Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by Paul Guzman
Identify trees by leaves – You can click on each image for a larger view.
The majority of the images come from in and around the Southwest New Mexico area. Others are from bigstock.com images.
Learn more about the Texas Red Oak Information.
The Chinese Pistache tree is in my opinion the best ornamental/shade tree to plant in the Southwest. Learn more here. Chinese Pistache Trees.
Redbud trees are excellent small to medium-sized trees that are perfect for smaller yards. The blooms in early spring produce bright purple flowers. The Redbud trees.
Common Trees Leaves in the Southwest
Cottonwood trees are fast-growing with big dark green leaves that thrive in and around the Southwest regions of the U.S. More about the Western Cottonwood Tree.
Learn more about the Chinaberry tree over at Wikipedia.com
Also called the Chaste tree, Chasteberry, and Lilac Chaste Berry. The growth rate is about 15-20ft. tall and wide sometimes taller after 30 years. Learn more here “The Vitex Tree”
You can see more photos and information on this and other trees at “Southwest Trees“.
Learn more about “Landscaping with Crape Myrtles“.
The Raywood Ash tree is a good tree for shade in summer and color in fall. Read more about this tree at “Raywood Ash Tree“.
The thick dark green foliage of the Carolina Laurel tree. A beautiful evergreen for smaller type landscapes or backyards. Read more about this tree at Carolina Laurel Tree.
The pinnate compound leaves of the Honey Locust tree are 5 to 8 inches long. Leaves will turn a nice golden yellow in autumn and fall off in winter. Click on the image for a larger view.
The broadleaf leaves of the Pecan tree. It is deciduous meaning the leaves will turn yellow and fall off during the winter seasons. Learn more about pecan trees here. Types of pecan trees.
The Purple leaf plum will produce lavender-pink blooms last about 2-3 weeks. Then it gives out dark purple foliage; thus its name. They are one of the first to bloom in early spring. Learn more about early blooming trees and plants.
We will be adding more photos of tree leaves for identification.