Pine Trees Southwest

Pine Trees for the southwest These trees are hardy in the lower elevations of the southwest. Be sure to click on the photo for a complete description and zone requirements. Hey just because the southwest is a desert area does not mean evergreen pine trees will survive the heat. With proper water and care they will thrive. This means you can have that ponderosa forest like landscape right in your own back or front yard.

These trees are hardy in the lower elevations of the southwest. Be sure to click on the photo for a larger view.

Hey just because the southwest is a desert area does not mean evergreen pine trees will survive the heat. With proper water and care they will thrive. This means you can have that ponderosa forest like landscape right in your own back or front yard.

Afghan Pine TreeAfghan Pine (Pinus eldarica) USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8 Also called the Desert pine, Mondell pine or the Eldarica pine. This pine tree grows to 70-80′ tall and about 30′ wide.

Very drought tolerant once established. There is quite a bit of maintenance involved.

Pine needles and cones will drop almost year round but it does provide good shade and screen from the neighbors.

The Ponderosa, Mugho, and Austrain pines will also do well here in the Southwest. Color Your world nurseries will usually have this type of pine trees.

 

austrian-pineAustrian Pine Pinus Nigra – USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8.  A great looking evergreen tree with a densely-branched conical form.  As the tree matures it will form an umbrella shaped canopy.

Needles are long and dark green. Superb for windbreaks or specimen. Useful as a standalone pine or use them to form a large border.

This tree does well in the Southwest once established is needs only moderate watering.

It is a fast growing tree up to 40 to 60 ft. tall, 15 to 25 ft. wide.  Less maintenance and cleanup than the Eldrica pine.

 

 

Pinon Pine TreePinon tree Live Christmas – Pinus monophylla
Did you know this tree is the New Mexico State Tree? This pinon tree does not get large about 15′ in height and width.

Use it for an indoor live Christmas tree then plant outdoors for a beautiful drought tolerant ornamental tree.   Use them as a stand-a-alone tree or use them to make a border landscape line.

Low maintenance and very little pine needles and cones falling on the ground.

Pine Trees Southwest