Trees in your garden have many benefits. Trees can be a focal point for your garden, provide shade and are vital habitats for wildlife. If you are considering planting a tree in your yard, but don’t want to wait for it to grow, you can read on to find out about some native trees that will be faster growing and won’t let you down. Bark and Branch tree surgeons in Manchester specialists are experts in managing vegetation, from trees to invading plants. All of our tree surgery, site clearing, vegetation and invasive weed control work is done with pride. We’re committed to providing outstanding customer service and professionalism, from the beginning to the final.
Choose the right tree to meet your needs
It is important to choose the right tree for your needs. There will be a tree for you, no matter what your goals are.
Second, think about your space. Some trees are suited to smaller gardens. Consider the height and spread potential of your tree. Also consider whether it could collide with power lines, spill into a neighbor’s garden, or block sunlight once it is fully grown.
What are some fast-growing trees?
These are fast-growing species that can be used to grow trees in your garden.
1. Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia).
Rowan is a great tree for summer berries and spring blossoms. It has a distinctive silvery-brown bark and leaves that turn to dazzling shades of auburn in autumn. This tree is perfect for small gardens and provides great habitat for wildlife such as redstart, redwing, blackbird and redstart.
The ideal soil conditions for the rowan tree are light and well-drained. It will reach eight to ten meters in height at an average rate of 20-40 cm per year.
2. Osier willow (Salix vinalis)
This native willow species is bushy and makes a great addition to borders and beds. This willow produces beautiful green and yellow catkins from late winter through early spring. It is a great source of early colour.
The stems, also known as the basketwillow, have been used in basket weaving throughout Europe for many decades. The catkins are a good source of pollen and nectar for bees, while the bushy branches make a great nesting spot for birds. Osier willow can reach its maximum height of seven metres if it is exposed to sunlight for two years. It also grows at an average rate of 100 cm per year, provided it has enough light.
3. Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Hazel is another tree that works well in a small garden. You can make delicious hazelnut butter from its nuts, while the yellow tail catkins of lambs bring some colour to your garden in late winter and early spring.
The nuts are loved by hazel dormice, woodpeckers and jays as well as bank voles, wood mice, bank voles, and bank voles. You can give hazel a well-drained, moist, non-acidic soil. It will grow to a height of 10 metres in a year.
4. Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
It is a wonderful tree to include in your garden as it increases the soil’s fertility. The beautiful, yellow catkins that appear in spring and pinecone-style woody fruits in winter are all reasons to keep it alive. In summer, the glossy, green leaves make it a great choice for year-round interest. The seeds attract siskins, redpolls, goldfinches and other birds to the catkins.
This tree can grow to approximately 20m if it is in a moist area. It will also grow at an average rate of 60 cm per year.
5. Common beech (Fagus Sylvatica).
If you want to have year-round interest in your garden then beech is the best choice. Its beautiful bronzed leaves remain on the tree through the winter, until they are removed for the spring.
The tree can grow in either sun or partial shade, and it prefers well-drained soil. Avoid planting beech in a garden that is susceptible to flooding. It is not happy living in waterlogged areas. Beech can reach heights up to 40 metres and will grow at 30-60 cm per year.
6. Silver birch (Betula pendula)
Silver birch makes a great focal point for your garden. It is distinguished by its silvery-white bark, triangular-shaped foliage, and swaying branches. Attractive catkins are available between spring and fall, and as autumn approaches, the leaves turn a brilliant shade of golden yellow. This will add a splash of colour to your garden.
Silver birch is a popular choice for siskins and long-tailed tits because of its abundance of seeds and insects. This tree can grow to 15-20m in height if you have a sandy or acidic soil. It will also grow at 40cm/year.