These 5 Fast-Growing Evergreen Trees Quickly Transform Your Landscape

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These 5 Fast-Growing Evergreen Trees Quickly Transform Your Landscape

Adding a few evergreen trees to your landscape is an easy way to guarantee color in your garden all year long. But if you’ve got a big space in your yard that you want to fill up quickly without breaking your budget on a large tree, fast-growing evergreens may be the answer. They can make an impressive impact on your landscape in just a year or two. The best time to plant these evergreen trees in your yard would be in spring or early fall (summer is too hot, and the ground’s usually frozen in winter). These five fast-growing evergreen trees are some of the best for adding color, shade, and privacy to your yard.

Care Tips for Evergreen Trees

When your trees are healthy, they’ll grow faster. Most evergreen conifers require full sun, so plant them where they can receive at least six to eight hours of direct sun a day. Newly planted trees will need regular watering during their first year, and a layer of mulch will help them maintain consistent soil moisture during dry spells. In cold climates, water evergreens thoroughly before the soil freezes in late fall or winter. Because evergreens never go completely dormant, their roots will continue to draw water to counter drying winter winds.

Don’t expect your evergreens to go through a growth spurt right away, but if you give them what they need to thrive, most of these varieties should grow by at least a foot each year. Eventually, even fast-growing evergreens will start to reach their full potential, so if you keep them in your yard for many years, you’ll notice their growth slowing down over time. If your trees reach a height that you’re happy with but keep growing, you can also prune them back each year so they don’t continue getting taller and wider.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in the USA

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
Northeast (e.g., New York, Massachusetts)Rose, Purple Lilac, Mountain LaurelSugar Maple, American Elm, White Pine
Southeast (e.g., Florida, Georgia)Orange Blossom, Cherokee Rose, Southern MagnoliaLive Oak, Spanish Moss, Saw Palmetto
Midwest (e.g., Ohio, Illinois)Carnation, Violet, Purple ConeflowerBur Oak, Prairie Grasses, Wild Bergamot
Southwest (e.g., Texas, Arizona)Bluebonnet, Saguaro Cactus Flower, Indian PaintbrushJoshua Tree, Agave, Mesquite
West (e.g., California, Washington)California Poppy, Coast Rhododendron, BitterrootGiant Sequoia, Redwood, Manzanita
Rocky Mountain (e.g., Colorado, Montana)Rocky Mountain Columbine, Bitterroot, Indian PaintbrushBlue Spruce, Aspen, Sagebrush
Great Plains (e.g., Kansas, Nebraska)Sunflower, Goldenrod, Purple ConeflowerCottonwood, Bluestem Grasses, Buffalo Grass
Pacific Northwest (e.g., Oregon, Alaska)Oregon Grape, Forget-me-not, Pacific RhododendronDouglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Ferns

This table includes the most popular flowers and plants in the USA by region, which considers a range of botanical species, including native and widely cultivated varieties.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in Australia

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
New South WalesWaratah, Bottlebrush, Flannel FlowerEucalyptus, Acacia, Banksia
VictoriaCommon Heath, Waxflower, Pink HeathMountain Ash, Silver Wattle, Victorian Blue Gum
QueenslandCooktown Orchid, Golden Penda, Umbrella Tree FlowerMoreton Bay Fig, Macadamia Nut, Queensland Bottle Tree
South AustraliaSturt's Desert Pea, Kangaroo Paw, Eucalyptus BlossomAdelaide Blue Gum, South Australian Blue Gum, Saltbush
Western AustraliaRed and Green Kangaroo Paw, Mangles Kangaroo Paw, Swan River DaisyJarrah, Marri, Karri
TasmaniaTasmanian Blue Gum, Leatherwood Flower, Tasmanian WaratahHuon Pine, Tasmanian Oak, Myrtle Beech
Northern TerritorySturt's Desert Rose, Frangipani, Desert RoseBoab, Gidgee, Spinifex
Australian Capital TerritoryRoyal Bluebell, Australian Daisy, CorreaSnow Gum, River Red Gum, Black Mountain

This table offers a basic overview of popular flowers and plants in each Australian region, focusing on a combination of state flowers, native species, and other characteristic plants. It's important to note that specific species' popularity and prevalence can vary. This table is a simplified representation. Consulting local botanical gardens or regional horticultural societies in Australia would be ideal for more detailed and accurate information.

Charlotte Gammon

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