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Black Willow Shrub - Salix Nigra For Sale Online
Black willow shrub

Black Willow Shrub

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Description: Latin Name- SALIX NIGRA USDA Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 60 to 90 ft Sun: Full or Partial Sun
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    Black Willow - Silax Nigra


    The Black Willow is a tree native to the eastern part of the United States. It particularly enjoys wet environments in cooler climates, therefore it grows best in zones 2 through 8. Black Willows enjoy full sun with continually moist soil, often sprouting in places like wetlands or along streams. As with all willows, the Black Willow has a very unique appearance. It reaches a height of 30 to 60 feet and bears an irregular crown typically wider than the tree's height. The tree usually grows one broad trunk, however it can also produce more than one. The leaves are thin and green, growing up to 6 inches long. In the springtime, the blooms have dangling catkins with tiny, flowerless petals. These catkins are up to 3 inches long and yellow to green in color.

    Willows are useful in landscaping for a number of reasons. First of all, they tend to grow quickly. Secondly, they grow into a very full and delicate shape. This means a yard can have an elegant touch of willow branches in a relatively short amount of time. There is, however, one large concern about using a willow tree in landscaping: Willows are notorious for strangling pipelines in search of water sources and therefore should not be planted near a house or other structure. If this can be mitigated, a plant like a Black Willow will add a considerable amount of character to your garden in the summer. By the winter months, its leave will likely drop. The Black Willow is, for the most part, a fairly resilient plant. A variety of pests do attack these trees, but those attacks rarely cause severe damage. Despite preferring moist environments, the Black Willow has managed to grow in many regions of the United States and Canada, including as far south as Texas and Florida to as far north as northern Quebec. Black Willows are easy but beautiful trees.
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