Do not settle for boring landscape trees when you can have awesome trees instead?! Here is a list of our top 10 favorite trees. Not only do these trees thrive in Greater Prescott, but they also supply color, unique characteristics, and more. We have added links to Watter’s Garden Center and the University of Arizona so that you can do additional research.
The Autumn Blaze Maple gets its name from its stunning, bright orange-red color produced in the fall. Outside of Fall, this tree has a thick, full canopy that supplies significant shade. This tree does require a large space, as it grows 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
The Raywood Ash has dark green leaves, that in the Fall turn vibrant red. This tree is a vigorous grower, and will require a large area, as it grows 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide.
The Modesto Ash is a cultivar of the Arizona Ash, and in comparison, grows more compact and narrower. The leaves are bright green and in Fall turn a beautiful golden-yellow. This tree does require a large space, as it grows up to 50 feet tall and 50 feet wide.
The Arizona Ash is fast growing, supplies a beautiful shade canopy, and the leaves have a grey-green hue, which is unique. If coverage is important to you, then the Arizona Ash is a great choice. This tree does require a large space, as it grows up to 50 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
The Purple Leaf Plum is a fantastic choice if you want something other than green in your yard. The leaves are deep purple and supply a great contrast to your other plants & trees. Also, Spring brings gorgeous light pink flowers. This tree can be planted in tighter spaces, as it reaches 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
The Eastern Redbud is an excellent tree for areas where you want to add some flare. Spring brings lovely pink flowers that have a unique cluster pattern. The heart-shaped leaves are dark green in the summer and turn canary yellow in Fall. This tree can be planted in tighter spaces, as it grows 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
The Colorado Blue Spruce is an excellent choice because of its silver-blue-green color. Its shape is also pleasant, which adds to its desirability. This tree requires a large space, as it grows up to 75 feet tall and it has a narrow spread of 20 feet.
The Deodar Cedar is a beautiful tree perfect for adding uniqueness to your landscape. As it ages, its branches spread apart, giving it a layered appearance, which is quite striking. It also works well for creating a natural-looking privacy screen, when planted in clusters. This tree does require a large space, as it grows 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
The Arizona Cypress is a thick, compact tree that is great as a barrier. Many of our clients use this tree for privacy, as you cannot see through them, and the foliage grows from the ground-up. This tree can be planted in tighter places due to its compactness and grows 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
The Quaking Aspen is an absolute must-have if your landscape allows. Its white trunk with dark spots is stunning, and with its green leaves, makes for a great contrast. To top it off, there are multiple trunks (which are awesome looking) and the leaves turn sunshine gold in Fall. This tree does require a large space, as it grows 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide.