For many Americans who have never visited California, the mental picture looks like this: Los Angeles Glitz, Beverly Hills Glam, Hollywood Starlight, Surfing, the Golden Gate Bridge, a few earthquakes here and there, and maybe – just maybe – those occasional sequoia trees.
Sequoioideae is the botanical term for the giant redwoods that grow in Northern California. If you're not from another state, you probably already knew this (if you know how to say it please email me). Or maybe you are new to the area and want to learn more about the trees that grow there. If so, you're in luck because today we are discussing the best trees to plant in Northern California.
NorCal's climate promotes plant growth with its mild summers and cold, damp winters. However, as it suffers from drought from time to time, it is advisable to plant climate-friendly specimens. A significant number of instead pretty trees can flourish here to provide shade, color and maybe even a smile from Greta Thunberg. Below are some of the most attractive trees that do particularly well in this part of California. We had the opportunity to interview Folsom Tree Service and received a lot of great information that we share here.
Although this tree is native to the southwest, it does well in any number of soil types. Expect a height of 25 to 30 feet and a fairly bulging canopy. When the leaves change in nature, you get green leaves in summer and yellow in autumn. Red stone fruit flowers set music to the area with singing birds.
For something more lawn friendly, we have the mulga. This is a very hearty tree that grows to between 15 and 20 feet tall. The leaves are green in spring all year round. Yellow flowers show excellent performance. Dark red twigs become even darker as the tree ages. Plant this tree as a windbreaker or as a complement to lakes or swimming pools. Sand, loam or loam soil are perfectly fine for the mulga tree.
Another evergreen is the Texas Ebony. It is also deciduous, with sweetly scented yellow flowers that bloom every year. This specimen grows approximately 30 feet tall and can withstand drought. For the first year, it's a good idea to water these trees about once a week. Get a top canopy by pruning it in early summer. Oh, and be careful not to twist your ankle on one of the specimen’s falling seed pods.
This beautiful tree grows 30 feet tall and has a full, shaded canopy that whispers in the wind. Yellow flowers appear bright from autumn to spring. This is another tree that does well against droughts and even better in well-drained soils. Seedlings may need to be staked out until they are strong enough to stand on their own.
Native to northern India, this tree can grow to be quite large – 50 feet for the healthiest specimens. But you'll love the full canopy and the ability to make a quick comeback after frost damage. It grows without objection on sandy, loamy, and loamy soil while maintaining a reasonably firm resolve against droughts. Many enthusiasts love the rosewood tree for its deep, vibrant color and the pleasant smell of roses that tends to float above its branches.
Emerald Sunshine Elm
A deciduous tree that can grow up to 35 feet tall – fairly quickly – and is similar in shape to a vase. It's tough against heat and wind, and thanks to its narrow canopy, it remains a popular choice for smaller lawns and even curbs. Diseases and pests tend to leave this tree alone, which makes it even more desirable. No flowers, but the leaves turn a lovely yellow hue in autumn.
Canby & # 39; s Oak
This handsome specimen can reach heights of 40 feet or more. Its leaves are dense and its acorns are small. Canby & # 39; s Oak is easy to grow in different soils and in different climates. It is known to withstand temperatures from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Celsius. Many tree lovers admire this a lot and are confused that it is not planted more often. Maybe today is the day to turn things around.
Northern California rivals some of the best places in the world for climate, culture, pretty flowers, and tall, majestic trees. Finding just the right tree for your landscape isn't a chore as long as you consider the variables and are willing to provide a little TLC from time to time. If you own these trees on your property, they will often need regular pruning.