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Utah Trees


Buy Utah Fruit Trees, Grape Vines, Bamboo Plants, Nut Tree, Berry Plants, Flowering Trees, Shade Trees.




Great interest in planting fruit trees in Utah was created by the Mormon settlers who had fled the persecution and harassment that they experienced in the State of Illinois. The Mormon settlers brought with them many fruit tree seeds that they planted for home fruit production. Utah today ranks in the top five states for the production of both Sweet and Sour cherries (Pie Cherries). Utah has a diverse range of soil profiles and temperature, the USDA map shows growing zones from USDA zones 4-8, and that means very cold climate to very warm climate. Black Tartarian cherry trees and Bing cherry trees grow well in the warmer Utah climates, but Sour cherry trees (pie cherry) are best for planting in zone 5 and 4. Montmorency cherry trees and North Star cherry trees are both, red-in-color, Sour cherries. The Elberta peach tree and the Red Haven peach trees are best for Utah planting in zone 6 and 7 and 8. Nectarine trees (fuzz less peaches) will grow in the same areas as peach trees, and the Sun red Nectarine is the best choice in most Utah gardens. Plum trees, such as the Early Gold plum and the Bruce plum are sweet, cold hardy and grow in Utah zones 6 and 7. The Flordahome pear is the best for planting in the warmest zone 8, Garden Utah apple trees were among the earliest fruit trees grown by the Mormon gardeners, but the early antique apple tree seedlings have now been replaced by grafted Anna apple Dorsett Golden apples for zone 8 and Gala, Fuji and the Granny Smith apple trees that work well for planting in zone 7, 6, and 5 and Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apple trees grow in Utah's more Northern zones. The Utah State University, at Provo, Utah, has academic suggestions for pruning and planting fruit trees in Utah state.


There are two fig trees that are cold hardy enough to grow from USDA climate zones of 5, 6, 7, and 8, and those are the Chicago Hardy fig tree that has survived the extreme winter of 2014 and the other is the Tennessee Mountain Fig tree that has survived the frigid winters in N.Y., when properly mulched. Other popular fig tree cultivars are the Italian White Fig, the Japanese Green Ischau Fig that is bird resistant and the famous, Black Mission Fig trees. There are many other fig cultivar choices listed with videos on tytyga.com.


There are several Shade trees that will drastically reduce your power bill during the hot summer months, reduce erosion, and increase the enjoyment of your property, as well as increase real estate values.The Green Ash tree, Weeping Willow Trees and the Sycamore tree are all cold hardy Utah fast growing trees, even in zone 4, and the Red Maple tree, the Ginkgo tree and White Oak trees provide an abundant amount of color in the Fall and can be grown in every USDA climate zone. The Lombardy poplar trees are very fast growing trees that are frequently planted as a windbreak or as a privacy screen in rows close together. The Lombardy poplar trees have been shown to grow 10 feet in height the first year of planting.


The Japanese Magnolia flowering tree is covered with huge pink blooms in the spring that are very fragrant and cold hardy enough to grow in all areas of Utah. Red, Pink and White Dogwood trees and Redbud trees, along with the Wisteria flowering trees are the earliest blooming Utah trees in the spring.



Both thorny blackberry plants and thornless blackberry bushes that were developed at the University of Arkansas are being planted commercially and for pick-your-own organic blackberry bush farms. Both black raspberry plants, and the red raspberry plants are excellent for planting throughout Utah landscapes, however, blueberry plants do not grow well in the alkaline soils of Utah, unless the acidity is lowered by planting in peat moss or by adding elemental Sulfur to the soil profile. Mulberry trees are very productive in Utah, to include white mulberry, red mulberry and black mulberries. Banana trees will grow well in Southern Utah, if the humidity is kept high, but the banana tree needs protection from wind damage.



Many types of grape vine cultivars are good for planting in Utah vineyards. Bunch grapes, such as the Classic, Blue Concord the white Niagara grapevine and the red Catawba grapevines are very productive in Utah, USDA zones 7 through 4. Muscadine grape vines will grow best in zone 7 and 8, and the seedless grapes and wine grapevines are best for planting in all Utah zones, except 4 and 5.



