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Plants perfect for Utah
Utah 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 Rocky Mountains, the Basin and Ridge Region or the Colorado Plateau, we can fix you up with trees and shrubs to suit your needs.
The Beehive State enjoys a climate typical to any arid region with a relatively high altitude. The majority of the state is desert due to the rain shadow affect and inland location of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Desert regions have high summer temperatures and the mountain regions are obviously cooler. These are important considerations to bear in mind when you are considering trees and shrubs to plants in your Utah residential landscape.
The Best Trees for Planting in Utah
The Royal Empress tree is practically indestructible and is a great match even for Utah’s coldest climate zones. Other hardy, fast growing trees include the popular American Sycamore which grows up to six feet each year and the adaptable River Birch.
When you want to add a daring splash of color, 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 or add a wind breaker, if so, consider planting a row of Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast growing, feathery 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 Utah
Wherever you live from Logan to Lake Powel, Salt Lake to Bryce Canyon, or Vernal to St. George, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery.
Utah’s state tree is the Blue Spruce. This tree has long green-blue needles and 2-4 inch-long, light brown cones. The Blue Spruce reaches heights of 25-98 feet. It has many cultivars that are grown for Christmas trees and ornamental trees.
Utah’s state soil is the Mivida. This red, fine, sandy loam covers more than 200,000 acres throughout the state of Utah. It is used mostly for irrigated crop land, and wild life. It is also suitable for growing trees and shrubs. If you find your Utah soil unsuitable. It can easily be amended by adding organic matter such as compost, and a good fertilizer.
Utah natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Constitution 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 a breeze.