Unique Small Evergreens for Landscape

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/11/2018

small unique hedges-1Small evergreens can bring lots of color and character to any size landscape. These are some of the most valued plants in the landscape because they retain their color all year. And, if you have a smaller yard, don’t worry! There are plenty of unique small evergreens that take up little room and hold onto their leaves year-round so that they can add plenty of color and personality to your landscape.

 

 

Our Recommend Small Evergreen Trees for Landscaping in Arizona

We have some of the most beautiful and interesting evergreens available that thrive in our arid environment. Homeowners and landscapers alike rave about being able to form them into interesting shapes for formal gardens. Some homeowners choose to let them grow as a hedge. We can use them to hide things, create privacy hedges, or to create a stunning landscape design.

For instance, topiary Junipers are popular because of their dense foliage. Junipers are an excellent choice for shaping into spirals, pom-poms, poodles, and more. The Wax Leaf Privet is another unique small evergreen. Wax leaf displays beautiful white blooms in the spring. They also feature glossy green foliage that is easily pruned into topiary forms. When talking about small evergreens, we need to mention our semi-dwarf citrus trees. Citrus trees provide lots of colors, emit a pleasant fragrance, and bear the sweetest and tastiest fruit!

Use these plants to enhance your landscape, and you can make your outdoor living space more colorful and intimate, too.

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Wax-Leaf-Privet-24box-650x650-MVNWax Leaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’): This evergreen is highly adaptable to topiary forms. They are a must-have in topiary gardens and look lovely in pyramid form flanking walkways and gateways. People also like to use them in neat, vertical poodle forms in elegant pots, placing them near the front door or porch steps. Springtime yields a profusion of fragrant, white flowers. The glossy evergreen foliage is its key feature, so we like to use them as a lush background foliage. We can also use them as a large-scale windbreak. Ligustrum ‘Texanum’ have a fast growth rate and a compact form that makes them one of the most versatile evergreens in a landscape.

 

 

juniper_pruned_mvn_650x650Junipers (Juniperus): Few plants can match the versatility of this evergreen. We can use them as a ground cover, privacy screen, or in vertical forms. These are very durable specimens that are built to thrive in our desert climate. We have many varieties available, in different sizes and shapes. If you are looking to add artistic flair to your landscape, consider using our Juniper topiaries. You can find them at our nurseries! They feature attractive needle-like and/or scale-like leaves that can bring plenty of year-round color to landscapes. Once established they require little water!

 

 

braided_hibiscus_Braided Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis): Bring the look and feel of the tropics to your landscape! Our braided Hibiscus have had their stems trained together early in their growth, to create an appearance that is sure to attract all the right attention. These plants are a work of art! They produce the large and bold blooms that hibiscus is noted for in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, and bicolor.  They stay small so that they can fit virtually anywhere in your landscape. Their exposed trunks add an element of style. With their lush, glossy foliage and beautiful flowers, it is easy to see why these are favorites for using as an entryway focal point or to brighten up a sunny corner in your landscape.

Plumeria-650x650Plumeria (Plumeria var.): Plant Plumeria in your landscape and enjoy the colorful show of summertime flowers! The bloom is not just pretty, they are also fragrant, exuding scents of jasmine, citrus, spices, gardenia, and more! These are tropical trees with a gorgeous display of green leathery leaves and thick stems. They like to be planted in a sunny location in your landscape so that they can bloom properly. We can plant them nearly anywhere. There is a wide range of varieties and colors available, so visit any of our nursery locations and allow our nursery pros to help you find the perfect small tree for your landscape!

Care Guide!

 

 

CITRUS-INSTACitrus: Our semi-dwarf citrus tree is a beautiful, compact tree that is going to fit well in any situation in your yard. With this evergreen tree, you get the benefit of the flower, the fruit, and the compact size. We like to use them for shade, privacy, and of course, the nutritious fruit! The citrus trees at Moon Valley Nurseries are grown from Carrizo rootstock. This vigorous rootstock is resistant to many diseases and produces the sweetest tasting fruit anywhere. Plant these evergreens near windows and enjoy the view and aroma! Some of our favorites include:

 

 

 

Lemons: We sell the best varieties for our area, Meyer, Lisbon, and Eureka! These small trees have green foliage and bear juicy fruit ideal for cocktails and meals.

Tangerines: Sweet tasting tangerines are bursting with juicy flavor! We sell the best varieties for our area including Satsumas, Clementine, Mandarin, and Sunburst.

Oranges: Orange trees are a must-have in any edible garden. And at Moon Valley Nurseries, we have been growing the best varieties from only registered rootstock for over 20 years! These are magnificent landscape trees, and when the flowers bloom, you can’t help but be taken by the fragrance!

Kumquats: The “little gold gem” of the citrus family, Kumquats offer numerous health benefits including anti-oxidants and essential oils. These beautiful landscape trees are shrubby and compact so that they are ideal for any size yard.

 

We Can Plant Unique Small Evergreen Trees That Make a Positive Impact in Your Landscape

Increase property value with our value-engineered evergreen trees. Moon Valley Nurseries has been custom-growing the world’s best trees for over 20 years. We have the smaller trees available that are lush, beautiful, and ready to adorn your landscape. Allow our nursery pros to help you find the perfect tree for the perfect spot in your yard.

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The Moon Valley Difference: Our People and How We Grow and Plant the World’s Best Trees

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/3/2018

Nursery2Moon Valley Nurseries only hires the best of the best! Every year, we take top honors as the best nursery, voted on by the residents in the area. It is not just our amazing services and an incredible selection of trees, palms, shrubs, and other plants that make us America’s best nursery – it’s our people, too!

Our People

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Our people love working here. In fact, we were voted one of the best places to work in Phoenix! We have dedicated employees that have been with us since day one – that’s twenty-plus years and counting!

You see, we take great pride in our nursery pros because they know what it takes to help our customers achieve their dream landscape. Every one of our employees is an expert and knowledgeable on all things trees and plants. Also, when it comes to designing yards, no one can match our experienced nursery experts that know all about the trees and plants that thrive where our customers live. From xeriscape to Mediterranean and tropical landscapes, our staff knows what grows best in our desert environment – we live here, too! Our landscape design specialists have created dream yards and beautified neighborhoods throughout the Phoenix area, from Arcadia to Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee and all the great communities in our beautiful state!

