Arizona summers bring a plethora of heat and direct sunlight. What are some of the best shade trees to plant that won’t shed in your backyard? Take a look at 5 of our favorite shade trees in the valley of the sun.
If you enjoy the natural beauty provided by trees but are sick of skimming the pool for leaves, then the Arizona Rosewood is the choice for you. The Rosewood will not grow too large, meaning you’ll never have to worry about the tree stretching past property lines. Reaching a maximum height of 10 feet, the Rosewood gives a gift to homeowners during springtime: producing small white flowers.
The Arizona Cypress is a native drought-tolerant tree that is used to surviving the hot and dry summers. The Cypress will not shed a lot and it grows about 18 inches per year, reaching a top height of 50 feet. Direct sunlight for at least six hours a day will suffice for these trees. Many homeowners in Arizona choose to use the Cypress as a Christmas tree.
Palo Verde trees are noticeable all across the valley as they stand out due to their year-round green appearance. From the tree trunk to the branches, every part of this tree is green. These are also some of the most drought-tolerant trees found in the state. Palo Verde trees require no supplemental water supply to survive and thrive. The leaves can be shed in the event of extreme drought, but this will not be a difficult task for most homeowners.
These trees grow exclusively in the Sonoran Desert. Ironwood trees are actually some of the oldest trees in the desert, thriving for the past 1,200 years! Measuring between 24-45-feet tall, these trees will also produce lavender flowers during warm seasons.
This is an Australian tree that has made a home recently in southern Arizona. The Willow Acacia grows fast and narrow, ideal for homeowners without a lot of space in their yards. They will grow up to 30 feet tall and produce flowers in the spring.
If you’re ready to choose and have a pomegranate tree planted at your Mesa home contact the knowledgeable and helpful folks at your local A&P Nursery.