Adding trees to your landscape is a surefire way to create a sense of fullness on your property. Trees also play an important function in bringing us oxygen, providing shade, and providing habitat to wildlife. With the warm climate that California has, it is the perfect environment for trees to thrive in.

If you're looking to plant some trees on your property, some beautiful trees to consider include western redbud, Italian cypress, palms, and fruit trees. These trees will provide unparalleled beauty to your landscape and can enhance your curb appeal with their vibrant flowers and lush foliage, and some even produce fruit. Learn more about these trees to help you choose which ones to add to your property in California.


Western Redbud Brings Shades of Pink Into Your Landscape

The western redbud is a deciduous tree found all over California. This ornamental tree grows up to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide and has a moderate growth rate, making it our top suggestion to add to your landscape. You will undoubtedly fall in love with the shades of pink and magenta from its flowers and small, heart-shaped leaves.

This tree will bloom in winter and spring, bringing with it a fragrant smell that attracts birds, butterflies, and moths. When you have this tree on your landscape, make sure it receives full sunlight or is in a partially shaded area. Taking care of western redbuds is easy, all you need to do is prune them occasionally to keep them healthy.


Evoke Luxury With Italian Cypress

The towering beauty of the Italian cypress can evoke luxury and grandiosity to your property. This evergreen tree can reach 115 feet high and 10 feet wide. The Italian cypress makes the perfect border for your walkways and driveways and can be a good addition to your patio.

Italian cypress needs full sunlight to thrive, making California an ideal residence for these trees. It will also tolerate various soil types, but this tree will need proper irrigation as part of its routine care. Italian cypress trees also need enough space around them to make way for their roots.


Grow Fresh Produce Right in Your Yard With Fruit Trees

Peach tree installed on landscape bed in Del Mar, CA.

Adding fruit trees to any landscape is always a good idea, as you get beautiful blooms from their flowers, and you get to grow fresh produce right in your yard. Most fruit trees also have lush foliage that provides shade to your property. Here are some of our favorite fruit trees that you might like as well:

  • Citrus trees like oranges and lemons
  • Avocados trees
  • Pomegranate trees
  • Peach trees
  • Pear trees

These fruit trees have adapted well to the climate in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Because of this, they don't need as much maintenance other than regular watering and the occasional pruning to maintain their health. Most fruit trees can be planted any time of the year in California, but citrus trees like oranges will flourish if you plant them in May or June.


Complete Your Landscape Design With Palm Trees

Queen palms added to landscaping for home in Solana Beach, CA.

If California is famous for something other than its beaches, it's the palm trees. Palm trees will complete your landscape design with their fronds that remain healthy and green year-round. These flowering trees are known for their sturdy trunk that holds their majestic canopy.

There are various species of palm trees, but all of them generally require proper sunlight and irrigation. Keeping the soil moist is also vital for their health, and they will require winter preparation.

Palm trees stand out because of their eye-catching beauty that evokes tropical bliss.


We can plant these trees in your landscape. Give us a call today!

At Southwest Outdoor Services, we can fill your landscape with any of these gorgeous trees. We offer planting services and tree care to keep your trees in their best state and make your property stand out. We will pay unmatched attention to detail to ensure we are providing the best care possible for your trees. Our services are available to properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, CA and surrounding communities. Call our team today at (858) 335-4650 to get an estimate.