Oklahoma 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.
The Sooner State enjoys a continental climate, as do all of the Great Plains. The temperature in the southern and eastern regions is influenced by the warm, moist air that moves northward from the Gulf of Mexico. These areas experience more humidity, cloudiness, and rain than the southern areas. Oklahoma summers are long and hot and winters are shorter and milder than in the northern Plains. Climate will be a major consideration when you are selecting fast-growing trees for your Oklahoma residential landscape. Whether you call the Green Country, Southeastern Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, South Central Oklahoma, Southwest Oklahoma, and Northwest Oklahoma your home, we have the trees for you.
The Best Trees for Planting in Oklahoma
If you live in the cooler mountain regions of Oklahoma where the growing season is shorter and the summer temperatures are mild, the robust Norway Spruce and the golden Quaking Aspen are perfectly suited to your climate. For more temperate 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 Oklahoma’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 Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State tree is the Redbud. This is a small, deciduous tree that blossoms early before other trees have even begun to sprout their leaves. Its cascades of tiny pink flowers brighten landscapes throughout the Sooner State.
The official Oklahoma state soil is the Port. This dark brown loam was first designated as a state soil in 1987 and is found in 33 of the 77 counties throughout the sates, covering a total of around a million acres.
Oklahoma is home to eight mountain ranges and some of the most stunning scenery and rugged landscapes in the United States. The Sooner 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 Oklahoma you call home, from Boise City to Idabel, from Jay to Fredrick, our expert horticulturists at Fast Growing Trees Nursery can help you select trees that will suit your needs and are easy to maintain.