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It is important in the State of Idaho to order and purchase the proper plant or tree for a State that experiences very cold winters in USDA climate zones of 3,4,5, and 6. When the wrong plant is selected, the extreme frigid temperatures in Idaho will either damage or kill the plant or tree. Many people want to find their shade a home as fast as possible, and so they choose to plant either a larger tree or to get a fast growing tree or plant, however, fast growing plants and trees produce much less cellulose and lignin that lines the cell wall, and the tender new growth is much more susceptible to cold temperature damage or death than a selected slow growing tree, that is much easier to harden off in the fall. Planting shade trees in Idaho should always be done on the East or west side of a building to promote the most shade that will cut your electric bills and stop soil erosion. In zone 3 of Idaho, Maple trees, Pine trees and the very fast growing Lombardy Poplar trees that can grow over 8 feet tall in a single season, are recommended to plant in zone 4. Also the River Birch tree, Oak tree and Japanese Magnolia flowering trees are cold hardy to grow in zone 4, along with the Ginkgo tree that produces the brilliant fall yellow leaf color. In zone 5 and 6 the Bald Cypress tree, the Pond Cypress tree and the Elm trees grow into excellent shade trees. The Tulip Poplar tree, the Weeping willow tree and the Sour Wood trees are very cold hardy shade trees. The Empress tree and the Catalpa tree are good shade trees, but they are also spectacular flowering trees and the Catalpa tree attracts worms that fishermen use in the summer for fishing. The black mulberry tree is cold hardy enough (zone 3-10) to produce wildlife berries to feed deer and game birds. The elderberry bush can form a small tree and the strawberry bush is cold hardy enough to grow berries in all zones of ID. The shagbark hickory tree and the seedling pecan tree will grow in zone 4, 5 and 6, and fruit trees that will grow in zone 4, 5 and 6 are the wildlife pear tree, the autumn olive tree and wildlife crabapple tree. The American persimmon tree and the Chickasaw plum trees will produce fruit in zone 5 and 6. Idaho oak trees that will produce acorns in zones 5 and 6 are the fast growing sawtooth oak tree, the Gobbler oak tree and the white oak tree.


The American black walnut tree and the Chinese chestnut tree are cold hardy nuts that will grow in Idaho, and the native American chestnut tree hybrid trees will grow and produce chestnuts in Idaho.


The Concord grapevine is an excellent cold hardy grape for Idaho gardeners. The Concord grapes are blue in color, sweet and juicy and excellent to eat as a table grape or to ferment into grape wine. Concord seedless grapes and Reliance seedless grapes are good for planting in Idaho grape vineyards. The Niagara grape vine clusters are clustered and white in color. The Black Fredonia grapes are excellent cold hardy grape vines to grow in Idaho. Seedless grape vines like the Red Flame Seedless, the Thompson White Seedless grapevine and the Seedless Concord blue grape are perfect for red wine making. The bunch grape, red Catawba grape also is good red wine grape material.


The cold winter temperatures of Idaho makes fruit tree selection difficult for the beginner. Apple trees should be selected that are extremely cold hardy, like the Golden Delicious apple trees. The Red Haven peach tree and the Hale Haven peach tree, all of which will survive the Idaho frigid winters. The Stanley plum is blue in color and very cold hardy, as are some native seedling plums. The Stanley (Damson plum) is good for drying into prunes. Sweet cherry trees like the Bing cherry tree and the Black Tartarian cherry trees can only be grown in the warmer garden sites in Idaho. The sour (tart) cherries grow well, especially the red Montmorency cherry trees and the red North Star cherry tree. Several apricot trees and pear trees such as the Kieffer pear trees are cold hardy in Idaho. Discover how to find the best high quality information for Idaho gardens by checking our the tips and the information reviews on the Ty Ty Nursery website, tytyga.com.


There are two fig trees that have been cleared to grow in Idaho, the Chicago Hardy fig trees have survived in zone 5 and 6, the Tennessee Mountain fig tree has survived both USDA climate zone 5 and 6 in NY., when these figs are properly mulched and sheltered.


The Wisteria Tree is very cold hardy, enough to flower in colors of white, pink and purple in Idaho. White Dogwood Trees, including red and pink forms and Redbud Trees are beautiful flowering trees to grow in Idaho. The Japanese Kwanzan pink flowering cherry tree and the Japanese Yoshino white flowering cherry trees are cold hardy enough to survive and flower every year in Idaho. The white flowering Pear tree, the red leaf flowering plum tree and the Japanese flowering saucer pink Magnolia tree are excellent blooming ID flowering trees. Sassafras trees are cold hardy with yellow clusters of fragrant flowering in the summer.

The crabapple tree is often planted to pollinate apple trees and the crabapple fruits are an excellent fall food for wildlife deer and other wildlife animals. Both the Siberian crabapple (Malus baccata). The crabapple (Malus diversifolia) trees are excellent to plant as crabapple pollinators. Native blueberry plants are often planted in Idaho berry gardens. Red raspberry plants, such as the Heritage red raspberries are highly productive and deliciously sweet. Idaho nut tree recommendations are hickory trees, chestnut trees and hazelnut (filbert) trees. The American black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) , and the white walnut (Butternut) will all survive the extreme cold, ice and snow in Idaho icy winters. Shade trees like Red Maple trees (Acer rubrum), Silver Maples and Sugar Maple trees provide a refreshing shade during the summer in Idaho, and the red, gold and orange maple leaf coloring during the fall is spectacular.


Idaho bamboo plants used as a privacy screen in cities Meridian and Garden City near the Capitol, Boise, Idaho are cold hardy and are known to survive outside temperatures in Eastern Idaho cities like Idaho Falls, ID.,to minus 20 degrees F. below zero. Fast growing,bamboo clumps will survive in protected environments or when mulched, and are especially important ornamental plants when grown inside shopping malls, or as decorator bamboo plants that are grown inside green houses or inside offices and homes as ornamental selections. The exceptional colors of blue-blackish, and bright yellow are beautiful.


Because of the very cold climate in Idaho, Yucca trees can only be grown in zones 5 and 6 as an evergreen plant outside. The Red Yucca plant, Hesperaloe parviflora with its needle like linear leaves and red leaf color during the winter will grow in the landscape. The Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, Yucca rostrata and Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia will survive out of doors. These yucca trees are low maintenance plants and require little or no care, fertilizer or water and the thick juicy leaves are water storehouses, being tough, woody and thicky spiny leaves that are prickly terminating in a sharp spike. Yucca trees send up a giant inflorescence that is impressive in the summer. Plant collectors and tree lovers in ID often choose to grow the native American agave plant commonly called the, 'Century Plant' in containers where it grows well along with the variegated form, Agave americana 'Marginata' that has white stripes that border the thorny leaf edges. The Agave tequilana grows thick juicy leaves that are filled with sweet liquids that can be fermented into tequila, an alcoholic drink. The Agave vilmoriniana "Octopus' has recurved tentacle-like leaves that look dangerous and unearthly. The Agave attenuata is a beautiful spineless agave plant. The well known Idaho indoor office plant, Aloe vera has a juice in the leaves that cures fire ant bites, bee stings and flesh burns or skin wounds that require first aid.