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Growing or Planting fruit trees in Oregon can be challenging, because the State offers 6 climate zones, 4-9. When selecting the best fruit trees to grow in Oregon, a gardener must make sure that he chooses a low chill apple tree or a low chill peach tree, if he plants in zone 8 or 9. It would be a big mistake, if the gardener plants the same low chill apple trees or peach trees in USDA zones 4,5,6 or 7, because the flowers (fruit) would be frozen on the fruit trees by late occurring spring frosts. The Stanley plum trees should be a satisfactory plum tree to plant in all zones, since the Stanley plum tree is extremely cold tolerant. The Flordahome pear tree produces excellent soft pears with a sweet flavor in zones 8 and 9 and the Kieffer pear tree is cold hardy in zones 6,7 and 7. The Sunred nectarine , along with the Sungold nectarine tree is productive in zones 6-8.
Many shade trees such as the red or white oak trees, the red maple trees and elm trees are adapted to grow in Oregon. The Sour Wood tree, the Ginkgo tree and the Sassafras trees are grown for their vibrant and dramatic fall color The Tulip Poplar tree, the Weeping Willow trees are fast growing trees, but the Lombardy poplar trees are perhaps the fastest of all growing trees, sometimes grrowing 10 feet in its juvenile growth stage, to be used as a wind break or as a privacy screen. The Sassafras not only is a shade tree but a dramatic yellow flowering tree in the summer, like the Tulip Poplar tree that produces yellow flowers also. The evergreen Southern Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora, and the smaller dwarf version, the Little Gem Magnolia trees, both producing aromatic white flowers, the size of a dinner plate.
Many cultivars of Oregon fig trees are being grown, and the two most cold hardy figs are the Chicago Hardy Fig tree, a relatively new introduction that with the proper mulching survived being planted outside in IL., and the Tennessee Mountain fig tree that was found growing in the mountains near Nashville, that has survived in New York after the severe winter of 2014.
Because the climate is so variable and adaptable for a wide range of fruit trees, the State of Oregon has become a center for wholesale nursery growing for Japanese flowering Cherry trees, pink Kwanzan and Yoshino white. Dogwood trees and Redbud trees are especially good flowering trees.. The Nursery industry in Oregon has become a multimillion dollar business that exports a great number of horticultural fruit trees and forestry shade trees to retail nurseries throughout the United States. Quarantine restrictions in Oregon, Washington and California are very stringent, and these quarantine regulations are necessary to prevent outside importation of harmful microbes, insects and alien weeds from polluting the booming wholesale nursery business in those states, especially Oregon.The oleander tree flowers for 9 months during the year as an evergreen plant with flowers in colors of red, pink and white, and rarely in colors of purple, yellow and dwarf apricot.
Grapes for fresh eating or making into grape wine or champagne are grown extensively in Oregon that also is home to more than 400 wineries and 900 vineyards. Wine grape vines are concentrated primarily focused on planting French grape types that rival the excellent wines that come from Europe. Nursery grape vine plants are an important export from Oregon, and the seedless grapevine plants are more importantly planted than the bunch grape vines that have seeds. The Red Flame seedless grapevines, the Thompson seedless grapevines and the seedless Concord grapevine are produced in huge quantities. Muscadine grapevines and Scuppernong grapevines have not been caught on the wave of popularity in Oregon wholesale wine grape vine production, mainly because most of this grape vine production began and has been concentrated in Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia nurseries a century ago .
Blueberry plant production is very important for organic farming in Oregon, especially, because the blueberry plants respond well for organic culture procedures, and blueberries seem resistant to most insect and disease small fruit problems. Rabbiteye blueberry bushes are very well adapted for growing and high yield berry production in Oregon, and the Tifblue blueberry bushes seem to be the most popular Rabbiteye blueberry plant cultivar that is grown in OR. Over the years strawberry production was an important berry or small fruit that was produced by growers, however, low prices have created overproduction and have lessened interest in large strawberry production.
Many nut trees are adapted for growing in Oregon like the European filbert that grows best in mild areas like the Willamette Valley. Many new hybrid trees have been released that are crosses of the European filbert and the American filbert tree, Corylus americana (American hazelnut) that have cold hardiness and blight resistant qualities that the European filbert does not have.The American black walnut tree, Hall's Hardy Almond tree and the Chinese chestnut trees all grow well and are productive in OR, and the American Chestnut tree produces very crunchy, sweet kernels.
Wildlife fruit trees are an important food source for lovers of birds, hunters and those who love wild animals. The Kieffer hard pear tree is slow in ripening and the aromatic scent of the pears and the persimmons from the American persimmon tree will attract that trophy deer in the fall and winter when food supplies are scanty. The native crabapple trees, the red mulberry tree and the Chickasaw plum trees are excellent food providers for game birds and deer. The strawberry bush, the autumn olive trees and the elderberry plants are good sources of berries for wildlife animals and birds. The Gobbler oak trees and the turkey oak tree produce smaller acorns that turkey like to grouse on. The sawtooth oak is a favorite acorn producer for hunters and game preserves, because it matures acorns in only 5 years. The acorns on white oak trees remain on the trees until late winter.
Cultivars of Shagbark hickory, Carya ovata, tree have been developed that have sweet flavored kernels and thin shells. The Chinese chestnut, Castanea mollissima is the most cold hardy nut and will survive even in Oregon, zone 2,3,and 4. The Chinese chestnut has been crossed with several other chestnuts to form outstanding hybrids, like the Colossal chestnut. The Pawnee pecan tree and the Oconee pecan are cold hardy and recommended for warmer USDA Oregon zones. Black walnut trees are very cold hardy and are widely grown along with the English walnut tree that is grafted onto California walnut, Juglans hindsii, rootstock.
For gardeners who live in the State of
Oregon, bamboo plants grow into a fast growing privacy block that
will preserve your property boundaries from unwanted guests and
animals, and the 30 foot tall bamboo poles and thick matted leaves
will screen out noxious automobile noises and gases of carbon
dioxide that is changed into Oxygen by photosynthesis. Bamboo plants
are easy to grow in well drained soils that are rich in organic
matter and damp, and the growth is lush in full sun or partial shade.
The tough wood and dense structure of the canes (poles) provide
extreme cold hardiness, even in temperatures of minus 20 degrees F.
below zero. For curbing wind damage and soil erosion, Oregon bamboo
plantings are a top choice. To order your boxed bamboo living
screen, call Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery, tytyga.com, and your plants will
be shipped immediately and directly to either your house or business
office during any time of the year.
For those collectors and lovers of plant gardens in Oregon, Yucca trees, agave plants and aloe plants require no special care or attention to grow successfully with no water or fertilization necessary. The Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree), the Yucca gloriosa (Spanish Bayonet) and the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' are cold hardy desert plants that can be grown out of doors, like the Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora whose leaves turn red during the winter cold weather. The Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata'. is an American native plant with variegated striped leaves of white and green. The Agave attenuata is a spineless agave, and the Agave tequilana that has a sweet juice from which tequila is made into an alcoholic drink. The healing plant, Aloe vera, will cure the stings of fire ants, wasps and yellow jackets or heal skin burns and open flesh scrapes.