantrell Gardens Nursery7800 Cantrell Road501-225-1030
Little RockChenal Gardens15723 Kanis Road501-217-8733
Little RockGarden Clubs Center-Little Rock1501 Kavanaugh Boulevard501-663-7515
Little RockGood Earth Garden Center15601 Cantrell Road501-868-4666
Little RockGreen Thumb Garden Center12000 Kanis Road501-227-5454
Little RockGreen Tree Nursery & Landscape9305 N Rodney Parham Road501-225-6305
Little RockHocott’s Garden Center3612 Kavanaugh Boulevard501-663-8376
Little RockPulaski County Garden Center12400 County Farm Road501-868-9816
Little RockRiver Valley Horticultural21701 Lawson Road501-821-4770
Little RockTlc Nursery & Supply1701 Bracy Road501-888-1444
870-342-5839   
870-246-6154   
501-724-3134   
870-793-8038   
870-251-3504   
870-251-4567   
870-698-9211   
501-882-2443   
501-882-5530   
479-855-2767   
479-493-2037   
479-795-2778   
479-273-5928   
479-273-1454   
479-271-2100   
501-865-1999   
479-965-2972   
870-445-2888   
870-231-2668   
870-836-4444   
870-836-9310   
870-836-9319   
870-836-0486   
870-283-5678   
870-283-0011   
870-588-4444   
870-983-2800   
501-329-1358   
501-327-2362   
501-329-6159   
501-329-1940   
501-336-0080   
501-513-0080   
501-796-8014   
870-364-2130   
870-364-3123   
870-642-3626   
870-256-3008   
870-863-6866   
870-862-1301   
870-862-8733   
479-643-2622   
870-355-2370   
479-267-3328   
479-251-0707   
479-571-1500   
479-442-3500   
479-484-1020   
479-646-0100   
479-452-4494   
479-782-9987   
479-649-0662   
870-356-2522   
479-787-6866   
501-679-6017   
479-996-9814   
870-853-8156   
870-798-3874   
870-798-4973   
870-856-3291   
870-365-0841   
870-741-5875   
870-741-8808   
870-365-0870   
870-743-5887   
501-362-3029   
501-825-7198   
479-789-7526   
870-777-8834   
870-777-3543   
870-777-6887   
501-525-4894   
501-760-1331   
501-624-6208   
501-624-5847   
501-321-2563   
501-623-4307   
501-262-1930   
501-262-0220   
501-760-7788   
501-624-2421   
870-886-5911   
479-559-2605   
501-982-1079   
870-932-8368   
870-935-4401   
870-932-2036   
870-931-9024   
501-821-4000   
501-868-9933   
501-868-8733   
501-868-9960   
501-225-1030   
501-217-8733   
501-663-7515   
501-868-4666   
501-227-5454   
501-225-6305   
501-663-8376   
501-868-9816   
501-821-4770   
501-888-1444