Fast Growing Shade Tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Arcadia, CA
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Question by thebuff1
May 23, 2002
we are looking for a fast growing shade tree. we have been told maybe an ornamental plum might be nice, we would like other ideas. thank you

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2002
Mulberry is a very fast growing, dense shade producing tree. Catalpa is another choice. Flowering plums do grow fast, but because of their small leaves, won't produce as much shade as mulberry or catalpa. If you like the look of feathery leaves, Albizia (silk tree) produces fluffy pinchusion shaped pink flowers each summer. This tree has an umbrella shape and makes a wonderful shade tree. Hope this information helps you choose just the right shade tree for your landscape.

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