Best Trees and Shrubs to Plant Right Now [November]

Best Trees and Shrubs to Plant Right Now [November]

By Jessica Downs on November, 15 2019
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Transform Your California Yard in Fall

Have you considered that your landscape could use a bit more of “something” right now? As the weather has cooled, we have been able to spend time outside, enjoying our yard, and taking a good look at our landscape. This is also a good time of year to see how well your landscape has grown throughout the year.

Did you notice any areas that could use some new additions? Good, because fall planting is going strong!

There is no doubt about it, right now is an excellent time to plant a variety of trees and shrubs! That’s right! Many trees and shrubs thrive during this time of the year in California and are ready for planting.

Even though the rest of the country is settling into their cold winter, we are still enjoying our beautiful, mild weather. Our climate lets us plant longer in California than in other regions due to:

  • the perfect amount of daily sunlight
  • mild temperatures day and night
  • soil that stays warm thanks to the hot summer.

Planting in the fall will give newly planted trees and shrubs the best chance to:

  • adapt to their new environment
  • efficiently establish a root system
  • be ready to spring (no pun intended) to life as soon as winter ends!

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have got you covered with what you need to have a beautiful landscape – no matter what the season might be!

Fall colors are perfect for this time of the year to get you into a festive spirit. The orange/red colors of fall trigger enjoyable memories while adding curb appeal that gets your yard noticed for all the right reasons!

As we get closer to December, some trees and shrubs can add beautiful festive colors that perfectly complement the Holiday season!

Trees and Shrubs to Plant Now

shamel 'evergreen' ash

Evergreen Ash

The Evergreen Ash are fast-growing trees and have the classic style that many people adore! The Evergreen Ash tree is also known as Shamel Ash in certain areas. They have thick trunks with full canopies of long, glossy, dark green leaves that supply plenty of shade to the area. The extra shade and the stunning foliage color will create the perfect environment to hang out in the backyard and spend quality time with family.

Evergreen Ash trees are simple to grow, requiring minimal maintenance and pruning. They are incredibly tolerant of drought and need little water once established in your yard.  Our Exclusive Evergreen Ash variety offers you a stronger, more reliable tree found only at Moon Valley Nurseries.



Magnolias are beautiful trees that can transform your yard into an elegant landscape. The sight of Magnolia trees in full bloom is one of nature’s greatest gifts. When blooming, the flowers have a pleasing, aromatic scent that fills the nearby air with its fragrance.

We have many varieties to choose from, so you will find a magnolia that fits your design perfectly. The Southern Magnolia is one of our most popular varieties. Our customers love their park-style décor, gorgeous, long-lasting blooms, and instant curb appeal. These medium-to-large trees grow upright and can even help add privacy around your property!


Sticks on Fire

Bring the awe-inspiring look of sea coral to a dry landscape! These Sticks on Fire have an exciting and unique coral structure that gets better looking in stressful situations! They can explode with color from winter to summer with bright fiery red/orange and green colors that transition back to a lighter green hue.

We like to use them in rock gardens, xeriscape designs, and as a beautiful addition to beds and borders. No matter how they are used, they will surely stand out as an excellent accent piece in your yard.

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Are you ready for your beautiful new yard? Ready to amaze your holiday guests with the perfect festive design? Not sure where to start? With Moon Valley Nurseries, it cannot get any easier to create a new look for your yard, one that dazzles and can help increase property value!

We have the best selection of premium-quality, custom-grown trees and shrubs that are ready to plant now. Get started on your yard transformation today with a FREE in-store consultation at your nearest location. For the best trees on Earth, go straight to the Moon! ™

Learn More from Moon Valley Nurseries

Click here to learn about our design consultation process. This will help you be prepared when you arrive for your consult. You will also know what to expect while you speak with a nursery professional and walk the nursery to see our wide selection of trees, shrubs, and more.

Click here to make sure you give your yard the TLC it needs during the month of November. We cover watering basics for this time of year, weed prevention, proper fertilization, and tree care. Keep your yard in top shape into winter!

Click here to find out the differences between our 90-day warranty and our 12-month extended warranty. Every tree we plant automatically comes with the 90-day warranty but what if you could cover more for longer? You can and you should when it comes to investing in your home.

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