3 Fast Growing Deciduous Trees for Your Yard

After the long winter months, we look forward to the blossoming trees of spring. Deciduous trees are the most common kinds of trees to see in neighborhoods this time of year. These trees have wide and flat leaves with branches that spread out, giving a rounded shape. Their leaves fall off at the end of each growing period and with the change of seasons.

Here are three fast-growing deciduous trees you can plant in your yard for a guaranteed beautiful change of season for years to come.

1.Hybrid Poplar

The Hybrid Poplar tree, also known as the cottonwood, grows on average five to eight feet each year. At full maturity, it can reach a height of 40 to 50 feet. This tree is perfect for privacy and shade during the spring and summer months. It is a seedless hybrid that does not produce the fuzzy cotton that most poplar trees grow. The leaves are a silvery-green color that shine bright in the sun.


The Tuliptree is one of the largest native trees in North America. In their younger stages of life, they grow at a rate of more than 25 inches per year. They need a lot of space to grow, so they work best in large yards. The Tuliptree forms a beautiful orange-yellow-green flower in the spring and thrives in full sun, planted in soil that’s moist, deep, and slightly acidic.

3. Red Oak

The Red Oak tree is a fast-growing, long-living tree known for its glossy green leaves in the summer, followed by brilliant red fall foliage. Its dense leaf coverage and typical height of almost 100 feet make it one of the best shade trees for those hot summer days. The tree’s acorns are about two to three centimeters long and have a reddish-brown cup on one end, staying on the tree throughout the winter. These acorns supply local wildlife with food, bringing many cute creatures to your yard.

Trees are necessary for a healthy environment and can add extra beauty to your home landscape. Deciduous trees are guaranteed to last many years and attract attention to your space. Cold Stream Farm is currently reserving trees for the 2022 spring season if you want to vamp up your yard next year. Call (231)464-5809 to order your deciduous trees for a lifetime of natural beauty for your yard.