4 Fast-Growing Shade Trees

Hybrid poplar tree
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Shade trees will make it more comfortable outside of your home and will also add value to the property itself.

Visit your local garden store or nursery to identify the best kinds of shade trees for your specific area. Keep reading for some of the most common and fast-growing shade trees in the United States.

1. Empress

flowering empress tree

The most commonly used shade tree is the Empress, also known as the Princess Tree. This large, beautiful tree grows fragrant purple flowers and offers a solid block of shade.

Best of all, the Empress tree grows about 10 to 15 feet in one year and can grow up to 50 feet total.

2. Hybrid Poplar

Another very well known shade tree, the Hybrid Poplar tree, will grow somewhere from eight to 10 feet each year.

The classic full, green tree is very commonly used to increase the property value of homes. The final height is around 40 to 50 feet.

3. Weeping Willow

weeping willow tree

A unique looking tree, the Weeping Willow grows about five to 10 feet a year but fills up quite nicely. This tree will grow to be around 40 to 50 feet.

4. Eucalyptus

A classically fragrant tree, the Eucalyptus will grow around six to eight feet per year and will grow to around 40 feet.