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Support the Land of Enchantment’s ecosystem and plant native species endemic to the State of New Mexico right here at Nature Hills Nursery!

Choosing indigenous trees for your State means you will know your tree will happily grow for you with few issues, have evolved alongside native beneficial insects, and know how to withstand pests! Plus you’ll feed pollinators, songbirds, and wildlife by providing them with a tree they recognize!

Native trees are better able to cope with the local environmental conditions of the area and typically require less attention than non-natives once established. Tolerating local growing zones, and climate, weather, typically need less additional water, and anything else your State can throw at them!

Best New Mexico Native Trees

While New Mexico is best known for its desert climate, New Mexico has a wide variety of topographical features, including low or subtropical desert areas to the cold mountain and intermountain areas! So you will enjoy a wide variety of native trees in this State!

The Blue Palo Verde Tree is the New Mexico State Tree and the Joshua Tree Yucca may be the first trees you think of when you think of this far Southwestern State!

What Tree Grows Best in New Mexico?

New Mexico has a wide range of USDA planting zones ranging from 7 to 9 where the Greater Roadrunner thrives. Find your Hardiness Zone and then choose any tree that has a range that includes yours! Check with your local County Extension Office for more information.

Best Evergreen Trees For New Mexico

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Check out these other New Mexico Native Trees that keep their leaves year-round. The state tree is the Piñon Pine, but many other types of conifers thrive in the hot, dry summers, and cold nights and winters of New Mexico.

  • Arizona Cypress
  • Arizona Pine
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Concolor Fir/White Fir (higher elevations)
  • Douglas Fir
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir/Douglas Fir Tree
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper
  • Piñon Pine

The Best Flowering Trees to Grow in New Mexico

Feed a wide variety of pollinators, bats, and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State with these flowering specimens found in New Mexico. 

  • Black Cherry
  • Eastern Redbud

What Are Good Shade Trees in New Mexico?

New Mexico can get some chilly nights, but hot summer temperatures so you need a shade tree to help lower cooling costs, is drought-tolerant, and give your backyard seating some lush relief from the sun!

  • Ash Tree - Arizona, Green, Mountain, & Wafer
  • Boxelder (Box Elder)
  • Rio Grande Cottonwood/Cottonwood Tree
  • Arizona Sycamore/American Sycamore
  • Bur & Chinquapin Oak
  • Black Locust Tree
  • Hackberry Tree & Sugarberry Tree
  • Hophornbeam Tree (Hop Hornbeam)
  • Northern Catalpa
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Desert Willow

Fruit & Nut Trees for New Mexico

We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you too! New Mexico doesn’t have many native offerings of fruiting and nut trees, but there are many that do great in this climate!

  • American Plum/Chickasaw Plum
  • Black Cherry Tree
  • Black Walnut
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry

Much Needed Natives!

Whether you are adding shade or flowers, privacy, or a lasting legacy to your landscape, Nature Hills is here to help you find the perfect tree for your New Mexico landscape!

Help keep your State's native biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique beauty with plants and trees that are sure to do well in your garden without impacting your native ecosystem!

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