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

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Willow Hybrid

Very Fast Privacy Screen

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

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

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

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

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

5-6 ft.

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List: $ 99.90
Sale: $ 64.94
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

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

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

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

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

3-4 ft.

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List: $ 59.90
Sale: $ 38.94
6 at $ 36.99 each
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Planting Mix for Willow Trees
Planting Mix

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

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

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

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


Soil Contents
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Willow Hybrid
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Need to block a large area in a hurry? The American Willow grows up to 6+ ft. a year... filling out to create a solid green wall!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 35-45 ft in rows 50-75 ft alone
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Time to Plant: Any Time of Year
Botanical Name: Salix 'Willow Hybrid'
Does not ship to: AZ,
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
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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
Purchased
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.
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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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
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
Purchased
5 months 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
Purchased
1 year 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
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
Purchased
3 years ago
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
Purchased
2 years ago
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
Purchased
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
5 months 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.
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September 7, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
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
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
Purchased
3 years ago
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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3 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
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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4 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
Purchased
3 months 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
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
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
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
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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
2 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
Purchased
2 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
Purchased
1 year 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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1 year 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
Purchased
2 years 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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2 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
Purchased
2 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
Purchased
2 years 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
3 years ago
Great price! Great product! Love this hybrid!!!!
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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
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
Purchased
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
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
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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3 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 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
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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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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3 years ago
INCREDIBLE ! They have grow-in over 6' tall within 1st year and thick ! Highly recommend !
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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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3 years ago
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
Purchased
4 years ago
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
3 years ago
all the trees I ordered are still living and growing, thank
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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
Purchased
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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4 years ago
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
Our hybrid willows are over twenty feet tall in less than 2 years, great windbrea
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December 31, 2012
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4 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
Purchased
4 years ago
luv these trees... we have 26 growing to block out undesireables behind our house
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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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4 years ago
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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3 years ago
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
No problem with the trees: good quality.
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December 31, 2012
Question, more than comment.. Do these stay green all year long
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December 31, 2012
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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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I have a 6 ft area to block do I need one or two?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: 2 - ours has grown tall but not as wide and bushy as I thought it would. It does grow quickly.
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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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how log is the life of these trees?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: The lifespan of Willow Hybrids can be 70-100 years in the proper conditions.
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are they invasive?
Rebecca D on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: Willow Hybrids are not invasive.
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Do Willow Hybrid ever get bagworms or need spraying?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow hybrids are very disease and pest resistant, and should never need to be sprayed.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 18, 2014
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What is the life span of the austrees?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: They can live up to 70 years.
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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 live in western Nebraska close to wyo border. we have high winds all winter and very cold temps. my willows are doing fine. had to keep them tied down for two years but now they have big enough trunks that I don`t think ill need to next winter. im getting ready to order more this year and have two friends who also want to try them because they like mine so much..
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why does price change every time i open this site ?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: We frequently change our prices based off of our sales which change every few days.
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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: No, this is not an invasive plant, in my experience.
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Do the Hybrid Willows send up shoots that can be transplanted?
Elliott L on Nov 20, 2014
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Do the Willow Hybrid loose their leaves in the winter?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrids do lose their leaves, however, they form a thicket so you will still have privacy through the winter.
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how big roots get and how far should be planted from house?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: We suggest planting these 30ft from your house to avoid future problems.
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Is there maintenance required for this tree?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: These are extremely low maintenance. The only thing you may need to do is water these. If you go 3-4 weeks without rain in the summer you would want to water them about twice a week.
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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: If your Willow Hybrid leaves are yellow it could mean a few things. Most of the time it is that they are lacking water or they are being watered too much. Another factor could be that the soil is not getting the proper nutrients.
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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: It really depends on the region you are in. Most people prefer to plant in the fall, however, if you are in a colder region you can do early spring after your last frost.
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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: They will not completely block out the noise, but they are a good buffer. Two rows would certainly be more helpful.
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what maintenance is required?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: These are extremely low maintenance. The only thing you may need to do is water these. If you go 3-4 weeks without rain in the summer you would want to water them about twice a week.
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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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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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Do they shed their seeds like a cottonwood?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrids do not shed seeds.
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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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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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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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Poisonous for sheep?
Donna on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: Donna, I planted the willows in a yard in North Carolina. wish I could be helpful, but there are
no sheep here....................dogs, cats, doves...even plenty of wilre tail deer, but they aren't converging on the few willows that I have. They do take a couple of years to make much growth.
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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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Does this tree have invasive root system?
Mike S on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: Try to plant it away from septic and water lines of at least 100 feet.
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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.
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are these deer resistant?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrid isn't a Deer's first choice, but if a winter is harsh and food grows sparse the deer will eat it. Deer will eat anything no plant is 100% deer proof or resistant.
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How close to fencing can these be planted?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine 5' from the fence. If I have to trim it up from the back I will, but it's not that strong a plant that it would damage a 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.
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Will the Willow Hy-brid grow well in Vermont and if so can it still be planted this time of the year?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrid can grow in parts of Vermont. There are some parts that are just a little too cold for it.
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will it grow in partial shade?
bob l on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: Yes
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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: I would strongly advise not to plant the Willow Hybrid next to a pool.
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Is the Diehard Transplant pkg for only 1 plant? Two ounces.
Lois H on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: 1 oz. per gallon size container or 1 oz. per foot
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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: The Willow Hybrid botanical name is Salix.
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Can these be planted close to very tall white pines?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you should not have any issues with that.
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If I plant this tree do the roots come up in other places? Will roots try and come up through my patio or my neighbors patio?
Becky T on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: I would suggest planting 15ft away from a patio.
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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.
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I bought several hybrid willows three years ago. They are now between 9 and 12 feet high. They are leaning towards the sun. Will they straighten themselves out as they get older or do we need to stake them?
Dawn C on Sep 7, 2014
Best Answer: I staked mine - more for wind than sun.
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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.
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Is this Willow hybrid a single stem? Is it invasive? I don't want it growing under the neighbors fence.
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: It is a single stem and non invasive.
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is it 29.98 per willow hybrid?
Eralee F on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Prices vary depending on size and quantity, for example with our current 50% off sale the 3 to 4 ft size is $22.78, but you can by six of them for $21.64 each.
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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.
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what is the life span for the willow hybrid trees?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: Under the proper conditions Willow Hybrid Trees can live for about 70 years.
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the roots are go straight down or spread wide? plan to put close by driveway and is it safe for it?
hubert k on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: The roots on a Willow Hybrid do spread out. I would plant it no closer than 15ft from a driveway.
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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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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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do these trees survive in Idaho winters and are they deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrid grows very well in Idaho. While no tree is 100% deer proof because deer will eat any when food is sparse, the Willow Hybrid isn't there first choice. It's considered deer resistant.
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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 3 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: The Latin name for this is Salix 'Willow Hybrid'.
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Can I buy seeds for hybrid willows?
Vaughn F on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: We sell grafted trees and do not offer seeds.
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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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