Swamp Willow Live Stakes

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Swamp Willow Live Stakes Description

 Swamp Willow Live Stakes, Callistachys Lanceolata is a Medium-Sized Tree 

The Swamp Willow tree is a medium-sized tree that grows in North America. This willow is the largest of its kind. It can grow 10-30 meters tall, with the highest being 45 meters tall when fully mature. The diameter of the trunk can grow to about 20-30 inches. It is also commonly known as the Black Willow. You can find these trees on the middle and east sides of the U.S. as well as Canada. You can find the largest group of these trees along the Mississippi River. It is an excellent tree to plant for land that needs stabilizing erosion. 

Swamp Willow Live Stakes, Callistachys Lanceolata Can Grow in Almost any Soil Type. 

This willow can grow in almost any soil type, although it needs plenty of moisture and is constantly in the growing season due to the nature of the roots. They are most commonly found in swamps and on river margins and any land known to be full of water moisture in the soil. It can grow best in an average temperature between 59 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit. In the first year, the tree can grow 1.2 inches tall. 

Swamp willow, also called "black willow" or "Southwestern willow," is the largest North American willow species. It is identifiable for its tall, slender shoots ranging from yellow to brown and purple. The shoots produce beautiful red-brown buds, giving them an even more stunning look.

It is a hardy species native to the eastern seaboard of North America. It is robust and adaptable, and today it grows wild from New Brunswick and Ontario in Canada down to Florida and even parts of Texas. This species does best in USDA hardiness zones 4-9. This willow thrives in areas with partial sunlight and moist soil. The leaves are identifiable by their rounded, broad bases and fine-toothed edges. If you look closely, you may also see fine hairs along the surface of the willow's leaves. When the buds emerge, they are narrow and cone-shaped. The bark appears as a dark-gray or brown color. The bark is sometimes closer to black, explaining the tree's alternate name of "black willow." The swamp willow has a deep root system, making it a top choice in areas prone to flooding and erosion.

It has been a fixture of the American landscape for many years. Height-wise, the most massive swamp willow tree, 63 feet tall, lives in Minnesota. The most extensive tree, nearly 20 feet in circumference, resides in Marlboro Township, New Jersey.

Today, this species is widespread in private and commercial landscapes for its attractive appearance and hardiness. But historically, it has also been precious for its medicinal and healing properties. Since ancient Greece, the bark of the willow trees has been used to make tea with anti-inflammatory properties. By the 1840s, chemists used extracts from the tree's bark to create pain-relieving medications.

If these willows are well-cared for, they will live to be about 65 years old. In the wild, their lifespan ranges from 40-100 years. The tree's wood is light to moderate in density. It is used for various commercial products, including toys, barrels, crates, and wood floors.


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It is Native to eastern North America and hardy to zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. The willow lives up to its name and grows abundantly in wet and swampy areas. Its botanical name, Salix nigra, also tells us that it has dark brown to black bark and grows quite rapidly in spring (Salix is Latin and means leaping). The deciduous tree also matures quickly, reaching an average of 35-100 ft (10 -30 m) tall by around 30 years.

Swamp Willow Live Stakes are Great for Wood Production and Erosion and Flood Control

It prefers full sun to partly shady areas and thrives, as indicated by its common name and wide-spreading, shallow root system, in wet to me. It's dark brown/black, rigioist soils, but it will also tolerate dry soil bark starts smooth and fissures and becomes more textured with age. The trunks grow wide and often fork near the base resulting in the poetic "weeping" shape as the branches grow heavy. Shoots vary in color and are thin and brittle at the bottom, making them easy to break off.

Its leaves are long, thin, taper-pointed, and dark green on both sides, although sometimes lighter underneath. They turn lemon yellow in fall. This magnificent tree will bring a touch of whimsy to any landscape and plenty of wildlife, including the yellow-bellied sapsucker, a type of woodpecker that loves the willow sap. Many other birds are attracted, and deer love to eat its leaves.

Willow trees are ancient, dating back to the Cretaceous period, and have many uses in addition to their aesthetic attributes. The indigenous people of North America used them to treat fevers, night sweats, headaches, and many other ailments. Salicin, the active component of the willow bark used in these treatments, has been synthesized into the salicylic acid found in Aspirin and skincare treatments we use today. Its other uses include wood production and erosion and flood control in agriculture.

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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.

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