What are the most popular trees to plant right now?
There are many varieties of trees and plants that are popular choices for many landscapes, especially this time of year. Planting trees and plants right now gives them plenty of time to acclimate and grow before the hotter summer months.
With spring arriving early this year we can get a jump on upgrading or making additions to our landscapes with some great shade producing trees and beautiful flowering shrubs. With so many options available this time of year we like to share which tree varieties are the most popular to plant this time of year.
The trees below are great shade producers and can be used in many different landscape styles. These varieties will immediately add a gorgeous focal point as well as provide the benefit of shade to your home or yard.
This is a beautiful Ash tree that is going to give you the perfect amount of shade, not to big but not to small and fits nearly every yard. These are going to be a very clean variety only dropping their leaves once per year in the dead of winter and offering cooling shade the rest of the year. This makes these trees perfect for our varying climates.
The Tru-Green Elm casts a large umbrella like canopy that provides ample amounts of shade. This makes them one very popular for anyone looking to add big areas of shade to their yard or home which can help lower utility costs in the summer months. These trees work in most landscape styles and are very easy to care for throughout the year.
The Fruitless Olive is a timeless tree that adds instant class to any landscape. This tree has many uses from a shade tree to privacy screen to ornamental. Plant in courtyards, front yards, road scapes or anywhere that you need more appeal.
The Tipu is a beautiful blooming tree that has bright gold flowers spring and sometimes fall depending on the season. These trees can grow 3-5’ per year and offer a beautiful umbrella shaped canopy with smaller leaves and very unique branch structure. These are perfect planted in tropical backyards as well as most other styles where shade is needed.
A Las Vegas area favorite, the Museum Palo Verde is highly prized for its green trunk and leaves along with its showy display of bright gold blooms throughout most of the summer months. This low water tree works in any landscape and is extremely drought tolerant and very easy to establish. This is a medium to large shade tree and offers a filtered shade in surrounding areas.