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


Willow Hybrid

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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.

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 x matsudana x alba
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Willow Hybrid

Specific Directions for 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.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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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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.
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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
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December 31, 2012
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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!!
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December 31, 2012
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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.
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August 3, 2014
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over 2 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.
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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
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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!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 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
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 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.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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September 7, 2014
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1 year ago
PLANTED 6 SMALL PLANTS 3/4 FEET IN MAY 2011 IN NO. NEVADA...NOW AUG. 2011. ALL OVER 8 FT. HIGH AND 2 ARE 12 FT ALREADY...
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
Good Start.
I ordered 3 Willow Hybrids and 2 of the 3 survived . The 2 that survived are as advertised and have grown several feet since I planted them early summer ( ~ June ) . I'm trying to fill a gap left by Sandy and if they continue at this pace they will fill that space in a couple of years . There aren't many desirable tree's that would do that . It's too early to give the WH 5 stars and they lost a star on the one that didn't make it. Hence the 3 stars . But I am happy with the WH and would use it again in similar situations .
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September 2, 2014
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1 year ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 years ago
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.Sincerely Steve Sanger
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December 31, 2012
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Texas hill country winter temps
The willows re doing quite well and I am indeed surprised that the cold weather so far in this year has not stunted them. They will make a nice border/cover this coming spring as they should be about at the 6 ft range.
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December 23, 2014
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10 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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?
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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, O
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 years ago
i AM PRETTY IMPRESSED PUT IN 11 LAST YEAR AND THEY ALL ARE DOING WELL i WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO ORDER 10 MORE
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
Great plant! Doubled it's size in the first season and will be a perfect and quick privacy block along my back fence.
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 years ago
Our hybrid willows are over twenty feet tall in less than 2 years, great windbrea
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 5 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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!!!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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 dea
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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Rather over rated.
Out of the ten we planted. 3 died. They were replaced but only 2 of the replacements lived. They were well tended and planted and I went out excitedly every day looking for new growth and was sad. In 8 months they grew a few inches. Remember when we were little and bought Sea Monkeys off TV hoping for a miraculous colony of mer creatures and got a jar of crill in the mail? Same feeling.
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November 6, 2014
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11 months ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
INCREDIBLE ! They have grow-in over 6' tall within 1st year and thick ! Highly recommend !
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
all the trees I ordered are still living and growing, thank
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
luv these trees... we have 26 growing to block out undesireables behind our house
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
I bought 20 of these trees because of the traffic noise two months ago. No signs of them getting bigger or growing leafs. About to send back for a refund if they don't take off in the next week.
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December 31, 2012
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!
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December 31, 2012
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over 5 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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!
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December 31, 2012
No problem with the trees: good quality.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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Wonderful Fast Growing Tree
I planted my first Willow Hybrid 2 years ago and it was amazing to watch grow. My guess it's 30' in just two years and absolutely beautiful. This spring I planted three more and one of the trees is already 6' tall and the other is slower growing. Sadly the third initially started growing, but lost all it's leaves within a month. Over all a fantastic growing tree providing excellent privacy!!
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July 24, 2015
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3 months ago
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Just what we needed
Ordered 3. Had to ask for replacement for two that didn't make it. Easy process, just took picture. Two more were sent and they are growing like crazy.
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July 25, 2015
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4 months ago
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Wyoming and trees
The Willow Hybrid are doing very well today after two months.
winter is just around the corner and the trees look healthy and ready.
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July 28, 2015
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2 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Great price! Great product! Love this hybrid!!!!
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December 31, 2012
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This is the 3rd time in the past few years that I have ordered and planted the willow hybrid. They grow fast and apparently have longevity. I cruised by the place where I planted these trees about 13 years ago and found them alive and well AND grown!
Growing zone (Colorado Springs CO)
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July 25, 2015
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4 months ago
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Great Trees
This tree is one of the best purchases I have made. I needed to block a pool from the neighbors sight and I purchased these trees. They grow as rapidly as promised and were what I needed. I love the fact that Fast Growing Trees ships them in pots which lets you keep the developed root system intact. I would highly recommend these trees and this company.
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July 24, 2015
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2 months ago
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7
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Good tree
I have found that as soon as they start to expand they grow pretty well the only draw back I see is the trunk it doesn't expand fast enough to support the branches it needs to get wider at the trunk before it starts expanding otherwise I am very satisfied with the progress
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July 28, 2015
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2 months ago
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7
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So far so good
The trees (50) arrived in good condition. So far only 1 looks like it may not make it but is does have some new growth so maybe. I only rated 4 and gave a moderate as we have not gone through a South Dakota winter yet.

