The Best Trees Exclusive to Moon Valley Nurseries

Posted by Jessica Downs on 5/10/2019

Twenty-Five Years Creating the Moon Valley Difference!

There are many reasons that make Moon Valley Nurseries so much different than other nurseries in the country. One of those big reasons has a lot to do with how much work we put into our trees from the very beginning. The way we grow and take care of a tree as it matures is what makes them the best trees you can find.

One of the coolest things we do at Moon Valley – and something that helps us have the best trees – is grafting and creating new versions or hybrids of existing trees to have less flaws, be healthier, and more resistant to overall plant health hazards. Another big reason that makes Moon Valley Nurseries so different, and better, then other nurseries is that we can create these new trees on the many farms we also own.

From Our Farms to Your Yard

All the trees at Moon Valley Nurseries start at our farms, where we grow almost everything that you will find in our nurseries. Our farms are spread out across the southwestern states, giving us the opportunity to grow our trees in different climates and therefore continuously creating better and stronger trees.

Our farms grow nearly every tree in our inventory, from olive trees to Ficus trees, citrus and fruit, agaves and cacti. We also have harder-to-find trees like cycads, palms, and so much more. While our farms are not open to the public, they are available by appointment. Click here to locate a farm near you.

Below is a list of trees made exclusively from, and sold only at, Moon Valley Nurseries. Learn more about our trees and see which one would fit in your landscape the best!

Piru Queen Palm

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The Piru Queen Palm is specially grown at our Moon Valley Nursery farms so that we can ensure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! Our Queen Palms have thicker, harder trunks as well as greener palm fronds and fuller crowns for a look that is superior over other Queen Palms.

We like to plant them as focal points in a front yard where their grand appearance is sure to attract all the right attention. They can bring a tropical look and feel when planted in any landscape, especially if there is a pool!

 

Evergreen Ash

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The Evergreen Ash, also known as the ‘Shamel Ash’ to some, is a great solution for just about any landscape that needs a large, fast-growing shade tree. The classic, larger-leaved, green foliage is attractive and compliments just about any landscape.

Evergreen Ash is generally grown in parks, commercial areas, and vast landscapes. The Evergreen Ash is simple to grow and always results in a perfect, park-style shape with minimal pruning and maintenance.

Ficus Nitida

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Our Ficus Nitida trees are super green beauties that can instantly create a private front yard. These evergreen trees are more than a lush green background. They can also provide plenty of shade!

These are a favorite evergreen throughout Arizona for how quickly it turns a home into a private oasis. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have multiple variations of the Ficus Nitida, including single trunk, multi-trunk, and in column form – perfect for that dream hedge.

Museum Palo Verde

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Museum Palo Verdes are the faster growing, higher blooming, cleaner cousins to the original Palo Verde. This tree provides filtered shade and boasts an amazing golden bloom from late spring through summer.

The Palo Verde is a low-water tree that compliments any desert landscape. The multi-trunked, sculptural shapes of these trees provide a stark contrast and beautiful accent to almost any landscape.

Tipu

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When you’re outdoors this summer, you will want to find shade cover everywhere you go, and especially at home! Fast-growing Tipu trees can create a massive amount of shade for your yard.

The Tipu is a water-wise tree that can thrive in the intense desert heat. Homeowners also love the year-round beauty that these trees offer their homes, such as the bright and beautiful feathery bluish-green foliage and golden blooms that produce by late spring.  

Citrus Trees

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These small, beautiful and compact evergreen trees fit well in any situation in your landscape. Plant a few in your yard and enjoy the flowers and the fruit. These small trees are ideal for creating shade, privacy, and of course, the nutritious fruit that we love and need!

The citrus trees at Moon Valley Nurseries are grown from Carrizo rootstock, making them one-of-a-kind to our nurseries. Decades ago, we developed a custom rootstock that is guaranteed to produce excellent tasting fruit and plentiful harvest.

This vigorous rootstock is resistant to many diseases and produces the sweetest tasting fruit you’ll find anywhere. Moon Valley Nurseries doesn’t take shortcuts, which is why no other nursery in the country can grow trees like we do.

Plant these trees today and start growing your fruit tomorrow!

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. (Pictured above) 

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

Oranges: Orange trees are a must-have for any edible garden. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have been growing the best varieties from our 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.

25 Years of Growing and Planting the Best Trees

We do a lot of things on our own, which makes our trees the best compared to other tree farmers in the country. All our farms across California, Arizona, and Texas use custom-mixed soils, custom-made planter boxes, and custom seed and grafting cultivation for our exclusive trees.  

Our unique process from the soil to the nursery is something that only happens at Moon Valley Nurseries. This has helped turn our nursery into one of the best in the country with top-quality trees and top-quality standards.

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