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Kansas Trees


Buy Kansas Grapevines, Shade Trees, Berry Bushes, Flowering Tree, Bamboo Plants, Fruit Tree, and Nut Trees.


Discover how Kansas gardeners can experience extremely cold winters and the frigid temperatures can damage or kill plants and trees that are not properly selected to grow in the Kansas temperature zones on the USDA climate map of zone 5 and zone 6. Most top gardeners want to plant the best fruit trees, berry plants or nut trees that will bear a top edible crop as soon as possible, so that the natural inclination would be to set out a large bearing size tree or a fast growing tree or plant, however, fast growing trees and plant cells elongate and transfer much less lignin and cellulose into the cell wall, that is necessary to insulate the tree from sudden drops in the temperature. The tree or plant in this case would be susceptible to frigid cold damage or may be actually killed. On many occasions the selection of a slow growing tree or plant would be suggested in areas where trees and plants experience winters in zone 5 and 6.

Find out how Kansas best Shade trees will provide shade in hot summers and will reduce your electric power bill, and reduce erosion as well as increase your property value. Shade trees should be planted either on the East or West side of your home or office to reach the maximum efficiency of your shade. Excellent Kansas shade trees would be fast growing Weeping Willow tree, Tulip Poplar tree, and the Sycamore tree. For fall color brilliance in Kansas, the Ginkgo trees, River Birch and the Chinese Elm trees will glow in bright yellow. The Bald Cypress tree and the Pond Cypress tree are large when mature and give excellent shade until fall when the yellow linear needles fall to the ground. The bright colors in the fall of the Sweet Gum (Sweetgum) tree, the Sassafras trees with its fragrant yellow flowers, and the Sourwood tree are show stoppers to tourists. The Catalpa tree and the Japanese Magnolia tree both have large leaves, and the Catalpa trees attract fish worms in the summer that are collected by fishermen and the Japanese Magnolia trees produce brilliant, huge flowers in the spring, function not only as a shade tree but also as a flowering tree. The fast growing tree, Lombardy tree can grow over 8 feet in height the first year of transplanting and forms an excellent shade tree and privacy screen if planted in long rows and for blocking out damaging winds. The Sour wood tree is dramatically colored with brilliant leaves in the fall season.


A number of nut trees can be successfully grown in Kansas. The Shagbark hickory nut tree, Carya ovata, produces a tasty kernel that is similar but is richer than the flavor of a pecan nut. The American Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra) grows into a valuable and expensive timber tree, and the walnut kernels are tasty and crunchy. Several pecan cultivars are good for growing, Carya illinoinensis. in Northern States like Kansas. The James pecan tree produces a medium sized pecan, and straw colored kernels with a rich flavor. The James pecans have a paper thin shell unlike the thick, tough-to-crack other cultivars or seedlings of the Northern Pecan trees that are offered by some online nursery companies and are marketed as “hardy pecan trees”. The Chinese Chestnut trees and the American chestnut native tree will grow in all Kansas climate zones and are blight resistqnt.



Grape vines can be grown in most of the United States and in Northwest Kansas, where the temperatures some years may drop to minus 45 degrees F. It is important to plant the best grapevine cultivars to withstand the extreme winter temperatures. The famous New England bunch grapes, blue Concord grape vine, white Niagara grape, red Catawba grape vines and the Fredonia Black Grapevines have all been tested for many years at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, at the New York State University Agricultural Station, and all these New England grapevine cultivars are recommended for planting in Kansas, including the seedless grapevines, Red Flame Thompson white grape and Concord seedless grape vines.. Order and purchase the best Kansas grape vines to grow and the high quality information tips and reviews on the website of Ty Ty Nursery, tytyga.com.



Red raspberry plants are recommended for growing in Kansas, and cultivars, such as the Heritage red raspberry plants and the Boyne raspberry plant will survive Kansas frigid winters. Black raspberry bushes such as the Cumberland black raspberry bushes, and the purple raspberry bushes are also productive in Kansas. Horticulturists at Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, do not recommend either thorny blackberry plants or thornless blackberry bushes, since in some severe winters, they do not survive temperatures in USDA zone map, 5.Blueberry bushes do not normally do well normally in Kansas, because of wild Kansas temperature swings and the Mid-west, alkaline soil profiles. Planting blueberry bushes in KS is a risky investment that is generally avoided.


