Silky Willow Tree

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Planting Zones 4-9
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Silky Willow Tree Description

Silky Willow Tree Tree - Salix Nigra is One of the Fastest Growing the Willows

Silky Willow Tree, salix nigra is named for its dark brownish-black bark; the tree is one of the fastest-growing willows. It grows to be one of the enormous willows when mature. Leaves are sprawling and create an irregular tree shape.

The shallow roots prefer moist soil, naturally found in wetlands and along streams. Roots need a lot of supply of water during the growing season. They are very tolerant of flooding. The trunk is usually one thick or several trunks growing from one root set.

The wood is light, sturdy, and resists splintering; therefore, it has many commercial uses. Historically, natural Glucoside Salicin was extracted from the bark and leaves of the willow and used to treat ailments such as rheumatism.

The ingredient, salicylic acid, is currently used in aspirin, although it is now made synthetically. Narrow-leaf blades taper to a point and grow up to 5 inches long.

Silky Willow Tree is Very Flood Tolerant and Resistant to Splintering 

When ripe, reddish-brown, cone-shaped fruit dries and cracks open. In March and April, modest yellow flowers or catkins, lacking petals, bloom at the time when leaves appear in spring. Leaves turn yellow in the Fall, either Fall off or wither and remain on branches during winter.

It grows best in moist soil and typically can be found in clay, loam, and sand. The tree is a highly hardy species found most commonly in the eastern portions of the United States.

They are known both for their splinter-resistant softwood and their uncanny ability to thrive in wet and unfavorable conditions.

Its wood is so flexible and light that it was used to make artificial limbs, but today its most common use is in the construction of shipping boxes. 

The Salix Nigra tree, commonly named the Black Willow Tree, is a deciduous tree known for fast growth, multiple trunks, and a large spreading top. The tree is known to reach maximal heights of more than 120 feet, while average heights tend to fall between 30 feet to 75 feet tall.

The Black Willow Tree is found throughout United States wetland areas along the Eastern seaboard. It is also as far north as Minnesota and Canada, as far west as the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and as far south as Texas and Florida. 

This tree grows best in USDA Growing Zones 4 – 9 and blooms primarily between March and April. Environments with full sunlight and medium amounts of shade are best for the tree, and the roots of the tree are partial to wet, moist soil. 

In keeping with its name, the tree's bark is darkly colored with long, deep indentations. The tree leaves are a deep, dark greenish color and develop a yellowish tinge in the Fall months. 

The firm, stable roots of the tree are frequently used to help control erosion in wet areas. The roots often spread to help stabilize the surrounding soil.

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Reviews (11)

  • 4
    Silky Willow Tree

    Posted by Emily John on Jan 23, 2022

    I have this planted in my farm so many years ago. it has been lushing out and extremely wonderful in all the seasons.

  • 5
    Black Willows Arrived Readuy to Plant

    Posted by R. David Robinson on Apr 21, 2021

    Recently ordered some Black Willow trees for riverbank stabilization. They arrived quickly and in excellent shape. Planted them as soon as they arrived and they look healthy. Thanks for the excellent service. Plan to order more in the Fall.

  • 5
    Willow trees

    Posted by Sue Blackall on Apr 15, 2021

    They are very nice and healthy.

  • 5
    Healthy and beautiful

    Posted by Kassy Dixon on Dec 23, 2020

    I planted mine outside my koi pond I am absolutely in love with it.

  • 5

    Posted by Cassandra Hopkins on Dec 09, 2020

    They kinda look like a swamp tree I love them.

  • 5
    Black Willow Tree

    Posted by Tera Bess on Aug 27, 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Black Willow Tree

    Posted by Melinda Sweeton on Aug 23, 2019

    looks great around our pond

  • 5
    Black Willow Tree

    Posted by Opal Fredericks on Aug 22, 2019

    These look great around my pond.

  • 5
    Black Willow Tree

    Posted by Jason Pearson on Aug 22, 2019

    These look great around the pond.


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.

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Ships November through April

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