Living in a place where the climate is drier than damp, But do you still want to do some landscaping, There is hope for you! Here are the best trees that grow well in dry places.
The maples are extremely tolerant of the dry climate, in particular the Amur maple, the silver maple and the tartar maple. Maple Amur or Acer ginnala has a wide crown with smooth and clear branches. Become a bright red in the fall, which makes it a highlight for your landscape. A word of caution though, this variety is rather invasive. But it is possible to control it by cutting the strain or by treatment with basal cortex sprays. Silver maple is also called Soft Maple or Water Maple. Originally from the United States, it is decorative enough for a landscape in arid places with its silver-colored leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
The smoke tree or cotinus corggyria is a small tree that is also great for landscaping in dry climates. Or it has bronze or purple leaves and its blooms are of a hot pink. This tree is actually the best for dry soil and climate, since planting it in a very fertile soil does not grow too much and become rough. It also becomes susceptible to the disease. So a smoke tree on your dry landscape is a gem.
Another tree suitable for dry climates is the Goldenraintree. Also known as a tree of India or China, its yellow flowers will surely illuminate your landscape. And its fruit ripens from green to orange, then rose during autumn.
Another tree for the dry climate would be the Pawpaw. It is another small tree with alternating ovate leaves. Its flowers grow in clusters and are usually colored white that turn purple and then brown. Its fruit is a large edible berry that bears many seeds. The papaya fruit starts green turning yellow or brown while ripe and has the taste of banana or mango. Not bad for a tree that tolerates the dry climate.
Your climate may be dry, but there is nothing to stop you from creating a landscape that has the touch of the exotic. You may want to plant some of these not-often-heard trees like pomegranate, carob, or Chinese date.
This is an ancient tree. And adding it to your dry climate, the landscape will give you a Mediterranean touch. It can be grown in more alkaline soils and will also tolerate salt water. Its fruit is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. Above all, it requires little maintenance.
How about an oriental touch for that dry climate landscape, Plant a Chinese date tree. It has pretty leaves so it is quite decorative and its fruit is totally edible because you can eat it even if it is not completely matured. In that state, it is beautiful and crispy like an apple. But once fully ripe, it tastes and feels like an appointment in the mouth.
This tree is equally ancient with its Mediterranean descent. Originally, they thrive on the rocky rocks of Greece, so they really live on alkaline soils. They take root deeply and become great. The nice thing about them besides thriving in the dry climate is that their pods are delicious and can be eaten immediately. Or you can put them in a water kettle and boil a nice hot beer.
And you have it, some really beautiful looking trees that will do well on your landscape even in dry climates.