A visit to any of our Phoenix area nurseries is a fun and rewarding experience, whether you come alone or bring your family. Our team members will be glad to show you around our beautiful nurseries. Allow us to help you handpick the perfect trees for the perfect spots in your yard. From Canary Island Date palms to Ficus, Tipu trees, and a wide assortment of cacti and succulents –  feel free to ask our nursery pros about anything that we sell!

And, after you have completed the process of selecting the exact trees, our nursery pros will maintain and care for your tree so that it is just as perfect as when you first laid your eyes on it. Our nursery crew takes pride in their work and is passionate about taking good care of trees and plants. The proof is in our massive inventory of amazing-looking trees, palms, shrubs, hedges, and other plants. Plus, we employ our own experienced planting crew that goes above and beyond so that you will love the look of your beautiful new yard!

 

How We Grow

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Buying a tree from Moon Valley Nurseries is one of the best things you can do for your landscape. After all, we value engineer our products to save you money. Other nurseries in the area sell much smaller trees and price them as though they are bigger trees. We don't! We sell bigger trees at the lowest prices. We grow our trees for you, our valued customers. Our trees are grown in containers, which have a higher survival rate and no shock when planted in the summer. Plus, if you prefer a younger tree so that you can watch it grow, container trees grow much faster than field dug trees. Our trees are grown from our selected mother trees in our labs, and in our local climate. So, it’s a tree that we will always guarantee. 

When you purchase a tree from Moon Valley Nurseries, you are getting the finest-quality trees that are custom-grown to thrive in your landscape!

How We Plant

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Relax and allow our experienced crew to do all the work. You Buy It, and We Plant It! How great is that? Let’s face it, we know what works, which is why we are a favorite tree nursery throughout the Southwest. Since we grow our trees in a container, they are much easier to load, unload, and plant. When we install our trees, they are guaranteed to be planted at the right depth because the container is set into the hole. And, compared to field dug trees, we will always have a much greater selection of trees available during most times of the year. Our professional planting includes doing all the hard labor work, such as digging and planting. But that’s not all. We also apply mulch and our world-famous Moon Juice. Everything we plant is guaranteed to grow!

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Landscape And Garden Tips for July

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/3/2018

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Tips to Keep Your Landscape Looking Good All Summer Long

 

It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Well, the heat may be putting a bit of a damper on comfortable living, and our material in our landscape is likely showing heat stress, too. No need to panic as we are here to help!

If you have been following and keeping up with our blog, you probably have the best-looking landscape in the neighborhood. If it’s your first time reading our monthly landscape and garden tips, now is an excellent time to read up on our expert recommended tips. Our nursery pros have covered some important tips for taking care of our trees and other plants this summer.

 

How to Water, What to Plant, and More!

 

The best time to do any gardening is in the early morning or later in the day. The goal is to avoid the heat. So, do your chores when the temperatures are much more comfortable.

Watering: Early risers have an advantage in the summer. We recommend watering early in the morning, between 4 am and 8 am. Watering early in the morning reduces the evaporation loss. Deep watering is the best way to ensure that the entire root zone becomes saturated. When it comes to watering trees, be sure to saturate the soil at least three feet deep and for shrubs, drench the soil at least one foot deep. We will want to deep water with a hose every ten to fourteen days. Water your containers twice a day. If you notice white crust building up in containers, it’s salt buildup; remove and water heavily to flush out salts. 

Keep an eye out for summer drought conditions. We recommend deep watering your flower beds and vegetable gardens two to three times a week.

Fertilizing: Apply a slow-release fertilizer to containers. Feed your roses during the middle of the month to encourage more flowering. Moon Valley Nurseries has developed specialized blends of fertilizers that can give the material in your landscape a helping hand during the summer. Our fertilizers are designed to help trees, palms, and shrubs recover from any heat stress. Purchase our fertilizers at all Moon Valley Nurseries locations.

Protect the Trunk of Your Tree: Did you know that trees can get a sunburn, too? They can, and unlike humans, applying sunscreen is not going to benefit the tree. Young trees will need protection when the temperatures rise. We recommend protecting a new tree from sunburn with a Protective Tree Wrap. It is also smart to stake both young and older trees. Staking the trees will provide some stability when the high winds or monsoon comes in.

Mulching: If you are looking to keep the soil moist all summer long, we recommend applying mulch around the base of the tree. Adding a three to four-inch layer of mulch is an excellent way to retain moisture and keep your soil cool during the summer months. We will also want to keep a thick layer of mulch around the roots of trees and shrubs.

Pruning: This is the time to remove any faded or dead flowers to encourage new growth. We will want to remove annual flowers that have finished flowering.

Vegetable Garden: We will want to plant transplants of tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. This is an excellent time to start seeding lima beans, pumpkins, and squash.

Tip: If you have garlic and onions, they are ready when their tops start to bend over. After they have dried for a couple of weeks, remove their tops and store in a cool place.

Lawn Care: We recommend raising the mowing height to 2.5 to 3-inches. Also, water your lawn with one inch of water per week.

 

Our Experts Recommend Planting these Trees This Month

 

tipu_1_origTipu (Tipuana tipu): Anyone that is looking for a shade tree is sure to love and appreciate the amount of shade these fast-growing trees can create. These trees are a favorite throughout Arizona. They are water-wise trees that can thrive in intense desert heat. People love their year-round beauty. They feature feathery bright bluish-green foliage and put on a show when the golden blooms appear from late spring to early summer. Of course, in the summer, it’s all about the shade, where Tipuana tipu trees are star performers. Plant them as an excellent street tree or lawn tree or use them as a tree for the patio.

 

live_oak_specimen_SLIDE_1Live Oak (Quercus virginiana): These are long-lived trees with a beautiful spreading canopy that can block sunlight and create shade. Live Oak is an iconic tree that can live for hundreds of years. They are excellent trees for Arizona because they require little water once established. Homeowners rave about their low maintenance features and families are sure to love mature trees that offer plenty of climbing opportunities. If you want to create massive shade and a privacy screen, we recommend planting them in rows!

