10 BEST Trees to Plant in Oklahoma (2022 Guide) (2022)

What are the best trees to plant in Oklahoma?

Finding the best trees to plant in Oklahoma was not as easy as I thought. Some require lots of care, others are don’t survive extreme weather, and lots are just not easy & quick enough to grow.

That’s why I created a list of the 10 Best Trees to Plant in Oklahoma!

This ultimate guide will give you the best trees to plant, why you should plant them, and even how to plant them.

Read THIS Before Planting Trees in Oklahoma

Knowing what hardiness zone Oklahoma is in is critical to understanding the best trees that can be grown.

It can be the difference between your tree thriving and growing or becoming stunted and even die.

Oklahoma is mostly considered Hardiness Zone 8 & 9.

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10 Best Trees to Plant in Oklahoma

#1. Oak Tree

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Popular Varieties: White, English, Northern, Bur

Why Grow Oak Trees in Oklahoma?

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Fast-Growing:

  • The oak tree is one of the fastest growing trees in Oklahoma. It can grow up to 80 feet tall and only takes a few short years to provide shade for your yard.

Low-Maintenance:

  • The oak tree is one of the lowest maintenance trees that you can grow anywhere in Oklahoma. It can be grown in almost any type of soil, can tolerate pollution, and thrives in both extreme heat and cold.

Beautiful Fall Leaves:

  • If you want to add color in both the summer and the fall then grow oak trees. Expect beautiful shades of orange, red, and brown during the fall.

THESE Could Harm Your Oak Tree

Pests:

  • Young oak trees are very prone to being attacked by pests. Caterpillars, sawflies, oak worms, and borer are especially harmful to oak trees.

Disease:

  • Young oak trees are also very prone to certain diseases and the necessary precautions should be taken. The diseases that can specifically harm your oak tree include chlorosis and hypoxylon cankers.

Additional Resources

It should be noted that it is not recommended to grow oak trees if you are worried about their strong underground roots destroying the foundation of your house. It should also be noted that you should not plant your oak tree near your house due to large branches easily falling.

#2. Maple Tree

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Popular Varieties: Red, Norway, Sycamore, Sugar, Silver

Why Grow Maple Trees in Oklahoma?

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Shade:

  • Maple Trees are the perfect type of tree to provide shade for you and your house. They grow incredibly fast, have large branches and leaves, and can be planted almost anywhere in your yard.

Beautiful Colors:

  • Maple Trees are one of the few trees that can provide beautiful colors in spring, summer, and fall. Expect amazing flower blooms in the spring, beautiful shades of green in the summer, and vibrant colors of orange, red, yellow, and orange in the fall.

Sturdy Tree:

  • Maple trees are the sturdiest type of tree to grow in Oklahoma because of its large root system maple tree can live over 100 years, can withstand cold, wind, heat, and there are very few diseases or pests that can destory your tree.

THESE Could Harm Your Maple Trees

Pests

  • While mature maple trees will not be affected by pests, young maple trees can become prone to damage from pests like deer, squirrels, and even birds. Deer can destory the trunk of the tree and squirrels and birds can potentially eat the leaves of the tree.

Extreme Cold

  • Mature maple trees can survive long periods of sub-zero temperatures. Young maple trees on the other hands will die if the weather gets too cold within the first two years of its life. Because of this you should wrap your tree in the winter with burlap.

Additional Resources

There are very few reasons not to grow maple trees. They are perfect in rural areas, the suburbs, and even in certain cities. The only reason you would not want to grow a maple tree is if you have a small yard that is already crowded with trees.

#3. Japanese Lilac Tree

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Popular Varieties: Golden Eclipse, Ivory Pillar, Ivory Silk, Signature

Why Grow Japanese Lilac Trees in Oklahoma?

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Perfect for Small Spaces:

  • There are very few trees in this article that is good for small space. The Japanese Lilac Tree though is perfect for small and difficult spaces. You can control its size by pruning and maintaining it.

Beautiful Accent:

  • Almost all of the trees on this list are the foundation on your yard and land. The Japanese Lilac Tree though is the perfect accent for shrubs, bushes, flowers, and any other tree or plant in your yard.

Low-Maintenance:

  • The Japanese Lilac tree is the lowest-maintenance tree on this list. It doesn’t produce suckers, doesn’t need pruning, is not prone to insect infestations or diseases, and requires very little water.

