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Connecticut Trees For Sale

The 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.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 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.

 

Connecticut Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
AndoverAndover Country Gardens5 Hendee Road860-742-6043
AvonAvon Cider Mill57 Waterville Road860-677-0343
AvonFarmington Valley Nursery138 Waterville Road860-677-2773
AvonSunnybrook Farms Garden Center407 W Avon Road860-673-1506
BalticBaltic Greenhouse Nursery201 Willimantic Road860-822-8921
BethanyAmity Gardens Inc720 Amity Road203-393-1219
BethanySimon’s Greenhouses5 Amity Road203-393-3403
BethelHollandia Nurseries103 Old Hawleyville Road203-743-0267
BethelNew England Tree Movers8 Birnam Wood Road203-748-3388
BethelSteck Nursery & Landscaping100 Putnam Park Road203-748-1385
BethlehemColumbine Gardens356 Carmel Hill Road N203-266-7350
BethlehemWindover Garden Center & Florist205 Main Street S203-266-7010
BloomfieldFrank’s Nursery & Crafts40 Tunxis Avenue860-243-3113
BoltonCropley’s Lawn & Garden Center1262 Boston Turnpike860-649-6364
BoltonTessier’s Nursery & Landscaper40 West Street860-646-3331
BoltonWhitham Nursery255 Hopriver Road860-643-7802
BoltonWhitham NurseryRoute 6860-643-7802
BranfordFrank’s Nursery & Crafts479 E Main Street203-481-8180
BranfordShelley’s Garden Center217 Main Street203-488-9479
BranfordSpruce Lane Tree Farm736 E Main Street203-488-9159
BridgewaterO’Donnell, John18 Stuart Road W860-354-5028
BristolBristol Mums Inc50 Pinehurst Road860-582-3151
BristolLarson Brothers Farm1379 Farmington Avenue860-583-4645
BristolWojtusik’s Nursery & Garden750 Terryville Avenue860-583-7279
Broad BrookEast Road Garden Shop149 Rockville Road860-875-6046
Broad BrookGardner’s Nurseries Inc77 Windsorville Road860-623-7361
BrookfieldBurr Farm Garden Center Inc25 Obtuse Road S203-775-2477
BrookfieldCaesar’s Nursery883 Federal Road203-775-2944
BurlingtonBaldwin Farm Perennial Gardens164 Rock Road860-675-3435
CanaanFalls Village Flower Farm27 Kellogg Road860-824-0077
CanaanKathy’s Farm Stand424 Ashley Falls Road860-824-1513
CheshireAffordable Landscape Materials1372 Peck Lane203-272-0747
CheshireCheshire Nursery Garden Center1317 S Main Street203-272-3228
CheshireDietrich Gardens1818 Highland Avenue203-271-6090
CheshireHilzinger Farm110 Schoolhouse Road203-250-1638
CheshireJohnny’s Farm Market & Garden831 W Main Street203-272-0707
CheshireTower Farms1338 Highland Avenue203-272-5952
ColchesterCircle Pine Farms203 Amston Road860-537-2322
CoventryPopple’s Farm & Garden Center89 Flanders Road860-742-9424
CromwellMillane Nurseries Inc604 Main Street860-635-5500
CromwellScovill Landscaping & Garden18 Hillside Road860-635-2639
DanburyAgway of Danbury80 Mill Plain Road203-743-7500
DanburyCovered Wagon142 Stadley Rough Road203-792-0898
DanburyDeer Free Inc10 Federal Road203-798-7922
DanburyDom’s Garden Center49 Padanaram Road203-744-6755
DanielsonJimmy’s Greenhouses677 Cook Hill Road860-774-2076
DanielsonNash’s Garden Center215 Wauregan Road860-774-0412
DarienGardener’s Center & Florist1396 Post Road203-655-2549
DurhamMiller Tree Farm301 Tri Mountain Road860-349-9511
DurhamSeasonal Shop386 Madison Road860-349-3497
