Washington D.C. Trees For Sale

Buying Trees and Shrubs in Washington D.C.The District of Columbia, also known as the Nation’s Capital, lies in the central eastern region of the United States near Maryland and Virginia. Washington D.C., although not a state, does have its own climate and weather patterns, similar to those of the surrounding areas. Washington D.C. identified the Scarlet Oak as the district’s tree in 1960. The Scarlet Oak is known for its red fall foliage. Native to the eastern United States, the Scarlet Oak is a fast-growing tree that prefers loamy-sandy soil, slightly acidic in nature. This medium-sized deciduous tree can reach almost 90 feet tall and can be identified by its “c-shaped” lobes on its thin leaves. Although this popular ornamental tree can bring the D.C. grower fall beauty, there are several other species from which to choose when planting in the Nation’s Capital. Due to its small size, distributed climate zones, and high population density, the smart D.C. grower will need to consider the following:

Best Trees for the District of Columbia Read about the specifics for the D.C. region 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.

  1. Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Ideal for adding color, providing ornamental beauty, and no-hassle maintenance.

  1. Arbequina Olive Tree

Ideal as potted plants, these trees are adaptable and edible.

  1. Arapaho Crape Myrtle

Ideal for spectacular colors, ornamental beauty, and easy maintenance. Fast Growing Privacy Trees in the District of Columbia The Washington District of Columbia is renowned throughout the United States as a comfortable, healthy, and safe state in which to abide. It is no wonder that D.C. residents may notice new homes being built nearby, new developments and shopping centers popping up, and highways carrying loud cars laid in bulk near their home. Planting trees along yard perimeters will add both privacy and beauty to the Washington D.C. yard. Although there are many options from which to choose, in Washington D.C., a planter cannot be mistook by the American Holly. Growing throughout the United States, American Holly is adaptable, fast-growing, and colorful. Reaching at least 15 feet in height, the American Holly forms dense evergreen walls reminiscent of hedge mazes. In addition, D.C. residents can also choose from the Leyland Cypress or Nellie Stevens Holly to form the perfect private paradise. Climate Washington D.C. falls within the humid subtropical climate region. The area experience four distinct seasons; spring and fall are warm, winter is mild to cool, and summers are hot and humid. In summer, temperatures average at 80°F during July days, and 66% humidity often accompanies the heat. The highest recorded temperature is 106°F in 1930. The city averages around 37 days above 90°F. Winters are cool, although the 38°F temperature averages above freezing. Still, nights can drop below freezing. The lowest recorded temperature in the city is -15°F in 1899. Soil Type Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. The District of Columbia’s soil consists of sandy, loamy soil, often rich with minerals from flooded areas. Regardless of the property’s location in The Nation’s Capital, 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. Congratulations, 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 Washington D.C. receives a moderate amount of rainfall, much of the annual precipitation falling from May to September. The annual average precipitation totals 40.78 inches, and two or more inches fall every month. Despite its subtropical location, Washington D.C. can receive snow, though usually only during Nor’easters every four to six years. Annual snowfall totals near 15 inches on average, accounting for these heavy blizzard years interspersed with lighter snow. Irrigation High population affects the Washington D.C. area, and as such, irrigation can be an important tool for managing and dispersing water appropriately to plants in need. Newly planted trees are specifically at risk for under-watering. The stress of transplantation has a negative effect on the tree, and providing healthy amounts of water, sun, and nutrient matter can be an effective way to ensure the new tree’s success. Growing Zones The District of Columbia has two unique growing zones, unsurprising for a small region. 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. Washington D.C.’s two zones move from southwest to northeast. The southern zone 7a is warmer, and temperatures here rarely drop below 0°F. A larger percentage of the state, north of the areas directly adjacent to the Potomac River, is in zone 6b. Here temperatures may drop as low as -5°F for extended lengths of time. Weather Damage As an inland area, the city of Washington D.C. is not as high risk for severe ocean-current related weather, although hurricanes, though weaker, usually track through the region. Flooding can be severe at times, with the low lying city adjacent to the Potomac River. The floods have caused severe property damage in the Georgetown area. Thunderstorms can be severe, with high humidity and cooling evening temperatures, these storms will often hit the region on summer afternoons. Remember, trees are a strong defense against flooding, as the roots prevent soil erosion.Washington D.C. State TreeScientific Name: Quercus Macrocarpa Common Name: Bur Oak TreeWashington D.C. State SoilTama SoilWashington D.C. State FlagWashington D.C. State SealList Of Nurseries and Garden Centers in Washington D.C.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 Washington D.C. nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Washington D.C. 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