THESE Could Harm Your Japanese Lilac Trees

Shade:

  • Japanese Lilac trees require full-sun. If you plant your tree in full-shade there is a chance it will not grow as it should and as a young tree it may potentially die.

Poor Soil:

  • This type of tree requires well-draining, loose soil. It does not tolerate clay nor does it do well in compact soil. If you plant your tree in anything but well-draining, loose soil there is a good chance it will not be able to properly grow.

Additional Resources

The Japanese Lilac Tree is not only one of the easiest and best trees to plant in Oklahoma, but it is also one of the least expensive and most easily found trees throughout the entire state.

#4. Crabapple Tree

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Popular Varieties: Harvest Gold, Snowdrift, Golden Hornet, Sugar Tyme

Why Grow Crabapple Trees in Oklahoma?

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Great Cross-Pollinator:

  • Out of all the trees on this list the crabapple tree is the best cross-pollinating tree. It should be planted near apple, pear, and cherry trees to help attract pollinators and encourage more fruit growth.

Easy to Grow:

  • The Crabapple tree is the easiest tree on this list to grow. You can plant it anywhere in your yard, in any type of soil, full-sun or shade, and in any space.

Spring Blooms:

  • All the trees on this list have pretty spring blooms, but none as beautiful as the Crabapple Tree. This tree will not only have beautiful shades of white, pink, and red blooms, but it will also have the longest blooms all spring and sometimes even fall!.

THESE Could Harm Your Crabapple Trees

Old Age:

  • When it comes to Crabapple Trees there is very few if any things that can harm your crabapple trees. Old age is typically the only thing you have to worry about. When your crabapple tree gets older it is best to cut it down as it may attract harmful insects and pests to other trees by it.

Additional Resources

If you are interested in learning about some of the trees that crabapples can pollinate check out my articles about apple trees and pear trees!

#5. Fir Tree

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Popular Varieties: Korean, Nordmann, White, Fraser

Why Grow Fir Trees in Oklahoma?

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Privacy:

  • When it comes to adding privacy to your yard the fir tree is the number one choice in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. When planted together they not only add privacy, but will protect your yard from noise pollution and garden pests.

Low-Maitenance:

  • Like many other trees on this list the fir is incredibly low-maitenance. Unlike non-conifer trees though this type of tree is incredibly hardy against cold weather and warm weather, requiring very little water.

Attract Animals:

  • The fir is a great type of tree to not only attract animals, but is the perfect nesting spot for squirrels, rabbits, deer, and even many types of birds.

THESE Could Harm Your Fir Trees

Humans:

  • Because fir trees are so incredibly hardy, it is very tough to kill them. The number one cause of fir tree death is humans. It is usually because we overwater fir trees too much, we prune them at the wrong time, etc.

Disease:

  • While it is rare, disease can stunt your fir tree growth and even kill it. The most common types of fir tree diseases include Swiss Needlecast, White Pine Blister Rust, and Dwarf Mistletoe.

Additional Resources

The biggest tip when purchasing and growing a fir tree is deciding what type you want. Some fir trees only grow 2 or 3 feet tall and others can grow 40 to 50 tall. Some of slim and others are very wide. Carefully pick a fir tree that meets your needs.

#6. Hickory Tree

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Popular Varieties: Shellbark, Bitternut, Pecan, Shagbark

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Why Grow Hickory Trees in Oklahoma?

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Fast-Growing:

  • If you want to provide shade and color quickly in your yard then you need to plant a hickory tree. This is one of the fastest growing trees reaching heights of 50 feet and having a far spread.

Nuts:

  • Most hickory trees produce some type of nut. Most of the nuts produced are edible for animals and some of them (like pecans) are even edible to humans. Best of all these nuts can help quickly grow additional hickory trees too!

THESE Could Harm Your Hickory Trees

Insects:

  • The only harm that can come to your hickory tree is from insects. More specifically, the hickory bark beetles. This type of insect attacks only hickory trees and destroys the bark of the tree leaving it prone to getting diseases and fungus.

Additional Resources

There are many benefits to having hickory trees in your yard, but it should be noted that they are very tough to come by. In addition, they require moister soil to fully grow although they have been known to adapt in dry soil too.

#7. Elm Tree

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Popular Varieties: American, Chinese, Siberian, Ulmus Minor

Why Grow Elm Trees in Oklahoma?

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Loves heat:

  • Elm trees love heat making them one of the most versatile trees that you can grow almost anywhere in Oklahoma!