East HaddamBallek’s Garden Center90 Maple Avenue860-873-8878
East HamptonPaul’s & Sandys Too93 E High Street860-267-0143
East HartfordHarvest Moon Hydroponics775 Silver Lane860-568-4067
East HartfordVinny’s East Hartford Home1375 Silver Lane860-569-0800
East LymeClauson’s Nursery2 E Society Road860-739-6881
EastfordStill River Flower Farm30 Old Colony Road860-974-0719
EllingtonBurke Ridge Farms Greenhouse95 Wapping Wood Road860-896-0888
EnfieldLeland R Hawthorne & Son Agway97 N Maple Street860-749-8189
EssexRiggio’s Garden Center136 Westbrook Road860-767-0126
FairfieldGanim’s Garden Center320 Kings Highway Cutoff203-333-5662
FairfieldGeiger’s Garden Center40 Belmont Street203-255-1024
FairfieldGreenfield Hill Garden Center1301 Bronson Road203-259-6828
FairfieldOliver Nurseries1159 Bronson Road203-259-5609
FairfieldPlant Factory Inc4185 Black Rock Turnpike203-255-6804
FarmingtonLexington Gardens Garden Center999 Farmington Avenue860-677-6061
GlastonburyLost in Thyme Gardens520 Ash Swamp Road860-652-8220
GlastonburySmith & Hawken140 Glastonbury Blvd860-633-8970
GoshenTown Hill Evergreen Farm260 Town Hill Road860-491-8733
GreenwichCeci Brothers Inc740 North Street203-869-2583
GreenwichEarthworks of Greenwich7 Parsonage Lane203-869-9054
GreenwichGreenwich Nurseries475 W Putnam Avenue203-622-0056
GreenwichIvy Urn115 Mason Street203-661-5287
GreenwichLawrence G Intrieri & Sons359 W Putnam Avenue203-869-3734
GreenwichPurdy’s Farm1353 King Street203-531-9815
GreenwichRoth Brothers Nursery1341 King Street203-531-4929
GreenwichSam Bridge Nursery437 North Street203-869-3418
GreenwichSkovron Nursery3 Bedford Road203-531-7586
GrotonFarmer Raith’s Garden Center1214 Gold Streetar Highway860-445-8400
GrotonGroton Garden Center1592 Gold Streetar Highway860-445-6474
GrotonTuthill’s Nursery & Garden Center215 Thomas Road860-445-7110
GuilfordFonicello’s Home & Garden Center800 Boston Post Road203-453-2072
GuilfordWilber & King Nurseries350 Goose Lane203-458-8733
HamdenBroken Arrow Nursery13 Broken Arrow Road203-288-1026
HamdenHamden Garden Center2415 Dixwell Avenue203-248-0386
HamdenParadise Nurseries226 Paradise Avenue203-288-4779
HamdenRidgehill Nursery2980 State Street203-288-0654
HamptonStuder Family Nursery48 E Old Route 6860-455-9706
LebanonChappell Nursery1114 Trumbull Highway860-642-6896
LitchfieldBranching Out Nursery22 Wheeler Road860-496-0879
LitchfieldLitchfield Hills Nursery Inc393 Torrington Road860-567-9374
LitchfieldLitchfield Horticultural Center258 Beach Street860-567-3707
MadisonHockings1250 Durham Road #C203-421-0027
MadisonShady Hill Nursery628 Summer Hill Road203-421-1133
ManchesterAgway Inc33 Adams Street860-643-5123
ManchesterGarden Sales308 Oakland Street860-649-9406
ManchesterWoodland Gardens168 Woodland Street860-643-8474
MeridenP J’s Plants543 W Main Street203-237-1174
MiddlefieldCountry Flowers Farms320 Baileyville Road860-349-3690
MilfordFrank’s Nursery1738 Boston Post Road203-877-9663
MonroeBenedict’s Home & Garden480 Purdy Hill Road203-268-2537
MonroeFrank’s Nursery & Crafts246 Main Street203-459-8233
MonroeMonroe Turnpike Nursery288 Monroe Turnpike203-268-0174
New CanaanElise Nursery530 Old Stamford Road203-966-3798
New CanaanKimberley Farms Nursery259 Frogtown Road203-966-8210
New CanaanKimberly Farms Nursery21 Grove Street203-972-0479
