Fast Growing Trees
Fast Growing Trees - A Beautiful Landscape In Less Time
There are many fast-growing trees. Some of the most common are the Crape Myrtle, Maple, Leyland Cypress, the Willow and several others. Crape Myrtle has beautiful delicate paper-like flowers, in many colors. They are an all-time favorite in the South. Crape Myrtle bloom from July through September, and like warmer weather. Crape Myrtle grow best in zones 7-9. For a nice, natural fence, you can plant Leyland Cypress in a row; they grow about 3 feet a year, which is quite a bit. The Sweet Gum is a very fast grower and is admired for its beautiful leaves that change color in the fall. There are many beautiful species of Maple, which is also one of the faster-growing trees, and the foliage is very beautiful. The Maple Trees are also referred to as Acer, which is their Scientific name. Timber is a very valuable product of Maple, especially Sugar Maple in North America and Sycamore Maple in Europe. Pool Cue Shafts, Bowling Alley Lanes, Bowling Pins and also butcher blocks are all produced from the common Sugar Maple, also known as, 'hard wood.' The United States has been making furniture out of Maple for many years.
Many wooden baseball bats are made from Maple Trees. Sam Holman, of Sam Bats, introduced the Maple bats to the (MLB) Major League Baseball, in 1998, and has been commonly used ever since. Many musical instruments are made from Maples, such as violins, cellos, electric guitar necks and even a lot of drums. Maple is also used to make the bows for archery, the bow and arrow. There are many different varieties of Maples. A few of the common ones are the Red Maple, and the Silver Maple and the Sugar Maple. The Red Maple loses its leaves every fall, but they grow back in the springtime. These trees do best in zones 3-9 and will grow up to 50 feet tall and up to 35 feet wide. They have small red flowers in late winter to early in the spring and grow relatively quickly. This Maple grows slow. They thrive in zones 4-8 and grow about 65 feet tall, and 40 feet wide. The Silver Maple Trees lose their leaves in fall also and grows new ones next spring.
These trees grow well in zones 3-9, and grow slower as they get older, they grow up to 60 feet tall, and 50 feet wide. These trees have very tiny flowers in the spring. Certain species are also good to collect Maple Syrup from, an all-time favorite for pancakes and waffles. Yummy! If you plant enough fast-growing trees, you can have an instantly beautiful yard.