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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- Hardy planting zones are 4-9, can be grown almost anywhere in the US, although it’s a bit more difficult in Alaska & Hawaii due to the extreme temperatures
Bloom Season - Their flowers bloom in the late winter and early spring months (February thru June)
Bloom Color - Willow trees bloom with yellow, tube-shaped flower clusters
Height at Maturity - Mature height averages anywhere from 30 to 40 feet, though it’s usually weeping willows that grow to 40. Width at maturity is usually anywhere from 30 to 50 feet (span of the branches) with a trunk diameter of 1 to 3 feet and a root spread of up to 35 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Willow trees prefer soil that is slightly acidic but can grow well in soil that is loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils as well as near water. Also somewhat drought tolerant.
Sun or Shade - Willow trees grow best in moist soil and areas with full sun and partial shade.
The Willow is a deciduous tree characterized by it’s long and sweeping branches.
Growing more than 2 feet each year, in the late winter and early spring, it blooms with yellow tubular flower clusters. It is a very hardy plant that can be grown as far north as Alaska and as far south as Florida.
Because they can reach up to 50 feet, they must be given a wide area of land to grow into, away from sewer drains, septic systems, or water lines.
Their roots can be aggressive, actively seeking the nearest water source and at times spanning wider than the tree is tall. In addition to that, they seek out the nutrients in the soil around septic systems, making the roots even more dangerous if not planted in the right area. Native to China, they prefer areas with full sun and partial shade slightly acidic soils.