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Trees and shrubs are either deciduous or evergreen. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and are bare all winter, although the leaves often give a final show of beautiful color before they drop.   

Below are some great options for trees that are not evergreen but provide beautiful color when they are in bloom, require very little maintenance, and will not be bothered by pests and disease:

  • Crape Myrtle
  • Bird Of Paradise
  • Decorative Plum
  • Dogwood  
  • Mimosa
  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Redbud
  • Golden Raintree
  • Magnolia
  • Okame Cherry
  • Plumeria

Fruit Trees:

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Landscaping designs are an important and fun aspect of moving into a new home, or redoing the one you currently live in.  Landscaping brings beautiful curb appeal to the front of your home and enhances the enjoyment of your home in general, and makes your backyard your own.   

As part of the overall design, there are a wide variety of colorful and useful planting options, and trees are certainly something to consider. Trees can be a great landscaping centerpiece that add color to your landscape all year long.   They can also bring shading, providing a cooler outdoor environment and even protect your home’s interior from direct sunlight as well. And of course, fruit trees are a great option tool.

As we work through your landscape vision and design with you, we will recommend trees we believe to work the best for your total design as well as your likes and dislikes.  

Here is some insight on things that will help you understand your tree options and why we at Hfplus may recommend particular trees for your landscape design.


Trees provide essential structure and lay the framework for your landscape. Trees not only provide a focal point for your yard, but also offer shade as well as shelter for birds and wildlife. And although many trees tower far above the ground, there are varieties for virtually all landscape needs and wants.

Trees offer a range of color and foliage types, growth speeds and density. With so many things to consider, determining the best trees for your landscape can be a difficult, confusing task.

Make a note of your goals for planting a tree (or trees). Are you looking for:

  • Shade
  • Flowers/color
  • Fall foliage
  • Screening
  • Fruit
  • Wildlife habitat

Placement and Size:

It's also important to not plant trees where their roots will damage foundations, patios, pathways, or leach fields, etc. 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.  

There are exceptions to this rule, like some palms which have a very small root base, so if you like a particular kind of tree, ask your landscaper.  

A tree's growth rate also may have a bearing on your choice. The slower growers are hardwoods. If it's important to establish shade or have flowers relatively quickly, choose a fast-growing tree. Typically, they're smaller and have soft wood. Scale trees to their surroundings. Use small or medium-size varieties for smaller houses and yards. On any site, put smaller trees near the house and taller ones farther out in the yard or near its edge.



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  • Apricot
  • Avocado  
  • Orange and Lemon
  • Fig
  • Nectarine
  • Nut Trees
  • Olive
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate

Hiring a landscape architect is one of the best investments for your home. A landscape architect is well equipped to design an outdoor living space that will not only add value, but also extend your living space while allowing you to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Landscapes literally grow in value over time, while traditional home additions or remodels start to lose value the minute the dust settles.

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An evergreen is a tree, shrub, bush or plant that continues to hold its lush green foliage year round while requiring very little maintenance and water.  For these reasons, with water conservation an important landscape consideration, evergreens are among the most popular trees for landscaping.  In addition, because they are low maintenance, evergreens make for an excellent investment for your landscaping design plan.  

Many homes utilize evergreens for small aesthetic décor by planting them in container pots on the front porch or backyard patio.  Other landscaping designed yards are drawn to the larger sized evergreens creating a tall privacy fence around small yards or shaded areas for larger backyards.

Here are some great evergreen tree options and some flowering trees that are good to consider:  

  • American Holly
  • Austrian Pine
  • Cedar Deodar
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Italian Cypress
  • Juniper 'Blue Star'
  • Leyland Cypress
  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Spartan Juniper
  • Thuja Green Giant
  • Variegated Aucuba
  • Winter Red Holly

Evergreen Versus Deciduous

Few things that you can do in the garden are more satisfying than growing your own fruit. Will the homegrown, tree-ripened fruit taste better than what you can get from the amazing array at farmer’s markets these days?  I think so!  Is the tree fun or interesting or pretty to grow? Can you avoid the complications of pest control or pruning?  

Here are some great varieties that work well in the Inland Empire and are pretty low maintenance, remembering that those varieties requiring few below freezing hours are best.  We always recommend those that are self-pollinating, meaning you ony need one of any variety. And for tight spaces, go with a dwarf which will still give you plenty of fruit:

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