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Most gardeners in PA would like to plant a bush or tree that will produce fruit or berries as soon as possible, so that two choices can be made, either buy and plant a large bush or tree, or set out a fast growing tree., however, planting Pennsylvania fast growing trees could be a problem. A tree that grows rapidly during the peak of the growing season will enlarge cell walls and elongate the cellular structure, so that the reduction of an important cell wall insulator, Lignin and Cellulose will be reduced in concentration. That lack of protection during severe winters could cause severe injury to the growing tissue or possibly even kill the tree during a sudden temperature drop. There are some botanists who recommend that planting a slow growing tree will in the end will be a good choice.


The Granny Smith Apple tree is a popular green apple tree that is ideal for Northern Pennsylvania, Williamsport, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA. being cities where apples ripen during the first week of November. The Red Rome apple trees ripen one week earlier the red fruited apples in the Southern PA. Cities of Gettysburg, Reading and Lancaster, and both the the Golden and Red Delicious Apple apple trees show up in super markets for before Thanksgiving sales. One of the earliest ripening Pennsylvania apple trees is the Golden Delicious Apple tree that ripens during the last week of September, and the Red Rome apple tree that ripens three weeks later in mid-October. Many Pennsylvania gardeners plant apples that ripen over an extended period to supply apples a crop of fresh apples from the tree and to extend the season for pick-your-own apple orchards. Cross pollination is necessary between two separate apple tree cultivars to produce crops of apples in PA., however, many Pennsylvania gardeners prefer to plant Crabapple trees, that are perfect pollinators, since the pollen production is enormous in quantity, and the extended pollination period assures that almost any apple tree cultivar planted will fruit. The Dolgo Crabapple trees and the Transcendent crabapple tree are grafted crabapples that reliably grow an edible fruit and pollen, especially near Bethlehem, PA.


Pennsylvania Fig trees are grown by many fruit tree collectors, and the recent introduction of the Chicago Hardy Fig tree that has successfully survived being planted outside in Illinois with heavy mulching for several years. The Tennessee Mountain Fig trees also have survived even USDA zone of 5 in upstate New York, even in the very frigid winter of 2014.

Seedless grapevines such as the Red Flame grape vine, the white Thompson grapevine and the Concord Seedless grape vines are very productive in PA and are very well adapted to grow on almost any soil profile. Bunch grapes and wine grapevines are productive in all parts of the State.

Pear fruit trees are very productive in the Eastern Pennsylvania cities fruit orchards at Norristown, Philadelphia, and Allentown, PA.,and like most apple trees, the pear trees ripen the fruit early in September that begins about August 10. Asian pear trees can also be profitably grown in Pennsylvania gardens, and the new North Korean pears are huge in size, and one of the most delicious pears that you will ever eat.

The Red skin peach trees and the Red Haven peach trees top the list for the favorite Pennsylvania peaches. Reliance peach trees are very good PA peach choices to grow for harvesting red peaches. White peaches are a favorite peach planted near Lewistown, PA. around July 4th, for enjoying as peaches and cream or making a churn of peach ice cream.

Early Gold plum trees can ripen as early as July 10th in Altoona, Pennsylvania, closely followed by Methley plum, that ripens a week later. Even though the A,U. Plum is an Auburn University, AL. plum tree development, the Auburn University, (A.U.) Homeside plum is widely adapted fruit that is planted in PA gardens and fruit orchards near cities of Bethel, Plum and Pittsburgh, PA. Many other new A.U. Plum trees will probably be successfully planted in Pennsylvania and need no other pollinator. Cherry tree planting in PA. is mostly limited to Sour cherry trees (tart) that are self pollinated. The North Star Cherry tree and Montmorency sour cherries are used in making cherry pies and are well adapted as cold hardy cherry trees to grow throughout Pennsylvania. Apricots are adaptable and successful when grown near the Capitol, Harrisburg, PA. Fruit tree orchards and an most cultivars of the apricot tree can be expected to ripen at about the same time as peaches at York, PA. Nectarines (fuzzless peaches) are becoming more popular fruit trees to grow than peach trees, because of new improved hybrid nectarine trees cultivars like the Fantasia nectarine and the Sunred nectarine that are more disease than some of the older classic nectarines.


Many Japanese flowering cherry trees have been planted in PA, pink Kwanzan cherry and white Yoshino flowering cherry trees being the most popular. Redbud trees are native PA flowering trees, like the white dogwood tree and the crabapple trees that bloom in early spring. Purple wisteria trees and vines are the very earliest to bloom in the spring. White flowering Cleveland pear trees produce beautiful green foliage and flowers in the spring, and the pear tree leaves are dramatically vibrantly colored in the fall. PA flowering peach trees bloom in colors of pink, white and red, and the flowering Thundercloud plum tree has pink flowers and red leaves. The evergreen Southern Magnolia trees, Magnolia grandiflora and the Little Gem dwarf Magnolia trees begin their aromatic white flowers in June that continue until the fall. The Golden Rain Tree and the Sassafras trees both produce yellow flowers.


Pennsylvania shade trees will drastically reduce your summer air conditioning bill, stop heavy soil erosion and increase real estate prices and the enjoyment of your landscaped property. The Red Maple trees, Oak trees and Elm trees are all native well adapted for transplanting into your yard. For brilliant yellow fall leaf colors, the Ginkgo tree, the Bald Cypress (Pond Cypress) and the Tulip Poplar trees will light up your yard. For fall colors of yellow, purple and red and the Sour Wood tree, Sweet Gum tree will be an excellent choice. The River Birch tree, Drake Elm Tree and Honey Locust tree will grow small leaves that are easy to rake in the fall. The Green Ash tree and the Sassafras tree grow into very large mature trees. The most common fast growing tree giving quick shade is the Lombardy poplar tree, that in the juvenile growing stage has surpassed 10 feet in one growing season, that makes it in high demand to grow as a windbreak or as a fast growing privacy screen. The Sour Wood tree provides a dramatic array of brilliant colors of fall leaves.


