Fast growing trees
Shop our range of the best fast growing trees for creating an instant impact, perfect for the impatient gardener looking to add height, structure, colourful foliage and ornamental features to the garden more quickly. This section includes varieties of beech trees, birch trees, grafted cotoneaster standards, crab apples, laburnum, cherry blossom trees, birch trees, sorbus and tulip tree. Trees are distinct from shrubs in that their elongated branches and foliage are raised clear of the ground by the trunk. They are generally taller than herbaceous and shrubby plants with either evergreen leaves that remain all year-round or deciduous leaves that take on beautiful autumnal colours before being shed to the ground before the trees' dormant period. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes with leaves that can be broad, narrow or needle-like, delicate or tough, smooth or hairy, lobed or entire and simple or compounded. The bark of trees given them a thick waterproof covering that protects the living tissue inside. Trees can be used to add height, shape and structure to your garden, as well as providing an immediate improvement to privacy. They offer a fantastic habitat for wildlife: birds will nest in their branches, squirrels will chase each other around their many stems and other animals will make the tree their home. See our guide on how to plant a tree to get your tree off to the best start.