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WHY FALL IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT

Posted by Kyle Shipp on 9/24/19 7:38 AM

FALL PLANTING IS HERE!

 

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As the rest of the country gets ready for a long cold winter, we get to start enjoying some of our most beautiful, mildest weather of the year. Now that summer is fading into the background weather conditions become ideal for trees and plants to establish their new roots and gather sunlight to create optimum growth. Since the long summer has just ended and our soil doesn’t freeze through, planting trees now gives them the absolute maximum amount of time to get growing and establish a strong root system before the next summer arrives!

Nearly all varieties of trees and palms grow quite a bit during the fall and winter season. Not only is it a great time to plant, but by doing so, you will be ahead of the game once spring comes. Even for fruit trees, planting in the fall practically ensures a better first crop next spring, since the trees will be established by then and can focus energy on production, instead of recovering from being planted. Since the fall season is a big growing season for us, it is also a crucial time to fertilize all trees and palms. Our custom Moon Valley Nurseries brand fertilizers and nutrients are designed for our local growing conditions and engineered to be applied all year round. Get in as soon as you can and talk with one of our nursery experts to select the best trees, palms, plants, fertilizers and more for this fall season!

TOP 5 TREES TO PLANT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Olive Trees (or fruitless Olive trees)

Not many trees provide a more stately appearance than a classic, California grown olive tree. Fall creates ideal conditions for planting these robust trees to ensure maximum growth through the first years.

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Strawberry tree

This amazing evergreen tree makes an unmistakably elegant statement wherever planted. But when you plant in the fall, you get a big jump on the upcoming year by having the tree established before spring starts.

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All Palms

Though most people associate palms with warm summer temps, they actually grow and thrive when planted just after the summer ends. Check with your Moon Valley Nurseries pro and get that tropical palmscape started this fall.

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Citrus, Fruit and Avocado trees

When planted in fall, all fruit-producing trees benefit from utilizing the fall season to go through a transplant period and get their bearings so that all of their strength is dedicated to fruit production come springtime.

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Tipu tree

for sheer speed and amazing shade, the Tipu delivers both along with an amazing show of golden flowers in the late spring. If you want to maximize all of these attributes during the first year of growth, make sure to plant in the fall season.

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Topics: Fall Tips