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Fast Growing Tree Varieties

Fast Growing Tree Varieties

Posted by Tammy Sons on Oct 16 , 2020

Fast Growing Trees

Imagine big beautiful trees without the wait.

Isn't that the best kind to plant for your landscape enhancement?

When considering trees to add to your property or commercial establishment, few people want to wait for years and years to appreciate a full-bodied mature tree. Many folks, however, are unaware that there are an abundance of rapid growers that can provide incredible shade, privacy, low maintenance and/or stunning blooms to their landscape. Instead, most choose a little sapling that takes years of patience and attention to develop and nurture into maturity.

Let's be honest; trees contribute to the value of your home, because they add instant curb appeal. Healthy trees absorb carbon dioxide, converting it to oxygen. In addition, the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers says that a healthy, mature tree can boost the value of a home between $1,000 and $10,000.


Here are our favorite Fast Growing Trees:

Red Maple

If you choose this stunner, you can bet on a growth spurt of three feet annually. You will be able to appreciate its brilliant red foliage and thick canopy of shade in no time. The American Red maple does well in urban communities, even in air conditions with smog. The tree can also tough it out in various poor soil areas. Experts recommend this fast growing, popular shade tree in planting zones 4 through 9. This ornamental lovely prefers full sun.

River Birch

Lots of cool bark texture and an intricacy of multi branches with rich green canopies best describe this amazing birch tree. This one can also see a healthy growth of up to three feet per year. The birch is one hardy member of the fast growing trees club, resistant to diseases, pests and with the ability to handle flooding, snow, ice and anything else Mother Nature tosses its way. It's recommended that the Heritage River birch be planted in zones 4 through 8. Full sun to partial shade allows this beauty to thrive.

Hemlock Trees

Sometimes, privacy is key for many property owners, and you want a line of trees that can effectively provide that living wall. Choosing the canadian hemlock tree is a smart option, because this evergreen grows before your very eyes, establishing a spurt of five feet per year. The pyramid-shaped tree full of dense, feathery foliage is attractive to look at, without having to also observe your neighbor's home or property. Zones 5 through 9 are ideal for this one.

Royal Empress Tree

If there were ever a tree that lives up to the name, it's this one. Regal and impressive, the Royal Empress is a champion of fast growing trees at a rate of up to 6 feet annually. This beauty even delivers a gorgeous jasmine, gardenia fragrance in spring. A burst of big purple blooms delights passersby, along with unique and huge, heart-shaped green leaves for incredible shade. This tree grows best in zones 7 through 9.