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Willow Hybrid


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-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- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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

Root Rocket Fertilizer

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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Very Fast Privacy Screen

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.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
125 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 4 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 5 years ago
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
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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 5 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 6 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
over 2 years 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

Willow Hybrid Planting Diretions 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? Store
don't want to see my growing...hardy
Abigail D on Oct 18, 2016
Forms privacy barriers very fast. Works in my cold climate.
Randy L on Oct 15, 2016
don't want to see my growing...hardy
Abigail D on Oct 18, 2016
I need a fast growing privacy hedge that won't break the bank and is easy to maintain. This hybrid willow is highly recommended for such situations.
Jason M on Oct 17, 2016
Forms privacy barriers very fast. Works in my cold climate.
Randy L on Oct 15, 2016
I dont want to see my neighbors.
Cassandra C on Oct 9, 2016
Dust and privacy from gravel road
Michelle N on Oct 9, 2016
Need a fast-growing screen
Cheryl L on Oct 8, 2016
We picked the Willow Hybrid to provide privacy between our back yard and the street.
Diane B on Oct 8, 2016
I need shade fast on the front of my house.
Lynn C on Oct 5, 2016
Fast growing and privacy purposes
Gilda G on Sep 30, 2016
Grows Fast and tall!
Todd S on Sep 24, 2016
Fast growing to 30 plus feet
Glen B on Sep 22, 2016
We have had apartments built behind our house and we need something fast growing to hide the view. According to the reviews this is the correct product.
Larry R on Sep 20, 2016
I need something quickly to hide an eyesore next door to my house also, hopefully this will help with the noise level from that house next door.
Clara G on Sep 17, 2016
For privacy and to block traffic and noise from traffic.
Melissa Y on Sep 16, 2016
Because a customer picked them out
Sean S on Sep 16, 2016
Douglas M on Sep 13, 2016
Looking for privacy from neighbors.
Sam N on Sep 8, 2016
Need fast growing privacy fence
Marcella T on Sep 6, 2016
I hope to establish a fast growing border.
Matt S on Sep 5, 2016
Need fast shade and privacy around the deck
Mahmoud S on Sep 5, 2016
I had a beautiful 25 year old weeping cherry tree that died and had to be cut down last year. It was in one corner of my back yard and was so full that it provided a lot of privacy from neighbors. I planted a couple of other trees in its place a few weeks after I cut the cherry tree down and although they're alive, they've barely grown at all. With the Willow Hybrid, I am hoping to fill the area back in quickly with a green privacy screen.
Matt T on Aug 29, 2016
For quick privacy along a canal where the canal company cut down our trees.
Kathy D on Aug 27, 2016
hardy fast growing does well in cold easy to grwow
Merrill E on Aug 27, 2016
For the privacy,fast growing and look
Christina J on Aug 26, 2016
JEANNETTE F on Aug 26, 2016
I like that it will grow tall fast and I love willows. Great price.
Nancy R on Aug 24, 2016
Can handle moisture, planted along area where water builds up, hoping willow will assist in drying that area up
Anthony W on Aug 23, 2016
These are great privacy trees. I have them planted along my fence to screen my pool area from my neighbors. They provided the screening I needed in no time since they really are fast growing. I love them.
Shirley M on Aug 22, 2016
Read all the reviews and that made my choice to use this company, Thank You.
Ava P on Aug 22, 2016
Had a tree line tore out behind my house for a car lot so i am going to try to build a barrier. Hopefully this will work.
Dalton W on Aug 21, 2016
they are really healthy and fast growing! lots of new leaves shooting out and i think in a couple of months they will look luscious and denser. right now they are much better looking than the sticks I planted. very happy! hopefully soon I will have a living wall to block the unwanted sight next to my property!
May W on Aug 21, 2016
Fast growing promise
James B on Aug 18, 2016
Fast growing, looks nice, privacy (I Hope)
Keri P on Aug 18, 2016
to plant it around my swimming pool,for privacy
Ben J on Aug 17, 2016
Tao H on Aug 17, 2016
We need a privacy fence between neighbors and sometimes our back yard is wet. The Willow Hybrid sounds like a good option.
Debra K Z on Aug 14, 2016
I wanted more privacy at my new cabin . Can't wait to see how it turns out, I wanted it to look more secluded.
Darla K C on Aug 13, 2016
grows fast, full and high
Xandra S on Aug 11, 2016
Fast growing privacy and beautiful
Bogdan Denis A on Aug 9, 2016
Because it grows fast
Stanley M on Aug 8, 2016
Fast growing
Jeff M on Aug 7, 2016
