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Silky Willow

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Over 20 Feet
November 1st Through April 15th
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Reviews (2)

  • 5

    Posted by kristen taylor on 4th Oct 2018

    received my plants and they are great. and it was fast shipped and came with instructions.. very happy customer.

  • 4
    Not as tall

    Posted by Eli Jacobs on 5th May 2016

    It's not as tall as I thought it would be but it's okay

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Shipping Information

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


Silky Willow – Salix sericea

Silky WillowShrub is the plant for you. The Silky Willow is a shrub, and it is a member of the Salicaceae family. This plant is popular because it is low maintenance. The Silky Willow commonly grows in swamps along the rivers in the eastern United States and Canada. The plant life of this shrub can be about twenty years where it will grow to be the tallest. The Silky Willow grows around mid-spring. The typical growth period is between the spring and summer. The Silky Willow has dark green with light hair on the top, and it is bright green covered with silky white hairs underneath. This plant has an acceptance to drought and has to have a lot of watering. The soil that is needed for the shrub is acid, average, loam, clay, or sand that will continue to be wet and moist. During May, the shrub can be yellow-green blooms.

The Silky Willow can survive any weather conditions.

  The bush can grow in the shade, or it can have lots of suns. The Silky Willow can lighten up the garden by bringing an array of variety to your garden. When the sunlight hits the Silky Willow, it can produce a shade of purple.The silky willow shrub grows in swamps and riverbeds in eastern America and Canada. Two to four meters tall, it has long, thin twigs of a purplish color. The upper side of young leaves looks dark green and a bit hairy. The lower side of the leaves are light green and covered thickly with white, silky hairs. It likes sandy, gravelly, cobbly lake and river shores and rarely appears in fields, though it may occasionally be found in swamps and ledgy shorelines. A quick grower, it hosts Acadian hairstreak butterfly caterpillars. Some people like to plant it as a replacement for the invasive Russian olive.



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Silky Willow