Answer: I'm sorry you are losing your Areca palm! For quick cover you might try a vine on a trellis. Otherwise, some fast growing shade trees to consider include cherry laurel, a broadleaf evergreen, the berries attractive to birds and it is a hardy native tree. Or, a green Ash, which is evergreen and will provide year 'round shade. Red maple is deciduous, but it is a rapid growing, hardy native with red flowers, fruit in spring; yed or yellow foliage in fall. Sweetgum and sycamore are two more suggestions. Best wishes with your new tree.
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