Fast Growing Shrubs For Your Garden
Fast growing shrubs provide privacy and screening near homes and property, and can grow anywhere from one to several feet per year. There are many beautiful shrubs to choose from in this category. Some types of fast growing shrubs can also come in tree varieties, such as with lilacs and viburnums, so make sure the type selected is appropriate for the space in which it’s planted. Lilacs are most popular for their highly fragrant blooms. However, they’re also easy to grow and maintain. Viburnums are popular for their quick growth as well as their spring blooms, which are followed by attractive berries and fall foliage. Like lilacs, viburnums are easy-care shrubs with many varieties and a wide range of growing conditions to accommodate nearly any landscape. Another great candidate that tolerates many conditions is the forsythia bush. Forsythias are one of the first to bloom in early spring with bright yellow flowers. These are also extremely fast growing shrubs, growing up to two feet per year. This makes them ideal for use as screening or hedges.
Well-known for its amazing bright red stems in winter, the red-twig dogwood is also notable for its fast growth. This easy-care, deciduous shrub provides year-round interest and is suitable for use in the shrub border. Also known for year-round interest is the Leland cypress. This evergreen shrub can grow nearly anywhere with annual growth up to four feet. This rate of growth makes it one of the top choices when choosing fast growing shrubs for the landscape.