The Q&A Archives: Growth Rate

Question: I am planting both a vine maple and a Japanese black maple. The only information I can find describes both as slow growing. Can you please tell me how fast they each will grow per year, on average.

Answer: Ultimate growth rate depends upon climate, soil conditions and general care. The nursery industry uses the following guidelines: On the average, trees in the slow-growing category will grow less than 12" per year. Those in the moderate-growth category generally will grow between 12"-24" per year. Trees considered fast-growing will grow 25" or more inches per year. Hope this information is helpful.

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