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Welcome to DISTINCTIVE EARTHSCAPES at THE AVOCADO NURSERY

Sonoran-Desert-Landscape-Plants

  • Acres of plants meant to grow in this area (Casa Grande, Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Pinal County).  We have two growing areas in Arizona- Douglas and Casa Grande.

Homegrown

  • The majority of our greenery is grown by us.  These plants have lived in this climate all their lives; they can take the extreme temperatures.

Knowledgeable-Team

  • Here at Distinctive Earthscapes, we have four (4) Master Gardeners from the University of Arizona, and everyone comes from a landscaping background.
  • Phil Bond, owner, has taught vocational agriculture and horticulture courses for over 30 years and is a third generation Arizonan.
  • There is no place on earth that can better serve you with your planting and landscaping needs in Arizona.

Knowledgeable-Team

  • Bring in a plant plan and we will help sketch and arrange a distinctive landscape for you.

Nobody-beats-our-prices

  • We keep prices low by having our own water wells, being out of city limits, growing most plants from seed—up to 24” box size, and by trading products with other AZ growers.
  • Because we grow most of our own plants and trees, we are not only able to keep prices low, but, more importantly, keep quality high.  We grow products like they are in our own yards, because they are.

Take The Time To Look Us Over

  • Our highway frontage is narrow, but don’t let that fool you. We actually go back a quarter mile east.  Take the time to look in all the greenhouses, propagation areas, wholesale/growing spots, cactus zones, and water ponds.

WE’RE GROWING THANKS TO YOU!

  • Thanks to people just like you, we have become one of the largest retail nurseries in Pinal County. Our emphasis is growing plants for your landscape projects, but our passion is treating customers like you with respect, and helping you be successful with your landscaping dreams.
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395 Responses to Cover Page

  1. Richard Rietz says:

    I am at Palm Creek & now have killed two Arizona Sweet orange trees….so I am giving up!!!!
    How about a Bottle Brush pruned to develop into a tree rather than a “schrub”?

    • pinalphil says:

      Yes, that can be done. You can either do a lemon bottle brush and train into a tree (growd 10′ H x 5-8′ W) $75 – 15 gallon or a bottle brush tree standard with growth 15′ H x 10′ W, $70 – 15 gallon container.

      • Dick Rietz says:

        We will come & visit mid-October
        Thanks

      • pinalphil says:

        Sounds good. Should a bit cooler, See you than.

  2. Ed Fitts says:

    Do you sell potted geraniums?

    • pinalphil says:

      We sure do. They’re in 4″ pots $3.50 each. We’ve closed early today due yo rain. Tomorrow open 7 to 12 again.

  3. Ken says:

    Do you have Chilean Mequite trees?

  4. Kelli linke says:

    Do you carry Chinese Sedum succelent there?

  5. John Thomas says:

    I have an 8ft Saguaro cactus in my front yard. Would you have any interest in this?

    • pinalphil says:

      We would love to take the saguaro but do not have the equipment for moving it. We recommend to contact Age Landscape and or Epifini if they might be interested in it. Thank you f9r contacting us.

  6. Karen says:

    Do you have spiral Cactus?

    • pinalphil says:

      We only have a variety of totem pole that spiral. We are searching for more of the blue spiral cereus cactus

  7. Sandy Morin says:

    How can I contact them to place a Rose Bush order?

    • pinalphil says:

      Looks like this year Fall suppliers will not have much roses out. We’ve contacted and are saying that supply will be out for spring mid-January to March instead..

  8. Deborah Buie RN says:

    I am hoping you have 5 gray thorn bushes please?

  9. Tracy says:

    What are your hours?

  10. William M Wiseman says:

    Do you have a Texas Ebony if so how much and do you deliver to Casa Grande?

    • pinalphil says:

      Yes we do. 5gal $25, 15gal sale price $50, 24″box sale price $129. Delivery $45.

  11. Don Helmuth says:

    Do you sell desert poppies

  12. Karen S Glaittli says:

    Just a quick note to Phil,
    Thanks for an Amazing tour , valuable knowledge and the lovely gifts, We hope to come back and see you again soon.
    If your ever out our way Tacoma/ Seattle WA. Please look us up. We would love to show you around.
    Your friends Rokky and sunshine Glaittli

  13. Phyllis Sidwell says:

    What kind of small(4′-5′ across by 4′-5′ height) fruit tree or shrub would grow best in my raised bed. It would not only have to take the heat but cold from south west corner, and white flies? I already have enough citrus so I don’t want anymore. Would a pomegranate be hardy enough? There would be no shade. However we do have automatic irrigation system.

    • pinalphil says:

      A pomegranate bush would do wonderful in your raised bed, does not attract whiteflies, takes full sun, does go dormant in winter only dependant on temperature, and when dormant it is when to trim to keep small.

  14. James Hamilton says:

    Do you have climbing trumpet viens

  15. Mary Ann Marquez says:

    Hi Phil we have lots of white spots on our cacti, I’m not sure of the proper name, but they are very very big prickly pear. Someone told me this is a fungus, and that a lot of it could be sprayed off. When I did this, the white area was” bleeding” reddish liquid! Now the little black ants seem to be eating away at these. Please advise!

    • pinalphil says:

      The white spots is an insect called cochineal. It is normal for a red dye to come out from the cotton look covering the cochineal insect, which means that the insect is being killed. You can also dry the insect with rubbing alcohol and water. With this treatment ants will not be attracted to the cochineal.

  16. Do you have Joshua trees? If so, what is their price range?

    • pinalphil says:

      We only have in small size maybe 3 inches. Waiting for supply a but bigger than this for next week Thursday.

      • Hi, Phil. Sorry I can’t sell my books with you; I just cannot handle the heavy tables and canopy any more. Miss you. For the Joshua Tree, next week is perfect. How large and what cost range?

      • pinalphil says:

        Size and price will be known once delivery has arrived. We will keep you informed.

  17. LuAnn Hanson says:

    I am staying in Arizona City. I am looking for a unique potted cactus to take back to MN for my daughter. Looking forward to coming out to check out what you have!

    • pinalphil says:

      That would be wonderful. We are open Mon-Fri 7am to 4pm and Saturday 7am to 3pm

  18. Christiaan Brown says:

    Do you have Asclepias tuberosa L. Seeds or plants. We would like to plant this in our front yard for the bees and hummingbirds.

    • pinalphil says:

      Currently have 1-5gal with yellow bloom and 1-5gal both colors yellow & orange in same container $17 ea.

  19. Diana says:

    Do you have anyone that comes to the house and trims the fruit trees? We are not sure what to do with the frozen branches at the top

    • pinalphil says:

      Yes we do provide trimming of fruits. Labor is $45 per hour per person.

    • pinalphil says:

      You are still in a good time to do trimming. We currently are a 2 week wait for appointment.

      • David Tappy says:

        Do you have dwarf citrus in stock yet and if so, how much?  Thank you very much.

      • pinalphil says:

        Not yet. We are receiving order on Tuesday 19th at around 8am. Please give us and hour to unload truck and we can help you. Thank you.

      • David Tappy says:

        Thank you very much.

      • How much do you charge to trim palms?

      • pinalphil says:

        We are still good for 2 months in trimming trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Labor is $45 the hour for pruning. The max height that we trim is 6 feet. Nothing taller.

  20. lunsmann says:

    Do you have lilac bushes?

    • pinalphil says:

      We do not carry lilac bushes. We do sell lilac vines that will be available on Saturday.

  21. lunsmann says:

    Do you have Texas Mountain Laurel?

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