If you’re a Floridian who’s looking for fast growing shade trees, colorful shrubs, evergreens or vibrant fruit trees to enhance the natural beauty of your residential landscape, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Fast Growing Trees Nursery we can help you select the right trees and shrubs for you climate, soil type and light levels.
The Sunshine State has its nickname for a good reason. Florida enjoys two different climate zones. The northern counties fall into zone 9, while the southern ones are in zone 10. The state as a whole enjoys hot summers with temperate winters. If you want the best from your trees and plants, we suggest that you bear in mind the temperatures, rainfall and light and soil conditions of your region when choosing them.
The Best Trees for Planting in Florida
Shade trees are a must for the Florida Summer whether you live in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the East Gulf Coastal Plain or the Florida Uplands. We recommend the simple beauty of the Windmill palm which adapts to any soil type, or the American Beech which provide dense shade.
If you’re looking for citrus trees you will love our Nules Clementine. Despite its small size, this tree soon becomes loaded with fruit each summer. It makes a colorful addition to your patio. Our fast growing Red Haven Peach has a delicious flavor and provides an abundance of fruit very quickly.
If you’d like extra privacy without the starkness of a wall or fence, check out our living walls. We offer a range of rapid growing evergreens that will lock their feathery leaves to form a beautiful screen in no time at all. Thuja Green Giant is the most popular evergreen in the United States and grows at an incredible rate of up to 5 feet per year. Another hardy screen tree is Nellie Stevens Holly. It makes a beautiful living wall that stays deep green all year round.
A Large Variety of Trees for Florida
Wherever your location – Miami, Destin, Pensacola, Tampa or Key West - at Fast Growing Tree Nursery, our Florida tree options provide something for every taste and climate zone throughout the state. Trees that adapt to the soil type in your specific region of the Sunshine State are always the best choice for and easy to care for landscape.
Florida’s state tree is the Cabbage Palmetto. This tree has fan shaped leaves that grow between four and six feet long. This tall tree can reach up to 80 feet in height.
Myakka has been Florida’s state soil since 1998. This wet, sandy soil is not found in any other state and covers 1 ½ million miles of Florida land. This fine gray soil can be amended by adding organic matter. Fertilizing your tress throughout the growing season can also help maintain their growth and health.
Sun-kissed Florida landscapes are usually a mixture of palms, shade trees and fruit trees that are well-suited to the hot climate.