Get the lush, dense and graceful growth of your own Willow Trees.
Need to block a large area in a hurry? Willow Trees fit the bill. Elegant and fast-growing, willow trees can provide shade, accent ponds and water features, and even create dense hedges. Plus, these popular trees can add to the value of your housing development or home.
What to Know About Willow Trees
Willow trees are some of the fastest-growing shade trees you'll find, growing up to 6-8 feet in a single year. That makes them perfect for quick landscape impact - and even privacy hedges, in the case of the Willow Hybrid Tree.
From the genus Salix, willow trees are low-maintenance and adaptable, growing nearly anywhere. Although they prefer the moist soil that surrounds rivers, lakes and wetlands, they can even tolerate some drought. They can be planted anywhere from full sun to partial shade. And they're adaptable to any type of soil, helping to prevent erosion.
Aside from occasional watering during dry periods, annual fertilizing and pruning to shape or thin as needed, willow trees require little care.
Types of Willow Trees
There are more than 400 species of willow in the Salix family, from the classic Weeping Willow to dwarf willow trees perfect for compact spaces and more. Below are a few of our favorite willow varieties:
The classic image you think of when you hear "willow," this tree features tall, sprawling growth and a graceful, weeping canopy.
Willow Hybrid Tree
The Willow Hybrid grows fast and tall, with foliage that creates a dense wall of greenery. It's a popular choice for natural privacy screens.
This unique willow tree features twisting, forked branches, for a whimsical and natural look. Plus, it has a more dwarf habit, growing 20-30 feet compared to the Weeping Willow's 30-50 feet tall.
If you need a truly dwarf willow tree, consider this petite, colorful willow. With variegated foliage and light-pink new growth, the Tri-Color Willow makes a statement at just 8-10 feet tall.
Selecting Willow Trees for Your Landscape
The willow tree's low maintenance, graceful growth make it a great choice for those looking for a quick way to add character and value to their property.
The willow is one of the fastest-growing shade trees, growing up to 6 to 8 feet a year. And when you order from us, you’ll receive trees with advanced root systems, making them strong and easy to grow.
When selecting willow trees for your landscape, consider the following:
Do you need a large tree to provide shade?
Are you looking for a tree to make up a hedge or privacy screen?
Do you need a dwarf willow tree for a more compact space?
Do you want a soft, weeping look or a taller, more uniform look?
Whatever willow tree you choose, it will look great and grow fast in your landscape, for years of enjoyment.