Having shade is always nice, especially during the hotter times of the year. However, having the patience to plant a tree and wait for it to grow or having the money to get a full-grown tree planted may not be the best solutions. Here are 10 of the fastest growing shade trees that you can try!
This tree is class and gorgeous, a fit for any yard. It grows up to eight feet a year and comes in many types. Choose the type that works best for your home and yard and get to planting!
This tree is also commonly known as the pin oak or nuttall oak and is the fasted growing oak tree. Not only does it provide a great vibrant color for your yard, but it also produces lots of acorns (which can be good or bad).
The red maple turns a gorgeous color in the fall, making it an even better choice to plant in your yard. It can grow anywhere from three to five feet a year, depending on the climate and care.
This tree is known not only for being a wonderful shade tree but also its beautiful and large flowers. While in bloom, they add both sight and scent to your home. However, they do attract bees so plan accordingly.
While most trees grow best in open and rural areas, the American sycamore grows well in urban areas. It can grow up to six feet a year and can reach 70 feet or taller in its lifetime.
Paper Birch Tree
The bark of this tree adds a nice touch of color to any yard while also providing shade. You can also tap the tree to get its sap for molasses, but you’ll need quite a few trees to make it worthwhile.
This is probably the most iconic shade tree that exists. It can grow three to eight feet per year and usually grows best by water. However, hybrids can grow better in other places as well, so no need to worry.
“Green Vase” Zelkova
While the name may be strange, the shape and color of this tree are gorgeous. Plus, in the fall, the foliage turns maroons. This tree prefers full sun and is very durable, able to survive in a variety of soils.
The tulip tree comes in many great colors, all of which look great. This tree does best in full soil and in soil that is deep and moist. Take care of it so it can grow fast and strong!
This tree reaches so tall that it’s often used to provide shade to second story windows. Besides its height and speedy growth, dawn redwoods are also famous for their great color.