Tree Growth Chart

In the tables below, Slow1, Medium2 and Fast3 mean the following:

  1. Having an annual growth increment of 12 inches or less
  2. Between 12 and 24 inches of growth per year
  3. Has the potential to grow 24 inches or more annually.
Evergreen Trees
Species Size Ideal Conditions Growth Rate
Under 30' 30-60' Over 60' Soil Sun Slow1 Medium2 Fast3
Jack pine   x   Average Full     x
Shortleaf pine     x Dry Full     x
Red pine     x Average Partial   x  
Eastern white pine     x Moist Partial     x
Baldcypress     x Wet Full   x  
Eastern redcedar   x   Wide range Full x    
Shrubs
Species Size Ideal Conditions Growth Rate
Under 10' 10-20' Soil Sun Slow1 Medium2 Fast3
Sandbar willow   x Wide range Full     x
Meadow willow   x Wet Full     x
American hazel   x Wide range Shade   x  
Ozark witchhazel   x Moist Partial   x  
Ninebark x   Wide Full     x
Blackberry x   Average Shade     x
Shrub lespedeza x   Average Full   x  
Fragrant sumac x   Average Full   x  
Shining sumac   x Average Full     x
Arrow viburnum   x Moist Shade   x  
Deciduous Trees
Species Size Ideal Conditions Growth Rate
Under 30' 30-60' Over 60' Soil Sun Slow1 Medium2 Fast3
Eastern cottonwood     x Wet Full     x
Ward's willow x     Wet Full     x
Pecan     x Moist Full x    
Shellbark hickory     x Moist Partial x    
Shagbark hickory     x Average Partial x    
Black walnut     x Moist Full   x  
River birch   x   Moist Full     x
White oak     x Moist Partial x    
Scarlet oak     x Average Full   x  
Cherrybark oak     x Wet Full     x
Bur oak     x Moist Full x    
Pin oak     x Wet Full     x
Northern red oak     x Moist Partial   x  
Shumard oak     x Moist Partial   x  
Nuttall oak     x Wet Full     x
Black oak     x Average Partial   x  
Hackberry     x Wide range Partial   x  
Osage orange   x   Wide range Full     x
Red mulberry   x   Average Partial     x
Tulip tree   x   Moist Partial   x  
Pawpaw x     Moist Shade x    
Sweetgum     x Moist Full   x  
American sycamore     x Wet Partial     x
Downy serviceberry   x   Average Shade   x  
Hawthorn x     Average Full x    
Wild plum x     Average Full     x
Eastern redbud x     Average Shade   x  
Kentucky coffeetree     x Moist Full x    
Black locust   x   Wide Full     x
Deciduous holly x     Wide Partial x    
Silver maple     x Wet Partial     x
Roughleaf dogwood x     Average Shade   x  
Flowering dogwood   x   Moist Shade   x  
Gray dogwood x     Wide range Shade   x  
Blackgum     x Moist Full x    
Persimmon   x   Average Full x    
White ash     x Moist Partial     x
Green ash   x   Wet Full     x
Nannyberry viburnum x     Average Partial     x
Blackhaw x     Average Full x    

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