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Fast-growing plants: in no time at all to the green garden

Anyone who has a garden knows that you have to be patient until plants have reached a stately abundance and height. Fortunately, there are also some fast growing plants. For many, the first priority is the desire for a privacy screen. This is the only way to relax. In addition to fast-growing trees and shrubs, you will also find some vigorous climbing plants, fast-growing shrubs and roses below.

Which plants grow particularly quickly?
  • Fast growing hedge plants: Leyland cypress, black elder, privet, arborvitae, hornbeam
  • Fast growing trees: bluebell tree, trumpet tree, vinegar tree
  • Fast-growing climbing plants: wisteria, clematis, hops, evergreen honeysuckle, wall wine, ivy
  • Fast-growing perennials: clove root, lady's mantle, cranesbill, carpet golden strawberry, lily of the valley
  • Fast growing rambler roses

Fast growing hedge plants

If you want to forget the world around you as much as possible, it is best to buy trees that quickly form a dense hedge. For large gardens, a formal hedge made from evergreen Leyland cypress (Cupressus x leylandii) is suitable. The expansive wood grows lively even on nutrient-poor soils. Alternatively, you can delimit your large property with native trees. It is amazing how fast flowering shrubs such as black elder (Sambucus nigra), forsythia, ornamental currant and scented jasmine grow. If young, around 100 to 150 centimeters tall bushes are planted as a flower hedge, they will provide good privacy protection after just two to three years.

Small plots are better framed with privet (ligustrum) or arborvitae (thuja). Both species grow around 30 centimeters a year. In addition, there are cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) varieties such as ‘Herbergii’. She can manage 25 centimeters per year. Deciduous trees and shrubs, for example hornbeam (Carpinus), European beech (Fagus) and field maple (Acer campestre), sprout around 40 to 50 centimeters in one season under favorable conditions. What you shouldn't forget with fast-growing hedges: you have to cut them twice a year. With free-growing hedges made of flowering bushes, the effort is limited. They are only exposed after a few years.

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Which trees grow particularly quickly?

The dream of a tree that provides light shade with a canopy of picturesque branches does not have to last decades. There are quite a few trees that are suitable for gardening that grow very quickly and do not break the dimensions of normal-sized home gardens when they are old. These include compact species such as the bluebell tree (Paulownia tomentosa), the trumpet tree (Catalpa bignonioides) and the vinegar tree (Rhus typhina). Bluebell and trumpet trees very quickly reach heights between 10 and 15 meters and look great with their large leaves and beautiful flowers. If you find the idiosyncratic vinegar tree beautiful because it grows to its top form in autumn and winter with bright leaves and fruits, you should definitely keep its runners in check with a root barrier when planting.

Fast growing climbing plants

Climbing plants can also ward off unwanted glimpses by transforming trellises and fences into blooming privacy screens. They also decorate dreary house walls and put a green coat over bare walls. Some of the climbing plants are faster than others. With an annual growth of up to 150 centimeters per year, the wisteria can hardly be surpassed in terms of vigor. In order to keep its elemental force in check, stable climbing aids and regular pruning are required.

Even wild forms of clematis with small flowers such as Clematis montana and Clematis vitalba are fixed vine climbers who find their way to the top with close-knit climbing aids without much effort. If you are looking for a quick climbing artist for walls or a pergola, you can also shortlist the perennial deciduous hops (Humulus lupulus) and the evergreen honeysuckle (Lonicera henryi). Their shoots grow up to six meters long in one season. However, caution is advised with knotweed, which overshadows all others in its urge to spread. It should only be planted where there is an area suitable for its growth.

Without any climbing aid, the climbing wall wine and the ivy (Hedera) make their way to heaven. The robust, hardy woody plants accomplish this masterpiece in sunny as well as partially shaded or shady places with a growth rate of 100 centimeters per year. The jack-of-all-trades ivy is also a good ground cover. There are plenty of blossoming alternatives for all non-ivy fans. Cranesbill species such as Geranium clarkei and Geranium himalayense spread rapidly with the help of runners and also assert themselves between hungry roots of woody plants. Perennials such as the carpet golden strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata), the spotted lungwort ‘Dora Bielefeld’ (Pulmonaria saccharata) or the almond-leaved purple spurge ‘Purpurea’ (Euphorbia amygdaloides) also conquer light shady spots relatively quickly. The quickest solution for the light shade is the lily of the valley. It spreads in no time, but it is poisonous!

Which perennials grow quickly?

In the perennial bed, progress is usually rather slow in the first few years. Fortunately, there are some quick starters there too. Grateful entertainers are clove root and lady's mantle (Alchemilla) and not to forget the magnificent cork's bill schn Vital ’(Geranium ibericum). He even puts the ground elder in its place. If there are ugly gaps in the bed, it is advisable to plant short-lived perennials. Because they bloom and grow very profusely in the first summer. The fact that these plants may be exhausted after a year or two is compensated for by the fact that many short-lived perennials sow themselves in the bed.

Splendid candles (Gaura lindheimeri) and Patagonian verbena (Verbena bonariensis), Bidens heterophylla ‘Lemon Drop’, Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Sea of ​​flowers) or some types of girl's eye (Coreopsis) are great fillers. But you should keep in mind that perennials can only be happy with each other permanently and without great care if all neighbors have the same temperament. Strong, sprawling plants are able to crush fragrant, delicate beings. If necessary, the only thing that helps is to put the dominant partner in their place by dividing them or replanting them at an appropriate distance.

Fast growing roses

Hardly any gardener would want to do without roses. If you want to quickly equip a slightly larger arch, a canopy over a seat or an old apple tree with roses, fast rambler roses are just right for you. However, they need a little more care when laying out and arranging them. Vigorous varieties such as ‘Bobby James’ can grow up to ten meters high and are single-flowering. But there are also many varieties that bloom more often, for example ‘Super Excelsa’, or ‘Super Dorothy’. In no time they will be three to four meters high.