Fast Growing Shade Trees

Fast Growing Skyrise

Fast Growing Skyrise

Growing at least 5 feet per year, providing almost instant shade, the Skyrise™ (Hybrid Salix) is hardy and disease resistant. Grows to 60 ft. tall and 45 ft. wide.

Buy 6-7 ft. tall plants as low as $14.00 each.

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Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple

Fast-growing maple with brilliant red fall color. Can grow 3 ft. or more per year. Grows to 50 ft. high and 40 ft. wide.

Buy 4 ft. tall container grown plants as low as $20.00 each

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Fast Growing Hybrid Poplar

Fast Growing Hybrid Poplar

This is an extremely fast growing tree with growth rates up to 8 ft. per year. It will grow to 60 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide. This is the most disease resistant and longest living of all the hybrid poplars.

Buy 6-7 ft. tall plants as low as $14.00 each

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Princeton American Elm

Princeton American Elm

A fast-growing True American Elm with superior Dutch elm disease resistance. It has a dense, vase shaped crown that will reach 60 ft. tall with a 40 ft. spread at maturity.

Buy 4 ft. tall container grown plants as low as $20.00 each.

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Cleveland Pear

Cleveland Pear

This is an excellent street tree with dense white flowering in early spring and glossy green leaves all summer. It has an attractive upright oval form and reaches a height of 30 feet and width of 20 feet.

Buy 4 ft. tall container grown plants as low as $20.00 each

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Canada Red Chokecherry

Canada Red Chokecherry

This is a small ornamental deciduous tree with an oval round growth habit. The foliage emerges as bright green turning to beautiful maroon red early summer.

Buy 4 ft. tall container grown plants as low as $20.00 each

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The right shade tree can have a big impact on your landscape. Our fast growing shade trees provide a cool spot to relax in the summer, reduce home cooling cost and increase your property value. Trees give a yard a natural and inviting look. A deciduous shade tree will provide cooling shade in the summer and then allow the suns warming rays to penetrate in the winter

There are a few factors to consider when planting the best shade tree. First, there really aren’t any bad trees, there are just trees planted in the wrong place.

  • The mature height, width and shape of a tree must be considered.
    Planting too close to buildings or under power lines is a commonly made mistake when the mature dimensions of a tree are not taken into consideration.
  • The soil type of the desired planting site should be tested.
    Is the soil well drained, moist, compacted or heavy clay? Does this particular tree tolerate the soil type to be planted in? Well drained soils allow excess water to percolate through them. Contrary to popular belief soils on slopes or hills may not be well drained if they contain heavy clay or high water tables. A simple test can be performed to determine drainage by digging a small hole 24-30 inches deep. Fill the hole to the top with water. 24 hours later refill the hole to the top with water. All of the water from the second fill must be drained out of the hole within 12-24 hours to be considered a well drained site. If any water remains in the bottom of the hole, this sight is then considered poorly drained soil.
  • Will the tree grow in your plant hardiness zone?
    Find your plant hardiness zone.

Proper selection of plant material for your site, proper site preparation, plant care and mulching are the fundamentals of a successful shade tree. View plant care guidelines.

Listed are just a few of our fastest growing shade trees. Our complete list can be found here

Autumn Blaze Maple – The Autumn Blaze Maple is one of the most requested trees in the United States. Autumn Blaze is a fast growing shade tree with 3 feet or more of new growth per year. Named Urban Tree of the Year in 2003 the Autumn Blaze is tolerant of most soils and will grow in a wide range of climates from zone 3 through 8. Fall is when the show really begins with this tree; it turns a wildly brilliant orange-red color. Every yard should have one of these trees. Autumn Blaze Maple matures to 50 feet tall by 40 feet wide and has a dense oval head and strong branching.

Skyrise Hybrid Salix - This fast growing shade tree can grow 5-6 feet per year in full sun and moist soil. Skyrise has fine, narrow leaves and a broad crown providing a thick, quick growing shade tree. Skyrise perform well in moist or even poorly drained wet sites. Skyrise matures to a height of 50 feet by 40 feet wide with a life expectancy that exceeds 40 years. This quick grower is hardy and diseases resistant.

Hybrid Poplar – This Hybrid Poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra) is a fast grower, putting on 5-8 feet of new growth per year. It is also the most disease resistant and longest lived of all the hybrid poplars, with a life expectancy that exceeds 40 years. Hybrid Poplar has glossy, green leaves with a silvery underside. The quick growing hybrid poplar will grow in a wide variety of soils and climates. It prefers moist, well drained soils in planting zones 3-8 and full sun. It matures to 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide and could provide cooling shade for your home or yard in as little as three years.

Princeton Elm - A true American Elm that is highly resistant to Dutch elm disease. This beautiful tree lines the street in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Princeton elm is a fast growing shade tree, 3-6 feet per year, has large glossy green leaves and the classic American elm vase shape. It is tolerant of almost any soil condition, including poorly drained, and matures to 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide in full sun. Grows in plant hardiness zones 3-8.

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Our fast growing Maple trees are one of many different fast growing trees for sale here at Advanced Tree Technology. Above is a list of our shade trees for sale.