 

 

 

mesquite-2Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis): This is a thornless variety of Mesquite, and it’s one that features a wide canopy that can provide light, filtered shade to create a comfortable area outdoors. This tree is classic featuring soft, bright green, fern-like foliage and dark, twisting branches that add visual interest to any landscape. These trees are water-wise, so they are also an excellent choice for a dry rock garden, or planted near pathways and patios where the shade they create is sure to be appreciated by everyone. We recommend planting a few of them together as groves so that they can create a privacy screen complete with shade coverage.

 

chinese_elm_650x650-min2Chinese Elm ‘True Green’ (Ulmus parvifolia): Plant a Chinese Elm tree on your lawn and bask in the shade it can provide! This summertime favorite grows with a wide, umbrella shape that provides a comfortable picnic area. The canopy spreads fast so that it can provide plenty of shade, even at an early age! The foliage is a lovely, dark green color that looks exceptionally beautiful in the summer.  Families are sure to love a mature True Green tree, offering the chance to climb its limbs or attach a tire swing for hours of fun.

 

 

 

ficus-rubiginosa-in-landscape-nice-multi-650X650-MVNFicus: Shade, check. Privacy features, check. Beauty, check. It is easy to see why this is one of our most popular trees! It features dense evergreen foliage with a wide-spreading canopy that creates the shade you need to provide relief in the summer. The dense foliage can also block unwanted views and help to create a private yard. Also, if you live near a busy street, they can act as a natural sound barrier. Moon Valley Nurseries offers the best varieties for our area including Indian Laurel and Rubiginosa.

 

 

 

catawba_crape_myrtle_SLIDE_2Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia): Vibrant color in your landscape can make the heat a little more bearable. These small to medium trees bloom in the summertime, creating an abundance of color that paints our landscape with a variety of hues. Summertime colors range from white to red, purple and pink. Homeowners with smaller yards will appreciate its ability to fit in tighter spaces. They are drought tolerant and are sure to add instant curb appeal. Plant them in the front yard and create drama when you highlight the tree with nighttime landscape lighting!

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The World Famous Tipu Tree

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/2/2018

 

Tipu Tree: Tree of the Week

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One of the best shade trees you can find anywhere is the Tipu tree! Yes, this semi-evergreen tree with an unusual name is fast becoming a favorite throughout Arizona. In fact, Tipuana tipu is world famous for its high-spreading canopy and attractive foliage that provides shade. Don’t let the blistering sun keep you from enjoying your yard. Yes, if it is shade coverage you are after, there are not too many better trees than this. When talking about this tree, one must mention its feathery, bright bluish-green foliage. The foliage is not the only lovely feature. This fast-growing, colorful flowering tree puts on a show when the golden-colored blooms arrive in late spring and last to early summer. Adding to the colorful show are the butterflies that cannot get enough of the flowers.

A native of South America, Tipu trees thrive in warmer climates, such as what we experience in Arizona. These trees have a fast growth rate, so anyone that is looking to provide cooling shade over a larger space will want to have one planted in their landscape. Their exotic and tropical appearance makes them a perfect fit no matter where they are installed. That said, it is an excellent street tree or lawn tree. This is a fun tree for kids because they will love resting under its high canopy. Also, if you don’t park your car in the garage, park the car next to a Tipu tree – it will help keep cars cool on hot days!

Everyone is looking to save money. In the summer, we might see our bills skyrocket because of too much energy use. After all, the temperatures are soaring, and we want to be able to live comfortably in an air-conditioned room. There is a way to reduce the temperatures inside a home without having to suffer from the heat – plant specimen Tipu trees! With proper planting around a house, the massive amount of shade these trees provide can reduce the heat inside your home because you’ll be using your AC less often! They grow fast, and our landscape design specialist will be glad to show you where to plant them to reduce the temperatures inside of your home!

Besides being beautiful shade trees, Tipuana tipu trees are excellent permaculture trees! They absorb nitrogen from the air and put it in the soil, enriching the health of the soil along the way. These trees are good for the soil, and they can benefit other plants in the garden, too!

How to Grow Tipu Tree in Arizona

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Watering: Deep watering is the best way to help the soil settle around the roots. In our arid environment, it is a good idea to water about two to three times a week. Use a drip or soaker type water hose. Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Applying mulch around the base of the tree can help retain water during the summertime. Once established, they will have a high tolerance to drought.

Light Exposure: Plant these lovely trees in a location that receives full sun exposure. Full sun is at least six hours of direct sun per day.

Pruning: Remove any broken, dead, or diseased branches from limbs. Remove any branches flush with limbs and limbs flush with trunks.

Fertilizer: Feed with a regular diet of our specially blended fertilizers.

Tipu trees can come to the rescue to make our hot summer days a little more bearable. And, besides the shade they can provide, this colorful tree can also help increase property value by adding plenty of curb appeal!

Prepare to get cool – plant a bigger, value engineered Tipu tree! Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location to view one of these majestic trees for yourself. We will do all the work. That’s right. Our professional planting crew will do the digging and planting!

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Why Hedges are Perfect for Any Landscape

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/29/2018

hedges-az-caThe perfect yard should always have privacy in mind. After all, if your goal is to spend lots of quality time outdoors with your friends and family, the last thing you want to worry about are nosy neighbors getting into your business. And, if you have children, private yards can provide some peace of mind when our kids are playing outside. We want to be able to let our kids play in a safe place, away from the eyes of strangers. Hedges are the perfect solution for creating a secure and private play area for everyone in your family!

  • Can block unwanted views
  • Can help reduce road noise
  • Can help create a private landscape
  • Can create shade
  • Can be used as a windbreak
  • Add value and beauty to yards

 

The Perfect Yard Always Starts Out with Privacy

 

We know that no two landscapes are the same. Some properties have huge backyards. Some yards are much tighter. There is a solution no matter what size yard we are working with. Hedges such as Indian Laurel Columns and Italian Cypress are perfect for planting in tighter spaces and creating privacy. Block that unsightly view with something beautiful – plant hedges!

 

Hedges Can Create Shade, Too

 

Planting hedges around a property line does more than create a private area. That’s right. Hedges can also create some of that cool and comfortable shade we need during our blistering hot sunny days of summer! And, guess what? When hedges are installed properly around your home, they can help lower the temperatures inside your home. Lower the heat in your house, reduce energy use and save money!

When it comes to hedges, shade and privacy are definitely high on the list of attributes.  That said, hedges are also highly effective windbreaks. Also, if your property is next to a busy road, our fully-grown hedge specimens can help reduce sound from the street, and may even block that bright street light that keeps you up at night.

