District of Columbia Trees
Buy Washington DC Fruit Trees, Grapevines, Nut Tree, Bamboo & Berry Plant, Flowering Trees and Shade trees.
Planting fruit trees 'worldwide' has become an important focal point that is centered from the nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. and from the Hollywood, celebrity , James Cameron, the director of the 'all time' movie bombshell, "Avatar". Attention to the tragic earthquake in Haiti has led the Earth Day Network to plant 500,000 fruit trees for suffering farmers at Haiti in a hope of restoring some normality for the economy and everyday life in Haiti. Of course the important point is choosing fruit trees that will produce fruit in a tropical climate that is quite unlike the climate of that in Washington, DC. Tree plantings in other countries to renew forests is another significant goal of the Earth Day Network, and tree planting around huge urban centers like Los Angeles, CA, New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, CA., where toxic fumes are being constantly generated from numerous sources are focusing on cleansing the air and turning disagreeable automobile fumes of Carbon Dioxide into life giving Oxygen.
Bird watchers, hunters and lovers of animals want to find an exceptional healthy food supply for birds and animals that is permanent and replenishable annually. The Kieffer pear tree is a very slow ripening pear that is hard like the American persimmon trees fruit and as the persimmons and pears ripen they emit a pungent aromatic scent that draws the attention of deer and wildlife animals. The crabapple tree is an American native tree, like the Chickasaw plum trees and the red mulberry trees that are loaded with lots of fruit during the growing season. The Hickory nut tree, the seedling hardy pecan and the American chestnut tree are also all native growing very tough plants that ripen continuous crops of nuts in the fall that ripen intermittently to provide wildlife food over a long period of time. The autumn olive tree, the strawberry bushes and the elderberry plants ripen abundant fruit during the summer. The bramble berry plants like the dewberry vines and blackberry bushes have prickly thorns that protect small birds and animals from predators that stalk them, and too, provide plentiful, juicy clusters of blackberries as a summer food. The fast growing sawtooth oaks produce lots of acorns in the fall, and the Gobbler oak tree and the white oak trees drop crops of acorns intermittently over cold fall and winter months that feed the deer and game birds.
Planting fruit trees in Washington, D.C. is important to government homeowners who want to improve the taste and quality of the fruit and nuts that normally supply the grocery stores in Washington, D.C. children and their families. Many apple tree cultivars can be grown, such as the old standard apple trees, Red Delicious apple tree, Golden Delicious apple tree, Fuji and Red Rome apple trees. It must be remembered that apple trees are one of the few fruit trees that require cross pollination, meaning, that two separate apple tree cultivars must be planted in order to produce any apples at all.
The Hall's hardy almond tree and the American Filbert trees are good growers in the Washington DC soil profile and climate. The American black walnut tree, the English walnut tree and the grafted Thomas black walnut trees grow into good nut bearing trees and also shade trees with colorful yellow leaves in the fall. The American native filbert produces medium sized sweet nut kernels in early fall, and the James hardy pecan tree is recommended for DC. The Chinese chestnut is a prolific grower, and the native American Chestnut tree has been re-introduced as a blight free chestnut.
Peach trees are easy to grow in Washington, D.C. The Red Haven peach is excellent in flavor and color. The Elberta peach tree is a classic yellow peach,( freestone), and the seed is easy to separate from the pulp, and is a favorite peach tree to grow, along with the white peach, Belle of Georgia, freestone Peach tree.
The Stanley plum tree will survive very cold winters of ice and snow that are experienced in Washington, D.C. and the yellow gold plum tree matures its plums in June to produce sweet juicy plums. The Kieffer pear tree produces hard pears that mostly mature in the late fall that are excellent to preserve in fruit jars, and wildlife animals seek out these pears when fall food sources become scarce during the fall and winter. Several sour cherry tree cultivars are popular fruit trees to plant in the District of Columbia, such as the Red North Star Cherry tree and the Red Montmorency cherry trees. Sweet cherry trees like the Bing cherry tree and the Black Tartarian cherry trees will grow plump, excellent sweet cherries that are of good size and flavor. Flowering cherry trees make tourism popular in and around the Washington D.C. area during the spring, when the National Cherry Blossom Festival is held. President Taft' and his wife, the First Lady, Helen Taft, imported the first Japanese Kwanzan flowering cherry trees (pink) into the District of Columbia in 1912 along with the white, single flowered blooms of the Japanese, Yoshino flowering cherry trees.
More unusual fruit trees like the American native fruit, paw paw trees grow well in Washington, D.C. Area. The paw paw fruit tastes very similar to banana pudding, and the aroma of the paw paw is very much like that of over- ripened bananas mixed with pineapple.
Japanese persimmon trees are being grown in many weather protected areas of the District of Columbia, and the favorite Japanese persimmon tree is Giant Fuyu persimmon that can be eaten straight off the tree, even in the green unripe stage, whereas most other Japanese persimmons are astringent in the green ripening stage.
