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    Shade Trees for Desert Southwest

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    Chinese Pistache Does very well in the southwest it is usually pest and disease free. Low watering and easy to maintain.

    This shade tree is a great choice for many southwestern landscapers. It turns a rich red color during the fall and provides great shade. it has an umbrella-like canopy and can grow up to 50ft tall.


    The young Chinese Pistache looks somewhat gangly and out of place, but when it reaches maturity it is beautiful shade tree.
    Fertilize your shade tree in spring when foliage sprouts. This tree is drought tolerant but requires regular watering when first planted.


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    oak shade trees
    Live Oak Tree Does extremely well in the southwest it provides plenty of shade and can be trimmed to almost any shape.

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    This tree is a great choice for many southwestern landscapers. It is a evergreen tree and sheds old foliage falls during the fall and provides great shade. it has an umbrella-like canopy and is one of the fastest growing oak trees in the world.


    The Live Oak tree is moderate to fast growing evergreen shade tree. It can grow up to 60ft tall and about 100ft wide when mature. When it reaches maturity it is beautiful shade tree. Fertilize your live oak tree shade tree in spring when foliage sprouts. This tree is drought tolerant but requires regular watering when first planted.


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    Weeping Willow Tree(Salix babylonica) Extremely fast growing tree. This is the tree to purchase if you need fast now. Long narrow type leaves that droop down which gives it that "weeping effect". It is deciduous and will turn a goldish yellow in the fall. It is also one of the first trees to leaf out during early spring. The root system is somewhat invasive and they are prone to insects. This shade tree is a great choice for many southwestern landscapers.


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    Modesto Ash Tree(Fraxinus velutina) Moderate to fast growing tree. It is deciduous and the leaves turn a bright golden yellow in the fall. They can grow about 50ft tall and 50-60ft wide. Excellent shade tree for medium sized backyard. This tree is drought tolerant and can tolerate poor soil, which makes it a good choice for southwestern landscapers.

    The Arizona Ash is another good all time favorite. It is very similar to the Modesto ash but sightly taller and narrow leaves. It is very drought tolerant once it gets established. The more water you provide it during it's first 2-3 years after planting the faster it will grow.



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    The Raywood Ash Tree

    I love this shade tree it is a moderate to fast growing tree that provides lots of great shade plus - it will also give you color during the fall season as it turns a nice dark reddish color. The care and water requirements are the same as all Ash trees.

    Plant it in the front of your home for a really great landscaping scene. Not only will it provide you with shade it will also give you that nice curb, landscape appeal. Your neighbors might ask "where did you get that tree"?




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    Mimosa(Albizia julibrissin `Rosea`) Moderate to fast growing tree. It is deciduous and the leaves turn a bright golden yellow in the fall. The can grow about 50ft tall and 50-60ft wide. Excellent shade tree for medium sized backyard. This tree is drought tolerant and can tolerate poor soil, which makes it a good choice for southwestern landscapers.

     

     

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    AUTUMN GOLD MAIDENHAIR TREE

     

    This shade tree is a non-fruiting male specimen. It will turn a golden yellow in fall. Its symmetrical upright branching form becomes broad with age. Deciduous. Full sun. Slow-growing to 35 to 50 feet high, equal width.

     

    It is also called the Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' tree.

     

     


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    Black Locust Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia Zone: '4 - 9' Sun: Full Sun - Partial Sun "The Black Locust tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, is sometimes called the yellow locust. Black Locust trees grow naturally on a wide range of sites but do... more You can purchase this tree by clicking on the photo to the left.







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    Idaho Locust Scientific Name: Robinia x ambigua Full Sun - USDA zones 4 - 8 Idaho Locust tolerates summer heat and dryness as well as winter cold. Does very well in the desert southwest. They have beautiful fragrant pink flowers and grows to about 35ft. tall and 25ft. wide. It is a shade and ornamental tree.





    Color Your World Nurseries Guzman's Garden Centers will usually have these type of shade trees year round. If you have questions you can CONTACT US here via email.




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