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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.
Black willow is a deciduous tree that is famous for its irregular shape. It is the only species in the genus Salix found in North America and Europe. It can grow very fast, reaching up to 20 meters high (65 ft). The trunk diameter of this type of tree may vary between 60 cm (24 inches) and 2 m (6.5 ft). The bark is relatively thin, smooth, and dark grey or blackish. Willows are among the most common trees in the United Kingdom, particularly in Scotland, outnumber native trees.
The willow leaves are pretty simple, with two leaf shoots on the same tree. They are slender and yellowish-green, about 2 to 5 centimeters (0.79 to 1.97 in) long, but they can reach up to 10 cm (3.9 in).
The tree leaves grow at the base of the stem, which has small fine roots that help the tree stand upright. The leaves are covered with fine hair along the stems, and they can easily detach from the twig when touched.
Before the leaves appear on the trees, the willow flowers in late winter or spring grow in clusters of three to six, and they have a strong fragrance that is very noticeable. Willows are dioecious, which means that each tree has either male or female flowers. Male flowers have four stamens, while females only have two stamens and a three-carpel ovary.
The willow fruit is tiny but can be found in large amounts on the trees after pollination. It is an achene, a small dry fruit with one seed inside.
It can be red or yellow when ripe, but it becomes dark brown soon after the pollination occurs. For this reason, willow flowers are mainly white to avoid being eaten by animals that usually eat fruits with high nutritional value.
Why are black willow trees a good choice?
Black willow trees are mainly chosen because of their appearance. Their thin bark goes nicely with the silhouette of the tree, and it contrasts nicely with other species that produce thicker barks. Another reason why people like these trees is that they grow fast; black willows can reach up to 20 meters high (65 ft) after only 20 years, which makes them suitable for smaller gardens.
They are also used as ornamental trees as they produce many flowers, and their leaves stay green all year round.