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Tulip Poplar
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Tulip Poplar

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Introduction One of the Fastest Growing Flowering Trees! Great yellow color in spring and fall! Yellow tulip-like flowers Perfect focal tree for y...

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River Birch
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River Birch Tree

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Introduction Fast Growing - 3 feet Per Year! Great for uplighting! Use as a specimen tree Wind resistant Never Bareroot... All plants come rooted...

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Corkscrew Willow
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Corkscrew Willow

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Introduction There is Nothing Else Like the Corkscrew Willow! Unique and Stunning! Fast Growing! Year-Round Interest Never Bareroot... All plants...

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What are the Fastest Growing Shade Trees?

What are the Fastest Growing Shade Trees?

The American Sycamore, Weeping Willow, Lombardy Poplar, and Silver Maple can all grow over 5 feet in a single year. The Tulip Poplar and the Autumn Blaze Maple average 3 to 5 feet in a single year. The Northern Red Oak, October Glory Maple, River Birch, Red Sunset Maple, and Shumard Oak can grow about 3 feet per year.

 

How Do You Care for Shade Trees?

How Do You Care for Shade Trees?

Shade trees are generally easy to grow trees that need minimal if any maintenance once they are established. The best way to care for a shade tree is to keep it watered well for the first year, especially the first few months. Not only does this early time investment help your tree establish faster, it helps your tree’s roots grow. Deep roots mean a healthy, sturdy tree and can even help prevent those large surface roots down the road.

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What are the Best Shade Trees?

The best shade trees are no maintenance, adaptable, fast growing, and have great fall color. Maple trees, like the Autumn Blaze Maple, October Glory Maple, and Red Sunset Maple are excellent trees with phenomenal fall color. The Weeping Willow tree is an extremely fast growing shade tree that tolerates wet sites. The Shumard Oak, the Northern Red Oak, and the Willow Oak are resilient, native oak trees that require no maintenance once established and have an unsurpassed longevity.

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What are the Best Shade Trees?
What are the Most Cold Tolerant Shade Trees?

What are the Most Cold Tolerant Shade Trees?

The most cold hardy shade trees are the American Sycamore, Autumn Blaze Maple, Northern Red Oak, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Ginkgo, and Crimson King Maple. These trees are recommended for zone 3. The Weeping Willow, October Glory Maple, River BIrch, Lombardy Poplar, Corkscrew Willow, Dawn Redwood, Red Sunset Maple, Tulip Poplar, and River Birch are also cold hardy, recommended for growing zone 4.

 

What are the Most Heat Tolerant Shade Trees?

The most heat tolerant shade trees are all recommended for growing zone 9. The American Sycamore, Autumn Blaze Maple, Emperor One Japanese Maple, Weeping Willow, October Glory Maple, Red Maple, River Birch, Lombardy Poplar, Silver Maple, Shumard Oak, Willow Oak, Corkscrew Willow, Ginkgo, and the Tulip Poplar are the trees with the most heat tolerance.

What are the Most Heat Tolerant Shade Trees?

Shade Trees by Size

small shade trees

Small Shade Trees

(Up to 30 Feet)

Zones 5-9
Zones 5-8
Zones 4-8
Zones 5-9
Zones 5-9
Zones 4-8
medium shade trees

Medium Shade Trees

(30 Feet to 50 Feet)

Zones 4-8
Zones 5-9
Zones 3-9
Zones 4-9
Zones 4-8
Zones 4-9
Zones 4-9
large shade trees

Large Shade Trees

(over 50 Feet)

Zones 4-9
Zones 4-8
Zones 3-9
Zones 3-8
Zones 3-9
Zones 5-9
Zones 3-9
Zones 4-9
Zones 5-9

Want a Flowering Shade Tree option?

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For additional Shade tree options, be sure to check out our Japanese Maple and Oak Tree collections.

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