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Gardeners in South Carolina are able to grow a huge variety of productive fruit trees. Apple trees are favored by many S.C. Gardeners. Coastal South Carolina gardeners prefer to plant the warm zone Israeli apple trees, such as the Anna apple and the Ein Sheimer apple, because the temperature for fruit set in Israel is similar to that in Coastal South Carolina. The Anna apples are red in color and the Ein Sheimer apples are yellow, much like the Dorsett Golden apple, that is a seedling from the Golden Delicious apple tree..In colder S.C. Locations the Red Delicious apples and the Golden Delicious apples are still important pick-you-own apple choices. The Arkansas black apple tree and the Red Rome apple trees produce reliably in the Fall and are good cooking apples or good for baking apple pies or apple cider. Peaches have become a very important commercial orchard fruit tree in South Carolina: Some South South Carolinians claim that S.C. Has actually displaced the State of Georgia as the “Peach State.” Elberta peaches are still good peach tree choice to make, followed closely by the white Belle of Georgia white peach and the Redhaven peach tree. One of the favorite S.C. choices of food supplements are peach pickles (Indian blood peach) and the peach cobbler is just right for Thanksgiving and Christmas banquet tables. Juicy sweetplums are a summer treat that delights both children and adults. Extra large specimen plum trees will usually bear the first year if planted in the Fall.


The A.U. Plum trees are very well adapted for growing in S.C. The A.U. Rubrum plum is red in color with a delicious, juicy, sweet taste. The A.U. Homeside plum tree grows very well in backyard South Carolina gardens. Wild plums are native to S.C. Forests and wildlife animals flock to this first fruit tree bearing in Early spring to eat these plums. Red plum fruit is a favorite color followed closely by yellow, blue and orange. The Methley Plum fruit is not only red, but the interior tissue is blood red and is a very important commercial plum that begins appearing in grocery stores in June, the peak of its ripening.



Coastal S.C. Gardens should plant the low chill Flordahome pear tree or the North Korean Giant Pear tree. Pears usually ripen in South Carolina in late fall, and many plantation wildlife game operators plant hard pears, like the Kieffer pear tree that produces pears that hang on the trees late into the Fall that feed wildlife game birds and wildlife deer when other fruit tree food is scarce. Hard pears are chopped up by cooks into small pieces to make pear preserves.



Sour cherries grow well in South Carolina gardens and the Montmorency Red Cherry and the North Star Cherry trees are very productive. The Bing cherries and Black Tartarian cherries are black, sweet fruit that grow better in the cold. The Carolina King banana tree is a cold hardy excellent banana tree that bears large clusters of tasty bananas in the Fall throughout the State of South Carolina. Figs are a favorite fruit tree in S.C., and the old Brown Turkey Fig tree and the Celeste Fig trees have been replaced with improved new hybrid fig trees. The Chicago Hardy fig tree is very cold hardy, even in zone 5 in IL., and the Tennessee Mountain Fig tree is cold hardy enough to grow in the entire State of South Carolina. The Paw Paw tree and the pomegranate trees flourish in the South Carolina gardens. The Paw Paw tree is cold hardy throughout the State, but the Russian pomegranate tree should be the only Pomegranate that is cold hardy enough to fruit on a consistent basis. Apricot trees and Mulberry trees will both produce apricots and mulberries throughout S.C. The Chinese Jujube is a rare, exotic fruit tree that grows into a plum sized brown fruit that tastes much like apples. The Japanese persimmon tree has become a permanent part of most S.C. Fruit orchards. Fuyu Japanese Persimmons are non-astringent and can be eaten even in the green stage. The Hachiya Persimmon grows a fruit as large as a grapefruit.



Papershell pecan trees are inter planted in peach orchards in S.C., and when the peach trees die out an established orchard of bearing pecans begins its very productive and lucrative fall harvest. New hybrid grafted pecan trees are now replacing older pecans like Stuart and the Desirable pecan trees. Walnut trees are productive in a backyard garden, especially the North Carolina cannonball walnut tree that is loaded down with black walnut individual nuts that weigh one pound. The Hall's Hardy almond tree produces excellent almonds and this almond tree is very cold hardy. The Filbert tree, chinquapin tree and hickory nut trees all are native S.C nut trees that are eaten by people and wildlife animals. The Chinese chestnut trees and the native American chestnut tree are very productive of chestnuts and the American chestnut tree is blight resistant.


