Spring in Arizona is like summer everywhere else in the country. For this reason, a lot of plants and trees struggle in the hot, Arizona sun. Still, the Arizona climate can accommodate a wide number of beautiful desert trees. Here are a few desert trees that you should consider adding to your landscape this spring:
- Acacia saligna
The acacia saligna tree is known for its stellar gold blossoms and its blue-silver leaves. This medium-sized Australia native can bring plenty of shade to your yard without taking up too much space. In order to give your acacia saligna plenty of time to grow, you should consider planting it very soon.
- Sissoo tree
The sissoo tree is a unique variety of aspen that is native to the hottest parts of India. If you plant a sissoo tree within the next couple of weeks, you should see it grow to a staggering size by the time the dog days of summer come around. Like other desert trees, the sissoo tree thrives in full sun and requires very little water.
- Desert willow
If you’re looking to add a little color to your yard, you might consider planting a beautiful desert willow. The sweet-smelling, trumpet-shaped blossoms of the desert willow can quickly turn your property into a lovely oasis—and it will only get more beautiful with each passing year.
- Chilean mesquite
If you’re looking for a tree to shade your whole yard, you’ll love the Chilean mesquite. Though your Chilean mesquite will be small at first, it will quickly grow into a majestic provider of shade. If you’re a fan of barbeques, you’ll be pleased to know that the tree bark makes an excellent fuel.
If you’d like to take a look at each of these trees for yourself, come by Moon Valley Nursery in Phoenix. We also have plenty of palm trees, flowering trees, shrubs, and much more. We won’t just help you find the right plants for your yard—we’ll help you plant them, too. Call us today at (602) 457-2176 if you have any questions.