Missouri Trees

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

MO gardeners usually want to plant or purchase a tree that will mature fruit, nuts or shade in a hurry. The gardener must face the option of planting a very large tree or setting out a fast growing tree. Unfortunately during the very frigid winters that are experienced in Missouri do not favor fast growing trees, because a fast growing tree elongates and enlarges the cell walls of plants, and research has shown that less concentrations of lignin and cellulose are deposited into the cellular walls, and that makes the tree or plant very vulnerable to frigid winter sudden temperature drops that can damage or kill the tree or the bush. Usually a slow growing plant is more cold hardy to survive the snow and ice found in Missouri during the winter.

Flowering tree planting is important in Missouri, and the white Dogwood tree is the designated, State tree of Missouri. The white dogwood, Cornus florida, flourishes and is a spectacular flowering tree during the Spring thaw. Crabapple trees can be purchased to flower in several colors, red, pink and white, and the flowering is not the only important characteristic of this tree, but the crabapple fruit is important in feeding wildlife animals like deer during the fall. The Redbud flowering tree is an excellent companion tree for planting with the white dogwood tree, since the Redbud tree reaches the flowering state vigorously at the same time as the white dogwood blooms. The pink or red Saucer, Japanese Magnolia tree begins flowering in MO before the leaves appear, and the beautiful pink or white flowers are fragrant and long lasting. Crape myrtle trees begin their flowering in early summer and continue blooming in vibrant colors of red, white or pink over a three month period. Other new MO crape myrtle colors are blue, lavender or the black Diamond crape myrtle shrub, with black-purple leaves. The fall leaf color transition of crape myrtles to gold or maroon is dramatic and vibrant. The Japanese flowering cherry trees, Kwanzan pink and Yoshino white are a fluffy spring favorite class of MO flowering trees. The Cleveland white flowering pear tree and the Aristocrat pear trees are upright limb placement with long lasting flowers. The flowering red leaf flowering Thundercloud plum tree has pink flowers, and the flowering peach begins flowering in the early spring in colors of peppermint, pink or white. The flowering apricot tree is one of the earliest flowering during spring spring warmups, then re-flowering later.

Missouri is well located with its many growing USDA climate zones for growing excellent shade trees that are cold hardy. The Swamp Tupelo and the Pond Cypress tree are very well adapted for growing in wet areas. The Weeping Willow tree, the Tulip Poplar Tree and the Sycamore trees are all fast growing and very cold hardy shade trees. The Ginkgo tree, the Sweet Gum and the Sour Gum trees are brilliantly covered with leaf colors of purple, yellow and red during the fall. The bald cypress tree, Drake elm tree and the River Birch all produce small leaves that do not require extensive raking during the fall leaf color change, but all three of these shade trees form brilliant yellow leaves. The Sassafras tree produces a charming fragrance in the garden, and the Catalpa tree has large leaves that during the summer are a favorite shade and a flowering tree for fishermen, when they are covered with worms that eat the leaves and make good fish bait. The Lombardy poplar tree is an excellent wind blocker and privacy screen when growing in thick rows and is fast growing up to 8 feet the first year.

Preserving the wildlife habitat and establishing permanent foot plots for animals and birds is very important to Missouri hunters and animal lovers. The Kieffer pear tree is a very hard, long ripening pear that like the American persimmon tree provides fruit in the fall and winter to wildlife animals and game birds when most other native food is scarce or non-existent. The native crabapple tree, the black mulberry trees and the Chickasaw plum tree are aromatic scented fruit trees that attract deer, game birds and turkey to eat their fruit. The strawberry bush, the autumn olive trees and the elderberry plants are attractants to quail, pheasants and turkey. Heavy crops of acorns are grown by the sawtooth oak tree when it begins bearing at only 5 years. A mature white oak tree produces reliable crops of acorns for deer and game birds, and smaller animals like the gobbler oak tree acorns that are smaller than other varieties that game animals prefer. The hickory nut tree and the Chinese chestnut tree ripen their nuts that fall intermittently during the fall and winter when other wildlife food is difficult to find.