The Red Flame grape vine is an excellent seedless grape vine to plant as a companion plant to the white Thompson seedless grapevines or the old classic seedless Concord grape vine. Scuppernong grapevines and Muscadine grapevines are very productive in all areas of South Carolina, but male muscadine plants must be planted with a bronze female scuppernong in order to produce a crop of grapes, since cross pollination is necessary..


Berry plants are planted in organic pick-you-own berry plant orchards in South Carolina . Rabbiteye blueberry plants are organic in nature, and The Tifblue blueberries are old favorites. Blueberry plants can produce blueberries the first season of planting, when bearing size plans are purchased. Blackberry plants can be planted in orchards as thorny blackberry plants or as thorny blackberry plants or as thornless blackberries. The best raspberry plants to grow in S C are the Heritage red raspberry plants.


Many Shade trees are native to South Carolina forests, including Red Maple trees, Oak tree, and Bald Cypress Trees (also, Pond Cypress tree). For fall yellow leaf color, the Ginkgo tree, the River Birch trees and the Elm tree turn into a brilliant Gold color in the fall. The Catalpa tree grows big leaves that are eaten by worms that make good fish bait that is useful for the fisherman. The Sassafras tree and the Green Ash trees are huge growing trees when they reach maturity. The Tulip Poplar tree, the Weeping Willow trees and the Sycamore are very fast growing, sometimes growing 6 feet or more a year. The Sweet Gum Tree, the Sourwood tree and some Maple trees will transition into several brilliant colors of yellow, red and purple. The Southern Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora, and the dwarf, Little Gem Magnolia tree are excellent shade trees, but they also form beautiful huge flowers of white in June that can continue until the fall. The Japanese Magnolia tree is also a shade tree that is a beautiful pink flowering tree in the spring that is filled with bright blooms before the leaves appear. The Lombardy poplar trees are a very fast growing tree for shade, and have been known to grow over 10 feet in height in the first season of transplanting and are usually planted to use as a windbreak or a privacy screen.


There are many other Flowering trees that grow spectacular flowers in the spring, like the Japanese, pink, Kwanzan flowering cherry tree and the white Yoshino Japanese flowering cherry trees. Dogwood trees flower in colors of white red and Pink, and the S.C. native Redbud trees are one of the earliest bloomers in the spring. Crape Myrtle trees are a favorite Southern flowering tree to bloom in the early summer and continuing until the fall. The Natchez white crape myrtle tree and the brilliant red Dynamite crape myrtle are interesting specimens in companion plantings. There are also flowers of pink and purple crape myrtle bushes that form shrubs then mature to form trees when the lower limbs are pruned off. There are many new cultivars of crape myrtle trees, the "True Blue" crape myrtle, the "Black Diamond" and the Purple Yuma crape myrtle trees that are spectacular and dramatic when they flower in early summer. Camellia shrubs and bushes also mature into camellia trees and begin flowering in the fall in colors of white, pink, red and the rare color, peppermint. White Dogwood trees are native S.C. flowering trees, and grafted red and pink dogwood tree specimens are excellent as a spring flowering landscape tree. The white flowering Aristocrat pear tree begins blooming in March in coastal areas, and the Flowering Apricot tree is the earliest flowering spring tree. The peppermint Flowering peach is unique with its multicolored flowers and clustered branches. The fluffy flowers of the flowering plum tree are long lasting and very aromatic. Flowering crabapple trees bloom in red, white or either pink blooms and the leaves on some varieties are red. The crabapple tree is an excellent pollinator for apple trees. The evergreen, Southern Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora is native to South Carolina, and the dwarf, Little Gem Magnolia trees are loaded with giant white aromatic flowers that begin their showy blooms in May and last into the fall. The Sweet Bay Magnolia tree, Magnolia virginiana, produces creamy smaller blooms and leaves, but grows tall very quickly. The pink, saucer, Japanese magnolia trees loose their leaves during the winter, and in the spring are covered with a range of colored flowers of red, white and the rare, yellow blooming magnolia tree. Chaste or Vitex trees are summer flowering trees that bloom in colors of white, blue and purple. The salt tolerant Oleander tree is an excellent 9 month flowering plant that can be found growing everywhere around Charleston, S.C., often being planted in long rows on the beach to be used as a privacy screen. The yellow and purple oleander trees are very rarely found to purchase anywhere, and the most common colors of S.C. Oleander trees are the Firestarter red, the white and the pink. There is a dwarf apricot flowering oleander tree that only grows to a height of 6 feet. For the S.C. gardeners that search for the best yellow flowering trees to plant, the Cassia, yellow, senna tree is spectacular in the late fall, and the Golden Raintree tree blooms in early summer with giant clusters of gold blooms that change into attractive ornamental lanterns that last until the winter months.


