Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 35-45 ft. in Rows; 50-75 ft. Alone
- Mature Width:
- 5-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Salix x matsudana x alba
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Fast-Growing and Dense Privacy Screen
Why Willow Hybrids?
A living and lush privacy fence of your very own is just a click away. The Willow Hybrid grows up to 6 feet each year, filling out to create a solid green wall. And it's an excellent, trouble-free green screen because it thrives across the country, no matter the climate or conditions.
Even better? It's disease resistant and tolerates both hot and cold temperature extremes. From Florida to Canada, Willow Hybrids thrive in almost any soil and any weather. Because of that versatile and highly adaptable nature, our special breed of Willow Hybrid is popular with landscape developers across the country.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
In little time, you'll get a well-formed, lush green hedge. And since our Willow Hybrid is super low-maintenance, you can simply plant it and forget it! And you get this dense, full privacy for a fraction of the cost of traditional fencing because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your tree with care, root system and health intact. Though it may look small when it arrives to your door, the Willow Hybrid transforms quickly.
In fact, Willow Hybrids typically form a thick green wall by the end of the first full growing season. Order a few of your own Willow Hybrids today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
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They are great fast growing privacy trees.
Received in great shape. Planted within days. After 2 weeks, they have already grown many new branches and are getting bigger. We are as a wind block for a permaculture area. I am very pleased with this plant
We had a 50 ft wide Norway Spruce blow down in our backyard in 2012 and reveal a ham radio tower in our neighbor's yard we previously did not know was there. We planted these in the spring of 2013. They are about 20 feet high in 2020. We had three pretty bad fall droughts where they dropped their leaves early. All but one came back. They probably would be at least 5 feet taller if I had my irrigation system from day one. They definitely look a lot healthier getting regular water. The tree that died was about three years old. I cut it to the ground and a new tree started growing. I put in a shed this spring and the roots were well past 25 feet out from the trees and a good two inches thick 25 feet away. Overall I am happy. My parents lost trees in the same storm in 2012 and they planted Green Giant arborvitaes which are about 15 ft tall now. If I had gone with the Green Giants that Tower would still be visible when we go to sell our house next year. If this was my forever house I probably would not recommend these unless I needed something for a wet area. If you need to hide something tall in a hurry these are the way to go.
We love these trees. We ordered four that were about 3-4 feet tall two years ago and they're about 15 feet tall now! We got two more to fill in the gaps this year and so far they're doing great. One of them looked pretty sickly when we unpacked them, but we got it in the ground about a week ago and it's covered in new growth already. These are great trees and they look beautiful. Very happy with the purchase!
Ordering was easy. Trees arrived in boxes and obviously had a rough shipping experience as the root balls were mostly spilled into the plastic wrapping and sever small limbs were damaged. I plated the day after and all but one seemed to take. One immediately discolored and the leaves dried and fell. I called customer service and the lady was extremely nice and a replacement tree is on the way. Time will tell.
Planting & Care
Unlike the Weeping Willow, the Willow Hybrid grows straight up, making it a perfect tree when you need privacy—fast. Follow these tips to keep your trees happy and healthy.
1. Planting: For an instant privacy screen, plant these trees 5 feet apart. To give the trees a bit more room (which requires less work in terms of pruning), plant them 20 to 30 feet apart. You can plant them in a straight line, or in two staggered rows. Either way, they’ll grow best in full sun to partial shade (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). You can plant Willow Hybrids at any time of the year when the ground isn’t frozen - they establish quickly.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole as deep as the root ball but twice as wide. Then, place the tree in the hole to check the depth - if the level of the soil surrounding the hole is higher than the root ball, pick the tree up, put some more soil in the hole, and replace the tree. Then, back fill the soil and water to settle.
Tip: To help the trees establish, consider using a Tree Gator or water reservoir to give them a steady drip of water.
2. Watering: Water Willow Hybrids daily after you first plant them. After two weeks, you can water every other day. After one month, you can water twice a week. After three months, water the Willow Hybrids once a week. They won’t need extra water after they’ve been in the ground for six months unless it is very hot and dry (temperatures above 80 degrees with no measurable precipitation for three weeks or more).
Willows do grow well in damp conditions. They do not usually need extra water unless your area has not had rain for three to four weeks during the summer. If that is the case, water the trees twice a week. Count to 20 on each tree, or provide five large watering cans full of water for each tree.
3. Pruning: Willow Hybrids require pruning primarily to control their size and shape and to remove dead branches. Cut dead branches all the way back to the trunk, stopping at least ½ inch before the trunk. The pruning cut will heal itself.
If you’re growing the Willow Hybrid as a hedge, trim once a year in the winter, which will encourage the tree to branch out and become denser throughout the summer.
4. Mulching: Hybrid Willows grow best in slightly moist conditions, so mulch around these trees once a year with shredded hardwood bark mulch. Do not mound the mulch around the trunk of the tree, however. Spread a layer of mulch that is three inches deep extending three feet from the tree trunk for best results.
5. Fertilizing: You don’t need to fertilize Willow Hybrids. They grow just fine on their own!
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days 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 with a tracking number.
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