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Plants perfect for Connecticut
Connecticut homeowners who want to enhance their residential landscape with fast growing shade trees and shrubs should look no further than the Fast Growing Tree Nursery. Whether you live in the Central Lowlands, the Eastern Highlands, the Northwest Highlands or the Coastal Lowlands, we can fix you up with trees and shrubs to suit your needs.
The Constitution State enjoys only two climate zones – 7 and 8. This means you need to choose trees that can survive the cold winter chill and the humid summer temperatures. It’s important to select trees that will easily adapt to your region’s temperature range, rainfall, light levels and soil types for them to stay healthy and develop to their true potential.
The Royal Empress tree is practically indestructible and is a great match for Connecticut’s climate. Other hardy, fast growing trees include the popular American Sycamore which grows up to six feet each year and the adaptable River Birch.
When you want to add a daring splash of color, consider our red knockout roses with their long-lasting blooms, the disease-resistant Autumn Blaze Maple, the graceful Weeping Cherry, or the Red Rocket Crape with its extended flowering season.
Perhaps you want to increase the privacy of your property, if so, consider planting a row of Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast growing, feathery evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary with their year-round dark green color, while adding a sense of security.
Wherever you live from Danbury to Norwich, Hartford to Bridgeport, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery.
The White Oak became Connecticut’s state tree because historic Royal Charter was safely hidden in the hollow trunk of one in 1687. The famous tree, which came to be known as the Charter Oak, stood in Connecticut’s Hartford until 1856. The White Oak is one of the oldest hardwoods in North America, growing up to 65–85 feet and living around 450 years.
Connecticut’s state soil is the Windsor series; an important soil for the growth of crops and shade tobacco, Windsor is comprised of brown, loamy sand in the upper layers and brown loam and sand in its middle and sub layers. Windsor soils suffer from excessive draining and is vulnerable to draught. During the dry summer months this soil will need watering.
Connecticut natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Constitution State as well as fruit trees and evergreens. Choosing trees that can adapt to your climate zone and soil types will make caring for your landscape a breeze.