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Connecticut Trees For Sale

Buying Trees and Shrubs in ConnecticutThe Constitution State is steeped in history, and it is because of this the Charter Oak, or White Oak, remains the Connecticut state tree. Reaching to between 65 and 85 feet tall, the White Oak does not grow tall but wide, laterally stretching itself over large expanses of ground. With historical roots, the White Oak represents independence to the Connecticutian.Connecticut is home to a temperate climate, with a wide variety of trees blossoming in both its rural and urban areas.

Due to its humid summers, frequent thunderstorms, and high population density, the smart Connecticutian grower will need to consider the following; climate, soil type, average precipitation, irrigation, growing zones and weather damage.

Best Trees for Connecticut

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

#1. Weeping Willow – Ideal for providing shade, sweeping beauty, and growth without minimal effort.

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

#3. Cold Hardy Avocado – Ideal for bearing fruit for delicious, edible profits, color, and adaptable qualities.

#4. Willow Hybrid – Ideal for providing privacy, fast-growing properties, and easy care.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Connecticut

As property in Connecticut 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 Connecticut, which will quickly grow after initial planting to offer 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

Despite its small size, Connecticut provides two distinct climates to residents. In the south, Connecticut’s boundary with the Long Island Sound brings in warmer temperatures and either a humid temperate or subtropical climate depending on slight annual variations. In the north, Connecticut’s geography contains the rolling Litchfield hills and farmland. The humid continental climate characterizes this region, with frequent mid-summer thunderstorms and temperatures ranging between extremes: -32°F to 106°F. Temperatures are on the rise, and the Connecticutian grower should anticipate summers lingering in the high 90s and low 100s.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Connecticut is gifted with rich loam, since rainfall and decomposing organic matter add fresh nutrients to the soil frequently. Called podsoils, Connecticut’s soil is characterized by 3-4 inches of decomposing humus followed by nutrient rich mineral soil. Regardless of the property’s location in the Constitution State, 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 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

Precipitation, in a variety of forms, is a frequent visitor of the Connecticut landscape. Connecticut is characterized by even precipitation patterns, with rain and snow falling throughout the year. Usually, the state receives an average of 50 inches of precipitation, which then flows into the Connecticut River. In the summer, thunderstorms bring frequent rain and lightning to the region, with storms typically occurring in the mid-afternoon. In the south of the state along its maritime border, rain is slightly less frequent as the shoreline ocean climate impacts rainfall.

Irrigation

With an abundance of water resources, Connecticutian planters should use irrigation as needed to maintain a constant flow of water. Hot summers mean the soil dries quickly, and underground irrigation systems can be beneficial. It is best to water to a three foot depth for trees, which will benefit from a controlled system. Newly planted trees require consistent access to water, so be sure to water frequently. Using irrigation systems that conserve water is essential for future water availability.

Growing Zones

Connecticut only displays three unique growing zones, which is still many for a state with such a small area. 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.  Trees and shrubs in Connecticut must be able to withstand low temperatures of between -15°F and 0°F throughout the zones. The middle zone, which ranges with minimum temperatures between -10°F and -5°F covers most of the state, with Zone 5b (-15°F to -10°F) covering the far northeast and northwest of the state and Zone 6b (-5°F – 0°F) covering the panhandle that dips towards New York and New Jersey.

Weather Damage

Connecticut does not see much extreme weather, with only its frequent summer thunderstorms causing occasional power outages. The state averages one tornado per year, and in recent times, has experienced damage from tropical weather systems like hurricanes. Downed power lines due to trees are frequent, so before planting in Connecticut consider where infrastructure items like power lines and buildings are in relation to any tree sites.Connecticut State TreeScientific Name: Quercus Alba
Common Name: Charter OakConnecticut State SoilWindsor SoilConnecticut State FlagConnecticut State SealList Of Nurseries and Garden Centers in ConnecticutIf 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 Connecticut nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Connecticut 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

