Georgians just love living in the Peach State, though they are often looking for fast growing trees that will quickly provide them dense shade during the summertime. Which trees you choose to plant in Georgia will depend on where you live - Atlantic Coastal Plain, East Gulf Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge, Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region or the Appalachian Plateau - and the benefits you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Georgia
We know you want fast growing trees that hardy, and are perhaps even native to Georgia, consider the customer favorite; Dynamite Crape Myrtle with its stunning crimson blooms. This tree is disease and pest resistant so it will keep the Japanese Beetles at bay. Our many varieties of maple will also give seasonal color to your residential landscape.
If youíre looking for a tree that will grow quickly to provide dense shade, the American Beech is a winner, as are its compatriots the American Sycamore, American Elm and the Sweetbay Magnolia.
What would your Peach State garden be without its own peach tree? We have the delicious Red Haven Peach; a fast growing fruit tree with large Peaches and the juicy Elberta Peach. Thatís not all; we also have Bing and Black Tartarian cherries, Granny Smith and Yellow and Red Delicious apples and Bartlett and Kieffer pears.
To add more shade with a living screen, plant a row of our Thuja Giant or Leyland Cypress evergreens. They both grow quickly to form a uniform, living green wall. They are easy to grow and disease resistant. For small but equally effective boundary screens, consider non-invasive Black Bamboo or the variegated Soft Touch Holly.
A Large Variety of Trees for Georgia
The Georgia state tree is the Live Oak. This tree has leathery leaves that area 2-5 inches long. It produces black acorns sometimes reaches huge proportions; developing crowns up to 150 feet across.
Tifton is the state soil of Georgia.† It was one of the first types of soil to be recognized in the state and covers around 2 million acres. It is a rich soil comprised of loam and marine sediments. Tifton is one of the stateís most important soils for agriculture.
Gorgeous Peach State landscapes are usually a mixture of different types of hardy shade trees and flowering trees that grow well in the south. These are complimented by evergreens and fruit trees. Trees that adapt to the soil type in your specific region of Georgia are always make the best choices for a landscape that looks good and is easy to care for.