New FairfieldLocust Glen Garden Center181 State Route 37203-746-2506
New HartfordGresczyk Farms860 Litchfield Turnpike860-482-3925
New MilfordAgway of Candlewood376 Danbury Road860-354-9404
New MilfordCortina Gardens25 Bridgewater Road860-354-8120
New MilfordFieldstone Nursery48 Merryall Road860-354-3116
New MilfordMeadowbrook Farm228 Danbury Road860-350-4200
NewingtonMaple Hill Nurseries253 Maple Hill Avenue860-665-9049
NewingtonS A Frink Garden Center Inc67 Pane Road860-666-3659
NewtownBruce Sisko Earth Products142 Mount Pleasant Road203-426-2902
NewtownLexington Gardens32 Church Hill Road203-426-3161
NewtownNewtown Country Mill160 Sugar Street203-270-3441
NewtownSam’s Tree Farm138 Huntingtown Road203-426-2170
NewtownShaver’s Garden Center105 S Main Street203-426-5832
NorfolkGinger Creek Nursery764 North Street860-542-5143
North BranfordAgway North Branford11 White Wood Lane203-483-7800
North BranfordVan Wilgen’s Garden Center53 Valley Road203-315-2162
North BranfordVan Wilgen’s Garden CenterValley Road Off Route 139203-488-2110
North FranklinCedar Hill Nursery828 Route 32860-642-5572
North FranklinPlant Group Inc117 Pond Road860-642-6030
North FranklinQuiet Corner Nursery828 Route 32860-642-5572
North HavenAgway Inc66 State Street203-239-1687
North HavenBell Nurseries Inc1301 Hartford Turnpike203-248-5086
North HavenD’Addio’s Garden Center520 Washington Avenue203-239-7893
North HavenGarden Acres Garden Center343 Clintonville Road203-239-3275
North HavenPhil’s Garden & Design Center11 Montowese Avenue203-773-1400
North HavenSouthgate Nurserymen23 Todd Drive203-234-1350
NorthfordNatureworks518 Forest Road203-484-2748
NorwalkFrank’s Nursery & Crafts641 Connecticut Avenue203-853-4506
NorwalkHenry & Sons Landscaping168 S Main Street203-838-6966
NorwichAbsolute Garden Center146 W Town Street860-889-5681
Old LymeBridge Gardens92 Halls Road860-434-8244
Old SaybrookMaynard Greenhouses89 Ingham Hill Road860-388-3300
Old SaybrookPerennial Nurseries & Landscpg5 Orchard Lane860-399-9136
OrangeEnchanted Gardens & Ponds461 Derby Avenue203-795-3454
OxfordOxford Farms Nursery116 Christian Street203-888-7779
PlainfieldWestview Garden144 Plainfield Pike860-564-2136
PlantsvilleCurtiss Farms Retail806 S End Road860-628-9163
PlymouthWhitney Nursery153 North Street860-283-5787
PortlandPine Ledge Gardens1231 Portland Cobalt Road860-342-3980
PortlandWheeler Farm Gardens168 Bartlett Street860-342-2374
PrestonJack Brouwer’s Nurseries7 Rose Hill Road860-886-5136
Quaker HillMillaras Piggery & Gardens157 Bloomingdale Road860-443-4409
RidgefieldGarden of Ideas647 N Salem Road203-431-9914
RoxburyJ & H Flower Farm28 Apple Lane860-354-3853
SalemClark’s Greenhouse & Nursery344 Rattlesnake Ledge Road860-859-3330
SalemSalem Country Gardens380 New London Road860-859-2508
SalisburySalisbury Garden Center167 Route 44860-435-2439
SheltonHilltop Gardens of Huntington245 Walnut Tree Hill Road203-929-0456
ShermanGreenwoods48 Route 37 S860-350-6311
SimsburyBosco’s Garden Mart1376 Hopmeadow Street860-658-2428
SomersSomersville Gardens23 Hall Hill Road860-749-5535
South WindhamLadd’s Garden Center671 Windham Road860-456-4340
South WindsorBurgess Nursery373 Deming Street860-644-1966
South WindsorBurke Ridge Farms354 Niederwerfer Road860-644-8177
South WindsorDzen Tree Farm Inc215 Barber Hill Road860-648-2233
