Top 10 Trees That Grow Faster

The competition isn’t that deep.

Yet, these 10 trees grow faster than their peers in our ecosystem. Let’s take a look at top 10 plants that grow faster.

1. Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree

Growing upwards of 30 meters (100 feet) and spreading upto 200 meters (700 feet) across the ground the banyan tree is probably the fastest growing plant of them all as it grows vertically as well as laterally. Commonly found in south and east Asia, it was the fabled tree where Gautama Buddha has said to have found his divine wisdom.

2. Bamboo

Bamboo Tree
Bamboo Tree

Hollow stems that are found in tropical east Asia are known as bamboo. It is the fastest growing plant in India. Within 90 days of planting, the bamboo can reach it’s full maturity. Also India is the highest producer of these plants. Bamboo has found it’s way into our everyday lives into construction, interior design and even eco-friendly toothbrushes.

3. Banana

Banana Plant
Banana Plant

One the oldest fruits known to mankind is also one of the fast growing plants. Making it one of the favorites among farmers. Being a rich source of carbohydrates , vitamin B and also a high density of calories also makes it a great snack on the go.

Reaching upto 10 to 30 feet within 2 years of planting makes the banana plant able to bear fruits and profits fairly quickly. In India, bananas are mostly grown in Maharashtra, Tamil nadu, Andhra Pradesh and  Karnataka. Another benefit to this plant is also that they have the ability to bear fruit year – round. That means they are not seasonal which makes them highly profitable.

4. Babool

babool tree
Babool Tree

Known for it’s medicinal use the babool is grown in Africa and across Asia. Twigs of the tree are broken and chewed upon which a small amount of gum is secreted which is said to improve tooth health and prevent diseases such as gingivitis, tooth decay and also helps to whiten the teeth. Growing anywhere from 5 to 20 meters it favors a mostly dry climate throughout the year.

5. Shikakai

Shikakai tree
Shikakai Pollachi

 A common plant used to clean hair and make them shiny.  Known for it’s extreme cleansing properties , this ancient produce is used to cure malaria as well. It’s fruit is turned to a number of pastes and powders as well for different medicinal and cleaning purposes such as soaps. It is native to China and tropical regions of India i.e the central and south India

6. Teak

Teak Tree

A hardwood deciduous tree which is found in mixed rain forests the tree has been used all across India for about 2000 years now. Alongwith it’s long lifespan of over 200 years it contains a high amount of oil which makes it difficult to rot. Hence, it used mainly in furniture that lasts for generations as well as construction beams.

7. Neem

Neem Tree
Neem tree

Although the growth rate of the Neem tree varies with the kind of soil it is growing in, it grows upto 4 meters in 5 years and 10 meters in 25 years. The pace is rapid till 5 years after which it slows down. Another factor is that it has the ability to endure poor growing conditions such as drought – prone soil.  

8. Weeping Willow

Weeping Wilow
Weeping Wilow

This one can grow upto 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres every year. Alongwith requiring a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight in a day it prefers rich, sandy and well – drained soil. Hence it grows especially well near water.

9. Leyland Cypress

leyland cyprus
Leyland Cyprus

With a growth rate of over 24 inches in a year it’s among the favorites of gardeners over the world. It’s long slender branches alongside it’s thick vegetation makes it look beautiful when trimmed well. Mainly found in areas where a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight is not a problem.

10. Pin Oak

pin oak tree
Pin Oak Tree

A beautiful tree that grows upto 24 meters rather quickly with a rate of over 24 inches in a year.  Found in the united states it required at least 6 hours of direct sunlight in the day.


  • Vinni Balyan

    11 years ago when we left NY and started living in the suburbs, I developed the passion for gardening. I'm a mom of two, and a big time gardener here helping you pick you right battle in gardening. 🙂 Stay tuned.

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