Mulberry trees are very good producers of high quality mulberries. New grafted varieties that includes the Persian mulberry trees tend to produce sweet mulberry fruits, black in color and juicy. Red mulberry trees, Morus rubrum, are native berry trees to the US, very cold hardy and are a valuable wildlife deer food in the Spring, and wildlife game birds like the wild turkey congregate under the trees to await the mulberries as they begin to ripen.
Many kinds of grape vines thrive in Washington, D.C., such as seedless grape vines, bunch grape vines and wine grapevnes. The Muscadine grapevines are being tested near Beltsville, Maryland, and muscadine grape vines are believed to be cold hardy in protected areas. Fig trees of many kinds are widely planted in Washington, DC and the Tennessee Mountain fig tree often will bear a few figs the first year of planting. Washington, D.C is home to many types of nut trees to include native shagbark hickory trees, Carya ovata, American black walnut trees, Juglans nigra, filbert trees, Corylus americana, the American chestnut tree, Castanea dentata, and the James pecan tree, Carya illinoinensis, is cold hardy enough to produce a medium size, papershell pecan nut of very good quality. Filbert and walnut kernels are crunchy and have a sweet delicious taste. All these cold hardy nut trees produce a valuable food plot source for wildlife animals and wildlife birds. Blueberry plants are a valuable berry plant to grow in organic, pick-your-own berry orchards. Blackberry bushes and thornless blackberry bushes and thorny blackberry plants and will produce high quality blackberries for backyard gardens and orchards. Many kinds of raspberry plants are adapted for growing in the D.C. The Cumberland black raspberry plant is highly productive and the red, Heritage and red Canby raspberry plants ripen their berries in late, summer and early fall.
Shade trees are valuable to District of Columbia homeowners, and the shade cools house roofs and is responsible for cutting air conditioning costs, and the branches and twigs serve as a nesting site for song birds. The many shade trees, like oak trees, maple trees and elm tree plantings help to purify the air of auto exhaust fumes that contain Carbon Dioxide that is converted to oxygen. During the fall the Ginkgo tree leaves turn into a brilliant yellow mirage, and visiting tourists drive throughout Washington, D.C., garden sites to enjoy the extravagant, fall leaf color spectacle of orange, red and purple. Sugar Maple tree leaves become intermixed with gold Sycamore tree leaves and purple Beech tree leaves.The Lombardy poplar tree is a very fast growing shade tree, that can grow 10 feet high the first season of transplanting, and the Lombardy poplar trees are commonly planted close to one another for an excellent privacy screen or wind block. The Sour Wood tree in the fall after the first frost begins its vibrant leaf change that is spectacular and lasts several weeks.
In the spring the tourists also enjoy the native white, flowering dogwood trees, the pink, redbud trees. The Japanese flowering trees of Kwanzan flowering Cherry and Southern Magnolia turn fiery in brilliant tones of pink, white and purple. The Japanese Magnolia pink saucer flowering tree blooms with huge flowers early in the spring. The Southern Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora, and the dwarf Magnolia, "Little Gem" is filled with blooms from June until fall. Red, pink and Natchez crape myrtle trees begin flowering in June and flower for about 3 months, and the new True Blue Crape Myrtle tree, the Black Diamond crape myrtle (black leaves) and the Purple crape myrtle are all good choices for dwarf crape myrtle bushes.
At our Nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. Bamboo plants are popular choices for use as a privacy screen that will effectively block out the noises and toxic fumes of automobiles and convert the carbon dioxide fumes into acceptable oxygen for healthy breathing. Homeowners and businesses in Washington, D.C., need to preserve their privacy and the bamboo plant is a perfect living fence that will screen unwanted visitors from your property or home. There are also many golf courses around the area of Washington, D C, that popularly plant bamboo plants to outline the fairways and property extensions. The bamboo culms, often called stems, poles or stalks are beautifully colored on the cane exterior with blue, yellow or waxy black colors, and the dense leaves or the stalks can be randomly variegated. The golfers swing is improved when the wind resistance of the bamboo canes deflects the air movements from the greens and the fairways. Order your own bamboo plants for immediate and fast shipment by UPS that will directly be delivered to your office or home by Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery during anytime of the year.
For plant lovers and collectors in Washington DC, Agave plants, Aloe plants and Yucca trees are interesting subjects to grow, since they have strange, unearthly forms, and unbelievable shapes. These desert plant of the United States are easy to live, require no or little attention, no water and no fertilization and are storehouses of water supplies. The Spanish Bayonet, Agave gloriosa, the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' and the Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora are tough fibrous plants that can be grown out of doors. The Aloe vera plant is useful as a first aid medical treatment for flesh wounds, skin burns or bites and stings by wasps, fire ants or yellow jackets.