Iowans, who live in the Hawkeye State, are usually looking for fast growing shade trees to cast some cooling shade on their residential landscapes. Planting trees in Iowa will definitely depend on where you live – the Young Drift Plains, Driftless Area or The Dissected Till Plains – and the benefits you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Iowa
We know you want fast growing trees that hardy even in the colder regions, such as robust Hybrid Poplar, the graceful Weeping Willow of the golden Quaking Aspen. Other favorites include the easy to maintain Norway Spruce and the Gingko.
If you’re considering planting a row of evergreens, try our Thuja Giant or Leyland Cypress. The both grow quickly to form a uniform, living green wall. Unlike other trees that fall prone to almost any disease, these evergreens are adaptable and easy to grow. When looking for a fast growing privacy tree, check out our Willow hybrid that grows up to 6 ft. a year!
You may want to enhance your residential landscape with colorful flowering trees like the fragrant Royal Empress, which grows well in Iowa and gives you the benefits of a spring flowering tree that is large enough to also be a shade tree. Some of the best trees for Iowa landscapes can be found right here at Fast Growing Trees Nursery.
Fruit tree lovers will enjoy our Key Lime trees, Bartlett Pear, Santa Rosa Plum and Navel Oranges. The juicy North Star Cherries are also perfect for colder climates.
A Large Variety of Trees for Iowa
The Iowa state tree is the Northern Red Oak. This medium to large tree has a short trunk with a round crown with 5 inch long, lobed leaves. It can grow up to 60-75 feet.