If you are looking to add some shade or privacy to your property as soon as possible, it is wise to choose some landscaping trees that grow fast. In fact, there are several types of trees that will grow as much as 3 to 4 feet every year! Continue reading to review the top 3 recommended evergreen trees to choose for fast-growth and beautiful blooms here in Indiana.
Slow, But Worth It
Trees are a great asset for privacy, energy efficiency, and appeal. Whether you are installing a backyard swimming pool, or simply desire more shade on your property, evergreen trees are a great choice for all landscapes. And although evergreens are not fast growers, there are certain species that tend to have quicker growth rates than others. So if you want more height and canopy width on your property, these are the species you want to focus on when planning your landscaping design.
Here are 3 recommended fast-growing evergreen trees compatible with Indiana hardiness zones:
Arborvitae trees, or Thuja occidentalis, happen to be the recommendation of virtually every arborist or landscaper due to their fast growth rates and predictable pyramidal shapes. They grow very tall and wide, up to 15 feet in height and 4 feet in width. They also maintain a bright green foliage all year long. Best of all, arborvitae trees are aesthetically versatile. You can trim them down into hedges or let them grow long and tall.
❷ Blue Arrow Juniper
Blue Arrow juniper trees, or Juniperus scopulorum, are great options for homeowners who want a low-maintenance landscape. Not only are they more resistant to pest infestations and disease, they also tolerate the changing seasonal temperatures well. Furthermore, they are fast growers compared to other evergreens. Most species can grow up to 12 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide, and display a beautiful powdery blue foliage.
❸ Japanese Cedar
Japanese cedar trees, or Cryptomeria japonica, are quite stunning with their tiered, horizontal branches, pyramidal shapes, and year-round green foliage. Perhaps this is why they are the national tree of Japan! They also have quick growth rates, and can grow as tall as 50 feet. Even shorter species, such as the Black Dragon, can grow a dense, 12 foot wall of foliage.