Ames Landscape and Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Des Moines Nursery Company Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Struthers Trees Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Aldrich Tree Farm Wallace’s Garden Center Company Clearview Tree Farm and Nursery Ferris Tree Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Lowe-Berry Floral Creations Strautman Tree Farm Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Enchanted Gardens Snyder Tree Service and Nursery Cascade Forestry Service Inc Dierks Tree Transplant Inc Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Jordan’s Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Frontier Garden Center Kevin Kelly Tree Farm Roma Flower and Garden Center Gateway Gardening Center The Woodsmith Store Correctionville Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Hardiman’s Greenhouse Quality Curb Service Grube Lawn and Garden Holub’s Greenhouse Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Howell Tree Farm Oaks Garden Spot Garden Town USA Green Thumbers Wallace’s Garden Center Company Ladybug Landscapes Willowglen Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Augustine Tree Farm Des Moines Feed and Garden Shop Des Moines Seed and Nursery Company Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Great Plains Garden Center Schaecher’s Nursery Breitbach Tree Farm Willow Nursery Garden Center Deutmeyer Nursery and Sod Tremel Nursery and Lawn Ornament LA Don’s Gardens Estherville Garden Center Country Roads Drug Town Garden Center Hermsen Nursery Rider Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center G and L Nurseries Inc Oakcrest Gardens Terry’s Evergreen Valley Nrsry Garden of Dreams Dierks Trees Today Inc Hoys Tree Farm Lawn and Garden Center Flower Barn Garry’s Garden and Landscaping Tree Farm Wempen Enterprises Inc Lunzman Nursery In the Company untry Garden and Gifts Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Iowa City Landscaping Pleasant Valley Garden Center Jefferson Nursery and Tree Spade Outdoor Artistry Nursey Squirrel’s Nest Holub Gardens Miller Nursery Company English Valley Trees Goins Garden Center Tree Moving and Sales Williams Tree Farm Culver’s Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Isle of Green Garden Center Blackmore Gardens Blackmore Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Riveland Nursery and Garden Center Limestone Studios and Gardens Sunset Nursery and Garden Center Trees and More Nursery Mount Vernon Tree Transplant Green Thumbers Mahaska Park Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Gardenland Happy Acres Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Holub Greenhouses and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Thomas Tree Farm Lewis Brothers Tree Farm Cedar River Garden Center Splendid Valley Nursery Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Chip and Dale Nursery Morgan Oaks Tree Farm Lake’s Tree Farm Scotch Grove Nursery Silver Creek Nursery and Gdn Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Seed and Nursery Company Greenworld Inc Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Mosher Garden Center Mosher Garden Center Mosher Greenhouses Del’s Garden Center Jones Nursery and Garden Store Lone Tree Nursery Horak’s Landscape Nursery Kevin Kelly Tree Farm Washington Nursery and Landscape Meyers Nursery Platt’s Nursery Garden Shop Tiedt Nursery and Forestry Service Tender Top Gardens Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Earl May Nursery and Garden Center Winterset Seed Store4320 US Highway 69 1601 S Kellogg Avenue 2538 NE 102nd Avenue 1509 N Ankeny Boulevard 2908 NE 94th Avenue 315 Poplar Street 1941 Taylor Avenue 2605 Devils Glen Road 16247 285th Street 1610 Zachary Avenue 1504 S Marshall Street 2204 Mamie Eisenhower Avenue 58976 290th Street 1607 Radiant Road 18923 Highway 71 439 Washington Street 21995 Fillmore Road 9128 W Cedar Wapsie Road 2501 Melrose Drive 1715 W 1st Street 1200 Edgewood Road SW 5155 Northland Avenue NE 1941 Blairs Ferry Road NE 191 Quincy Avenue 2200 4th Avenue S 1845 Manufacturing Drive 10320 Hickman Road 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