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Nebraska Trees

Nebraskans just love living in the Cornhusker State, and they are often looking for fast growing trees that will quickly provide them dense shade during the summertime or evergreens to provide security and protection. Which trees you choose to plant in Nebraska will depend on where you live - the Dissected Till Plains or the Great Plains  - and the benefits you expect from the tree.

The Best Trees for Planting in Nebraska

Good considerations for tree choices in NE will always include species that are highly adaptable to the unique climate of the varied Nebraska hardiness zones; trees that can thrive in zone 4 in the northern regions of the state and zone 5 in Nebraska’s southern regions.

When you want fast growing trees that are hardy enough to withstand the Cornhusker State’s colder climes, come to the Fast Growing Tree Nursery. We have a broad selection of trees that are acclimatized to zones 4 and 5. The towering Lombardy Poplar is just one example. This tree grows up to 6 feet each year and makes a great windbreaker. Juniper ‘Wichita Blue,’ with its year-round blue-gray color thrives in colder temperatures and is still a vigorous grower. You can even grow fruit trees in Nebraska. Believe it or not, another cold weather favorite is the Nules Clementine. This popular orange has juicy fruit and fragrant leaves and it’s small enough to grow on your patio.  

Why not add security and protection form the wind with a living screen, plant a row of our Thuja Giant or Leyland Cypress evergreens. They both grow quickly to form a uniform, living green wall. They are easy to grow and disease resistant. For smaller but equally effective boundary screens, consider non-invasive Black Bamboo or the variegated Soft Touch Holly.

A Large Variety of Trees for Nebraska

Wherever you live, from Scotsbluff to Omaha or Valentine to Alma, at Fast Growing Trees Nursery we have the trees for your hardiness zone. Our wide selection of trees for the Cornhusker State is sure to provide some unique solutions for your individual landscaping needs.

The Nebraska state tree is the Cottonwood. This tree has a thick, gray bark and grows between 40 and 80 feet tall. Cottonwoods prefer wet soil, so they are only seen growing along rivers, lakes and irrigation ditches.

The official state soil of Nebraska is Holdrege, which covers around 1 million acres throughout south-central Nebraska. This soil is mostly used for pasture and small grain crops. Holdrege is a well drained, brown, silt loam. It is suitable for growing trees.

Breathtaking Nebraska landscapes are usually a mixture of different types of hardy shade trees and flowering trees that grow well in cooler temperatures. These are complimented by evergreens and hardy fruit trees. Trees that adapt to the soil type in your specific region of Nebraska are always make the best choices for a landscape that pleases the eye and is easy to care for.