Black Willow Brush Layers

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Black Willow Brush Layers, Salix Nigra are Commonly Used as Ornamental Trees 

Salix Nigra is better known as Black Willow Seedlings; The hardy planting zones are 3-8; The growth rate is 1-2 feet a year. Black Willow Seedlings at maturity can reach 30-40 feet high and can achieve this in as little as 30 years. Plant in full sun to partial shade and does like to be consistently moist. Black Willow Brush Layers is perfect for a low-lying or area that is always wet. This tree is a close relation to the weeping willow. The wood of this tree can sometimes be used to make artificial limbs before we had plastic.

It will have yellow catkins that are about 1½ inches in length. They will turn into an orange pod filled with seeds in the summertime. The Black Willow name comes from the nearly black color of its bark. The twigs are slender, flexible, and light red. The leaves are deciduous and grow alternately. They are narrow and lance-shaped with tiny hairs underneath, finely toothed margins, and round tapered bases. The buds are close, cone-shaped, and orange-brown. Male and female yellow-green flower catkins that are 4-5 cm long grow on separate trees.


Black Willow Brush Layers, Salix Nigra Help to Prevent Soil Erosion


Black Willows are commonly used as ornamental shade trees. They can be quickly established from cuttings, but the soil they germinate and grow must be moist. After they are grown, they need to be thinned out periodically to prevent stagnation. The lumber industry makes shipping boxes from its wood. The bark of these trees has long been used to create a therapeutic tea to ease rheumatic pains and stiff joints, and lower fevers. In the wild, the seeds are widely spread by water and wind. The roots of this tree help to prevent soil from being washed away. Beaver and elk eat off Black Willow Seedlings, giving nectar and pollen to honey bees.Widely used as an ornamental tree, the Black Willow is a fast-growing native tree that can withstand any wet condition.  


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The botanical name of the Black Willow is Salix Nigra. It is a medium-sized deciduous tree that may live for 40 to 50 years. The Black Willow is native to North America from Maine to Minnesota, south Colorado, Texas, Florida, and New Brunswick to Manitoba in Canada. The smooth bark of the Black Willow is dark brown to blackish. It becomes fissured with age and commonly forks around the base.

The shoots are slender and vary in color from green to brown, yellow, or reddish. They are brittle at the edge, shattering equally at the branch junction if bent sharply. The leaves buds measure 2–4 centimeters long and have a single, pointed reddish-brown bud scale. The leaves are alternating, long, and thin, measuring 5–15 centimeters long and 0.5–2 centimeters wide.

The foliages of the Black Willow are generally falcate, dark, lustrous green on both sides or with a lighter green underside. The blades of the leaves are linear-lanceolate in form and coarsely serrated along the borders. The flowers of the Black Willow are catkins, producing yellow flowers 2.5–7.5 centimeters long in early spring. In the fall, the leaves become a lemon yellow. The black Willow tree thrives in locations with full sunlight to partial shade. It prefers moist to wet good nutritional soil. Hence, it is commonly found along riverbanks and in marshes. The Black Willow grows at a rate of 1-2 feet per year in hardy planting zones 3-8.

 Black Willow seedlings can reach mature 30-40 feet in 30 years. Black Willow Brush Layers are ideal for a low-lying or constantly moist environment. This tree is familiar to the weeping willow. Deer and other mammals use Black Willow as shelter. Appreciated by wildlife, cultivated trees of Black Willow frequently grow as huge shrubs or smaller trees. Humans use its wood to make lumber, furniture, and doors. The Black Willow may evolve specific flood tolerance traits to survive in flooded areas. Black Willow tolerates a wide range of soil types as long as adequate rainfall.


Cultural Description of the Baneberry Plant:

Botanical Name:  Salix Nigra

Common Names:  Swap Willow, Goodding Willow, Southwestern Black Willow

Native to: North America, Chicago area, Illinois

Soil Preference: Wet to Moist, Rich Soil

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Requirement: Moderate amount of water 

Ship As: Bareroot

Growth Rate: Grows 1–2 feet per year

Height at Maturity:  30-60 feet long, 30-60 feet wide

Bloom Time:  March to May

Best Time to Harvest: Spring, Summer

Benefits: Attracts to insect pollinators, Nesting birds

Hardiness Zone:  2-8

Black willows are beautiful shade trees. They grow from cuttings but prefer moist soil in which they germinate. Many biologists use the bark of the Black Willow tree as a medicine to relieve rheumatic pains, stiff joints, and fevers. Water and wind widely distribute the seeds. This tree's roots help to keep soil from washing away. Beaver and elk eat the seedlings of Black Willow, providing nectar and pollen to honey bees.

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Latin Name- Black Willow/Salix nigra Hardy Planting Zones- Zones 2-8 Mature Height- 30-60 feet Mature Width- 15-25 feet Bloom Season- March and April Sun or Shade- Full sun
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