In order for trees to grow, they must obviously be placed in an environment that suits them. We therefore pay attention to the climate, to their need for sunlight, but also to the soil they need.
It is precisely for this reason that most trees grow much faster during the summer, it is the season that brings the most sunshine.
By respecting all these needs, your trees will grow optimally and at lightning speed. It is also important to maintain them properly. Some varieties, such as oleander or eucalyptus, require regular pruning. Others need more or less watering.
Why do trees grow faster in summer?
Generally speaking, it can be said that trees grow faster in summer, the reason is actually quite logical; during this period, trees have access to sunlight for much longer than in any other season.
Light is the equivalent of food for us humans. In addition to having sunnier days, the sun also sets later. In short, trees grow faster in summer because they simply have more light for a longer period of time each day.
Do trees grow faster in hot weather?
This is a very complicated question to answer without going into detail, as there are thousands of different tree species on earth. Of course, there are trees that need heat, while others are at the opposite end of the spectrum.
When should I plant my tree?
Most of these trees should be planted in the fall, before the risk of frost and the drop in temperature. This makes it easier for the trees to take root before the first frost.
Planting them in the fall also allows for a good recovery the following spring. There are however some exceptions. Lime trees can be planted in winter. The larch, on the other hand, prefers to wait for the arrival of spring, around the month of March/April, to take root in your garden.
9 trees that grow quickly in summer
1. The lime tree
The lime tree is a fast growing tree. But it is better to transplant a young plant than a seed. The lime tree can be planted all winter long, even if it prefers late fall/early winter. Choose a sunny or semi-shaded location.
2. Silver maple
The silver maple appeals because of its attractive leaves, but also because of its rapid growth. It grows to 30 ft in about 20 years. Choose a light, well-drained soil and a shady location so that your silver maple can grow well.
The poplar is a fast growing tree. As a windbreak or to hide from prying eyes, poplars are planted in the fall, when the plant is at rest. The white poplar is a fast-growing variety: it reaches 36 ft in 20 years.
The eucalyptus seduces with its soft and fragrant leaves. It can reach 30 ft high in 6 years. This makes it a fast growing tree. It generally grows between 3 and 6 ft high per year. However, don’t forget to prune it regularly to avoid being overgrown. Eucalyptus is best planted when temperatures drop, between late summer and early fall.
The eucalyptus seduces with its soft and fragrant leaves. It can reach 30 ft high in 6 years. This makes it a fast-growing tree. It generally grows between 3 and 6 ft high per year. However, don’t forget to prune it regularly to avoid being overgrown. Eucalyptus is planted when temperatures drop, between late summer and early fall.
Oleander, planted in the ground, offers an array of small pink flowers. If left untended, the oleander can grow to about 9 ft and be imposing in both height and width. So remember to prune it well. It can be planted at least in October and likes soil and half-shade.
7. The catalpa
The catalpa is a fast growing tree. Its flowering makes it particularly decorative. It protects from the sun and creates a shady space, ideal for resting outdoors during hot weather. The catalpa is planted in autumn, in a well drained soil.
8. The birch
The birch can be recognized by its whitish trunk. The birch is planted in the fall. This tree grows rapidly during the first years. Over time, and because its lifespan is only 30 to 40 years, the birch’s growth diminishes.
9. Weeping Willow
The weeping willow grows from 3 to 6 feet per year. It can reach up to 75 feet in height. It is usually planted in the fall and is often located at the water’s edge.