Tropical trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery add an exotic touch to your plant life. Whether you’re creating an outdoor garden in one of the warmer USDA planting zones or you’re looking for an indoor potted plant for your northern home, our inventory brings you lots of great choices.
What Makes a Tree Tropical?
What determines a tropical tree? If a tree grows near either side of the equator, it is considered a tropical tree. These trees make beautiful landscape plants for a yard, especially if they are not exposed to long-lasting winter frosts. However, there are several tropical trees that are hardy and can survive months of cold weather. Our tropical tree selection is quite diverse and includes species well-adapted to indoor container plantings.
Fruit-Bearing Tropical Trees
Tropical fruit trees, such as kumquat, orange and lemon, can be effective landscaping choices. They offer variegated leaves, strikingly beautiful and colorful fruit, as well as gorgeous flowers. Some trees are small enough for a container and create a lovely accent for a yard or patio. The cold-hardy Genoa Lemon and Hass Avocado trees are two examples. Large shrub tropical trees can be transformed into small trees if carefully pruned. Tropical trees can be used for shade, windbreaks, and colorful foliage.
Landscaping with Tropical Trees
Creating a beautiful landscape is the goal of many gardeners, so there are design elements to consider. First, the species of tropical plants you choose must be able to survive in your area. If your growing conditions allow palm trees, you can plant different layers with taller species in the background and smaller ones in front to create a distinct appearance. Adding companion plants to any grouping can increase the beauty, architecture, and color to your yard.
The key to planting tropical plants is to do your homework. Make sure you have the right growing conditions such as plenty of water, sunshine and warmth.
Tropical Trees in Pots
Anyone can welcome tropical trees into their home by planting them in containers. If your home climate includes winter temps that dip below freezing, you can enjoy a potted tropical plant on your patio or balcony in the summer, then bring it indoors for the cold season. Choose tropical trees that grow slowly or prune easily for years of beauty. Tropical tree varieties that thrive in a container include:
- Eureka Lemon Tree
- Thornless Mexican Lime Tree
- Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree
- Leccino Olive Tree
- Bacon Avocado Tree
Shop the great selection of tropical trees and tropical fruit trees at Nature Hills Nursery. Although some of these can survive in much cooler climates, most are grown to thrive in growing zones 9 and 10. These trees will help you create a tropical paradise in your own backyard!