The Best Tree to Plant Near Your House for Shade

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Do you have a shady spot in your yard that you are struggling to find the right tree for? If so, look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss the best tree to plant near your house for shade. There are many different trees to choose from, but some perform better than others in shady areas. We will provide you with a list of the best trees for this purpose, as well as tips on how to care for them. So read on to learn more!

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple
Photo from @allybells27

The Japanese maple is a beautiful tree that is ideal for shady areas. It is known for its thick foliage and stunning fall colors. This tree grows best in moist, well-drained soils and requires little maintenance once it takes root. The Japanese maple is noted for its beautiful fiery red or reddish foliage with streaks of pink. The leaves themselves are narrow and thin, but Japanese maples come in different species, so this item may vary.

Japanese maple grows an average of 8 to 30 feet tall, sprouting well in zones 5-8, and a growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year. Due to the fact that Japanese maples can be small they can be planted in a large garden pot rather than directly in the ground.

White dogwood

White dogwood
Photo from @magnorlima01

It is a small to medium sized tree that grows quickly and produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. This tree is well suited for planting near houses because it provides sufficient shade and requires little maintenance, but the tree itself grows very well in shade, so it is acceptable to plant it in different parts of your garden.

The tree can grow from 10 to 25 feet and the foliage is 6 to 12 feet in diameter. The growing zone is 2 to 9. The tree has a growth rate of 1 foot per year. If it is not pruned, it will grow into a large and shady tree, and if its growth is controlled, it is great for a small yard.

Silver Maple

Silver Maple
Photo from @ohiotreeid

Silver maple is one of the best trees to plant near your home for shade. This tree grows quickly and can reach a height of 60 to 80 feet. Silver Maple also has a spread of 30 to 50 feet, making it a great tree to create shade for your home. This tree is also known for its beautiful silver-green leaves. They may not be completely silver, but rather have like a whitish patina on the surface. Nevertheless, it is very beautiful from the outside.

The silver maple grows very quickly, where it reaches full maturity in 7-12 years. The care of the silver maple is very simple, so it is not difficult to grow on your garden plot in almost any soil. And it does not require any special care.

American sycamore

American sycamore
Photo from @big_trees_ohio

(Platanus occidentalis) is a good tree to plant near the house in the shade. It has a wide, rounded crown and can grow up to 100 feet tall. The American sycamore is a fast-growing tree and can provide shade in as little as four years. The main difference with the tree is that it has a beautiful soft cream-colored trunk and its leaves have a vibrant green hue. American sycamore can easily be confused with a regular maple, but the difference in color of the trunk, will immediately let you know that this is a different tree, not a classic maple.

But it is worth knowing that American sycamore is highly susceptible to infestation by various insects, as well as they are fond of being eaten by rodent mice. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures to protect your tree from infestation or damage

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree
Photo from @ellerhowhouse

This is the best tree to plant near your home in the shade. It is a large, fast-growing tree that can provide plenty of shade for your home. Tulip has similar inflorescences on its crown, like tulip flower buds. It is very beautiful from the outside, which creates an incredible sight.

People passing by will definitely linger near your home to enjoy the beauty of the tulip tree. But you need to be aware of the fact that the roots of the tulip tree are quite aggressive. If the foundation of your home is too weak, the roots can damage it.

Redbud Oriental

Redbud Oriental
Photo from @duanehallock

This tree is also known as the oriental red elderberry and is native to China. It grows 15 to 30 feet tall and has a beautiful reddish-purple color in the spring. It is a great shade tree for small yards because it doesn’t overgrow. It’s also drought tolerant once it’s established, so you won’t have to take too much active care of it. The crown can reach a width of 15 to 25 feet. The redbud eastern is very similar to the sakura from the side, only it has straighter branches. The tree has a growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year.

Papaya trees

Papaya trees
Photo from @tropical_paradise_villa

These trees are some of the best trees to plant near the house for shade. They provide abundant shade and their roots help stabilize the soil. Papaya trees are also relatively easy to care for and can tolerate a wide variety of climatic conditions. In addition, the tree will bear fruit if cared for properly and well.

The papaya tree has wide, shady leaves. It can grow up to 15 feet tall and 15 feet wide and has a growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year. The growing zone is 5 to 9.

Hawthorn trees

Hawthorn trees
Photo from @glen_villa_garden

Hawthorns are a good choice for planting near the house for shade. There are different kinds of hawthorns for sale, but it is important to choose just the right tree. It is about 15-25 feet tall when mature. It has a sprawling crown of white, where the white is small beautiful flowers. Hawthorns are most often loved by birds, so this fact should be taken into account before planting, because it will definitely be able to make a nest.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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  1. Liza

    Is it possible to plant shrubs rather than trees to create shade?

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    1. Nicolas Wayne author

      Hey! Yes, it is possible to plant shrubs rather than trees to create shade. One advantage of doing so is that shrubs typically require less watering and maintenance than trees. Additionally, some people may prefer the look of shrubs over trees.

      That said, there are a few things to keep in mind when planting shrubs instead of trees for shade. First, be sure to choose a shrub that is appropriate for the climate and soil type in your area. Additionally, make sure to space the shrubs appropriately so that they can provide adequate shade. Finally, don’t forget that taller shrubs will cast more shade than shorter ones.

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