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Trees of Summer

Now, the summer heat may at times be unbearable for us, but for certain trees and palms, the summer heat is just what mother nature ordered. Many trees and palms thrive in our summer climate providing shade relief, summer color, and a tropical feel with palms. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow our trees in the desert heat so all our trees are perfectly acclimated to some of the hottest temperatures. To help you get started picking your perfect trees, we put together a list of the top trees for summer!

Types of Trees of Summer

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia

This extremely colorful, stylish tree makes a perfect choice for color lovers! One of the very few landscape favorites that provide summer color.

Ficus Indian Laurel

Ficus Indian Laurel

Ficus nitida

Ficus nitida is one of the best trees you can plant. Great for any landscape. Our number one seller for over 20 years.

Magnolia 'D.D. Blanchard'

Magnolia 'D.D. Blanchard'

Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard'

Magnolia trees add big color and shade anywhere they're planted. Bring a unique and tropical look to landscapes. Blooms produce a beautiful white aromatic flower.

Chinese Elm 'True Green'

Chinese Elm 'True Green'

Ulmus parvifolia

For those searching for a large, stately tree that provides maximum shade, this is a tree you definitely want to consider.

Tipu

Tipu

Tipuana tipu

One of, if not the best shade tree you can plant on your property. Colorful, Tipu Tree's provide great shade and year-round beauty.

Mexican Fan Palm

Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta

This is one of the best selling and easiest to grow palms that we carry. We have the largest quantity of Mexican Fan Palms.

Mediterranean Palm

Mediterranean Palm

Chamaerops humilis

This dwarf palm usually features multiple trunks, but can also be grown as a single trunk palm. Great for planting in small areas.

Piru Queen Palm

Piru Queen Palm

Arecastrum romanzoffianum

Exclusively at Moon Valley Nurseries, Piru Queen Palms grow with thicker, harder trunks, greener fronds & fuller crowns.

Arizona Ash

Arizona Ash

Fraxinus velutina

The Arizona Ash is a very large, fast growing tree, providing cooling shade in the summer followed by beautiful yellow leaves in the fall.

Fruitless Olive

Fruitless Olive

Olea europaea 'Wilsonii'

Fruitless Olive trees produce large amounts of shade to any area, grow to be a hardy medium size and acclimate fantastically to Western climates.

Sissoo

Sissoo

Dalbergia sissoo

Drought tolerant, large shade-providing tree with bright green foliage. Sissoo has an Aspen-like look and thrives in warmer areas.

Live Oak

Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

The Live Oak is a remarkable evergreen specimen native to the Western U.S. and extremely hardy in warmer climates.

Museum Palo Verde

Museum Palo Verde

Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid

A very fast growing water wise hybrid version of the classic Palo Verde. Bright yellow, showy blooms in spring.

Chilean Mesquite

Chilean Mesquite

Prosopis chilensis

Thornless Chilean Mesquite with a wide canopy that can provide light filtered shade. An excellent choice for a dry rock garden or planted near pathways and patios.

Plant and tree growth cycles are regulated by environmental signals. The Furst liquid technologies that Supercharged Moon Juice uses include a specially formulated blend of micro nutrients to enhance plant growth. Supercharged Moon Juice provides benefits at all levels by working with complimentary fertilizers to trigger new root hair growth that helps with water retention and increases the overall appearance of your trees and plants.

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