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During the first growing season you can practically see your privacy screen growing thicker each day.

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Willow Hybrid

Very Fast Privacy Screen


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

Ships Tomorrow
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List: $89.95
Sale: $67.46
6 at $64.09 ea.

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Fri, Apr 25
List: $59.95
Sale: $44.96
6 at $42.71 ea.
Planting Mix for Willow Hybrid
Planting Mix

Helps your Willow Hybrid get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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 for acid loving plants. 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.

Soil Contents
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone

Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
Sale: $13.46

Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

Need to block a large area in a hurry? The American Willow 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. American Willow 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 American Willow 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.

American Willow Trees are not evergreen but the thick growth of the tree will provide you with ample screening throughout the winter.

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

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 35-45 ft in rows 50-75 ft alone
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Time to Plant: Any Time of Year
Botanical Name: Salix 'Willow Hybrid'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now

Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Willow Hybrid can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order

It's Easy to Plant your Willow Hybrid

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Willow Hybrid.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Willow Hybrid gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Willow Hybrid again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: New York privacy lover
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.

By: Blanche
Very easy to grow. I purchased 3 Willow Hybrids, all 3 are doing great. Full of leaves and new growth in about 2 months time. I am very happy with this purchas and keep looking for places in my yard to plant more.

By: Dave in Wisconsin
My Hybrid Willows are already 15 ft. tall! My Hybrid Poplars are newer and are about 6 to 12 feet tall! I did lose two of the Hybrid Poplars the first year, however they were replaced and the replacements are growing just fine now. Good product and good service!!

By: Robert
As promised, they took right off and have grown amazingly. After just 18 months, our above ground deck has some nice cover for privacy. AWESOME!

By: Robert in PA
The trees came with an excellent root system. Have only had in the ground for about a month but they are doing excellent. I purchased the 3-4 ft. version.

By: John
I bought 10 willow trees 5 months ago, was concerned by the sticks that arrived, nothing like I expected. I planted them and water them daily. Not 1 leaf or sign of growth yet. Very dissappointed with these trees.

By: mariana guirola
I bought several plants from this company and need to say that they are doing a great job.The plants grow beautiful and if any one don't they replace.serious people doing a serious job!!!

By: Kelli Leisher
We have purchased quite a few of these trees over the past few years due to issues with neighbors and the desire to have FAST privacy. I can say that the initial trees from 3 years ago are probably 15 - 20 feet tall. The new ones from last fall are taking off now with spring. I would highly recommend to anyone. We also have several of the Nellie Stevens Holly and they are taking off now too and were just planted in the fall. I wonder if the reviewer who only has 6-8 ft trees has a different variety than these?

By: Victoria Kyle
We love our Willow Hybrids. We just planed them in April and already they have grown a few feet and are filling out. I can't to see them in the spring. A few died in the process and the company refunded our money. Just make sure you let them know within 90 days.

By: Rick
8/9/2011... as promised, these willow hybrids are fast growing. planted 4 last september in new jersey , they survived a brutal winter, and now they are close to 12 feet tall, filling out nicely, and it hasn't been a year.

By: william tormollen
i did'nt think the 5 foot twigs they sent me would grow into a 28 foot wall of green. it only took two summers for the willow hybrids to mature enough to block out my neighbors backyard. worth every penny! fast growing, good looking and they did exacting what they described.

By: Karen
Not having as much luck with these trees as I had hoped. Only one seems to be taking off at this time. They really do come as 'sticks' - hoping with a a little more time we'll see some improvement.

By: lin
these trees have been the fastest and prettiest way to add privacy to our yard ! in the past 2 years they have gone from a twig to full foliege and twice the hieght of the privacy fence.

By: curt mayer
Our hybrid willows are over twenty feet tall in less than 2 years, great windbreak

By: Brad
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.

By: Kay
I bought 2 of these willow hybrids. They don't look anything like the picture. The leaves are long and sparse. They have grown tall, but have not filled in yet and I planted them last summer. It seems that I don't have the right product.

By: gardening grandma
We love our neighbors, we love their kids. We really love the willow hybrid that blocks the kids view of our patio from their fort. 15 feet in 2 years!Thank you fast growing trees!

By: Francis Mosse
No problem with the trees: good quality.

By: Sandra in Ohio
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!!


By: Steve Sanger
I purchased five trees about three years ago. They arrived sooner than I expected ( we still had snow on the ground and sub zero temps)
I kept them in the house for almost two months and hoped they would make it. The skinny little sticks that arrived are now over 25 feet tall and have 4 in. trunks. We used them as a yard screen as shown in the pictures on your web site.
What an oustanding product.


Steve Sanger

By: carlene golding
I simply cannot believe how fast these trees grow. We planted 2 six footers and they are at least 18 feet high 2 years later.

By: Mike
all the trees I ordered are still living and growing, thanks

By: Theresa
Great price! Great product! Love this hybrid!!!!

By: Andrea
Trees are thriving. When I was planting them my dog was chewing on a stick. Come to find out it was the tree. The root still grew a new trunk by the next year.

By: Aaron Dashiell
I am in my second growing season with these. They have already tripled in size. They are still somewhat narrow, but they are growing very well. I didn't plant them in exceptionally good soil. So I have been very pleased with their growth. I am hoping that with one more growing season they will get thicker and wider so they will provide the shade that I desire. But I am overall very pleased. It's actually fun watching them grow. You can see a visible difference from week to week.

