Desert Trees - Knowledgebase Question

La Verne, Ca
Question by dortyram
March 27, 2009
Hello: I live in Golden Valley Az.Elev. about 2600-to-3000 Ft. Here's what type of trees I need. Low water Trees for this area is very help-ful. Please give me any Ideas for Trees. Thaxxxxxs

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2009


Mesquites are wonderful trees that provide lots of precious shade in our landscapes. They typically grow very large - to 30 x 30 feet so make sure you have enough room. There are also many other great desert-adapted tree choices, if you dont have your heart set on a mesquite. You might consider: thornless Palo Verde - fabulous fall color from spikes of yellow flowers that hummingbirds adore. Sissoo - bright green leaves, upright growth habit; Fruitless olive - low litter, no thorns; Chinese Pistache - dark green leaves, red fall leaf color; Evergreen Elm - dark green leaves, attractive bark. All are well adapted to droughty conditions. Good luck with your garden!

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