Black Willow Tree

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Black Willow Tree, Salix Nigra is Hardy Planting Zones 3-8 and Known as the Weeping Willow

The black willow tree is referred to as Salix nigra, swamp willow, or weeping willow; The tree is found near wetlands in eastern parts of the United States; The average tree grows at the height of 50 to 65 feet tall. Off of a single trunk are multiple stems. The tree often leans as the tree grows. The trees bloom dangling catskins with tiny flowers that do not have petals. The bark of the tree is dark brown, black, or gray. Growing this tree is as simple as breaking off a branch and planting it in the ground near water. The tree grows better in the sun but can grow in shady areas. Though the tree matures in thirty years, the species is known for having a short life expectancy. The wood has no odor or taste and has been used as a tonic to cleanse the blood. Many things are made from this tree because the wood is light and flexible. Some furniture parts and artificial limbs made from this tree

Black Willow Tree, Salix Nigra makes an Outstanding Shade Tree 

Black Willow is also known as Salix Nigra. Hardy planting zones are 3-8. The growth rate is up to 3 feet per year; The Black Willow is a fast-growing tree and will thrive in various soil types and conditions. The black willow will make a beautiful tree for everyone to enjoy. They are straightforward to care for and will not take a lot of care when growing. This tree will grow to be 80 to 100 feet tall and be as complete as 40 to 60 feet. It will thrive in full and partial sunlight. This tree is fantastic when grown and will make an excellent shade tree to enjoy. This tree will add lots of color and activity to a lawn.

Black Willow, Salix Nigra is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

The black willow, also known as Salix Nigra is a species of willow native to the Eastern part of North America. The black willow, named after its very dark appearing black, brownish bark, is a medium height tree that grows up to 35 to 100 feet tall. The exception cases may be experienced to be as long heightened as 148 feet. The Black Willow tree has irregular crowns that spread wider than the length of the tree. The base is a single thick trunk, which later grows and divides into several trunks. The bright green leaves of this tree are elongated and thin, consisting of margins approximately 3 to 6 inches long. The leaves are shiny green at the tip and tone down to a softer and subtle shade of green to the end. The bark ranges from blackish to dark brown, while the shoots are narrow and vary from green to brown, yellow, or purple. The flowers appearing on the tree are small green yellowish without petals around 1 to 3 inches long. The leaves of the tree turn into lemon color in the fall season.

The salix nigra consists of separate male and female trees; however, the tree's flowering depends on the climate. In the southern parts, it blossoms during February, while in the Northern parts, it flowers till June. The seeds are started to burst by the trees once they reach the maturity of almost ten years in age. It is a continuous crop and is specific in terms of germination requirements. The soil suitable for the perfect germination of the black willow tree is wet soil or flooded with water. Black willow trees are fragile in drought conditions and may experience abnormal growth of the branches or roots of the tree. The roots of the Salix are pretty bitter and used in the place of quinine for a long time. Also used for the treatment of headache, fever, coughs, etc. The lumber of black willow is consumed in furniture making and containers used for shipping purposes. The tree's wood has very high shock resistance and maintains a good shape for long intervals of time, although it is very light in weight.

The black willow is a fast-growing tree and survives in a wide variation of soil and other conditions but may have a lifespan of only 50 to 60 years. It grows into a charming and beautiful tree that everyone likes and cherishes. The tree grows up to 3 feet each year and does not require much care and maintenance in the growing years. It thrives in full and partial sunny areas and gro into a unique beauty that provides excellent shade to be enjoyed. The black willow tree is widespread in wet weather conditions, and the soil is not very sandy.

Sun exposure: Partly shady, shade
Water requirement: high
Zone: 2 to 8
Best time to Harvest: Middle of November to late February
Ship as: bare root
Height at Maturity: 50 to 65 feet tall
Width at Maturity: 30 to 60 feet
Soil Moisture: Very moist or wet

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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 to partial shade
Planting Zones 4-9
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3 Reviews

  • 5

    So flowy! Looks gorgeous in my front yard

  • 5

    Majestic look! I love the black willow tree!

  • 5

    Beautiful besides ponds or lakes. It really takes off and has beautiful foliage.

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