Black Willow (1+1)
Availability is based on anticipated survival and growth, actual availability may change due to variations in stock development during the growing season.
Please check back regularly for product additions.
We warranty our seedlings, trees and shrubs to be true to name and to be healthy at the time of pickup or shipping. Concerns must be expressed at the time of receipt. Our total liability is limited to the purchase price of the seedlings only.
12 metres (40 feet)
Size: 25 cm
Appearance: Leaves are alternate and long, narrow and pointed. Bark is deeply furrowed on older trees. Young bark is relatively smooth and slightly yellow in colour. Trunks can be single or multi-trunked; crown broad, branches spreading. Largest native willow in North America.
Site and soils: Common on moist sites. Prefers moist sites, tolerates seasonal flooding. Prefers full sun. Adaptable. Fibrous root system – should be planted far from septic beds and sewer lines. Shade intolerant.
Rural plantings: Fast growing and quick-spreading root system. Good along waterway sand erosion control.
Urban settings: Uncommon
Native to: Ontario and North America
All our plants are grown from local seed sources on our nursery in Kemptville.
Bareroot seedling stock ranges in size from 15cm to 1m in height, stock may be sorted and sold by size depending on species and stock development. The minimum grading size is identified in the description.
We do on occasion purchase seed from other areas for purpose grown trees such as Balsam and Fraser Fir for Christmas trees where no local seed sources are available.
Our plants are suitable and hardy for planting in areas throughout Eastern and Central Ontario from Toronto or North Bay eastward as well as southwestern Quebec. Our plants are hardy for other locations but optimal growth may not be met, for advice on moving stock to other locations please contact the nursery office.