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Best Shade Trees

Shade Trees cool us and our homes and even save us money by reducing air conditioning bills. With only minimal cost, they can transform a landscape by adding color, beauty, and life. Most importantly a single shade tree can turn a house into a home. These best shade trees are all low maintenance and fast growing.  

Autumn Blaze Maples are sturdy and beautiful trees. These maples are prized for their fiery fall leaves and fast growth rate. A hybrid of the Red and Silver Maples, the Autumn Blaze is a superb tree. From the Silver Maple tree, the Autumn Blaze gets its fast growth and adaptability. Its beauty, color, and attractive form come from the Red Maple. This hardy tree has a mature height of 50 feet and a width of about 40 feet. This fast growing shade tree has a growth rate up to 5 feet in one year. This maple tree is pest and disease resistant and grows in zones 3 to 8.

The October Glory Maple is another improved maple tree with excellent pest and disease resistance. These hardy shade trees can grow over 3 feet per year. The October Glory boasts vibrant red fall color and a lovely oval crown. Reaching heights of 40 to 50 feet and a spread of 25 to 30 feet wide the October Glory Maple tree is a substantial but reasonably sized tree for most yards. This red maple tree is recommended for USDA growing zones 4 to 9.

Northern Red Oaks may be the easiest shade trees to grow. It is extremely adaptable and tolerant. This large tree grows to 75 feet tall and 45 feet wide so be sure you have the space for this tree to grow. Don’t plant it right next to your home! The Northern Red Oak Tree has gorgeous red fall color, and its acorns are a treat to wildlife. This native shade tree has a long life span and is good for the environment, the air, and animals. Similarly, the Shumard Oak is a large red oak tree that provides ample shade.

The River Birch is a unique, often multi-trunk tree prized for its attractive, colorful, peeling bark. This upright landscape tree grows to heights of 40 to 50 feet and widths of 25 to 40 feet. The growth rate of the River Birch tree is about 3 feet per year. These shade trees tolerate wet soil, but are also drought tolerant once established. The adaptable River Birch is deer, pollution, wind, and ice tolerant. This tree is recommended for growing zones 4 to 9.

Ah, the Weeping Willow, what a sight to behold. This gorgeous weeping tree grows between 30 and 50 feet tall and wide at maturity and can grow as much as 8 feet per year. This fast growing shade tree is such a unique specimen with its weeping branches and petite, narrow, but dense foliage. The Weeping Willow tree is extremely adaptable and enjoys wet soil. These popular shade trees grows just about anywhere in the United States and are recommended for growing zones 3 to 9. 

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