Hours: 9am-6pm EST

888-504-2001

You are in Growing Zone:

6

Clear
Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
6-7 ft. trees
Free Shipping on orders $125+ (Ends in )
  • W
  • Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale

    Willow Hybrid for Sale

W  
*images shown are of mature plants

Willow Hybrid

Salix x matsudana x alba

$49.95

1. Height

Height
  • Ships Tomorrow
  • 2yr. Tree, Great for Large Plantings

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Willow Hybrid Planting Mix

Helps your Willow Hybrid get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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

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

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

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

35-45 ft in rows 50-75 ft alone

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

5 ft

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Fair

Botanical Name:

Salix x matsudana x alba

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Learn why we stopped selling bare-root
 

Very Fast Privacy Screen

Need to block a large area in a hurry? The Willow Hybrid (also referred to as the Austree) grows up to 6+ ft. a year... filling out to create a solid green wall!

This deciduous 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.





Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
167 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
112
35
17
3
0
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
This tree is great for privacy. They grow so fast. My trees grew over 18 feet tall in less than 2 years. I had to cut the tops off so they would stop growing up. They grow like crazy. Several branches sprout from the main trunk that just keep growing and growing and growing. This is the quickest remedy if you need privacy and your zoning laws do not allow you to build a fence over 6 feet tall. I just ordered 2 more.
January 1, 2013
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!!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 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.
August 3, 2014
Roanoke, VA
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
I purchased ten hybrid willows in May, and through no fault of Fast-Growing-Trees, 9 didn't survive the cross-country trip. I notified them in July, and they immediately replaced all 10 with potted trees of which the majority are coming along well. The company was courteous, responsive, professional and very accommodating. I highly recommend them!wel
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 7 years ago
Almost as good as advertised!
I purchased 5 Willow Hybrids to help give me some privacy in my back yard. One of the trees died right away but three of the other 4 are doing very well. The 4th one had had a set back but is coming back and should be okay. Although they say you can plant these trees almost anyplace and they will do well. I recommend planting them in rich soil that gets around 5 hours of direct sunlight. I planted one of mine in a spot that gets about 5 hours of direct sun light and in an area that was once a tomato garden and it has out grown the others by 6 feet. The other trees are in an area that gets around 7 hours of direct sun light.
September 8, 2014
Purchased
over 3 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.
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Willow Hybrid


Willow Hybrid Planting Diretions Plant your Willow Hybrid Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Willow Hybrid Tees should be placed five feet apart for privacy screens and twenty to thirty feet away from structures.

Willow Hybrid Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if your soil is sandy or heavy in clay. Willow hybrid Trees don't require any fertilizer. Your Willow Hybrid will grow fine on its own.

Water your Willow Hybrid Trees twice a week, while watering your trees count to 20. Willow Hybrid Trees won't need any extra water unless it doesn't rain for three to four weeks during the summer. Your Willow Hybrid Tree will be able to handle wet conditions because Willow Hybrid Trees love swampy environments. Three times a year spread a three inch layer of mulch around the base of your tree and an inch away from the trunk in order to hold moisture in.


Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 193 questions Browse 193 questions and 358 answers
Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Use as weaving and hardiness to area. Very pretty color
linda h on Jul 9, 2017
Quick, economical privacy option
John M on Jul 7, 2017
Use as weaving and hardiness to area. Very pretty color
linda h on Jul 9, 2017
My mom is looking to make a privacy wall and I am surprising her with these fast growing shrubs.
Sara M on Jul 7, 2017
Quick, economical privacy option
John M on Jul 7, 2017
Easy to plant. Fast growing.
Dorsey F on Jul 3, 2017
Great price and qualities!
Victor L on Jul 3, 2017
already 10' tall and growing!
Reneth O on Jul 1, 2017
they grow fast
michelle f on Jun 29, 2017
Privacy fence
Suja J on Jun 22, 2017
fast growing; needed for privacy
pam r on Jun 21, 2017
wanted some privacy for my garden
Guy on Jun 21, 2017
fast growing
Ann T on Jun 17, 2017
Privacy
Esther H on Jun 13, 2017
I want fast growing, full trees for privacy
JAN B on Jun 12, 2017
Fast growing privacy along backyard fence.
Brian L on Jun 5, 2017
Needed fast growing and something that can handle wet feet occasionally
Craig H on Jun 2, 2017
privacy
Lesa J on May 29, 2017
Neighbor gave a family member some land and they built close to us. They did put up a privacy fence but since our property is higher they can still see into part of our backyard where the pool is. I am missing my privacy so hopefully these will screen/block their view.
Kimberly B on May 26, 2017
For quick growing
Janice M on May 25, 2017
Fast growing privacy
Vanessa L on May 25, 2017
fast growing, great reviews
diane k on May 23, 2017
Works great screening out undesirable views and ensuring privacy.
J Christopher H on May 22, 2017
Because they will grow quick for privacy!
Robert S on May 21, 2017
privacy
SONDRA D on May 20, 2017
Because the fast growing tree And weather hardy
Peter P on May 20, 2017
Giving it a try for a future privacy screen
Justin M M on May 18, 2017
PRIVACY AND FAST GROWING
Julius S on May 18, 2017
Supposed to be fast growing and hearty...we'll see!
Karen C on May 17, 2017
Quick, natural screen between house and road
Jack M on May 15, 2017
Privacy , fast growing, good reviews
Melissa b on May 14, 2017
My brother told me about it
Lyn W on May 14, 2017
Privacy and fast growth
Tom L on May 14, 2017
Privacy, quick growth.
Katie F on May 14, 2017
Fast Growing
Adam B on May 13, 2017
grows crazy fast!! my first order of these willow hybrids are 4 years old and have past the 35ft mark.
Brad F on May 13, 2017
For privacy
Nicholas C on May 13, 2017
As a quick hedge so I can block the highway from my view. If this plant grows like it says they do I'll be getting more.
Joy K on May 12, 2017
We were looking for a tall, full, fast growing tree in our back yard to create privacy.
Molly B on May 10, 2017
Because I want a fast growing fence
Eric N on May 9, 2017
I was looking for screening that grows well in an area that can get standing water. After doing some research Willows are ideal.
Janette G on May 9, 2017
I chose this to block nosey neighbors who were looking over our fence.
Brandon M on May 8, 2017
Needed a quick screen from neighbors kids climbing the fence to peak in our backyard. Grew fast in one year and was the height I needed. Only drawback- no leaves in the winter months. But a great screen for spring, summer and fall.
christy m on May 6, 2017
screening
jay G on May 3, 2017
Fast growing and apparently a sturdy tree.
Brian S on May 1, 2017
As a privacy screen from the apartments next door.
Lorie B on May 1, 2017
Our neighbors sold their house to a landlord and who knows what kind of neighbors we will be getting. We need separation fast!
Craig M on Apr 30, 2017
I chose this willow hybrid because I need privacy fast and can't afford fence.
John M on Apr 30, 2017
Size shape growth rate
Michael D on Apr 30, 2017
Looking for fast coverage in a corner of my property. These made me very hopefull.
Terry J on Apr 27, 2017
Fast growing
Jenny E on Apr 26, 2017
looking for a fast growing privacy hedge
Elizabeth A on Apr 24, 2017
My mom is looking to make a privacy wall and I am surprising her with these fast growing shrubs.
Sara M on Jul 7, 2017
Easy to plant. Fast growing.
Dorsey F on Jul 3, 2017
I need to fill in 70 feet. How many is needed?
Tragg on Dec 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This willow grows extremely rapidly, and will reach 20 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide feet wide in just 2-3 years, and grows taller and thicker as it matures. For 70 feet, you can plant on 5 foot centers, which would require 14 trees for 70 feet.
Does this tree stay green all year long?
Lily8 on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No sorry they don't stay green all year. Thick rusty brown to lite brown stems. Still very nice to look at during the cold winter months. Start to bloom early. Very hardy tree.
if i clip this bush/ tree to keep it only 10 foot tall how wide will it get? Willow hybrid
Chadnoteable on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows to 35-45 feet tall when mature and 20-30 feet wide. To keep it pruned to 10 feet will take regular pruning, and the trees will still get 20 feet wide unless you prune the sides, too. If you want something that grows only 10 feet tall, you can consider the Emerald Green Thuja (8-10 feet tall and only 3-4 feet wide) or Sky Pencil Holly (8-10 feet tall and 2 feet wide).
How many willow trees to cover a 30 meter stretch?
delcathey on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We suggest that you plant these 5-6ft apart, so with that being said you would need 20.
Are they safe to plant near septic?
