Native and Naturalized Trees of Utah Ashes. Maples . Pines. True Firs. Douglas-fir. Oaks. Poplars & Aspen. Willows. Junipers. Other Tree Species. Spruces.
The Fastest Fast Growing Trees Hybrid Poplar. A very fast – growing tree , up to 5 to 8 feet per year. Weeping Willow. Quaking Aspen. October Glory Red Maple. Arborvitae Green Giant. River Birch. Dawn Redwood. Leyland Cypress.
Best Small Trees for a Front Yard Serviceberry (Zones 2-9) Crabapple (Zones 3-8) Chinese dogwood (Zones 3-8) Japanese maple (Zones 5-8) Weeping cherry (Zones 5-8) Redbud (Zones 5-9) Saucer magnolia (Zones 5-9) Citrus trees (Zones 8-11)
In the northernmost regions of the state and in areas of higher elevation, the early fall months are best. However, in many parts of northern Utah , November or early December is the cutoff time for planting landscaping trees .
Fast-Growing Shade Trees for Northern Utah Landscapes Red Maple . Red maple is a favorite for Northern Utah landscapes, due to both its tolerance of varying soil conditions and quick growth rate – up to two feet per year! Hybrid Poplar . Northern Red Oak . Sawtooth Oak . Tuliptree . Japanese Zelkova.
In Utah, the hardiness zone varies between 4 and 6, depending on where you live. Most gardens in Salt Lake City are in zone 5 with a minimum temperature ranging from –10 to –20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Trees known for their rather undesirable qualities, and why you should steer clear of them. Cottonwood. One of the trees you should avoid having in your backyard is certainly cottonwood. Bradford Pear . Mimosa Tree. Mulberry Tree. Chinese Tallow. Norway Maple . Eucalyptus . Quaking Aspen .
The Least Messy Trees for your Yard Arborvitae. Arborvitae is an evergreen that comes in several varieties. Flowering Dogwood . There are numerous types of dogwood trees, and the flowering variety is one commonly seen in gardens and landscapes, for good reason—it is attractive year-round. Spruce . Maple . What to Avoid.
Best Trees to Plant Near a House Crabapple ( Zones 3-8): A short, flowering tree that matures at about 20 feet tall. American hornbeam ( zones 3-9): A slow-growing member of the birch family that’s small in size.
When you plant trees , make sure to choose an area that is at least 15-20 feet from the house , to prevent problems with roots or with overhanging branches. Research the mature size of the tree or trees you have in mind: A tree with a spreading root system may need to be located farther away from the house .
18 Best Small Trees for Tiny Yards 01 of 18. Red Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia) Crabapple ( Malus ) Simon McGill/Getty Images. 03 of 18. Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) 04 of 18. Dogwood (Cornus) Golden Chain Tree (Laburnum X Watereri) Ursula Sander/Getty Images. 06 of 18. Cockspur Hawthorn (Crataegus Crus-Galli) 07 of 18. Japanese Maple ( Acer Palmatum ) 08 of 18.
These are the best trees to grow in your yard for shade, privacy, and color. Put Down Some Roots. 1/17. Trees add much-needed shade, privacy, color, and value to your backyard. Dogwood . 2/17. Saucer Magnolia . 3/17. Sugar Maple. 4/17. Silver Maple . 5/17. ‘Green Giant’ Arborvitae. 6/17. Weeping Cherry . 7/17. Red Oak. 8/17.
Fall is often considered the best time of year to plant new trees. Generally, late August, September and October are the best months. It all depends, though, on when it actually feels like fall . As long as the hottest days of summer are gone and the ground isn’t frozen yet, you can still plant trees.
Ideally, trees are planted during the dormant season – in the fall after leaf drop or in early spring before budbreak. Weather conditions are cool and allow plants to establish roots in the new location before spring rains and summer heat stimulate new top growth.