By: Lorna Cave
We bout our willows in May of this year.They are over 6 ft now!We are very pleased with the willows!I have trimmed the top of the willows and trimmed the bottom branches off to encourage them to branch out more for a screen and it definitely has worked!Great product!

By: Jen Smith
Happy with the Willow Hybrid. No die off when planted, and survived the cold winter. The trees leafed out in early spring, and seem hardy.

By: woodstock
They are fast growing(but i don't know about the 12-25ft growth claimed by some folks here) i planted over 200 21/2yrs. ago; hardy? yes growth? about 4-6ft upright growth & not much lateral. still, overall, not a bad deal

By: Aristedes Yiournas
I am pleased with the purchase of these plants for making a fast, economical privacy screen. They grew significantly since I put them in the ground this year! Can't wait to see what they do next year.

By: Steve Drow
My willows are growing and growing. We have had a horrible summer here in Oklahoma we are on 51st day above a 100 so they have needed some extra care and watering but are do great.

By: Karen
Great tree. Did not "fill out" nearly as much as in photos, but did double in height in 1st summer. We would have liked it to fill out more for privacy, thus 4 star rating. (Originally planted Fall 2010) We purchased 2. One is in full sun the other 1/2 day sun. Full sun location is growing much quicker.

By: Tom
INCREDIBLE ! They have grow-in over 6' tall within 1st year and thick ! Highly recommend !

By: Ted DiMone
Excellent trees. Planted in March/April and are doing well. Standing up very well considering the extreme heta we have had this summer. They are growing very tall, still thin, but I expect by nest summer they will fill out accordingly.

By: Christa Escobar
I planted 27 willow hybrids for privacy 2 years ago. Those in full sun are doing great, but certainly NOT the 6 ft a year growth, as advertised. I am hoping they will flourish next year. I would love to hear from others who are not experiencing the growth rate they anticipated.

By: Regan Krieger
My trees came very promptly and in great condition. Despite out poor soil, they got established fairly quickly and are definitely growing. I'm looking forward to having the "screen" in the near future! These trees do indeed require a lot of water.

By: Michelle Young
We are very pleased with our purchase. These trees have done very well. It's nice to walk out the back door and have the privacy these trees provide in only one year. We can't wait to see how much more they fill out next year. We recommend your site to anyone that we know.

By: Michael Reardon
I thought this tree might be dead the first two months after I spring planted it last year. But then it suddendly came to life, but remained small, with just three short leafy branches the rest of the year. But, WOW, this year it has taken off, is about five feet tall and has developed a great many branches.

By: Kelly Ruxton
luv these trees... we have 26 growing to block out undesireables behind our house

By: Caroline
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!

By: Bill A
Tree's are growing fast and filling in with many branches and leaves with a unique style. Ordering 5 more to fill in my back yard privacy

By: brad
This is a fantastic tree. I put 6 along my deck for prifacy and over last winter a rabbit had chewed them down. This spring I thought I was going to have to order more, but now they are all about 12 feet tall. Maybe I got lucky, but 12 feet in a year? Wow!!

By: Judith Matthias
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!

By: Dorothy J Edgar
I ordered my Austrees Back in the 90's. Cannot recall the exact year. They are the envy of the countryside. I believe they are at their highest. I has four which the power company recently sprayed and one under the line is gone but three are still holding on. The other five are excellent. A new brick home was recently built on the other side of the trees and it makes his place look great. I have three acres and they line his driveway. He had asked about cuttings from the trees but I explained they were hybrids and did not propagate or generate. They require some cleanup with branches falling at times, but I think they are the greatest. Have been thinking about purchasing more. A great tree. Love them. Dorothy from Dennison, OH

By: Cyndi
I bought 5 of the 4 ft. ones and we planted them in June. They have grown up a lot, they are over 6 ft. now, but I am waiting for the "out" growth, there is some, but I want to see more branching and out growth! Maybe in the Spring.

By: Roy Tolman
Great plant! Doubled it's size in the first season and will be a perfect and quick privacy block along my back fence.

By: john huggett

By: Tom
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.

By: dennis in colorado
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.

By: Bill
I ordered 6 3-4 ft trees in March 2013. 5 I used for myself and one I gave to my neighbor. In less than 90 days all 6 are over 7 ft tall, and beginning to fill in nicely. I just ordered 6 more for my brother's home. Thank you.

By: William Gast
My second order of three arrived today and are in great shape. They are so healthy looking, I have taken several slips from the trees to put in water and let root hoping they will be as healthy and I can plant them in the fall to complete a hedge along my entire property length. So far, it looks like we have a winner in fastgrowingtrees.com

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 FGT

By: ron grimm
Was doubtful at first when I saw how skinny the trees were, but within a month they showed signs of new brances and a thickening of the main france, then more and more branches and now in December I have 5 of the 8 trees at 12 ft and full, two are at 10 ft a a bit less full and one is small and only 8 ft tall. I would recommend to anyone, just remember they like lots of water.

By: Alan
Bought 3 of these this past summer...planted them and they seem to be struggling still. I know we had a tough summer in TN but watered them plenty and just dont seem to be doing anything. Lost lots of leaves and several limbs have gone black. If they dont survive the winter and take off this coming Spring will be very disappointed.

By: Ron
Question, more than comment.. Do these stay green all year long?

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