Massachusetts residents are very attached to their Old Colony State residential landscapes. They often come to us when they are looking for fast-growing trees that will provide them with cooling shade for their house and garden during the summertime.
Which trees you choose to plant in Massachusetts will depend on where you live – Coastal Lowland, Eastern New England Upland, Connecticut Valley Lowland, Western New England Upland, Berkshire Valley or Taconic Mountains - and the benefits you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Massachusetts
Good considerations for tree choices will always include species that are highly adaptable to the unique climate. Although this is quite a small state, there are climatic diversities between the eastern and western regions. The whole state experiences moderately warm summers and cold winters, but the western regions, such as the Berkshires, have more severe winters and cooler summers.
We know you want fast-growing trees that are robust and will thrive in your hardiness zone without compromising beauty, which is why we can offer the lively flowering Dogwood, the staunch Hybrid Poplar, the Summer Red Maple with its blaze of glorious color or subtle Autumn Purple Ash trees.
Why not add a burst of color to your Mass. landscape with the elegant Quaking Aspen, which can easily adapt to the colder temperatures and will add a golden hue. The Autumn Cherry with its huge spring and fall double blooms is equally well suited to hardiness zones 4 and 5.
Why not add privacy and security to your home by planting a row of fast-growing evergreens? These disease-resistant trees combine practicality with beauty to make a great windbreaker. You can choose from our Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. Within a few years, they will form a living wall that will enhance your property’s boundary.
A Large Variety of Trees for Massachusetts
Paxton is the official state soil of Massachusetts. Designated in 1991, this sandy loam covers around 400,000 acres of the 5.3 million acres in the Old Colony State. This is a dense soil with relatively moderate drainage and is good for growing trees and shrubs. For Massachusetts soil that is less viable, you can add organic matter and fertilizer to ensure that your trees reach their full potential.
Massachusetts homes are surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States with a combination of native American Elms, Northern Red Oak, Red Maple, Black Cherry, and Red Gum. Wise Massachusetts residents will choose landscape trees that adapt well to your Old Colony State-specific soil type and hardiness zones from the Fast Growing Trees Nursery.