Southwest Trees

Identify trees by leaves

Identify trees by leaves

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 […]

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Landscaping with Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles plants love full sun and rich loamy soil, they like humidity and can tolerate the southwestern heat. Providing they get plenty of water when first planted. They do like circulation so be sure to plant them away from other heavy foliage trees or plants. Newly planted Crape Myrtles need lots of water, preferably twice […]

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Evergreen Magnolia Trees

Evergreen Magnolia Trees (Magnoliaceae). Many folks think the Magnolia tree will not do well in the Southwest but actually, they do.  Many think they need lots of water and humidity and this is partially true.  In the Southwest, it is usually hot and dry and humidity levels are low except during the monsoon season. How […]

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