Black Willow Tree

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Planting Zones 4-9
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Black Willow Tree Description

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 catkins 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. 

It is also known as Salix Nigra. Hardy planting zones are 3-8. The growth rate is up to 3 feet per year; This tree is fast-growing and will thrive in various soil types and conditions. It will make a beautiful tree for everyone to enjoy. They are straightforward to care for and will not take much care when growing. This tree will grow 80 to 100 feet tall and 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 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. This 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 of 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.

These 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 have been used in the place of quinine for a long time. Also used for the treatment of headache, fever, coughs, etc. The lumber of the 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.

It is a fast-growing tree and survives in a wide variety 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 grows into a unique beauty that provides excellent shade to be enjoyed. This 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

Reviews (3)

  • 5

    Posted by Gary Hobbs on Mar 15, 2018

    So flowy! Looks gorgeous in my front yard

  • 5

    Posted by Claire Heightt on Mar 15, 2018

    Majestic look! I love the black willow tree!

  • 5

    Posted by Black Willow Tree on Mar 06, 2018

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

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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.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

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.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

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.

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