These fast-growing trees are not generally suitable for planting in a small garden, but are very useful for shelter and windbreaks. Easy to grow in most soils, they prefer a position in full sun. Do not grow close to drains or buildings as the roots can become invasive, particularly on heavy clay.

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<p>These fast-growing trees are not generally suitable for planting in a small garden, but are very useful for shelter and windbreaks. Easy to grow in most soils, they prefer a position in full sun. Do not grow close to drains or buildings as the roots can become invasive, particularly on heavy clay.</p>