South Dakota Trees
South Dakota 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 south Dakota, western south Dakota or the Black Hills, we can help you find trees and shrubs that are prefect for your region.
The Mount Rushmore State enjoys a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and dry and summers are generally semi-humid and hot. The average high summer temperature is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, cooling to around 60 degrees at night. SD often experiences severely hot and dry spells in the summer months. The
USDA hardiness zones for South Dakota are 4 and 5.
The Best Trees for Planting in South Dakota
The Royal Empress tree is practically indestructible and is a great match for South Dakota’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, the adaptable River Birch, the robust Tulip Poplar 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.
A Large Variety of Trees for South Dakota
Wherever you live from Buffalo to Sioux City, or Milbank to Pine Ridge, 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.
South Dakota’s state tree is the White Spruce. This tree is a large evergreen which grows between 49 and 98 feet tall with a diameter of up to around 3 feet. It ahs thin, flaky bark and produces slender cones around 2 ½ inches long.
South Dakota’s state soil is the Houdek series; designated in 1990. This soil is a dark, gray-brown loam and covers around 600,000 of the state’s acres. Often used for crop land, this is a productive soil and trees and shrubs will thrive in it.
South Dakota natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Mount Rushmore 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.