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Shade Trees & Windbreaks for the
Desert Southwest Garden

Shade trees are a valuable addition to the Southwestern desert landscape, providing both shade from the scorching sun and bird nesting places.

Below is a list of shade and windbreak trees grown in the desert Southwest. Click on each tree for a larger image and Information on growth habits, characteristics, pest problems and other interesting facts that you might not be told when you purchase your tree; so you can make the right choice when choosing a shade tree for the desert Southwest.

 

 

 

Shade Trees

   
Ash Tree
Ash
Catalpa Tree
Catalpa
Chinaberry
Chinaberry
Chinese Flame Tree
Chinese Flame
Chinese Pistache
Chinese Pistache
Chitalpa
Chitalpa
Cottonwood
Cottonwood
Crabapple
Crabapple
Desert Willow
Desert Willow
 
Elm
Elm


Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Flowering Pear
Flowering Pear
Globe Willow
Globe Willow
Golden Raintree
Golden Raintree
Hackberry
Hackberry
Locust
Locust
Magnolia
Magnolia




Maple
Mexquite
Mesquite
Mexican Elder
Mexican Elder

Mimosa
Mimosa
 
Mulberry
Mulberry
Live Oak
Oak
Olive
Olive
Osage Orange
Osage Orange
Paloverde
Paloverde
Pecan
Pecan
Pistachio
Pistachio
Purpleleaf Plum
Purpleleaf Plum
Redbud
Redbud
Russian Olive
Russian Olive
Saltcedar
Saltcedar
Sycamore
Sycamore
Vitex
Vitex
Weeping Mulberry
Weeping Mulberry
Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow
Windbreak Trees
   




Arborvitae Windbreak
Arborvitae




Arizona Cypress
Arizona Cypress
Italian Cypress
Italian Cypress
Poplar
Poplar

Mondale Pine
 

 
 

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