YOU WILL RECEIVE 20 AUSTREE HYBRID WILLOW TREE CUTTING PER ORDER
I CAN DO A SPECIAL ORDER OF EXACT AMOUNT OF TREES WANTED. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT ME FOR A SPECIAL ORDER.
- YOU WILL RECEIVE 20 AUSTREE HYBRID WILLOW TREES PER ORDER. ORDER TWO AND YOU GET 40 TREES. Salix Matsudana x alba HYBRID WILLOWS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING TREE IN THE WORLD, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. IN MARYLAND, 1 FOOT CUTTINGS WERE PLANTED IN THE SPRING, AND BY FALL THEY WERE A MINIMUM OF 14 FEET AND A MAXIMUM OF 20 FEET. IN CENTRAL CANADA THE RESULTS WERE 7 FEET TO 12 FEET. I JUST PLANT THE CUTTINGS USING BLACK PLASTIC TO HELP HEAT THE GROUND, TRAP MOISTURE , AND KEEP THE WEEDS OUT. OR JUST USE MULCH OR WOOD CHIPS. IF I USE A DRIP LINE WATER SYSTEM I GET 12 FEET GROWTH THE FIRST YEAR AND 24 FEET BY THE SECOND YEAR. ANOTHER COMMON NAME FOR THEM IS THE AUSTREE THE SUPER TREE FROM DOWN UNDER, AS IT WAS A GOVERNMENT STUDY RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA, AND THEN IN AMERICA AND CANADA. CAUSED QUITE A STIR AMONG RURAL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN WINDBREAK, FODDER AND EROSION CONTROL. Grows extremely fast! Are very hardy and disease resistance. Will grow in every state in the U.S. Common zones 3-8. Found growing from Florida to Canada. Once established, they grow fine through a drought year. Water them all you like. You will not kill them. Average life span is about 70 years. Under normal conditions a grower can expect 8 feet to 15 feet in one year. Trees develop extensive root system and can damage block foundations, sidewalks, underground pipes, drain tiles, etc so be careful where they are planted. Keep them away from a septic system. Roots of the tree generally are 1/3 the height of the tree in diameter and depth. If planting for a shelter belt for a windbreak or privacy fence, plant 3 feet apart in a single row and a grower will have an effective shelter within the first year. I will guarantee the trees for the first three months!
- I am listing this odd listing with my hosta plants because hosta plants need at least some shade. I cannot think of a better tree to produce almost instant shade! Note the photo of 7 year old trees that were never trimmed for a hedge. A good shade tree if you do not want a hedge. And ONLY this listing can ship immediately. Please keep in mind if you root them out (see planting instructions) in your warm house and plant these tender new trees early in the cold spring; the first month or two are most critical to have them get off to a good start. They can get hit with a freeze and once they freeze, they don’t start to grow again. This is only true for the first season. Mother nature decides when they should grow in future years. Another method I don’t advise, is to plant them immediately in cold ground without roots, and mother nature decides when they should grow. I did an experiment one year and planted a freshly cut cutting in November in Minnesota just before the ground froze and they did start to grow in May, typical time for trees to grow in Minnesota. Those of you who cannot wait to plant, you still get the guarantee because I believe it will work as long as you do not root them out first.
- Locations like zone 9 can start these trees in January, and zone 8 in February, and so on. That is why I say I can ship these now! Or for the people who actually want to pot them indoors. Just be careful ordering early as these trees grow rapid! Same with the roots! Outgrowing a small pot in no time. I do not have a drop down menu for shipping for January through early April for a ship date. Feel free to contact me or I will contact you, for the ship date.