I would purchase these again and recommend to someone else based on the results so far.
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
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Good purchase though some didn't take well.
About a quarter of the trees did not take well. The ones that did are growing at a good pace. I water often and try to put them places with good sunshine.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
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Good tree
The trees are very hardy and can withstand an enormous amount of water. They seem to be basically the same willows that grow wild in our area, so I'm sure that I would spend that much money for them again. Excellent tree though!
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July 25, 2015
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3 months ago
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5
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Half died, others growing fast
Three out of six of our trees died. The others are growing fast.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
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5 of 6 Look OK
We're hopeful that our 6 willow whips will survive as they are nice looking trees. 5 of them look ok and 1 is struggling. There hasn't been much if any growth yet; it's been just a few months since they were planted. If they do well, we'll probably purchase more of them next year.
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July 29, 2015
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3 months ago
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4
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Still waiting for them to grow
I ordered 3. They've all been replaced...they either arrived dead or died immediately after planting. It's been a couple of months. I'm watching carefully, hoping for the much advertised fast growth. At least they are alive...little sprouts around the base. Nothing happening up top.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Modest Growth
The tree is an attractive plant. Based on the current growth rate with fair soil, moderate climate, and limited CA water availability, it should reach full size as shown in the photos in 200 -300 years.
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July 26, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Bugs & Mold
The tree arrived a few days late thanks to UPS and when we opened it quite a few bugs flew out at us. There will also empty pods of some sort on the underside of the leaves. It also had some type of fungus present on ALL of the leaves. Regardless it seemed to take to our very poor soil conditions quickly and started sprouting new growth within a couple of weeks of planting.
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Planted 10 this spring in an area that gets sun for exactly half the day. Four died before June. The others have a small patch of leaves with little to no growth. Weather has been 60-80F. Watered weekly. Maybe not the best this far north in partial sun.
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July 28, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Won't Live Near Black Walnut Trees
I purchased 10 Willow Hybrids. I checked with the company (after purchase) to see if they were black walnut tolerant. They are not. All but 4 have died.

They should show "not black walnut tolerant" in the description of their trees.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Very little noticeable growth
It has been approximately 6 weeks since planting, and I have noticed very little growth from these purported "fast" growing trees.
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July 31, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Not meeting my expectation
I have had these trees for a few months. From reading reviews I had hoped they would be doing alot better by now, but they all are still just very scrawny. They each have grown a few inches taller since I planted, but still not much foliage. Most of the leaves have fallen out, but they are hanging on. I am hoping by the next growing season they will be doing better.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
No growth
Received 6 stick trees and took extra care to plant. Have had no growth and believe they may be dead. Packaging was better than trees
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
replacement policy
The Willow Hybrid did not grow, and was replaced with a Weeping Willow Tree. The Willow started to grow, but appears to be dying with dark spots and leaves falling.
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July 25, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
3 out of 4 dead
even though I followed instructions, watered, 3 out of the 4 bushes I ordered have died.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
willow hybrid died
I'm in Southern California and the Willow Hybrid could not take one afternoon freak hailstorm. The weather never drops - but it did that day , the hail melted within 10 minutes. The Willow died within a week.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
6 months ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
They all died
No happy at all... :-(.

