Fall Planting in Arizona
Where has the time gone? Just like that, the temperatures are dropping quickly, and the year is almost over. School is in full swing, Sundays are all about football, and we can go hiking and explore our beautiful surroundings again!
When you imagine fall colors, do you think of beautiful east coast towns covered in gorgeous fall colors all over the landscape? Well our fall is here too, which means you can have the picturesque fall color in your yard instantly this season too!
Benefits of Arizona Fall Planting
When it comes to successful fall planting, you need two things – a great region like Arizona and Moon Valley Nurseries.
Moon Valley Nurseries custom grows every tree to adjust to our Southwestern regions through every season. We acclimate them by growing them right here in the Southwest! We are also continually improving all our trees with stronger specimens as often as we can to create stronger trees every growing period.
Arizona is one of the best places to live when it comes to adding more trees and building up your existing landscape or designing a completely new yard. It is one of the best places because planting can be done all year long. When it comes to fall planting, it can be done for longer periods in the Southwest compared to anywhere else in the country due to our amazing climate!
So, if you're looking to add that fall season feel to your yard today, be sure to consider one of these five trees below! Not only do they make the best backdrop for fall, but they will also look great all spring and provide plenty of shade through the summer.
Five Trees to Plant in Fall
The Arizona Ash tree is one of the best-suited trees for the Southwest region. It is grown to handle all extreme temperature changes. In the fall, this deciduous tree's foliage turns into a vibrant golden color. The Arizona Ash is seedless and only requires one cleanup once the leaves drop.
The tree grows its leaves back quickly in the spring, which provides maximum shade in the summer months. Its canopy of shade covers a large amount of territory, and its flowers form in small clusters in the spring.
The Raywood Ash is a popular tree for landscapes across the Southwest. This Ash tree is known for its breathtaking display of vibrant red to deep burgundy foliage in the fall that gives any landscape a unique touch for the season. Its leaves drop off quickly after the fall season, allowing for an easy one-time cleanup.
During the warmer months, the Raywood Ash is an ideal shade tree that grows more upright than it does wide. Its dark green foliage provides a sharp contrast to any landscape and looks great as a stand-alone or specimen shade tree.
A fast-growing tree that provides piercing beauty to any landscape, the Chinese Pistache is known for its bright red and orange leaves in the fall. This color show makes it a reliable favorite for fall color every year. The tree produces a towering canopy of shade while displaying showy and attractive dark green leaves during the summer.
The Chinese Pistache is drought and cold-tolerant and can grow in full sun. Due to the Chinese Pistache's size, the tree is ideal when planted in an area where shade is needed.
Known and desired for its fiery-red fall color, the Flowering Pear is an ornamental tree that performs well in many landscape applications. This tree is a moderate-to-fast grower that only needs low-to-moderate watering once established. The Flowering Pear can be left alone or pruned in any specific shape or size you need for your yard.
From late winter or early spring, the Flowering Pear produces deep green foliage with snow-white flower coverage that gives the tree incredible depth for long periods. This tree will keep your landscape lively through each season!
If you want to turn heads on your landscape, the Purple Leaf Plum is an excellent pick. This deciduous tree features magnificent deep-purple foliage and breathtaking blooms of puffy pink flowers in early spring.
Though it can be planted alone, this cold and heat-tolerant tree really stands out in accent locations and against green backdrops. This lets its purple foliage really stand out in your landscape.
The Purple Leaf Plum produces no fruit and practically no litter, which makes it an effortless ornamental tree too! This tree is an excellent addition to any space where intense color is desired.
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