Missouri 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 Glaciated Till Plains, the Osage Plains, the Ozark Highlands, the Mississippi Lowlands or the Alluvial River Plains, we can help you find trees and shrubs that are prefect for your region.
The Show Me State enjoys a continental climate with some regional variation. In the northwest the average annual temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In the southeast regions it is ten degrees higher. Low temperatures are usually around 26 – 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation is between 40 and 45 inches. The peak tornado season is during the spring months.
The Best Trees for Planting in Missouri
The Royal Empress tree is practically indestructible and is a great match for Missouri’s climate, whichever region you live in. Other hardy, fast growing trees include the popular American Sycamore which grows up to six feet each year and the adaptable River Birch and the stately American Elm..
When you want to add a vibrant splash of color to your home landscape, 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 American Holly, Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast growing evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary with their year-round dark green color, while adding a sense of security.
The Dogwood is native to Missouri and we have a full range to choice from. You won’t be disappointed with our disease resistant Pink Dogwood, the glorious Red Dogwood, or the Show Me State’s own tree, the White Dogwood.
A Large Variety of Trees for Missouri
Wherever you live from Kirksville to Poplar Bluff, Kansas City to St. Louis or Hannibal to Joplin, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery and we’ll help you choose the trees you need to enhance your residential landscape.
Missouri’s state tree is Flowering Dogwood. This elegant tree has creamy white blooms and pale green, shiny leaves which turn scarlet in the fall. This tree reaches height of 20-30 feet at full maturity.
Missouri’s state soil is the Menfro series. It is a dark brown, silt loam and is found in more than 780,000 acres throughout the state. It is a fertile soil and good for growing trees and shrubs. If the soil in your area is sandy or compacted with clay, you can amend it by adding organic matter and fertilizer.
Missouri natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Show Me 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 rewarding and low-maintenance.