Amanda O on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: we have septic tank and 2 cess pools ,at breezy point n.y.. all my plans, including the willow hybrid are growing healthy almost 6 ft since I planted..
will it grow in partial shade?
bob l on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This fast growing Willow Hybrid loves the sun, but will grow well in part sun, also.
can I train this tree to only grow tall and not much wide? a mature width of 40 ft will be too much for my yard
A shopper on Aug 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They don't grow as wide if planted in rows, but if planted alone you'll need to trim your Hybrid back with pruning shears to keep it at your desired width. This would require regular pruning. You might consider choosing a smaller, more narrow tree, such as Thuja Green Giant, for your yard.
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.
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.
Is the Willow Hybrid the same as the Austree ?
Eric J on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Willow Hybrid and Austree are the same thing.
will 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.
Is this evergreen?
Nicole H on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the Willow Hybrid is not an Evergreen Tree. The leaves and blooms turn dark brown, but come back thicker and fuller each year from early Spring to Late Fall. Grows like a weed and offers great privacy during the summer months for all your relaxing and cookouts.
Can you plant these in full shade?
j i on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a total of five Willow Hybrids. Love them. 3 get full sun and the other 2 have mostly shade, very very little sun. They are growing at the same rapid rate as the others. I live in Zone 5. Hope this helps.
GA
Are these trees deer resistant?
Amanda on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
What is the average size "diameter" of the trunks of these trees when they are mature and will the wind break them easily?
Thomas A on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The trunks of a mature trees can be 3-5 feet across, and are not prone to break in the wind. However, there can be some breakage of limbs on up the tree, even though the branches are a bit more limber than those of many Willows. Young trees do not have this problem, which doesn't really show up until the trees are quite large. This tree makes a great fast-growing screen or windbreak for a large, open area, but will need some grooming if you keep an immaculate yard.
will this tree grow in south florida?
elizabeth N on Jan 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree needs more cold weather than it would get in south Florida' I would look for another tree to plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
if I planned this in a row to block my road, will this plant spread and take over my yard?
wendy a on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This plant is not invasive and will not send up sprouts or spread seedlings about. However, it will grow quite tall quite fast, reaching 35-45 feet tall. If you have a very large space, this size will be fine; if you have a small city lot, this tree is probably too big for you to use as a screen.
Can these trees be planted near an acre pond without invading? They would be planted about 4-5 feet away from water's edge. If not, what trees can I plant for privacy near our pond. Also, since we are using for privacy, do they lose leaves in the winter?
Debbie R on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees love water and they have a big root system that seeks out water sources, so the roots would be growing into the pond in short order, unless you plant the 25-30 feet away. They are also deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter. I do not know your growing zone or location (humid east coast vs. dry west coast), but a ocuple of good, fast-growing evergreen trees to consider for screening would be Green Giant Thuja (zones 5-9), Nelllie Stevens Holly (zones 6-9) or spartan Juniper (zones 5-9).
are these bushes safe for dogs?
cyndi A on May 22, 2017
Do they loose foliage in winter?
Okie Gardener on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're not evergreens, they're deciduous so yes they would lose their leaves. The first year they don't do much, we're seeing more growth and branches already this spring.
Does this tree grow in cold climate?
Brad M on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Are these evergreen trees?
Michael C on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, mine looses its leaves every winter and so far it is not as thick as the picture shows. For shade or privacy, it is not working.
how many willow hybrids do I need for a 50 ft. row?
paul r on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would use 10.
How well do they handle high winds sometimes up 40 mph?
gsliny64 on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No problem Its planted at the Jersey shore- handles all the winds!
does the Willow Hybrid lose its leaves?
Carlos T on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It stays full all year, however, it is like a dog, it sheds leaves all year long. Grows very fast, I planted my 9 trees May 2014 and they were 4 ft and as of Sept 2015, they are approx 20 ft.
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.

Shipping Details



Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.


Shipping Cost


Amount of Order

Standard

Less than $15

$11.95

$15.00-$23.99

$13.95

$24.00-$39.99

$16.95

$40.00-$79.99

$19.95

$80.00-$98.99

$24.95

$99.00-$124.99

32% of order

$125+

FREE