 

Our Top Hedges for Arizona Yards!

 

To take full advantage of hedges, we recommend buying them as big as you can. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we are your privacy hedgequarters! We have the largest and nicest-looking hedge specimens that you will find anywhere, ready to create privacy, shade, beauty, and much more!

ficus-nitida-column-36-row-with-alIndian Laurel Columns (Ficus nitida columns): One of the best hedges you will find anywhere is our Indian Laurel Columns. We like to plant them to create a living wall of privacy. These evergreen beauties can create an instantly private landscape and are the ideal choice to create a perfect yard. They thrive in desert environments and are water-wise, so they are well-suited for Arizona landscapes. As a bonus, homeowners love them for the massive amount of shade that they can add! Go ahead and enjoy some time in your backyard. Relax, unwind, or have fun, and do it in the shade, without nosy neighbors getting into your business. Plant these Ficus nitida columns in your yard and take in the dense green foliage that adds a splash of color to our arid environment.

 

bottlebrush_2Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus): Plant this evergreen in your yard and create a colorful privacy screen! The Bottlebrush features showy blood-red bottlebrush-like flower spikes that can paint your yard in hues of red! The red blends in beautifully with the blue-green foliage. Line them up along a property line to create a living wall brimming with color. Hummingbirds are attracted to the fragrant flowers, so kick back and enjoy the spectacle of birds humming in your private yard.

 

 

 

Oleander_logoOleander (Nerium oleander): Arizona homeowners know that they can count on this colorful, fast-growing hedge to create privacy. Summertime yards are more exciting thanks to the blooms of white, red, and pink flowers that occur until fall. They are drought-tolerant, so they are ideal for any water-wise landscape. Beautiful flowers and dark-green, leathery leaves make this a top choice for use as a living privacy fence. We like to plant them so that they can block unwanted views in style!

 

 

 

golden_bamboo_slide_2Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea): Golden Bamboo is a must-have in any Zen garden. Also, in your personal Zen garden, you are going to want to eliminate any unsightly visual distractions to keep yourself at peace and one with nature. Bright yellow stalks and lush green leaves grow together to further enhance the feeling of a tropical Zen garden, complete with privacy. It's easy to create a living wall for privacy when planting Golden Bamboo. These plants grow fast in a clustered growth pattern that creates a barrier in no time at all. Function meets beauty!

 

 

hopseedHopseed (Dodonaea viscosa): This native desert shrub has a similar growth habit to Oleander and can be used as an attractive hedge or privacy screen. Unlike Oleander, there are no colorful flowers. However, Hopseed more than makes up for that thanks to their bright green evergreen foliage that is sure to add vibrant greenery to any yard. They look fantastic and can block unwanted views growing in their natural form or pruning them into a formal hedge. They are very drought tolerant, so they are perfect hedges for any yard in Arizona. Feel free to use this sun-loving shrub as a tall, narrow screen or hedge.

 

 

Hedges are a welcome part of any landscape all year long. A natural fencing solution can increase property value and is always going to be good for the environment. It’s summertime, enjoy your yard with shade and privacy! Moon Valley Nurseries has the hedges you need. We do all the work, too!

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The Moon Valley Difference – Our Service and Our Quality!

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/29/2018

mvn_tatum_07-1Anyone that has visited Moon Valley Nurseries is sure to tell you the same thing – they have the biggest and most beautiful trees and plants they have ever seen. And, they will also tell you about the VIP service, and that they can buy the best selection of trees and plants anywhere, at the lowest prices! For instance, our 15-gallon trees are bigger than anyone else’s 24-gallon trees! We save you money and can help you create an instant landscape. With our trees and the help of our landscape design specialists, we can create your dream landscape!

 

The World’s Best Selection of Specimen Trees, Shrubs, and Other Plants

 

Perhaps you have heard about us and are ready to visit our nurseries. Well, the first visit to any of our nurseries is a memorable one. We have the largest and most beautiful trees on the market, all grown in our local climate so that they will thrive in your landscape. We have the bigger shade trees you want to create shade in your yard right now. It is summer after all, and our majestic shade trees, such as our Ficus trees, can help create a much more comfortable outdoor space.

The perfect yard always starts out with privacy. Moon Valley Nurseries is your privacy headquarters. We grow and plant the hedges that can create a private yard, with shade, too! Yep, we grow the things that add beauty and value to yards and properties throughout Arizona. We grow our trees and other plants longer than any other nursery, and we guarantee our products!

There is no doubt that our trees are bigger than anyone else’s. We offer wholesale prices to the public, so we save you money, too. That’s right! We value engineer our products, so you get the absolute best tree at the lowest price! We want our customers to save money because we want to help make the world a better place with our custom-grown trees!

No other nursery can touch the quality of our trees and our services. We are the grower, wholesaler, and retailer that grows hundreds of thousands of trees, palms, shrubs, and other plants. We grow everything so that every person can enjoy a beautiful new yard. We grow the best and biggest trees for our customers!

Landscape Design Specialists

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Bring in your ideas for your dream yard! We know that one of the best ways to increase property value is with a beautiful new landscape. The great thing about a new landscape is that unlike an interior design remodel, plants and trees never go out style. In fact, trees and plants grow fuller and more beautiful as they mature! Of course, knowing how to piece everything together can be a challenge for homeowners. The good news is that with our professional team of landscape design specialists, it cannot get any easier. We have been helping people achieve their dream landscape for over 20 years, and our design specialists work with you to make it all happen. We treat all our customers the way we would want to be treated. Allow our team to help you create the landscape you have always wanted, using the best, value engineered trees and plants on the planet!

Free Planting – You Buy It and We Plant It!

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Thanks to our free planting services, it cannot get any easier to come home to a yard that will be the envy of your neighborhood. Allow our experienced planting crew to do all the work! That’s right. Our “You Buy It, and We Plant It” is a service that no other nursery can touch! Our crew will dig the holes, install the trees, shrubs and other plants in the proper location, and ensure that it will thrive in your landscape. We guarantee the work we do!

Easy Financing!

Did you know that you can have your dream yard while paying over time? It’s true! We offer 12-month zero interest financing on approved credit via Green Sky. Funding a home improvement project with Green Sky will allow you to conserve your money. Plus, unlike many other credit cards, when you fund a project with us, you can typically get a lower interest rate! It is quick and easy to apply. Go ahead, handpick the specimen trees that create instant shade and the palms that can create a backyard tropical oasis! You can do all this without breaking the bank!

