shadetree - Knowledgebase Question

Woodland, Ge
Question by wbo3
September 26, 2010
I get strong afternoon sun on the back of my house. It is two stories high. I need a good clean fast growing shade tree. There is no problem with space.


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Answer from NGA
September 26, 2010

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The following fast growing shade trees are recommended for your gardening region by the University of Georgia. Their trials of these trees indicate they each have good attributes and are reasonably problem free:
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) grows 60-100' high and 40-50' wide; Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata) 60-80' tall 30-40' wide; Lacebark Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) 40-60' high 30-40' wide; Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 40-60' high 25-40' wide; River Birch (Betula nigra) 50-60' tall 40-50' wide; Sawtooth Oak )Quercus acutissima) reaches 50-60' high 30-60' wide; Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) can reach 80-100' high by 30-40' wide; Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) can grow 40-60' high and 30-60' wide. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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