Perfect for Shade:

  • Like the other trees on this list, the elm tree is perfect for shade. It grows 40-50 feet tall, is incredibly wide, and perfect for anyone who wants an “old country” feel in their yard.

THESE Could Harm Your Elm Trees

Diseases

  • Elm trees are the most disease prone tree on this list. The Dutch Elm disease is destroying almost all of the trees in North America and is making it incredibly difficult to plant, grow, and protect your elm tree.

Insects

  • If the dutch elm disease wasn’t bad enough, elm trees are very prone to insects too! The number one insect that will destroy bark and leaves is the beetle. There are over 5 different types beetles that will attack different parts of the tree.

Additional Resources

Elm Trees are one of the oldest types of trees in North America. They are beautiful, native, and perfect for homeowners and gardeners alike. To learn more about the Dutch Elm disease that is destroying them and how to help I would visiting HERE.

#8. Japanese Maple Tree

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Popular Varieties: Dissectum & Palmatum

Why Grow Japanese Maple Trees in Oklahoma?

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Ornamental:

  • Out of every tree on this list the Japanese Maple Tree is the best ornamental tree. It has beautiful shades of red, green, purple, and even brown in the fall.

Great for Small Space:

  • Almost every tree on this list requires lots of space. The Japanese Maple Tree though requires very little space. It is perfect if you live in a city or have a small space in your yard in the suburbs. And it is even great for rural areas by your house to add beauty and spacing to your yard.

THESE Could Harm Your Japanese Maple Trees

Insects:

  • Just like many other trees on this lists Japanese Maple trees are prone to insect attacks. While Japanese Maple trees can die from numerous insect attacks the main one you have to worry about is the Japanese Beetle.

Cold Weather:

  • If the weather drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit expect your Japanese Maple tree to potentially become harmed and even die. Because of this I recommend purchasing burlap and wrapping it around your tree in the winter.

Additional Resources

Japanese maple trees are one of the easiest trees to shape. If you want to limit growth and properly shape your tree then I recommend pruning it every year. Do not prune any more than 1/3 of your tree per year though.

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#9. Dogwood Tree

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Popular Varieties: Common, White, Pagoda, Cornelian

Why Grow Dogwood Trees in Oklahoma?

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Perfect for Gardeners:

  • If you are a gardener that wants a smaller tree that will benefit your garden then you want to grow a dogwood tree. This tree has beautiful flowers that will attract pollinators. It also serves as a home to attract animals that can benefit your garden. And is small enough to fit into or by most gardens!
    • Related: 50 USEFUL Plants That Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Color:

  • Dogwood Trees are known for their beautiful spring blooms. If you want to add some of the most beautiful colors into your front or even backyard without having to prune or perform any maintenance then plant a dogwood tree in Oklahoma.

THESE Could Harm Your Dogwood Trees

Disease:

  • Dogwood trees are affected by almost the exact same type of diseases as fruits, vegetables, and herb plants. Expect root rot, canker, mildew, and even mold to potentially harm your tree.

Additional Resources

Dogwood Anthracnose is one of the deadliest diseases of your dogwood tree. It has affected trees since the 1980s and has killed millions of trees. Because of this, you will want to take extra care of your newly planted tree!

#10. Chestnut Tree

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Popular Varieties: American, European, Chinese, Japanese

Why Grow Chestnut Trees in Oklahoma?

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Loves heat:

  • Chestnut Trees thrive in heat and humidity, making it the perfect tree to grow in Okahoma. The hotter, the better. Expect your chestnut tree to grow over 50 feet tall providing amazing shade for your yard.

Edible Food:

  • If you want to plant a tree that will produce food then planting a Chestnut Tree is a MUST! Mature chestnut trees can produce up to 100 pounds of nuts!

THESE Could Harm Your Chestnut Trees

Too Much Water:

Chestnut Trees are incredibly hardy against heat, insects, garden pests, and diseases. What will quickly kill a young chestnut tree and sometimes mature chestnut trees is too much water. To help prevent this from happening, I recommend mulching around your tree after planting it.

  • Related: BEST Mulch for Trees

Additional Resources

Did you know that there are over 100 uses for chestnuts? And did you know you can make a business by selling chestnuts? Out of all the trees on this list, the chestnut tree will help you eat healthier and make more money too!