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5 Tips for Caring for Palm Trees in Arizona

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/20/2018

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Palm trees are a common sight in the Phoenix area. There are beautiful palms lining walkways at Arizona State University, and towering palms are seen in many of the most prominent neighborhoods in east Phoenix.

Most palm trees are subtropical or tropical. A few of them are also surprisingly cold hardy. We have seen a few palms growing in unexpected places such as Portland, Seattle, and Denver!

And, while palm trees are not native to Arizona, we sure do love the sight of them. These are some of the best architectural plants. Palms are ideal for accents in the garden, planted poolside, at the golf course, or planted along the pond at your favorite park. Even though they aren’t natives, they have adapted well to our area. In fact, they are associated with the concept of a desert oasis, helping us humans adapt to our harsh summertime environment. 

Even though it is hard to miss the many palms that dot our landscape, only one species is native to Arizona. The California Fan Palm, (Washingtonia filifera) is said to have been transplanted to Arizona via animals dropping seeds.

A grove of palms creates shade, and besides offering relief from the sun, they can make us think of fun-filled vacations. Of course, yellow and brown foliage is not the picture of a healthy palm and is no fun at all. The good news is that with special care, we can keep our palms thriving so that they can help us feel calm and relaxed during this time of the year. These iconic trees require minimal maintenance, which is another reason to love palms!

 

Issues to Look For

Keep an eye out for these issues that palms can have early on, and you can keep the lush appearance of your palm for years to come. 

Yellowing leaflets: Are the leaflets on older fronds turning yellow? The palm might be lacking magnesium. Older fronds are the ones that are lower on the tree. A deficiency in Magnesium can turn beautiful fronds into yellowing fronds.

Orange or yellow spotting: A potassium deficiency can cause older fronds to acquire yellow or orange spots. This deficiency can also cause the trunk to be narrow. 

Scorched fronds: Do newer fronds appear scorched? Are the leaflets starting to curl? If so, there may be a Manganese deficiency.

Did you know that one of the most common causes of palm tree death is a result of improper fertilization? It’s true!

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Five Tips for a Healthy Palm 

Palms, like all plants, benefit from loving care. A bit of maintenance goes a long way in keeping palms lush and lovely. We spoke to our experts and below are five tips for keeping the foliage of your palm green and healthy all year long.

Planting: Knowing where to plant your palm is an excellent start. The type of tree you have will determine the perfect spot. Other factors to consider when planting include the amount of sun exposure and the amount of space required to grow.

Let the Pros do the Digging: Get your palms planted right the first time – let our pros do the digging! Our professional planting makes it easy to have the yard you have always wanted. It includes all the digging, planting, and mulch. We also add Moon Juice. Everything we plant is guaranteed to grow!

Watering: Fertile, well-drained soil will help established palms thrive. Irrigating newly planted palms is beneficial. You will want to be sure to keep the soil sufficiently moist because it is essential to keep the palm healthy. Look for signs of stress from a lack of water. Slow growth and browning on the tips of the oldest leaves are symptoms. Some palm species show signs of stress when the leaflets wilt. The trunk can hollow out or collapse from water stress. Be sure to water deeply about four to five times a week when the temperatures reach above 100 degrees. Drip watering or using a soaker hose with a very slow trickle is recommended. An easy way to check the moisture level in the soil is to grab a little shovel and scrape the surface at least six inches deep.

Tip: We recommend watering in the early morning or late afternoon during the summer.

Fertilizing: Keep your palm looking healthy with the proper fertilizers. A fertilizer, such as Super Palm Juice, has magnesium, which can prevent it from being iron deficient. Palms love this easy-to-apply liquid – it can reach roots fast! This fertilizer can help increase moisture and nutrient uptake. Super Palm Juice can also stimulate root growth and can help protect against stress. Moon Juice is recommended for palms because it has manganese, which can help them prevent and recover from stressors.

Cleaning and Trimming: Hosing off the palms periodically with a water hose can help control spider mites and other sucking insects. Also, frequent washing provides some humidity. Some palms are self-cleaning and will shed the old leaf bases on their own. For those palms that hold their bases, they can be trimmed. Prune them by slicing the old bases off at the very bottom of the base. Always make sure that you do not cut into the trunk. Also, always clean any tools with rubbing alcohol so that you can prevent diseases from spreading, Of course, for best results, hire a professional tree trimmer.

 

We do the Work!

Palms bring value and interest to any landscape in Arizona. Moon Valley Nurseries can do the work! Allow our nursery pros to help you design and select the perfect palms. We deliver and plant them, too. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we custom-grow palms that are ready to thrive in your yard. Visit us and check out our beautiful palm trees, such as our Piru Queen Palms and King Palms, which are two of the most popular palms for any size yard. Our Canary Island Date Palms add elegance and luxury to all types of properties. Line up some Date Palms along a driveway and create a grand entrance! Mediterranean Fan Palms are the ideal size for planting in small areas! We have just what you need to establish an oasis with palms in your yard. Moon Valley Nurseries only sells palms that are guaranteed to be disease-free!

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The Importance of Fertilizing Your Trees in The Summer

Posted by Arica Harrison on 6/14/2018

moon-juice-nvAs summer is here in Arizona, we need to act now and fertilize our trees before it’s too hot. Yes, trees need a little help just like our flowers and other plants. It is important to make sure we are using fertilizer to assist in the healthy growth of our planted trees. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we understand the need and importance of fertilizing and have compiled some key information to pass along to you. 

 

What is Fertilizer?

First off, let’s start off with the basics – what is fertilizer? Fertilizer is any substance, natural (organic) or chemical (inorganic), that is added to soil or plant tissue to increase its health and nutrients. Most fertilizers contain essential micro and macro nutrients that trees and plants need that might not be present in the soil. Macro-nutrients are the substances needed in large quantities, some are found in air and water – Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen. The main macro-nutrients usually needed in addition are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium; Nitrogen is the most likely to be deficient in our soil.  The secondary nutrients which are less likely to be missing from soil are Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur. Among the common micro-nutrients (nutrients needed in much smaller amounts) are Zinc, Manganese, and Iron.  

