Orange Geiger Tree

Orange Geiger Tree

The Geiger tree is believed as a native tree from North America. Among all the colours of Geiger tree leaves, orange is the most famous one. Their leaves also have other colours including yellow and white. The orange leaves are one of its best landscaping features which are perfectly matched by its green foliage. It can be a good choice for your yard no matter whatever size of your garden is. You can take advantage of its white or orange colours to match the tone if your garden. They should be planted in a warm area where there is not potential forst hazard or strong gust in winter time. Once established, they usually need very low maintenance during the growth.

The height of an adult geiger tree can read more than 10 meters and they prefer full sunlight and well-drained soil environment. They cannot resist extream cold and you should avoid planting it if your home is located in a cold climate. Apart from coldness, they can tolerate most drought and salty enviroment which will be hard for other tree species. Geiger are not deciduous trees and they can keep their leaves green all year long. In relative cold areas, some of its leaves may drop in winter. Although there are some multi-trunk geiger trees are for sale in market, it is recommended to get a single trunk tree which can grow stronger than the multi-trunk ones.

You do not need to care too much during its growth, and no extra amendments are required to be added into the soil as well. You should do some pruning work in spring to keep it tidy and healthy. In hot summer days, you should do some trimming on the branch ends to facilitate its growth. Once planted, you need to frequently water your trees but avoid over-watering them. Fertilizers are advised to be applied no more than three times a year. The best time for fertilizing is in spring, summer and autumn. When planted in the garden, there should be at least a space of 5 meters between each individual tree to ensure their canopies do not interfere with each other. You can cultivate a young geiger tree in a pot before put it into the backyard.

Image provided By J.M.Garg (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

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