Trees improve your living conditions by recycling oxygen, storing carbon and shading out the summer heat. Visually, they’re a great addition to any space, especially when they change with the seasons. But did you know planting trees around your property also increases its value?
However, you need to choose the right trees, and you can never go wrong with these.
Also known as Plumeria, frangipanis are small succulent deciduous flowering trees. They are great for adding a delightful fragrance, lush foliage and vibrant colour to your garden. The flowers are traditionally white and yellow, but there are also bright pink and red varieties.
Once a frangipani tree has been established, it requires very little maintenance and only needs watering in summer and spring. These trees grow best in temperate to tropical climates and grow as high as three to five metres. They thrive in coastal environments, prefer well-drained sandy soil and can tolerate the sea breeze and hot summer sun.
Maples, or the entire Genus Acer, make up the largest group of deciduous trees that encompass a vast range of sizes, forms, shapes, and colours. Some of the most popular and real estate value-boosting maple trees include ‘Pacific Sunset’, sugar maple and red maple. Japanese maple, in particular, is the most likely to add value to your property.
Maples suit cool to temperate climates and prefer rich, well-drained soil. They need to be protected from the hottest sun and strong winds. This genus is characterised by vibrant autumn leaves and grow up to two to five metres. Maple trees grow relatively faster than other trees.
Evergreen ash is among the most attractive trees to grow around your home. Its leaves are oval-shaped with jagged, pointy tips. Each leaf is green and shiny on top, with a hairy silver colouring underneath. In spring, this tree bears an abundance of white flowers that appear in panicles that look like tassels drooping from the branches.
The evergreen ash is drought tolerant and grows fast, at a rate of eighteen to twenty-five feet in a single decade. It thrives in warm to cool climates and is not suitable for heavy frost areas. It can tolerate dry soil but grows better on moist soil. Evergreen ash grows from three to five metres in height.
Crepe myrtle is a pretty addition to any garden. In late spring, it starts bearing flowers that have the curious texture of crepe paper and are wrinkly and crinkly, hence its name. It produces flowers over a long period, often lasting through autumn. Crepe myrtle blooms tend to come in shades of pink, red, purple, lilac, mauve and white.
All kinds of crepe myrtles suit Australian climates, as they prefer hot and dry areas, but can withstand cold, as well. A crepe myrtle tree can grow between five and seven metres in height. It requires minimal pruning and you can even leave it to grow naturally.
Planting a tree can be likened to investing in your property. You got it with hopes of growing and increasing its value and increasing the quality of your life. So, by planting a tree on your property, you are planting the seeds of a fruitful and blooming investment.