Fast Growers

Many varieties of trees are considered fast growers here in our region, where winters are short and trees tend to grow nearly all year round. Fast growing trees bring cooling shade sooner and provide privacy earlier as well. Of the varieties that perform well in our area, these are the best choices when a high growth rate is desired.

Types of Fast Growers

Shumard Red Oak

Shumard Red Oak

Quercus shumardii

This is a hardy tree that can survive cold winters, will make a dramatic fall statement and bring much needed shade in the summer!

Live Oak

Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

Live Oaks are stately trees that provide lots of shade and beauty! We love to plant them in rows as a privacy screen or as a standalone specimen.

Bur Oak

Bur Oak

Quercus macrocapra

Clean, low maintenance tree. Big Bur Oaks are great for blocking unwanted views, providing lots of shade and helping to add privacy to your home.

Red Maple

Red Maple

Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Blaze’

This fast growing shade provider establishes a large presence on any landscape and is especially stunning when it turns a bright red color in fall!

Sissoo

Sissoo

Dalbergia sissoo

Closely resembling an Aspen, we love to plant these large shade providers as a luxurious oasis alternative to ash and cottonwood trees.

Tipu

Tipu

Tipuana tipu

Loved by many and one the best shade trees you can plant on your property. Colorful, Tipu Tree's provide great shade and year-round beauty.

Camphor Tree

Camphor Tree

Cinnamomum camphora

Fast growing large evergreen tree with lush, dense, green foliage. This clean, low-maintenance tree is great for adding year-round privacy.

Carrotwood

Carrotwood

Cupaniopsis anacardioides

An attractive ornamental or street tree that can also be used as a privacy screen. Carrotwood is a picturesque evergreen that provides a good amount of shade.

Chinese Pistache

Chinese Pistache

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache trees grow to a small-medium size quickly, and they are an excellent tree for providing plenty of shade to any size landscape!

Monterrey Oak Tree

Monterrey Oak Tree

Quercus polymorpha

These extremely drought tolerant trees can adapt to many soil types and retain their leaves almost all year long. Large canopy produces plenty of shade!

Fan Tex Ash

Fan Tex Ash

Fraxinus velutina 'Fan Tex'

An incredible shade tree that you will want to have in your yard during those hot summer days in Texas!

Bonita Ash

Bonita Ash

Fraxinus velutina ‘Bonita’

A fantastic shade provider that loves to grow in our climate. Dense green-colored foliage turns to a brilliant yellow color in the fall.

Raywood Ash

Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’

Raywood Ash can grow to be a large-sized deciduous tree with lustrous deep-green foliage and a round-headed form that casts a perfect amount of summer shade.

Modesto Ash

Modesto Ash

Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto'

This Fraxinus velutina cultivar puts on an eye-catching show of golden-yellow color that lights up any landscape in fall! Excellent shade tree for medium to larger sized yards.

Japanese Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova

Zelkova serrata

One of the best large shade trees with a vase shape, fast growth rate, and stately appearance. Beautiful red autumn foilage.

Arizona Sycamore

Arizona Sycamore

Platanus wrightii

Large, velvet-like leaves turn from green to golden-brown in the fall, Arizona Sycamore can brighten up any landscape. Great as a lawn tree, shade tree and park-style tree.

Bald Cypress

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

The classic Southern shade tree, noted for its spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight and providing dense shade where you need it most!

River Birch

River Birch

Betula nigra

One of the most popular landscape trees for designers and homeowners because it can tolerate just about any soil condition. Voted tree of the year in 2002.

Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda trees are elegant, beautiful trees noted for their tubular, lavender-blue flowers that bloom in spring, adding a splash of color to any landscape!

Flowering Pear

Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana

This bright green tree features a cascade of snow white flowers in early spring. This tree functions very well as a small to medium size shade tree. Brilliant red fall foliage is also a plus!

Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

Eastern Cottonwood is well suited for pastures or as a windbreak on larger properties. We like to plant them as a showy, fast-growing shade tree too.

Australian Bottle Tree

Australian Bottle Tree

Brachychiton populneus

A low-maintenance, evergreen shade tree with a narrow, upright form and a distinctive canopy shape. Idea as a privacy screen and lined up to create an effective windbreak.

Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Provides a thick canopy of shade during the summer with a splash of color! Unique pink blooms highlight throughout most of late spring to early summer.

Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel

Laurus nobilis

A must-have in any Chef’s garden. Can be clipped for topiary form or used as a natural hedge. Produces a tight green canopy for some shady relief.

Chinese Flame Tree

Chinese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Chinese Flame trees are easy to grow and put on a colorful show. A perfect addition as a shade tree or as a street tree for curbside appeal.

Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Known for its neat habit and well-behaved root system. Great for planting in narrow parkways and near patios. Rare yellow blossoms in late spring and summer.

Chinquapin Oak

Chinquapin Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii

Chinquapin Oak trees adapt to many soil conditions and are low-maintenance. Long-lived medium to large tree desirable as a street or shade tree for larger areas.

Loblolly Pine

Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

Loblolly Pine grow fast so that they are an ideal tree for use as quick privacy screen solution or to provide shade. A majestic pine for any landscape.

​Bloodgood Japanese Maple

​Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood Japanese Maple is slender and airy, so we like to plant them as a show-stopping small lawn tree, and they are also perfect for patios and entryways.

Chinese Elm 'True Green'

Chinese Elm 'True Green'

Ulmus parvifolia 'True Green'

A large, stately tree with a quickly spreading canopy that provides maximum shade at an early age! Deep, dark green foliage and very easy to care for.

Chilean Mesquite

Chilean Mesquite

Prosopis chilenis

One of the best trees for light filtered shade! Durable trees that are an excellent choice next to patios, porches and pathways.

Red Push Pistache

Red Push Pistache

Pistacia x 'Red Push'

The Red Push Pistache tree is a beautiful medium-sized tree that can improve any landscape with foliage that transforms from dark green to red, orange, and yellow tones!

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