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Oaks of the Wild West Native trees of the southwest

Growing Native Trees of the Southwest

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We've collected some fresh acorns!


Mexican Royal Oak acorn


Chisos Red Oak


Holly Oak

We love the Natives. Every year we collect acorns from the local native varieties in our trips to West Texas, Central Texas and throughout Arizona.

Native Oak trees are tough and resilient, surviving periods of drought and heat. They grow and provide a great benefit, shade.

Welcome
Oaks of the Wild West

Winter has arrived and seedlings are safe in the greenhouse!

Although it has turned cold,
it's the best time to plant trees!!

It might not be fun to contemplate dealing with a cold windy day to plant a tree, however the results are worth it. Tree planting in fall and winter is a great time to plant so that trees begin to get their roots established. Yes, you will have to wait until Spring and the first tree flush of growth to see the results. And yes, you will have to occasionally water the tree if there is no rainfall, but the tree's water needs are less.

Consider planting a Cypress or a Pine if you want evergreen trees for more privacy.

We grow a variety of Pine Trees from around Arizona and New Mexico and Texas. One of the most popular pine trees is the Italian Stone Pine. It is a fast growing beautiful pine that can be 12 feet wide by 12 feet tall at maturity. The varieties of Cypress (Arizona Cypress and Blue Tip Arizona Cypress) are another popular tree that provides a flash of unusual color, grows wide and tall for privacy and windbreaks and is drought tolerant once established.

We carry a wide variety of native plants from a variety of southern states, primarily Texas, Arizona and California. We have a smaller selection of trees from New Mexico.

Many of the Oak Trees and Pine Trees grow throughout the US.  We've sold lots of trees to the North Carolina as well as Utah - even recently to Las Vegas, NV so call us if you have questions about the tree you want and it's viability for your area.

Great shade trees that make great fall color?

  • Texas Red Oak
  • Shumard Oak
  • West Texas Chinquinpin Oak
  • Lacey Oak
  • Bur Oak
Texas Red Oak Fall Color

Native Tree Nursery

Our nursery specializes in collecting a wide variety of Oak species.  With our connections, we collect acorns from around the world, including a wide variety of California Native Oaks.

We have two nursery locations, Central Texas and SE Arizona.  Our original location is outside of Sierra Vista in Southeastern Arizona.

We can help you make the right selection of native trees for your area, from California to Virginia and in-between.

We carry a limited amount of other Oak tree species as well : Netleaf Oak (quercus rugosa) - Mexican Blue Oak (quercus oblongifolia).

The Mexican Blue Oak is a unique tree native to Arizona and Texas. The leaves are strong a dark blue color and have an unusual shape. The tree is very drought tolerant. When new leaves appear on the plant they are a wonderful light pink color. Typically, throughout the winter the tree is evergreen, however during the last severe cold winter with temperatures down to 3 degrees, the leaves were affected, but the plants survived.

List of current Native Oak trees we carry

  1. Arizona White Oak (quercus arizonica) (Arizona collection) Arizona Native
  2. Bur Oak (quercus macrocarpa) (Arizona / Central Texas collection)
  3. California Valley Oak (quercus lobata) California Native
  4. Canyon Live Oak (quercus chrysolepis) California, Arizona native
  5. Chestnut Leaf Oak (quercus castanifolia)
  6. Chinquinpin Oak (quercus muehlenbergii) (West Texas collection) Texas native
  7. Chisos Red Oak (quercus gravesii) (West Texas collection) Texas native
  8. Engelmann Oak (quercus engelmanni) California native
  9. Escarpment Live Oak (quercus fusiformis)Texas native
  10. Emory Oak (quercus emoryi)Arizona  / Texas Native
  11. Gamble Oak (quercus gam belli) Arizona /New Mexico/ Texas native
  12. Germana Oak (quercus germana) Mexican Royal Oak
  13. Graves Oak (quercus gravesii) (West Texas collection) Texas native
  14. Gray Oak (quercus grisea) (West Texas collection) New Mexico / Texas native
  15. Holly Oak (quercus ilex)
  16. Lacey Oak (quercus laceyii) Texas native (Texas Superstar tree)
  17. Mexican Blue Oak (quercus oblongifolia)(Arizona collection) Arizona native
  18. Mexican White Oak / Monterey Oak (quercus polymorpha) Arizona and Texas native
  19. Mohr's Oak (quercus mohriana) (West Texas collection) Texas native
  20. Texas Red Oak - Red Rock Oak (quercus buckleyi) Texas native
  21. Sandpaper Oak (quercus pungens) (West Texas collection) Texas native
  22. Shrub Live Oak (quercus turbinella) (California / Arizona collection) California / Arizona / New Mexico/ Texas native
  23. Shumard Red Oak (quercus shumardii) Texas native
  24. Silver Leaf Oak (quercus hypoleucoides) Arizona native
  25. Vasey Oak (quercus vaseii/pungens) Texas native
  26. Valley Oak (quercus lobata) California native