Wildlife food conservation is very important for hunters and people who love birds and animals. The Kieffer pear tree is a hard pear that is slow to ripen in the fall, when it emits a powerful scent that attracts deer and game birds underneath the trees. The American persimmon produces an important food source when the ripening persimmons fall to the ground in the November month. The Chickasaw plum tree, the red mulberry trees and the native American crabapple trees are all wild trees that survive the most stressful droughts and winter temperatures to feed wildlife animals and birds and offer to draw that trophy deer to feed. The thorns of the dewberry plant and the blackberry plant protect small birds and feeding animals from predators. The Autumn olive trees, the strawberry bushes and the elderberry bush will produce lots of berries for animals. The seedling wild pecan tree, the Chinese chestnut trees and the hickory nut trees are favorite feeding plots for deer and birds during winter when food sources are scarce. White oak trees begin throwing off bushels of acorns at maturity, and the fast growing sawtooth oak tree produces acorns when only 5 years of age. The Turkey oak tree and the Gobbler oak tree and the turkey oak tree are abundant producers of high quality acorns for deer, turkey and quail. The Catalpa trees are favorite suppliers of fresh fish bait worms to fishermen during the summer and fall.



Bamboo plants are very important landscape plants in Coastal South Carolina golf courses that extend from Hilton Head Island northwards to Charleston and further to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where some of the most important golf tournaments in America are held. Bamboo plantings can establish distinct, fairway boundaries that control soil erosion and are wind resistant, blocking winds that can affect the golfer when he tees off the greens. The South Carolina bamboo plantings grow tall stems (culms, stems, poles) that develop dense leaves that block not only wind, but the leaves convert carbon dioxide to refreshing Oxygen. The beautiful stems can be colored waxy yellow, blue or black, and the canes and leaves can be attractively variegated. Bamboo plants can thrive in the northern cities of South Carolina like Clemson University, Greenville and Spartanburg, where bamboo clumps are very cold hardy and can survive below zero F temperatures of minus 20 degrees. Homeowners at Columbia, S.C., the State Capitol, can also enjoy Bamboo plantings as a privacy screen that will block noisy traffic and exhaust fumes from automobile and unwanted visitors to your property. You can grow your own bamboo fence, if you order boxed bamboo plants with a fast shipment from Ty Ty bamboo nursery, tytyga.com, that will ship directly to your home or business immediately any time of the year.


For those avid gardeners and plant lovers in South Carolina, the Yucca tree, the Aloe plants and the Agave plants are relatively care free and easy to grow, requiring little care or attention, no watering or fertilizer, and the leaves are virtual water storehouses of reserves that sustain the plants during severe droughts. The Yucca trees are native American evergreen trees and arid desert plants, but cold hardy enough to survive the coldest winter in South Carolina. The Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, grows up to 16 feet in height and is armed with vicious sharp pointed leaves with a terminal spike. The Yucca rostrata grows into a strange, unearthly formed, evergreen tree with elegant trunks and stems. The Yucca filamentosa, 'Color Guard' is attractively loaded with variegated leaves with glowing white stripes. The Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia is an evergreen tree with an aggressive root system spread up to 35 feet. The Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora, sends up a stunning 3 foot flower slender stalk that is emboldened with orangish flowers in the summer, with leaves that change from green to red during the winter. The brilliant Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' leaves are highly striped with white variegation with soft, but stiff leaves. The Agave tequilana plant forms a juice that is fermented into tequila, an alcoholic beverage, a favorite for migrant workers. The Spineless Agave attenuata has soft colored leaves colored like shark skin and forms no spiny teeth or thorns on the leaf edges and is devoid of a sharp terminal spike. The Agave americana 'Marginata' is a brightly, vibrant striped leaf plant that is similar to the Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' that differs somewhat with the hard, stiff, straight leaves that glow with an iridescent white stripe on each leaf. The Agave vilmoriniana 'Octopus' is a frightful looking specimen with the dangerous sharp pointed spikes growing at the leaf ends that are re-curved and fleshy like octopus tentacles. The Agave Manfreda is a native plant of VA and there, it is called a 'Rattlesnake Aloe', and the mottled colored streaks and spots on the fleshy leaves are serpentine reminders of a plant that sends a warning of "BEWARE'.. The spotted leaves of the Aloe vera plant are dramatic. and the fluid within the leaves is used to treat first aid bites of bumblebees, hornets and yellow jackets, and also the Aloe vera juice effectively cures and heals flesh burns and open skin wounds.