 

Why is Fertilizer Important?

Urban and suburban trees need additional nutrients than what is provided in the surrounding environment. Unlike trees growing naturally in forests, our planted trees have more stressors and deficiencies. Forests provide naturally occurring fertilization due to animals and decomposing material found within their environment. Our trees do not have those same opportunities as we usually rake away fallen leaves and must deal with city stressors and construction. By using a fertilizer, we can provide the much-needed micro and macro nutrients that are deficient in our arid Southwest environment. When growing, trees need a steady supply of nutrients, fertilizing achieves that. By supplementing essential nutrients, we can assure that our trees will grow healthy and strong. Fertilizers help trees protect themselves from pests and disease – mush like how eating helps our immune systems. Healthy trees can withstand damage from their environment, like wind and heat stress.  It is important to fertilize our trees so that they can grow healthy and we can enjoy them instead of stressing over them. 

 

When Should We Fertilize?

Here is Arizona, now is the perfect time to fertilize your trees to get them the essential nutrients to help them thrive during our hot summer months. By fertilizing now, we can give our trees a better chance at fighting against heat and summer stressors. Last chance before it gets too hot! After it gets over 110 degrees, we suggest that you don’t do normal fertilizing but use Moon Juice, a liquid variety to help summer growth, every month. And every other month, to use Moon Valley’s Soil & Water Conditioner. 

It is important to set up a regular fertilizing program to ensure that you will have healthy trees all year round. We suggest fertilizing or using Moon Juice monthly to help with our warmer weather and dryer climate. If you want to have clear guidelines and timeframe, don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable pros at your local Moon Valley Nursery. Our custom blended fertilizers are designed to trigger growth responses so they can be used at any time, even after the ideal springtime growth season. 

Here are some signs of things to look for that fertilizers can help with: 

- Yellowing leaves that are smaller than normal. Overall growth is stunted – possible Nitrogen deficiency. 

- Small leaves with scorched edges, may be purplish or blue-green in color. Leaves may fall early. Overall growth seems weakened and reduced – possible Phosphorus deficiency. 

- Tips and edges of leaves are yellow and look scorched with brownish-purple spotting underneath – possible Potassium deficiency. 

- Leaves turn dark starting at the base and going outward then die – possible Calcium deficiency. 

- Leaves are yellow between the veins which stay green – possible Iron deficiency. 

- Center of leaves turn yellow or reddish in color. Dead spots appear – possible Magnesium deficiency. 

- Upper leaves turn yellow in the center between the veins – possible Manganese deficiency. 

- Veins are a lighter color than the tissue in between – possible Sulfur deficiency. 

 

Choosing a fertilizer can seem like a daunting process, as there are many varieties and choices out there. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have developed highly specialized blends of fertilizers that we use throughout our growing farms and nurseries. Grower proven and grower approved. We want to remove any guesswork and confusion during the decision process. Any of our nursery professionals can help you select the perfect fertilizer for your tree’s needs. Below are a few of our recommended picks for trees. 

moon_juice_fert_better_2Supercharged Moon Juice –  Perfect for all trees and plants. Moon Juice has Furst liquid technology which helps maximize your tree’s potential. It includes a proprietary blend of organic enzymes and amino acids that stimulate the growth signals within a plant or tree. Moon Juice contains the three most important micro-nutrients – Iron, Manganese, and Zinc. It also has Vitamin B-1, thiamine mononitrate which is beneficial for new plantings. Moon Juice enhances a tree’s ability to recover and prevent issues from stresses caused by extreme heat, transplanting, and other events. Supercharge your trees! 

 

palm_juice_fertSuper Palm Juice  Palm trees are a major staple in Arizona landscapes. And just like the unique look they bring, palm trees need a unique blend of nutrients. Moon Valley’s Super Palm Juice is custom blended as a liquid to include Potash, Manganese, Iron, Sulfur, Zinc, Copper, and Boron. This super easy-to-use liquid will help produce stronger, thicker trunks and dark green fronds creating a healthier palm. Use Super Palm Juice to correct yellow, weak, or disfigured fronds. 

 

 

moon_dust_fertMoon Dust  All-purpose tree & plant fertilizer! A custom, organic blend that contains the three macro-nutrients needed, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potash (Potassium). This is a quick dissolving granular fertilizer that is beneficial for all plants and trees. Moon Dust was especially developed for tough, compact, and alkaline soils. Designed for the desert, so perfect for Arizona, Moon Dust contains perfect amounts of Sulfur and Gypsum to fight the effects of salt in the soil. The #1 all-purpose fertilizer in the US!  

 

 

moon_green_fertMoon Green  Say goodbye to yellowing foliage! Moon Green is a safe and easy-to-use solution for yellowing trees and plants, which is a common problem here in the Arizona desert. Developed to help fight Iron Chlorosis (deficiency), we combined Iron with our Furst liquid technology for an easy fix. Along with being a liquid Iron supplement, Moon Green also helps reduce soil alkalinity and neutralize caliche clay soils. But most of all, it promotes greener and darker leaves (and grass)! Use Moon Green to bring greenness back into your landscape during our hot summers. 

 

soil_conditioner_fertSoil & Water Conditioner  Use this to make watering and fertilizing more efficient. Ideal for use with any fertilizers as it helps optimize soil conditions. Desert soil can be the most difficult part in growing trees as it is hard and has a high pH level. Moon Valley’s Soil and Water Conditioner helps breakup the salt buildup and loosens tough soil. The Sulfur contained will reduce the high pH level and lets the salt flush out of the root system. Gypsum leads to better drainage and loosening of the soil. By using the Soil & Water Conditioner every other month, your soil will be healthier which will allow your trees to access needed nutrients and water. 

 

Wait no longer! Call or visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location to pick up the perfect fertilizer and supplements for your trees (and palms) today. Use the knowledge of our nursery pros to help select a fertilizer and plan a regime to keep your trees healthy and thriving! 

Let’s not forget to keep our lawns healthy and growing all summer long with Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer! This pilled homogeneous fertilizer is easy to apply to lawns and acts quickly. Get healthy, green grass with fewer weeds and damage with regular fertilization every four to six weeks. 

 

 

 

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Chinese Elm Trees Create Shade!

