Fastest-Growing Trees

1 Thuja Green Giant

1726 reviews
Thuja Green Giant
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'
Growth Per Year: 3-5 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
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2 Weeping Willow

458 reviews
Weeping Willow
Botanical Name: Salix babylonica
Growth Per Year: 4-8 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-30 ft.
Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
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3 Leyland Cypress Tree

428 reviews
Leyland Cypress Tree
Botanical Name: Cupressus
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
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4 Autumn Blaze® Red Maple Tree

655 reviews
Autumn Blaze® Red Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer x freemanii ‘Jeffersred’
Growth Per Year: 3-5 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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5 Red Sunset® Maple Tree

109 reviews
Red Sunset® Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset
Growth Per Year: 2-3 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 10-12 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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6 Tulip Poplar

196 reviews
Tulip Poplar
Botanical Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Growth Per Year: Up to 6 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 10-15 ft.
Mature Height: 70 ft.
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7 Graceful Bamboo

Graceful Bamboo
Botanical Name: Bambusa textilis gracilis
Mature Height: 20-25 ft.
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8 Lombardy Poplar Tree

35 reviews
Lombardy Poplar Tree
Botanical Name: Populus nigra
Growth Per Year: 8-10 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 30-40 ft.
Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
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9 Royal Empress Tree

383 reviews
Royal Empress Tree
Botanical Name: Paulownia elongata
Growth Per Year: Up to 10 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 20-30 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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10 Green Rocket Leyland Cypress

4 reviews
Green Rocket Leyland Cypress
Botanical Name: Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Green Rocket'
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Mature Height: 25-35 ft.
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11 Superior Hybrid Poplar Tree

234 reviews
Superior Hybrid Poplar Tree
Botanical Name: Populus deltoids x Polulus nigra
Growth Per Year: 8-10 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 30-40 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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12 Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae

69 reviews
Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 12-15 ft.
Mature Height: 25-30 ft.
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13 Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

228 reviews
Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta
Growth Per Year: 2-3 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 10-12 ft.
Mature Height: 60-80 ft.
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14 Baby Giant Arborvitae Tree

58 reviews
Baby Giant Arborvitae Tree
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata x standishii PPAF 61830744 ‘Virginian™’
Growth Per Year: 2 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 8-10 ft.
Mature Height: 14 ft.
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15 American Red Maple Tree

127 reviews
American Red Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
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16 Cleveland Pear Tree

101 reviews
Cleveland Pear Tree
Botanical Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
Growth Per Year: Up to 4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 30-40 ft.
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17 Sugar Maple Tree

65 reviews
Sugar Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Growth Per Year: 2 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 8-10 ft.
Mature Height: 55-75 ft.
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18 Quaking Aspen Tree

55 reviews
Quaking Aspen Tree
Botanical Name: Populus tremuloides
Growth Per Year: Up to 5 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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19 Willow Hybrid Tree

251 reviews
Willow Hybrid Tree
Botanical Name: Salix x matsudana x alba
Growth Per Year: 10-12 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 25-40 ft.
Mature Height: 35-45 ft. in Rows; 50-75 ft. Alone
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20 Dura Heat® River Birch

70 reviews
Dura Heat® River Birch
Botanical Name: Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
Growth Per Year: 2-3 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 30-40 Ft.
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21 October Glory Red Maple Tree

151 reviews
October Glory Red Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
Growth Per Year: 3-5 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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22 Silver Maple Tree

38 reviews
Silver Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer saccharinum
Growth Per Year: 1-2 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 8-10 ft.
Mature Height: 50-80 ft.
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23 Heritage® River Birch

66 reviews
Heritage® River Birch
Botanical Name: Betula nigra 'Cully'
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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24 Celebration Maple Tree

23 reviews
Celebration Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer x freemanii 'Celzam'
Growth Per Year: 2-3 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 10-12 ft.
Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
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25 Armstrong Gold® Maple

3 reviews
Armstrong Gold® Maple
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'JFS-KW78' PP25301
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 40 ft.
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26 Edible Bamboo Plant

13 reviews
Edible Bamboo Plant
Botanical Name: Dendrocalamus strictus
Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
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27 Redpointe® Maple

2 reviews
Redpointe® Maple
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.' PP16769
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 45 ft.
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28 Rufa Bamboo Plant

1 review
Rufa Bamboo Plant
Botanical Name: Fargesia rufa
Mature Height: 6-10 ft.
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29 Mexican Fan Palm Tree

45 reviews
Mexican Fan Palm Tree
Botanical Name: Washingtonia robusta
Growth Per Year: 2-3 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 10-12 ft.
Mature Height: 30-50 ft at 10 years  
70-100 ft Mature
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30 Flashfire Maple Tree

1 review
Flashfire Maple Tree
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum 'JFS-Caddo2' PP23361
Growth Per Year: 3-4 ft.
Height In 3 Years: 15-20 ft.
Mature Height: 45 ft.
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Fastest Growing Trees

Whether you’re looking for the fastest growing shade trees or the fastest growing trees for privacy, we’ve got you covered. From fresh florals to dazzling autumnal vibes and year-round greenery, our Fastest Growing Trees elevate your landscape in no time.

What are the Fastest Growing Trees?

From the classic Thuja Green Giant to the blazing Autumn Red Maple, our Fastest Growing Trees offer visual interest, carefree growth, and effortless benefits...fast. So, they're aptly named and gain multiple feet of growth each year. That means you get a ready-made look in no time.

When and How to Plant Your Fast Growing Trees

Generally, you should plant the Fastest Growing Trees in early spring or fall. However, you can plant in pots to stay on the porch or move indoors nearly any time of year!

Specific planting directions for each pick will depend on the variety you choose, but first, ensure you're buying for proper growing zones. Other than that, the most important factors for your Fastest Growing Trees are sunlight and watering needs.

From there, the actual planting process is simple. Find an area with the proper sunlight and well-drained soil. Then, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your tree’s root ball (with some room to grow), place your tree and backfill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle your plant’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.