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Black Willow Tree

Black Willow Tree

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Black Willow Tree

The Black Willow tree, scientifically known as Salix nigra, is a graceful and versatile deciduous tree native to North America. It is a member of the Salicaceae family and is commonly found in wetland areas, such as swamps, riverbanks, and along the edges of ponds and lakes. This tree is celebrated for its unique characteristics and ecological importance.

The Looks Of The Black Willow Tree

Mature trees can be 30 to 60 feet tall and appear distinctive. Their bark is dark brown to black, deeply furrowed, and rough in texture. The leaves are long and slender, with finely toothed margins and a shiny, opaque green upper surface. The tree produces catkins, which are small, elongated bloom clusters, in spring before the foliage fully emerges. These catkins are an important early food source for pollinators like bees and butterflies. 

One of the remarkable features of the trees is their adaptability to waterlogged and flood-prone environments. Their extensive root system helps stabilize riverbanks and prevent soil erosion, making them vital for maintaining the health of aquatic ecosystems. The tree's wood is also lightweight, making it ideal for crafting items like baskets and furniture. Historically, Native American tribes utilized flexible branches and twigs for weaving. 

The trees also offer habitat and food for various wildlife species. Beavers are particularly fond of the bark and branches of this tree, often using them to build dams and lodges. Different birds, including finches and songbirds, consume the seeds and leaves. 

Despite its numerous virtues, their populations have faced some threats due to habitat loss and alterations in water flow patterns. Conservation efforts are in place to protect and restore these valuable trees and the ecosystems they support. The tree symbolizes resilience, adaptability, and ecological importance in North America's wetland landscapes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Gary Hobbs

So flowy! Looks gorgeous in my front yard

Thank you for the great review, Gary! We can’t wait to have you back at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery.

Claire Heightt

Majestic look! I love the black willow tree!

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Black Willow Tree

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

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