The State of Missouri boasts a gardening privacy collection of many varying USDA, map temperature zones, ranging from 4-7. Many kinds of fruit trees can be grown in Missouri, but because of the extreme temperature variations and humidity fluctuations, a careful selection of fruit trees that can be grow in Missouri is ultimately important and necessary. The Red Delicious apple tree and Golden Delicious apple trees grow well in MO., and the Granny Smith apple tree will grow in most Missouri garden areas. Sweet cherry trees can be grown in zone 7, and the Bing and Black Tartarian cherry selections are excellent. Pie cherries, sour cherry trees, such as the Montmorency cherry tree and the North Star cherries are abundant producers of delicious red cherries. The cold hardy, Kieffer pear tree and Moonglow pear trees produce in the fall season, sweet, juicy pear fruit, fit for any pear gourmet. The Elberta peach tree and the Harvester peach trees will grow well in Zone 7, USDA, and the Moorpark apricot trees produce delicious apricots during the summer.The yellow gold plum tree is vigorous and fast growing. The Stanley plum tree produces purple-blue plums and wils mature plum fruit except in USDA zone 4. The Stanley plum tree is considered one of the most cold hardy plums of all the cultivars of plum trees. The Chicago Hardy fig tree will grow successfully in all zones of Missouri, and the Tennessee Mountain fig tree can be grown in zones 6 and 7 under proper mulching and protection during the coldest winters.

Discover high quality reviews of the University of Missouri located at Columbia, MO., the top Chinese Chestnut tree, Castanea mollissima, is emerging as a new, important nut tree crop, and the Chinese chestnuts are highly productive with tasty, crunchy chestnut. The new blight resistant American chestnut tree will grow rapidly into a nut bearing tree in about 5 years. The American Black Walnut tree is a native nut tree in Missouri, and the very desirable expensive nature of the wood that is used in furniture making, and the delicious distinctive taste of the Black Walnut kernels make it a very desirable walnut to plant as a nut tree. The Oconee pecan and the papershell Pawnee pecan tree are productive of abundant pecans in the fall along with the Hican, and the cold hardy James pecan tree has a thin shell surrounding, flavorful tasty kernels. The hickory tree, Carya ovata produces a uniquely flavored hickory kernel - perfect for feeding wildlife animals and wildlife game birds.

Find the best red raspberry plants grow fast to produce juicy berries in the fall. The Boyne red raspberry plant and the Heritage red raspberry plants from New York are excellent selections. The Royalty purple raspberry is somewhat more tart than the Bristol black raspberry and generally black raspberry plants have a longer shelf life than the purple raspberry plant does. Highbush blueberry plants grow well in Missouri, but even these blueberry cultivars are tricky to grow since the soil profile pH must be maintained between 4.5 and 5.3. Many soil types in MO are alkaline with high calcium content that is harmful to growing blueberries.

You may want to purchase or order brambles such as blackberry plants, and raspberry bushes can be grown in the warmer parts of MO, USDA zone 7 and 6 and thornless blackberries and thorny blackberries are planted in several organic pick-your-own blackberry farms. Get the high quality tips and information reviews.

Discover the best tips on how to purchase and get Bunch grape vines, Catawba red grapes, Niagara white grape vines and blue Concord grapes all grow well in Missouri, according to the Missouri State University at Mountain Grove, MO. All these cultivars are excellent to eat fresh from the vineyard as table grapes or to use as grape juice, grape jelly or in fermenting into grape wine.

Missouri bamboo plants are grown successfully from Kansas City to St. Louis and survive the extreme cold winters that rarely can reach minus 20 degrees below zero and re-emerge in the spring in a rapid surge of new stems, also called “culms, stalks and poles”. The stems can be grown in a wide variety of colors, blue, golden and black, even variegated and form beautiful specimens or as a privacy screen that stops erosion of the soil and grows rapidly into a privacy block that screens out car noise and car fumes that are converted into Oxygen. MO bamboo plants grow best in an organic type soil that is well drained and flourish when planted in full sun or in partial shade. You can order your bamboo plant privacy screen from Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery, tytyga.com, any time during the year and your plants will be delivered fast, right to your doorstep in boxes.

There is good news for those plant loving gardeners in Missouri, Agave plants, Aloe plants and Yucca trees are those collector specimens that are armed with fleshy thick leaves that are edged with prickly thorns and spines that end with a sharp spike. The Aloe vera plant is an excellent first aid plant that has qualities of healing juices when applied to skin burns, fire ant bites, and flesh wounds. The Spanish Bayonet, Yucca gloriosa, can grow up to 16 feet tall and is cold hardy in all parts of MO, like the Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia, the Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' and the Yucca rostrata. The native American plant, the Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata' has dramatic variegation of white stripes on the edges of the leaves, and the Agave tequilana is filled in the leaves with a sweet juice that can be fermented into an beverage containing alcohol named, tequila.