Common Growing Factors of Oklahoma’s Best Trees

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As a reminder, the below factors are common for the Best Trees to Plant in Oklahoma:

  • Thrives in Heat & Cold
  • Can Grow in Any Soil and Conditions
  • Hardy against Pests, Insects, and Diseases
  • Have beautiful colors throughout the entire years
  • Great Cross-Pollinator

FAQs

What is the best time to plant trees in Oklahoma? ›

The best time to plant a new tree is in the fall when the trees are going dormant for the year and the soil temperatures are still warm enough for the roots to start establishing into the new surrounding soil. Trees are under the least environmental stress during their dormancy stage from late fall to early spring.

How do I choose which tree to plant? ›

A general rule is to select trees that will fit in the available spaces of your property without being less than 30 percent of their height from any of these objects. For example, a tree that will grow to 100 feet in height should be at least 30 feet from any of these.

What trees grow the fastest in Oklahoma? ›

Fast-Growing: The oak tree is one of the fastest growing trees in Oklahoma. It can grow up to 80 feet tall and only takes a few short years to provide shade for your yard.

What is the most popular tree in Oklahoma? ›

Most Common Oklahoma Trees

Bald cypress (​Taxodium distichum​):​ Can reach up to 150 feet; native to wetlands; pale-green, needlelike leaves. ​Chinese pistache (​Pistacia chinensis​):​ Dark-green foliage; female trees have red fruit; oval, rounded canopy.

When should oak trees be planted? ›

The best time to plant an oak tree is between mid-fall and early spring. Oak trees grow best when planted during a drier time of year, as opposed to rainy. When planted properly during the correct time of year – oak trees can successfully live hundreds of years.

What kind of evergreens grow in Oklahoma? ›

Table 1. Evergreen Trees
Needle/Scale EvergreensRegionMHt
Juniper, Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)Region AMHt M
Juniper, Rocky Mountain (Juniperus scopulorum)Region P, NW, SWMHt M
Pine, Afghan (Pinus eldarica)Region NW, SWMHt H
Pine, Aleppo (Pinus halapensis)Region NW, SWMHt H
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Which tree is good in front of house? ›

Basil, Jasmine, Morning Glory, Money Plant and Citrus Tree are some of the best Vastu plants for the entrance of your home.

What month do you plant trees? ›

Fall is often considered the best time of year to plant new trees. Generally, late August, September and October are the best months. It all depends, though, on when it actually feels like fall. As long as the hottest days of summer are gone and the ground isn't frozen yet, you can still plant trees.

What is the most profitable tree to grow for lumber? ›

Some of the Most Profitable Hardwood Trees for Timber
  • Red Oak Trees & Other Oaks.
  • Black Cherry.
  • Hickory.
  • Maple.
  • Red Alder.
  • Sycamore.
  • Willow.
  • Birch.
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What is a fast growing tree for privacy? ›

What are the fastest-growing trees for privacy? Hybrid poplar tops the list. It can grow upwards of five feet per year. The Leyland cypress, green giant arborvitae, and silver maple are all close seconds because they add about two feet to their height each year.

Where can I get a free tree in Oklahoma? ›

Oklahomans are eligible to get up to 10 free trees from redbuds to maple trees, dogwoods - up to 10 different types that thrive in our state. To get them, log onto The Arbor Day Foundation and become a member of the non-profit organization called the Arbor Day Foundation.

What are the purple trees in Oklahoma? ›

Cercis canadensis, var. texensis commonly called Oklahoma redbud, is a deciduous, often multi-trunked understory tree with a rounded crown. It is particularly noted for its stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring (Mar-Apr) before the foliage emerges.

What can I plant now in Oklahoma? ›

Table 1A.
VegetableTime to PlantDays to Harvest
CabbageTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 60-90
CarrotTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 70-90
CauliflowerTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 70-90
Chard, SwissTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 40-60
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What are the white blooming trees in Oklahoma? ›

SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA

Southern Magnolias, the tree most people think of when they hear the word “Magnolia,” are famous for their beautiful blooms that have become a symbol of the south. Their creamy white blooms can grow up to 12 inches in diameter and produce a sweet, rich fragrance.

What planting zone is Oklahoma? ›

Oklahoma growing zones range from 6a to 8a. Growing zones are also known as planting zones and they help gardeners determine what flowers, plants or vegetables thrive in a specific region.

Will eucalyptus trees grow in Oklahoma? ›

Host Casey Hentges informs us that even though eucalyptus are tropical plants, you can still add it to the Oklahoma landscape as an annual. In the colder climates, above cold hardiness zone 9, you can treat a eucalyptus like an annual and the further south you are a eucalyptus will be more of a perennial.

