Connecticut Trees

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The number one restraint that prevents many gardeners from purchasing and ordering fruit trees in Connecticut is the cold weather, Since a fruit tree can unnaturally leaf out during winter warm-ups (indian summer) and extreme cold winters can define CT. as being in USDA zone 5 and 6. The most important decision to make in gardening or planting is to select the proper tree or vine that will not be killed by frigid winters. Most gardeners and home owners want to plant a bush or a tree that is a fast growing plant or tree so that a fruit, berry or nut crop can be harvested sooner or that the house will get shaded faster, A choice looms of whether to plant a larger tree or to select a fast growing tree. On the surface this appears to be a logical plan, but a Catch 22 surfaces. A fast growing plant or tree produces considerably less lignin or cellulose that is trans-located and affixed inside the cell wall of the tree, so that the plant will be more likely injured or killed by extreme winter temperatures, if it is a CT fast growing tree. Slow growing trees harden off fast in the fall for winter survival and Slow growing is often the best choice to make in tree selection. During some winters the temperature can plummet to minus 20 degrees F., and many fruit tree cultivars can be damaged or even killed, or if the temperature drop is sudden enough following a brief warm up, such as an 'Indian Summer' event. You can order and purchase the best CT, Shade trees, Fruit trees, and Flowering tree specimens and find the best high quality information and growing tips and reviews on the website, at Ty Ty Nursery.

Find Apple trees that are the most important commercially grown fruit tree in Connecticut orchard planting and numerous apple tree cultivars are recommended such as the Macintosh, Cortland and the old favorite varieties: Red Delicious apple tree and the Golden Delicious apples. Pick-you-own apple tree orchards not only attract Connecticut shoppers and gardeners, but many tourists flock to the apple trees, where apple cider is served during the fall season, and the tourists are offered paper sacks full of tree ripe apples to buy at many pick-your-own apple tree farms.

Several cold hardy peach trees, such as the Red Haven Peach tree, and the Hale Haven peach tree are the best choices for peach tree producers in Connecticut, especially when they are grown near coastal Bridgeport, CT. and New Haven, CT. Sour cherry trees such as the red North Star cherry tree and the Montmorency cherry tree are garden Connecticut fruit favorites for many growers, and zone 6 fruit gardens can successfully grow sweet cherries, such as the Bing cherry tree and Black Tartarian cherry tree that are very cold hardy trees.

Grow the best Pear trees that are very productive in CT. Mulberry trees both (red) and black mulberry trees will produce delicious crops of mulberries beginning in the spring..

Fig trees are not usually planted in CT, however, the new Chicago hardy fig tree grows in a similar zone and climate as that around New haven, Ct. and East Haven, that are near the warmer coastal area.

Crabapple trees are necessary to us as the best apple tree pollinators , if apple trees are to fruit, and both the Dolgo crabapple and the Transcendent crabapple are efficient pollinators of Apple trees in Connecticut. Crabapple trees are important for wildlife food in wildlife preserves for deer and wildlife game birds, that ripen fall seasonal fruit that remains hanging on the tree for several months as a primary wildlife food plots.The mulberry tree is an important fruit producing tree for wildlife animals and wildlife game birds. Oak trees are important acorn producers to attract wildlife animals and birds like turkey. The Sawtooth oak tree is a fast growing tree that matures acorns in only five years, and the Gobbler oak tree, the turkey oak tree and the white oak trees are excellent attractants with their aromatic ripening acorn crop for a trophy deer or game birds. The native American persimmon tree and the Chickasaw plum tree produce fruit that when ripe emits a pungent scent that attracts wildlife animals. Chestnut trees , Autumn olive trees and hickory nut trees will create an environment during ripening time that attracts wildlife animals.

Berry plants are important at pick-your-own farms. Black raspberry plants and Latham red raspberry bushes are both native berries to the United States and Latham red raspberries keep well for roadside stand sales or to ship to grocery stores, however, the black raspberries have a short shelf life, and we hope that they will eventually be improved for consumers by berry researchers and hybridizers. These experiments will eventually introduce this excellent flavored raspberry into national, commercial berry, wholesale markets. Blueberry plants are organically grown in CT.

