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Plants perfect for Maine
Natives of Maine are proud of their Pine Tree State residential landscapes, and they are often looking for fast growing trees that will quickly provide dense shade during the summer months. Which trees you choose to plant in your Maine garden will depend on where you live – the Coastal Lowlands, Eastern New England Uplands, or the White Mountains - and the benefits you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Maine
Good considerations for tree choices in ME will always include species that are highly adaptable to the unique climate of the three Maine climate zones – the northern interior zone which is drier and cooler than the other two, the southern interior zone; and the drier, more moderate coastal zone. At fast Growing Trees Nursery, we can help you find trees and shrubs that will easily adapt to your Maine environment.
We know you want fast growing trees that are hardy. If you live in Maine’s cooler northern regions, consider the popular Hybrid Poplar, the disease resistant Chinese Chestnut, the low maintenance Sourwood Tree or the easy to grow Sawtooth Oak.
If you’re looking for a tree that will grow quickly to provide dense shade during the warmer months, the American Beech is a winner, as are its compatriots the American Sycamore, American Elm and the Sweetbay Magnolia.
If you want to add lively color to your garden, we have a whole palate to choose from, with the vibrant reds of the Red Sunset and Profusion Crabapple, purples of the Lochinch Butterfly bush and the soft pinks of the Endless Summer Hydrangea and the
To add more shade with a living screen, plant a row of our American Holly, Thuja Giant or Leyland Cypress evergreens. They all 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 Maine
Wherever your location, from Fort Kent to Portland or Jackman to Bar Harbor, at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery, our Maine tree options provide something for every taste and climate zone throughout the state. You can count on our experts to help you find the perfect trees and shrubs for you.
Maine is not named the Pine Tree State for no reason. Its state tree is the Eastern White Pine. This majestic tree has evergreen needles between 3 and 5 inches long. It develops dark brown, cylindrical pine cones 4-5 inches in length. The White Pine can reach heights of over 100 feet.
In 1999 the Chesuncook soil series was designated as Maine state soil. It is a deep, well drained which covers more than 150,000 acres in Maine. It is a good soil for growing trees and shrubs and is considered prime farmland.
Lush Maine landscapes are usually a mixture of different types of hardy shade trees and flowering trees that grow well in the Pine Tree State, as well as evergreen and fruit trees. Trees that adapt to the soil type in your specific region of ME are always the best choice for a pleasing, low-maintenance landscape.