• Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale


Willow Hybrid

Reg: $49.90
Save: $24.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016

1. Bare Root

Bare Root
  • 5-6 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
  • 2yr. Tree, Great for Large Plantings
  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Willow Hybrid Planting Mix

Helps your Willow Hybrid get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

35-45 ft in rows 50-75 ft alone

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Salix x matsudana x alba

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Need to block a large area in a hurry? The Willow Hybrid (also referred to as the Austree) grows up to 6+ ft. a year... filling out to create a solid green wall!

This tree serves as an excellent, trouble-free privacy screen. Willow Hybrid trees are very effective at blocking out what you don't want to see.

Disease resistant too! Tolerates both hot and cold climates... Grows well from Florida to Canada! Thrives in almost any soil.

Our special breed of Willow Hybrid is famous with Builders and Developers around the Country.

Savvy Home Builders can take an undesirable piece of property and magically hide views of roads and unsightly neighbors. In little time, buyers will see a well-formed, lush green hedge, and forget about what's on the other side.

These trees are a landscaping secret that can potentially add millions to the value of a housing development, or tens of thousands to your home.

Enjoy natural privacy for a fraction of what you would pay for an ugly fence.

When you receive your trees, they don't look like much. Plant them 5 feet apart and stand back. They fill out faster than any hedge tree we know of... typically forming into a thick green wall by the end of the first full growing season.

The recent turn in the housing market has put these trees in short supply. Order today while they're still available.

Customer Reviews

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82 Reviews
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Growth Rate
Love them but no need to buy more, I have 5 trees that I grew by cutting branches and Putting them I a 5 gal bucket. Grow roots in about 2 weeks, then Plant. 40' tall today.
December 31, 2012
My first review after purchasing 5 of these willows last spring was so premature...and I have to retract! Just one entire year later the same 5ft I purchased the are all now 24ft tall and thick! I could not be more happy with the outcome, being that NJ isnt the best place for predictable weather...I plan on buying more as gifts for friends I know that are looking for privacy...If you need privacy and are not blessed with patience like me, trust this NJgirl and you will not be let down...give it a full year and you will think your trees are on steroids! Instant beautiful fence...I drink my coffee in the a.m and smile at the view. Complete privacy. Thankyou FG
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Love, love, love these trees - my trees have tripled in size in one summer!!! I pruned them last week and put the larger branch clippings in a bucket of water and they are rooting already!!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Willow Hybrid
The tree arrived very well packaged. I planted it in March and by November it had grown 10 plus feet. Thought the following winter had killed it. But then shoots from the roots started this
Spring and now it is 14 feet tall. Great fast growing tree.
August 3, 2014
Roanoke, VA, US
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
This tree is great for privacy. They grow so fast. My trees grew over 18 feet tall in less than 2 years. I had to cut the tops off so they would stop growing up. They grow like crazy. Several branches sprout from the main trunk that just keep growing and growing and growing. This is the quickest remedy if you need privacy and your zoning laws do not allow you to build a fence over 6 feet tall. I just ordered 2 more.
December 31, 2012
I purchased ten hybrid willows in May, and through no fault of Fast-Growing-Trees, 9 didn't survive the cross-country trip. I notified them in July, and they immediately replaced all 10 with potted trees of which the majority are coming along well. The company was courteous, responsive, professional and very accommodating. I highly recommend them!wel
December 31, 2012
We bought 60 0f these trees and planted them last fall. They don't look like much when you get them. I was worried about them surviving through the winter since we planted kinda late. All but maybe one survived the winter and is already branching out and growing! They are all about 6 or 7 feet tall too! I can't wait until our neighbors disappear!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Very pleased. These trees has performed better than advertised. No problems yet, but I have been warned by my tree guy that they can have invasive roots
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
Almost as good as advertised!
I purchased 5 Willow Hybrids to help give me some privacy in my back yard. One of the trees died right away but three of the other 4 are doing very well. The 4th one had had a set back but is coming back and should be okay. Although they say you can plant these trees almost anyplace and they will do well. I recommend planting them in rich soil that gets around 5 hours of direct sunlight. I planted one of mine in a spot that gets about 5 hours of direct sun light and in an area that was once a tomato garden and it has out grown the others by 6 feet. The other trees are in an area that gets around 7 hours of direct sun light.
September 7, 2014
1 year ago
Bought 25 trees last october. they all are growing at a good pace except 2 or 3 trees. Looks like we may lose 2 or 3. Overall i am very satisfied.
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Willow Hybrid

Plant your Willow Hybrid Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Willow Hybrid Tees should be placed five feet apart for privacy screens and twenty to thirty feet away from structures.

Willow Hybrid Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if your soil is sandy or heavy in clay. Willow hybrid Trees don't require any fertilizer. Your Willow Hybrid will grow fine on its own.

