I have heard people lament that they miss the obvious changes that the seasons bring in cooler climates, once they move to the desert. A fall without yellow and red foliage doesn’t feel the same.
Visions of large, green trees whose leaves are beginning to turn into beautiful colors occupy their thoughts….
We had a phenomenal time, which I will post about later. One thing I will mention is the beautiful autumn color that we were fortunate to see on our travels.
Now many new people who move to the desert southwest love our mild winters, but oftentimes lament the lack of fall color in the trees in our area. Well, for those of you who are homesick for some fall color in your desert garden, do not despair…
Aren’t they beautiful?
Throughout most of the year, this Chinese native serve as beautiful shade trees. They reach sizes of approximately 30 ft. high and will shed their leaves in the winter.
This front garden is a great example of a beautiful Chinese Pistache tree.
It is NOT a good example of how to prune your shrubs 😉
They are hardy to temperatures in the teens in the winter months. Male trees are said to be more attractive then the female trees.
So, if you are a new resident of the desert, or maybe a longtime resident and would like to add a little autumn color to your landscape, here is a tree to try.
Who wouldn’t love color like this in the fall?
**I am currently getting over jet lag and going through my photos from our vacation. I can’t wait to share some of them with you 🙂