Looking for something that is not fussy about soil, grows fast and good for my area.
Becky D on Aug 6, 2016
Janene P on Aug 6, 2016
I want to block the view of a murky pond and believe the willows will do well near the water.
sandra w on Aug 4, 2016
want privacy from neighbors
elizabeth g on Aug 2, 2016
I like the fast growing characteristic. Need to hide the neighbors junk yard.
Roger C on Aug 2, 2016
Need a fast growing option
Michelle B on Aug 1, 2016
fast growing, cluster hedge, uniform.
Alana K on Aug 1, 2016
Brittany L on Jul 31, 2016
Fast growing, privacy
Cindy B on Jul 28, 2016
I need a fast growing privacy hedge that won't break the bank and is easy to maintain. This hybrid willow is highly recommended for such situations.
Jason M on Oct 17, 2016
I dont want to see my neighbors.
Cassandra C on Oct 9, 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: No sorry they don't stay green all year. Thick rusty brown to lite brown stems. Still very nice to look at during the cold winter months. Start to bloom early. Very hardy tree.
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).
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
What is the average size "diameter" of the trunks of these trees when they are mature and will the wind break them easily?
Thomas A on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The trunks of a mature trees can be 3-5 feet across, and are not prone to break in the wind. However, there can be some breakage of limbs on up the tree, even though the branches are a bit more limber than those of many Willows. Young trees do not have this problem, which doesn't really show up until the trees are quite large. This tree makes a great fast-growing screen or windbreak for a large, open area, but will need some grooming if you keep an immaculate yard.
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.
Is this evergreen?
Nicole H on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the Willow Hybrid is not an Evergreen Tree. The leaves and blooms turn dark brown, but come back thicker and fuller each year from early Spring to Late Fall. Grows like a weed and offers great privacy during the summer months for all your relaxing and cookouts.
Can you plant these in full shade?
j i on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a total of five Willow Hybrids. Love them. 3 get full sun and the other 2 have mostly shade, very very little sun. They are growing at the same rapid rate as the others. I live in Zone 5. Hope this helps.
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.
Are these trees deer resistant?
Amanda on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
When I get my trees can I water everyday? Will they get water Log?
Mary Jo B on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These Willows love water, and especially when you plant in summer, you should water deeply every other day for the first couple of weeks (you can water every day if the leaves look droopy or if it is extremely hot), then you can go to twice a week for a couple of weeks, and then once a week. It is hard to over-water a Willow, but if you wait a few hours after watering, and then take a handful of soil and if water comes out when you squeeze it, then you are over watering and need to cut back a little. Soil that is boggy every once and a while is fine, but it does need to have periods when the soil is only moist, not wet.
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.
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.
Do they loose foliage in winter?
Okie Gardener on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're not evergreens, they're deciduous so yes they would lose their leaves. The first year they don't do much, we're seeing more growth and branches already this spring.
Does this tree grow in cold climate?
Brad M on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Are these evergreen trees?
Michael C on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, mine looses its leaves every winter and so far it is not as thick as the picture shows. For shade or privacy, it is not working.
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..
will it stand alot of standing water ?
rich d on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted six in a wet place and three of them survived. They are growing fast.
Will this tree spread underground through the roots?
Thistle Ranch on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My understanding from research on the tree is that the root system is "aggressive" in that it seeks out water sources. I've read recommendations that they not be planted close to sewerage systems. They are indeed fast growing, however the very narrow leaves haven't, for me, produced anything close to the dense foliage pictured. Hope this helps.
Will this willow hybrid do well in Las Vegas NV ?
Buddy on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: globe willow would endure your enviorment and be a true tree and these are more like a big tall bush but once established it can do well there. Water a lot to start maybe every evening/night, don't let roots dry out in sandy soil if you have that. once it takes hold it explodes in growth. Hot and dry here with clay soil and they are doing well.

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