Fruits

Leafy fruit trees for dry climates

The dry weather and the high temperatures of the Mediterranean climate can give many headaches to any horticulturist but the truth is that there are certain species of leafy fruit trees that adapt very well to these conditions and that give us a shade that is much appreciated in periods of extreme heat. Let’s make a list with some of them:

 

Index

Leafy fruit trees

Citrus

Both orange and lemon trees are great resistant fruit trees that have a large crown of leafy leaves that give the necessary shade in many areas. In fact, they are used in parks and gardens as an ornamental and not only for their beauty, but for their ability to generate shade easily.

Pistachio

The pistachio is the tree from which pistachios are obtained, that green nut so addictive for many of us. It is one of the most desired leafy fruit trees in the world.

It is a small tree that reaches 10 meters in height and is characterized by tolerating saline soils very well. You can find it, predominantly, in mountain areas and its pinnate leaves generate a fairly leafy cup ideal for shade.

Avocado

The avocado tree is native to Mexico and is known as persea americana. It is a very tall tree that can reach 20 meters in height. Its evergreen leaves are very dense and leafy and its fruit is a large drupe with yellow-green or reddish-brown color on some occasions.

Almond

The almond tree is a deciduous tree that does not usually exceed 5 meters in height. Its purple flowers are very appreciated and the shade that comes to give its leafiness too, despite being elongated and narrow leaves.

As you will see, there are certain leafy fruit trees that resist dry climates very well and that can produce ideal shades for summer despite not being excessively tall trees.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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