Perfect Summer Trees

Perfect Summer Trees

By Paul Popoff on July, 9 2020
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Paul Popoff

Paul has been working with Moon Valley Nurseries nearly 20 years and is certified by the ALCA, SLM, ISA and more. His extensive knowledge and background in horticulture makes him an industry leader.

It’s never too hot to plant trees from Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow all our trees locally right here to make sure they are all acclimated and ready to grow once they are planted at your home. Planting the right trees not only makes your landscape look great, it increase your home value as well as reduces cooling cost. With everything going on and vacations cancelled this year, there has never been a better time to create your own personal escape. While COVID-19 has us all spending more time at home then we may be used we’ve selected the perfect trees for you to plant now and get that staycation resort finished so you can enjoy your summer. 


Japanese Blueberry 

One of the best trees to plant right now, the Japanese Blueberry. These trees love the warm summer air and create shade anywhere they are planted. Accented by their light grey trunks and deep green thick foliage, these trees are as beautiful as they are useful. These can be planted as a tree form around the perimeter or used the column style to create the perfect Hollywood Hedge. These privacy hedges are prized for their ability to give shade and privacy all while adding beauty to your landscape. Once established these trees are lower water and easy to care for.  


Fruitless Olive 

Nothing screams Tuscan escape like the Olive tree. Their silver blue foliage and unique branching structure makes these trees not only a beautiful focal point but one that gives off great amounts of shade all year long. These evergreen trees are easy to establish and are low water making them perfect for planting in the Southwest. These Olive trees are low liter making them perfect to plant around sitting areas or pools.  

Camphor Tree


Camphor trees are excellent shade trees. These trees grow thick full crowns of lime green to dark green leaves. New foliage comes out with red fringes giving it a small pop of color during the growing season. One of the best benefits of this tree is its ability to repel mesquites and other insects. These trees work excellent as stand along shade trees or can be used as privacy hedges when planted in rows.   


Live Oak 

The Live Oak is a dense shade tree with small serrated leaves similar to the classic oak you may be familiar with. The Live Oak is evergreen and very clean making it perfect in any landscape style. These trees are extremely drought tolerant and cold hardy. The trees work planted by themselves or in rows to create privacy along with great amounts of shade cooling down your entire landscape. 


Southern Magnolia 

The Southern Magnolia is an iconic tree all around Texas. Large deep green leaves with large fragrant blooms that fill the area around your home. These trees grow in a more pyramid style being more narrow that tall in some cases. These trees can be planted in nearly all locations and work as a focal tree, especially with night lighting. Besides shade, beauty and an amazing fragrance, these trees also create privacy, especially when planted in rows.  

There has never been a better time than now to get your backyard staycation complete. Stop by or call any of our Moon Valley Nursery locations and come see these beautiful trees and more. Our experts will help you design the perfect landscape that will keep your yard beautiful and help cool you down. For the best trees on earth, go straight to the moon! 

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