What is the easiest oak tree to grow? ›

Also known as pin oak or red oak, the Nuttall oak is the fastest growing oak tree. In addition to providing a leafy canopy, it can give animals such as deer and squirrels a large supply of acorns each year.

How many oak trees should you plant per acre? ›

In oak savannas, plant trees at the rate of 25 trees per planted acre at no less than 30-foot spacing. Tree cover should be at least 10 percent but no more than 50 percent cover of any field. If possible plant the trees in clusters or blocks rather than evenly spaced across a field.

How much does an oak tree grow in 5 years? ›

It grows at a moderate rate of about 12”-18” per year, reaching about 60' or so at maturity.

Do maple trees grow well in Oklahoma? ›

Successfully growing many of the maple species here in Central Oklahoma can be a challenge. However we are fortunate to actually have a maple that is native to Oklahoma. The Caddo maple is a cultivar of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), and is named after the Oklahoma county where it was discovered.

Will dogwood trees grow in Oklahoma? ›

A frequent sight in eastern Oklahoma, where rainfall is generous, dogwood is more of a stranger to the central part of the state. Oklahoma City gardener Leona Farrell has mastered the art of growing them in this part of the state.

Can you plant trees in gravel? ›

Gravel-bed nurseries are an inexpensive way to grow healthy trees in a small amount of space. Growing trees in a gravel bed rather than soil can result in trees with 200 percent more roots. These extra roots help the trees grow larger in shorter amounts of time.

What evergreen tree grows fastest? ›

What are the Fastest Growing Evergreen Trees for Privacy? Thuja Green Giant is the number one choice in Fast-Growing privacy trees. At a rapid growth rate of 3 to 5 feet per year, that is no surprise.

What pine trees grow well in Oklahoma? ›

Although loblolly pine is currently preferred for plantation-style management in Oklahoma, shortleaf pine remains an essential part of Oklahoma's landscape. Shortleaf pine is well-adapted to drought and rocky soils, and it is very resistant to wind and ice damage.

What is the hardiest pine? ›

Ponderosa Pine

This tall, fast-growing pine tree is hardy enough to thrive under most conditions. The Ponderosa pine, which is also known as the bull or Western yellow pine, can easily withstand both drought and high salt concentrations. The Ponderosa pine is considered relatively disease and pest- resistant.

What is the easiest tree to maintain? ›

The Best Low Maintenance Trees for Your Yard
  1. 1. Japanese Maple. These are an excellent choice because they are both beautiful and functional. ...
  2. Green Giant Arborvitae. Chances are you've seen this tree out and about before as it is very popular in residential and commercial properties. ...
  3. Crape Myrtle. ...
  4. Redbud. ...
  5. Yaupon Holly.
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What is the cleanest tree? ›

The northern red oak has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S.

What tree has the least invasive roots? ›

Which Tree Types Have Non-Invasive Roots?
  • Japanese Maple.
  • Crape Myrtle.
  • Eastern Redbud.
  • Cornus Mas.
  • Serviceberry.
  • Kousa Dogwood.
  • Japanese Tree Lilac.
  • Dwarf Korean Lilac.
2 Jul 2017

What is the lucky plants of the year 2022? ›

The best 12 plants for good luck and fortune are: 1) Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica), 2) Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica), 3) Snake Plant (Sanseveria Laurentii), 4) Citrus Tree, 5) Blue Singapore Orchid (Vanda Coerulea), 6) Holy Basil (Ocicum Sanctum), 7) Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata), 8) Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), 9) ...

What plant brings money? ›

The jade plant species Crassula ovata is also called the money plant, dollar plant, cauliflower-ears, or money tree. It is said that the coin-shaped leaves of this Feng Shui plant symbolize wealth.

Which tree should not be kept in home? ›

Directions for Indoor Plants

For example, the Peepal tree or sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) and the Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) should not be placed within the boundaries of a home, but belong near places of worship, like a temple.

Is it better to plant a tree in the spring or fall? ›

Fall planting gives the tree adequate time for the development of a quality root system. Then, when spring arrives, the root system will be better prepared for the high demands of water and nutrients from the leaves.

What trees do Loggers want? ›

Some of the most recognized hardwoods include maple, oak, ash, beech, sycamore, alder and cherry. Another important factor in product value is tree size. Trees that are taller and larger in diameter will bring higher sale prices because they have more usable volume.

