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Fast Growing Privacy - Grows an Amazing 6-10 Feet a Year!

Sometimes you hear something that seems too good to be true. “You may have just won a million dollars!” “Drive a new car off of the lot for $0 down and $12 a month!” “The Willow Hybrid grows an amazing 6-10 feet a year!”

Now you have heard something that is too good AND too true. The Willow Hybrid (Salix Willow Hybrid) really DOES grow 6-10 feet a year. The Willow Hybrid is actually a cross between Salix alba and Salix matsudana (white willow and corkscrew willow).

ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING TREES FOR SALE
Planted in full sun or part shade and given plenty of water, this willow will block any undesirable view you have in as little as a year! It can reach its full mature height of 60 – 70 feet in just 4-5 years. If that’s more height than you need, the Willow Hybrid is easily pruned to stay within bounds.

UNBEATABLE AS A HEDGE
Plant them 3 feet apart in single rows for dense cover in a year; plant 5 feet apart in double staggered rows for a snow-stopping windbreak. Even though the willow drops its leaves in the winter, if planted densely enough the branches still provide an effective privacy hedge and wind break all season long. Willow Hybrid is easily sheared to whatever height you like. Use it as a foundation hedge as easily as a fencebreak.

WINTER HARDY AND VERY HEALTHY
Extremely disease and pest resistant, the Willow Hybrid is hardy from Canada to Florida and can thrive in most any soil.

Our tree heights don’t include roots, we don’t offer “free pruning”. While this may sound a bit sneaky, the sad truth is some nurseries try to make their trees seem a lot taller by including the roots in the height.  Even worse, others will charge you for a large tree but then hack them down to save money on shipping.

We sell our trees with the height measured from the base up.  When you buy a tree from Nature Hills Nursery, it will be the height you paid for after you plant it. 

Add value to your home by shielding that unsightly wall or that neighbor’s unpainted shed with a thick green living wall. Purchase a row’s worth of Hybrid Willows from Nature Hills Nursery today! Order now to avoid disappointment! They tend to sell quickly.

* Shockingly fast growing
* Disease and pest resistant
* Non-invasive
* Also known as Austree 

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Willow Hybrid Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Salix matsudana x alba
Foliage Green
Mature Height 60 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 50 - 60 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow