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Clearing the Air on Hybrids, GMOs and Our Commitment to Quality

As a small part of a global discussion, we want to set the record straight about what we do at Fast Growing Trees as it relates to hybrid plants, GMOs and ethical, sustainability—a very hot topic that can be confusing, and thus all the more deserving of a clear and accurate explanation. The last several […]


Dogwood Trees: History, Facts, and Growing Tips

Spring is in full swing! You know that saying, April showers bring May flowers! Well amidst our April showers there are early spring bloomers. Like Redbuds, the Jane Magnolia, and Cherry Blossom trees are looking and smelling great for example. There is one tree variety with large fragrant blooms that’s stealing the show. Dogwood Trees have […]


Sweet Cherries: Secrets to growing tons of Fruit

Temperatures are warming up, and we’re starting to see beautiful blooming flowers. Cherry trees have large prized blooms. They’re large and their colors range from white as cotton to dark pink. Flowering cherry trees are so beautiful that people will get them just for their ornamental value! However, fruiting cherry trees have beautiful flowers as […]


Privacy Trees: These 4 Grow the Fastest

As it warms up and the days seem to grow longer people start to spend more time outside. They don’t have to hide from the winter cold or early sunsets anymore! Once people return to their yards it’s a time of planning. Do they need to replace their grills, or patio furniture? Will they have […]


Why Aren’t You Growing These Super Fruits?

It’s a simple question really! We love these two easy to grow fruit trees, with amazing health benefits that can easily be grown in containers. These low maintenance fruit trees can almost be planted and forgotten, until they amaze you with beautiful flowers and an abundance of fruit. So, what are these plants exactly? What […]


Magnolia Trees: Facts and Care

Magnolias are the state flowers for two states, Louisiana and Mississippi. There’s only 50 states, but there are tons of different flowers! Needless to say, magnolia flowers and the trees they grow on must be pretty spectacular. They’re tough fragrant trees with elegant beauty. Magnolia blooms release their sweet floral lemony scent for almost half […]


Crape Myrtles: How to Prune, not Murder

The time change is upon us, meaning it’s time to spring forward! While we’re getting used to the time change, temperatures are starting to break and plants are getting used to more afternoon light and warmer temperatures. Spring is literally around the corner, so it’s a good time to consider pruning your plants before they break dormancy. […]


Meyer Lemon Trees: 7 Secrets for Loads of Fruit

The Meyer Lemon Tree is a fun tree that always seems to be blooming or fruiting. Many Meyer Lemon trees are blooming now, bringing beautiful flowers and a wonderful fresh citrus scent to many homes. What’s a better way to prepare for spring cleaning than with an all-natural lemon scent? These low maintenance trees don’t […]


Willow Hybrids: A Quick Care Guide

Buckle up. As of today there are 23 days until spring. A few of you might have warmer temperatures, like in Florida….or…only Florida. A lot of you may see a little bit more of snow and ice this year. However, we won’t let the cold suppress our gardening and landscaping spirits will we?! There’s an amazing tree […]


Washington’s History with Fruiting and Flowering Cherry Trees

With Presidents’ day just passing us by and George Washington’s birthday coming up, it’s a good time to think about a little presidential history. I’m sure everyone can remember their elementary school teachings about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree. Let’s refresh your memory a little In case you’ve forgotten. As the story goes, […]