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/12/2018

Chinese ElmThe Chinese Elm is a favorite shade tree in the United States, especially in Arizona. Do we ever get used to the summertime heat? Some people do. The good news for those that never get used to the bright sun and heat is that you don’t have to spend all your time indoors. As comfortable as an air-conditioned room can be, we can get a little stir-crazy staying indoors all-day long. Trees can come to the rescue! Plant specimen trees and get ready to breathe some fresh air.

 

Chinese Elm: A Valuable Shade Tree for the Desert Landscape

Trees are a valuable and essential part of the desert landscape. They provide a resting spot for those of us that don’t want to be cooped up indoors because of the blistering sunshine. Beautiful shade trees increase property value and add color to our arid environment, too. Can you imagine our native landscape without trees? We sure can’t! So, if you are looking for a tree that can block the sunlight, look no further than the Chinese Elm tree.

There are a couple of different varieties of Chinese Elm available. Varieties include ‘True Green,’ ‘Drake,’ ‘Sempervirens,’ ‘Allee,’ ‘Dynasty,’ and ‘Everclear.’ There are even dwarf varieties that are commonly used for bonsai. In fact, Ulmus parvifolia is one of the most popular bonsai trees. Of these varieties, many homeowners tend to agree that the ‘Tue Green’ and ‘Drake’ Chinese Elm are the most attractive of all. They feature small, deep-green leaves that stay attractive, even in the summer!

Don’t let the summer sun keep you from being outside. After all, it’s the summer and the days are longer! Fire up the barbecue, start a game of horseshoes, or just lounge by the pool or patio. Plant this shade tree in your landscape and feel free to enjoy your view, and our majestic desert scenery no matter how sunny it gets outside. Here’s why. Chinese Elm, botanical name Ulmus parvifolia, grows fast, so you will not be waiting too long to enjoy a picturesque and comfortable spot in your yard. In fact, once you have one of these trees in your landscape, you will be glad to know that you can expect to have excellent shade coverage at an early age! Feel free to rest and picnic under its umbrella-shaped canopy – it can spread up to 70-feet wide!

Did you know that the Chinese Elm is the only elm species that can tolerate the severity of the low-level elevation of the Arizona desert?

 

An Excellent Shade Tree for a Small Landscape (And Large Landscapes, Too!)

In the United States, and throughout our area, Chinese Elm is often found in yards as a patio tree or sun screen. It can grow up to 60 feet tall, with a vase-like shape and a spreading, weeping branch habit that can create a comfortable spot outdoors, even when the sun is on full-force. Of course, this tree grows fast. However, buying a big specimen tree is your best bet to take advantage of all its incredible characteristics. You see, when appropriately placed around the home, a big specimen can block out the sunlight that hits the house, which can help lower the inside room temperatures! Be sure to speak with one of our design specialists, and we will be glad to show you how!

A Tree that Creates Life-long Memories

Did you grow up around trees? Remember all those precious memories playing in your yard? Your parents probably let you stay and play outside longer because they had a Chinese Elm tree in the back, providing lots of shade to protect you from the sun. Big specimen trees are begging for someone to climb and explore their limbs. Do you remember your first crush? This is the type of tree that your kids may want to engrave the initials of their first crush. Keep the memories going, from generation to generation!

Let’s talk about the bark of this tree. Besides its beautiful green leaves, the mottled bark is something that gets plenty of notice, too. When the distinctive bark sheds, it resembles camouflage-like patterns that attract both young and old alike.

 

How to Care for Chinese Elm

American Elm trees were once highly prized shade trees. Then they fell on hard times. Dutch Elm disease devastated many American Elm trees – millions in North America. Chinese Elms were introduced as a response to this devastation and with fantastic results. These disease-resistant varieties are helping to make a comeback of these classic trees. Since being introduced, Ulmus parvifolia elms have thrived in the United States, making homeowners, landscapers, and commercial property owners happy along the way! After all, shade trees such as a well-developed Chinese Elm can add curb appeal and help attract home buyers and customers. Plus, who doesn’t want to have a beautiful tree that can block out the blazing sunlight in their property during the summer!

Trimming: Even though Chinese Elm has a higher resistance to Dutch Elm disease, it is not immune to it. Always be sure to examine mature trees for signs of diseased or dead branches. If there are diseased or dead plant materials remove them and burn them. Young trees will benefit from selective pruning. Doing this can help the young trees develop correctly and prevent wind damage. Prune young trees early so they can develop good branch structure. Our experts custom-grow them and know how to prune and train this tree.

Watering: Once established, it is a drought-tolerant tree. In the summer, it is good to water any young trees weekly. Deep irrigation is the best way to water, especially during our hot and dry summer. Do not let your tree dry out completely.

Mulch: Add mulch immediately after planting. Mulch can help the soil retain moisture and can help control weeds.

Fertilizer: Ulmus parvifolia is very resistant to pests and diseases. That said, fertilization can help maintain the tree and increase their resistance to injury from disease and insects. Moon Juice is ideal for maximizing the health of your tree.

Where to Plant Chinese Elm

The Chinese Elm is among the best elm trees for making great shade. They prefer to grow in a location with full sun or partial shade exposure. These trees can grow in a wide range of soil conditions and can tolerate cold temperatures once the colder weather arrives. Since they can tolerate urban conditions, they are often planted as street trees in city gardens. This tall and fast-growing tree is an ideal park tree, too! Plant them in your backyard, add a resting bench, and create a park-like setting. Plant one in the front yard to add curb appeal and to cool the hotter parts of your house. These classic trees bring plenty of interest no matter where you have one planted. Speak with a Moon Valley Nurseries professional for placement ideas. Our design specialists will be glad to show you the best places to plant one in your landscape.

Chinese Elm Tree Varieties We Sell

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we always save you money by selling big specimen trees in small boxes. We are proud of custom-growing the best-quality trees with perfect roots so that they will thrive in your landscape. We value engineer our products so that you get the best price on a tree that you cannot find anywhere else. We love Chinese Elm trees and carry two of the best varieties available, ‘True Green’ and ‘Drake.’ Both varieties are going to provide dense summer shade!

drake-elm-2Drake’s Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’): This disease-resistant variety features an attractive broad-spreading crown to block the sunlight. Feel free to take in the shiny dark green leaves and the shedding bark no matter how sunny it is outside. Thanks to its ability to block the sunlight, spending time outdoors in the summer can be a much more comfortable experience. This tree is an interesting addition to any landscape. We like to use it as a focal point or as a shade tree for the lawn or patio. It is an excellent choice for all sizes and types of landscapes in Arizona.

