Navajo Globe Willow
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Pristine Circular Canopied Navajo Globe Willow

  • Intriguing Upward Branching Tree
  • Light Green Textured Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant and Cold Hardy
  • Wonderful Shade Tree

Willow trees are often sought after for gardens and landscapes but just as often unable to adapt to climates outside of wetland and riverside. However, with the Navajo Globe Willow (Salix matsudana 'Navajo') those who live in warmer drier climates can have their cake and eat it too! Adding a Navajo Globe Willow brings character and texture to gardens of many climates.

The rich history of the Navajo Globe Willow dates back all the way to a Jesuit priest who brought cuttings with him from China when he was stationed in New Mexico. The tree survived 100 years without help and is now a staple in the region.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Navajo Globe Willow tree is that its branches do not trail downward like other willows but rather up into the sky. The crown is always a neat and pristine round shape that resembles a dome without any canopy pruning at all.

Each spring, this deciduous tree comes alive as true green leaves with light silver-green undersides blanket the branches. With or without leaves though, this tree is fascinating as the light green bark of the branches and trunk are furrowed and become more fissured with age.

Speaking of age, the Navajo Globe Willow is an incredibly long living tree. Planting one ensures shade and beauty for decades to come!

As the seasons turn from summer to fall, the Navajo changes with it. The leaves will go from green to light yellow for a splash of seasonal interest. With its up and outward growing branches, this specimen makes for a fantastic shade tree in gardens and larger landscapes. It is also incredible as mass plantings next to a driveway for a tree line.

Navajo Globe Willows are known for needing less moisture in their soil and also being cold tolerant. This makes them the perfect willow tree for desert areas located in higher altitudes such as Arizona and southern Colorado! As long as they are planted in full sun and have some moisture, they will thrive!

Beauty, character, history, why pick just one when you could have all that and more with the Navajo Globe Willow. Its up and outward growing branches, along with its circular crown, are nearly one of a kind and its low maintenance is hard to beat. Order one today!

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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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Navajo Globe Willow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salix matsudana 'Navajo'
Mature Height 30 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium/Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes