Kentucky enjoys a moderate climate with warm, moist weather. Summers are warm and winters are relatively mild. The Bluegrass State’s weather is influenced by conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, especially during the summer months. The state’s annual rainfall is around 46-50 inches and spring is the rainiest season.
The Best Trees for Planting in Kentucky
Native Kentucky trees include Black Oak, Tulip Poplar, Sourwood, American Holly, American Beech, Red Maple, and Green Ash. With this in mind, we recommend that our Kentucky gardeners opt for native shrubs and trees that will adapt easily to their region and will thrive.
We Kentucky landscapers have full confidence in our range of fast-growing Tulip Poplar and American Beach, both of which provide dense shade trees to protect your garden and your home during the summer months. Our range of hardy Maples will also be right at home in your Bluegrass garden.
If you’re looking for privacy, consider planting a row of American Holly, Thuja Emerald Green, Cryptomeria Radicans or Drought Free Evergreens. These fast-growing evergreens will enhance the beauty of your property’s boundary while adding a sense of security.
A Large Variety of Trees for Kentucky
Wherever you live – the Bluegrass Region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Western Coal Field, the Pennyroyal Region, or the Jackson Purchase Region – we have the right geographical location. Our wide selection of trees for Kentucky is bound to provide long-lasting solutions for your landscaping needs. The Kentucky State Tree is the Coffee Tree.
The Kentucky soil series is Crider. This extensive soil makes up around 500,000 acres throughout Kentucky and is present in 35 counties. It is mostly used for cropping crops or for pasture. This is a highly productive soil and is ideal for growing trees and shrubs. If you have a different soil type on your property, it can easily be amended by adding organic matter and fertilizer.
Unforgettable Kentucky landscapes are usually a blend of different varieties of hardy shade trees, feathery evergreens as well as flowering shrubs and fruit trees. Choosing trees that are easy to establish in the KY soil conditions and climate will ensure that you have a landscape that is stunning and easy to maintain.
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