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DESERT TREES FOR SALE BY A&P NURSERY IN MESA, GILBERT, AND QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA
Just like a lot of people in the world, some trees aren’t happy in every climate. We’ve compiled a list of trees that grow best in the Arizona Desert. Desert trees are ones that are happy in areas where there isn’t much rain but plentiful sun. There are plenty of indigenous trees that grow naturally in Mesa, but there are a lot of exciting desert tree options that come from other geographical regions. If you want a sure bet for the certain heat, these are the best for your Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek landscaping needs.
VITEX DESERT TREE
For a huge display of vibrant purple in the summer months the Vitex is a great tree. Also called the Chaste Tree this tree is a great way to attract butterflies to this flowering tree. Also known as the Monk’s Pepper tree this tree has been used as a pepper substitute at monasteries. Another historical benefit of this tree for some is that it was prized for its positive effects on virility.
GROWING THE VITEX IN PHOENIX, AZ – Again this is a tree that thrives well in the full sun, but can tolerate some shade. Grows well in soil that has a high organic matter content, so some mulch is a good idea. They can benefit from an annual layer of organic mulch about 2-3 inches thick. Even something as simple as grass clippings or wood chips can help add that organic soil content that the Vitex needs to do well in Mesa, AZ.
PALO VERDE DESERT TREE
This is a tree that grows quickly and loves the locations with full sun. Despite the fact that it has narrow, long leaves that looks a bit like willows it isn’t actually technically a willow at all. In the wild you will find this tree growing in intermittent streams, dry washes, and other courses that water travels. Unlike other members of the Palo Verde family this flowering tree is a thorn free variant.
GROWING THE DESERT MUSEUM PALO VERDE IN GILBERT, AZ – This tree will adjust to most soils that have adequate drainage. The Desert Museum Palo Verde prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. For best results you’ll want to select a location in your landscape that offers this full sun. Maintenance is light for this tree as it only needs minor pruning and the leaves blend into the ground cover, so there is no need to spend time raking them up.
SISSOO DESERT TREE
These trees are ideal for the hot desert environment. Known by the name Indian Rosewood Tree they are great for adding a bunch of green to your landscape. They grow about 60 feet tall and are semi-evergreen trees.
GROWING THE SISSOO TREE IN MESA, AZ – This tree does well in soil that has good drainage and acidic soil. It should be planted in areas with full sun but can tolerate some shade. They are susceptible to frost when young, if you live in higher altitude areas. To prevent chlorosis you can use fertilizer that contains magnesium, or some Epsom salt. Regular watering that soaks the soil deeply is critical, especially when first planted.
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“Impressed with the friendly and helpful customer service. All my questions were answered and helpful recommendations given. I purchased all the plants for last year’s garden here as well, and had great results with in-ground and potted plants. I love that two gentlemen were kind enough to carry my purchases out to the car for me this morning. This is the kind of business that I want to support, now more than ever! Happy to spend my dollars here rather than at a big box retailer. Such a better experience all around! Thanks A&P!”
“I needed to buy some bushes for my home. Not knowing what I was looking for, I knew I would need help. I went to Home Depot…no help…I went to Lowe’s…no help. Then I remembered A&P Nursery. What a find. As soon as I walked through the door, I was asked if I needed help. The young man that assisted me was sweet, kind, and knowledgeable. I was in and out within 15 minutes. He took the plants to the register and then proceeded to place protection in my car and loaded up the car for me…I highly recommend A&P Nursery.”
“I have to start with the outstanding customer service that my wife and I received. We bought a dwarf palm and a raspberry ice plant. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff did it all packed our plants recommended needed soil and loaded it up with no problem.I will only be going to this location because of the friendly staff and great customer service! If you want top notch service and beautiful plants, trees and anything you need for beautiful landscape go here.”
“My wife and I have been shopping at the A&P nursery on Baseline and Lindsay for over 15 years and we have always had exceptional service. They staff is always willing and able to help us out – with educating us on what plants/trees would work best in various situations as well as always willing to assist us with loading. There are several options closer to my home but I will always continue to support the local business. Highly recommend this place!”
“A&P Nursery in Gilbert has been my family’s go to place for years so when I bought my home there was no question on where I’d go. They have a great selection of plants and flowers. And, most importantly for me, a very friendly and knowledgable staff. They’ve all gone above and beyond to help me on many occasions, especially Luke. They are all locals and understand our growing climate. And if you are really lucky, you’ll get to see the cat.”
“All around a great experience! Very happy with our plants (we ordered north of 70+ plants) and the pricing was the best out of 5 nurseries we went to. From the moment we walked in, Dylan stepped up to help answer all our questions and was the one who also did the install. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond on the install. Will be back again soon!”
“Amazing customer service!! I’m so impressed. We’re new homeowners and had no idea what kind of plants we wanted. I unfortunately didn’t get his name but he was so knowledgeable and pointed us in the right direction! Very thankful we stopped by A&P Nursery. This will definitely be my go to.”
“Oh my gosh! The guys at AP are so helpful and knowledgeable. Garrett even remembered my name and took the plastic out of my car door to line my ride while I paid. Of, course the plants are healthy, as they’re local grown. Love this place!”