Numerous flowering trees will be ideal for planting in Kansas landscapes. Flowering crabapple trees bloom in colors of red, white and pink. White dogwood trees and white Cleveland select flowering pear trees blossom in an abundant show of color early during the Kansas spring season. The Redbud tree is a native tree like the white flowering dogwood tree, and the Redbud tree is a choice planting companion for a white or pink Dogwood tree. The Golden rain tree is a beautiful yellow- flowering, Kansas tree that forms flowers in early summer hot days. The Golden rain tree flowers turn into beautiful ornamental lanterns that change from a delicate pink in color and then to a tan and brown color in fall.The choice of Japanese flowering cherry trees falls between the pink Kwanzan tree with double flowers and the white Yoshino trees with single flowers.


Wildlife food tree planting is important in Kansas to preserve and conserve its birds and animals. Oak trees provide a renewable annual food supply of acorns, and the sawtooth oak tree is a fast growing tree that begins throwing off acorns in five years from planting. The gobbler oak tree and the white oak trees are abundant acorn producers. A wildlife pear tree or crabapple trees will produce pears and small digestible crabapples fast. The native Chickasaw plum, the American persimmon tree and black mulberry trees provide wide fruit choices for deer and game birds. Cold hardy Chinese chestnut trees and the native American chestnut tree will produce lots of chestnuts at maturity. The hickory native tree and the seedling hardy pecan trees provide nuts during the middle of winter, when wildlife food supplies are scarce. The autumn olive tree, the elderberry plant and the strawberry bushes all grow thick with berries that are choice aromatic wildlife food choices.


Fruit tree planting in Kansas is successful, when the planting is done in USDA, zone 5. In Northwest Kansas, the Braeburn apple tree, Fuji apples tree, and Red Rome apple trees are selected to better survive the extreme cold, according to Kansas State University, that is located in Manhattan, Kansas. In other state wide locations, the Gala apple, Jonathon apple tree and the Granny Smith apples will survive. Sour cherry trees (pie cherry tree) will survive and produce cherries in profusion. The Montmorency cherry trees and the North Star cherry tree are the fastest growing sour cherries that are best for KS gardens. The Moorpark Apricot tree is suitable for planting, and the apricot flavor is sweet and juicy. The Moonglow pear tree and the cold hardy, improved Kieffer pear trees are highly productive and fast growing in Kansas City, KS. locations. Plum trees, (Prunus americana), are native to KS, and the fruit of plum trees is an important wildlife food item. The Stanley plum trees are one of the very few grafted plum trees that can survive the cold temperatures of the Northwest portion of the State. The question of whether or not fig trees will grow in Kansas is, "yes", for the Chicago Hardy fig tree that is recommended to grow in zone 5 and 6, when it is mulched properly and protected from high winds.


In the Plains States, Kansas bamboo plants have become a favorite fast growing privacy hedge for home owners in cities like: Wichita, Overland Park and Topeka Kansas. Bamboo plants are one of the easiest privacy screens to establish for a windbreak and to control erosion, and bamboo planting is easy, just use a damp organic soil that is well drained and put the bamboo clumps in full sun or partial shade. The winter of 2014 was very cold and severe, but the cold hardy bamboo clumps have survived icy temperatures of minus 20 degrees F. below zero and function to block our automobile noise and fumes and the leaves convert the toxic carbon dioxide fumes into Oxygen gas that is healthy and breathable. You can order your own bamboo privacy screen from the Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery, tytyga.com that will be sent immediately and delivered directly to your home during any period of the year.


For plant lovers and collectors in Kansas, the cold hardy evergreen yucca trees can be grown out of doors in zone 5 and 6, and agave plants and aloe plants can be containerized and grown in dish gardens or indoor pots as ornamental plants in the home or office. The yucca trees, Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia, the Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, and the Yucca rostrata can survive Kansas winter temperatures. These desert plants require little or no care, water or attention of any kind, since they are so tough in the desert and the woody fibers make them very drought resistant, and these plants are storehouses of water that is reserved within the tissues. These plants send up impressive inflorescences of white blooms shaped like lanterns. The Agave plants grow into exotic, strange shapes and are loaded with thorny thick spines on the leaf edges and each sword-like leave terminates with a sharp spike. The Agave tequilana is imbibed with a sweet juice that is fermented into an alcoholic drink, tequila. The Agave attenuata is a spineless plant and grows into a beautiful specimen, with an unearthly form. The first aid plant, Aloe vera has a juice that is used to heal flesh burns or wounds and to treat fire ant bites, insect bites and bee stings.