Best 30 Fruit Trees in Austin, TX with Reviews - YP.com

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07/17/2013
By: jduncan1976
MBP Nursery
I drive by every day and finally stopped in. As soon as I got out of my car I was greeted by a very helpful lady. I think her name was Tiffany. I showed her some pictures of a few areas on my phone and from there we selected some VERY drought tolerant plants. I now have planted them and am very pleased with the quality of the plants. Especially the cactus! See you guys soon!
04/04/2014
By: Lindsey L.
MBP Nursery
I have never been a Texas native plant fan until I stopped in at MBP Nursery. Staff were very knowledgable and it was evident that everyone truly enjoyed their jobs. Now I have an updated garden with cacti that has flowers coming out of them and I didn't even have to do anything! So happy and excited to see what the rest of my plants have in store this season.
Tips & Advices
Yes, many nurseries ship plants and trees, but inter-state shipping regulations are complex and strict, and nurseries must be in compliance regardless of whether that disallows a customer order. Also, even if items are allowed to ship, they might not survive if outside the proper USDA growing zones--in which case a nursery might try to discourage the customer from placing the order.
The ease of caring for fruit trees varies according to where you live, but lemon trees and apple trees are widely considered easy to grow. Pear trees are fast-growing but need to be planted alongside another pear variety to bear fruit. Stone fruit trees, especially cherries and plums, are popular in regions with defined seasons and cool winters.  In hot/humid regions, banana trees (producing small varieties of banana) and mango trees are known as “fast fruiters” that require little care.
Plant Hardiness Zones are the government-researched standard geographical breakdown of broad climate regions across the United States. The USDA has created a map of the United States, which includes 11 planting zones. This map helps gardeners determine what to plant when, based on accumulated weather data. Factors like soil quality and microclimates are not accounted for in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones, and should certainly be taken into consideration as well.
Perennial plants and trees grow anew each spring, and are dormant in the winter. Annuals have a lifespan of only one growing season, and need to be replanted each year.
Evergreen is a term for plants and trees that keep some green foliage year-round. While the term “evergreen” is closely associated with pine trees, many other types of trees are also evergreen, including live oak, blue spruce, eucalypts, and most of the coniferous cousins of pine.

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