- 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
Black Willow Live Stakes is a beautifully regal and somewhat small tree with long, oval-shaped leaves of bright green and will add wonderful 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, normally it will form into multiple trunks towards the base. Fruit on the Black Willow Live Stake are small and an intriguing yellow or reddish-brown color which bloom in the spring months. Once fully mature, the small 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 to say the least. Basically, 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 also 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.