Utah 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 Rocky Mountains, the Basin and Ridge Region or the Colorado Plateau, we can fix you up with trees and shrubs to suit your needs.
The Beehive State enjoys a climate typical of any arid region with a relatively high altitude. The majority of the state is desert due to the rain shadow effect and inland location of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Desert regions have high summer temperatures and the mountain regions are obviously cooler. These are important considerations to bear in mind when you are considering trees and shrubs to plants in your Utah residential landscape.
The Best Trees for Planting in Utah
Utah’s state tree is the Blue Spruce. This tree has long green-blue needles and 2-4 inch-long, light brown cones. The Blue Spruce reaches heights of 25-98 feet. It has many cultivars that are grown for Christmas trees and ornamental trees.
Utah’s state soil is the Mivida. This red, fine, sandy loam covers more than 200,000 acres throughout the state of Utah. It is used mostly for irrigated cropland, and wildlife. It is also suitable for growing trees and shrubs. If you find your Utah soil unsuitable. It can easily be amended by adding organic matter such as compost, and good fertilizer.
Utah natural landscapes are often a mixture of hardy shade trees and flowering trees and shrubs that thrive in the Constitution State as well as fruit trees and evergreens. Choosing trees that can adapt to your climate zone and soil types will make caring for your landscape a breeze.