10 Fast-Growing Trees Recommended for TN Climates

10 Fast-Growing Trees Recommended for TN Climates

Fast Growing Trees

Ideally, you’ll want a variety of fast-growing trees. Having an assortment prevents your landscape from appearing bare during winter.

Red Maple
It produces tones of orange and red during the fall. The Red Maple also has red buds, and its large leaves provide shade during the summer. This tree grows quite fast and stands more than 90 feet tall when it matures. It lives from 60-150 years.

Weeping Willow
This fast-growing tree has a distinct shape; its leaves stretch and hang far and long enough to provide shade. It resembles an umbrella and can act like one while it rains. The Weeping Willow leaves do turn yellow and fall every year. However, these leaves also regrow in the spring more quickly than other deciduous plants. It will grow to two feet within the first year and live between 40 and 75 years.

Tulip Poplar Tree
This magnolia tree has flowers resembling tulips. These yellow-tipped, golden blossoms usually first appear in May. Some poplars might also produce flowers splashed with orange. The Tulip Poplar grows fast during its younger years and reaches up to 90 feet tall. It attracts hummingbirds and other wildlife.


The Spruce Pine


You can plant them close enough to create a green border around your property. They grow at least two feet per year and reach up to 50 feet tall. They will provide color on your estate year-round and make significant privacy barriers for times when traditional fences would not meet the code.

Yellow Pine
They give your landscape a rustic look, similar to what you would find in a cabin out in the woods. Its height can exceed more than 100 feet but typically grows between 50-80 feet tall. If you’re not tempted to cut it down and use its wood for building projects, it can live 150 years. The leaves don’t span far, so placing a Yellow Pine between two other trees is easy. The Yellow Pine grows about two feet per year.

Loblolly Pine
It provides color to your land year-round and serves as an animal habitat for foxes, rabbits, deer, or doves and turkeys. The Loblolly Pine withstands snowstorms if you ever have one, and they could grow two feet or more per year. It’s one of the fastest-growing conifer trees and reaches up to 90 feet tall.

Sycamore
They provide shade for your yard quickly. They reach about two feet higher yearly, extending up to 100 feet. The Sycamore provides plenty of backyard shade and spreads up to 100 feet wide. Male leaves turn yellow, and female trees produce red blossoms.



White Dogwoods Are An Excellent Addition To Your Landscape


They only grow to about 25 feet, but they reach maturity quickly. They’re near perfect sides of the house where you might not want a more enormous tree towering over your roof. Dogwoods also provide room for smaller flowers, shrubs, and plants you would place near your home’s perimeter. These fast-growing trees would make an excellent addition to your front yard landscape design.

River Birch
This tree grows at least 1.5 feet per year. You can plant it just about anywhere because it will grow in full sun or in areas with at least a bit of shade. It does best in well-drained, fertile soil and needs quite a bit of water. However, it also will thrive in sandy soil.

Sassafras
This tree grows as much as 4 feet in one year and is up to 60 feet high. However, it does need at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. It resists most bug infestations, and it does grow in a variety of soil conditions. Moreover, its tree roots can produce offshoot plants. The Sassafras color spectrum adds liveliness to your property, and it even has edible roots, leaves, and flowers used in tea and soda.

weeping willow tree

Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica, or the weeping willow, is a whimsical giant recognized by its crown of sweeping and low hanging branches. Its long and slender leaves are an early indicator of spring with its yellow twigs and green leaves. It is one of the first trees to sprout new leaves in the spring and the first to lose leaves in the fall. This species of willow is native to the northern area of China, but is now a well known tree found throughout North America. The tree is an easy to grow species of tree that easily takes root, can grow up to eight feet per year, and can easily reach up to forty feet in height and thirty-five feet in width under the right conditions. There is a vast variety of the tree with over 400 species. In the Spring they produce what are referred to as catkins. These are silver tinged green foliage that contain flowers. In the fall the weeping willows lance shaped leaves turn to a golden shade. Hardy Plant Zone For Weeping Willow Although the tree is expected to grow well in hardiness zones 6-8 it is well know to also grow in hardiness zones of 4-9. Mature Height Under good conditions the weeping will can reach heights of 30 - 40 feet with a spread of about 35 feet. Soil Requirements The tree is a highly adaptable tree. It likes rich and moist soil, but it is quite versatile and can also tolerate alkaline, acidic, sandy loam, and well drained soils. Although they are drought tolerant, they prefer growing next to water sources such as creeks, rivers, and ponds. Growing Speed For The Tree The weeping willow is one of the fasted growing shade trees. Under normal situations it can grow approximately two feet per year, but have been known to grow up to eight feet in a year. Their growth rate begins slow, but once they get to a height of about ten feet their growth rate speeds up. Characteristics and Appearance The tree has a personality all of its own. With its rounded crown and weeping and flowing branches it is definitely a majestic presence in the yard. Some of the branches can grow so long that they can touch the ground. The leaves are lance shaped and turn to a yellow hue in the Spring. The trunk has rough and gray bark that is marked by branching ridges which result in deep furrows. This tree has been a favorite among tree lovers since they were first discovered. Shop At Garden Plant Nursery The tree is the perfect shade tree for any yard. With its great height, long flowing branches and dense foliage it provides a great shade area for sitting beneath during hot summer months. It can easily grow anywhere in the yard, but absolutely loves water. Placing one next to a river, creek, or a pond may not only aid in its growth rate, but enhances the yard with a magical feel. Planting them in areas of the yard where you have water issues, such as low spots that tend to puddle, is a perfect solution to the problem at hand. They can be grown individually or in groves for an even more dramatic effect. The weeping willow is one of the most recognizable of trees. With its sweeping branches and weeping canopy the tree is a favorite to people who desire a majestic and whimsical feel to their property or a focal point of beauty. It is a favorite among children for climbing and hiding within its dense canopy and dropping branches.

