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Montana Trees


Buy Montana Fruit Trees, Shade Tree, Berry Plants, Bamboo Plants, Grape Vines, Nut Tree, and Flowering Trees



Planting fruit trees in Montana is limited to find fruits that are grafted on cold hardy, fruit tree, rootstock that can withstand temperature drops to minus 40 degrees F. Many types of fruit trees will live in Montana, but when the early spring freezes come, the flowers could be suddenly frozen, thus, fruit may not set on the tree. Montana gardeners may want to plant a tree or bush that would start bearing fruit or produce shade as soon as possible, so that a planter would want to select a large tree or to plant a fast growing tree. This sounds logical, but in a fast growing tree the developing cell walls elongate and elongate rapidly and do not deposit lignin and cellulose into the cell walls as fast and the lack of these insulating materials can cause damage or even kill the tree. The top selection of slow growing trees is often the best solution to Montana success in planting fruit trees, berry plants and nut trees of the highest quality.



Apple trees like Lodi and McIntosh apples are successful, if cross pollination is available, and the Oregon crabapple and the Siberian apple trees are good apple pollinators.The Sungold apricot tree is cold hardy along with the apricot trees. These apricots are high in sugar and are as sweet as honey.Sweet cherry trees are generally not cold hardy, however, the sour cherries like the Montmorency cherry tree and North Star cherry trees will grow in most Montana fruit tree orchards. The Stanley plum tree is cold hardy in Montana and the Stanley plums taste is rich and sweet. The Chicago Hardy fig tree has been recommended to grow successfully in USDA climate zone 5 in Montana.



Blueberry plants are very productive in Montana and the Low Bush Blueberry is a native blueberry bush with high cold tolerance. Blueberries are most often called huckleberries in Montana, however, the berries are technically harvested from blueberry plants.Montana State University scientists at Bozeman, Mt., recommend the Brazos blackberry plant and Boysenberry bushes as the best berry choices, but many tests on the new blackberry cultivars from Arkansas are introducing thornless blackberry bushes. Bunch grape vines and new hybrid Seedless grapevines will survive the frigid cold in MT. Mt. State University also recommends Boyne red raspberry plants and Heritage and September Red raspberry bushes. Black Hawk and Cumberland black raspberries produce deliciously tasty berries in the Fall. The only purple raspberry that survives as cold hardy is the Brandy Wine purple raspberry. Two of the best fig trees will survive in Zone 5 in Montana. Chicago hardy fig trees and the Tennessee Mountain fig tree have survived the brisk frigid winter in Montana when properly mulched, and many other fig tree cultivars are grown in greenhouses for their figs.



The Corkscrew Willow tree, Weeping Willow tree and Sassafras trees have been grown successfully in Zone 3, along with the Red Maple tree and Pine trees Many other trees like the River Birch tree, Sycamore and Ginkgo tree produce good fall color in zone 4 and 5. Bald Cypress trees, Elm tree and Tulip Poplar trees are all approved to survive in zone 5, Montana shade trees. The Sassafras tree grows into a very large shade tree, but it also grows clusters of gold flowers in unusual round fragrant clusters and can be a top choice flowering tree. The Lombardy poplar tree is a top tree for reducing wind damage and grows into an excellent privacy screen when the trees are planted about 6 feet apart in long rows. The Lombardy poplar tree grow fast, sometimes, up to 8 year the very first year of planting. The Sour Wood tree turns a dramatic brilliant mixture of colors in the fall.


Wildlife animal conservation is important to animal lovers and to hunters in Montana. The Mulberry tree, the strawberry bushes and the elderberry plants will grow in zone 3, 4 and 5 of the state. The Kieffer pear tree and the wild crabapple tree will grow in zone 4 and 5, and the Chickasaw plum tree, American persimmon tree and Catalpa fish bait trees will grow in zone 5. The Chinese chestnut tree and the hickory nut trees will produce slow ripening nuts during the fall that drop from the trees intermittently during the fall and winter. In MT zone 5 the fast growing tree sawtooth oak, the acorns will begin falling in the fall and feed the deer, pheasants and other game birds, when wildlife food is scarce. The Gobbler oak tree grows a small acorn that turkey like and the white oak trees at maturity produce heavy acorn crops and mast for wildlife animals to feed on.


The white flowering Dogwood tree, the Redbud Tree and Wisteria trees will all survive the cold winter in Montana. Get helpful privacy reviews, tips and purchase information at Ty Ty Nursery website, tytyga.com. The Japanese Magnolia tree is a beautiful flowering tree with dinner-plate sized pink flowers with a spicy, sweet fragrance. The flowering apricot tree is the earliest blooming MT flowering tree, and the Cleveland pear tree is wonderfully filled with white blooms in the spring. The Japanese flowering trees that include the Kwanzan pink blooms and the Yoshino white blooms are excellent flowering trees in the spring and the fall leaf color is brilliant gold.



You can order or purchase the top Black Walnut trees are cold hardy nuts (Juglans nigra) that consistently produces high quality walnuts in Montana. Chinese chestnut trees (Castanea mollissima) is a very cold hardy chestnut tree that grows chestnuts in a burr. The chestnuts are sweet to the taste and aromatic to cook in an open kettle like the Parisian street vendors around the Montmartre in Paris, France. The new strain of the American chestnut is blight resistant and begins bearing chestnuts when about 5 years old. The Hazelnut (Filbert) tree, Corylus americana, is a native nut tree to Montana and produces a small, sweet nut with a thin shell. The other nut trees that grow well in Montana is the shellbark hickory, (Juglans lacinosa) tree that produces an edible nut that is loved by wildlife animals and wildlife game birds. Wildlife hunting preserves are very important commercially in Montana, and all the fruits, berries and nuts listed are important to Montana commerce.



Montana bamboo plants can be used as privacy screens, but in cities like Great Falls, Missoula and Helena, MT, bamboo plants are extensively used for indoor Mall fast growing, landscape displays for that tropical look. Much further South in Billings, Montana, bamboo plants are useful as indoor home plants or as ornamental business office plants that are tropical looking, with canes or stems colored in bright blue, yellow or blackish green. Clumping bamboo plants are very cold hardy and when properly mulched have survived below F. zero temperatures of minus 20 degrees.



For plant collectors and tree lovers in Montana, Agave plants, Aloe plants and Yucca plants are important classes of desert native American plants that are armed with thorny, prickly leaves that terminate with a sharp spike at the end. These xeriscape plants are easy to grow and require little or no attention, fertilizing or watering and there are not disease or insect problems. The Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata' has leaves that are edged with brilliant white striping, and the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' is vibrantly colored with bright stripes on the leaves. The first aid plant, Aloe vera is a curing plant for skin burns, fire ant bites, and bee stings, by placing the leaf juice on the flesh wounds. The Agave tequilana grows leaves that contain a sweet fluid that can be fermented into an alcohol beverage.