Water your Willow Hybrid Trees twice a week, while watering your trees count to 20. Willow Hybrid Trees won't need any extra water unless it doesn't rain for three to four weeks during the summer. Your Willow Hybrid Tree will be able to handle wet conditions because Willow Hybrid Trees love swampy environments. Three times a year spread a three inch layer of mulch around the base of your tree and an inch away from the trunk in order to hold moisture in.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Privacy! Wish it was an evergreen.
rnurse on Feb 6, 2016
Great visual screen. Drought tolerant. Easy maintenance.
Carol F on Jan 27, 2016
Privacy! Wish it was an evergreen.
rnurse on Feb 6, 2016
fast growing to hide the neighbors
george k on Jan 27, 2016
Great visual screen. Drought tolerant. Easy maintenance.
Carol F on Jan 27, 2016
Sonja N on Jan 25, 2016
I need a fast-growing privacy tree, and the growth rate reported by customers on this plant seems amazing. I'm having high hopes that these plants will grow quickly to provide privacy to our backyard. I wish there was an evergreen plant with this high rate of growth. Thuja seems to come close according to customer reviews, but Willow Hybrid seems to be much faster.
Thushani R on Jan 24, 2016
Advertised as fast growing privacy screen and would grow in partial sun.
H Sue L on Jan 16, 2016
Looking for a thick high shrub tree to hide an unsightly commercial building that they built behind our house.
Phillip W on Jan 4, 2016
Water loving privacy plant
VK W on Jan 3, 2016
Kathleen M on Dec 31, 2015
Privacy trees in the backyard; fast growing; can clip and add more; price.
Deona W on Dec 22, 2015
We were looking for a fast growing privacy tree and didn't have any luck at our local stores, especially this time of year. The site was extremely informative and helpful in making the decision to buy these Willow Hybrids (at a fantastic price). Thank you! We're looking forward to our new trees.
Emily T on Dec 17, 2015
Emily J on Dec 8, 2015
Fast growing border
Richard A on Sep 30, 2015
i need a tree that grows quickly and this will help me fill in gaps in my backyard that abuts to a new road.
MARTIN M on Sep 18, 2015
Because it is a fast growing tree that will afford me privacy when it becomes full grown
Phyllis V on Sep 17, 2015
Hide my trailer park neighbors at the time, and they grew quick
Joanne L on Sep 9, 2015
Fast growing privacy is what we're looking for.
susan f on Aug 27, 2015
fast growing to hide the neighbors
george k on Jan 27, 2016
Sonja N on Jan 25, 2016
I need to fill in 70 feet. How many is needed?
Tragg on Dec 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This willow grows extremely rapidly, and will reach 20 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide feet wide in just 2-3 years, and grows taller and thicker as it matures. For 70 feet, you can plant on 5 foot centers, which would require 14 trees for 70 feet.
Does this tree stay green all year long?
Lily8 on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is deciduous and loses its leaves in the winter. when mature, its branches grow quite thickly and it will provide good coverage even in winter.
How many willow trees to cover a 30 meter stretch?
delcathey on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We suggest that you plant these 5-6ft apart, so with that being said you would need 20.
if i clip this bush/ tree to keep it only 10 foot tall how wide will it get? Willow hybrid
Chadnoteable on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows to 35-45 feet tall when mature and 20-30 feet wide. To keep it pruned to 10 feet will take regular pruning, and the trees will still get 20 feet wide unless you prune the sides, too. If you want something that grows only 10 feet tall, you can consider the Emerald Green Thuja (8-10 feet tall and only 3-4 feet wide) or Sky Pencil Holly (8-10 feet tall and 2 feet wide).
Do Willow Hybrid ever get bagworms or need spraying?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I purchased a willow hybrid two years ago. It has grown well and has not had pest or disease problems.
Is the Willow Hybrid the same as the Austree ?
Eric J on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Willow Hybrid and Austree are the same thing.
Are they safe to plant near septic?
Amanda O on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: we have septic tank and 2 cess pools ,at breezy point n.y.. all my plans, including the willow hybrid are growing healthy almost 6 ft since I planted..
Is there maintenance required for this tree?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Only trimming; if a desired shape. Lots of water when initially planted, other than that, they are pretty self sufficient.
will it grow in partial shade?
bob l on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This fast growing Willow Hybrid loves the sun, but will grow well in part sun, also.
can I train this tree to only grow tall and not much wide? a mature width of 40 ft will be too much for my yard
A shopper on Aug 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They don't grow as wide if planted in rows, but if planted alone you'll need to trim your Hybrid back with pruning shears to keep it at your desired width. This would require regular pruning. You might consider choosing a smaller, more narrow tree, such as Thuja Green Giant, for your yard.
I live on Lake Champlain, and we get high cold winds in the winter, how will will the willows respond to these very cold conditions?
tom b on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I purchased these willows 2 summers ago in 2012. I live in South East Michigan and we had an awful winter. The willows continue to return each spring and are more full and lush each season.
will these grow under tall pine trees?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We purchased three of the Willow Hybrid, two of which are planted under/around large mature pine trees and all are doing well.
How tall can these get?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Willow Hybrid Tree gets 35 to 45 ft tall when planted in rows and 50 to 70 ft tall on its own.
if I planned this in a row to block my road, will this plant spread and take over my yard?
