What tree is best suited for the Arizona weather?

I am looking for a tree that will give the best shade with boring roots instead of spreading and suited for the arizona weather.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    You need a Western native that can handle the heat and drought.

    How about: Palo Verde, Dessert Willow or Acacia? All grow to about 20 feet tall and flower.

    Or try the Arizona Native Plant society for links and photos.


    Best time to plant out west is in the Fall when it is rainy and cool, so get your shovel out.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mesquite. Deep roots, so-so shade. Desert Willow, flowers so somewhat trashy, brittle, not tall enough for big shade.

    If trees had mainly boring roots, they's fall over more. They have to spread their roots for stability, also the wider roots allow the plant to gather water from seasonal rain as well as soil oxygen and nutrients.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A lot of people around the phoenix area use the Jacaranda. It has very delicate leaves like a mimosa. They are used for shade and have beautiful flowers and are excellent in full sun.go to www.moonvalleynursery.com

    They have 9 locations and on line info for tree care.

    Source(s): moon valley nursery
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