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Kansas Trees For Sale

The Sunshine State is rightly named, for Kansas is known for its hot, sunny summers. Cottonwoods adapt well to this environment, growing into 130 foot tall deciduous trees with cracked, thick bark. Native to North America, Asia, and the Greek and Macedonian regions referred to as Aigerios, Cottonwoods are so named because of their seeds, which display in a fashion similar to dandelion puffs, transported by strong winds. Though stunning emblems of Kansas, Kansans are not limited to the Cottonwoods and instead can choose from hundreds of tree varieties.

Due to its large plains, described by one as “flat as a pancake”, severe weather systems, and hot summers, the smart Kansan grower will need to consider the following:

– Climate
– Soil Type
– Average Precipitation
– Irrigation
– Growing Zones
– Weather Damage

Best Trees for Kansas

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

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

#3. Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree – Ideal for bearing fruit, providing character, and moving between inside or outside.

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

 

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Kansas

New developments throughout the United States mean more infrastructure, more people, and more invasion of privacy. The residents of Kansas have the option to plant and tend trees that produce privacy, turning away prying eyes and loud noises and instead enjoying the quiet and peace of private property.

The Leyland Cypress is the perfect privacy tree for Kansan inhabitants. The Leyland Cypress grows quickly, adds distinct charm, and produces thick barriers between a private abode and unwanted chatter. Growing between 3 and 5 feet a year, the Leyland Cypress will give the Kansan yard the fast-growing privacy for which they have been searching. Alternatively, the Thuja Green Giant and American Holly will bring privacy, color, and solitude to the savvy planter’s yard.

Climate

Kansas is typically split into a one-third region to the west and two-thirds in the east. A humid continental climate with cold winters and hot, humid summers characterizes the east, and a semiarid steppe climate runs west of U.S. Route 281. The most southeastern regions enjoy a humid subtropical climate with more precipitation than the rest of the state. All three climates can be found throughout the state, however. Temperatures in summer have risen as high as 121°F and in winter they have dropped to -40°F. Winter temperatures can vary greatly, and western Kansas has seen winters with temperatures as warm as 80°F.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. The state soil of Kansas is Harney Loam silt, which is one of the reasons westward travelers stopped and settled the region. The soil is a valuable resource to the region, and supports the primary industry of agriculture. Regardless of the property’s location in The Sunshine State, 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

Droughts and floods affect Kansas, and precipitation varies across the state. The southeast receives upwards of 45 inches of precipitation a year, whereas the southwest may only get about 16 inches annually. Similar patterns in snow are present, though these travel north to south. The far northwest can get 35 inches of snow in the winter, while the south may only receive 5 inches of snow.

Irrigation

With varying amounts of rainfall falling throughout the year, and a semiarid steppe, dry climate in the west balanced by humid continental climate in the east, the Kansan planter should consider irrigation essential prior to planting. Newly planted trees require access to consistent and controlled water resources, and the tree planter can provide this through use of a drip or sprinkler system.

Growing Zones

Despite its relatively large size, ranking in at the 15th largest state in the nation, Kansas only contains four growing zones. This is in part due to its relative flatness. 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. Once described as “flat as a pancake”, Kansas planters can expect small corners of its northwestern border with Nebraska to experience pockets of temperatures as low as -20°F. For most of the state, temperatures never drop lower than -15°F, with a small area southwest of Wichita finding temperatures remain at -5°F.

Weather Damage

Kansas is often represented in film and cultural impressions as being a state where severe weather is frequent, and this is justified. Many areas of the state are prone to strong collisions of multiple high pressure air systems, which result in tornadoes, supercell thunderstorms, and hailstorms. Kansas is behind only Texas in the number of tornadoes it sees a year. The spring and summer bring the worst, and summer thunderstorms often drop large hail. This leads to flooding and high velocity winds. Trees, once rooted, can help prevent erosion from flooding. Ensure trees are planted away from powerlines or buildings onto which they can fall.

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

 

