Fast growing trees for landscaping your garden or yard

Local climates determine what kind of trees and specialty trees are used in landscaping. There is a wonderful variety of these trees where there are varying altitudes and micro climates.

When looking for fast growing trees, be sure to talk to your local tree nursery for the best species of tree that is well adapted to the local climate. We all want to have fast growing trees, not fast dying trees.

plant a palm tree

That’s why I like St. George, Utah so much. It has many micro-climates because it’s elevation varies as much as 2,000 feet. This gives the local growing area a lot of diversity within a few miles of driving.

joshua tree bush

At one point, Joshua Trees can even be found. These are very remarkable trees with their own kind of beauty.

dwarf palm tree

Dwarf fan palm trees are a family of palms that landscapers like to use. They don’t grow high enough to tip over and be dangerous like regular palm trees. Regular Palm trees grow tall, yet have very shallow roots. That makes them dangerous in high winds. That’s something to consider if you want a full sized Palm tree instead of a Dwarf Palm.

planting palm trees

Most palm trees like sandy or quick draining soil and a lot of sun. Drip systems work better than garden hoses for palm trees. When planting palms, make the hole with soft soil, especially on the bottom for root growth.

Use any fertilizers mixed with the soil. Peel away dead palm fronds and keep the tree stabilized from the wind until it has a good root system.

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