9 Fastest Growing Trees

9 Fastest growing treesWhen you plant fast growing trees, you might want to do a little research and see if the specific tree you plant will have strong enough roots for the amount of wind you have. You might find that it does or doesn’t do well where you live.

1. Empress Tree. It grows 10-15 feet per year. It’s mature height is 40-50 ft. It’s a rare tree with flowering blooms, and is good timber.

2. Willow Tree. It grows 6-12 feet per year. It’s mature height is 35-75 ft. (depending on the type of willow it is. There are a ton of varieties) They are usually planted in rows for privacy. This would be a great natural fence.

3. Lombardy Poplar. It grows 8-10 feet per year. It’s mature height is 40-60 ft. This has a unique look to it, and is also planted in rows for privacy. (there are multiple varieties of this tree too, that grow about the same rate)

4. Eucalyptus tree. It grows 6-8 per year. It’s mature height is 40 ft. It has a fragrant smell all year.

5. American Sycamore. It grows about 6 feet per year. It’s mature height is 70 ft. The winter fruit resembles Christmas ornaments.

6. Quaking Aspen. They grow about 5 feet per year. They’re mature height is 40-50 ft. This is the most widely distributed tree in north America. It does drop sap, and also produces a lot of shoot offs.

7. Muskogee Crape Myrtle. It grows 4-5 feet per year. It’s mature height is 15-25 ft. It has lavender blooms for 120 days of the year. There are other types of Myrtle trees, with different colors of blooms, that are very adaptable.

8. October Maple. It grows 3-5 feet per year. It’s mature height is 40-50 ft. It’s bred for it’s bright red colors in the fall. There are a lot of different varieties of Maples. They all have unique qualities.

9. Autumn Purple Ash. It grows 3-5 feet per year. It’s mature height is 15-20 ft. It grows into a big round shape, and has a broad spectrum of colors in the fall.

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