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Black Willow Seedlings

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Latin Name- SALIX NIGRA USDA Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 60 to 90 ft Sun: Full or Partial Sun

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Black Willow Seedlings – Salix Nigra

The Black Willow Seedlings is the most massive tree of the willow family and grows from 30 to 100 feet in height. Its bark develops deep grooves and a rough texture as it ages, giving the tree eye-catching texture. The surface of the bark isn’t the only thing that changes over time – its color varies too. The bark color of new growth begins as green and gradually fades to brown, eventually as the bark matures it becomes black. The different ages in bark and the black willow’s unique texture can give it an almost marbled appearance. The Black Willow Seedlings tree features long, thin leaves that are bright green. These leaves can grow up to 5 inches in length. This tree’s bright leaves make for a striking combination against the dark bark of the tree.

Once fall rolls around, Black Willow Seedlings bright green leaves turn a golden yellow before falling off for the winter.

The Black Willow Seedlings is also dioecious and produces yellow flowers between early March and April. These flowers are produced on catkins and are one of the first foods for bees after the winter. The black willow’s branches also attract butterflies and other forms of wildlife. After the flowers have been pollinated, the black willow produces a brown fruit. In landscaping, the black willow loves wet, poorly drained soils and can tolerate a wide range of PH values. Its growing mediums of choice are clay, loam, and sandy soils. This willow is a fast-growing tree and is hardy in zones 4 -9. The black willow excels in erosion control and tolerates wet, swampy conditions. They are best planted where the soil is continually damp and are happiest around water like ponds or streams.

Black Willow Seedlings fast-growing nature makes this tree an excellent source of shade near bodies of water whether you’re fishing or having a family picnic.

Black Willow Seedlings are great for many landscape projects. This tree can grow in soils that are moist and poorly drained in composition. In the spring, the tree will produce yellow catkins that are striking against the green foliage. The leaves will turn a golden yellow for the fall, providing a lot of color and beauty in the area. It is excellent for providing interest in the landscape.

Black Willow Seedlings