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Spanish Landscape for Arizona

Imagine yourself sitting out in your backyard, among the flowers and trees, enjoying a glass or bottle of wine (or maybe sangria) and escaping to the Spanish countryside every night in your backyard. Add these plants to amplify your villa’s Spanish landscape.

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Piru Queen Palm

Queen Palms are a staple of the Southern California and Southwest landscape. Our majestic Piru Queen Palms bring a tropical look and feel to just about any landscape, whether lining neighborhood streets or grown in your very own backyard tropical paradise. Grown purely from superior Argentine seedlings with better genetic traits, these Moon Valley Nurseries Piru Queen Palms are at the top of the class in the queen palms family due to their superior durability and grand appearance. Piru Queen Palms feature thicker and harder trunks as well as greener palm fronds and fuller crowns than other Queen Palms do.


Indian Laurel Column

As great as this Indian Laurel Ficus tree is for shade, it can also add some much-needed privacy. We love to plant them around property lines, where they can block out unwanted views in style and help homeowners achieve their own private backyard paradise! After all, Ficus nitida fits well with any landscape theme, so they look fantastic planted not only with palm trees but other trees and plants as well. It has a medium to fast growth rate, so you won't be waiting too long for it to add shade and privacy into your landscape. Plus, Moon Valley Nurseries grows it's own special select strain, cloned from our perfect mother trees. We have trees in every size, so you can have instant privacy now with our specimen trees and no waiting is needed! Best of all, once established, this drought-tolerant tree keeps its lush green appearance even in the most water-wise landscapes! Are you looking for a tree to act as a natural sound barrier? People that live near busy streets will want to plant Ficus 'Indian Laurel' trees, as it can help reduce noise while adding some valuable curb appeal too!


Italian Cypress 

The Italian Cypress is more than just an attractive, space-saving tree. Does your property need more privacy? A fast grower and a great choice for mass planting, many homeowners living in tract housing may want to plant tall and wide Italian Cypress trees for use as a privacy hedge. Does too much wind bother you? Homeowners living in high wind areas will appreciate the windbreak features of these magnificent trees, too.


Mediterranean Fan Palm

One of the best aspects of this palm is its durability. It requires minimal water once planted and over time it can become drought tolerant once established. The Mediterranean Fan Palm can tolerate both cold and heat and it can survive periods of freezing weather with little or no damage. And finally, the palm requires minimal maintenance and cleanup. No need to be spending those weekend days pruning this palm! This makes these palms a perfect addition to any landscape type, near pools, walkways, patios or as a focal point in your yard, the Mediterranean Fan Palm is sure to impress.



The Pomegranate tree is also one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and thrives in our local climate. Since they are well-suited for arid environments, once established, they have low to moderate water requirements and are drought tolerant. Plant them in a spot with full sun exposure, and they can flourish. Once they have been established in your landscape, we like to apply Moon Dust fertilizer so it can enhance fruit quality and the overall health of the plant.



An Oleander will thrive in full sun with low to moderate water use once established. It's a versatile plant that can grow just fine in partial shade, too. Larger Oleanders can be easily trained into single or multi-trunked trees with dark green, leathery, and semi-glossy narrow leaves providingyear-roundinterest. Once in bloom, expect pollinators and hummingbirds to flock into your garden to enjoy the floriferous display of heavily scented single and double petal flowers.


Pygmy Palm

Pygmy Date Palms can be used in many landscape applications. Depending on your need, we carry both single and multi-trunk varieties. Its versatility and dwarf growth pattern allow it to be planted in tight spaces around pools, patios, courtyards, and pots. The Pygmy Date Palm can also be grown in shade and its roots and non-invasive. This allows it to be a fantastic option for planting under larger palms, in between palms, or in a cluster.



