Black Willow Stakes

Black Willow Stakes

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Live Stakes
Planting Zones 4-9
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Black Willow Live Stakes


Black Willow Live Stakes: Salix nigra, the lovely black willow tree, is part of a larger family of deciduous shrubs and trees. This species grows fast, a hardy tree that will thrive in almost every USDA zone. This tree grows well from Maine south and west to Texas.


Like most trees in its genus, the black willow prefers the full sun and consistently moist and fertile soils of bogs, swamps, marshes, ponds, river banks, and other wetter locations. Plant your black willow live stakes in a site that duplicates this environment.


TN Nursery recommends the black willow live stakes for continuously wet soil customers, particularly with water erosion issues. It provides an effective remedy for eroding soil due to the sprawling and robust root system that helps stabilize soil in the most challenging conditions.


What Is a Black Willow Live Stake?


Live staking is a technique landscape professionals, and gardeners use to reforest, particularly along river edges.


Live stakes are tree branches harvested by horticulturists during a dormant period and then planted into the soil immediately. They quickly start to sprout roots and grow into new trees. This technique usually happens in the late winter or early spring--but tree dormancy varies based on local weather conditions. The general rule of thumb is to place your black willow live stake in the exact spot you want to grow it as soon as the ground defrosts in the late winter or early spring.


Your Black Willow Live Stakes Will Grow Into a Lovely Tree


The name of the black willow refers to the tree's bark color--a deep brown that appears black. As the black willow live stake grows, it will develop a rough texture with well-defined grooves and scales. The branches will grow long, slim, and somewhat droopy. The tree's crown will become full, forming an attractive, slightly asymmetrical shape.


Order Your Black Willow Live Stakes From TN Nursery Today


Black willow live stakes are perfect for reforesting along a creek bed or around a pond. Place your order with TN Nursery today.

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  • 5

    Posted by Lizzie Lohan on Dec 23, 2020

    I planted these in the side of my pond they are growing roots and putting on leaves thank you so much Tennessee wholesale nursery

  • 4
    Black Willows

    Posted by Wofford Earthworks, LLC on Jul 24, 2020

    Came on time and good quality.

  • 5
    black willlow stakes

    Posted by Reba Thomas on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Black Willow Stakes

    Posted by Barbara Elmando on Aug 22, 2019

    planted these all around the lake- can;'t wait to see what happens

  • 3
    turned out beautiful!

    Posted by treva pod on May 03, 2016

    got them wasn't what i expected but they turned out beautiful!

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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 is 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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April