Apple trees are the most widely grown plant in their genus. When grown from seed, they can reach up to 30 feet. Cultivated apple trees typically grow between 6 and 15 feet tall. Apple trees can tolerate a variety of soils, including clay and sand. They are hardy for USDA zones 4 through 9.
Star fruit trees are small trees that are best suited for warmer climates. These trees will grow between 16 and 39 feet tall. They require full sun to partial shade. It's imperative to protect this tree from the afternoon sun. Star fruit trees are hardy for USDA zones 10 through 13.
The American elderberry or common elderberry is a shrub or small tree. It reaches heights between 9 and 12 feet. This plant is adaptable to many soil types. However, it prefers rich, moist soil in full sun. The common elderberry is hardy for USDA zones 4 through 9. Keep in mind that elderberries are edible after they've been cooked.
The fig tree is a small tree or large shrub. It grows between 23 and 33 feet tall. It can tolerate a wide range of soils, including clay and other nutritionally poor soil. Fig trees are hardy for USDA zones 7 through 10. They prefer full sun to partial shade. It will be essential to protect this tree from the afternoon sun.
Peach trees are deciduous trees that grow up to 23 feet tall. These trees prefer well-drained soil. However, their specific requirements vary depending on the cultivar. Prunus persica 'Redhaven,' or Redhaven peach, are easy to grow plants that require little maintenance. This cultivar is tolerant of clay and sand soil as long as there's good drainage. It's hardy for USDA zones 5 through 9.
The Pyrus communis or common pear can reach heights up to 50 feet. These trees are adaptable to many soil types including clay and sand. They are hardy for USDA zones 4 through 8. You should give your pear tree full sun. For best results, make sure to have between 12 and 24 feet for this tree. When picking pears, it's best to pick them before they're ripe. Once pears ripen, they tend to fall or bruise when picked.
Pomegranates grow on small trees or shrubs. They can reach heights between 16 and 33 feet. These plants are hardy for USDA zones 8 through 10. They prefer full sun to partial shade. Pomegranate trees can tolerate clay soil as long as it's well drained. You can expect your pomegranate tree to last for a while. Some of these plants have been known to live for over 200 years.
Pecan trees are large deciduous trees. In rare instances, they can reach up to 144 feet in height. However, they're typically found at heights between 66 and 131 feet. The pecan tree is hardy for USDA zones 5 through 9. You should plant them in an area where they'll receive full sun. These are large trees. You should be able to give them up to 60 feet of space.
The black walnut is a large tree that can reach up to 75 feet. These trees live around 130 years. Black walnut trees will take some patience. It can take them up to 20 years to get large yields of nuts. Black walnut trees are tolerant of many soil conditions. It tolerates anything from clay to sand and soil that is occasionally wet to very dry.
Cherry plum is a large shrub or a small tree. It can reach heights between 25 and 40 feet. This tree flowers early, usually around mid-February. The cherry plum bears edible fruit from July to September. Cherry plums vary from sweet to sour. They are an excellent choice for making jams. Cherry plums usually only live up to 20 years.