What size trees do Loggers want? ›

In most cases, properties 20 acres and larger are an ideal size for logging timber (again, depending also on the quantity, size, and types of the trees on the property). This is, of course, just a ballpark number.

What are the tall privacy trees called? ›

The most popular privacy trees are Leyland Cypress, Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, and Italian Cypress but there are many more options to choose from that may be better suited to your region or your yard.

What planting zone is Oklahoma? ›

Oklahoma growing zones range from 6a to 8a. Growing zones are also known as planting zones and they help gardeners determine what flowers, plants or vegetables thrive in a specific region.

Do maple trees grow well in Oklahoma? ›

Successfully growing many of the maple species here in Central Oklahoma can be a challenge. However we are fortunate to actually have a maple that is native to Oklahoma. The Caddo maple is a cultivar of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), and is named after the Oklahoma county where it was discovered.

Can I grow an avocado tree in Oklahoma? ›

Avocados are subtropical fruit trees native to Central America. Oklahoma falls between USDA hardiness zones 6 and 7, and with average winter lows that fall below minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit, it is impossible to grow avocados in the ground in Oklahoma. Fortunately, avocados grow well as container plants.

What are the purple blooming trees in Oklahoma? ›

Oklahoma Redbud (Cercis Canadensis 'Oklahoma') is 20-25 feet at maturity with lustrous shiny leaves and deep purple flowers in spring. It is moderate to slow growing with yellow fall color. It is a widely adaptable, tough, durable small tree.

What are the white blooming trees in Oklahoma? ›

SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA

Southern Magnolias, the tree most people think of when they hear the word “Magnolia,” are famous for their beautiful blooms that have become a symbol of the south. Their creamy white blooms can grow up to 12 inches in diameter and produce a sweet, rich fragrance.

When should I plant trees in my yard? ›

Autumn is usually the best time to plant new trees or tree seedlings, when the weather is cool but before the ground freezes. You can also plant trees in late winter or early spring as soon as the ground is workable. Cool temperatures help them establish the root systems they need for the growing season.

What can I plant in March in Oklahoma? ›

Table 1A.
VegetableTime to PlantDays to Harvest
BeetTime to Plant MarchDays to Harvest 50-70
BroccoliTime to Plant MarchDays to Harvest 80-90
CabbageTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 60-90
CarrotTime to Plant Feb.15 to March 10Days to Harvest 70-90
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What can I plant in April in Oklahoma? ›

April is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Most annual bedding plants, perennials, summer flowering bulbs (canna, dahlia, gladiolus), and annual flower seeds can be planted after danger of frost. This happens around mid-April in most of Oklahoma.

What can I plant in January in Oklahoma? ›

What to plant in January. In January in Oklahoma, you can set seeds for radishes, peas, carrots, lettuce, spinach, kale and even potatoes and onions in the garden. It's also a great time to start seeds for your spring garden that you will germinate inside and grow seedlings under a grow light until planting time.

Can you grow a pistachio tree in Oklahoma? ›

Pistacia chinensis, or Chinese Pistache, is fast growing to be a favorite in Oklahoma. Though called the “Ugly duckling” of the tree world because of its sometimes shape in its youth, this tree grows into one of the most beautifully shaped trees around.

Do dogwood trees grow in Oklahoma? ›

A frequent sight in eastern Oklahoma, where rainfall is generous, dogwood is more of a stranger to the central part of the state. Oklahoma City gardener Leona Farrell has mastered the art of growing them in this part of the state.

Can birch trees grow in Oklahoma? ›

The Dura Heat cultivar is the most heat tolerant birch, doing well during the long hot summers of Oklahoma. In addition, it also boasts tolerance of wet and dry soils, once established.

Will lemons grow in Oklahoma? ›

Lemon Trees can only grow in pots in Oklahoma. If you want a fruit tree that can easily be moved from indoors to outdoors, kept indoors all year, or even just as an ornamental tree then look no further.

Do plum trees grow well in Oklahoma? ›

Plums are another great choice for growing in Oklahoma. They thrive in the heat, there are even native plums here, called sand plums. Plums are very hardy and resistant to most insects and diseases. They can be grown in small spaces as well.

How big does an avocado tree get? ›

Outdoors, this fruit-bearing tree will reach heights of 15 to 20 feet and a width of 5 to 8 feet at full maturity. But when it's container-grown, it will reach a height between 5 to 7 feet, allowing easy harvesting.

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