Fastest Growing Trees For Tennessee

fastest growing trees for tennessee

Tulip Tree is a Fast Growing Tree for Tennessee

Looking for the fastest growing trees for Tennessee?  They can provide shade, color, vertical dimension, soundproofing, cooling, beauty, screening, windbreaks, boundary lines and wildlife habitats for birds, animals, and insects.

Planting the fastest growing trees also will increase your property value by at least 20% and give you the benefits you’re looking for quickly. Home buyers almost always choose a house with trees over those that don’t, all things being equal.

So What Are The Fastest Growing Trees for Tennessee?

The answer depends on factors such as: your purpose for planting the tree, soil conditions, tree location (plant the right tree in the right place), species growth and form (give trees plenty of room to grow), and know any undesirable species traits like tree roots that may grow on top of the ground.

The following trees are especially good for Tennessee and are some of our favorites.

Tip Before you plant any of the following trees, be sure you know how big and wide they will grow so that you can put them in the right place in your yard.  Your local landscape contractor can help.

Fastest Growing Trees For Tennessee

  • Autumn Blaze Maple is one of our favorites and the fastest growing maple. It’s resistant to insects and disease, has award winning foliage, and great fall color. We love it!
  • Thuja Green Giant grows 3-5 feet each year, grows tall but takes up little room, and is disease resistant.
  • Arapaho Crape Myrtle has bright red color, blooms spring to fall, very disease resistant, and grows well in tight spots.
  • Liberty Holly will give you year round privacy, is fast growing, grows almost anywhere, and is easy to maintain.
  • Tulip Poplar has gorgeous yellow fall foliage, grows up to 6 feet. a year, full yellow blooms in the spring, hard to beat for shade.
  • Lombardy Poplar grows up to 6 feet a year, easy to grow, great for windbreaks, fast growing for privacy.
  • Cryptomeria has soft feathery foliage which is great in arrangements, grows in any soil, easy to grow, and has a unique shape.
  • Kwanzan Cherry has vibrant pink blooms in spring and grows almost anywhere.
  • Autumn Cherry blooms in the spring and fall, has elegant white flowers, hugh double blooms, and is very adaptable.


More Of Our Favorite Fast Growing Trees For Tennessee:

  • Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) 50 to 70 feet in height with roughly 30 foot spread. Pyramidal in habit, heavy straight trunk, branches are distinctly horizontal. Becomes flat topped in maturity.
  • Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) Tip-Do not plant this tree near to your house. It’s roots will look for water and go towards your pipes causing problems. They are great for ponds and naturally wet areas far from septic tanks and pipes.
  • Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) 100’ when fully grown. 4.9-6.5 pH range. Blooms in spring with red flowers, brown fruit/seeds and a summer-fall fruit/seed season. Noted for fall colors. Is drought tolerant and does not like shade. Has beautiful white bark for winter interest, but big leaves that you may not want right next to a deck
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) 65’ when fully grown. 4-7.4 pH range. Blooms in early spring with red flowers, red fruit/seeds and a spring-spring fruit/seed season. Noted for fall colors.
  • River Birch (Betula nigra) 70’ when fully grown. 3-6 pH range. Good fall color
  • Sweet gum (Liquidambar Styraciflua) 100’ when fully grown. Blooms in mid spring with green flowers, brown fruit/seeds and a summer-fall fruit/seed season. Good for fall color.

These trees will grow fast if not planted too close to the house.

You may want to talk to a local nurseryman about your selection and you may want to ask him if there are any problems with these trees in your area.

Water and fertilize your tree for the first 5 years until it is well established. You will be rewarded with a great fast growing trees.

There are lots of options when you’re looking to plant one of the fastest growing trees for Tennessee and purchasing the right tree for the right spot is key. We’re glad to help anyway we can!  Contact us at 615-350-8030.

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