South WindsorWagon Shed Nursery Christmas155 Griffin Road860-289-7356
SouthburyClover Hill Growers215 Peter Road203-264-4554
SouthburyIn the Trees1534 Bucks Hill Road203-267-5486
SouthingtonFrank’s Nursery & Crafts1198 Queen Street860-793-9207
SouthingtonWinterberry Gardens Irrigation2070 West Street860-628-8585
SouthportSouthport Nursery Inc3611 Post Road203-259-8797
StamfordCoppola Country Farm Nursery37 Erskine Road203-322-1000
StamfordDesigns By Lee Inc129 Interlaken Road203-322-2206
StamfordExquisite Enviroments Gdn Center1351 Stillwater Road203-323-7444
StamfordGeno D Lupinacci Jr Tree18 West Avenue203-359-3100
StamfordJoe G Nursery16 Midland Avenue203-327-9554
StamfordPine Hill Flower Shop1392 High Ridge Road203-322-2188
StamfordPlant & Things By Franco5 Market Street203-359-9996
StamfordSchipper & CO65 Commerce Road203-358-8806
StamfordShanti Bithi Bonsai3047 High Ridge Road203-329-0768
StoningtonPequot Plant Farm591 Wheeler Road860-535-1785
ThomastonCrickett Hill Garden670 Walnut Hill Road860-283-1042
TollandColonial Gardens46 Hartford Turnpike860-875-8525
TorringtonGarden Shoppe Moscarillo’s1688 E Main Street860-482-9391
TorringtonKozlak’s Discount Nursery1377 E Main Street860-482-2094
TorringtonShephards Garden Seeds30 Irene Street #1860-482-3638
TrumbullPark Gardens Nursery1435 Huntington Turnpike203-374-3103
TrumbullPond Spring Nurseries7090 Main Street203-268-2148
TrumbullWakeman’s Nursery6923 Main Street203-261-3926
WallingfordVinny S Garden Center Inc1076 S Colony Road203-265-0590
WarrenLibby Tree Care100 Town Hill Road860-868-0748
Washington DepotShaepaug Flower Farm5 Blackville Road860-868-1190
WaterfordGreen Survival Gardens29 Rope Ferry Road860-442-8809
WaterfordPerennial Harmony368 Boston Post Road860-440-3653
WatertownMark’s Garden Center1115 Main Street860-945-6656
WatertownMark’s Landscape Supply1115 Main Street860-274-6898
WatertownPlanter’s Choice1450 Bunker Hill Road860-274-7620
WatertownPlanter’s Choice496 Bunker Hill Road860-945-6588
WeatogueBidwell’s Yard Garden & Pet133 Hopmeadow Street860-651-8555
West HartfordGledhill Nursery Inc660 Mountain Road860-233-5692
West HartfordMoscarillo’s Garden Shoppe2600 Albany Avenue860-236-5487
West HartfordPatrissi Nursery Center Inc35 Ringgold Street860-233-5578
West HavenB & B Flower Farm668 Jones Hill Road203-937-9794
West HavenSoundview Landscape Supply50 Industry Drive203-931-1230
WestportDaybreak Nurseries Inc500 Main Street203-227-5030
WestportGeiger’s Garden Center1135 Post Road E203-227-3811
WethersfieldComstock Ferre & CO263 Main Street860-571-6590
WethersfieldNorthern Gardens1943 Berlin Turnpike860-257-1337
WiltonGarden Inspirations & Deer89 Borglum Road203-762-3819
WindsorKen’s Nursery & Garden365 Hayden Station Road860-688-2874
WinstedTarts & Hoes12 Riverton Road860-379-4729
WolcottA Public Flower & Garden Center127 Mad River Road203-879-4049
WolcottAnimal House681 Wolcott Road203-879-6470
WolcottCountry Gardens472 Wolcott Road203-879-8887
WoodburyDeepwood Nursery1253 Main Street N203-263-2833
WoodburyGreen Acres524 Main Street S203-263-3204
WoodburyYoung’s Nurseries Inc130 Washington Road203-266-9136
WoodstockSprucedale Gardens Nursery20 E Quasset Road860-974-0045
WoodstockWoodstock Wild Flower Nursery422 Roseland Park Road860-928-9441