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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Hardy Planting Zone- Black Willow trees will grow virtually anywhere, but they thrive best in USDA growing zones 3 through 9
Bloom Season - Black Willow bloom during early to mid-spring (March & April
Bloom Color -During the bloom season, the flowers on Black Willow trees will appear in small (1-2 inch) cylindrical capsules (catkins), displaying their yellowish-green color
Height at Maturity - The Black Willow tree grow to be anywhere between 30 & 60 feet tall at maturity.
(though they will stop growing early without proper root space), The width of their branch spread is usually almost equivalent to its height, and their trunks usually have a diameter of about 14 inches
Soil Type Preferred- Black Willow trees can grow in any kind of soil (acidic, neutral, and alkaline), but they grow best in soils where moisture is prevalent and areas where drought is not
Sun or Shade - Although they can grow virtually anywhere in the United States, Black Willows will do best growing in areas with direct sun and/or partial shade
Black Willow trees are North American deciduous trees, that are characterized by their dark brown bark, hence the name.
They can be found as far north as Ontario, Canada, and as far south as Texas and are pretty common.
Low maintenance and fairly easy to care for, they are used to provide people with shade and many animals with food.
Their flowers are usually one of the first to provide bees with nectar and pollen following the end of their hibernation. In addition to that, their leaves provide domestic grazing animals, as well as elk and beavers with an abundant food source.
Growing faster than most trees, they can add up to 4 feet in height per year and stop growing between 30 & 60 feet though sometimes they'll stop around 10 if there isn't enough root space. As they grow, their branches and leaves spread as wide as the tree is tall, displaying a thick covering of yellow and green leaves.