The tree's optimum soil is highly alkaline, but it thrives in almost any type of soil except for sand. One of its main advantages for Israel is that is very drought-resistant, and it thrived in Kibbutz Nir Oz acclimation plots without irrigation. This is not a tree for forests, but rather for urban landscaping, as it's not too tall. Gardeners like to plant it is places where they want to create shade, but don't want to hide nearby buildings or have the trees interfere with electric cables.
Besides providing trees for KKL-JNF's forests, the Gilat Nursery distributes saplings free of charge to local municipalities, army bases, public parks and more. The Arroyo sweetwood is often the perfect choice for such public gardens. Depending on demand, the nursery produces between 1,500 – 3,000 sweetwood tree saplings every year.