New Jersey homeowners who want to enhance their residential landscape with fast-growing shade trees and shrubs should look no further than the Fast Growing Tree Nursery. Whether you live in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont, the New England Upland or the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, we can fix you up with trees and shrubs to suit your needs.
The Best Trees for Planting in New Jersey
The Garden State enjoys a moderate climate with chilly winters and warm, humid summers. The northwestern hills experience colder winter and slightly milder summer temperatures than the state’s other regions. The average January temperature throughout the state is 37 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature in July is 73 degrees. This puts the state in plant hardiness zones 6 and 7. This is an important factor to consider when you are choosing trees and shrubs. Here at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery, we have a range of trees that are perfectly acclimatized to these zones.
We know you want fast-growing trees that hardy, and are perhaps even native to the Old Garden State, such as the White Dogwood. For shade from that NJ summer sun, we suggest the American Beech, American Elm, or one of our many Maples.
If you’re looking to plant a row of evergreens, try our American Holly, another tree that is at home in New Jersey, or the Thuja Giant or Leyland Cypress. They all grow quickly to form a uniform, living green wall. Unlike other trees that fall prone to almost any disease, these evergreens are adaptable and easy to grow.
The best feature of your Garden State landscape just might be flowering trees like the Kwanzan flowering cherry tree. This tree grows well in NJ and offers you a spring-flowering tree that is large enough to also be a shade tree. Some of the best trees for your landscape will be found at Fast Growing Trees Nursery.
New Jersey’s state tree is the Northern Red Oak. Also known as the Champion Oak, this tree grows straight and tall and in full maturity reaches heights of 90 feet. In exceptional circumstances, it may even reach 140 feet. It has a narrow-topped head and thrives in many soil types.
The New Jersey State soil is the Downer series. It was designated in 1960. This sandy loam is used mainly for woodland. In some areas, it is used for growing vegetables and fruit, though it needs to be irrigated. This soil type is dominant in the 11 southern counties of the Garden State. You can easily improve the quality of your soil by adding fertilizer and organic matter.
New Jersey's natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Garden State. Choosing trees that can adapt to your climate zone and soil types will make your landscape thrive and it will be easier to care for.