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The Black Willow, also known scientifically as Salix Nigra is a native plant of the United States belonging to the Salicaceae family of trees.
Commonly found near swampy areas, this tree can grow from 30 - 60 feet at maturity. The Black Willow tree has a beautiful shape, bearing a straight trunk side with crown-shaped leaves. Its roots are solid and dense, with multiple slender trunks about 14 inches around the tree's base. This tree bears thick, coarse, dark-colored bark; the color changes as the tree ages, going from greyish brown with ridges while maturing to black with furrows when fully grown. Black Willow trees bear bright green and are narrow with fine-toothed margins with a tapered base, growing 3-6 inches long. The Black Willow tree bears separate male and female catkins, with male catkins showing greenish-white and growing 1 - 3 inches long. The female catkins are short and green. Black Willow catkins are cylindrical with flowering clusters along the stems in a bright yellow.
Black Willow Stakes grow best in moist to wet soil and prefer saline and alkaline conditions. Fibrous roots add water tolerance to the Black Willow making the tree a soil binder and helping to stop soil erosion. The Black Willow is also flood tolerant. The blooming season of the Black Willow flowers differs based on region. In Southern areas, the Black Willow will bloom in February, while in Northern regions, this tree blooms in June.
The Black Willow tree proliferates in full sun to partial shade and is low maintenance, and can be pruned in early winter. At age 10, the Black Willow produces large oval seeds, bearing yellow-green then reddish-brown with tiny hairs germinating and dispersed through water and wind. Small mammals and birds enjoy the Black Willow tree adding to its unique stature.
The Black Willow will make your garden a fairytale dreamscape, especially if planted near a garden stream. Enjoy its beautiful blooms and shade all year long as a unique tree in your home garden.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.