Rhode Island Trees
Buy Rhode Island Fruit Trees, Berry Bushes, Shade Tree, Flowering Tree, Grape Vines, Bamboo Plants and Nut Trees.
American black walnut trees are native nut trees to Rhode Island, and the American native hickory nut tree, the Shagbark hickory, Carya ovata, produce tasty walnuts. Hickory nuts are valuable as a wildlife animal food in the fall when fruits nut and berries are scarce for deer, turkey, duck and other wildlife animals. The Chinese Chestnut tree matures a crop of chestnuts at an early age during the late fall. The native RI American chestnut tree is blight resistant and begins producing enormous crops of chestnuts in the fall of thin shelled large very sweet nuts.
Red maple trees, white oak trees and American elm trees are commonly planted as shade trees that will cut the cost of excessive electric power bills. The tulip poplar tree, the weeping willow tree and the green Ash trees are fast growing shade trees in RI, but the fastest growing trees are the Lombardy poplar shade trees that have been noted in their juvenile growing stage to grow more than 10 feet in one season. The Lombardy poplar tree is commonly planted as a very fast growing privacy screen or as a windbreak tree to reduce noise from the street and to reduce and absorb automobile fumes. The Sour Wood tree, the Sweet gum tree and the Ginkgo produce brilliant leaf color changes in the fall.
Japanese flowering Magnolia trees are excellent RI flowering trees with giant pink aromatic flowers that appear before the leaves in the spring. The Japanese flowering Kwanzan cherry tree, pink, and the Yoshino, white cherry trees begin to grow showy flowers in mid-spring. The evergreen Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora and the smaller version, Little Gem Magnolia trees produce very large white fragrant flowers beginning in June and lasting until fall. The Cleveland pear and the Aristocrat flowering pear trees begin their showy flower progression in early spring followed by the multicolored flowering peach trees (peppermint, white and red) The Thundercloud flowering plum tree grows pink flowers and red leaves that last well in the sun.
Thornless blackberry plants begin producing the first year of planting, and blueberry varieties that are grown from the new hybrid blueberry plants produce berries as large as a nickel. The Heritage red raspberry plants are very productive around Providence, RI. Black and yellow raspberry plants produce a much more fragile raspberry than the commercial red raspberries, so that the shelf life is much shorter.
Apple trees must be cross pollinated by a separate apple tree cultivar in order to produce apples. The Red Delicious Apple tree is a favorite to plant to pollinate the Golden Delicious apple tree. Peach trees and Plum trees are summer favorite fruit trees to harvest. The Chicago Hardy Fig tree is cold hardy to USDA zone 5 and has survived winters in Illinois. The Tennessee Mountain fig tree has been grown in the State of New York when properly mulched for many years. The Kieffer Pear tree produces a classic pear that makes excellent preserves in Rhode Island kitchens. Both Sweet cherry trees and Sour Cherry trees can be successfully grown on most soil profiles.
The Red Flame Seedless grapevine is a disease resistant grape producer that appears to be more popular to grow in Rhode Island than the white Thompson Seedless Grape Vine or the classic, Concord Seedless Grapevine. Bunch Grape vines and Wine grapevines are also popular for growing in USDA climate zones 5 and 6.
People who love to preserve wildlife animals and sources of food and shelter like hunters and bird watchers plant Kieffer pear trees, American persimmon trees and crabapple trees to attract deer and game birds. The Chickasaw plum tree and the red and black mulberry tree are heavy fruit producers that wildlife animals love to gather beneath the trees and eat the fruit and berries. The Autumn olive tree, the elderberry plants and strawberry bush are attractants for hungry animals. The Sawtooth oak tree is a fast growing tree producer of acorns at only 5 years from planting. The Gobbler oak and the white oak produce lots of acorns that attract turkey, deer and quail during the winter when not much food is available.
The Pawnee pecan tree and the Oconee pecan trees are papershell pecans and can grow in zone 6, but the James pecan tree is the most cold hardy tree, and the James pecan trees are the best choice of pecans for RI. Chinese chestnut trees are large nut that ripen in early fall in abundant amounts. The American Chestnut tree is now available to buy at online nut tree nursery sites as a chestnut blight resistant nut.
Rhode Island bamboo plants offer excellent privacy screens, whether you live in Pawtucket, R. I., Cranston or Providence. The fast growing bamboo stalks begin to appear in the spring with dense leaves that give a barrier to automobile noise and exhaust fumes that are transformed into healthy oxygen. The matted clumps of RI bamboo plants stop soil erosion and the stems can be beautiful colors of blue, gold or shiny black. The bamboo plant is impregnated with stiff fibers of cellulose that prevent ice and snow damage during the winter. Bamboo is cold hardy and survives temperatures of minus 20 degrees below zero. Ty Ty Bamboo Nursery, tytyga.com, can ship and deliver to your home or business office your boxed orders of cold hardy bamboo at any time during the year.
For the gardeners and plant lovers in Rhode Island, Agave plants, Aloe plants and Yucca trees can be fascinating subjects to grow for their weird and unbelievable shapes and exotic unearthly forms. The Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard', the Yucca gloriosa, (Spanish Bayonet) and the Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora that produces red leaves during the winter will all survive the RI winters, along with the Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia. The Century Plant, Agave americana 'Marginata' grows striped variegated white and green leaves and the Spineless Agave attenuata has no teeth on leaf edges nor a sharp terminal spike. The alcoholic drink, tequila is fermented from the sweet juice of the Agave tequilana. The cure used in first aid plant is the Aloe vera that has a juice that will heal the bites of the wasps, fire ant or skin burns.