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Buy North Dakota Fruit Trees, Shade Trees, Berry Plants, Grapevines, Bamboo Plants, Flowering Tree and Nut Trees



North Dakota is one of the most Northern of the United States, and it is very important that the gardener here choose a plant, vine or tree that is cold hardy enough being in the USDA climatic map of zone 3 and 4, so that the selection will survive and produce fruit, berries, grape crops or shade in the quickest time possible. Most gardeners want to grow a plant that performs in a hurry, but there is a problem with that. The choice is to plant a large tree or to plant a fast growing tree, but in North Dakota, fast growing trees do not produce in the enlarged and elongated cell walls enough lignin or cellulose to insulate the cell walls sufficiently to survive sudden bursts and drops in temperatures, like the extreme winter of the year, 2014. In that case the plants may by severely damaged or killed by the frigid temperatures. Some States should consider planting slow growing trees that will survive.


The planting of North Dakota shade trees will slash your electric power bills, reduce soil erosion and increase the enjoyment of your landscape and property and increase the value of your real estate. Weeping Willow trees, Sassafras tree and Green Ash trees will grow into large trees that provide cooling shade in the summer. The Corkscrew Willow tree, Red Maple tree and Lombardy Poplar trees will all survive the cold temperatures and provide beautiful fall color in North Dakota throughout the State. Shade trees that will survive the temperatures of zone 4 are the Ginkgo tree, Oak Tree and River Birch trees, and each tree will be dramatically colorful in the fall. The Sycamore tree grows very big leaves with a cooling heavy shade and the Japanese Magnolia tree is also an excellent shade tree, but also will burst into a leafless,color of pink in the spring with a delicious aroma and is one of the best flowering trees, along with the white Dogwood tree and the Redbud tree. The Sassafras tree grows into a huge specimen with giant clusters of yellow, fragrant blooms, a North Dakota flowering tree worth planting for flowers and for shade. The Lombardy poplar trees are extremely fast growing trees that can grow over 8 feet during only one season of growth after transplanting, and the Lombardy oak tree forms an excellent wind blocker or privacy fence, if the Lombardy poplar trees are planted in rows close together. The Sour Wood tree forms an excellent fall shade tree that is brilliantly colorful.



The black walnut tree, Juglans nigra, is a native American nut tree that produces crunchy, delicious walnut kernels that ripen to taste perfection during the Fall. The butternut tree, Juglans ovata, is also a native American nut tree, and it is often called the 'White Walnut'. The shagbark hickory tree ( Carya cinerea) is a native nut tree to American forests, and the nuts are tasty and sweet. The hickory wood chips are often used in cooking smoked meats and poultry. Chinese chestnut trees are cold hardy in North Dakota and the American chestnut trees also are blight resistant and very cold hardy.



Wildlife animal and bird conservation is very important to hunters and lovers of birds and game animals in North Dakota. The hard Kieffer pear tree ripens slowly and emits a fragrance whose scent attracts deer and wildlife birds and animals, along with the crabapple tree that ripens in the fall when wildlife food supplies are weak. The black mulberry tree, the elderberry tree and the strawberry bush all are very cold hardy and provide berries for the game birds and deer when winter food sources are scarce. The Chinese chestnut trees are extremely cold hardy and ripen buckets of nuts in the fall. The new blight resistant American chestnut tree will grow and produce nuts for wildlife animals and game birds in ND.



Grapevines can be grown on North Dakota soils, and the grape vines are cold hardy in all areas. The Concord grape and the Niagara grapevines grow and produce good tasty wine, however, the Fredonia black grape that produces so well in New York State is tender in North Dakota vineyards, and occasionally, grapevines can be stressed by the frigid temperatures some years like this past year.


North Dakota bamboo plant privacy screens are very fast growing, cold hardy when properly mulched and can survive minus 20 F. below zero temperatures, if proper mulched and sheltered in cities like Minot, Fargo and Bismarck, N.D. Bamboo plants are very useful in landscapes for enclosed shopping Malls, and the outside coloring of the beautiful bamboo canes, stems and culms can be brilliant yellow, iridescent blue and blackish green. When planted inside your house or business office the bamboo plants are very decorative and thrive as a tropical-looking plant when planted near a window.


For plant lovers and gardeners in North Dakota, Agave plants, Aloe plants and Yucca trees make excellent choices to grow in containers as ornamental plants tat are armed with dangerous thorny, prickly spines with sharp spikes at the leaf end. The native American Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata' has beautiful striped variegation in the leaves, much like the variegated leaves of the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' tree that has soft leaves. The Aloe vera plant has healing powers as a first aid plant with a powerful juice within the leaves that will cure the bites of ants, wasps and bumblebees. The Aloe vera is also useful to containerize and spread the juice on flesh wounds and skin burns.