Beautiful oak tree on a lawn with the setting autumn sun shining warmly through its leaves

Shade trees don’t all automatically drop their leaves in the fall (deciduous), but some shade trees are evergreen, and many others could be categorized as flowering trees. The fact that shade trees can cool temperatures in the surrounding landscape and cool off homes during the heat of the summer is famous.


Some evergreen trees also provide shade annually, a factor which could be undesirable in some cases during tough winter freezes, once an evergreen shade tree may block away from the heat rays from the sun which may melt ice and snow from a house roof or stop infra-red light from heating chambers within the home. Extreme southern countries home owners in america may prefer shade on houses and buildings year round, and such evergreen shade trees as Live Oak tree, Quercus virginiana; Laurel Oak tree, Quercus laurifolia; and Darlington Oak trees,Quercus hemisphaerica, would be desirable for planting nearby houses.

Pine trees

Pine trees can also be valuable shade trees for homes and landscape gardens. Such perennial shrubs as Camellia japonica and azalea shrubs must have year round color for suitable flowering. The camellia tree along with the azalea plant will endure only on rare occasions if implanted in the entire sun. The dogwood and redbud trees benefit from pine tree color where they blossom abundantly. The cherry laurel tree, Laurocerasus caroliniana Ait, is an evergreen shade tree that’s covered with fragrant white flower clusters in March. The cherry laurel tree is a quick growing tree, occasionally growing 6 feet each year. Eucalyptus trees, Eucalyptus cinerea, are evergreen shade trees, but the’Silver Dollar’ eucalyptus tree generally is restricted to planting in the warm temperatures of zones 8-11. The exceptional menthol odor of all areas of the eucalyptus tree makes it particularly desirable where smog and other air pollution is debatable. The loblolly bay tree, Gordonia lasianthus, is frequently known as the loblolly bay magnolia tree, and the blossom fragrance, white colour, and form resemble a tiny blossom bloom of the magnolia.

Magnolia tree

The southern magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora, is an outstanding colour tree famous for its colossal 1 foot wide fragrant white flowers during the summer and the luminous green waxy magnolia leaves which provide dense shade. Due to the dense color as well as the mats of succulent roots which rise into the ground surface (such as cypress tree roots), few shrubs or perennials can be successfully planted and grown beneath the Magnolia grandiflora trees. Other shade trees which could also qualify as beautiful flowering trees are black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, shade trees which are covered with fragrant white flower clusters-just after the look of this fern-like, light green leaves. The black locust trees foliage color changes to bright yellow in the autumn, and the wood was used as waterproofed split-rail fencing for centuries. The empress shade tree, Paulownia tomentosa, (Blue Dragon Tree, also Princess Tree) can also be a flowering shrub that produces gigantic blue-purple blossom clusters triangular in shape. The empress tree is called a very fast growing shade tree that’s been encouraged by former President Jimmy Carter. The timber is valued as very strong and light weight; desired from the Far East for furniture fabrication and wood carving.

Maple and Oak trees

Maple trees and Oak trees provide many species for shade and foliage change color in the autumn. The maple leaf color can change to orange, yellow, and red. The Oak tree leaf color may differ from red, to orange, to yellow-gold, to brown. The Florida maple, Acer barbatum, color tree turns a brilliant yellow color in the autumn and then turns brown and stays on the tree the majority of the winter. Other important shade trees would be the American elm tree, Ulmus americana, and the drake elm, Ulmus parvifolia’Drake,’ both coloring yellow-gold from the autumn. The winged elm tree has odd scaly winged growths on stems and branches which are in demand by florists for their aesthetic value in making dried arrangements.