Is there anything more rewarding than being able to go out into your backyard and hand select the freshest fruit from your very own citrus trees, fruit trees or nut trees? At Moon Valley Nurseries we do not think so! Growing your own citrus and fruit is easier than you might expect, and we make it even easier to get the right tree for your yard. Whether you want a sweet orange, a lemon for cooking, red grapefruit for juicing, limes for cocktails, or just some fresh fruit for your family, we have it all and it is all guaranteed to produce excellent tasting fruit! Also, fresh fruit and citrus is a great source of vitamins, minerals and an excellent source of fiber. Not only are you contributing to your own health but are able to teach future generations that not everything can be found in a grocery store.                   



Jacaranda mimosifolia is drought tolerant once established, has deep roots, and thrives in full sun environments. Though soft in appearance, Jacaranda trees are pretty tough and love growing in the intense summer heat that is common here in the Southwestern United States. Available as standard or multi-trunk, this semi-evergreen Jacaranda goes well with a tropical theme landscape design or even a desert landscape design. Since it is a semi-evergreen tree, it can provide excellent shade in the summer, and lets in the light during winter. This tree is fairly hardy after it gains some mature, hard wood, so feel free to buy a mature Jacaranda mimosifolia tree from the large inventory available at our Moon Valley Nurseries.


Purple Leaf Plum

This low maintenance ornamental tree requires little pruning, making it a very desirable plant for both landscapers and homeowners. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer Purple Leaf Plum trees for sale that produce no fruit and practically no litter, making this an ideal tree for shading patios or placing around backyard seating areas. We recommend buying as big as you can to instantly adorn your property with the beauty that a specimen tree can bring to any setting. Feel free to speak with our nursery professional for placement ideas.





The different varieties of this plant allow it to be used in your yard in so many different ways. Due to the eye-catching colors that this plant has to offer, it is a great option to add into your yard for accent colors and texture to contrast existing landscape. This is also a good plant to cover up bare walls or bare areas in your yard. Bougainvillea’s are easily trainable to grow in vine form on trellis’, into a small tree form, or used as a unique and bright privacy hedge. Some varieties of this plant also do well when grown in containers or planting pots in small gardens and patios.



Cacti and Agave love hot conditions. They are ideal for sunny gardens. Plus, they're fuss-free and hardy. The world's best low-water use plants. Limitless styles and textures are available. Add interest to your yard. They’re perfect for most landscape designs!


Fountain Grass

Green Fountain grass is a showy, clumping grass often used as an accent around rock gardens or border areas. The pretty plumes will form seeds and they can become invasive in garden areas. They will turn dormant in cold winters, shear them down in late winter and the new growth in spring will be soft and bright! They tolerate a wide range of soil and water situations.



Japanese Boxwood

This hardy evergreen is an excellent choice for low to medium formal hedges along walls or walkways. The Japanese Boxwood has attractive, bright green foliage that looks beautiful against buildings when used as a foundation plant. Buxus japonica is a great choice for pruning into topiary or geometric shapes when desired. Plant in well drained soil with planting mix blended into native soil. Water deeply and regularly during warm months and allow the soil to dry out between watering in cooler months.



Few plants are as strongly identified by their fragrance and color as Lavender. Lavandula (botanical name) is native to the Mediterranean region. These plants are noted for their flower colors that can be lavender, purple, pink, or white. Their silvery-green foliage, upright flower spikes, and compact, shrub-like form make them an ideal informal hedge. These evergreen shrubs are ideal for the countryside or to add vibrant color to any urban garden. We can also plant them to create an aromatic border along a path. We recommend planting them someplace where you can enjoy the aromatic flowers!



The Lemon Bottlebrush, botanical name Callistemon citrinus, is an attractive and versatile bottle brush plant that can be used as a shrub or as a medium sized tree. From southeastern Australia, this beautiful plant features striking red flowers that resemble the look of a bottle brush. Though the flowers are bright red, the flowers have a lemony scent, hence the common name. Pollinators, butterflies, and especially hummingbirds are attracted to the fragrant flowers of this fast growing evergreen.



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