The Q&A Archives: SHADE TREE

Question: I need to know what kind of shade tree I should get that grows fast and low maintence, for Tooele, Utah weather?

Answer: The hybrid poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra) is a very fast-growing tree, up to 5 to 8 feet per year. Has silvery-green leaves and broad shade-tree shape. Usually planted for very fast shade, or can be harvested for firewood in 5 to 7 years. This is a cottonless hybrid. Grows to 40' to 50', 30' spread. (zones 3-9)

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