 


 

chinese_elm_650x650-min2Chinese Elm ‘True Green’ (Ulmus parvifolia ‘True Green’): Relax under the umbrella-shaped canopy! These extremely fast-growing trees are ideal for the play area and any size yard. We love its glossy green foliage and of course, the added attraction of the mottled, peeling bark. This tree is an excellent choice for the desert. They require less maintenance and clean up than many other trees. As impressive as this tree is in the summer, it puts on a show in the fall as the green foliage turns to a bright yellow color.

 

 

 

Plant more trees! Classic trees such as the Chinese Elm are good for the environment and can make people feel good, too! Do not let the sun keep you from enjoying your yard. We believe that Ulmus parvifolia is one of the best sustainable landscape trees for making shade. Plant these iconic trees in your yard and enjoy your summer!

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Caring for Palms in the Summer

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/6/2018

top-palms-to-plantThe lush, tropical appearance and majestic silhouette of palms can bring lots of interest, beauty, shade and much more to our Arizona landscape. We can plant some of the best-looking palms in our area, such as the smaller-sized Mediterranean Fan Palm, the elegant Date Palm, and an Arizona favorite, the Piru Queen Palm, to name just a few.

 

To Do List

Since the weather is sweltering in the summer, we are going to water our palms more than usual. Besides watering, feeding them with the proper fertilizer is beneficial, too. And, when it comes to pruning and trimming, you can do this all year. However, for best results, hire a professional.

Watering: When the temperatures reach above 100 degrees, deep water about 4 to 5 times a week. Keep in mind that tight clay soils that don’t drain may require one less time per week. Loose, sandy soils may need a bit more water per week. A great way to check the soil is to scrape the surface at least six inches deep with a little shovel. If the soil feels dry, it is time to water some more. We recommend drip watering or using a soaker hose with a very slow trickle so that the soil can absorb the water. Let the soil dry out thoroughly, then repeat the process.

Fertilizer: Keeping palms healthy-looking can be a breeze with the proper fertilizers. Moon Valley Nurseries has taken the guesswork out with our all-purpose fertilizers with the essential micro and macro-nutrients every palm tree needs to thrive in our desert environment. Our fertilizers are very easy to apply!  

Super Palm Juice: This fantastic liquid has Magnesium, which can keep the palm looking green. Palm trees love Magnesium, and it keeps the palm from being iron deficient. It helps increase moisture, nutrient uptake, stimulates root growth, and helps protect against stress. Apply this Super Palm Juice at least once every three months for spectacular results! This is an easy to apply liquid that can reach the roots fast!

Moon Juice: This concentrated liquid contains the three most essential micro-nutrients that every tree and plant needs – Iron, Manganese, and Zinc. Palm trees love this juice because it can help them prevent and recover from the stresses caused by extreme heat.

Moon Dust: This all-purpose fertilizer can be applied monthly for optimal results. It has the essential micro and macronutrients palms need to thrive in our desert environment.

Pruning and Trimming: Make sure you use sterilized equipment to prevent contamination and spreading disease. We recommend hiring a professional to do the job of trimming and pruning.  

 

 

Palms to Plant in Arizona this Summer

Summertime in Arizona is dry and hot! Humans have adapted to live and thrive in the Phoenix heat. How about our beautiful palm trees? Water is the most crucial ingredient for the well-being of palm trees in the desert. Sure, many of the best palms in our area can handle the extreme temperatures, but when it comes to water, they will need more than what mother nature provides this time of the year.

It’s never too hot to create a tropical paradise with palms. Moon Valley Nurseries is the grower of everything we sell so that they can be planted in our summer temperatures. That’s right. Our palm trees are grown in our local climate, so they have been acclimated to our local environment!

date_palm_-1Date Palms (Phoenix dactylifera): These elegant palms are native to the desert environment, so they thrive in Phoenix. If you are looking to add instant appeal and class to your property, you can do no wrong with these big marquee palms. Turn any landscape into a resort-style home! Line them up, and it can create plenty of shade, too. Our palms are certified disease-free and very drought hardy. Newly planted Date Palms should be watered every day for the first three days. After the first three days, allow the area of the trunk to dry completely in between watering applications.

 

 

_piru_queen_palms_Piru Queen Palms (Syagarus romansoffiana): These palms are super hardy and can handle the Phoenix heat with ease! Create a spectacular tropical effect by planting in groups of two to five trees in varying heights. We like to plant them around water features, gazebos, and patios where they add to the tropical appeal. And, if you have a pool, they do not have an invasive root system, so feel free to plant near sidewalks and pool decks. We know that the temperatures are going to reach above 100 this summer, so water them about four to five times a week.

 

 

 

canary_island_date_palms-1Canary Island Palm (Phoenix canariensis): These natural beauties are prized for their elegant appearance. They are also called the Pineapple Palm because its crown resembles a pineapple. We sell Phoenix canariensis with diamond-shaped pattern trunks that add an instant and luxurious look to any landscape. These palms love the warm weather and thrive with full sun exposure. They are clean and very durable, too. As a bonus, they are very low maintenance palms, and we only sell certified disease-free Canary Island Date Palms. Plant them in groups for luxuriant tropical shade!

 

_mediterranean_fan_palm_Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis): These are touted as being the hardiest of all palms. Plant them in the front yard as a focal point or poolside; they can create a tropical look to any landscape no matter where you plant them. People love them because they will rarely outgrow their space, and they are very easy to maintain. Trim them up to clear the trunk or let them grow into a shrubby form that can block unwanted views.

 

 

 

 

mexican_fan_650x650-minMexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta): These classic resort-style palms have a single trunk that looks spectacular when skinned to give it a “cigar-cut” effect. Line them up along a driveway and create a grand and formal entrance. These are local favorites and one of the easiest palms to grow. They are drought tolerant once established and can adapt to a wide range of soils. These palms are versatile and ideal for planting near the pool or as an accent palm.

 

 

 

 

Moon Valley Nurseries sells certified disease-free palms that are ready to thrive in our local climate. Allow us to help you create your dream landscape with the best-quality palms in the world!

We value engineer our products, so you get the best-quality trees at the best price!

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