Other trees

The Chinese elm tree, Ulmus parvifolia, is famous for its rapid growth to give quick shade. The Chinese elm is one of the simplest shade trees to transplant and can grow over 6 feet in 1 year if cared for correctly. The American Hophornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana, is an under-planted shade tree which, during the autumn foliage shift, glows brightly in yellow-gold colours. The bald cypress tree, Taxodium distichum, is an superb clean shade tree broadly adapted to grow well on many different soil types. The bald cypress leaves do turn yellow briefly in the autumn, but the bald cypress small leaf size requires no raking. The pond cypress shade tree, Taxodium ascendens, is a excellent shrub to grow around pond-houses and wetland gardens, but shouldn’t normally be grown in well drained locations. The pond cypress roots grow in the water, swollen and large and are known as cypress knees.

The black gum shade tree, Nyssa sylvatica, grows well in wetlands and the color is beneficial to a lot of aquatic plants. The water tupelo (tupelo gum, also sour gum) shade tree grows aquatically in several lowland wet sites. The leaves of the black gum and the water tupelo shade trees turn yellow-gold and orange in the autumn. The Chinese parasol tree, Firmiana simplex, creates an umbrella (parasol) canopy with big bat-shaped leaves that turn brilliant yellow, then orange, in the autumn.

The catalpa tree (fishbait shrub ), Catalpa bignonioides, has been used for centuries as a shade tree that attracts worms (fishbait) to be utilised in fishing. The Chinese tallow tree, Sapium sebiferum, is a quick growing small shade tree that produces a kaleidescope of colors on leaves in the autumn of yellow, red, orange, blue, and purple. The Chinese tallow tree generates seedpods in the autumn that seem like popcorn after the leaves drop off, thus it’s known as the popcorn tree. The corkscrew willow, Salix matsudana”Tortuosa,” and the weeping willow, Salix babylonica, grow quickly into shade trees with identifying linear leaves which turn yellow in the autumn. The Ginkgo shade tree, Ginkgo biloba, is among the most famous of the colour and its vibrant yellow-gold leaves which stay on the tree for a week or longer when they fall to form a glowing yellow circle beneath the bare limbs. The ginkgo leaves are found fossilized in the Oriental archaeological excavations. The green ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata, is a fast growing shade tree useful as a landscape specimen. The lombardy poplar tree, Populus nigra, is a quick growing tree, vertical in form that’s planted as hedges and windbreaks in the Western United States.

The river birch tree, Betula nigra, is a gorgeous landscape tree with exceptional flaking bark that’s replaced by slick bark in the spring. The river birch could be implanted as a single trunk specimen or as a clump. The sassafras color tree, Sassafras albidum, grows fragrant elements including the flower, bark, and the roots which were used during the civil war to make sassafras tea which generated a narcotic effect on wounded southerners. The Sourwood tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, and the sweetgum shade trees, Liquidambar styraciflua, both create spectacular foliage colour in the fall, both the sourwood and the sweetgum trees turn orange, yellow, and red in advancing phases. The sycamore tree, Platanus occidentalis, is possibly among the best trees for quick shade. Sycamore trees can grow to two feet in diameter & 50 feet tall in 20 years.

Bambus trees and bamboo plants are used as shade trees, privacy hedges, and boundaries. Bamboo plants grow quickly and 40-50 ft (Timber Bamboo) and are useful as windbreaks in addition to color screens for privacy that cover 180 degree focused light rays. Annual flower beds are usually planted in front of bamboo tree displays for semi shade, and several shrubs and shrubs grow well when put facing bamboo tree displays, if the pine plants are the clumping type.

Shade trees

These are used throughout the ages to color landscapes, houses, buildings, or as food and shelter for wildlife. Some shade trees provide extra benefits like lovely flowers or evergreen foliage. Other shade trees may bear fruit, such as mulberry trees, apple trees, pear trees, and the evergreen loquat tree. Another shade trees bear valuable yummy nuts, such as pecan trees, walnut trees, and chestnut trees. Aside from the colour advantage, bright foliage colour of the autumn cooling off period, makes the growing and planting of shade trees a pleasurable and worthwhile work.