Monroe Avocado Tree

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Tasty, handsome and healthy, the Monroe Avocado Tree (Persea americana 'Monroe') was found growing in Florida and has shown considerable cold hardiness compared to other varieties. Producing glossy, dark green to near black-skinned fruit late season, Monroe will be an ideal type B pollinator for your Avocado tree grove!

Sprays of light green flowers appear in umbels full of dainty star-shaped blossoms in the spring. Appearing on the ends of the branches, these give way to the iconic fruit. Your tree may be smothered in blossoms but only a few of these will be pollinated by bees and other beneficial pollinators.

Avocado fruit ripens on the tree late-season, often throughout the winter months. With the classic look of a dark-green, rough-skinned fruit and creamy green interior and tan seed, you’ll enjoy many healthy breakfast toasts, smoothies and savory dishes with these flavorful fruits!

Planting and Application:

If you don’t grow Avocado trees for their fruit, you’ll enjoy a fantastic glossy evergreen tree that is a great hedgerow, shelterbelt and windbreak tree, not to mention a beautiful specimen and ornamental accent! Keep pruned smaller as a porch or patio container plant, or bring indoors for a large houseplant if you have a sunny window.

Monroe can have a bumper crop of fruit each year given they have enough pollinators around, so be sure to plant your orchard or hedgerow with another species, or more, for the largest and longest-lasting crop!

  • Dense, Lush Evergreen Foliage
  • Dark Green Fruit & Creamy Light Green Flesh
  • Healthy & Flavorful!
  • Great Hedge & Ornamental Tree
  • Greenish Flowers - Type ‘B’ Avocado

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Avocado Tree care is pretty easy and similar to Citrus trees! They prefer their soil on the drier side and aren’t particular on the type. Any fertile, well-drained soil will due! Plant in full sun for the most blooms, with a pollinator partner type A for the most fruit. Prune to keep container-sized, or to control the shape and size, after fruiting.

  • Full Sun & Improved Cold Hardiness
  • Fertile Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture, Likes to Dry Out Between Waterings
  • Prune After Fruiting - Control Size & Keep Small
  • Great Indoors & Containers

Monroe Avocados are lush broadleaf evergreen trees that are perfectly suited for home gardens both big and small! Indoors or out, you’ll love these healthy and flavorful fruits. Buy yours now at NatureHills.com!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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130 - 149.99 41.99
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Monroe Avocado Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growing Zones Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Persea americana 'Monroe'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No