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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Silky Willow Live Stakes Produces a Significant Bloom of Fruit and Seed
Silky Willow Live Stakes is also known as Salix Sericea. Hardy in planting zones 4-8. The growth rate at maturity can reach 6-15 feet tall and 4-12 feet wide. Silky Willow will have yellow and green stamens/styles from March to April. It has winter interest also and can be a small tree or large shrub.
Plant in soils that will thrive in the more moist soil. It will be tolerated on more dry soil than other willows will. Prune in early spring or late in winter. If a smaller shrub is desired, cut back to the ground about every 3-5 years. It also tolerates deer, erosion, wet soil, and even black walnut. The male plants will have the ornamental pearl gray catkins on a stem without leaves with a skin that feels like a cat's paw, which is where it gets its name from. The Silky Willow (Salix Sericea) is a multi-stemmed and fast-growing shrub, or perennial tree that is moisture-loving, commonly found along rivers, brooks, streams, swamps, and near any running fresh water, mainly in the eastern United States and in Canada. At its maturity, it will often reach a maximum height of 12 feet at 20 years old but usually is 6.6 to 13.1 feet in height. Its name "silky willow" refers both to the silk flowers and to the "silky" white hairs on the undersides of its leaves. The leaves are lance-like blades, are dark green on the top, light green underneath, and turn to yellow in the fall.
Silky Willow Live Stake's Flowers (catkins) are also Silky are Very Attractive to Bees.
The plant's active growth period is in the spring and summer, with the most significant bloom of fruit and seed in the mid-spring. Usually, during May, it will have yellow-green blossoms and then fruits in June. It is propagated by seed, bare-root, cuttings, and container. It slowly forms colonies when propagated from seed. The plants often form clones by stem fragmentation. The stems have branches that are highly brittle at the base and are violet or gray-brown. The branchlets are violet, red-brown, or yellow-brown and are sparse to densely velvety. The plant is low maintenance but does demand a lot of watering. It does best in slightly acidic and well-drained soils, and the ground needed is clay, acid, loan, or sand that continues to be moist. The plant is adaptable to light conditions from growing in the open shade or having lots of sun, and it can survive any weather.
Silky Willow Live Stakes add a lovely shade of purple to any flower garden
The Silky Willow Live Stakes can brighten up the garden by bringing variety and a shade of purple when the sunlight hits its purplish twigs. It is easy to find the Silky Willow Live Stakes in garden stores, nurseries, and other plant distributors.