Fast Growing Shade Trees

Fast Growing Shade Trees

If you’re looking for the best fast growing shade trees for Arizona, this list will help.  If you’re starting a new landscape, replacing a tree, or just adding one and you want shade soon these fast-growing shade trees are just right.  All of them will grow quickly and offer great shade for your landscape at your home or commercial location.


The Sissoo, or Indian Rosewood, is a fast-growing shade tree provide shade in a hurry.  They grow to about 60’ in height and spread out wide to offer great shade to your landscape.   As a semi-evergreen they add welcomed green to your desert landscape.


The Tipu tree is loved by Arizona homeowners as it grows very quickly to its mature height of 40’ to 50’ feet.  In addition to being a great shade tree, the Tipu has beautiful flowers and is a great addition to any residential or even commercial landscape.

Arizona Ash

The Arizona Ash tree grows fast, grows wide, and grows up to about 30’ tall.  It’s a deciduous shade tree that will keep it’s leaves most of the year, especially during the hot months.  That means that you’ll have plenty of new shade in a hurry with the Arizona Ash tree.

Weeping Willow

The Weeping Willow, or Willow Acacia, has a unique shape and foliage that looks as if it’s streaming down.  Its texture adds an interesting visual element to any landscape.  It grows very quickly and reaches the maximum height of about 40’ much quicker than other common trees.

Desert Willow

The Desert Willow is a favorite fast-growing shade tree by both homeowners and landscapers.  This tree blows with beautiful pink or lavender flowers and grows quickly.  As a broadleaf tree that reaches about 20’ in height it provides great shade and grows fast.


The Elm is a favorite tree just about anywhere you travel and can reach a mature height of 100’.  It’s a hardy tree that can withstand wind, drought, full sun, but does need to be protected if there’s every flooding.   The elms width and height provides excellent shade and grows quickly.

Evergreen Pear

The Evergreen Pear tree is a favorite in Arizona as it grows fast to its mature height of about 20’.  This fast-growing shade tree is a great addition to your landscape as it has beautiful fragrant flowers in the spring time.

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