If you live in the Old Dominion State and you are looking to enhance the natural beauty of your residential landscape, increase your privacy or create some shady spots in your garden, come to the Fast Growing Trees Nursery. Depending on whether you’re located in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Piedmont area, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley, Blue Ridge or the Appalachian Plateau, the type of trees and shrubs you choose will certainly depend on your region, especially if you want to get the most out of them.
Virginia residents enjoy a more diverse climate than most other states. There are a total of five different climate regions throughout the state; the Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and Southwestern Mountain regions. The northern regions, such as Blue Ride, experience colder winters and shorter growing seasons while the southern regions have a more temperate climate. Rainfall also varies, ranging from just thirty-three inches in the Shenandoah Valley to more than sixty inches in the mountains of southwestern Virginia.
The Old Dominion State is famous for its inherent beauty which Virginians like to match with their residential landscapes by planting a range of fast-growing shade trees and colorful shrubs.
The Best Trees for Planting in Virginia
If you’re looking for additions to your Virginia residential landscape, we recommend shrubs and shade trees that are acclimatized to your region. Some great additions are our Autumn Blaze Maple with its flaming fall color, the golden Forsythia, and the Autumn Purple Ash. These trees are fast-growing and never fail to delight with their vibrantly colored foliage.
The Honey Locust is also at home in Virginia and our Sunburst Variety maintains its stunning golden foliage all year round, without the inconvenience of thorns and seedpods. Another Old Dominion State favorite is the American Sycamore. This tree is happy to sink its roots into Virginia soil and grows up to 6 feet each year, providing a thick shade canopy.
Perhaps you prefer evergreen trees to maintain some foliage through the winter and help increase your privacy. Fast Growing Trees Nursery has just what you need. Consider the Leyland Cypress, the most popular privacy tree in the United States. This drought-tolerant tree grows up to 4 feet per year and thickens to create a solid wall. Chinese Privet is another favorite. Great for cultivating in rows for privacy hedges or marking boundary lines, this bush has a variegated leaf of silver and green, making it stand out above your average hedgerow.
The State soil of Virginia is the Pamunkey. This sandy loam was first identified near Jamestown, Virginia. It is highly likely that the first settlers in Jamestown survived thanks to the crops they were able to produce in this fertile soil. It is a great soil for growing trees and shrubs.
Gorgeous Virginia landscapes are usually a mixture of different types of VA hardy shade trees and flowering trees that grow well in throughout the state, as well as evergreen and fruit trees. Trees that adapt to the soil type in your specific region of Virginia are always the best choice for an easy to care for the landscape.
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