Residents of the Volunteer State often look for fast-growing trees to provide shade for and color for their gardens. Planting trees in Tennessee will definitely depend on where you live – the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, the West Tennessee Plain, the West Tennessee uplands, the Highland Rim, the Central Basin, the Cumberland Plateau or the Unaka Mountains – and the benefits you expect from the tree.
The Best Trees for Planting in Tennessee
In the main, Tennessee has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively mild winters, thought the state’s varied topographic regions create a wide range of climatic conditions. The Gulf Coastal Plain, the Central Basin, and the Sequatchie Valley have the warmest summers and the longest growing season. Wise Volunteer State gardeners will bear this in mind when choosing trees and shrubs from the Fast Growing Trees Nursery.
Outstanding Tenn. tree choices will always include specimens that are highly adaptable to the unique climate of the varied regions. Do not choose before you understand the tolerance of mildew and resistance to known Tennessee pests and diseases.
We know you want fast-growing trees that hardy, and are perhaps even native to the Volunteer State such as the Live or Sawtooth Oak trees, both of which will offer dense shade in the summertime. Other trees that will easily adapt to Tennessee conditions are the Hybrid Poplar, the Royal Empress, and the River Birch; a true Tennessee native.
If you want to add some vibrant color to your Tennessee residential landscape, consider our Pink Kousa Dogwood and our range of Crape Myrtles and Maples which will soon become well established, and appear as though they have been part of your residential landscape for years.
Our range of Tennessee-friendly shrubs will also add a blaze of color to your garden, check out our range of azaleas. These repeat-blooming shrubs will create a colorful border or centerpiece in your garden. These plants offer the maximum beauty with the minimum upkeep.
If you’re looking for privacy, consider planting a row of Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast-growing evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary while adding a sense of security.
For gardeners who are looking for fruit trees that will prosper in Tennessee, we have a selection that includes the juicy Nules Clementine, the Bing cherry, Red Haven Peach and the Gala Apple.
A Large Variety of Trees for Tennessee
Wherever you live, from Memphis to Sullivan or Union City to Benton, we have the trees for your unique region. Our wide selection of trees for Tennessee is bound to provide long-lasting solutions for your landscaping needs.
The Tennessee State tree is the Yellow Poplar, also known as the Tulip Poplar. This tree, with its beautiful golden foliage, grows to 70 feet in full maturity.
The Tennessee state soil is Dickson. This brown, silt loam is a deep, well-drained soil. It is mostly found on sloping uplands and covers around 400,000 acres of Tennessee land. It is most often used to grow corn and soybeans. It is also good for growing trees and shrubs. If the soil is your region is not ideal. You can easily amend it by adding organic matter and fertilizer.