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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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.