Tree Landscaping

The Vitex Tree

The Vitex Tree

The Vitex tree botanical name: Agnus-castus. It likes full Sun – USDA Zones 6-10. 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. A low water tree once established. Beautiful spiky dark lilac blooms in late spring and early summer. There […]

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Easy spring gardening tips

Here are some gardening tips for spring.  Do not pull out your lantana or red bird of paradise plants!  If you planted them last year or the year before they are still new and will not spring out until it gets much hotter.  Typically when the weather gets consistently above 50 degrees during the wee […]

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Weeping Willow Landscape

The Weeping Willow Landscape tree – (Salix babylonica) A great tree for the Southwest.  Nice long flowing branches that weep towards the ground, however it will grow about 50 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide.  It is one of the quickest growing trees in the Southwest area, however, it does like lots of water…it is […]

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Trees for the Southwest

The Live Oak Tree

The Live Oak Tree – Botanical name: Quercus virginian. The live oak tree is a good shade and ornamental tree. It will eventually grow to about ft 70ft. high and about 100 ft wide at about 30-40 years of age. This tree is an evergreen in the southwest. However, it does like to shed its […]

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Plant a tree properly

How to plant a tree Plant a tree properly. It’s amazing how many folks do not know how to plant a tree the correct way.   Depending on the size trees can cost upwards of $300.00 dollars or more. These tips are designed for those who are looking to do it yourself. Remember planting trees that […]

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Witchita Blue Juniper

Wichita Blue Juniper

The Wichita Blue Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). An evergreen conifer that does very well around the Southwest.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It does not produce berries or cones this means very little maintenance or pruning. It grows to about 15. ft tall sometimes up to 30 ft. within time and 8 […]

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Design your perfect garden

6 Gardening Ideas for a Private Yard or a Pretty Garden

6 Gardening Ideas for a Private Yard or a Pretty Garden. With one-fourth of our planet being land, you might think people are spread out evenly throughout the world. However, the data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that half of the world’s population lives on merely one percent of its land. When […]

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How to grow larger fruit

  Fruit trees are easy to grow in the southwest but often the fruit we yield is much smaller than what you see in the grocery store! If you grow fruit trees and would like to know “How to grow larger fruit” then this article is for you. How to grow larger fruit in your […]

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The Pindo Palm Tree

The Pindo Palm Tree

The Pindo Palm Tree (Butia capitata).  Is a great Palm tree for the Southwest especially in places where temps get below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  It will grow to about 20 ft. tall or so.  Much shorter than other palms like the Mediterranean, Mexican, and California palm trees. How Cold Hardy is this Palm Tree? Their cold […]

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The Western Cottonwood Tree

The Western Cottonwood Tree

The Western Cottonwood tree (Poplar Family) goes by many names including the following. Rio Grande Cottonwood The Fremonti Cottonwood  Alamo Cottonwood They are the same tree and will grow up to 60ft. in height and about 30ft. in width. The Western Cottonwood Tree   The Western Cottonwood likes water and will grow close to riverbanks […]

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