Trees that Works in Utah County

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Local landscaping experts say one mistake homebuyers make is putting all of their money into buying the home and leaving very little for the yard. However, a well-designed, maturing landscape can add thousands to the value of any home. Whatever your budget, here are some flora that grow well in our dry, desert climate.

TRIED & TRUE TREES
Large Trees (over 40 feet)

Deciduous
Norway Maple
Bur Oak
Littleaf Linden
Pagoda Tree
Common Hackberry
London Planetree
Zelcova

EvergreenAustrian Pine
Scotch Pine
Colorado Blue Spruce
Norway Spruce
Douglas Fir

Medium Trees (25-40 feet)
Deciduous
Callery Pear
Golden Raintree
Fruitless Mulberry
Amur Maple
Red Horsechestnut

EvergreenPinyon Pine
Bristlecone Pine
Limber Pine

Small Trees (25 feet or less)
Deciduous
Lavalle Hawthorne
Washington Hawthorne
Eastern Redbud
Bechtel Crabapple
Newport Flowering Plum
Bigtooth Maple
Amur Maple
Flowering Cherry
Gambel Oak

EvergreenRocky Mountain Juniper
Japanese Black Pine

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Korean Mountain Ash
Hardy Rubber Tree
Lacebark Elm
Silver Linden
Turkish Filbert
Bald Cypress
Western Yellowwood
Kentucky Coffeetree
Shumard Oak
Shingle Bark Maple
Paperbark Maple
Tatarian Maple
Beech

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Silver Maple
Siberian Elm
Thornless Honeylocust
European Ash
Pin Oak
American Elm
Boxelder
Lombardy Poplar
Russian Olive

Trees for Difficult Sites
Western Catalpa
Honey Locust
Hackberry
Russian Olive
Mulberry
Idaho Flowering Locust
Siberian Elm
Austrian Pine
Pinyon Pine
Japanese
Pagoda Tree
Willows
Freemont Poplars
Hawthorne
Juniper
Glossy Privet

Source:
Larry A. Sagers
Utah State University Extension Regional Horticulturist Instructor/Consultant, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

 

 

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