American Elm is a fast growing shade tree native to North America. Has a vase-shaped canopy with dark green leaves turning yellow in the fall. 60' tall and 45' wide. A cultivar variety is the Brandon Elm. It has a more compact, vase-shaped canopy and is slightly smaller reaching 45' tall and 30' wide. Both tolerates dry and wet conditions. An attractive tree for any country landscape.
It’s hard moving into a new house, and not having big trees for privacy or shade. Here are a few suggestions of trees that grow quickly. Most trees that grow quickly have shallow roots, and weak wood. So you might want to consider planting a few slower growing trees …
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase', zones 5-8 Vase-shaped with upright arching branches and rich, dark green leaves that turn bronzy maroon in fall. Grows 60–70 feet high by 40–50 feet wide; prefers full sun to partial shade but adapts to a variety of soils. Tolerates wind, pollution, and drought, making it a viable street tree. from Fast-Growing Shade Trees
Sweet Bay Magnolia Sweet bay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) Zones 5–9 Lustrous dark green leaves with silvery undersides are deciduous in the North, evergreen in the South. Lemon-scented creamy white flowers in spring/early summer. Grows 10–20 feet high and wide in the North, to 60 feet high in the South, where it is happiest. Needs moist, acid soil in sun to partial shade.