Oaks of the Wild West

Call: 520.220.0951

 
Texas Live Oak

Looking for an Native Tree?

Doesn't matter if you are East Coast, or West Coast, we ship throughout the U.S.

If you are traveling in the area, be sure and arrange a time to visit one of our nursery locations.

We recently shipped to a North Carolina Arboretum to 'fill in' their collection of Native Oak Trees.

Native Tree and Plant Resource

Visitors come from around the state and the nation, including:
  • Tombstone AZ,
  • Douglas AZ,
  • Sierra Vista AZ,
  • Bisbee AZ,
  • Hereford AZ,
  • Huachuca City AZ,
  • Palominas AZ,
  • Warren AZ,
  • Sonoita AZ,
  • Nicksville AZ,
  • Sunnyside AZ,
  • Patagonia AZ,
  • Canelo AZ,
  • Sunizona AZ,
  • McNeal AZ,
  • Double Adobe AZ,
  • Dragoon AZ,
  • Sahuarita AZ,
  • Nogales AZ,
  • Benson AZ,
  • Wilcox AZ,
  • Tucson AZ,
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Silver City, NM
  • Deming, NM
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Lordsburg, NM

Welcome to Oaks of the Wild West

Wow it's Winter!      Just over 50 days to Spring!
And it's the best time to plant a tree!

Our new acorns are sprouting, putting on their first leaves in the greenhouses.  Dormant trees are getting transplanted into large 5 and 10 and 15 gallon pots.  And for winter color, the Cypress and Juniper trees are still green!


Cooler weather?  Time to purchase a new tree!

Throughout the winter, trees will be growing. You may not see it until the next year's Spring flush, but trees are expanding their root systems. Without leaves to support, trees focus on expanding their roots deeper, creating larger trees that can withstand Summer's more harsh temperatures.

What is the best type of native tree for your area?

Give us a call and we'll be glad to discuss what is best suited for your environment.

Considering an Oak tree but you have a small garden space?
There are several smaller Oak trees available.

Consider purchasing the Vasey Oak, the typical maximum height is only 10 to 12 feet.  And it has nice fall color.  It's occasionally found in mountains around Medina, TX.  Another option is a Mohr's Oak .  This tree is extremely drought tolerant and grows to 10 to 12 feet.  It's considered a scrub Oak, so it grows in low-lying ditches and near rivers and creeks. 

Italian Stone Pines
Several Italian Stone Pines

Looking for a native Pine tree?

Arizona has a wide variety of native Pine trees which also grow in different locations throughout the country. Texas has a few native Pine trees too!  (One primarily grows in Central Texas, the Pinus Remota!)

Some of the common Arizona Pine trees are: Allepo Pine (Pinus halepensis), Apache Pine (Pinus engelmannii), Chihuahua Pine (Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana), Cluster Pine (Pinus pinaster), Colter Pine (Pinus coulteri), Concolor Fir (Abies concolor), Elderica Pine (Pinus elderica), Mexican Pinyon Pine (Pinus cembroides), Singleleaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla) and Southwestern White Pine (Pinus stroboformis).

Call 520-220-0951 to discuss tree availability!



Native Tree Nursery

Our nursery specializes in collecting a wide variety of Oak species.  With our connections, we collect acorns from around the world, including a wide variety of California Native Oaks..

We have two nursery locations, Central Texas and SE Arizona.  Our original location is outside of Sierra Vista in Southeastern Arizona.

We can help you make the right selection of native trees for your area, from California to Virginia and in-between.

 

We carry a limited amount of other Oak tree species as well : Netleaf Oak (Quercus rugosa).

The Mexican Blue Oak is a unique tree native to Arizona and Texas. The leaves are strong a dark blue color and have an unusual shape. The tree is very drought tolerant. When new leaves appear on the plant they are a wonderful light pink color. Typically, throughout the winter the tree is evergreen, however during the last severe cold winter with temperatures down to 3 degrees, the leaves were affected, but the plants survived.

In the mountains in Arizona, we collect our acorns at about 5,500 feet. Our nursery located outside of Sierra Vista is at 4,400 feet and the Silver Leaf grows well here. The Silver Leak Oak also grows in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

The native Vasey Oak has a sharp pointed leaf and tiny acorns. The tree typically grows in very dry conditions to a height of around 10 feet. If you're looking for a great SMALL oak tree, consider purchasing the Vasey.