Now, this review says I must type 50 characters to post so I must ramble on-and-on, etc, so-forth, and what have you!
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July 28, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Not what I was expecting.
The hybrid willow I received was one thin twig with a fine, wispy root. I planted according to the recommendations, but it did not survive.
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July 26, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
willow hybrid
I ordered 5 and 1 lived not sure what could have been done different.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Would have been nice if not dead
Unfortunately, all but one tree died within a few weeks of planting. The last one is still a stick with some green left on it.
I do not believe these should be planted in Texas heat without being much more mature first. I'm sure they'd have been nice if they survived. A $350 lesson.
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September 18, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Question, more than comment.. Do these stay green all year long
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December 31, 2012
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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.
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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.
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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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 7, 2015
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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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How tall can these get?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know because mine haven't grown a real lot since they have been planted.. still hoping they look like the picture some day!!
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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How old are these trees?
brian99000 on May 14, 2015
Best Answer: very young tree. They look like skinny branches. But they grow really fast! The only problem we have is the deers love the leaves and branches. The trees will be a lot bigger if it wasn't for the deers. We built fences around them and they are catching up very well.
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how far should I plant this tree away from my property line?
melvin on Apr 22, 2015
Best Answer: This tree matures to a width of 20-30 feet. If you don't want the branches to extend over your property line, you should allow 15-20 feet from the planting hole to the property line. Of course, if you don't mind the branches extending over the line, you can plant it much closer.
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What color are the leaves in the fall?
Ronald L on Oct 29, 2014
Best Answer: The leaves of the Willow hybrids trees, in most climates will turn a light green to light yellow to light brown before they fall off during the dormant season.
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Can these be used in shade and wet areas for fencing?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow hybrids can grow very nicely in wet soil conditions. Also they will grow in a shaded area but not as fast or as well as they would grow with more sun. Willow hybrids are a very good choice to create fencing and privacy.
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what time of year should they be planted?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: These trees can be planted anytime the ground is not frozen, though if you plant in summer, you will need to be sure the soil they are planted in stays moist. Many people like to plant in the spring or fall, when temperatures are more moderate and the plant is not in active growth.
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How do these trees work for blocking sound? I was thinking of planting 2 rows in a staggered formation to have a good thick group of trees.
MtStateMike on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: Mine aren't very dense. I think if you prune them to stay more compact it would help. They definitely grow unbelievably quickly.
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Purchased aussie willows last fall, now we want to use as privacy screen, planted 6 feet apart, now 10 feet tall. What is your suggestion on pruning and when to prune?
Craig on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: In order to thicken the Willows, you should prune in the fall. I would advise pruning them just below the height you want them to remain. If you want them to remain at 10 feet, prune them at 9. In the spring they will have new growth and you will then stop them at 10',on a monthly basis. They will have nowhere to go except to widen, and thicken.
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What are the watering needs?
Yolie on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: Watering needs depend upon where you live! I planted several hybrid willows in the high plateau area outside Santa Fe, NM. They have done exceedingly well. The first year I watered every day. Second year, every other day and still watering pretty much every other day this third year - or more as needed since we are in a drought. They will take less water the more established they become. Now - 3rd year - the trees are about 20 tall and when they go dormant this winter, I will cut some of the lower banches off so they look more like trees than bushes. Hope that helps! They are wonderful trees!
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HOW DO THEY LOOK AFTER LOSING LEAVES ?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: During winter they are bare. The following Spring they were more full, triple in size. While I don't recommend this, I forgot to fertilize. Absolutely the best purchase for my yard.
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Is the willow hybrid an evergreen?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: No but their dense branching system still provides privacy in the winter
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are these cuttings ?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: no, they come as rooted trees about three ft tall. i got three. two are bushy from the bottom as they are supposed to be, the third just has one trunk but there is a shoot for another coming now this spring.
they have grown A LOT....now over my head and getting bushier,,two of them. they did fine over our very rugged winter. i suggest you do stake them to help them grow straight up. mine needed this as are in a place with a pretty steady wind. hoping this helps you.
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Do they shed their seeds like a cottonwood?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: No they don't shed like that.....they are wonderful trees. They are making a great privacy fence for us.
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we want to plant them near our pool, do they shed lots of leafs?
Teresa S on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: They will lose their leaves. Also, we strongly suggest you plant these trees AT LEAST 40ft from a pool.
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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.
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Can you still plant Hybrid willow trees in July?
Mary Jo B on Jun 13, 2015
Best Answer: As long as the trees get enough water, they'll do perfectly fine if planted in July.
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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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how many plants for 200 ft distance?
scott on May 24, 2015
Best Answer: These willows can be planted 5-6 feet apart for fast coverage, or up to 10 feet apart if you are on a budget and a couple of extra years is not an issue. For planting 5-6 feet apart, you would need 40 plants. For planting 10 feet apart, you would need 20 plants. And if you can't make up your mind, go with 8 foot spacing and buy 25 plants.
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what is this tree a hybrid of? Are they native to the Ohio area?
nelson m on May 21, 2015
Best Answer: This is a hybrid of Salix matusdana (the Hankow Willow, or Corkscrew Willow, native to China), and Salix alba (White Willow, native to Europe and western Asia). It has hybrid vigor that allows it to grow extremely fast.
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Do these willows produce the floating cotton seeds? We are thinking of putting these around a pool.
