A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Tree for Your Missouri Landscape

By: Frisella Nursery

Are you looking to add some natural beauty and shade to your yard or landscape? Choosing the right tree is crucial for creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor space. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to make the right choice. But fear not! Frisella Nursery is here to guide you through the process and help you select the perfect tree for your specific needs and environment

Before you rush into planting, consider these important factors:

  1. Climate Compatibility:
    • Missouri experiences a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Choose a tree species that can thrive in these conditions.
    • Look for trees that are tolerant of Missouri’s occasional droughts and/or heavy rains.
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  1. Soil Type and Drainage:
    • Different tree species have varying soil preferences. Determine your soil type (sandy, loamy, clayey) and choose a tree that can adapt to it.
    • Consider the drainage of your landscape. Some trees prefer well-drained soil, while others can tolerate wetter conditions.
  1. Space Available:
    • Evaluate the available space in your landscape before selecting a tree. Consider both the height and spread of the mature tree.
    • Avoid planting large trees near buildings, power lines, or other structures where their roots or branches may cause damage.
  1. Purpose and Functionality:
    • Determine the purpose of planting the tree. Are you looking for shade, privacy, or aesthetic appeal?
    • Consider the tree’s seasonal characteristics, such as flowering time, fall foliage color, and fruit production, to enhance the beauty of your landscape throughout the year.
  1. Maintenance Requirements:
    • Be realistic about the amount of maintenance you’re willing to commit to. Some trees require regular pruning, fertilizing, and pest management.
    • Choose a tree species that fits your maintenance capabilities and preferences.

Now that you’ve considered these important factors, it’s time to choose the best tree for your Missouri landscape. When it comes to selecting high-quality trees, locally grown options from Frisella Nursery stand out for several reasons:

  1. Adaptability:
    • Trees grown at Missouri farms, such as most from Frisella Nursery, are already acclimated to the local climate and soil conditions, dramatically increasing their chances of survival after planting.
    • Locally grown trees are more likely to thrive in your landscape compared to trees imported from other regions.
  1. Expertise and Quality Assurance:
    • Frisella Nursery has over 70 years of experience in growing and nurturing trees, ensuring that each tree meets high-quality standards before being sold to our customers.
    • Our knowledgeable plant specialists can provide valuable advice and assistance in selecting the right tree species for your specific needs and preferences.
  1. Environmental Benefits:
    • Choosing locally grown trees supports the local economy and reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
    • Trees play a vital role in improving air quality, reducing soil erosion, and providing habitat for wildlife, contributing to a healthier and more sustainable environment.
  1. Wide Selection of Tree Species:
    • Frisella Nursery offers a diverse range of tree species suited for Missouri landscapes, allowing you to find the perfect tree that matches your aesthetic and functional requirements.
    • Whether you’re looking for native trees or ornamental varieties, Frisella Nursery has you covered.

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In conclusion, selecting the right tree for your Missouri landscape requires careful consideration of various factors, including climate compatibility, soil type, space availability, purpose, and maintenance requirements. By choosing locally grown trees from Frisella Nursery, you can ensure adaptability, quality, environmental benefits, and access to a wide selection of tree species. So why wait? Visit Frisella Nursery today and start transforming your landscape into a beautiful and sustainable oasis!

If you don’t have the necessary tools to plant a tree, don’t worry! Ask our team at Frisella Nursery about the tree delivery and installation services that we can provide for you!


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