Things to consider when choosing and planting new trees in South Carolina...
Having the perfect shade tree in your front yard is an either/or scenario. Typically, you either inherit it when you purchase your property, OR you planted it 10 years ago. If 10-years-from-now is where you're starting, then here are some great things to consider when planting your next shade tree.
If you are looking for a quick solution the Aussie Hybrid Willow Tree is a great option. They are bred specifically to be one of the fastest-growing trees in the world! They are easy to maintain and can grow up to 15 feet in the first year! Use them to create a privacy hedge, natural windbreak, or to add shade to your outdoor spaces. Aussie Hybrid Willows will mature to around 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide.
Other types of trees that grow well in South Carolina include Ash Trees—they grow fast and tend to be more resistant to disease. Kwazan, Weeping, and Yoshino Cherry Trees are stunning in the spring, graceful, and colorful. The Bald Cypress Tree is both beautiful and brawny. They can easily adapt to drought conditions and thrive in areas without regular draining. Plant them near walkways and by streets to boost your home’s curb appeal. The. Flowering Crabapple Trees, and River Birch Trees are also popular options to consider.
Be sure to consider the full-growth size of your tree before planting. Make sure that your new shade tree won't end up growing eventually growing into the powerlines (nothing looks worse than the trim job from your local power company every other year). It's also a great idea to plan out future landscaping dreams now because you won't be able to change them easily once a large tree is firmly rooted. And then most importantly, consider the rising and the setting of the sun during the summer months. Where do you want to direct the shade most? Optimize your planting location to ensure that you achieve the desired result.
There are a number of other considerations to think through (canopy spread, form, shape, soil, sun, and moisture requirements, proper pruning, local pollination, etc.) and we'd be happy to help provide advice and landscaping services to suit your needs! Contact us any time with questions or schedule a free on-site visit today!