Wildlife sources of food plots are important to animal lovers, hunters and bird lovers. The Kieffer pear tree is a very hard pear, slow to ripen, and similar to the native American persimmon tree will mature lots of pears and persimmons in the fall that drop from the tree where deer and wildlife animals gather to eat fruit that is scarce to find in the late fall and winter. The fermenting of ripening fruit creates a scent that is attractive to game birds and deer who congregate beneath the crabapple trees, the red mulberry trees and the Chickasaw plum trees. The thorny dewberry vine and the blackberry bush are protected by the thorns from hunting predators, and there are plenty of berries under the bramble bushes to feed small birds. The elderberry bushes, the strawberry bush and the autumn olive tree provide lots of berries for hungry game animals. The Gobbler oak tree grows very small acorns that attract turkey and other birds,, and the sawtooth oak trees produce many acorns that remain still attached up in the tree in late fall and winter. The white oak tree grows bushels of large acorns as the tree matures.


Several Nut trees are satisfactory to grow in Pennsylvania. The American black walnut nut tree and the shagbark hickory nut trees are native nut trees in Easton, PA. The black walnut trees hybridized with the shagbark hickory tree forms a cold hardy nut hybrid called 'Hican' and it can be successfully planted in York, Pennsylvania. The James pecan tree is a cold hardy papershell pecan tree that can be used as a self pollinated pecan tree for the backyard gardener. The butternut (white walnut) is a cold hardy walnut tree that ripens the butternuts in the late fall. The Chinese chestnut tree is an early producer of quarter size chestnuts, and the PA native American Chestnut tree at maturity produces very large sweet chestnuts with a thin shell.

Blueberry plants are native to much of the U.S. and the Pennsylvania .Highbush blueberry plants are grown on large berry farms near, Chester, PA . The native Pennsylvania blue berry plants commonly grow in heavy organic soils in wet areas. The extensive fibrous root system of blueberry bushes will feed heavily on decayed leaves and mold, and the blueberry plants appear to be the most popular berry planted on organic pick-you-own operations. Red raspberry plants are successfully grown and harvested on cold hardy bushes that are planted in Pennsylvania gardens and the Latham, red raspberry bush is especially popular because of its delicious flavor and the high productivity.

Much interest in PA has come from the introductions of cold hardy windmill palm trees that are being presently grown in Northern States and even Canada. The tropical appearance of the windmill palm tree makes it dramatically featured when planting near pools and patios for that tropical plant look. The windmill palm tree is the most cold hardy of the PA palms, followed by the needle palm tree. The Needle Palm tree is also a cold hardy Northern palm that will survive the frigid Pennsylvania winters, however, the Needle Palm tree is slow growing but the appearance is very atypical and exotic to enjoy in the garden.



For plant gardeners and collectors of plants in Pennsylvania, the Yucca trees are desert plants that required little or no maintenance or care, no water nor fertilizer, because of their leaves and plant trunks that are storehouses of water. These unearthly forms and uncanny, strange shapes are unique specimens when planted in the landscapes of PA. The Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, can grow up to 16 feet tall with an impressive white inflorescence that forms at the crown during the summer. The Yucca rostrata grows into a drought resistant tree with long, straight pointed leaves on the elegant branches and trunk. The Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard', is strikingly visible in dark recesses of your yard with its vibrant, variegated, white, slender leaves. The Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia, is often called, the 'Yucca Palm Tree,' because of its weird shape. and it is a uniquely drought resistant as an evergreen tree. The leaves of the Red Yucca tree, Hesperaloe parvifolora turn red during the winter freezes, and the curvy filaments on the leaf margins are uncanny like leaf hairs. Most children should be given a fair warning to beware of the stickers and prickly sharp spikes of the Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata', and also the variegated hard stiff leaves of the Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'. The alcoholic beverage, tequila is fermented from the sweet juice of the leaf tissues of the Agave tequilana. The dangerous spiny, thorny leaves of the Agave vilmoriniana 'Octopus' are re-curved and fleshy, like the tentacles of an octopus. The soft leave Agave attenuata is called, the 'Spineless Agave,' and the blue-green color is as smooth as shark skin. Serious skin burns and flesh wounds can be cured by the application of the leaf juice of the Aloe vera. In addition to those benefits, the leaf liquid will heal the bites and stings of hornets, yellow jackets and bumblebees.



The Black Bamboo plant is a great private screen for blocking out unwanted, traffic noise and animals, and the Golden Goddess bamboo and blue Henon bamboo plants add a background color to your hedges as a private barrier. Clumping bamboo's are important containerizing plants to grow inside the house or your office. Bamboo has many uses such as bamboo fishing poles and long lasting bamboo furniture and bamboo flooring. Pennsylvania bamboo plants can be found growing prolifically as privacy screens from Scranton to Philadelphia, and this fast growing plant can rapidly stop erosion or can flourish in wet, organic-based soils in exotic Culms (Poles, Stalks, Stems) of blue, yellow or black-green that can block out unwanted noises and automobile fumes. The bamboo plant is cold hardy in Pennsylvania where temperatures can drop to below zero degrees sometimes, and in PA, bamboo plants can survive especially cold winters of minus 20 degrees F. Bamboo plants grow well in full sun or partial shade to heights of 20 feet into dense clumps that are very effective in providing rapid growth that quickly establishes an impenetrable wall of privacy. Call Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery (tytyga.com) for fast shipment to your home at any time during the year.