Residents of Washington D.C. come to us at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery when they are looking for shade trees that will thrive in their region and grow at a rapid pace. We also provide Washingtonians with colorful, hardy shrubs, evergreens and fruit trees.
The location of your home is important wherever you live in the District. The state is situated in a humid, subtropical climate zone. Residents enjoy four distinct seasons and a combination of plant hardiness zones 7 and 8. When you’re choosing trees for your Washington D.C. garden, you will need to take into account the mild spring and fall and the colder winter temperatures with an average snowfall of 16 inches.
The Best Trees for Planting in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. is home to native trees such as White Oak, Northern Red Oak, Black Walnut and Tulip trees. With this in mind, we recommend that our District gardeners opt for native shrubs and trees or similar ones that will thrive in the varied temperatures and
Our Tulip and Hybrid Poplars are two of the fastest growing trees you can find and both are native to the D.C. region. They will be able enjoy the temperate seasons and can withstand the colder winter months. They will soon become well established and you’ll feel as though they’ve always been part of your landscape.
Our range of District-friendly shrubs will add a blaze of color to your garden, check out our variety of azaleas. These repeat-blooming shrubs will create a colorful border or centerpiece in your garden. These plants offer the maximum beauty with the minimum upkeep.
Gardeners who enjoy the color and joy of growing fruit will appreciate our selection of apple trees; choose from Gala, Granny Smith and Red Fuji. If it’s citrus fruit you’re after, we have Nules Clementine, Meyer Orange and Key Lime. We can also help you add Bing Cherries and Red Haven Peaches to your home orchard.
When you need privacy and security around your home, but at the same time you want to combine it with beauty, opt for our fast growing evergreens. Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens grow quickly to form a living wall that will enhance your property’s boundary. All the tree choices you need for your D.C landscape can be found at Fast Growing Trees Nursery.
A Large Variety of Trees for Washington D.C.
Wherever you live in the District – Adams Morgan, Foggy Bottom, Colony Hill, Crestwood Fort Totten or Capital Hill - we have the trees for your unique region. Our wide selection of trees for D.C. is bound to provide long lasting solutions for your landscaping needs.
The Washington D.C. tree is the Scarlet Oak. The irregular shaped tree is renowned for its fall color. It is one of District of Columbia’s most popular shade trees.
The D.C. state soil is Sunnyside. This deep, well-drained soil covers almost 700 acres throughout the state. This dark brown loam is considered to be one of the best soils for growing crops and trees. If you are not fortunate enough to have Sunnyside in your region, you may need to amend your soil to promote optimal growth.
Beautiful District of Columbia landscapes are usually a blend of different varieties of hardy shade trees, feathery evergreens as well as flowering trees and fruit. Choosing trees that are easy to establish in the D.C. soil conditions and climate will ensure that you have a landscape that is both stunning and easy to maintain.