We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April
Black Willow Tree - Salix Nigra
Black Willow Tree, salix nigra is named for dark brownish-black bark, the Black Willow is one of the fastest growing willows. It grows to be one of enormous willows when mature. Leaves are sprawling and create an irregular tree shape. The shallow roots prefer moist soil; they are 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 trunk 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.
Black Willow Tree are dark green and shiny on top and light green underneath.
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 and 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 Black Willow tree is an extremely 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.
The Black Willow gets its name from its bark coloration, which ranges from its namesake black to gray and even dark brown on occasion.
Its wood is so flexible and lights that it was once used to make artificial limbs, but today it's most common use is in the construction of shipping boxes.