Idaho homeowners are often on the lookout for fast-growing trees to provide color and shade to their gardens. Shrubs, fruit trees and evergreens are also popular. Here at the Faster Growing Trees Nursery, we have a wide selection of trees that we can help you match to your environment and hardiness zone.
Idaho enjoys a diverse climate, which is influenced by the Pacific weather trends. As a rule, the state’s northern regions have more rainfall than the south and cooler temperatures. Idaho’s growing season ranges from 200 days in Lewiston to much shorter in higher altitudes. The Gem state does not experience hurricanes and tornados are very rare, so planting trees around your home is not a problem. Climate will be a major consideration when you are selecting fast-growing trees for your Idaho residential landscape. Whether you call the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Plateau or the Basin and Ridge Region your home, we have the trees for you,
The Best Trees for Planting in Idaho
If you live in the colder mountain regions of Idaho where the growing season in short and the summer temperatures are mild, the robust Norway Spruce and the golden Quaking Aspen are perfectly suited to your climate. For the milder areas, the juicy American Cranberry and the graceful Lombardy Polar will feel right at home.
When you want to add a splash of color to your garden, consider our Autumn Blaze or October Glory Maples. These trees will set your landscape aglow in fall with their crimson foliage and can withstand the colder mountain climes. Other colorful, hardy favorites are Gingko, Forsythia, and Burning Bush.
If you live in Idaho’s warmer hardiness zones, you can create your own personal orchard with our Key Lime trees, Bartlett Pear, Santa Rosa Plum, and Navel Oranges. The juicy North Star Cherries are also perfect for colder climates.
Perhaps you want to increase the privacy of your property if so, consider planting a row of Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast-growing, feathery evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary with their year-round dark green color while adding a sense of security.
A Large Variety of Trees for Idaho
The Idaho State tree is the Western White Pine. This is a straight, evergreen conifer that grows up to 180 feet tall and around 4 feet in diameter. It has raised branches near the crown and is usually free of branches for the lower half of its length.
Threebear is designated as Idaho’s state soil. This silty soil contains volcanic ash and drains moderately well. Threebear is mainly used for the production of timber such as Western White Pine, Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, and Western Larch.
Idaho is home to some of the most stunning scenery and rugged landscapes in the United States. With 80 recognized mountain ranges, the Gem state enjoys a wide range of trees and shrubs. You can enhance your beautiful mountain landscape with a mixture of resilient shade and flowering trees that grow well in your specific region. Whichever part of Idaho you call home, from Sandpoint to Montpelier or Nampa to Blackfoot, our expert horticulturists at Fast Growing Trees Nursery can help you select trees that will suit your needs and are easy to maintain.