Shade Trees

Best 7 Shade Trees To Grow In Southern Northern & Central Oregon

Let me start by saying that you should not abandon those ash trees. The emerald ash borer has not yet reached Oregon, and in the meantime, research and breeding are in progress to fight the pest, and the breeding of cultivars that are resistant to it.

The problem of tree borer invasions has already been solved by proactive pest control services (although it is costly). Nevertheless, as a prudent person, you may not want to plant any more ash trees if the fire threatens.

A deciduous tree loses its leaves in the winter because of the cold weather. The leaves of many species of plants display bright colors before they fall off (Stewartia pseudocamellia shown here).

Planting these areas on the west or south side of a house is a great choice. A tree drapes over the house in the summer to provide shade from the sun, and the light warms it in the winter.

If you want to keep as much energy from the plants as possible, then you should collect all the berries. It is essential that you repeat the watering process periodically to ensure the roots of the blueberry plants are not undercut.

In addition, as previously mentioned, your plants do not have deep roots that can withstand the extreme heat safely. You might also want to consider adding a temporary shade structure, and mulching it with organic matter if possible.

Describes how to grow blueberries in your home garden in an article by Master Gardener Diagnostician Jean R. Natter.


October Glory Red Maple Tree


A superior cultivar over all other Red Maple Trees in terms of color, the October Glory tree boasts an amazing red color that’s truly dazzling.

Despite the fact that it requires less maintenance, it has some of the brightest red shades available on the market.

Could it be better than that? The leaves of this tree fall later in the autumn than those of other trees, so you will be able to enjoy the show for a longer period of time.

While other trees are bare, the October Glory with its impressive display of vibrant red foliage stands out. A bold red flower brightens up the spring season as well as blooms against a backdrop of vibrant green, all growing seamlessly.

There is no longer any point in spending hours slogging away in your garden – but if you have October, you’ll have a landscape that will rival anyone else’s.

Tulip Poplar ‘Little Volunteer’

As its nickname is ‘Little Volunteer’, this miniature has been shaped from the beautiful state tree of Tennessee, the Tulip Poplar, which is where it gets its name.

There are many plants native to eastern North America, but the all-American gem grows to a size less than a third of its relative’s: 35 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

A miniature Tulip Poplar can be ideal for landscaping in city front lawns, gardens, and backyards because of its small stature. Your visitors will appreciate how it does not dominate the view of your house that they see when they visit.

There is no wrong place to plant the Little Volunteer as all the advantages of a large tree are adapted to a smaller tree’s size, so wherever you decide to plant it you will enjoy all its benefits.


Southern Red Oak


With this tree, you really can’t go wrong. You should consider the Southern Red Oak if you want a large shade tree with no worries of it causing damage to your house in the future.

This tree is one of the most durable, hardy and fast growing trees you can buy that is perfect for nearly every family in the United States.

There are many varieties of Southern Red Oaks and they are not just found in the southern states. Despite its ability to flourish in hot and humid environments, Southern Red Oaks are also adaptable and can grow in zones 6 to 10.

You can find this tree growing wild in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Mexico, and even in South Florida, especially since it thrives in even the worst of weather.

West Coast Live Oak

The West Coast Live Oak Tree delivers all of this and more: Year round green leaves, a light and airy canopy of flowers during the spring, as well as a fascinating wildlife show of birds and butterflies.

The popularity of this plant is also because it is a plant that grows effortlessly in California landscapes.

Live oaks are a very unique species that exist only on the West Coast of the United States. It’s no-hassle care and unique looks that you will love, make it an ideal choice for any kind of landscape.

It is simple to acclimate because it is easily adapted to any area, and because it grows slowly, but consistently, even if it doesn’t require fertilizer and it is watered by rain for the first few growing seasons.

Chinese Pistache Tree

During autumn, the Chinese Pistache has become a blaze of autumn foliage that is unmatched in the world.

During this time of year, other trees are leafless and descending into dormancy while the Chinese Pistache shines in glorious hues of red, orange, and yellow.

There is no doubt that your yard will be the talk of the neighborhood once these vivid trees do their best to outshine all the dull trees in your neighbors yards with their vivid colors and beautiful, thick, rounded canopies.

A unique feature of the ficus trees is the exotic look they have with their long and slender leaves, unlike maples.

Throughout the spring and summer, the leaves of these trees cover the canopies of the trees, creating an abundant space under which you can relax while under the shade of these trees. A well-placed Chinese Pistache tree will provide shade over a driveway or house to relieve the heat in the summer months.

Despite their small size, these trees are perfect for urban landscapers who will simply plant them anywhere, because they are very tolerant of pollution and smog and can be planted anywhere, even in smoggy cities.

Aside from being drought tolerant and heat tolerant, they are also able to adapt to a variety of poor soils, including sandy or rocky soils.

Lombardy Poplar Tree

During the winter and summer, your yard will be protected from the wind and you will be able to lower your heating bills. You can do that with the Lombardy Poplar – if you plant one each 5 to 8 feet, you will be able to create a dense barrier that can reach astonishing heights very quickly.

It is impossible to stop the wind faster than this. In general, it is common for the growth of the poplar to reach between 6 and 9 feet per year, although some even reach up to 12 feet per year.

It has become common practice to plant Lombardy bushes around farm fields to minimize erosion – and if you plant these around your own home they will also be just as effective.

The Mediterranean look they have can help your property add value to it as well. There is nothing more sophisticated about this tree than the way it grows.

Line your driveway, your road, or the edges of your property with them to give your property the appearance you desire. You will get an enviable full, voluminous look if you line your Northern borders with it.