Cornell University at the New York School of Agricultural Research in Ithaca, N Y has introduced a number of cold hardy bunch grape vines that have become classic mainstays. The Red Catawba, the Blue Concord Grape vine and the Niagara grape vines will grow in Connecticut gardens and vineyards, a seedless grapes also have been introduced for gardeners in Northern States. Wine grape vines must produce grapes with a high sugar content for successful fermentation into good wine.

Connecticut horticulture and academic researchers have developed several inter-crosses of Japanese chestnut and American chestnuts to create hybrids that are resistant to chestnut blight that during the last century destroyed the American chestnut tree forests in 1910. The nuts of the American chestnut trees tasted delicious, writers say, and the straight wooden poles of the American chestnut trees were ideal for commerce. The American chestnuts research was done by the Connecticut agricultural experimental station in New Haven, CT.

The Bayberry shrub-tree is a tough, very important landscape, evergreen plant in CT. gardens. The Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, is a beautiful red shade tree in the fall that is used as a street tree along with River Birch, Betula nigra, and Norway elm trees are growing along the Yale University campus outlying streets. Elm street in New Haven, CT., bisects Yale University, that is located at New Haven , CT. The spectacular fall elm leaf color is only surpassed by the bright golden, yellow leaves of the Ginkgo trees that are planted between the Osborn botanical Lab and the Marsh botany center at Yale University. Connecticut gardeners are careful to select male ginkgo trees, to avoid the female ginkgo flower unpleasant aroma. CT., Sour Wood trees, Sweet Gum trees and the Swamp Tupelo tree are spectacularly colored and brilliant in October. One of the fastest growing shade trees is the Lombardy poplar tree that can grow over 8 feet tall during the first year of transplanting, and the Lombardy poplar trees when planted in long rows will provide an excellent privacy screen and an effective wind blocker.

The Dogwood tree, Cornus florida, is very cold hardy throughout Connecticut, and the white dogwood flowering tree is the most important street tree, however, pink flowering dogwood and grafted red dogwoods are also brilliant flowering trees in spring gardens. Redbud trees, Cercis canadensis, are native flowering trees that are found growing in Connecticut forests, and redbud tree blooms with dogwood trees in spring and are often planted together as a flowering tree combo in Connecticut. The Japanese flowering cherry tree flowers in colors of pink (Kwanzan) and white (Yoshino) and in the spring they flower dramatically in the landscape. The Sassafras tree is a yellow flowering tree with tiny creamy-yellow, fragrant clusters of flowers. Palm trees, surprisingly will survive a severe winter in Connecticut. Windmill palm trees are often planted near pool landscapes for that unusual tropical accent and the Windmill palm tree also looks great when planted as pairs near patio entrances. The Needle palm tree is a very slow growing palm, but the Needle palm will survive in temperatures of minus twenty degrees F below zero.

From Norwalk, New Haven and New London along the coast and to Northern Hartford, Connecticut, bamboo plants growing as a privacy hedge are found growing in abundance as a salt water tolerant plant and is cold hardy to minus 20 degrees F. Bamboo planting along the Atlantic coast is often used as a windbreak between the ocean and cottages during storms and hurricanes. The fast growing canes emerge in the late spring in colors of gold, variegated black and blue stems that densely clump and block the wind and noise from automobiles and purify the air by converting carbon dioxide spewed from car exhausts into breathable fresh Oxygen that refreshes the air. CT Bamboo plant privacy screens are easy to grow in full sun or partial shade in well drained soils with a highly moisturized organic content. You can order your own bamboo plants from Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery that will be immediately shipped in boxes and delivered right to your house any time of the year.

For gardeners in CT, agave plants, aloe plants and yucca trees are mostly grown in containers and dish gardens, except for the cold hardy yucca trees that can be grown in the landscape in CT zone 5 and 6. The Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' plant is lively with stripes on the sharply pointed leaves of yellow and green. The Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora, the Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, the Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia and the Yucca rostrata will survive as evergreen trees when planted outside in New Haven, CT at Yale University landscape sites. The Aloe vera leaves are beautifully spotted and contain a juice that will cure insect bites, fire ant stings and skin wounds.