Shade trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by reuben524
August 9, 2009
What are other fast growing shade trees, other than the silver maple?

Answer from NGA
August 9, 2009


Some good choices for your region include Palo Verde "Desert Museum" - Green bark, Yellow blooms, Thornless 20' 25' Low water use, Deciduous. Desert Willow - Pink, purple or white flowers available 25' 15' Low water use, Deciduous. Littleleaf Ash - Small patio tree. Multi-trunk. 15' 8' Low water use, Semi-Evergreen. Honey Mesquite - Multi-trunk. Sweet bean pods 25' 25' Low water use, Deciduous. Mexican Blue Oak - Bluish foliage. 25' 20' Evergreen . Escarpment Live Oak - Deep green leaves provide heavy shade. Native to Pecos River, 40' 40' Low water use, Semi-Evergreen. Western Soapberry - Creamy white blossoms (followed by marble size berries) 30' 20', Deciduous.

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