Different types of trees for landscaping

There are many different types of trees in the world. I will discuss the trees we use for landscaping. The really large trees like Oak, Ash, Fir, Elm, Walnut, etc. grow really big and their uses are limited in simple landscaping.

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Trees can be put into many categories and classes, but the two most basic categories are:

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Deciduous–Meaning that the leaves fall off at certain times of the year.

Evergreen–Meaning that the leaves or needles stay on all year.



Hey, here’s a good place to put a climate zone chart.


climate zone map

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Your local tree nurseries will know the local climates zones and which trees will grow there. Ordering trees online is becoming very popular also.

Certain online tree companies won’t ship trees to zip codes that fall well below the minimum climate zones.

Now, let’s talk about certain trees that are commonly used in landscaping projects.


Small Yard Trees
–Larger than bushes, but smaller than big trees.

Fast Growing Trees
–Trees that grow and fill in quickly for beauty.

Specialty Trees
–Local favorite trees that are different than common landscaping trees.

Fruit Trees
–Garden variety trees for small orchards and flowering trees for decoration.


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