Chinese chestnut trees grow well in all Utah areas, and the Colossal chestnut is huge in size, as the name suggests, and chestnut trees are an excellent producer of high quality nuts, The Pecan trees, Carya illinoinensis, will grow, if irrigated in zone 8 through 6. Papershell pecan trees such as the Elliot pecan and the Sumner pecan trees grow best in Utah zone 8. The American black walnut tree and the grafted Thomas black walnut tree and English walnut trees are well adapted to the climate and the soil profiles of Utah.. The Chinese chestnut tree and the American native chestnut tree that is blight resistant will flourish in Utah. The American filbert tree and a number of adapted almond trees will produce high quality hazelnuts and filberts in the State.



The American black walnut tree, Juglans nigra, produces a richly flavored walnut kernel, and the black walnut wood is excellent for making rare and expensive furniture. The Hall's Hardy almond tree grows well in most central Utah locations, and the almond tree nuts ripen in the fall.



Wildlife food sources are important to conserve resources on a permanent basis for bird watchers, hunters and animal lovers to insure exceptional health benefits to animals and birds. The Kieffer pear tree is a hard, slow ripening pear similar to the ripening pattern of the American persimmon tree and in the fall the pears and persimmons develop a pungent ripening vapor with a scent that attracts most wildlife animals to gather underneath the trees to eat the fruit. The Chickasaw plum trees, crabapple tree and the red mulberry trees throw off food to hopefully attract that trophy deer. The Elderberry tree, the strawberry bush and the autumn olive trees produce seasonal wildlife to feed the animals. The white oak trees are very productive to intermittently drop acorns, and the fast growing sawtooth oak tree can begin acorn production in just 5 years. The Turkey and Gobbler oak trees are important food plot sources that turkey and other birds flock under to eat the small, easy-to-crack acorns.


Utah bamboo plantings are found flourishing near Provo and Salt Lake City UT., where gardeners search for a fast growing privacy hedge that will block out automobile toxic exhaust fumes of carbon dioxide that Utah bamboo plants can transform into oxygen that preserves a healthy atmosphere for easy breathing. Clumps of bamboo plants are easy to grow in full sunshine and flourish in organic-based damp soils, and the 30 foot tall canes are embedded with thick, dense leaves that form an excellent privacy screen that will block unwanted visitors to your property, and the beautifully colored bamboo poles can grow in colors of bright yellow, waxy black-green and iridescent blue. Not only is the Utah bamboo plant adapted to grow in the heat of the desert, where in Utah will reduce wind damage, but it will stop soil erosion, and some bamboo plants will survive extreme winter temperatures of minus 20 F. degrees below zero. Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery can ship your living bamboo plant screen in boxes immediately with a fast shipment from UPS that will be sent directly to your house or business address, during any time of the year.



For those garden workers and plant lovers in Utah, Yucca trees, Agave plants and Aloe plants are no strangers to those that travel throughout the State, and it is well known that these arid desert plants will demand no particular maintenance of care, since the fleshy woody fibers are storehouses of water reserves requiring no unusual fertilization or special attention. For Utah Mormans, the Joshua trees, Yucca brevifolia stood as evergreen tree sentinels in the sultry deserts that Joseph Smith's followers daily encountered on their evacuation and retreat from Illinois and other unwelcoming States. The Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, is armed with hard stiff leaves that grow linearly straight and sharply spiked at the leaf terminals. The Red Yucca plant, Hesperaloe parviflora, grows filaments on the leaf edges that curl backwards in peculiar, uncanny placement. The leaves of the Red Yucca plant turn red during the cold temperatures of the fall and winter seasons.. The Yucca rostrata tree is very drought resistant, like the other yuccas, and the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' plant is glowingly variegated with white linear striping coursing the length of the stiff leaves. The variegated Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata, has large weirdly exotic leaves that are similar to the Agave angustifolia 'Marginata that is implanted with very hard, stiff leaves that grow at right angles straight out from the trunk. The Agave vilmoriniana 'Octopus', like the Latin name suggests, grows thick fleshy leaves that curl about randomly with sharp pointed spines that are located at the leaf tips with an appearance that is very similar to the sinister octopus tentacles. The Agave attenuata is a soft leaf plant carrying no grim teeth on the leaf edges nor is it tipped with a sharp terminal, acute spike at the end. The alcoholic tequila drink is distilled from the fermentation of a sweet liquid extract that is squeezed out of the juicy leaves. The Aloe vera plant is used as a handy first aid treatment for relieving the pain and swelling of angered hornet, yellow jacket and fire ant stings and bites. The Aloe vera leaf liquid can be applied to an open skin wound or a throbbing burn on the flesh and is soon relieved and healed.