New to Virginia

lost_in_boston(5/6 MA)August 18, 2006

We have purchased property in southern Virginia (near Stuart) and desperately need fast-growing shade trees. Can someone offer suggestions?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
meldy_nva(z6b VA)

Keep in mind that fast-growing quite often means short-lived and/or easily broken in storms.

See link for some ideas; I know nothing about the company, but the pictures are good!

Here is a link that might be useful: fast shade trees

    Bookmark   August 18, 2006 at 3:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi lost, your best bet is Liriodendron tulipifera- tulip tree or tulip popular. A good native for you.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 4:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
4-season perennials for clay soil
We are looking for some shrubs/other plants to cover...
When is it time to start planting lettuce and endive?
I'm in the NOVA area of VA and wanted to know when...
Growing Blue Bells and Wildflowers - Painter, VA
Growing up I remember Dog Tooth Violet, Spring Beauty,...
vermicomposting (worm composting)
Has anyone in Northern VA tried to compost using re...
What is that on the Apple tree branch?
Hi, I am a fairly new fruit tree grower and last month...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™