Black Willow Live Stakes

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Latin Name- Salix Nigra Hardy Planting Zones- 2-8 Mature Height- 30-60 feet Mature Width- 15-25 feet Bloom Season- March and April Sun or Shade- Full Sun
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Black Willow Live Stakes – Salix Nigra

The Black Willow Live Stakes is a relatively small, visually appealing tree that stands thirty to sixty feet tall and features a canopy expanding up to twenty-five feet wide. Some specimens can reach a height of 100 feet. These trees form multiple trunks with extremely dark and cracked bark. Expect to bloom in March or April which results in yellow or reddish brown fruits. Black Willow Live Stakes trees proliferate. The trees have branches that grow from its base giving it the appearance of several trunks and adding plenty of shade and unique beauty. Also called the swamp willow, this tree uses a lot of water and grows in areas where there are ready sources such as along the Mississippi River Valley, the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, and as far north as Canada.
 
The Black Willow tree grows in the mid-west and many parts of the eastern US. It does very well on soil that does not drain well. The foliage of this species is a dark green, and the tree does produce a small fruit about the size of a capsule; When the tree flowers the blooms are yellow and are called catkins. The leaves of the Black Willow Live Stakes are slim and about four inches in length with edges that are serrated. The fruit is either yellow or a combination of red and brown and has small hairy seeds that are green. The tree itself has tiny almost black colored needles thus the name Black Willow. As a beautiful addition to landscaping and property, these trees provide shelter as well as food for wildlife. They are quite resistant to disease and damage from insects. Black Willow Live Stakes are often used to help stop erosion in landscapes due to their root system which is quite complicated. It is this system that helps to stabilize the land by using the water. They are great for planting on soil that tends to stay wet. This species of Willow is a beautiful addition to the landscape adding charm and curb appeal.