wendy a on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This plant is not invasive and will not send up sprouts or spread seedlings about. However, it will grow quite tall quite fast, reaching 35-45 feet tall. If you have a very large space, this size will be fine; if you have a small city lot, this tree is probably too big for you to use as a screen.
Can these trees be planted near an acre pond without invading? They would be planted about 4-5 feet away from water's edge. If not, what trees can I plant for privacy near our pond. Also, since we are using for privacy, do they lose leaves in the winter?
Debbie R on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees love water and they have a big root system that seeks out water sources, so the roots would be growing into the pond in short order, unless you plant the 25-30 feet away. They are also deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter. I do not know your growing zone or location (humid east coast vs. dry west coast), but a ocuple of good, fast-growing evergreen trees to consider for screening would be Green Giant Thuja (zones 5-9), Nelllie Stevens Holly (zones 6-9) or spartan Juniper (zones 5-9).
will this tree grow in south florida?
elizabeth N on Jan 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree needs more cold weather than it would get in south Florida' I would look for another tree to plant.
Will these trees grow next to black walnut trees?
Robert w on Nov 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Willow trees are generally tolerant to the toxin that Black Walnut trees release. To increase your plant's performance near a Black Walnut, plant it at a little distance from the tree, far enough that when the tree matures, its branches will be 10 feet from the Walnut's drip line (the area under the outermost branches), It will also help to keep the fallen limbs, leaves and nuts from the Walnut picked up and dispose of them out of the area.
Do the Hybrid Willows send up shoots that can be transplanted?
Elliott L on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, these trees have a noninvasive root system. They don't send up shoots.
Is the Diehard Transplant pkg for only 1 plant? Two ounces.
Lois H on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: One Diehard Transplant packet has 2 oz, or enough to plant two trees in the ground or two trees in containers..
how wide is a 4-5 willow hybrid tree when first purchased?
john p on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's maybe about 2ft wide and very sparse when first purchased. I planted mine 6-8ft apart (in the fall) and they are just now starting to interweave about 3-4yrs later. They are also taller than 25ft. and the trunks are min. 6in. in diameter, now.
how many willow hybrids do I need for a 50 ft. row?
paul r on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would use 10.
Our ausstree is shedding a lot of yellow leaves. Does it need to nutrients?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine did this when I over watered it and had covered the area in plastic and river rock. I found out the roots need to breathe. I quit watering so much and replaced the plastic with breathable landscape fabric & it solved the problem.
I want to plant these close to a major road that gets heavily salted and sanded during our long harsh winters, so will it tolerate road salt?
LeeAnne R on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if they will tolerate the salt or not, I set out six of these and not one of them ever made it thru the first year,with proper care. I could not recommend them based on my experience. Hope you have better luck than I did.
How are the roots? We have a property line wall and a swimming pool close to the area where we want to plant. We do not want the roots to damage the wall or pool. Thank you
Pvmom on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not had mine long enough to answer this.
how wide is the 4-5 foot willow hybrid tree?
john p on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We bought ours roughly a year ago...they haven't widened/filled out much since we received/planted them...less than a foot
I need a fast gowing evergreen plant that will shield us from a new apartment complex being built behind our lot. The nearest building is going to be about 50 - 70 yards away. We are on a hillside and are uphill from the complex. I need a tree that will grow fast and top out at about 30 feet. That will shield the view, lights and noise without blocking the view. What do you reccommend?
Charles on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The willow hybrid does grow very fast, within 1 1/2 years of planting both of mine are about 20 feet and I think it will probably grow to 40 feet. However it is not an evergreen tree, the leaves will fall in autumn and so you would not have the barrier/privacy you require
how many plants do i need to cover 30 feet?
tom m on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not really sure. Probably 10 but it would depend on how tight you want them. Water them good-soaker hose or sprinkler for the first year. We had a very dry summer and they suffered b/c we didn't do that. They do grow fast.
does the Willow Hybrid lose its leaves?
Carlos T on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It stays full all year, however, it is like a dog, it sheds leaves all year long. Grows very fast, I planted my 9 trees May 2014 and they were 4 ft and as of Sept 2015, they are approx 20 ft.
Are these plants deer proof?
faith l on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This Willow Hybrid is not at the top of the list of deer favorites, but deer will eat anything when they are hungry. They do, however, tend to eat the young shoots, which then stimulates the tree to regrow, so the damage is minimal when the trees are mature. When your trees are young, you might wish to put wire fencing around them to give the trees a chance to get big enough that deer depredations have only a small impact.
do they lose leaves in the winter? We are at 9300 feet and it drops below zero
sonya c on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they lose their leaves, but they regrow nicely in the Spring. I live in Maine...100 + inches of snow and below zero for about 2 months, they did great, although the plow guy took out 2

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Trimming & Pruning

Bare Root Trees?

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.