From Nevada to Texas, Explore Our Complete Guide to Trees in the Southwest

Whether you're hoping to block the desert sun in Arizona or grow sweet treats in West Texas, check out our tree buying guide for the Southwest.

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Which Trees Will Suit Your Needs & Your Space?

If you're in Arizona, New Mexico, or parts of Southern California, Nevada, Utah, or Texas, the first question you should ask before buying, planting, or growing a tree in your region is: What kind of tree do I want?

Usually, the answer is pretty tricky. Some people seek out drought-tolerant shade trees to block the hot desert sun, while others may be looking for fruit trees because of the tasty benefits they can provide. Of course, other people may want specific trees and shrubs to accent their landscape or garden.

So which type of tree suits you? Click the image below to learn more about trees that meet your needs.

The Most Popular Trees and Plants for the Southwest

We collected all the information we could from gardeners in the Southwestern United States and put together a list of some of the most popular trees and plants bought, planted, and grown from West Texas to the Southern California desert, Utah to New Mexico, and just about every place in-between.

Click any of the images below to learn more.

Growing Trees Indoors

When most of us think about trees, we probably first think about backyards, front lawns, maybe parks or forests, but what you probably don’t think about is indoor trees.

There are actually a ton of trees that make for wonderful houseplants. Especially if you live in the Southwest, indoors might actually be the only way for you to grow certain types of these trees. Click on the image below to learn more.

Looking for a Different Region?

Perhaps our tree guide for the Southwest isn't exactly what you're looking for. Don't worry though, we've collected similar information for those of you who live more in the Western region of the U.S. or in the Midwest.

If you're looking for information on gardening specific to your state or even town, try exploring our USDA Planting Zone page to see exactly which zone you're in.