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AlmaHinerville Gifts and Garden28001 Hinerville Road785-765-3337
AlmenaWindmill Farms806 Bourton Street785-669-2526
Alta VistaDouble Bar Pine Nursery and Tree9812 Highway K177785-499-6328
AltamontLavender Landscapes Nursery14076 US Highway 59620-784-9985
AtchisonK and L Garden Center2001 Main Street913-367-0494
AtchisonRoom To Breathe507 Commercial Street913-367-6171
AugustaPhelps Tree Farm110 S US Highway 77316-775-3490
Baldwin CityC Designs215 N 6th Street785-594-3366
Baldwin CityClearfield Farm2152 N 600th Road785-883-2078
Baldwin CityVinland Valley Nursery1606 N 600th Road785-594-2966
BurlingtonHuff Garden Inc617 Juniatta Street620-364-2933
CarbondaleHooterville Garden Center12165 S Topeka Avenue785-836-7395
Cottonwood FallsAnderson’s GreenhouseRR 1 Box 76620-273-6628
DerbyFlowers Tree Farm15430 E 47th Street S316-733-9443
DerbyHappy Plant Garden Center7430 Mcintosh Road316-788-1732
Dodge CityMueting Nursery and Landscaping607 S 14th Avenue620-225-5923
Dodge CityNature’s Corner Greenhouse11192 Kliesen Street620-225-5639
DouglassDeerfoot Farm12510 SW 200th Street316-683-5617
DownsBehind the Shed Garden Center61 W 30th Dr785-454-3519
El DoradoRogers Tree Farm and Spade Service1276 SE River Road316-321-0884
El DoradoTree Farm1706 SW Mustang Road316-322-8733
EllisPrairie Dell PinesRR 2 Box 86785-726-3480
EmporiaDavies Nursery and Garden Center1601 Prairie Street620-342-5736
EudoraJim’s Tree Service1139 Acorn Street785-542-2896
FowlerCreek Side Farm26131 A Road620-646-5586
FredoniaLetts OrnamentalsRR 1 Box 229620-378-2047
GalvaSheila’s Garden Market1062 20th Avenue620-654-3136
Garden CityWard’s Garden Center2703 N US Highway 83620-275-1902
GardnerWillco Landscaping Inc13130 Gardner Road #B913-856-5296
Great BendPohl’s Nursery and Landscape400 S Patton Road620-793-9612
HaysHays Greenhouse1327 Toulon Avenue785-735-2888
HaysRiedel Garden Center1358 US Highway 40785-628-2877
HesstonRuebke Landscaping504 E Hickory Street620-327-4278
HiawathaWolf River Nursery1460 195th Street785-742-9653
HillsboroGarden Center316 N Cedar Street620-947-3020
HoltonJarboe’s Nursery and Garden Spot13474 198th Road785-364-2905
HugotonYardmaster Lawn and Landscape225 S Main Street620-544-8030
IndependenceGarden Station323 E Main Street620-331-0005
IndependenceIndependence Nursery and Garden1000 S 10th Street620-331-8301
Junction CityWest Acres Nursery Inc2516 W Highway K18785-238-2647
Kansas CityJerry’s Nursery and Landscaping5319 N 139th Street913-721-1444
Kansas CityLarry’s Sunflower Market7560 State Avenue913-299-7030
Kansas CityMarc’s Gift and Garden Center1281 Merriam Lane913-722-6433
KingmanSouthwestern Nurseries625 E D Avenue620-532-2811
LawrenceClinton Parkway Nursery4900 Clinton Pkwy785-842-3081
LawrenceEarl May Nursery and Garden Center3200 Iowa Street785-749-5082
LawrenceWater’s Edge847 Indiana Street785-841-6777
LeavenworthLange’s Nursery24062 Tonganoxie Road913-727-2308
LeawoodGrass Pad5200 W 135th Street913-681-8948
LeboStrawder and Daughters Tree Farm1272 23rd Road NW620-256-6629
LiberalMayhan Garden Center401 S Clay Avenue620-624-7946
LindsborgLindsborg Greenhouse and Nursery523 S 3rd Street785-227-2751
LyonsNorth Side Nursery706 N Grand Avenue620-257-2700
ManhattanLee Creek Gardens3400 S 24th Street785-537-8262
Mc PhersonNelson Nursery1500 E 1st Street620-241-4585
MinneapolisBattle Creek Nrsy and Landscpg612 N Rothsay Avenue785-392-2989
MoundridgeZerger Tree Farm258 16th Avenue620-345-3361
NewtonSchroeder’s Nursery843 N Chisholm Trl620-367-2328
OlatheEarl May Nursery and Garden Center15060 W 135th Street913-782-3479
OlatheGrass Pad WarehouseI 35 & Highway 150913-764-4100
OlatheJoe’s Market and Nursery350 S Highway 7913-829-1151
OlatheKat Nurseries30050 W 135th Street913-856-5288
OlatheLoma Vista Nursery Inc12905 W 143rd Street913-897-7010
Osage CityStromgren Greenhouse and Floral1048 Laing Street785-528-4644
Overland ParkFamily Tree Nursery8424 Farley Street913-642-6503
PittsburgLongan’s Floral and Garden Center2723 N Broadway Street620-232-9051
PlainsFloral Gardens802 W B Street620-563-9224
PrattPratt Tree Farm10161 SE 25th Avenue620-672-7134
Shawnee MissionEarl May Nursery and Garden Center11725 Roe Avenue913-338-1340
Shawnee MissionEarl May Nursery and Garden Center21700 Midland Dr913-422-1505
Shawnee MissionFamily Tree Nursery7036 Nieman Road913-631-6121
Shawnee MissionHermes Nursery20000 W 47th Street913-441-2400
Shawnee MissionSuburban Lawn and Garden Inc10501 Roe Avenue913-649-8700
Silver LakeLambert Greenhouse and Nursery3036 NW Docking Road785-582-4273
St GeorgeHorticultural Services Inc11524 Landscape Lane785-776-5764
TonganoxieCountryside Garden Center1601 Commerce Road913-369-2100
TonganoxieLost Corner Farm19988 Tonganoxie Road913-845-3238
TopekaBig Trees1000 NW Buchanan Street785-233-5494
TopekaCeltic Bonsai1217 SW Mac Vicar Avenue.785-220-7425
TopekaHeifner Nursery and Garden Center4707 SW 6th Avenue785-272-1487
TopekaHerynk’s Greenhouse and Nursery7331 SW 61st Street785-478-4862
TopekaMetzger Nursery4211 SW Gage Blvd785-273-7138
TopekaMontgomery Gardens2835 SE 45th Street785-862-7338
TopekaSkinner Garden Store4237 NW Lower Silver Lake Road785-233-9657
UlyssesBird House Garden Center224 N Missouri Street620-356-3394
WichitaBrady Nursery11200 W Kellogg Street316-722-7516
WichitaDE Ree Nursery3852 S Broadway Street316-524-3403
WichitaHillside Nursery Inc2200 S Hillside Street316-686-6414
WichitaJohn Deere Landscapes3500 N Hillside Street316-832-1701
WichitaP and P Seed and Bait CO1901 E 21st Street N316-265-9930
WichitaPlant Kingdom Garden Center1842 S Woodlawn Street316-684-5991
WichitaSunnyside Nursery and Landscape9999 E Harry Street316-686-2141
WichitaWestside Garden Ctr and Nursery544 S 151st Street W316-722-0844
WichitaYard Art4600 W Kellogg Dr316-941-3508