Flame Willow Tree

As low as $99.39 was $139.99
Availability: In stock

Amazing Red Winter Stems Flame Willow Tree

  • Brilliant Orange-Red Young Stems in Winter
  • Fabulous Winter Interest
  • Extremely Fast Growing
  • Shrubby Screening Plant
  • Adaptable Plant Tolerates Poor and Wet Soil Types
  • Perfect Snow Fencing Plant
  • Great in Windbreaks
  • Cut Colorful Stems for Holiday Decorations

Need a sure cure for a boring, brown winter landscape in your yard? How about a huge burst of bright color to chase away the wintertime blues?

The orange-red new stems of Flame Willow (Salix x 'Flame') will light up your garden all winter. The color lasts from late fall until early spring.

This shrubby Willow acts a lot like a Red Twigged Dogwood to deliver fantastic winter interest, but it can be pruned all the way down to the ground each year in spring.

This is one tough plant! Grow in full sun to part shade with ample moisture and watch it take off.

Did we mention how fast it grows? Let's say you have a less-than-desirable view you want to screen. Use this as a wonderful multi-stemmed plant. It will really take off like a rocket if it gets planted in wet, well-drained soils.

Flame Willow is a shrubby Willow that gives you quick screening because of their fast growth. They grow many stems with fine-textured, green foliage that is lighter colored on the undersides. In the fall, the leaves turn yellow, but the real show is the orange-red color on the younger stems.

They are actually shockingly colorful in fall and winter. The stem color intensifies as the plants wake up in spring. Once the new leaves emerge, the stem color subsides to grassy green again.

You don't have to stand for a brown landscape in the winter anymore! Plant amazing Flame Willows in your yard this year and enjoy the view all winter. Order today!

How to Use Flame Willow Tree in the Landscape

Flame Willow is a fantastic screening plant for those of you who are impatient. The fast growth rate is almost beyond belief once it gets established. Block out that garage or that neighbor that has lots of stuff in their yard. Flame Willow is the fastest way to screen out the neighbor's house.

Flame Willow is perfect for snow fencing along a long driveway. You'll boost your home's curb appeal and keep drifting snow from accumulating on the drive. Plant them 3 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Do the same to create a quick privacy screen. Plant it where you can see it, because the fall color will wow you throughout the winter months. It makes a wonderful living fence or border. You can use this fast growing Willow as a backdrop to your mixed shrub border. Include some in your windbreak and shelterbelts for a bright pop of color.

It could be your fastest way to a Garden Room. Imagine a modern outdoor dining room with living walls of beautiful Flame Willow! All this in the space of a season. Incredible!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant these adaptable plants in full sun or partial shade. Flame Willow will perform even in poor soils. Ensure that your plant receives a moderate amount of regular water. Flame Willow are great bordering a lawn with automatic sprinklers, or in a low spot in the yard that periodically floods, then stays a bit moist after a rain.

Many like to use this plant as a cut back shrub. Simply cut all of the stems down to the ground each year in early spring. Then, stand back and watch established plants put on six feet of growth or more in a single season!

As the stems age, they offer less color, so keep your plants bright and colorful with a regular schedule of rejuvenation pruning. You can either cut the entire plant down to the ground, or selectively remove the oldest stems down to the ground in early spring. Don't worry, you'll be impressed how fast new shoots pop right back up out of the crown.

These new shoots display the brightest color, so give your Flame Willow a regular haircut. Use the older branches around the yard as fun, low woven border fencing.

Pound thick wooden stakes in the ground at the edge of the bed, and weave thick handfuls of the long branches first to the front and then behind each stake. Really, nothing could be easier. It's a special way to edge your perennial garden beds. You'll love the homemade charm!

Enjoy the magnificent color and easy care of Flame Willow tree from Nature Hills. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Flame Willow Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salix 'Flame'
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adapable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes