Fast-Growing Shade Trees For Your Paradise

There's nothing better than kicking back under a beautiful shade tree in the middle of summer. Of course, with many new construction projects, you'll find that there aren't many trees around homes - and many trees take years and years in order to get large enough to enjoy. Paradise Landscaping is here to save the day! There are many shade trees that are fast growing and can be enjoyed in no time! Here are a few fast-growing shade trees that can be planted in your perfect paradise.

Willow Tree

Hybrid Poplar

This tree is not only a beautiful shade tree, but it's also fast growing! They claim a vertical growth of 5-8' per year! They work great in many hardiness zones (3-9 to be specific). They are also a cottonless tree, meaning they don't have seeds that go floating around throughout the year.

Red Oak

This tree is also known as a pin oak or Nutall oak. It is also the fastest growing oak tree! It provides beautiful, vibrant colors for your yard - along with lots of acorns.

Red Maple

If you want a tree that turns gorgeous colors in the fall, along with great shade in the summer, the red maple could be a great choice. It grows around 3 to 5 feet a year depending on the climate and care.

Nothern Catalpa

The northern catalpa is known for being a wonderful shade tree, as well as being popular because of its beautiful large flowers. When they are in bloom, they contribute both sight and scent to your perfect paradise. They do also attract bees, though, so that's something you should take into consideration.

American Sycamore

Many trees prefer to grow in open rural areas, but the American sycamore grows well in urban areas. It can grow up to six feet a year and can sometimes reach up to 70 feet in its lifetime!

Paper Birch Tree

If you want to add some nice texture and color to your yard, this tree has it. It also provides much needs shade - AND, if you wanted to tap it for molasses, that's a possibility, too. Though, you'll need several trees to make it worthwhile.

Weeping Willow

This iconic tree is as romantic as it is shady. The willow tree can grow between three and eight feet per years and normally likes to be beside the water. Of course, there are hybrids that can grow in other places, so don't worry - we can make it work in your Lake of the Ozarks landscape.

"Green Vase" Zelkova

While you may never have heard of this tree with the strange name, it's absolutely beautiful. The foliage also turns many shades of maroon in the fall as well. It prefers full sun and can be very durable, and survive in many types of soil.

Tulip Tree

This tree comes in many beautiful colors. It does great in deep and moist soil, and if taken care of will grow fast and strong.

Dawn Redwood

Do you want a tree that is SO tall is can often provide shade for second story windows? Then this tree is perfect. Besides being extremely tall, and a fast grower, this tree is also famous for its color.

Tulip Tree

Creating YOUR Perfect Paradise

If your landscape is an extension of your home, it should reflect the things that are important to you. If spending time outside is one of them - having shade trees to relax under is key. Not to mention your kids can climb them, play in them, and you can put a swing from the branches and create many memories. At Paradise Landscaping, we know how important is it to have a landscape that reflects things that are important to you - so we create custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not to mention - when fall comes around you have a lot more leaves to rake up, we also provide the best lawn maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks! Visit our website to learn more about our services.

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