Rebekah S on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: No they do not produce any type of flower or color other than their green leaves. We purchased these to provide a natural looking barrier from the neighbors behind us. We are on a hill, and from our master bedroom window and elevated back porch, we can see entirely into their backyard and backrooms of their house. A year later the hybrids are as tall as the house and we can no longer see the neighbors! Just what we wanted.
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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.
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How long will they live?
Anna S on May 3, 2015
Best Answer: These are very fast-growing trees that mature at an early age. Their live expectancy is 50 years or more.
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Concerned with tree litter and mowing clean up ?
Chuck B on May 2, 2015
Best Answer: These fast-growing trees have branches more flexible and less prone to breakage than most Willows, but they will still drop a fair amount of twigs and leaves. This tree makes a great, fast-growing windbreak or screen for a large, open area that doesn't need grooming, but you might want to consider another choice if you have a small city lot that you want to keep immaculate. That being said, many of our customers have praised this tree and very few have mentioned any problem with litter.
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What is the width these trees get? I don't want to grow them in someone else's property?
Linda R on Apr 19, 2015
Best Answer: This tree matures to a width of 20-30 feet. If you don't want the branches to extend over your property line, you should allow 15-20 feet from the planting hole to the property line. Of course, if you don't mind the branches extending over the line, you can plant it much closer.
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Will these trees do well in large galvanized tubs? We are considering them for privacy screens along our 6' fence line, but don't want the roots to ruin our house/yard. We live in zone 5!
OLIVIA V on Mar 18, 2015
Best Answer: These trees are not good container subjects in the long term. I would consider using a tree with a smaller root system, such as Emerald Green Thuja, which grows 8-12 feet tall but only 3-4 feet wide. Since the roots extend a bit past the width of the branches, it is a relatively small space needed for Emerald Green's roots.
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are they safe for cattle?
Julia on Feb 9, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, this plant will not harm livestock.
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Do they grow in CT wet land?
Larry P on Jan 8, 2015
Best Answer: This tree would thrive in your wet land in zones 5 or 6! Willows love water, and this one is an ideal choice for a quick screen or windbreak in a large, open area.
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if ordered now I would not be able to plant until sometime after April 1. how should these be stored in the meantime?
John S on Jan 6, 2015
Best Answer: I would suggest just delaying the ship date on these for when you are ready. You can order them now and delay shipping.
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Hi, I have 3/4 acre and would like to create a hedge in the back of my house (140Ft) I have a rockwall. will it damage the wall? also I would like to put 3 more in an area very close to the house. will these damage the foundation or become a headache?
Carlos C on Jan 4, 2015
Best Answer: This hybrid Willow is a great choice for creating a fast-growing scree in a large, open space, but I think you should look for another, smaller choice for your 3/4 acre lot . I don't know your location and zone, but you could consider the Green Giant Thuja or the Nellie Stevens Holly to grow by your wall, and a small tree like a Redbud or Crape Myrtle to grow near your house.
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Do we need to order both the mix and the fertilizer and if we do what is the quanity per tree.?
Linda B on Dec 3, 2014
Best Answer: The mix and the fertilizer are both helpful items to have, but not necessary. Half a bag of each works well for one tree.
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How close to fencing can these be planted?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: These mature to be 20-30 feet wide, and less if you grow them closely together. I would plant them 10 feet from the fence, or 6-8 feet if you don't mind it overlapping the fence.
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I understand that these trees are deciduous. How much of a screen do they offer when they loose their leaves in the fall? Are the branches dense enough to continue to screen in the fall and winter?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: They form a thicket with all of the branches so they will still provide privacy, especially if you plant them only 6-8 feet apart.
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Can this type of willow be planted any were near a pool (willow hybrid)?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: This fast-growing Willow has a big root system to support all that fast growth, and the tree matures to around 30 feet wide, with the root system growing much bigger than the leaf canopy. I would not plant this tree any closer than 20-25 feet from a pool, for the roots do seek water. However, they grow so tall and so fast that even that far away they will make an excellent screen.
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What is the botanical name of the American willow that you are offering for sale?
Grady R on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: Salix x metsudana x alba. It is a hybrid of the Contorted Willow and the White Willow, and grows with true hybrid vigor.
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Can I plant these trees more than 5 ft apart?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant them a little farther apart if you wish. We suggest the 5-6ft apart to achieve a dense privacy screen, but the breeder suggests planting between 5 and 10 feet apart, depending on how quickly you want coverage. You can also do a double row, alternating the spacing of the plants, and plant them 8 feet apart in the row with 10 feet apart between the two rows.
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Poisonous for sheep?
Donna on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: Not at all. We have lots of sheep and many willows. We have had no problems. These willows provide a good windbreak for animals (sheep, cattle, and horses). However, the animals do enjoying eating on then.
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I have a horse. Is this tree the one that horses can use for a fodder.??
Karen C on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: Horses enjoy eating Willow Hybrid trees and they're safe for horses to eat.
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what size hole do i need to prepare for the root ball of the willow hybrid ?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: You need a hole 3 times the diameter of the root ball. Most likely need a hole that's 12"-18" feet deep and 3 feet wide.
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Can you tell me the latin name?
Tom C on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: Salix x matsudana x alba. It is a cross between the Globe Willow and the White Willow.
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What are the dimensions of the root balls for both the 4 and 5 foot versions of this tree ?
Dennis O on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: The roots are about a foot large and a foot wide.
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Is there any way to keep them from getting too tall? I'd like to cap them at 20ft. We our on the coast in a high hurricane occurring spot and don't want a 70ft tree falling on our house from the strong winds.
stephmb83 on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: You can cap the Willow Hybrid at 20ft with no issues. Due to the fact that they are fast growers you might have to do that twice a year.
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How long do you have to plant these trees once you order them, and does the ground need to be at least a certain temperature?
Adrienne G on Feb 24, 2015
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How much privacy do we get in winters with these trees ? i have to cover 100 ft of road frontage
james on Dec 23, 2014
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

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

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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.


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