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- Latin Name- Black Willow/Salix nigra Hardy Planting Zones- Zones 2-8 Mature Height- 30-60 feet Mature Width- 15-25 feet Bloom Season- March and April Sun or Shade- Full sun
Black Willow Live Stakes - Salix nigra
While the black willow live stakes are usually small, it's not out of the ordinary for them to reach heights of over 100 feet. The multiple-trunk forming tree found mainly in the Eastern United States, has brown flowers and elongated, bright-green leaves. The trees are mostly found among rivers and swamp areas. They do best in full sunlight and will thrive in flooded areas. Found in planting zone 3-9, the trees are also known for their medicinal purposes.
Black Willow Live Stakes is a beautifully majestic and somewhat small tree with long, oval-shaped leaves of bright green and will add beautiful color to your lawn in the autumn months. It makes a perfect shade tree and attracts a wide variety of birds for cover. Bark on this tree is an extremely dark brown, almost black, in color and cracked which makes the ornamental appearance extremely attractive to the eye. Though the base of it can be one single trunk, it usually will form into multiple logs towards the bottom. Fruit on the Black Willow Live Stake are small and an intriguing yellow or reddish-brown color which blooms in the spring months. Once fully mature, the little seeds are green in color and hairy or fuzzy in appearance. Once on the ground, these seeds can also multiply and produce more trees. These trees are perfect to get the color in your yard started and as they will grow up to three feet per year. Maintenance for them is low. They need planting and water. Their resistance to disease and insects is also exceptional. It would be a delightful addition to any flower or garden area where shade from the sun is needed. Black Willow Live Stakes will make a very stately shade tree for your lawn. This tree can also be used by several types of wildlife for cover and will attract a wide variety of birds. It will even do well in various soil types. This tree can be found a lot around lakes and streams growing. This tree will produce a spiny type flower and are called catkins.