- Black Willow Tree is a medium sized willow tree. This lofty tree only grows as high as thirty feet in height, but in some cases has been found to grow as high as ninety feet.
Black Willow Tree - SALIX NIGRA
Black Willow Tree limbs are known to be extremely long and draping, creating a uniquely beautiful tree.
This small tree has multiple trunks that connect at the base. This tree limbs can be as long as fifteen feet and have alternating green leaves. These large leaves are up to five inches in length and spear-shaped. These leaves turn into a golden yellow color in the fall months. This plant has small yellow catkins that appear every springtime and hang from the tree. The trees long branches tend to sway with the wind and create a dreamy appearance for this tree. This small tree needs full sunlight but can continue to develop in a slight amount of shade of larger trees. This beautiful willow tree is native and is usually found growing in the southeastern parts of the United States. This tree prefers to grow near water and is often found growing near lakes, rivers, and wetland areas. This tree can adapt to a variety of soils but needs the soil to be rather moist and to stay consistently moist. This plant also prefers poorly drained soils where other trees cannot grow due to root rot. This willow trees bark contains salicylic acid which is commonly used in the creating aspirin, which is a major pain reliever. This tree has many uses and will accent any yard or landscaping area very well. Add life to your front yard! Enjoy all the beautiful colors it brings through the seasons! Buy it from us today! Black Willow trees grow in the eastern half of Canada and the United States and also in the Midwest part of the U.S. They grow best where the annual rainfall is 51 inches and where 20 inches of it falls between April and August. Common places where they can be found are beside streams, along to banks that surround farm ponds, and in pasture sloughs. These trees grow to be 30 to 60 feet in height and about 14 inches in trunk diameter. Their normal life span is 65 years, but they range between 40 and 100 years. They cannot withstand being close to hot fires, but they will sprout again at the base if they do burn up in a fire.
Black Willow Tree