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The World Famous Tipu Tree

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/5/18 12:51 PM


Tipu Tree: Tree of the Week

We are going to want to find shade during the summer in Texas. One of the best shade trees you can find anywhere is the Tipu tree. This semi-evergreen tree is world famous for its high-spreading canopy and attractive foliage that provides plenty of shade coverage. No doubt about it, if it is shade coverage you are after, there are not too many better trees than a Tipuana tipu.

Yes, the shade this tree provides is impressive, And, when one mentions this tree, its feathery, bright bluish-green foliage and the arrival of golden-colored blooms in late spring are talking points. The showy flowers can last into early summer and are sure to attract butterflies, too.

Tipu trees are South American natives that thrive in warmer climates, so they are a natural fit for the Houston area. Homeowners talk about their fast growth rate that can provide some shade relief in no time at all.

Property owners also rave about their exotic and tropical appearance, which makes them a perfect fit no matter where they are installed. We like to plant them as an excellent street tree or lawn tree. Children will love resting under its high canopy when playing outside. Feel free to park your vehicle next to a Tipu tree – it will help keep it cool on hot and bright days!

Avoid turning on your air conditioner this summer, and you could save money. We know that it’s hot and bright outside. This is where Tipu trees can help. Plant specimen trees around the house and the massive amount of shade they can create can help lower the temperatures inside your home! Cooler rooms mean you won’t have to turn the AC on as much, which could help you reduce your utility bill this summer. Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and allow our landscape design specialist to show you where to plant the bigger trees that can reduce the temperatures inside of your home!

Did you know that Tipuana tipu trees are excellent permaculture trees? Yes, besides being excellent shade providers, these trees absorb nitrogen from the air and put it in the soil, enriching the health of the soil along the way - they can benefit other plants in the garden, too!


How to Grow Tipu Tree in Texas

 Large Tipu Tree

Watering: Deep watering is the best way to help the soil settle around the roots. 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.

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. Our Moon Valley Fertilizers can be purchased at all of our nurseries.

Tipu trees can help make our hot summer days a little more bearable. 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 custom-grown from Moon Valley Nurseries. Visit your nearest location to view one of these majestic trees for yourself. We will do all the work. Our professional planting crew will do the digging and planting and ensure that the tree will thrive in your landscape!