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Sweet Bay Magnolia

Sweet Bay Magnolia

 Sweet Bay Magnolia Tree is elegantly shaped and will grow to a height of up to 20 feet and a spread of between 10 and 20 feet when it reaches full maturity. This particular tree grows at a steady rate of between 13 and 24 inches per year. It thrives in the months of May through June. Most of these trees are multi-stemmed specimens. However, there are some single-trunk types out there. The Tree Has Stunning White Blooms When it blooms, this glistening tree unveils lustrous, dark leaves with a top, silvery look. These frosted leaves will grow to a length between three and five inches. In late spring to early summer, creamy white flowers will develop. These are about two to three inches in diameter and let off a lemon scent. This highly fragrant tree is the perfect choice for a patio or backyard where you can enjoy the aroma it releases. It Has Unique Bark Native to the eastern United States, it will have smooth, green bark when it's young and mature to have dark gray bark. This deciduous tree will develop aggregate fruit. This fruit will be pickle-shaped and about two inches long. The fruit will start out green, turn to light pink, then to a bright scarlet red when it's fully matured. This fruit will naturally split open to showcase its bright red seeds. This will attract a plethora of eye-catching wildlife, including quail, gray squirrels, turkey, blue jays, vireos, towhees, Northern flickers, and other songbirds. During the fall season, this compact tree's leaves will turn from a dark green to a breath-taking yellowish-brown tone to set the autumn mood. Get Your Sweet Bay Magnolia At Garden Plant Nursery Part of the Magnoliaceae plant family, Sweet Bay Magnolia Tree is a adorable tree can be referred to as a Southern Sweetbay, Swampbay, White Bay, White Laural, Swamp Laurel, Beaver Tree. This long-living and fast-growing tree supports an upright growth habit that demands respect. Its picturesque horizontal branches are highly adaptable to different growing conditions and can bring a necessary backdrop of luscious green intermingled with white blossoms to any landscaping design.

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Sassafras Tree

Sassafras Tree

The sassafras tree is highly prized for its aromatic foliage. Found throughout most of Eastern the United States, the sassafras tree grows well in Hardiness Zones 4 through 9. They are very hardy and easy to grow. Sassafras Tree Is Stunning In Landscapes It can be planted in dense thickets to produce brilliant foliage displays in fall, or it can be planted alone as a shade or ornamental tree. When used in landscaping, seedlings and very young trees are preferred for transplanting, as older trees are generally difficult to transplant successfully. The tree's seeds are also suitable for germination. Seeds are collected in the autumn and planted the following spring. It is a medium-fast grower, with most trees adding anywhere from 13 to 24 inches to their height each year. At maturity, sassafras reaches anywhere from 30 to 60 feet high and has a canopy that reaches 25 to 40 feet wide. The Tree Likes Shade And Sun They thrive in areas with at least four hours of direct sunlight each day but also tolerate partial shade. This tree prefers soil with a low pH but can live in a wide variety of soil types, including wet, acidic, and loamy soils. They are tallest when they are grown in well-drained, loamy soil or well-drained sandy soil. Sassafras is moderately drought tolerant and can withstand some exposure to salt. Its Foliage Turns Bright Orange In The Fall Sassafras Tree has three types of leaves on its branches. A mitten shaped leaf, a three-lobed leaf and a simple oval-shaped leaf. The leaves transform into brilliant orange, purple, red, and yellow foliage in autumn. The fruit is a 1/2-inch purple berry that appears in autumn, and both male and female trees produce fragrant yellow blooms. The bark of the tree is reddish brown and furrowed, and at maturity, the tree has a rounded shape with thin branches. Check Out Out Collections At Garden Plant Nursery

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