• Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale


Willow Hybrid

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1. Height

  • 2yr. Tree, Great for Large Plantings

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- Root Rocketâ„¢ 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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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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88 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, US
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
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
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

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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Thomas H on Apr 21, 2016
Jeffrey E on Apr 19, 2016
Thomas H on Apr 21, 2016
Fast growing for lakeside privacy.
john r on Apr 20, 2016
Jeffrey E on Apr 19, 2016
Privacy and have damp soil in the back.
Diana Y on Apr 18, 2016
To try and build privacy wall.
IRYNA S on Apr 17, 2016
your reviews on this product
Dean H on Apr 17, 2016
Fast growing and reasonable price.
Gina W on Apr 16, 2016
Grow Fast
Rick L on Apr 16, 2016
Have swampy yard
LAUREN K on Apr 15, 2016
Fast growing for privacy
Benjamin S on Apr 14, 2016
fast growing
Katerina on Apr 11, 2016
Need privacy and they will grow fast, survive cold weather, and I love willows!
Jeannine R on Apr 11, 2016
Tyler D on Apr 11, 2016
I've had these before and they are hardy and fast growing!
Terri B on Apr 10, 2016
I was impressed with how quickly it will grow and the fact that I can root cuttings and grow more - the price was good and the shrubs look beautiful - I have 6.8 acres and look forward to having these offer some privacy from next door neighbors.
Nancy P on Apr 9, 2016
Even though it didn't survive, we wanted this for privacy.
James P on Apr 8, 2016
We were looking for privacy trees and found the growth rate and coloring of the hybrid willow
Nancy B on Apr 5, 2016
I read others reviews and wanted to give them a try I have 4.4Ac and if everything goes well il be putting in a large Order
Thomas H on Apr 5, 2016
Due to the growth rate and the privacy use this was the best choice for us. We are hopeful that they will fill in well.
Rachel B on Apr 4, 2016
I am hoping it will provide privacy like listed
Lori S on Apr 3, 2016
they grow very fast and they are great looking trees also besides being a good hedge along the fence.
Debbie S on Mar 31, 2016
To block out an encroaching new build next to our property line in the middle of the countryside.
Jill M on Mar 29, 2016
Good reviews!
Judith W on Mar 29, 2016
Privacy screen that grows quickly
Jason W on Mar 27, 2016
In need of quick screening.
Thomas S on Mar 27, 2016
Base on reviews from other purchaseser I decided to make a purchase to provide much needed privacy in my back yard from praing neighbors.
Nancy H on Mar 25, 2016
Privacy, hardiness & deer tolerant
Betty S on Mar 24, 2016
Rapid dense growth in wet area.
Roscoe B on Mar 23, 2016
I need coverage, FAST, as there are many new homes going up around me. I read the reviews and this sounds like the fastest way to add some privacy to my once very peaceful yard.
Geri W on Mar 21, 2016
Need privacy
kim t on Mar 20, 2016
need fast screen; good naturalization
l j m on Mar 19, 2016
Aric K on Mar 17, 2016
I wanted privacy and fast growing shrubs.
Jane J on Mar 17, 2016
I chose the Willow Hybrid tree because it is a very fast growing tree and I wanted a barrier between my invasive neighbor and my household. These trees are sure to add a little piece of mind and allow me to go into my yard to do yard work without being confronted with the ever present questions, "What are you doing over there?", "You know there are other ways of getting people to do what you want?", "What are you planning on doing with those tools in your garage?". Ect. ect. . .
Jerimy S on Mar 17, 2016
They grow fast ,beautiful and require little maintenance. Very happy with previous trees can't wait to plant these 15!!!
tammy a on Mar 16, 2016
for privacy
Maria G on Mar 16, 2016
Because it said it ships on March 29
Jack P on Mar 15, 2016
Fast growth rate. Have yet to receive plants never mind plant? Why survey now??
Stewart M on Mar 13, 2016
Visual screen and hopefully a wind break, plus fast growing.
Dan R on Mar 13, 2016
Excited for the quick backyard privacy
brittany s on Mar 10, 2016
Needed a wind break and shade during the summer.
Michael E on Mar 6, 2016
Recommendation by a friend.
Michael S on Mar 6, 2016
Kathryn B on Mar 5, 2016
privacy issues
Nancy P on Mar 4, 2016
Privacy and fast growing
Thomas W on Mar 3, 2016
They grow fast and are perfect for privacy
Cindy P on Mar 1, 2016
Chose for privacy screening our backyard versus thousands of dollars for a cedar fence. Looking forward to the lush green privacy.
Joseph B on Feb 18, 2016
These trees are great for privacy even in a small yard.
Penny H on Feb 13, 2016
I wanted something that would grow quickly along the road on our property so that deer would feel safe moving parallel along the road without hunters seeing them. I also want to plug a few access holes on the boundary of our property where deer enter and exit our property and hunters set up on the edge at these openings. If they work as they should, I wll be buying more.
Edward B on Feb 12, 2016
Chris R on Feb 10, 2016
Fast growing for lakeside privacy.
john r on Apr 20, 2016
Privacy and have damp soil in the back.
Diana Y on Apr 18, 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.
How long do the roots get? It is a willow so is the root system similar to that of a weeping willow tree?
Guinevere W on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I control the root system of my plants with an under ground planter I made. I dug down 24" and then planted my trees. The roots are growing downwards and I never see them above ground. My plant are now two years old at this point. You can control the height of the trees as well this way.
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).
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.
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..
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.
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.
Are these trees deer resistant?
Amanda on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We don't have many deer around, rabbits didn't bother the young ones. They grow very fast. Very wind resistant.
Are Willow Hybrid green all year?
shirley b on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Shirley, I do not think so, however mine are just a year old, I have a RR at the rear of my house, I bought two types, but I think that is where I put these, as a noise barrier. If this is not right I will ask my wife, she knows everything, I do not remember any leaves when planted and/or winter, some coming on now in north Ms
Can you plant these in full shade?
j i on May 3, 2016
We didn't try....these seem to love sunlight, and take off much quicker in full sunlight. We planted ours in partial sunlight, and they grew above all obstructions in 3 years! Our first one is now over 20' tall, 5' wide.
Best luck, and best wishes. Reminder: follow planting directions to the tee.
How well do they handle high winds sometimes up 40 mph?
gsliny64 on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. I bought six of these and they never made it past being in the original stick form. I went to Lowe's and bought something a lot more substantial for a fraction of what F-G-T charged me originally.
Will it grow and survive in a climate that freezes in the winter?
Cory F on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We live in the Northeast, plenty of snow and frozen ground. We planted 3 of these hybrid willows last April and encased them in tall tomato cages to protect them from the wind until the trunk strengthened and they did well with alot of watering. They had a slow start to growing, but around August they started to branch out and up about 2 feet through the fall. So far, as the spring starts to set in they look great. Dormant I guess still, but the branches appear healthy and we are looking forward to seeing leaves soon and are ready to cut the cages off around them! I hope this helps with your question.
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.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos. Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Trimming & Pruning

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.