Shade trees are usually the first plant chosen for the front and back yards of new homes, and with very good reason. Fast-growing shade trees give a homey feel to urban neighborhoods. Their stature, strength and potential for long life provide a sense of permanence — and they grow into living memorials for the person who planted and nurtured them.
You’ll find a wide range of gorgeous shade trees for sale right here at Nature Hills Nursery. Fast-growing shade trees are some of our most popular sellers, and they’re also the most sought-after trees in the United States.
As the largest elements in the landscape, shade trees come with plenty of year-round benefits.
Both evergreen trees and deciduous trees are used for shade. You'll find plenty to look at in our online shade tree nursery.
Benefits of Shade Trees
Anchor your landscape design
Beautify the landscape
Convert carbon dioxide to oxygen
Cool your family and friends on long, hot summer days
Increase property values
Provide habitat for birds and small mammals
Reduce heating and cooling costs of houses and buildings
Reduce the heat reflected from paved or asphalted areas
Choose Nature Hills Nursery for a vast selection of high-quality shade trees. We have, after all, been in the tree business since 2001.
Our expert growers do a terrific job packing the trees for safe and secure transport. We will only ship when the time is right for planting in your area.
If we are shipping shade trees to you, that means it's a fine time to plant them in your area. Go ahead and place your order to buy shade trees when you see a variety you cannot live without, and we’ll reserve it to ship your way when the time is right.
Another bonus is the ability to track your package right to your doorstep. Few things are easier or more satisfying than buying shade trees from Nature Hills Nursery.
Choosing the Right Shade Tree for Your Landscape
Make a great choice for a successful shade tree by selecting the proper shade tree for the growing conditions at your individual site.
For best results, consider the following growing conditions:
Existing plants and trees
Soil drainage, or how quickly water soaks into the ground after rain
Soil type and pH (acidic or alkaline soil)
Above and below ground utilities
Choose a shade tree that will perform well in the local climate for both heat and cold. Filter your search by your USDA growing zone as well as the mature height and spread of the tree.
We recommend that you select a right-sized shade tree. Take the size of your home and lot into account to keep things in balance.
Very large shade trees compliment large homes but may overwhelm smaller houses. In tight spaces, be sure to look at our Columnar trees that have a narrow profile.
Biodiversity Protects Your Shade Tree Investment
Biodiversity isn't just a catchphrase. Unfortunately, America learned a hard lesson from Dutch Elm disease.
Use the same philosophy touted by city planners and commercial property owners. Include a diverse mix of shade trees to ensure the overall health of your plantings.
Plan for the arrival of your new shade tree. If you order a large ball and burlap tree, we'll schedule your delivery in advance.
For our mail order trees, open the box right away and get your tree soaking in water. Dig your planting hole at least twice as wide as the root system, but no deeper.
One of the most common customer service questions is how deep to plant a tree. We’ve found some are prone to planting trees too deeply. Please keep them at the same level they were growing in at our nursery.
Use Nature Hills Root Booster for symbiotic support of the tiny feeder roots. It never wears out, working hard for the entire life of your beautiful new shade tree.
Tamp the backfill soil around your new tree. Make sure the trunk is straight.
Water your new tree very well to remove air pockets at the root zone. Follow directions on the Plant Highlights for each tree you buy from Nature Hills Nursery to ensure you get the best results.
Most Popular Fast-Growing Shade Trees
Growth rates of three feet per year are classified as fast-growing, and we have plenty of fast-growing shade trees for sale that fit the bill. What is the fastest-growing tree? In the realm of shade trees, that would be the paulownia. It can grow up to 15 feet a year.
More of our most popular shade trees offer fall color, ease and convenience. Others are durable, long-lived selections you'll be proud to grow.
For a durable selection in high heat, try our alkaline-tolerant line of native ash trees. They are some of the best shade trees for high pH soil and arid weather.
Native selections like Fan Tex Ash make marvelous shade trees, with leaves turning a bright yellow fall color. The leaves drop all at once for convenient cleanup.
Plant Honeylocust trees for light, refreshing shade that allows a lush lawn to thrive underneath. Perhaps the perfect lawn tree, these green grass shade trees features small leaves and widely spaced branches.
You'll appreciate how easy fall cleanup is with cultivars like the Shademaster Honeylocust tree. One strong windy day, and the petite leaves all but disappear.
Create an impression with sophisticated Linden trees. You'll be charmed by their fragrant flowers and neat, tidy form.
Linden trees are also known as Basswood, as in the premium honey you find at Farmers Markets. These delightful landscape assets support local butterflies and honeybees.
Maple trees are traditional beauties that make exceptional shade trees. Plant several varieties for a park-like atmosphere.
There is nothing like an Autumn Blaze Maple with green leaves that turn brilliant red in fall. It truly shines in moist, well-drained soil.