Andover Country Gardens
Avon Cider Mill
Farmington Valley Nursery
Sunnybrook Farms Garden Center
Baltic Greenhouse Nursery
Amity Gardens Inc
Simon’s Greenhouses
Hollandia Nurseries
New England Tree Movers
Steck Nursery & Landscaping
Columbine Gardens
Windover Garden Center & Florist
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts
Cropley’s Lawn & Garden Center
Tessier’s Nursery & Landscaper
Whitham Nursery
Whitham Nursery
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts
Shelley’s Garden Center
Spruce Lane Tree Farm
O’Donnell, John
Bristol Mums Inc
Larson Brothers Farm
Wojtusik’s Nursery & Garden
East Road Garden Shop
Gardner’s Nurseries Inc
Burr Farm Garden Center Inc
Caesar’s Nursery
Baldwin Farm Perennial Gardens
Falls Village Flower Farm
Kathy’s Farm Stand
Affordable Landscape Materials
Cheshire Nursery Garden Center
Dietrich Gardens
Hilzinger Farm
Johnny’s Farm Market & Garden
Tower Farms
Circle Pine Farms
Popple’s Farm & Garden Center
Millane Nurseries Inc
Scovill Landscaping & Garden
Agway of Danbury
Covered Wagon
Deer Free Inc
Dom’s Garden Center
Jimmy’s Greenhouses
Nash’s Garden Center
Gardener’s Center & Florist
Miller Tree Farm
Seasonal Shop
Ballek’s Garden Center
Paul’s & Sandys Too
Harvest Moon Hydroponics
Vinny’s East Hartford Home
Clauson’s Nursery
Still River Flower Farm
Burke Ridge Farms Greenhouse
Leland R Hawthorne & Son Agway
Riggio’s Garden Center
Ganim’s Garden Center
Geiger’s Garden Center
Greenfield Hill Garden Center
Oliver Nurseries
Plant Factory Inc
Lexington Gardens Garden Center
Lost in Thyme Gardens
Smith & Hawken
Town Hill Evergreen Farm
Ceci Brothers Inc
Earthworks of Greenwich
Greenwich Nurseries
Ivy Urn
Lawrence G Intrieri & Sons
Purdy’s Farm
Roth Brothers Nursery
Sam Bridge Nursery
Skovron Nursery
Farmer Raith’s Garden Center
Groton Garden Center
Tuthill’s Nursery & Garden Center
Fonicello’s Home & Garden Center
Wilber & King Nurseries
Broken Arrow Nursery
Hamden Garden Center
Paradise Nurseries
Ridgehill Nursery
Studer Family Nursery
Chappell Nursery
Branching Out Nursery
Litchfield Hills Nursery Inc
Litchfield Horticultural Center
Hockings
Shady Hill Nursery
Agway Inc
Garden Sales
Woodland Gardens
P J’s Plants
Country Flowers Farms
Frank’s Nursery
Benedict’s Home & Garden
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts
Monroe Turnpike Nursery
Elise Nursery
Kimberley Farms Nursery
Kimberly Farms Nursery
Locust Glen Garden Center
Gresczyk Farms
Agway of Candlewood
Cortina Gardens
Fieldstone Nursery
Meadowbrook Farm
Maple Hill Nurseries
S A Frink Garden Center Inc
Bruce Sisko Earth Products
Lexington Gardens
Newtown Country Mill
Sam’s Tree Farm
Shaver’s Garden Center
Ginger Creek Nursery
Agway North Branford
Van Wilgen’s Garden Center
Van Wilgen’s Garden Center
Cedar Hill Nursery
Plant Group Inc
Quiet Corner Nursery
Agway Inc
Bell Nurseries Inc
D’Addio’s Garden Center
Garden Acres Garden Center
Phil’s Garden & Design Center
Southgate Nurserymen
Natureworks
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts
Henry & Sons Landscaping
Absolute Garden Center
Bridge Gardens
Maynard Greenhouses
Perennial Nurseries & Landscpg
Enchanted Gardens & Ponds
Oxford Farms Nursery
Westview Garden
Curtiss Farms Retail
Whitney Nursery
Pine Ledge Gardens
Wheeler Farm Gardens
Jack Brouwer’s Nurseries
Millaras Piggery & Gardens
Garden of Ideas
J & H Flower Farm
Clark’s Greenhouse & Nursery
Salem Country Gardens
Salisbury Garden Center
Hilltop Gardens of Huntington
Greenwoods
Bosco’s Garden Mart
Somersville Gardens
Ladd’s Garden Center
Burgess Nursery
Burke Ridge Farms
Dzen Tree Farm Inc
Wagon Shed Nursery Christmas
Clover Hill Growers
In the Trees
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts
Winterberry Gardens Irrigation
Southport Nursery Inc
Coppola Country Farm Nursery
Designs By Lee Inc
Exquisite Enviroments Gdn Center
Geno D Lupinacci Jr Tree
Joe G Nursery
Pine Hill Flower Shop
Plant & Things By Franco
Schipper & CO
Shanti Bithi Bonsai
Pequot Plant Farm
Crickett Hill Garden
Colonial Gardens
Garden Shoppe Moscarillo’s
Kozlak’s Discount Nursery
Shephards Garden Seeds
Park Gardens Nursery
Pond Spring Nurseries
Wakeman’s Nursery
Vinny S Garden Center Inc
Libby Tree Care
Shaepaug Flower Farm
Green Survival Gardens
Perennial Harmony
Mark’s Garden Center
Mark’s Landscape Supply
Planter’s Choice
Planter’s Choice
Bidwell’s Yard Garden & Pet
Gledhill Nursery Inc
Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe
Patrissi Nursery Center Inc
B & B Flower Farm
Soundview Landscape Supply
Daybreak Nurseries Inc
Geiger’s Garden Center
Comstock Ferre & CO
Northern Gardens
Garden Inspirations & Deer
Ken’s Nursery & Garden
Tarts & Hoes
A Public Flower & Garden Center
Animal House
Country Gardens
Deepwood Nursery
Green Acres
Young’s Nurseries Inc
Sprucedale Gardens Nursery
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