The Q&A Archives: I Want To Get Some Fast Growing Trees For My Backyard

Question: My backyard is too hot during summer and dry. I want to plant some trees to block the sun shine and to get some shade. I can not afford big trees. Could you give me some names they are fast growing and can use for shade. Thanks,

Answer: Some good choices for backyard shade trees include Morus (fruitless mulberry), Acer palmatum (big leaf maple) and Prunus 'Hally Jolivette' (flowering cherry). All trees are moderately fast-growing and have large leaves to provide dense shade.

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